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Victor Assis Brasil | Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim

Victor Assis Brasil | Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim

Following the recent reissue of Jose Mauro's Obnoxius, the second release in the treasure trove of the Quartin catalogue, Victor Assis Brasil Plays Jobim, is set for a limited vinyl only release on 24th February 2017.  Unlike Jose Mauro, whose biography is almost completely shrouded in mystery, Victor Assis Brasil’s tragically short life is a better known story. He passed away aged just thirty-five, but by this point his status was already cemented as one of Brazil’s top players. Gifted his first saxophone by his aunt at the age of fourteen, his debut LP was recorded just four years later, alongside some mercurial...

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Out Now | Far Out Best Of 2016

Out Now | Far Out Best Of 2016

In a year in which politics as we knew it disintegrated and way too many legendary musicians died, thankfully there was still lot of incredible music to come out. Nomade Orquestra spread their musical message to the rest of the world, Azymuth rose from the ashes to record their first album in five years, Joyce Moreno tore up the real book with Cool, and Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra continued to be remixed to perfection. Here’s a selection of some, but by no means all of the very best tunes to have come out on Far Out in 2016. Stream below...

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Ivan 'Mamao' Conti | Tenderlonious, IG Culture, Reginald Omas Mamode IV & Jeen Bassa remixes

Ivan 'Mamao' Conti | Tenderlonious, IG Culture, Reginald Omas Mamode IV & Jeen Bassa remixes

Ivan ‘Mamao’ Conti is one of the greatest drummers on earth. A true rhythmic innovator, he is Brazil’s answer to Tony Allen, Steve Gadd, and Bernard Purdie (no small claim considering the country’s famed samba connection). Known by most as one third of Azymuth, his career spans far beyond with over half a century’s worth for recordings with the likes of Milton Nascimento, Eumir Deodato, Marcos Valle, Hyldon, Gal Costa and Jorge Ben. More recently Mamao recorded an album with hip-hop royalty Madlib under the shared moniker ‘Jackson Conti’. Now aged seventy, Mamao’s work ethic is as strong as ever....

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Out Now | Azymuth - Fênix

Out Now | Azymuth - Fênix

For almost five decades Azymuth have been joining the dots between jazz-funk, samba, psychedelic electronics and cosmic dance music. Pioneering ambassadors for the music and culture of their nation, they are one of Brazil's most successful exports and with two founding members now in their seventies, they show absolutely no sign of slowing up.  Starting out in small bars in 1960s Rio as session musicians, the three founding members lived on the same bohemian block in Copacabana. After been blown away by their playing, keyboard player and pianist Jose Roberto Bertrami invited Ivan Conti and Alex Malheiros to record with him under the name...

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Azymuth | Outubro LPs back in stock

Azymuth | Outubro LPs back in stock

Azymuth's 1980 masterpiece Outubro is back in stock! Originally released in 1980, the album represents one of the best productions during the Milestone Records period. Typifying the consummate craftsmanship of the three members’ performances - each with such distinct personality and together so perfectly balanced - their perfectionist attitude to sound is maintained across the production on the album, beautifully colouring the expressionist fusion of samba rhythm, jazz progression, funk attitude and psychedelic electronics. The album hosts a wonderful mix of tempos and styles, from Alex Malheiros’ earth-shaking slap-bass on ‘Dear Limmertz’, which was to become a hit on London’s underground...

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