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Marcos Valle readies new album Sempre and European Tour 2019

Marcos Valle readies new album Sempre and European Tour 2019

In anticipation of Sempre, Marcos Valle's first solo album in almost a decade, the renaissance man of Brazilian pop announces an eight-date European Tour for May/June 2019. Alongside music from the new record, which draws upon Marcos Valle’s seminal boogie-era sound, the original Rio beach boy will bring the wide-ranging sound he has developed over an astounding six-decade career, to stages across the continent. Covering disco, boogie, bossa, samba, psychedelia, jazz and funk, Valle is one the greatest and most important composers, arrangers, writers and performers in Brazil’s history and has collaborated with Leon Ware, Sarah Vaughan, & Chicago; seen his music sampled by Jay Z and his...

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Azymuth announce two volumes of previously unheard tracks recorded 1973-75

Azymuth announce two volumes of previously unheard tracks recorded 1973-75

Release date: 31st May 2019 | Formats: 2 x Vinyl LPs / CD/ Digital Listen to the first single 'Juntos Mais Uma Vez' below. Since their debut album release in 1975, Azymuth have risen to rank alongside the world’s greatest jazz, funk and fusion artists. As young men in Rio de Janeiro, they stood out for both their exceptional talent as musicians, and their wild rock ‘n’ roll antics in the predominantly middle-class worlds of bossa nova and jazz. Their signature ‘Samba Doido’ (crazy samba) sound ruptured the tried and tested musical structures of the day, resulting in what can...

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Azymuth | Demos 1973-75 / Limited Record Store Day 7"

Azymuth | Demos 1973-75 / Limited Record Store Day 7"

UPDATE: AZYMUTH ANNOUNCE 2 ALBUMS WORTH OF UNRELEASED DEMO RECORDINGS: LISTEN / PRE-ORDER Release date: 13th April 2019 (RSD) | Formats: Vinyl 7" | Cat No: JD45 A: Castelo (Version 1) | B: Juntos Mais Uma Vez For a special one-off Record Store Day release, we are extremely proud to present two previously unreleased and unheard tracks from the formative years of Brazil’s iconic jazz-funk titans. Recorded between 1973-75 at the late great keyboard maestro José Roberto Bertrami’s home studio in Rio, the demos are a mesmerising document of the futuristic sound Bertrami, Ivan Conti (drums), Alex Malheiros (bass) and Ariovaldo Contesini (percussion)...

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New Reissue | Eumir Deodato - Os Catedraticos 73 [1973]

New Reissue | Eumir Deodato - Os Catedraticos 73 [1973]

Composed at the height of his productivity in the early 70s, Eumir Deodato's Os Catedtraticos 73 was recorded between Rio de Janeiro and New York. The album features a Brazilian rhythm section including Azymuth drummer Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti, percussion master Orlandivo, and Sergio Barroso on bass, while the horn section features some of the Big Apple’s top players from the CTI in-house brass. A firm favourite with rare-groove enthusiasts and fans of Latin jazz alike, Deodato melds the musical sensibility of post-bossa nova Brazilian jazz with North American soul & funk, and the explosive Latin influences of ‘70s New York. Os Catedraticos 73...

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Daniel Maunick announces limited, vinyl only EP 'A Vicious Circle'

Daniel Maunick announces limited, vinyl only EP 'A Vicious Circle'

From the producer of Ivan 'Mamão' Conti's new album 'Poison Fruit', Daniel Maunick steps forward with his debut dance release under his real name. Maunick has produced albums by Azymuth, Marcos Valle, Terry Callier and Incognito, and his own productions have been released under guises including Dokta Venom, Difusion and Viper Squad. He was also behind a certain cult edit label. Featuring dusty disco-funk stomper ‘The Morning After’, stripped-back melodic broken-beat monster ‘A Vicious Circle’, and sleek slap-bass stepper ‘One Nite Stand’, the release is a statement prelude to things to come from this elusive studio stalwart. Vinyl only and limited...

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