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Azymuth European Summer Tour 2019

Azymuth European Summer Tour 2019

This summer the "samba doido" masters Azymuth are heading to Europe! Celebrating the brand new release of their two volume archive of Demos (1973-75), the trio will play a series of five dates showcasing the compositions from those hallowed early years, alongside classics from across their phenomenal five decade career. If these tour dates don't include a city near you, don't panic! Azymuth will return to European shores in the autumn, keep your eyes and ears peeled for further announcements. July 20 Jazztage, Düren - FREE!July 22 Ääniwalli, Helsinki - TicketsJuly 24 Porgy & Bess, Vienna - TicketsJuly 25 Gretchen Club, Berlin - TicketsJuly 27 Present Perfect...

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Amaro Freitas 'Rasif' European Tour 2019

Amaro Freitas 'Rasif' European Tour 2019

Following the success of his now sold out sophomore album Rasif, Recife born jazz pianist Amaro Freitas is back on the road in Europe this summer! Pioneering a distinctly percussive approach to jazz that fuses the influence of afro-Brazilian rhythms and western contemporary classical music, Amaro will be joined by Jean Elton (Double Bass) and Hugo Medeiros (Drums) to play a series of dates across the Netherlands, UK, Hungary and Italy.  “In terms of both composition and improvisation, this is a totally gripping, vibrant and original synthesis of jazz and Brazilian music.” The Wire 28 June - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bimhuis - Tickets29 June - London, UK - Ronnie Scott's - Tickets30 June - London, UK - Kansas Smitty's - Tickets03 July -...

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Marcos Valle announces new album Sempre with single 'Alma'

Marcos Valle announces new album Sempre with single 'Alma'

The original Rio beach boy returns in style, with a new record of unabashedly feel-good Brazilian party music. Featuring Azymuth bassist Alex Malheiros (responsible for some of Brazil’s all-time funkiest low-end licks), a horn section including Valle’s go-to high-trumpeter Jesse Sadoc, and percussion master Armando Marcal, Sempre is produced by london based producer Daniel Maunick and has all the masterful composition, exceptional musicality, and forward-thinking ideas you’d expect from the Brazilian titan, and it’s fresher than a fruity caipirinha in the Copacabana sunshine.  Updating Marcos Valle’s seminal boogie-era sound, Sempre spans ecstatic disco, cosmic samba, and late-night jazz-funk, drawing obvious comparisons...

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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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