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Alex Malheiros & Banda Utopia - The Wave feat Sabrina Malheiros [2009]

Alex Malheiros & Banda Utopia - The Wave feat Sabrina Malheiros [2009]


1. Serenity
2. Uno Esta
3. Vola
4. Sem Pressa
5. The Wave
6. Baixo Partido
7. 4 Eyed Viper
8. Corpo
9. Copa A Noite
10. Solar
11. The Wave (IG Culture Original Twist)
12. The Wave (IG Culture The Plan Mix)
13. Uno Esta (IG Culture remix)
14. Uno Esta (IG Culture Dub)
15. Bossa Velha (Bonus Track)
16. Solar (IG Culture Bonus Remix)

The beautifully presented heavyweight vinyl edition of Azymuth’s celebrated bass player Alex Malheiros’ stunning solo album ‘The Wave’. Full of perfectly crafted authentic jazz ‘The Wave’ features Banda Utopia’s dazzling musicianship, Alex’s gifted daughter Sabrina Malheiros’ lush vocals and IG Culture remix twist.

World renowned and a seriously funky bass player, Alex Malheiros is a genuine Brazilian music hero. As part of the legendary electric jazz funk trio Azymuth, Malheiros has established himself as one of the all time great bassists. Malheiros delivers a stunning performance on double bass, electric bass, acoustic guitar and backing vocals while the flawlessly arranged keys, brass and percussion of Banda Utopia compliment with a flourish. Alex’s daughter and fellow Far Out recording artist Sabrina Malheiros adds her beautiful 21st century bossa vocal to give the album a sublime summertime edge while IG Culture’s remix edit fits in perfectly with the feel-good atmosphere.

Far Out Recordings wanted to make a record of high quality jazz and Alex Malheiros was the man to fulfil Far Out founder Joe Davis’ wishes: “Bassists always have a great sensitivity for music and I was sure Alex could execute the composition of almost an entire album of tunes. We made a demo back in 2005 and released the 12” ‘Wave’ single from Alex Malheiros and Banda Utopia feat Sabrina Malheiros and IG Culture Remixes feat John Robinson.  I was so happy with the result of that recording that I decided to make the CD with Alex, a great friend and someone who has brought a lot of success to Far Out.” Joe Davis, 2009.

Alex Malheiros learnt his trade playing with the master of Brazilian swing Ed Lincoln in the dance halls of 60s Rio de Janeiro. Alex has performed and recorded with the greats of Brazilian music and is a beautiful songwriter with perfect balance of harmony and groove. He is the archetypal bass player, calm and relaxed whilst all around him is in mayhem. Alex Malheiros is respected in Brazil as one of the original groove masters: he has developed a unique sound with his Rickenbacker bass licks.

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