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Various Artists - Far Out Strictly Samba [2009]

Various Artists - Far Out Strictly Samba [2009]

1. Roge - 'Swingue do Samba'
2. Seu Jorge - 'Carolina'
3. Teresa Cristina E Grupo Semente - 'Foi Um Rio Que Passou Em Minha Vida'
4. Nereu Mocoto & Swing - 'Maria Jose'
5. Azymuth - 'Depois do Carnaval'
6. Zaira - 'Casamento na Favela'
7. Aparecindinha with Grupo Batuque - 'Jongo Jade'
8. Dom Um, Jadir de Castro - 'Kaxcatribalim'
9. The Ipanemas - 'Era Bom'
10. Trio Mocoto - 'Beleza, Beleza, Beleza'
11. Arthur Verocai - 'Tudo de Bom'
12. Joyce - 'Samba da Silvia'
13. Teresa Cristina E Grupo Semente - 'No Pagode Do Vava'
14. Grupo Batuque - 'Na Cadencia do Samba'
15. Roge - 'Brasil em Brasa'
16. Armando Marcal - 'Sorri Pra Nos '

‘Strictly Samba’ brings some of the greatest Brazilian samba musicians to the party. Roge is a true carioca, a son of Rio, and one to watch. ‘Strictly’ kicks off with his ‘Suingue do Samba’ (Samba Swing), a catchy homage to the force of samba. Teresa Cristina’s debut album ‘A música de Paulinho da Viola’, paying tribute to the great 60s samba singer Paulinho da Viola, was nominated for a Latin Grammy for the best samba album. ‘FASS’ features two tracks from it including Foi um Rio que Passou Em Minha Vida’, a classic paying homage to Portela School of Samba. Trio Mocotó came together in 1968 influencing a style known as samba rock or samba soul and Beleza, Beleza, Beleza‘is a fantastic example.

This compilation also features a number of Far Out legends. Arthur Verocai is a multi-talented guitar player, composer and arranger. The track ‘Tudo de bom’ is another swinging samba rock track taken from his most recent album. Azymuth embody the swinging sounds of Rio de Janeiro, fusing samba, jazz and funk into their unique brand of what they call samba doido – crazy samba. ‘Depois do Carnival’ is an infectious samba, which pays tribute to Rio’s king of swing Ed Lincoln. ‘Samba da Silva’ is a classy duet inspired by the Gafieiras (ballroom) dances of Forties/Fifties Brazil.  Joining Joyce on vocals is the celebrated Elza Soares. Her recording career has stretched over 40 years and her voice remains as remarkable as ever, the distinctive scat style influenced by Louis Armstrong. The Ipanemas are musical alchemists who have forged their own unique sound infusing samba & bossa nova with African traditions and jazz instrumentation. The track ‘Era bom‘is reminiscent of the old style of samba known as samba-cancao with Wilson das Neves on lead vocals. 

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