Italian jazz man Nicola Conte is internationally known for his sophisticated productions on labels such as Blue Note and Universal, as well as touring the world with his floor-shaking DJ sets. The passion and knowledge that Conte brings to the DJ booth is perfectly represented in this Viagem 10", the fourth volume of a five-part vinyl only series, curated by Conte and dedicated to bringing some of the rarest and most sought after samba jazz and bossa gems to a new generation of record collectors. The majority of these tracks have only seen the light of the day on small 7" runs in 1960s Brazil and they're next to impossible to find unless you're willing to part with some serious cash. This volume kicks off with As Meninas' infectious 'Rondo Sambao', playful subtropical samba stroke bossa that takes so many turns in it's short cycle that it leaves you breathless, the sweet vocals and whistles alongside the shaking percussion will have you smiling wide and swinging to a beat that runs throughout 'Viagem 2'. Elsewhere, Claudia's 'Deixa O Morro Cantar' delivers big brass and a soaring vocal to a chant that demands we leave alone the girl singing sad songs from the mountains. This collection is full of atmosphere and history, a glorious vintage trip through the steamy samba joints and grooving jazz clubs of Rio and Sau Paulo, amounting to a nostalgic journey deep into the lost sonics of Brazil's musical history and jazz identity. Viagem 2 is an essential addition to any connoisseur's collection and brings to the listener an unparalleled experience of music that inspired the foundation of Far Out Recordings. "The tracks are much more than "tunes". They are proper compositions with arrangements. That is to say: substantial harmonic colour, richly voiced chords, changes of key, myriad parts for rhythm section, horns and voices, and a strong sense of narrative. They are short stories that are long on ideas. If the marriage of jazz and Brazilian music is one made in heaven, then this is a set of sophisticated yet earthy wedding songs of the highest order." BBC Music
As Meninas-Rondo Sambao
Tema Tres-Tema Tres
Cesar Roldão Vieira - Sem Deus Com a Família
Maria Lucia - Maria Moita
José Roberto Bertrami - Kébar
Cláudia - Deixa O Morro Cantar
Bobby McKay - Bossa Nova
Anamaria Bom - Queimada
Zil Rozendo - Balanço Do Mar
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
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