Whoever said that you can sum up Brazilian music to Bossa Nova, Foro and Samba. This hard to find opus (only available on the original Philips vinyl release in 1978) by Marcos Resende & Index is a fantastic Jazz Fusion record and a prime example of the richness of the music of Brazil.
Sampled in 2003 by Broken Beat / Nu-Jazz duo Rima, the balad “Vidigal” plunges us in a deep, melancholic and tropical ambiance. However, “Areias” and “Mulato” are two dance floor bombs perfect for the finest Street Jazz dancers in the world; you can hear it at Shiftless Shuffle in London, the Room in Tokyo and of course my Jazz Attitudes nights in Paris!
As Brazil is halfway between the World Cup of Football and the Summer Olympic games surrounded in controversy, at least their music is a constant reminder of their rich and diverse music heritage!
This record is a must-have! If you can find it.
Art Direction – Jorge Vianna
Congas, Percussion – Marcelo Salazar
Coordinator – Roberto Santana
Drums – Wilson Meireles*
Edited By – Ivan Lisnik
Electric Bass – Jorge Degas
Electric Guitar – Claudio Gabis
Electric Piano, Synthesizer, Arranged By – Marcos Resende
Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Oberdan Magalhães
Illustration, Artwork [Cover] – Aldo Luiz
Photography By – Ivan Klingen
Producer, Directed By – Sergio De Carvalho*
Recorded By, Mixed By – Ary Carvalhaes