Forgotten Treasures

Victor Assis Brasil “Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim” (1970)

via Far Out Recordings: Following the recent reissue of Jose Mauro’s Obnoxius, Far Out Recordings presents the second release in the treasure trove of the Quartin catalogue, Victor Assis Brasil Plays Jobim. Over the course of the 1960s, Roberto Quartin released more than 20 albums in Brazil on his label …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Azymuth “Fênix” (Far Out Records)

The legendary Brazilian jazz trio Azymuth has tirelessly released more than 25 albums over a span of 40 years. After interviewing the group I knew a new album was in the works, and seeing the video of them back in the studio got me very excited. However, I was not …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Cassiano “Cuban Soul 18 Kilates” (1976)

A true Brazilian Soul Gem that’s as rare as hen’s teeth, is being reissued and finally the world will be able to bask in the sunny arrangements that made Cassiano‘s music so ephemeral. A soul signer who went through a lot of groups and studios in the Brazilian music industry. Cassiano hit …

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Interviews

An Interview With The World Renowned Brazilian Vinyl Dealer Joel Oliveira Stones

Interview by: DJ ASMA Joel Oliveira Stones is a world renowned Brazilian Vinyl dealer and multi-disciplined artist based in NYC. While visiting Montreal, he took the time to share his thoughts with us on vinyl dealing, vinyl brokering, musical performance and owning his own shop, Tropicalia In Furs. ASMA: Tell us …

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Contests

CLOSED Contest: Win A Vinyl Copy of Jose Mauro’s “Obnoxious”

Far Out Recordings presents the peerless and criminally undervalued Quartin catalogue, beginning with the reissue of Jose Mauro’s forgotten masterpiece Obnoxious. Over the course of the 60s, Roberto Quartin released more than 20 albums in Brazil on his label Forma, by artists including the likes of Eumir Deodato and Quateto …

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Interviews

Discussion with Azymuth on the making of the seminal 1980 “Outubro” record

FarOut recordings’ mission is to bring to light all the diversity and vibrance of Brazilian music past and present. In doing so they have rereleased a number of seminal albums from renowned artists such Marcos Valle, Arthur Verocai and legendary supergroup Azymuth. They have recently released the group’s Outubro LP …

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Music DocumentariesSunday @ the Movies

Gilles Peterson Presents: “Brasil Bam Bam Bam”

via Brownswood Recordings: Set to coincide with the opening ceremony of Brazil’s 2016 Olympics, Gilles Peterson’s feature-length documentary on Brazilian music is available to watch online for the first time. Titled “Brasil Bam Bam Bam”, it was filmed in 2014 to then tour film festivals and one-off screenings without ever …

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Future Classics

Future Classic: Elza Soares “A mulher do fim do mundo”

Samba royalty and living legend Elza Soares recently released one of the most ambitious albums of her career. Teaming up with top avant-garde musicians from Sao Paolo, A Mulher o Fim do Mundo (The Woman at the End of the World) is even more powerful given the current crisis looming over …

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Tribute Mixes

Tribute to MARCOS VALLE – Selected by SPACEWALKER

Marcos Valle burst onto the Brazilian music scene half a century ago as part, or to be more exact, the leader of the second wave of bossa nova songwriters and arrangers. Unlike a lot of his contemporaries, Valle refused to be stuck with the “bossa nova” tag, managing to reinvent …

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Dj Mixes

Arthur Verocai Tribute Mix by DJ Nuts

Arthur Verocai is a prolific and criminally underated Brazilian conductor / composer / arranger. He has penned songs for samba tropicalia royalty such as Gal Costa, Jorge Ben, Azymuth, Ivan Lins & Tim Maia but a host of other smaller groups and projects. However, his greatest achievement is his self …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Anamaria E Mauricio ‎”Anamaria E Mauricio Vol 2″ (1972)

As far as I can figure… Anamaria and Mauricio were a couple of young vocal performers who had some gigs around Sao Paolo in the late 60s. One day in 1969 a record producer sees them in a club and signs them to record an album. That’s 1970’s No no …

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Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Trio Mocoto “Não Adianta” (1977, Arlequim)

At the bottom of a crate laid an abandoned record with a mysterious cover featuring 7 musicians depicted in pointillism style with a funky orange and pink font. I later found out that this version was the Italian edition released on CAM (pictured below). It was the visual that caught …

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