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Azimuth

   Artist: Azymuth
Label: Far Out Recordings (UK)
Orig. Released: 1975
Catalog No.: LPFARO117
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP

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Description
Far Out Recordings re-release the seminal debut album from Azymuth. The album contains some of the band's most incendiary tracks and is quite simply a milestone album in Brazilian music. Azymuth - Jose Roberto Bertrami, Ivan Conti, and Alex Malheiros & Ariovaldo - formed in the late 60s just as Os Mutantes released their debut record. Whilst Mutantes were honing a psychedelic 'Amazonian' version of western pop music, Azymuth were creating a futuristic, electric interpretation of US Jazz - also driven by the same rootsy Brazilian 'swing' that Mutantes had harnessed. Released in summer 1975, their album "Azimuth" was a minor commercial success selling 200,000 copies. Opening track 'Linha do Horizonte' - a sublime piece of melancholic electronic saudade where deep cinematic synths melt into gently strummed acoustic jazz guitar - was chosen for a TV Novella and went on to sell half a million, propelling Azymuth onto the Brazilian music scene. Azymuth went on to become one of the best-selling jazz artists of the 80s with their future albums for Milestones, unquestionably the biggest jazz label of that decade. 'Azimuth' is the album that kickstarted it all for them, the record that was the blue print and definition of their 'samba doido / crazy samba' sound.
Track Titles

A1. Linha Do Horizonte
A2. Melo Dos Dois Bicudos
A3. Brazil
A4. Seems Like This
A5. Caça A Raposa

B1. Estrada Dos Deuses
B2. Waiting For My Turn
B3. Montreal City
B4. Morning
B5. Periscópio


 

Liner Notes
DEBUT ALBUM RECORDED IN 1974/1975.
 
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