Saturday, November 22, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Azymuth
Song:Nothing Will Be As It Was
Azymuth combines Brazilian rhythms with jazz and funk to produce music called samba doido or crazy samba. They built a following with some albums in the 80s and continue to perform today. Members are pianist Jose Roberto Bertrami (born Feb. 21, 1946 in Tatui, Brazil), bassist Alex Malheiros (born Aug. 19, 1946 in Niteroi, Brazil) and drummer Ivan Conti (born Aug. 16, 1946 in Rio De Janiero). Bertrami was working for Flora Purim when he met Conti in a nightclub in 1972. They heard Malheiros at another club and Azymuth released their debut album in 1973. A successful appearance at the 1977 Montreux Jazz Festival led to a US tour with Airto and a contract with Milestone Records. Azymuth released several albums in the early 80s that did very well on the jazz charts including this 1984 CD Telecommunications. All three recorded solo albums too. Bertrami left Azymuth in 1988 but the group continued and Bertrami returned in recent years and Azymuth continues to tour the world with their unique brand of Brazilian funk. They are currently signed with the British label Far Out and their most recent CD Butterfly was released last month. Here's Azymuth performing What's Going On.