Demos (1973-75) Volume 1

Azymuth

Cat No: FARO210LP1

Prefacio

Castelo (Version 1)

Mel Da Cuica

Xingo

Laranjeiras

Equipe 68

Unknown Jam

Unknown Song For Mario Telles

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Far Out Recordings proudly presents two
albums of previously unheard Azymuth demo recordings from 1973-75
Since their debut album release in 1975, Azymuth have risen to rank
alongside the world’s greatest jazz, funk and fusion artists. As young men
in Rio de Janeiro, they stood out for both their exceptional talent as
musicians, and their wild rock ‘n’ roll antics in the predominantly
middle-class worlds of bossa nova and jazz.

These previously unheard recordings took place between 1973-75 at
Bertrami’s home studio in the Laranjeiras district of Rio de Janeiro. At the time
of recording, there was nothing in Brazil, less the world that sounded anything
like them, so perhaps it’s unsurprising that when Bertrami presented his
demos to the record companies he had been working for, he was turned away,
and told in effect that the music was ‘wrong’. When English producers Joe
Davis and Roc Hunter arrived in Brazil in 1994 to record the first Azymuth
album in over a decade, Bertrami dug out the demos which had sat virtually
untouched for over twenty years. Joe recalls how he was “blown away by the
freedom and intensity of the music, as well as the genius of the ideas
musically.”

VOLUME 2 available here

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31/05/19

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