Azymuth & European Friends – “Last Summer in Rio”

“Azymuth (Azimüth) is a three-piece electric funk jazz group from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Formed in 1972, the members are Jose Roberto Bertrami (keyboards), Alex Malheiros (bass, guitars), and Ivan Conti (drums, percussion).

They call their music “Samba Doido”, which means “Crazy Samba”.

From 1979 to 1989, they released many albums for Milestone Records. They have been releasing albums for various labels steadily since. They had a major hit with “Jazz Carnival” in 1979. Since the early 1990s, they have released albums on the London based Far Out Recordings label, whilst remaining based in Brazil, and continue to tour in Europe.

Since the advent of the remix, many of Azymuth’s songs have been redone by a wide range of artists and musicians. Several electronic acts like Jazzanova among many others, can be seen remixing their works.”

Fulljoy this live performance featuring special European guests: Francis Coletta (Guitar), Jürgen Seefelder (Sax), Nippy Noya (triangles, percussion, etc).

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