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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Miguel Zenon – Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook

Alto saxophonist, composer and arranger, Miguel Zenón explored his Puerto Rican heritage on “Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook,” by offering virtuosic reworkings of two tunes from five of Puerto Rico’s most beloved songwriters. Zenón uses a regular jazz quartet augmented by a ten piece wind ensemble -including pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Hans Glawischnig, and drummer Henry Cole,  to explore the popular Puerto Rican tunes. The album cover is suggestive of a good time, in the street with a loved one, dancing to life’s jazz.

Be sure to check out the rest of the album, but here is our favorite feature, called “Amor.” Fullyjoy.

Miguel Zenon – “Amor”



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Charles Bradley Feat. Menahan Street Band – The World (Is Going Up In Flames)

62 year old soul singer Charles Bradley is finally living his dream as he released his first album No Time for Dreaming at southpaw.  If you know Charles today, then you know one of the most loving, humble, honest and genuine human beings you will ever know. Charles Bradley spent most of his life dreaming for a better one, and now there is no more time for dreaming, just time for singing, dancing and loving. Bless up!



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Henri Salvador – Chambre avec vue

Henri Salvador was 83 years old when he completed his final album Chambre avec vue (room with a view).  This beautifully directed video lets you into the mind of  the man born in 1917. He shows us how love can be peaceful and true as long as we imagine it to be that way. So, today be happy, show love, and see life through your ‘room with a view”. Bless up!

“Somewhere out there, in a room with a view

Somewhere out there, where the roses are blue

I’ve seen heaven, in a dream coming true

I’ve seen heaven, cause I’ve been there with you, peaceful and new

By a doorway in a room with a view

By a doorway on a wall painted blue

Fall and winter, and a picture of you

Tears and laughter, in the eyes I once new

Peaceful and true, Peaceful and true”



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