A killer album of breezy bossa-fied jazz from the West Coast! Viva Brasil worked for many years as part of the underground Brazilian scene in San Francisco - home to smaller combos similar to themseves, and bigger names who often recorded on Fantasy Records.
New Tokyo International Jazz airport
whatmusic.com presents 'New Tokyo International Jazz airport', a whatmusic.com mix by Masanori Morita the accomplished and much sought after Japanese DJ
whatmusic.com and trailer happiness present 4 kicking rare 70s grooves from Brazil, Belgium & Finland. All on the new album ‘Velvet Voodoo’
Eero Koivistoinen, who prior to this album had only recorded jazz acoustically, had been listening to some of the heavier fusion coming out of America and decided to create, and experiment in, sound using electric instruments. This was to include electric soprano sax, two basses and two drummers to establish what can be heard as a rock solid funky sound bed from which Koivistoinen sears through on his flame-thrower like sax.
Samba Em Paralelo
whatmusic.com presents ‘Samba Em Paralelo’. Much pirated, the last of Orlann Divo’s trio of classic LPs recorded for Musidisc finally gets the reissue it deserves!
Celso Murilo & Conjunto Drink
Isto é o Drink
whatmusic.com presents ‘Isto é o Drink’, a celebration of Rio’s legendary ‘Drink’ nightclub from funky organist Celso Murilo and guests mixing cuban and bossa – includes the first recording of soul superstar Wilson Simonal!
Jorge Lopez Ruiz
Bronca Buenos Aires
whatmusic.com presents ‘Bronca Buenos Aires’, recorded and composed in B.A. by top Argentinean bassist Jorge Lopez Ruiz in 1971. Based on the writings of Jose Tcherkaski and the ‘El Cordobazo’ uprising, ‘Bronca’ mixes funky big band and choral arrangements with spoken word and heavyweight soloists in a powerful 4-piece suite!
Jorge Lopez Ruiz 5
whatmusic.com presents ‘De Prepo’ the 1972 classic from premier argentinean bassist Jorge López Ruiz and his quintet – electric Miles meets free jazz in Buenos Aires!
El Cuarteto del Chivo Borraro En Vivo
whatmusic.com presents ‘El Cuarteto del Chivo Borraro’, a live 1970 session from the legendary Argentinean tenor saxophonist. Chivo is supported here by a fine trio of compatriots in extended compositions showcasing his brilliant playing!
Teddy Rok Seven
whatmusic.com presents ‘Universal Four’ from the truly magnificent Teddy Rok Seven, a blend of organic deep groove funk and the highest quality new soul revival, complemented generously with fine jazz horns and smart hip-hop experimentation!
whatmusic.com presents ‘Entre Nós’, a lost classic from cult singer/songwriter Luiz Claudio with a stripped down feeling that sounds as fresh and modern today as it did in the 60s!
whatmusic.com presents ‘Som Ambiente’, a cool and funky covers album showcasing the anonymous talents of brazilian supergroup Azymuth!