Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge’s Jazz Is Dead series has its next addition coming with Brazilian jazz-funk trio Azymuth.  “Sumaré” is named after the city in São Paulo, Brazil and it embodies the mellowed out grooves of the band’s better known moments. The single is available now and theContinue Reading

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[youtube]rxYeSt8eu3g[/youtube] Keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami, guitarist Alex Malheiros and drummer Ivan Conti became the Brazilian jazz-funk trio called Azymuth in 1972. They called their music “crazy samba” but it really sounded like a more festive style of fusion from Weather Report. Their first album was the soundtrack to the BrazilianContinue Reading

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