AZYMUTH

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Azymuth 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.

Azymuth have also been involved in producing albums and their artists have been involved in several other projects through the years, including an album by Brazilian singer-songwriter Ana Mazzotti, and the 2005 debut album, Equilibria, by Alex Malheiros's daughter Sabrina Malheiros.

Since the advent of the remix, many of Azymuth's
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TelecommunicationTelecommunication
Milestone 1992
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Cascades & Rapid TransitCascades & Rapid Transit
Milestone 2001
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CASCADES [LP VINYL]CASCADES [LP VINYL]
MILESTONE RECORDS
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FenixFenix
Far Out Uk 2016
$13.25
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Aguia Nao Come MoscaAguia Nao Come Mosca
Mr Bongo 2019
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Brazilian SoulBrazilian Soul
Far Out 2004
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OutubroOutubro
Black Sun Music 1993
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Demos (1973-75) 1Demos (1973-75) 1
Far Out Recordings 2019
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Tudo BemTudo Bem
Capitol 1989
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Crazy RhythmCrazy Rhythm
Milestone 1990
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AZYMUTH Discography

AZYMUTH albums / top albums

AZYMUTH Som Ambiente album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Som Ambiente
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1972
AZYMUTH Azimüth (aka Early Days) album cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Azimüth (aka Early Days)
Funk Jazz 1975
AZYMUTH Águia Não Come Mosca (aka Latin Essentials From The Warner Archives Volume 11) album cover 3.05 | 2 ratings
Águia Não Come Mosca (aka Latin Essentials From The Warner Archives Volume 11)
Funk Jazz 1977
AZYMUTH Light as a Feather album cover 2.59 | 2 ratings
Light as a Feather
RnB 1979
AZYMUTH Outubro album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Outubro
Funk Jazz 1980
AZYMUTH Telecommunication album cover 3.05 | 2 ratings
Telecommunication
Funk Jazz 1982
AZYMUTH Cascades album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cascades
Funk Jazz 1982
AZYMUTH Rapid Transit album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rapid Transit
Latin Jazz 1983
AZYMUTH Flame album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flame
Fusion 1984
AZYMUTH Spectrum album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spectrum
Fusion 1985
AZYMUTH Tightrope Walker album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tightrope Walker
Fusion 1986
AZYMUTH Crazy Rhythm album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Crazy Rhythm
Fusion 1988
AZYMUTH Carioca album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Carioca
Funk Jazz 1989
AZYMUTH Tudo Bem album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tudo Bem
Fusion 1989
AZYMUTH Curumim album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Curumim
Fusion 1990
AZYMUTH Volta á Turma album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Volta á Turma
Fusion 1991
AZYMUTH Carnival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Carnival
Fusion 1996
AZYMUTH Woodland Warrior album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Woodland Warrior
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1998
AZYMUTH Pieces of Ipanema album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pieces of Ipanema
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1998
AZYMUTH Misturada 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Misturada 3
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 1999
AZYMUTH Before We Forget album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Before We Forget
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2000
AZYMUTH 21 Anos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
21 Anos
Funk Jazz 2001
AZYMUTH Partido Novo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Partido Novo
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2002
AZYMUTH Brazilian Soul album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brazilian Soul
Latin Jazz 2004
AZYMUTH Butterfly album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Butterfly
Latin Jazz 2008
AZYMUTH Aurora album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aurora
Funk Jazz 2011
AZYMUTH Aurora / Remixes + Originals album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Aurora / Remixes + Originals
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2013
AZYMUTH Fênix album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fênix
Fusion 2016
AZYMUTH Demos (1973-75) Volumes 1 & 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Demos (1973-75) Volumes 1 & 2
Fusion 2019

AZYMUTH EPs & splits

AZYMUTH Biáozinho Carioca album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Biáozinho Carioca
Funk Jazz 2005
AZYMUTH Fenix (Ron Trent Remix) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fenix (Ron Trent Remix)
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2017

AZYMUTH live albums

AZYMUTH Live At The Copacabana Palace album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Copacabana Palace
RnB 1985

AZYMUTH demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

AZYMUTH re-issues & compilations

AZYMUTH Cascades / Rapid Transit album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Cascades / Rapid Transit
Funk Jazz 2001
AZYMUTH Pure: Best of Far Out Years 1995-2006 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pure: Best of Far Out Years 1995-2006
Jazz Related Electronica/Hip-Hop 2006

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AZYMUTH Telecommunication

Album · 1982 · Funk Jazz
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Azymuth is a three piece Brazilian funk jazz band that has been playing since 1972 and is still going today. Back in the early 80s, the worlds of rock and jazz were going through some definite growing pains and interest in so called “world beat” and internationally flavored RnB was at a premium. When Azymuth released “Telecommunication” in 1982 with a trendy album cover, interest in their samba influenced relaxed funky grooves had been at a high since 1979 when they scored a hit with the song “Jazz Carnival”.

Azymuth’s take on funky jazz is very laid back and may seem like generic “fuzak” at first, but there is a thoughtfulness and integrity to this music that raises it above the generic crowd. Azymuth may be a bit smooth and relaxed, but their playing is real and they do not fake the funk. Rhythmic sophistication is the hallmark of this band, the samba, funk and contemporary jazz influences mix seamlessly giving this band a sound that is all their own. All of the solos on here are good and guest guitarist Helio Deimiro adds some fleet fingered fretwork to their keyboard dominated sound on a couple of tunes. Apparently Azymuth’s modern lounge funk has enjoyed a second life in Europe with fans of chill club-jazz grooves, and although they still reside in Brazil, most of their shows are in Europe now. This is a nice record, it makes for great background music, but it also holds up well to close listens too.

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