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Azymuth: Cascades/Rapid Transit

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Creators of the samba doido (“crazy samba”) the Brazilian power trio Azymuth reached their zenith of popularity during the early 1980s when the two albums paired on this Milestone reissue were first released. Theirs was a collective music infused with a variety of influences including everything from Bossa Nuevo and indigenous Indio rhythms to space rock and fusion. Augmenting their core pyramid with a small cadre of fellow countrymen their sound is odd blend of acoustic and amplified instruments that ...

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Azymuth: The Best of Azymuth

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It’s unusual that a band who has recorded more than sixteen albums as a unit and as soloists are still relatively unknown outside their home country, but this may be true of Azymuth.

The band consists of keyboarder and arranger Jose Roberto Betrami, drummer Ivan Conti and bassist Alex Malheiros. Betrami and Conti met whilst playing in two separate bands in a club in Rio one night in the late sixties and immediately formed a mutual respect and decided to ...


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