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Victor Assis Brasil: Esperanto/Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim

Read "Esperanto/Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


By the summer of 1970, popular music's lunatic joyride through the 1960s had fully careened into the new decade. Almost anything and everything still seemed possible. That summer, saxophonist Victor Assis Brasil returned to his home in Brazil from studies (alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Ron Carter, and others) at the Berklee College of Music to record two albums for jazz producer Roberto Quartin's namesake label: A set of exploratory, deep jazz compositions titled Esperanto, and a warm, respectful tribute, ...

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Victor Assis Brasil: Esperanto/Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim

Read "Esperanto/Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim" reviewed by Kevin Press


Victor Assis Brasil's passing in 1981 at the age of 35 was felt by jazz fans inside and outside his home country of Brazil. He was a major talent in the 1970s whose South American-bop mashups earned him a ticket to tour three continents. Far Out Recordings has repackaged two of his finest LPs on a new CD/vinyl/digital download. In addition to the original albums, we get two previously unavailable tracks--alternate versions of “Marilia" and “Ao Amigo Quartin." ...


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