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Combining funk, soul and jazz with Samba, Azymuth are the legendary Brazilian three piece orchestra who were responsible for creating a new sound and genre of their own – ‘Samba Doido (Crazy Samba)’. Jose Roberto Bertrami, Ivan Conti and Alex Malheiros – legendary musicians who together have released over 20 albums in 35 years and who since 1995 have delighted their original fan base and won over legions of new converts with their outstanding albums for Far Out.
Azymuth have toured the very best venues over the decades and in 2008 played a legendary show with Azymuth fanatics Madlib and Mochilla at Los Angeles’ Echo Plex. They tracked down Azymuth’s drummer Ivan ‘Mamao’ Conti in Rio, 2002, to kick-start 2008’s Madlib/Ivan Conte album Sujinho as Jackson Conti on Mochilla Records. Their European tour followed, taking in famous venues including Paris’ New Morning and London’s Jazz Café. Azymuth have graced the top jazz festivals Monterrey, Montreux, North Sea Jazz and Glastonbury, and the finest venues including Blue Note of New York, Tokyo & Milan. In 2009 they sold out a UK tour taking in Ronnie Scott’s jazz club and played a capacity main stage world renowned Southport Soul Weekender.
“Samba jazz legends Azymuth” MOJO
‘Azymuth still sound totally fresh’ Jazzwise
‘Arguably the most successful band to come out of Brazil…you’re in the hands of masters.’ Songlines
‘Bertrami drizzles tasty solos, Conti dazzles and Malheiros is seriously funky.’ BBC.co.uk
“Expect them to reproduce the funky swagger of their records – and then some” Time Out
"Azymuth are crate-digger favourites evangelised by indie hip-hop producer Madlib" UNCUT
"Dance music played by human beings rather than computers, fantastic" Sunday Times
‘A boogie monster’ NME
"Innovators in dance/world fusion" Billboard