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Light As a Feather
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Latin Music
Against all odds, keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami and his Brazilian jazz-rock band, Azymuth, made quite a name for themselves in the early 1980s, playing an infectious music that blended the subtle melodies of bossa n... more »
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Against all odds, keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami and his Brazilian jazz-rock band, Azymuth, made quite a name for themselves in the early 1980s, playing an infectious music that blended the subtle melodies of bossa nova with hot samba rhythms and a dash of rock and roll. Light As A Feather, the group's first release, is filled with fiery Brazilian sounds and the kind of beats that make you want to get up and dance. This fusion classic is available through a special CD only release on the Black Sun label, thanks to their producer, Joel Leibovitz.Light As A Feather is a superb introduction to the many talents of the Brazilian band which accompanied Flora Purim on her critically acclaimed 1978 American tour. It was Purim's assertion that Azymuth was the best group in Brazil today that gained United States exposure for the group in their own right. A textural delight, Light As A Feather features a seemingly endless variety of exotic percussion devices tastefully blended together with the uniquely spiced outpourings of Bertrami's synthesizers. The Flora Purim/Stanley Clarke title track is an ethereal standout, while the Azymuth original Jazz Carnival offers an extended jaunt through electrifying solos and heated percussion licks against a throbbing dance beat. In fact, it was this cut which propelled Light As A Feather to the top 10 in jazz charts worldwide.
One of Azymuth's best...the sexiest music!
William | Pomona, New York United States | 12/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard my first Azymuth in 1981 and was hooked. I bought every album by the group, and when they slowed down, I bought everything I could find by Alex Malheiros, Jose Roberto Bertrami and Ivan Conti. Now I am collecting the music on CD. Why? Because I never grow tired of hearing this great music, and Light As A Feather is one of their best albums. My favorite tracks include Partido Alto and Light As A Feather, which are sexy and funky. You will also go for Avenida das Mangueiras. The music gets into your body, and you can't stay still. Awesome."