Italian jazz man Nicola Conte is internationally known for his sophisticated productions on labels such as Blue Note and Universal, as well as touring the world with his floor-shaking DJ sets. The passion and knowledge that Conte brings from the DJ booth is perfectly represented here in this collection.
This Viagem 10” is the second volume of a five-part vinyl only series dedicated to bringing some of the rarest and most sought after samba jazz and bossa gems to a new generation of record collectors. The majority of these tracks have only seen the light of the day on small 7” runs in 1960s Brazil and they’re next to impossible to find unless you’re willing to part with some serious cash.
This rare collection, lovingly curated by Italy’s king of swing Nicola Conte, opens with Luli’s Ballero setting the stage perfectly and laying down the compilation’s fundamental groove. Gems like Anilza Leoni’s ‘Balumba’ invoke memories of ‘pulp’ dramas with its memorable chorus which will have you singing and swinging along to its infectious bossa beat fever. Piano-led instrumental showcases like Bossa Jazz 3’s ‘Outra Vez’ examplify the collection’s high notes of jazz riffing and musicianship, while vocal performances like Myrzo Barroso’s ‘Consolacao’ imbue the selection with the sensual expression of the era. A nostalgia laden tour de force and journey deep into the lost sonics of Brazil’s musical history and jazz identity, Viagem 4 is an essential addition to any connoisseur’s collection and brings to the listener an unparalelled experience of music that inspired the foundation of Far Out Recordings.