VIRALATA by ANTONIO ADOLFO

SKU98238
ArtistANTONIO ADOLFO
TitleVIRALATA
LabelFAR OUT
Catalog #LPA 003
Genre
ReleaseW 37 - 2017
FormatVinyl - UKLP
EAN Barcode5060211503504
Import
 € 23,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Cascavel
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/98238_viralata/1_cascavel.mp3
  2. Paraiba Do Sul
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/98238_viralata/2_paraiba_do_sul.mp3
  3. Brincadeira Em Re
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/98238_viralata/3_brincadeira_em_re.mp3
  4. Brincadeira Em Mi Bemol
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/98238_viralata/4_brincadeira_em_mi_bemol.mp3
  5. Caminhada
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/98238_viralata/5_caminhada.mp3
  6. Vermelhinho
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/98238_viralata/6_vermelhinho.mp3
  7. Nordeste
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/98238_viralata/7_nordeste.mp3
  8. Alegria De Carnaval
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/98238_viralata/8_alegria_de_carnaval.mp3
  9. Diana E Paulo
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/98238_viralata/9_diana_e_paulo.mp3
  10. Viralata
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/98238_viralata/10_viralata.mp3
  11. Assanhada
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/98238_viralata/11_assanhada.mp3
  12. A Marcha
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/v/98238_viralata/12_a_marcha.mp3

Description

Far Out Recordings present the first ever vinyl reissue of Antonio Adolfo's Viralata LP: An essential album from Brazil's majorly progressive heyday of late seventies jazz-funk.

The album’s first track ‘Cascavel’ is the emotionally charged, celebratory dance anthem, which became a London jazz-dance classic in the early ‘90s after Far Out label boss Joe Davis discovered a handful of copies in a second hand shop in Sao Paulo and brought them back to London to sell to DJs like Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge. In recent years the track has been played out by the likes of Floating Points, Mr Scruff and Andrew Ashong, it was also the last song ever to play on the hallowed soundsystem of London’s beloved club Plastic People…

Viralata sits comfortably on the same pedestal as Azymuth's Light As A Feather and Joao Donato’s Quem É Quem, which is no co-incidence. All three keystone LPs were recorded and engineered by Toniniho, considered by many to be "the Brazilian Rudy Van Gelder" whose magic touches in the studio also helped to produce Marcos Valle's PrevisÃio Do Tempo and Joyce's Ãgua E Luz among many other holy grails and unassailable classics of soulful Brazilian music.

Antonio’s work has been widely performed by his legendary Brazilian contemporaries including Sergio Mendes, Emilio Santiago and Erasmo Carlos, but also by platinum-selling American icons including Stevie Wonder, Herb Alpert and Dionne Warwick. Following an early 70s spell of studying jazz in the USA, Viralata’s release in 1979 arrived at the height of a flourishing period of Antonio’s career. With his late 60s and 70s output following through on his influences of tropicalia, funk, MPB and easy listening, the almost entirely instrumental Viralata marked an apex for Brazilian jazz.

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