Artist: Azymuth Title Of Album: Butterfly Year Of Release: 2008 Label: Far Out Recordings Country: EU Genre: Jazz-Funk / Fusion Quality: FLAC (image + .cue, log, scans) Bitrate: Lossless Time: 44:33 min Full Size: 295 MB
01. Butterfly (4:49) 02. Os Cara La (4:53) 03. Meu Doce Amigo (3:41) 04. Caititu (2:23) 05. Avenida Rio Branco (5:21) 06. New Dawn (4:45) 07. Triagem (3:41) 08. Hole In One (4:03) 09. Morning (5:53) 10. Next Summer In Rio (5:02)
Butterfly is Azymuth’s eighth studio album with Far Out Recordings, coming thirty five years after defining their own particular brand of jazz, funk and samba that they like to call samba doido - crazy samba. For those passionate about the Azymuth sound this album presents ten more fantastic tracks showcasing the band at their best, weaving together a series of beautiful jazz motifs mirroring the brightly coloured wings of the butterfly. With light free-flowing compositions such as Meu Doce Amigo whose lofty flute sees our butterfly soaring away, a poignant track, translated simply as ‘my sweet friend’, dedicated to bass-player Alex Malheiros’ beloved son who passed away in 2003. In homage to the great Herbie Hancock, one of their enduring influences and inspirations, the album is entitled after his composition Butterfly. As Alex notes, ‘We have identified with Herbie since the Sixties and because of this we have a lot in common, discovering new horizons and also the admiration for Butterfly.’ As Far Out label boss Joe Davis observes, ‘As they have covered some Herbie tunes in the past it was my idea for them to do this track and to get Arthur Verocai to arrange it with a string section and flutes. ‘A truly great version!’ Tracks including Catitu and Triagem are deeply rooted in the Azymuth sound. Catitu is a classic style samba, written by Mamao, it has his fast touch and potent upbeat samba. Catitu also typifies the playfulness of the band, named after a type of spiky pig which when it feels threatened throws it needles in all directions so as to warn it’s enemies! Triagem is full of exquisite melodies and the natural harmonies of Rio de Janeiro that only Bertrami can play.