Infobox Musical artist
Name = Azymuth
Years_active = 1975-present
Azymuth is a three-piece electric
funk jazzgroup from Rio de Janeiroin Brazil. Formed in 1972, the members are Jose Roberto Bertrami (keyboards), Alex Malheiros (bass, guitars), and Ivan Conti ( drums, percussion). [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:wifexqt5ld6e~T1 allmusic ((( Azymuth > Biography )))] ]
From 1979-1989, they released many albums for
Milestone Records. They have been releasing albums for various labels steadily since. They had a major hit with "Jazz Carnival" in 1979.
Since the early 1990s, they have released albums on the
Londonbased Far Out Recordings label, whilst remaining based in Brazil, and continue to tour in Europe.
Azymuth have also been involved in producing albums and their artists have been involved in several other projects through the years. One notable album is from Brazilian singer/songwriter Ana Mazzotti, another one for example is Sabrina Malheiro's album from 2005 (daughter to Alex Malheiros).
Since the advent of the
remix, many of Azymuth's songs have been redone by a wide range of artists and musicians. You can also see several electronic acts like Jazzanovaamong many others, remixing their works, and various songs appearing on different Azymuth albums.
Released a solo album for
Milestone Recordstitled "The Human Factor".
In 2008 Ivan Conti and hip hop musician
Madlibreleased an album as Jackson-Conti titled "Sujinho".
Jose Roberto Bertrami
Jose has recorded at least six albums under his own leadership. One of his better known releases, his 2001 album "Things Are Different" for
Far Out Records, features fellow musicians Aleuda, Robertinho Silva, Eddy Palmero, Paulinho Trumpete, Ney Conceição, and his own son Victor Bertrami
Released a solo album for
Milestone Recordstitled " Atlantic Forest".
*1979: "Light as a feather"
*1984: "Rapid Transit"
*1987: "Crazy Rhythm"
*2008: "Butterfly "
* [http://www.azymuth.net Official Site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/azymuth Myspace Page]
* [http://www.clubbity.com/charts_fea_roots.asp?ID=383&tipo=interviews Azymuth's interview]
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