Antonio Adolfo - Viralata (Far Out Recordings)

After the release of his 'Destiny' album in 2007, Far Out Recordings now presents this reissue of 'Viralata', the 1979 debut album of composer, arranger and pianist Antonio Adolfo. The album is a true gem from the heyday of Brazilian jazz funk Adolfo describes as: "... a product of my hybrid musical influences that joins together flavors of marchinhas de carnaval, frevo, baião, toada, classical, mp band jazz.". After Far Out boss Joe Davis sold a handful of copies, which he had found in a second hand shop in São Paulo, to deejays like Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge, opener 'Cascavel' becamea classic in the London jazz-dance scene of the nineteen nineties. It was also the very last song that was played before popular London nightclub Plastic People closed its doors for good in 2015. If 'Viralata' sounds somewhat similar to Azymuth's 'Light As A Feather' or João Donato's 'Quem É Quem', then that's probably not a coincidence, as the same sound engineer, Toniniho, also called the Brazilian Rudy Van Gelder, had a hand in all three albums. Brazilian jazz funk essential!


Added: Sep 9, 2017