'Sempre' may be a brand new album by Brazilian veteran Marcos Valle, this long player sounds as if it was produced in the nineteen seventies or eighties. For the right sound, Valle called, among others, on Azymuth bassist Alex Malheiros, trumpeter Jesse Sadoc, who's been one of his regular musical companions for years, and percussionist Armando Marcal, with production in the capable hands of Daniel Maunick (son of Incognito front man Bluey). The result is an album full of vintage sounding disco (opener 'Olha Quem Tá Chegando'), cosmic samba ('Odisséia') and late-night jazz funk ('Odisséia', 'Distância', sounding almost like West Coast funk), with the nine-minute 'Odisséia', slowly evolving from jazz funk into psychedelic samba, as the centerpiece. 'Sempre' counts 9 new tracks and concludes with instrumental versions of 'Alma' and 'Minha Romã'. Brazilian samba-disco-funk for eternity!