Seu Jorge And Almaz (Now-Again, 2010)
Brazilian singer and actor Seu Jorge and his new band Almaz have released this self titled album, Seu Jorge And Almaz, for Now-Again Records. Although Seu Jorge’s previous works went in a modern samba direction, Seu Jorge And Almaz goes in a retro direction. Almaz includes Brazilian bassist and composer Antonio Pinto (who appeared on the soundtrack for City of God), drummer Pupillo and guitarist Lucio Maia (both from Brazilian band Nacao Zumbi).
The pieces on the album are songs that influenced Seu Jorge and his colleagues. This includes Brazilian hits by Tim Maia and Jorge Ben; European bands such as Kraftwerk, and American singers Roy Ayers and Michael Jackson. Fans of late 1960s and 1970s pop music will enjoy the wild selection of surf sounds, rock, pop, disco and techno.
Seu Jorge And Almaz is a wide-ranging selection of international pop songs recreated by Seu Jorge’s distinctive vocals and his powerful band of musicians from Brazil’s alternative rock scene.
Buy the album:
- In North America: Seu Jorge And Almaz. Other recordings available: Life Aquatic Studio Sessions, Cru, Carolina, Ana & Jorge, America Brasil, Live at Montreux 2005
- In Europe: Seu Jorge And Almaz. Other recordings available: The Life Aquatic – Studio Sessions, Cru, Ana & Jorge Ao Vivo, Live at Montreux 2005
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.