If, like many North Americans, your knowledge of Brazilian music begins and ends with the genre bossa nova (lovely as it is), the team at Light In The Attic Records would like to expand your musical horizons for the better with their reissuing of four LP’s by experimental artist Marcos Valle. And to further supplement your aural re-education on the subject, Wax Poetics has put forth an extensive exploration of Valle’s contribution to both the Brazilian scene and the legacy of jazz-pop in general, chronicling the influences and direction of each of the collection’s four releases. Originally released between 1970 and 1974, the four albums represent Valle’s emergence from the established bossa nova scene into his exploration of samba, jazz, harder rock sounds, and black American music over time. The first two albums, Marcos Valle and follow-up Garra were reiussed in January, while Vento Sul and Previsão Do Tempo releasing later this month. Get a taste with the 1973 groove “Nao Tem Nada Nao” below and for more information, be sure to head to Light In The Attic.
Shouts to WP