The Spot presents Azymuth
Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4BW United Kingdom
Azymuth is a globally renowned, highly influential Brazilian jazz-funk trio founded in the early 1970s. Not to be confused with the British group Azimuth, their breezy fusion of electric jazz, pop, MPB, samba, tropical disco, and electronic music has influenced three generations of musicians, DJs, and producers. The original trio of José Roberto Bertrami on acoustic piano and keyboards, Alex Malheiros on bass, and Ivan Conti on drums called their music ‘samba doido,’ which means ‘crazy samba.’ The actual sounds were not so crazy, but their intelligent, high-voltage blend of Brazilian rhythms, jazz, and funk — with occasional acoustic episodes — gained a sizable following in the 1980s. In addition to a hefty catalog containing more than two dozen albums, the trio has been remixed by a who’s-who of 21st century DJs and producers including Theo Parrish, 4Hero, Kirk Degiorgio, Ashley Beedle, and Jazzanova.
This November we’ve invited Alex, Ivan and Kiko to our 60 capacity basement club located beneath 3b Records on Slater Street for an exclusive intimate live show.