Azymuth are back! With Fênix, their first album in five years, the Brazilian mavericks have recreated the energy of those spellbinding seventies’ sessions which would launch them into international recognition and confirm their status as one of Brazil’s most successful bands. It’s a ten-track journey through the full spectrum of Azymuth’s brilliantly coloured expressionist fusion, with all the cosmic energy and masterful musicianship you’d expect from the world’s greatest three-man orchestra.
Since the passing of keyboard maestro Jose Roberto Bertrami in 2012, remaining members Ivan Conti (right) and Alex Malheiros (left) have worked tirelessly to keep the spirit of Azymuth alive, and to continue the legacy of Bertrami’s genius. But Fênix also marks a new era as the Azymuth trio is complete once again, by special guest keyboardist Kiko Continentino. A hugely talented pianist, composer and arranger, Kiko has worked with the likes of Milton Nascimento, Gilberto Gil and Djavan, and the fresh energy and inspiration he has brought to the group is undeniable. The album also features Brazilian percussion legend Robertinho Silva.
EXCLUSIVE ALERT! If you can’t wait for the album’s release in December, we’re pressing a one-off run of 300 hand-stamped and hand-numbered Fênix white label LPs, which will come housed in the finished sleeve (pictured above). This super-limited, priceless piece of Azymuth history will be available exclusively at the shows on the tour, over a month ahead of the official release date.
Head to the Far Out Shop to pre-order Fênix, and hit the links below to book tickets for an Azymuth show near you…
Fênix European Tour Dates 2016
Oct 28 – Sigurdsgarde, Copenhagen – Tickets
Oct 29 – Nefertiti, Gothenburg – Tickets
Nov 02 – Bix, Stuttgart – Tickets
Nov 03 – Domicil, Dortmund – Tickets
Nov 04 – Badehaus, Berlin – Tickets
Nov 05 – Kalif Storch, Erfurt – Tickets tbc
Nov 06 – Stadtgarten, Cologne – Tickets
Nov 09 – Jazzpodium, Dordrecht – Tickets tbc
Nov 10 – Bird, Rotterdam – Tickets
Nov 11 – North Sea Jazz, Amsterdam – Tickets
Nov 12 – Le Sucre, Lyon – Tickets tbc
Nov 14 – Teatro del Gatto, Ascona – Tickets
Nov 15 – Bravo Caffè, Bologna – Tickets
Nov 18 – Hideaway, London – Tickets
Nov 19 – Hideaway, London – Tickets
Nov 21 – Bayerischer Hof, Munich – Tickets tbc