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The Ipanemas

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Remarkably, almost 40 years elapsed between your Ipanemas’ self-titled debut and its own subsequent follow-up, The Return FROM THE Ipanemas. The Ipanemas are Wilson Des Neves (b. 1937, Brazil; vocals/percussion) and Neco (b. 1933, Brazil; acoustic electric guitar/vocals), a duo of renowned Brazilian music artists who helped recalibrate their house nation’s music within the 60s, making use of their ‘Afro samba’ recordings juxtaposing Afro jazz and samba. Des Neves and Neco evidently grew up hearing samba cancao (‘the music from the poor’), a variant on Brazil’s nationwide samba music. Through the past due 50s, Des Neves was an in-house percussionist and Neco a guitarist at CBS Information. Alongside various other cutting-edge music artists, they created bossa nova, reworking the brand new noises of boleros, rumbas and American jazz into traditional samba and executing with Brazilian music artists such as for example João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque and Baden Powell. In 1962, Des Neves and Neco had been asked to record their very own record. Implementing the Ipanemas moniker and teaming up with percussionist Rubens Bassini and arranger Astor Silva, Des Neves and Neco merged African spirituality as well as the designs of samba cancao (like, spirituality, repression and sadness), particularly injecting components of African music into recognized Brazilian traditions. Whenever a follow-up record had not been commissioned, Des Neves became the drummer for the favorite bossa nova vocalist Elis Regina, playing in her group for over twenty years. In 1973, he became the drummer of Brazil’s reputed samba college, Imperio Serano. Neco, in the meantime, wrote and organized for Brazilian samba performers such as for example Buarque and Beth Carvalho. Des Neves and Nico also liked prestigious solo professions. The Ipanemas had been rediscovered in the past due 80s undoubtedly Out Recordings founder Joe Davis, evidently on an archive hunting visit to Brazil. After Des Neves made an appearance on the trio of Davis-curated compilations acknowledged to Grupo Batuque, he and Neco had been asked to rejuvenate their four decade-old collaboration. The resultant albums, 2001’s The Come back FROM THE Ipanemas and 2003’s Afro Bossa, had been charming and elegant and found abroad followers including Gilles Peterson and Mr. Scruff.

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Music Songs Sacunda, O Samba E o Meu Dom, Canto pra Oxum, Suspeita, Que Beleza de Nêga, Traz um Presente pra Mim, A Saudade É Que Me Consola, Era Bom, Batecoxa, Um Novo Amor Chegou, Valsamba, Samba pra Mim Mesmo, Tema do Neco, Festa Indigesta, Deus do Céu, A Cara Dele, Malandro Quando Vaza, Chorinho A, Berimbaco, Música Profissional, Afro Imortais, Balaio, Samba D, Aqui Dá Tudo Certo, Treze, Trinta e Nove, Espraiado, Folia no Samba, San Roque, Taioba, Eue O, Fonte de Prazer, Nega e Kota
Albums Samba Is Our Gift, Call of the Gods, Afro Bossa, Return of the Ipanemas, Que Beleza

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