Azymuth (aka Azimüth) is a three-piece electric funk jazz group from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Formed in 1972, the members are Jose Roberto Bertrami (keyboards), Alex Malheiros (bass, guitars), and Ivan Conti (drums, percussion). They call their music "Samba Doido", which means "Crazy Samba". From 1979 to 1989, they released many albums for Milestone Records. They have been releasing albums for various labels steadily since. They had a major hit with "Jazz Carnival" in 1979.
They call their music "Samba Doido", which means "Crazy Samba".
From 1979 to 1989, they released many albums for Milestone Records. They have been releasing albums for various labels steadily since. They had a major hit with "Jazz Carnival" in 1979.
Since the early 1990s, they have released albums on the London based Far Out Recordings label, whilst remaining based in Brazil, and continue to tour in Europe.
Azymuth have also been involved in producing albums and their artists have been involved in several other projects through the years, including an album by Brazilian singer-songwriter Ana Mazzotti, and the 2005 debut album, Equilibria, by Alex Malheiros's daughter Sabrina Malheiros.
Since the advent of the remix, many of Azymuth's songs have been redone by a wide range of artists and musicians. Several electronic acts like Jazzanova among many others, can be seen remixing their works.
* 1975: Azimuth (2CD reissue on Far Out Recordings)
* 1975: Linha Do Horizonte
* 1977: Aguia N?o Come Mosca (Atlantic)
* 1979: Light as a Feather (Black Sun)
* 1980: Outubro (Black Sun)
* 1982: Cascades (Milestone)
* 1982: Telecommunication (Milestone)
* 1984: Rapid Transit (Milestone)
* 1984: Flame (Milestone)
* 1985: Spectrum (Milestone)
* 1986: Tightrope Walker (Milestone)
* 1987: Crazy Rhythm (Milestone)
* 1989: Carioca (Milestone)
* 1990: Curumim (Intima)
* 1990: Tudo Bem (Intima)
* 1994: 21 Anos
* 1995: Volta a Turma
* 1996: Jazz Carnival (Far Out)
* 1998: Woodland Warrior (Far Out)
* 1999: Pieces of Ipanema (Far Out)
* 2000: Before We Forget (Far Out)
* 2002: Partido Novo (Far Out)
* 2004: Brazilian Soul (Far Out)
* 2008: Butterfly (Far Out)
Compilations / Live albums
* 1979: Live at the Copacabana Palace (Isis)
* 1980: Dear Prelude
* 2006: Pure: The Far Out Years 1995-2006