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artist:ANA MAZZOTTI
title:

NINGUEM VAI ME SEGURAR (LP)

label:FAR OUT (UK)

2,950ĪŖ


A1 Agora Ou Nunca Mais 2:58
A2 Roda Mundo 2:28
A3 Acalanto 1:56
A4 Cordao 3:41
A5 De Um Jeito So 3:15
B1 Eu Sou Mais Eu 3:17
B2 Canto De Meditacao 3:22
B3 Feel Like Making Love 3:54
B4 Bairro Negro 2:45
B5 Sou 2:25

South America in the sixties, a young Mazzotti was one of the early adopters, fronting various guitar groups including an all female Beatles cover band, and an eclectic, eight-piece psychedelic group Desenvolvemento. Before moving to Sao Paulo to start her career proper, Mazzotti met drummer, producer and fellow music educator Romido Santos, who she would later marry. Romildo introduced Mazzotti to jazz, and music by the likes of Chick Corea and Hermeto Pascoal who she would later befriend and perform with. In 1974 Mazzotti recorded her first album Ninguem Vai Me Segurar, enlisting the in-demand arrangement talents of Azymuth°«s original keyboard maestro Jose Roberto Bertrami who co-wrote several of the tracks and plays organ, piano and synthesizers on the album. It also features Azymuth°«s bassist Alex Malheiros and percussionist Ariovaldo Contestini, with Romildo Santos who produced the album on drums. Recorded in Estudio Haway around the same time Azymuth recorded their debut album there, it°«s no wonder the samba jazz-funk pioneer°«s distinctive aesthetic is present throughout, and Mazzotti°«s sensational compositions are made even more beautiful for it. Kicking off with the swirling samba-jazz-dance masterpiece °∆Agora Ou Nunca Mais°«, the album hosts several groove-heavy Brazilian cult-classics including °∆Roda Mundo°« and °∆Eu Sou Mais Eu°«. Deeper moments come in the form of the alluring future soul synth sounds on °∆Bairro Negro°« and °∆Sou°«, and Mazzotti°«s tender, hallucinatory version of °∆Feel Like Making Love°« (made famous by Roberta Flack) perfectly reflecting the idiosyncratic genius Mazzotti achieved with Bertrami°«s visionary arrangements, and Romildo°«s impeccable production approach. Far Out Recordings is proud to present the official reissue of this cult favourite Brazilian treasure. Remastered and pressed to 180g vinyl, Ninguem Vai Me Segurar (1974) will be available on vinyl LP.

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