Joao Duprat started collecting records when he was around 5 years old. His first record was Jorge Ben’s “Solta o Pavão” and «it is still in a good shape». He never stopped, mainly focusing these days on jazz, soul and brazilian music. He’s starting a weekly radio show at Worldwide FM with his good friend Kassin. So, here this selection could be a perfect introduction to it.
Meu Samba Regue
«This 1976 record from the Underground record label was released in two different versions. One sung entirely in portuguese, and another with some tracks in french. They have almost identical covers and the best way to spot the french version is to look for “miden” etched in the dead wax. Great arrangements by João Donato throughout the record.»
«On this track, Dori shows the influence that Milton Nascimento had in his work. Members of Som Imaginario, Milton’s band, are featured here.»
«Light and breezy sounds from California. Feather is a duo: arranger and pianist Weaver Copeland and singer Mahmu Pearl. They can also be heard on the overlooked “Silver and Voices” album, by Horace Silver.»
«Copa 7 emerged during the Black Rio years, in the late 70s, playing for dance parties in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. In fact, they still play the “bailes” these days. 7 inch single.»
«The late Bobby Hutcherson was one of the best musicians of his generation and he never made a bad record. He will be missed. This track is from the “Knucklebeam” album, featuring Freddie Hubbard.»