Brazilian group started out in the early 70s as Grupo Seleção, a cover band. In 1973, they switched the name to Azymuth, inspired by a Marcos & Paulo Sérgio Valle song. Their first album, also named Azymuth, was released two years later and featured the hit "Linha do Horizonte". In 1976, they recorded other minor hits like the single "Melô da Cuíca" and "Jazz Carnival", taken from the 1979 "Light as a Feather" album.
The trio moved to the United States in the early 80s, producing a number of albums that never came out in Brazil, and placing their bets on a mix of samba, funk and jazz that they defined as MPB-jazz (MPB for Popular Brazilian Music). The main composer, keyboardist J. R. Bertrami, left the group in 1988, and was replaced by Jota Moraes and Marinho Boffa, but returned in the middle of the following decade, when the group signed with the label Far Out. Bertrami died in 2012. Keyboardist Kiko Continentino joined drummer Ivan "Mamão" Conti and bassist Alex Malheiros


BBM 101 Azymuth - Fly Cruzeiro album art Brazil By Music*, Azymuth, Marcos Valle Brazil By Music*, Azymuth, Marcos Valle - Fly Cruzeiro (Album) Cruzeiro Airlines BBM 101 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
6349 068 Azymuth - O Fabuloso Fittipaldi album art Marcos Valle, Paulo Sérgio Valle, Conjunto Azimuth* Marcos Valle, Paulo Sérgio Valle, Conjunto Azimuth* - O Fabuloso Fittipaldi (Album) Philips 6349 068 Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
410.6003 Azymuth - Azimüth album art Azimüth* Azimüth (Album) Som Livre 410.6003 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
P-10512A Azymuth - Águia Não Come Mosca album art Azymuth Águia Não Come Mosca (Album) Atlantic P-10512A Japan 1977 Sell This Version
BBS 25116, M 9089 Azymuth - Light As A Feather album art Azymuth Light As A Feather (Album) Milestone (4) BBS 25116, M 9089 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
M-9097 Azymuth - Outubro album art Azymuth Outubro (Album) Milestone (4) M-9097 US 1980 Sell This Version
M-9101 Azymuth - Telecommunication album art Azymuth Telecommunication (Album) Milestone (4) M-9101 US 1981 Sell This Version
5M-9109 Azymuth - Cascades album art Azymuth Cascades (Album) Milestone (4) 5M-9109 US 1982 Sell This Version
160 185 Azymuth - Rapid Transit album art Azymuth Rapid Transit (Album) Milestone (4) 160 185 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
M-9128 Azymuth - Flame album art Azymuth Flame (Album) Milestone (4) M-9128 US 1984 Sell This Version
SBA 1001 Azymuth - Live At The Copacabana Palace album art Azymuth Live At The Copacabana Palace (Album) SBA SBA 1001 France 1985 Sell This Version
68.170, 68170 Azymuth - Spectrum album art Azymuth Spectrum (Album) Milestone (4) 68.170, 68170 France 1985 Sell This Version
68185, 68.185 Azymuth - Tightrope Walker album art Azymuth Tightrope Walker (Album) Milestone (4) 68185, 68.185 France 1986 Sell This Version
M-9145 Azymuth - Night Mood: The Music Of Ivan Lins album art Mark Murphy, Azymuth Mark Murphy, Azymuth - Night Mood: The Music Of Ivan Lins(LP, Album) Milestone (4) M-9145 France 1987 Sell This Version
VDJ-1151 Azymuth - Crazy Rhythm album art Azymuth Crazy Rhythm (Album) Milestone (4) VDJ-1151 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
7 73517-1 Azymuth - Tudo Bem album art Azymuth Tudo Bem (Album) Intima Records 7 73517-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
ITM 0044 Azymuth - Rio De Janeiro album art Jürgen Seefelder meets Azymuth Jürgen Seefelder meets Azymuth - Rio De Janeiro (Album) ITM Records (2) ITM 0044 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
5M-9169 Azymuth - Carioca album art Azymuth Carioca (Album) Milestone (4) 5M-9169 US 1989 Sell This Version
73566-4 Azymuth - Curumim album art Azymuth Curumim (Album) Intima Records 73566-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
WW 2206 Azymuth - Volta á Turma album art Azymuth Volta á Turma(CD, Album) West Wind Latina WW 2206 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
FARO 011CD Azymuth - Carnival album art Azymuth Carnival (Album) Far Out Recordings FARO 011CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
M063012865-2 Azymuth - 21 Anos album art Azymuth 21 Anos (Album) Spotlight Records, Wea Music M063012865-2 Brazil 1996 Sell This Version
FARO 015 Azymuth - Misturada <2> (Mixing <2>) (Exclusive Remixes Of Azymuth LP 'Carnival') album art Azymuth Misturada <2> (Mixing <2>) (Exclusive Remixes Of Azymuth LP 'Carnival') Far Out Recordings FARO 015 UK 1997 Sell This Version
FARO 028LP Azymuth - Woodland Warrior album art Azymuth Woodland Warrior (Album) Far Out Recordings FARO 028LP UK 1998 Sell This Version
FARO 032LP Azymuth - Misturada 3 album art Azymuth Misturada 3 (Album) Far Out Recordings FARO 032LP UK 1999 Sell This Version


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January 13, 2019
One of the best jazz fusion funk trios to be exported out of Brazil. Their debut is a brilliant down-tempo jaunt that I imagine inspired bands like Tosca, Jazzanova, Thievery Corporation and a ton of others. Primarily a trio these guys where tight and understood texture, melody and adding a modern sound without compromising their Brazilian roots.
Azimuth(debut) and Mosca are funky synth dripping jazz with the smooth ride of a top of the line Rolls Royce rolling off the factory floor headed for the countryside. Roberto Bertrami and band where brilliant(sorry Roberto RIP so for me thats the end of Azymuth!).

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