José Roberto Bertrami (keyboardist), Ivan Conti Mamão (drums) and Alex Malheiros (bass) met in the early seventies.
Discography:Azymuth (LP) Som Livre,1975Azymuth (2xCD, Album) Som Livre, 2007Águia Não Come Mosca (LP) Atlantic, 1977Águia Não Come Mosca (LP, Album, RE) WEA, 1994Carnival, Milestone Records,1979Jazz Carnival (7″, 12″)Milestone Records, 1979Light As A Feather (LP, Album) Milestone Records,1979Light As A Feather (CD, RM) Black Sun, 1990Light As A Feather (CD) Victor Entertainment Japan, 2002Dear Limmertz / Papasong (7″, 12″) Milestone Records, 1980Maracanã / Dear Limmertz (12″, Promo) Milestone Records,1980Outubro (LP, Album) Milestone Records,1980Outubro (CD) Black Sun, 1980Outubro (CD) Victor Entertainment Japan, 2002Papasong / Maracanã (12″)Milestone Records, 1980Cascades (LP) Milestone Records,1982Cascades (LP) Metronome, 1982May I Have This Dance (12″, Promo) Milestone Records,1982I’m Your Jeanie(12″, Promo)Fantasy,1982Telecommunication (LP, Album) Milestone Records, 1982Telecommunication (CD) Milestone Records, 1982Rapid Transit (LP, Album) Milestone Records, 1983Rapid Transit (CD, Album) Milestone Records, 1983Flame (LP, Album) Milestone Records, 1984Spectrum (LP, Album) Milestone Records,1985Tighrope Walker (LP) Milestone Records, 1986Crazy Rhythm (LP) Milestone Records,1988Crazy Rhythm (LP) Fama, 1988The Best Of Azymuth (CD) BGP Records, 1989Carioca (LP) Milestone Records,1989Carioca (LP, RP) Milestone Records, 2006Tudo Bem (LP) Intima Records, 1989Carnival (LP, CD)Far Out Recordings, 1996City Lights / Carnival (CD, Maxi) Far Out Recordings, 1996Jazz Carnival Part One Of Two (12″) Far Out Recordings, 1996Jazz Carnival Part Two Of Two (12″) Far Out Recordings, 1996Laranjeiras (12″)Far Out Recordings, 1997Misturada (2xLP, CD) Far Out Recordings, 1997Rio de Janeiro (CD) West Wind, 1997Pieces of Ipanema (CD) Far Out Recordings, 1998Pieces of Ipanema (2xLP) Far Out Recordings, 1999Supafat Re-Rubs (12″)Far Out Recordings, 1998The Quest?Far Out Recordings, 1998Woodland Warrior (LP, CD) Far Out Recordings, 1998Before We Forget (2xLP, CD)Far Out Recordings, 2000Carambola Remixes (12″) Far Out Recordings, 2000Linha Do Horizonte (CD, Album) Som Livre, 2000Pieces Of Ipanema (12″) Far Out Recordings, 2000Before I Forget (Kenny Dope Remixes) (12″) Far Out Recordings, 2001Before We Forget (MAW Remixes) (12″) Far Out Recordings, 2001Partido Novo (LP, CD, Album) Far Out Recordings, 2002Partido Novo (Newly Broken)(12″)Far Out Recordings, 2002Baiãozinho Carioca (12″) Far Out Recordings, 2004Brazilian Soul (2xLP, CD) Far Out Recordings, 2004Morning (7″) Far Out Recordings, 2005Pure (The Far Out Years 1995-2006) (2xCD) Far Out Recordings, 2006Roda Pião (Remixes) (12″) Far Out Recordings, 2006Limited Album Sampler (12″, Ltd Smplr) Far Out Recordings, 2007Morning / Linha Do Horizonte (CD) Far Out Recordings, 2007Buterfly (CD, Album, Vinyl) Far Out Recordings, 2008Aurora (CD, Album,Vinyl) Far Out recordings, 2011By Request (CD) Azymuth, 2013
As musicians they opened the venue "Canecão" in Rio de Janeiro, playing in different groups and created a quartet called "Selection Group" that counted on the participation of the singer Fabiola and hired by Philips record company participated in recording studios with important national artists of that time.Willing to record a solo album and made independently the first LP Azymuth with the participation of percussionist Ariovaldo Contesini part of the formation of the group and who died prematurely. To finish the album sold the Master copy for Som Livre label that hired them.The Som Livre in 1975 linked to Rede Globo inserted in the soundtrack of Cuca Cool novel the first popular success of one group Paraná partner with Paulo Sergio Valethe musical band called Horizon Line.The Azymuth name was inherited from a composition of Mark Valley soundtrack of the film The Fabulous Fittipaldi.In 1976 a double compact enjoyed success on the soundtrack of Sin Capital novel instrumental music called Melô of Cuíca produced the invitation to participate in the Montreaux Festival, Switzerland were the first Brazilian to perform at the festival.In 1977, LP eagle does not eat fly, makes other known novel theme song The Locomotives flying over the horizon, partnership Paraná and Ze Roberto.In the same year place more successful For the city that is part of the soundtrack of the novel The Spike.In 1978, at the invitation of the singer Flora Purin percussionist Airto Moreira and I travel on a coast to coast tour of the US where they are hired by the Jazz Milestone label based in San Francisco record the first international album Ligth is a Feather and during 10 years cast albums annually in the US including their individual solo albums.The Azymuth was cited in the Guinness Book of Records by staying for a year in the parade of English successes of the hit Jazz Carnival.During two years (1990-91), keyboardist Jota Moraes replaces Bertrami on two albums and intenacionais shows. Ever US tour, only in 1994, the group returns to its formation original and recorded a CD with the title Azymuth 21 years.In 1995, signed in London with the label Far Out, where he has recorded more than 10 albums including remixes made by European DJs 4 Hero and Roni Zize. The electronic language that has always been part of the group's music makes Azymuth one of the forerunners of this trend.They make tour annually by Europe and Japan participating in the festival North Sea Jazz and World Port Jazz. Shows in London, the Netherlands, Estonia, Denmark, Greece and Turkey. The group played in every house in the Blue Note, Japan, Italy and the United States.The CD Brazilian Soul, released in 2005 to celebrate 30 years of the group and had a few guests, Roberto Menescal, Emilio Santiago, Fabiola, Leo Gandelmann Marcio Lott, Jackal, Sidinho.Made in 2014 the Garanhuns Winter Festival in Pernambuco, Jazz and Blues Festival Rio das Ostras and Bank Boston, Winter Festival of the Sierra de Ibitipoca.Circuit participated CCBB and Instrumental SESC in Rio and Sao Paulo.