Record Label: Far Out Recordings - Broken Beat, Future Jazz, Fusion, Latin Jazz - Vinyl LPs & EPs, 2008
Alex Malheiros & Banda Utopia Feat. Sabrina Malheiros
TRACK LISTING 1. Serenity 2. Uno Esta 3. Vola 4. Sem Pressa 5. The Wave 6. Baixo Partido 7. 4 Eyed Viper 8. Corpo 9. Copa A Noite 10. Solar IG Culture Beatz Up Banda Utopia The Wave (IG's Original Twist) 2:57 The Wave (The Plan Mix) 3:42 Uno Esta (Remix) 6:57 Uno Esta (IG Dub)
Fernando Moraes
Flavio Santos
Tino Jr
Azymuth's   celebrated   bass   player   Alex   Malheiros   returns   with   this   stunning   solo   project.   Full   of   perfectly   crafted   authentic   jazz   'The   Wave'   features Banda   Utopia's   dazzling   musicianship,   Alex's   gifted   daughter   Sabrina   Malheiros'   lush   vocals   and   IG   Culture   remix   twists.   World   renowned   and   a seriously   funky   bass   player,   Alex   Malheiros   is   a   genuine   Brazilian   music   hero.   As   part   of   the   legendary   electric   jazz   funk   trio   Azymuth,   Malheiros   has established himself as one of the all time great bassists. Malheiros   delivers   a   stunning   performances   on   double   bass,   electric   bass,   acoustic   guitar   and   backing   vocals   while   the   flawlessly   arranged   keys,   brass and   percussion   of   Banda   Utopia   compliment   with   a   flourish.   Alex's   daughter   and   fellow   Far   Out   recording   artist   Sabrina   Malheiros   adds   her   beautiful 21st   century   nu   bossa   vocal   to   give   the   album   a   sublime   summertime   edge   while   IG   Culture's   remixes   fit   perfectly   with   the   feel-good   atmosphere.   Alex Malheiros   learnt   his   trade   playing   with   the   master   of   Brazilian   swing   Ed   Lincoln   in   the   dance   halls   of   60s   Rio   de   Janeiro.   Alex   has   performed   and recorded   with   the   greats   of   Brazilian   music   and   is   a   beautiful   songwriter   with   perfect   balance   of   harmony   and   groove;   the   archetypal   bass   player,   calm and relaxed whilst all around him is in mayhem. Alex   Malheiros   is   respected   in   Brazil   as   one   of   the   original   groove   masters,   having   developed   a   unique   sound   with   his   Rickenbacker   bass   licks.   "This   is an   album   that   has   motivated   me   to   revisit   the   time   when   I   started   playing   professionally   in   the   60s   creating   contemporary   jazz.   'The   Wave'   features cover   versions   of   Bobbi   Humphrey   track   'Uno   Esta'   and   original   Alex   Malheiros   songs.   Daniel   Maunick,   son   of   the   legendary   Bluey   from   Incognito, produced   the   album   having   formed   a   great   partnership   with   the   Malheiros   family   and   the   result   is   a   funky   and   chilled   out   slice   of   universal   jazz. Standout   tracks   'Uno   Esta',   'The   Wave'   and   'Copa   a   Noite'   instantly   stick   in   your   mind   and   with   its   mix   of   classic   jazz   and   Brazilian   vibes   'The   Wave'   is   a record to cherish.