Well-read aficionados of Brazilian music should be familiar with the veteran Rio-born singer/songwriter Jards Macalé, whose eponymous 1972 debut album for Philips is a crate-diggers’ fave. The LP is rightly regarded as a classic of the tropicália genre, a fusion of Brazilian samba, jazz, psychedelia, and Anglo-American pop and rock that blossomed in the early ‘70s when Brazil was riven with revolutionary fervour in response to its military dictatorship.
Celebrating his 81st birthday on 3rd March, Macalé, who has worked with legends like Joao Donato, Gal Costa, and Caetano Veloso, makes his way to London’s Jazz Cafe on 10th March for a rare and eagerly anticipated European live show. It should be a night to remember.
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Catch Jards Macalé in person at the Jazz Cafe on 10th March 2024