São Paulo “Big Band” Bixiga 70 Release New Album

By 07 April, 2015

The indescribably-groovy Brazilian big band Bixiga 70 released their third album, simply titled Bixiga 70 III, today. The record comprises nine tracks and follows the sound that the group mapped out on previous releases, with horn and percussion-fuelled instrumentals taking inspiration from afrobeat, spiritual jazz, Budos Band, the Black Rio movement, Ethiojazz, funk and even disco cuts.

Bixiga 70 III was produced by the band themselves in their own Estúdio Traquitana, based in the heart of the Bixiga neighbourhood of São Paulo (hence their name).

The album is currently available to buy in Brazil via their website on vinyl and CD, but can be listened to in complete form via their Soundcloud (see player below).

Bixiga 70’s previous album, Bixiga 70 II (retitled Ocupai in the UK) was reviewed by Sounds and Colours here. We first featured the group back in 2011 (read that initial piece here).

Here’s the group’s latest release, Bixiga 70 III:
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