Marcos Valle (Friday)
With his first new solo album release in almost a decade, the legendary Brazilian master of Bossa, funk, jazz and Samba is back!
Alongside his brand-new, unheard music, Marcos Valle will bring the wide-ranging sound he has developed over an astounding six-decade career. Covering bossa nova, samba, psychedelia, jazz and funk, he is one of the greatest and most important composers, arrangers, writers and performers in Brazil’s history and has collaborated with Leon Ware, Sarah Vaughan, & Chicago; seen his music sampled by Jay-Z and his songs recorded by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Bebel Gilberto.
One of the second-wave of early bossa nova composers, following in the footsteps of Gilberto and Jobim, Valle is “the man who punched Marlon Brando and made millions”. Responsible for the bossa classic ‘Summer Samba (So Nice)’, written by the 21-year-old Valle as a tribute to the joys of life as a Rio surfer.
Born in Rio, 1943, Marcos began writing songs with his brother Paulo Sergio. As his reputation grew, he released his debut album 'Samba Demais' for EMI Brazil. It was his first release on Verve however that brought him well-deserved fame, 'Samba '68' becoming a Brazilian musical landmark thanks to tracks such as 'Batucada' and 'Crickets Sing for Anamaria'. The early-seventies spawned two Valle masterpiece’s, ‘Garra’ and ‘Vento Sul’, which combined the “cosmic expansion of Pink Floyd with the orchestral sweep of Ennio Morricone” MOJO. From there Valle has written brilliant album after another, a highlight from his eighties output is the cult boogie masterpiece ‘Estrelar’ and from the nineties to present day his music released by London based label Far Out Recordings, has made use of technological advancements for a more electronic, but no less classically Valle sound. As popular as ever around the globe, Marcos Valle returns in 2019 with a phenomenal new album and a European tour.
A Hideaway joint promotion in association with Marcos Valle.