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Light As A Feather

by Azymuth

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Lord Extrait De Parfum🤴🏾 Oh Donna Olimpia, won’t you be mine, too have and hold, till death do us part... my desperate plea, towards a song, with a multitude of partners... Favorite track: Dona Olimpia.
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Torsten A great 70s synth gem which will get you moving - especially the great Jazz Carnival. All pieces are great, especially the rendition of Stanley Clarke’s Light As A Feather. Favorite track: Jazz Carnival.
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Étienne Champagne Essential for any jazz funk lover! Favorite track: Avenida Das Mangueiras.
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Jamie71 This album is just sublime from start to finish. Gorgeous harmonies, warm rippling synths, that percussion...thank you Azymuth - 40yrs old and it just gets better. Favorite track: Partido Alto.
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Cody Graham what I would do to go back to '79 and be one of the first to experience this blissful masterpiece.. this trio oozes talent. Favorite track: Fly Over The Horizon (Voo Sobre O Horizonte).
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ryan Excuse me please back up I need an additional eighty yards of room to groove while these brilliant Brazilian bruxos shame Herbie Hancock Favorite track: Young Embrace (Um Abraco Da Mocidade).
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Partido Alto 04:10
Amazonia 00:48
Dona Olimpia 02:46
O Pescador 03:42


Azymuth's career-defining LP Light As A Feather returns. Home to their worldwide disco/fusion hit single ‘Jazz Carnival’, the samba-doido staple 'Partido Alto', and the proto-deep house masterpiece ‘Avenida Das Mangueiras’, this album typifies the trio’s tireless innovation in the fields of jazz, funk, samba and cosmic music perhaps more so than any of their other ground-breaking records from its era.

Their first release on Milestone Records in 1979, it quickly became one of the best-selling LPs of the year, staying in the UK Top 20 for eight straight weeks with more than half a million copies sold. An incredibly well thought out album both in pace, song selection and musicality, ‘Light As A Feather’ marked a maturing of the band as they began to rightfully utilise the studio as an instrument itself, embracing numerous mixing and recording techniques not yet common for the time as well as pioneering the use of the Big Muff and Dolby System to great effect. The result is an album that endures to this day as a samba/jazz-funk masterpiece.

First reissued in 2012, the Far Out edition of this seminal recording was remixed and re-mastered from the original 16-track tapes, which were given to Joe Davis by Azymuth. This latest version is the first ever issue to be complete with a download card that that gives access to previously unreleased tracks, including the incredible full length version of 'Jazz Carnival', as well as remixes from house stalwarts Theo Parrish, Ashley Beedle, and Mark E.


released November 19, 2012


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