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ARTIST
TITLE
Quartin
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FARO 019CD FARO 019CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/9/2016

1997 release. Far Out Recordings present a piece of Brazilian musical culture with a compilation of the best of the Quartin label. This was a label started by producer Roberto Quartin, set up with the sole objective of bringing together the new young up-and-coming musicians of the Rio scene of that era (1970-71). The music is a representation of that time, dark and moody, deep jazz, digging into the Latin influences of the region (i.e. bossa and afro samba). It was a time of huge creativity heightened by the oppression and censorship of the ruling military dictatorship. Many of the established musicians fled the country for the more affluent and free USA. A gap was left for these rebellious, young musicians who were the beatniks of their time. Disregarding personal gain in the name of art, they expressed their beliefs through the lyrics of the "protest song" contained herein. They were very much a product of the times, of the student uprisings and the anti-establishment events of the era. The influence of this catalogue and its producer is substantial. Quartin went onto work with some of the USA's most prolific recording artists, including Sinatra, Basie, Ellington and many more. These rare albums have since become sought after by collectors world-wide fetching sums of up £200. Here are the highlights of the catalogue and some un-issued tracks remastered and repackaged. Features: José Mauro, Piri and Victor Assis Brasil.