Tag: Gilles Peterson

Track: "Bam Bam Bam" with Seu Jorge

The unmistakable Seu Jorge blesses Gilles Peterson\’s \”Brasil Bam Bam Bam\” project. Much of the album was recorded in Rio de Janeiro, but this particular track, \”Bam Bam Bam\”, was done in L.A. Seu Jorge swag. Listen to a playlist of selected tracks plus exclusive behind the scenes commentary from Gilles about the artists and making of the album here.

Gilles Peterson’s Sonzeira “Brasil Bam Bam Bam”

Here are some selected tracks from Gilles Peterson’s “Brasil Bam Bam Bam” album recorded January 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. Sonzeira is a grouping of legendary Brazilian artists, musicians, producers and singers.

Be sure to peep exclusive commentary from Gilles about the making of the album and artists throughout the playlist. See my earlier post on “Brasil Bam Bam Bam” and watch video on making of here.

Gille\’s Peterson\’s "Brasil Bam Bam Bam" and "Southern Freeez"

Gilles Peterson, British DJ, broadcaster, producer and label owner, is at it again.

This time he\’s brought together some of Brazil\’s legendary recording artists all on one album, \”Brasil Bam Bam Bam\”. The line-up, under the Sonzeira collective, includes: Seu Jorge, Marcos Valle, Elza Soares, Emanuelle Araujo and Arlindo Cruz among others and aims to be a sort of \”Buena Vista meets club culture but sonically very modern.\”
The album was recorded in Rio de Janeiro and features all new material, of which \”Southern Freeez,\” with vocals by Emanuelle Araujo, is the first track released:

The making of \”Brasil Bam Bam Bam\” marks the first time Gilles spent an extended period of time in Brazil. I found this a bit surprising for someone who\’s \”championed\” Brazilian music for the last 25 years, but it\’s all good (better late than never!). I still find it surprising that he hadn\’t heard \”Brasil Pandeiro,\” a song popularized in the early 1970\’s by Novos Baianos, until this trip to record the album. I\’ll forgive him that, though. Brazil\’s got a lot of music to discover.

Get some insight on the making of the album in the trailer for \”Brasil Bam Bam Bam\”:

Listen to more on the making of \”Brasil Bam Bam Bam\”:

And stay tuned, we\’re told Seu Jorge is next up!