Far Out Recordings have announced the release of obscure Brazilian jazz funk artist Marcos Resende & Index's self-titled debut album from 1976.
Previously unheard and unreleased, the album represents a crucial missing work from the heyday of progressive Brazilian instrumental music, and sheds more light on an artist who still remains fairly illusive, even to aficionados of obscure Brazilian music.
At the time of recording, Resende had hoped to release the album on the famed CTI Records, and although a deal with the label almost came to fruition, it fell through and the album was shelved. But Marcos kept the tapes from the Sonoviso sessions safe and presented them to Far Out’s Joe Davis at his home in Lisbon in 2018, but only after 25 years of Joe pleading to hear them.
Marcos has worked closely with Far Out towards restoring these recordings over the last two years, but tragically passed away after a battle with stomach cancer on 12th November 2020 at the age of 73, only a matter of weeks before the album was due to be unveiled to the world.
With the blessing of his family, who wish to honour his memory by ensuring these historic recordings see the light of day, Marcos Resende & Index will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats from 29th January 2021.
Listen to 'Nergal' below...
1. My Heart 5.41 (Marcos Resende)
2. Nina Neném 5.13 (Rubão Sabino)
3. Praça Da Alegria 8.20 (Marcos Resende)
4. Nergal 9.17 (Marcos Resende)
5. Martina 10.09 (Marcos Resende)
6. Behind The Moon 4.06 (Marcos Resende)
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