Their eighth studio album from Azymuth offers something for audiences on both sides of the spectrum, with a variety of laid-back, funk-filled, grooves. Telecommunication also includes a guest appearance by the acclaimed Brazilian guitarist Hélio Delmiro, who lends his talents to several tracks on the record. Among the highlights are the dreamy, Bossa Nova-influenced “Country Road (Chao De Terra), the synth-driven “May I Have This Dance? (Concede-Me Esta Danca?)” and the dynamic “Nothing Will Be As It Was (Nada Sera Como Antes). The group also performs an epic jam with “Last Summer in Rio,” which clocks in at nearly 11 minutes long, while “What Price Samba (Quanto Vale Um Samba)” and “The House I Lived In (A Casa Em Que Vivi)” both deliver plenty of chilled-out vibes.

Considered to be one of many high points in Azymuth’s impressive catalog, Telecommunication landed on both the UK and US album charts upon its release and has long been a favorite of fans and journalists alike. Jazz Music Archives praises, “there is a thoughtfulness and integrity to this music…. Rhythmic sophistication is the hallmark of this band, the samba, funk, and contemporary jazz influences mix seamlessly giving [Azymuth] a sound that is all their own.” AllMusic, meanwhile, declares that the album “illustrates how rewarding the Brazilian trio can be.

Azymuth – Telecommunication

Release Date:
Jul 15, 2022


Estreito De Taruma
What Price Samba (Quanto Vale Um Samba)
Country Road (Chão De Terra)
May I Have This Dance? (Conçede-Me Esta Dança?)


Nothing Will Be As It Was (Nada Será Como Antes)
Last Summer In Rio
House I Lived In (A Casa Em Que Vivi) / Prelude


Art Direction – Phil Carroll
Artwork [Video Art] – Jim Wiseman
Co-producer – Alex Malheiros
Design – Georgia Gillfillan
Engineer – Claudio FariasLacy EnockRafael AzulayRoberto LeiteWanderley Loureiro*
Mastered By – George Horn
Producer – José Roberto Bertrami
Remastered By, Lacquer Cut By – Kevin Gray
Remix – Danny Kopelson