Baiano & Os Novos Caetanos - s/t LP
Label: Far Out
Far Out Recordings present a reissue of Baiano & Os Novos Caetanos's self-titled album, originally released in 1974. Baiano & Os Novos Caetanos was a band formed by prolific and multi-talented Brazilian comedians Chico Anysio and Arnaud Rodrigues. Satirizing Brazil's tropicalia movement in the 1970s, the duo took a friendly crack at the likes of Caetano Veloso and psychedelic rockers Novos Baianos, with their righteous tropicalista alter-egos "Baiano" and "Paulinho Boca de Profeta" poetically denouncing the dictatorship while simultaneously mocking those who took themselves too seriously. Jazz funk legends Azymuth play backing band with keyboard maestro Jose Roberto Bertrami also responsible for the arrangements on the album. Azymuth's free and funky psych sounds combine with accordion, harmonica, brass, and plenty of rural Brazilian rhythms, for a hugely varied album drawing on MPB, funk, and soulful samba rock. The album also features Orlandivo who co-wrote many of the songs, and renowned multi-instrumentalist and producer Durval Ferreira.