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Jun302012

11 Songs... #3

It was a Sunday, 25th October 2009 and I was with a couple of friends in East London's Brick Lane - one of which was Liberation Frequency's very own, Dan Collacott, funnily enough.

This day was actually one just after my birthday, but being someone who isn't a fan of their birthdays at all anymore, I didn't actually tell them.  Probably should have told them as they would've paid for my dinner, haha.

Anyway, we're walking around Backyard market stall and slowly this incredible bossa nova song starts making its way into my ears - there's this brilliant female vocalist:

"New Morning... ba ba ba; New Morning... ba ba ba;"

I make my way over to the stall - which is an amazing stall by the way and oh-so-worthy of a big up (the stall is called Reclaiming The Soul and is open every Sunday - it's been a while since I was last there so I really hope they're still going strong!).  I see CDs by Jazzanova and Domu and I ask what they're currently playing.  The guy hands me a copy of Sabrina Malheiros' 'New Morning' album, the deluxe reissue which followed the year after the album's original release, featuring the Nicola Conte remix of the title track, which is what's blessing the speakers.

Sabrina Malheiros is the daughter of Alex Malheiros, one-third of the legendary Brazilian jazz-funk group, Azymuth... Y'see, that's the first of several facts that I can throw at you as a result of hearing this song.  The specific reason this song has made the list is to credit it for everything it opened the door to me to afterwards.  I'm a bit of an inlay card-raider so I always trawl through the production credits of an album and if it's a release from a record label I'm unfamiliar with, I browse their catalogues too, so as a result of "New Morning... ba ba ba; New Morning... ba ba ba;", in some way shape or form, it's led me to including the following albums as a part of my collection:

New Morning [deluxe edition], Sabrina Malheiros
Vibrasons, Sabrina Malheiros
Other Directions, Nicola Conte
Modern Sound of Nicola Conte, Nicola Conte
Love and Revolution, Nicola Conte
Rhythm is What Makes Jazz Jazz, The Bahama Soul Club
Modern Sounds From Italy, v/a
Anatomy of Groove, Brazilian Groove Band
Clementine Sun, Khari Cabral Simmons
...amongst many others

Sample 'New Morning' here.

11 Songs... #1

11 Songs... #2

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