One of the great Brazilian jazz albums of the 80’s, Sexteto Do Beco’s debut and lone album has a bit of everything – psychedelia, soul, folk, swing, and MPB flavors – arranged wonderfully in a brass and flute-filled package. Interestingly, the group is not actually a sextet but a full 18-piece band featuring strings, percussion, bass, piano, brass, flutes, and the great Andréa Daltro on soprano vocals. If you’re a follower of Music from Memory, you may have heard a later more synth-heavy version of Andréa Daltro singing “Kiua” on their excellent Outro Tempo compilation.
Recommended – Full Listen
Tags: MPB / Psychedelic / Reissue / Soul-jazz