Rare seventies Brazilian jazz album by Victor Assis Brasil reissued for the first time





Hailed as one of the country’s greatest saxophonists of all time.

Victor Assis Brasil’s 1970 LP Esperanto is being rereleased for the first time, by Far Out Recordings this February.

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The album features four original compositions plus a latin-jazz cover of Jimmy Heath’s ‘Ginger Bread Boy’, and boasting a band filled with Brazilian music greats including Dom Salvador (bass), Edison Machado (drums), Helio Delmiro (guitar) and Edson Lobo (Bass).

Remastered from the original 2” tapes, Esperanto also includes previously unreleased track ‘Children’ on the vinyl.

Pre-order a copy here ahead of its 9th February release, listen to ‘Ao Amigo Quartin’ and check out the track list below.


Side A

A1. Ginger Bread Boy
A2. Children

Side B

B1. Marilia
B2. Quarenta Graus A Sombra
B3. Ao Amigo Quartin