As the weather finely starts to heat up and the flowers begin to bloom, it felt right to highlight one of our favorite springtime albums. Arthur Verocai’s self-titled debut LP is one of those records that just hits different when the sun is out. A masterpiece from top to bottom that combines elements of jazz, soul, and orchestral arrangements, effortlessly transporting listeners to a warm and happier place than you were before dropping the needle.
Originally released in 1972, the album went largely unnoticed at the time, but has since gained a cult following, particularly recently among younger music enthusiasts who have started tapping deeper into the Brazilian music scene. The 10-song album is a stunning showcase of Verocai’s talent as a composer, arranger, and musician. His infectious sound is complex and multilayered, filled with intricate rhythms, lush string arrangements, and soaring horn sections that effortlessly encompasses the laid-back essence of Brazilian culture.
Not all albums equate the same on vinyl, but when it comes to easy, warm-weather listening it doesn’t get much better than Arthur Verocai. A timeless classic, this album is a testament to the Brazilian legend’s musical genius and one you should add to your collection ASAP.
Standout Tracks: “Na boca do sol”, “Dedicada a ela”, “Pelas sombras”
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- Written by Blake Nania