Arthur Verocai – “Flying To L.A.” (Timeless Exclusive)

 

There has been nothing but words of praise and joy surrounding the upcoming release of Mochilla’s Timeless box set (a set of three, skin-warming live orchestral performances in Los Angeles last year).  I think it’s a must-have for any music enthusiast.  You have the Ethio-jazz stylings of Mulatu Astake, the incomporable Suite for Ma Dukes (the J Dilla tribute) and then this man, Brazilian producer / composer / arranger Arthur Verocai

The staff at VTech, one of the generous supporters of the Timeless movement, were kind enough to rip a song from the Verocai DVD, “Flying to L.A.” and make it available for download.  This is just beautiful work (here’s the video).  Some more background on this came together (w/ a link to the MP3 at the bottom)…

Arthur Verocai is a mysterious figure even in his native Brasil. He has composed and arranged for such giants as Jorge Ben, Gal Costa and Leny Andrade. But hiphop heads know him for his often sampled (see Ludacris, MF Doom and Little Brother) self-titled solo album. The album came out at the height of the Brasilian dictatorship and was a commercial failure. His performance of this seminal 1972 record complete brought the sold out crowd at the Luckman Theater to a standstill. According to Verocai, he had never played the record, “alive or dead!” His delight at the opportunity to play this music in its complete form can be seen on the Timeless DVD.

This song, “Flying to L.A.” was written specifically for the concert at the Luckman. It starts with open drums by Mamao from the famed Brasilian trio Azymuth, and then goes on a beautiful harmonic journey. Enjoy, share and turn it up.

DOWNLOAD | Arthur Verocai – “Flying To L.A.” (Timeless Exclusive)


COMMENTS / 2 COMMENTS

YIKKKKKKKES!! This track is Crazy and the feel! Thank you so MUCH!!

Emil added these pithy words on May 27 10 at 11:42 pm

Alright, I had to come back and comment some more. I’ve heard about this Album for some years now, but I could NEVER get my hands on it. I head the material was fresh and that it was HIGHLY overlooked, which made me more curious anyway. Thanks for opening my ears once more!!

Emil added these pithy words on May 27 10 at 11:47 pm

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