Tom Ze Vinyl, CD & tapes by Tom Ze at Norman Records
Good pub quiz fact (if you're in a particular muso pub, that is) - Tom Zé was the first artist to sign to David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label. Zé’s career spans many decades, epochs and styles, but most of his fans can agree that 1976’s Estudando o Samba is one of the Brazilian’s finest hours. A kaleidoscopic mix of soul, samba, folk, funk and more, there’s good reason that this LP was included on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 best Brazilian records. Now Estudando o Samba has been reissued by the excellent Mr. Bongo.
- Vinyl LP (MRBLP190)
- In stock and ready to ship
- Last copy
Reissue of Brazilian mad-master Tom Zé’s 1998 album Fabrication Defect, a whirlwind of psychedelic song collage. Zé claims not to listen to music, allowing him to be as original as can be, with only half-heard and half-remembered fragments of other musical forms creeping into his sound. Super-inventive tropicália sounds, reissued on Luaka Bop.