Sunday, July 7, 2013

Bill Summers: Brazilian Skies

Since the weekend is over and many are winding down to prepare for their work week, I thought I would help aid in the relaxation by posting something from the legendary and well celebrated percussionist Bill Summers. Feel The Heat (1976) is Summers' first album that contained a very lovely samba based jazz groove by the name of "Brazilian Skies". I personally feel this is a dynamic performance by both Summers and drummer Alphonse Mouzon. Summers has extensive credit as a musician, playing as a sideman and session musician. Some of his most notable works are with Los Hombres Calientes, The Headhunters with Herbie Hancock, and to have helped Quincy Jones on the film scores for both The Color Purple and Roots, the television mini-series.

Producers DJ Spinna and Ahmed Sirour remixed this tune for BBE Records in October 2010 for the Strange Games & Funky Things Vol. 5 compilation.

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