Nomade Orquestra -Far Out
The Sao Paolo based band known as the Nomade Orquestra is a hybrid of influences fromjazz and funk to Afrobeat blended into their Brazilian roots. The strong level of musicianship from the ten member group that is evident right from the start. "Samurai" opens up with swaying horn arrangements and a thumping rhythm section. There's some spirited soloing from Marco Stoppa on Trumpet and Marcos Mauricio on keys. "Morning Birds" is filled with hypnotic flute rhythms and features Beto Montag on Marimba. "Venus" is spacey psychedelic jazz featuring haunting guitar rhythms courtesy of Luiz Galvao. Formed in 2012 this band displays a maturity well beyond their existence. This band is cooking on all levels and this superb release is evidence of that.
Reg Dancy, 05/16