Sunday, April 10, 2016

April 16, 2016 8:00 PM Minas Celebrates Reissue of "Num Dia Azul" at World Cafe Live PHL

Num Dia Azul is the first recording released by Minas. Released in Brazil in the fall of 1983 on vinyl, right before Orlando and Patricia moved to the Philadelphia area and out of print since 1985, the album has become sought-after by collectors worldwide. From the 1000 copies made, 300 were distributed in Brazil, 100 brought to the US, and the rest was lost in a fire at Orlando’s mother’s house. Over the years Orlando and Patricia received requests for the album from collectors all over, and 2 songs were licensed and released in Germany by the label Jazzanova.

Num Dia Azul was recorded in 1981 right after Orlando and Patricia finished their degrees at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Right before they moved away from the area, where they lived for 7 years, Orlando and Patricia went into a studio inviting several musicians, whom they had been performing with for the past few years, to cut some tracks.

As stated by Patricia, “the music really caught the spirit of our youth when we were first diving into jazz and Brazilian music… it’s very interesting to hear some of the solos, some of the playing when you’re very young. It’s very much the essence of your playing years later, except you see that through the years you’ve developed skill and become more refined, but you really do see that the essence is so much there.”

Now Minas is reissuing Num Dia Azul on vinyl and CDs.

The album will be released with a concert on Record Store Day, April 16, 2016. Fans can pre-order copies on vinyl, color vinyl, and CDs here:

Minas will perform the album in its entirety for the first time since 1983. We're so excited about performing the music on this album that we added a sixth performer, the talented Brazilian percussionist Dendê. So the band now is comprised of: Orlando, Patricia, Steve Tirpak (trombone), Jim Stager (bass), and David Licht, the original drummer, one of the founders of the famous Klezmer group The Klezmetics.
Tickets $20 + fees

World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA

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