2011 release. Travelling back to 1960’s Brazil, the Viagem series takes its third voyage. Digging further still, Brazilophile and Italian jazz don Nicola Conte has re-discovered eighteen choice rarities from 1963 to 1970. As the global center for all that was musically chic, these bossa nova and samba jazz hybrids blend the passion and far out darkness of Afro-Brazilian music with the sophisticated style of Europe and North America. Often written to take bossa back to the people and in protest against the dictatorship that took hold in 1964 these long-neglected classics are expertly conjured together by Blue Note, Universal and Schema recording artist Conte. This evocative mix perfectly mirrors the creator’s laid-back cool and a cosmopolitan Brazil at its creative peak. Italian DJ and producer Nicola Conte became famous with his lounge-y brand of jazz that relies extensively on bossa nova, but is also heavily influenced by the swinging soundtracks of Italian films in the ’60s and ’70s, plus touches of ethnic music and kitsch. Conte masterminded the Schema label and in his own recording career scored an underground hit with first single Bossa Per Due (2000). Conte’s debut album Jet Sounds (2000) was followed by remix album Jet Sounds Revisited in 2002 and two years later Conte debuted on Blue Note with Other Directions (2004). Following his latest studio album Rituals on Universal (2008), Conte satisfied his love for and dedication to Brazilian music compiling Viagem and Viagem 2 on Far Out Recordings in 2008 and 2009. He releases Viagem 3 shortly before his latest studio album in 2011. Evident in his own soulful approach to his music Conte has brought to the fore a truly legendary era in jazz and Brazilian music. The selection of so many undiscovered tunes is sure to reignite the flames for many who have been digging for these ultra-rare tracks since their ’60s heyday. Features: Dalmo Castello, O Triangulo, Luiz Carlos Sá, Aizita, Octons, Vera Brasil, Walter Matesco, Marisa Barroso, Marcio Diniz, Carlos Sodré, Bossa Trio, Kazinho, Henrique Benny & JT Meirelles, Wan Trio, Eliana Pittman, Claudia, Brasil 40 Graus and Werther.