Our debut album, “Wanderlust,” is set for release on May 5. You can preorder it now, via Bandcamp,and download two tracks immediately. You can also pre-order CDs now, which should arrive at your doorstep by the release date. Our CD release party will be at Esquina Tango on Sunday, May 4 at 7:00 PM. The first set will feature our usual repertoire of Brazilian jazz. Then, we’ll take a short break and Bruno Vinezof will lead us in a set of traditional forró tunes, for your dancing pleasure.
This album is the end result of two days at Church House Studios in East Austin, as well as many gigs and rehearsals over the past couple of years. It was a pleasure to record some of our own compositions, as well as the music of our chief inspiration, Hermeto Pascoal. The record features all the usual suspects, as well as frequently Mente Clara-ians Stephen Smith and Jan Flemming. We’ve come a long way from our first gig at (the now defunct) Skinny’s Ballroom!
A big thank you to David Boyle for engineering and mixing this music, Bruce Brown for mastering it, and Caio Barreira for creating the album artwork. Also, thank you to all the musicians, friends, and fans that we have come across since this project began. We’re excited to present this music to you and we hope that this is only the beginning of our journey.
We’re also excited to hit the road this summer. First up is a trip to New Mexico and Colorado in June. Look for us in Albuquerque, Boulder, and probably Colorado Springs and Ft. Collins. More on that soon!