Banda Black Rio
Format: LP, Vinyl
‘Maria Fumacia’ is Banda Black Rio’s debut album from 1977. It fuses Funk, Samba and Jazz in an intoxicating mix. The instrumental seven-piece outfit (3 horns, 4-piece rhythm section) excel on classics like ‘Mr Funky Samba’ and ‘Maria Fumacia’. Try the cover of Edu Lobo’s ‘Casa Forte’ or the groovy funk of ‘Leblon Via Vaz Lobo’. Overall, ‘Maria Fumaca’ is a very fine album, with the horn section a particularly strong feature.