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There are, at least, five artists known as Azimuth: 1) A pseudonym of pianist Ed Goldfarb (on Sockspider Promotions). 2) A Brasilian trio (best known as Azymuth & aka Azimüth). 3) A UK trio (on ECM). 4) Russian drone/noise one-man project (signed to Nurn Records/Dead Rabbit records). 5) Blackened doom two piece in Toronto, Canada

1) A pseudonym of pianist Ed Goldfarb, who’s releases include Photographs. Official site:

2) A electric trio (aka Azimüth & Azymuth), from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Formed in the late 1960s, the members are José Roberto Bertrami (keyboards), Alex Malheiros (bass, guitars) & Ivan Conti (drums, percussion). They had a major hit with “Jazz Carnival” (as Azymüth around, 1980 or 1981) & released a string of albums, on Milestone, in the 1980s. Since the 80s, they have released albums on Far Out (London), whilst remaining based in Brazil & continuing to tour in Europe.

3) A UK chamber jazz trio, of Norma Winstone (vocals), John Taylor (piano) & Kenny Wheeler (horns) - founded 1977. They have made several recordings for ECM & performed in Europe & North America.

The John & Norma (married duo), approached ECM proprietor Manfred Eicher - in desperation, John later admitted - with a demo tape. Eicher suggested adding a fluegelhorn to the duo, prompting them to contact an old associate, Kenny.


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  • Color_Of_Sound

    A lot of artists with the same name.... I just want to register the first album of the brazilian band Azimuth (1975) ! Amazing....

    6 Jul 2011 Reply
  • barrospablito

    This is Azimuth, ECM group, not the brazilian trio, Azymuth. Jesus...

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • FatarPlayer

    Auweia wenn Wheeler und Co. lesen würden daß sie mit "Azymuth" verwechselt werden :)

    29 Jan 2010 Reply
  • rjtbu

    Azymuth's early recordings are released as Azimuth.

    19 Nov 2009 Reply
  • lazylittle

    This is not the same band. So it's not written as "Azymuth". This band is : John Taylor (Piano), Kenny Wheeler (Trumpet, Flugelhorn), Norma Winstone (Vocals) And someone should remove that picture, which has nothing to do with Azimuth. If there is a band called Azimüth, then it shouldnt be here, because of the different letter in the name.

    12 Jul 2009 Reply
  • selim714

    This is the same group with Malhieros, Bertrami and Conti. But this not the way their name is spelled. It's Azymuth.

    29 May 2008 Reply
  • marcosvenicio

    Azimuth é o cara !!!

    13 Jan 2008 Reply

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