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Billy Hoyle - Bruxo (billyhoylemusic.bandcamp.com)
As somewhat of a follow up to the “Os Afro Sambas Reworks” project, “Bruxo” is another release inspired by Hoyle’s deep love for Brazilian music. Sampling rich sounds from flutes, Fender Rhodes, guitar and melodica, it fluctuated between being a completely vocal or instrumental-only album throughout the creative process, eventually leading to a mix of the two with contributions from Tom Scott, Cazeaux O.S.L.O & N’fa Jones. The backbone of these pieces is formed by the world-class Myele Manzanza, who played drums on every track, shifting between boom-bap grooves and also flexing his incredible chops. Damian Smith also adds life to this project with various solos and keyboard parts that colour in the instrumental pieces.

Mixing emotive & unusual progressions with hard edged beats and some evocative lyrics, “Bruxo” feels like a journey somewhere through South America where paths cross between hiphop, jazz, and instrumental music.

"Huge shout out to Myele Manzanza for his incredible drumming across the entire project. He gave it the life it needed to materialise. Also to Damian Smith for his keyboard parts on almost every track, adding tonnes of colour and feel to greatly enrich these pieces. Also to the vocal contributions to the project from Tom Scott, Cazeaux O.S.L.O & N’fa Jones. I couldn’t have finished this project without you all."

credits

released August 23, 2019

Produced by Billy Hoyle
Drums by Myele Manzanza
Keyboards by Damian Smith
Mixed by Billy Hoyle
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