26 – 29 Jun 2015, Worthy Farm, Pilton
Marcos Valle
Marcos Valle
Fri 26 Jun 2015 West Holts Stage
Boss of Bossa Nova

Marcos Valle is a giant of Brazilian music whose classic albums from the 1970s deservedly met fresh ears last year when they were reissued by Seattle-based label, Light in the Attic. And what gems those records are (check Garra from 1971 and 1973’s Previsão do Tempo for a good introduction), covering samba, bossa nova, soul, jazz and Latin rock. In truth, though, Valle’s music never fell out of favour - in his 50-year career, his songs have been covered by jazz greats like Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie, and sampled by hip hop’s big guns, including Jay Z and Kanye West.

Valle has also always moved with the times - continually recording new music (sometimes with contemporary groups, like the Phenomenal Handclap Band) and giving traditional Brazilian forms, like bossa nova, a modern twist, as he did on his most recent album, 2013’s Ao Vivo, a collaboration with American jazz singer Stacey Kent. Over the years, you will have heard his music being played by Gilles Peterson and Gideon Coe; now it’s time for Valle to bring a little Brazilain sunshine to Glastonbury. Doesn’t matter if it’s tipping it down.

Marcos Valle is a giant of Brazilian music whose classic albums from the 1970s deservedly met fresh ears last year when they were reissued by Seattle-based label, Light in the Attic. And what gems those records are (check Garra from 1971 and 1973’s Previsão do Tempo for a good introduction), covering samba, bossa nova, soul, jazz and Latin rock. In truth, though, Valle’s music never fell out of favour - in his 50-year career, his songs have been covered by jazz greats like Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie, and sampled by hip hop’s big guns, including Jay Z and Kanye West.

Valle has also always moved with the times - continually recording new music (sometimes with contemporary groups, like the Phenomenal Handclap Band) and giving traditional Brazilian forms, like bossa nova, a modern twist, as he did on his most recent album, 2013’s Ao Vivo, a collaboration with American jazz singer Stacey Kent. Over the years, you will have heard his music being played by Gilles Peterson and Gideon Coe; now it’s time for Valle to bring a little Brazilain sunshine to Glastonbury. Doesn’t matter if it’s tipping it down.

Marcos Valle at Glastonbury 2015

Set List on West Holts Stage on 26 Jun 2015 at Worthy Farm, Pilton

Bar Ingles
A Paraiba Nao e Chicago
Os Grilos
Samba De Verao
Esperando O Messias (Com Golden Boys)
Arranca Toco
Estrelar
Parabens
Batucada