Sad to hear of the death on 8 July in Rio at the age of 66 of Jose Roberto Bertrami, of Azymuth renown. He founded the popular trio in the 1970s, and playing their trademark samba doida style the band had a strong following in the UK and frequently performed at the Jazz Cafe in London.

Bertrami also arranged and wrote for Sarah Vaughan, Elis Regina, Mark Murphy, Joe Pass, Erasmo Carlos, Milton Nascimento, Airto, and Flora Purim. His solo albums include Things Are Different and Aventura. Stephen Graham

Jose Roberto Bertrami (pictured above)