S.P 73 was recorded with the full Campinas Teatro Municipal Orchestra, the same orchestra that that featured on ‘Hareton + Meta’ EP. It is a wonderful, deep soundscape of filmic MPB melodies, strings, organ, woodwind, drums and vocals. A record that sits alongside Verocai’s self-titled LP perfectly. Huge tip! Hareton was born in Bauru and grew up in Campinas. S.P 73 is his first LP – he worked tirelessly with his right man and brother, Ayrton, was a theatre director. The ‘Hareton + Meta’ EP was written and recorded for one of Ayrton’s productions – Hareton wrote the music, Ayrton the lyrics – which was given out at performances.
About the album: “’S.P’ is Sao Paulo. ‘73’ is the year that it was recorded. The back cover photo was taken of the window of his apartment. The intention was to create a screenplay in different settings and have short intervals between tracks – almost none – with songs with lyrics and instrumental songs as well. The LP originated from the participation in a festival of TV Tupi, with the musical production called ‘Irracional’. The track ‘Papa Mama’ is based on a drum rhythm of the same name.” The album was awarded ‘Best Foreign Album’ by Japanese Jazz Journal.