Album artwork for Num Dia Azul by Minas

Minas Num Dia Azul is a sublime slice of private press bossa nova meets jazzy MPB perfection.

Warm and bubbling with youthful spirit, the music is simultaneously loose in swagger, yet slick and tight. The album was originally released in 1983 and reflects the great music coming out of Rio at the time, yet Num Dia Azul wasn't recorded in Rio, but actually in the USA.

Recorded in North Carolina just after Patricia and Orlando Haddad had graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts, the record was only released for the Brazilian market on their own Blueazul Records imprint. As with most private press labels, they could only afford to have it pressed in small quantities. To add to its later obscurity, hundreds of copies were also destroyed in a house fire. They say cream always rises to the top, and fast forward to the 2010s, the word amongst collectors and DJs was spreading about this mythical under-the-radar recording. People from across the globe were contacting Patricia and Orlando for more information, hoping to secure themselves a copy. Luckily the original tapes had remained with the artists and were in great condition, so in 2016 the pair ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to have it remastered and repressed.

For this Mr Bongo 2023 re-issue, they have tried to keep it as close to the original 1983 version as possible, both in the packaging and audio presentation. The CD version comes with bonus tracks. Mr Bongo are super proud to keep Patricia and Orlando's serene recordings in the circulation that they deserve to be. One for fans of Brazilian artists such as Burnier and Cartier, Edu Lobo and Joyce. We are sure those fans will lose themselves in the alluring textures of Num Dia Azul.

Num Dia Azul

Mr Bongo
Album artwork for Num Dia Azul by Minas
LP

£24.99

Black
Released 20/10/2023Catalogue Number

MRBLP279

Album artwork for Num Dia Azul by Minas
CD

£14.99

With Bonus Tracks.

Released 20/10/2023Catalogue Number

MRBCD279

Num Dia Azul

Mr Bongo
Album artwork for Num Dia Azul by Minas
LP

£24.99

Black
Released 20/10/2023Catalogue Number

MRBLP279

Album artwork for Num Dia Azul by Minas
CD

£14.99

With Bonus Tracks.

Released 20/10/2023Catalogue Number

MRBCD279

Minas Num Dia Azul is a sublime slice of private press bossa nova meets jazzy MPB perfection.

Warm and bubbling with youthful spirit, the music is simultaneously loose in swagger, yet slick and tight. The album was originally released in 1983 and reflects the great music coming out of Rio at the time, yet Num Dia Azul wasn't recorded in Rio, but actually in the USA.

Recorded in North Carolina just after Patricia and Orlando Haddad had graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts, the record was only released for the Brazilian market on their own Blueazul Records imprint. As with most private press labels, they could only afford to have it pressed in small quantities. To add to its later obscurity, hundreds of copies were also destroyed in a house fire. They say cream always rises to the top, and fast forward to the 2010s, the word amongst collectors and DJs was spreading about this mythical under-the-radar recording. People from across the globe were contacting Patricia and Orlando for more information, hoping to secure themselves a copy. Luckily the original tapes had remained with the artists and were in great condition, so in 2016 the pair ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to have it remastered and repressed.

For this Mr Bongo 2023 re-issue, they have tried to keep it as close to the original 1983 version as possible, both in the packaging and audio presentation. The CD version comes with bonus tracks. Mr Bongo are super proud to keep Patricia and Orlando's serene recordings in the circulation that they deserve to be. One for fans of Brazilian artists such as Burnier and Cartier, Edu Lobo and Joyce. We are sure those fans will lose themselves in the alluring textures of Num Dia Azul.