UZOMA is new album from Mental Abstrato Project. From the African dialect Igbo, it means "the good way to be traveled". After eight years of
the debut album "Pure Essence", the second comes more mature and with the consistency of good children of Hip Hop, delving deeper into their references, ranging from Samba-Jazz, Neo Soul to the musicality of ancestral matrix African music, resulting in an urban and contemporary jazz record from the suburbs of São Paulo to the World.
The album was recorded in Red Bull Music Studios São Paulo, produced by Mental Abstracto, with co-production, composition and direction of arrangements by Marcelo Monteiro, with the support of great instrumentalists of the instrumental scene.
Special guests: Claudya, Bocato, Rodrigo Brandão, Guizado, Gil Duarte, Erica Dee (CAN) and Ozay Moore (USA).
released September 6, 2018
Produced by: Mental Abstrato
Recording: Red Bull Music Studios São Paulo
Tracks 4 and 10 recorded in PIPA Studio by Thiago Duar
Recording: Rodrigo Funai Costa
Assistant of Recording: Alejandra Luciani and Éric Yoshino
Edition: Mental Abstract, Thiago Duar and Marcelo Monteiro | PIPA Studio
Mixing and Mastering: Luis Lopes | C4 Studio
Art Direction by Fernando Marar
Programing and Percussion: Omig One.
Beats and Programing: Calmão Tranquis.
Bass: Guimas Santos.
Acustic Bass: Daniel Amorin.
Scratch: Dj Vitonez.
Scratch and collages: Dj Soares
Guitar: Thiago Duar.
Fender Rhodes: Marcelo Castilha.
Keyboards and Synth: Fernando TRZ.
Organ Hammond: Mauricio Fleury.
Keyboards: Kiko de Sousa.
Vibraphone and effects: Beto Montag.
Vibraphone: André Juarez.
harmonica: Lucas Cirilo.
Trombone & Vocal: Gil Duarte
Baritone Saxophone and Flutes: Marcelo Monteiro.
Flute: Cauê Vieira
Trombone & Trumpet: Richard Firmino.
High & Tenor Saxophone: Sintia Piccin
São Paulo / Brazil / Bossa Beats / BBTS # 006/2018