Really digging this underrated gem, as I have done since 1969.
I have this song from Ben's (now known as BenJor to avoid confusion with George Benson) "Acustico" DVD. I got this DVD some dozen years ago. It has has all his hits on it. And he has a long interview as well, as an extra treat. He wrote so many musical gems that they are just too many to count. Caetano Veloso is in total awe of Ben's musical talent. I totally agee. And all the versions of Zazueira posted here are fabulous.
This song was great to hear on the radio back in 1969. It got a lot of airplay on the stations that I was listening to at the time.Really digging this underrated gem, as I have done since 1969.
"Papasong" got a lot of airplay on our local jazz radio station--they programmed a lot of fusion, and this fit right in. I'd forgotten about it for decades until someone played it at an audio show a couple of years ago.By the way, Rudy who hasn't heard of Azymuth, especially if they come on this website? I remember hearing them back in 1983 when I was just starting to get into jazz as a mere teenager!