S-Tone? That’s Milan’s Stefano Tirone, the multi-instrumental jazz musician and producer who is no stranger to Connect Brazil’s faithful fans
Tirone is the person responsible for guiding all three of Toco’s albums, including Instalação Do Samba, Outro Lugar and Memoria.
As S-Tone, he is also a driving force for a unique and contemporary vision of Brazilian jazz, pop and Bossa Nova that’s shared by many of his labelmates at Irma/Schema Records, including Rosalia de Souza, Beat Girls and Nicola Conte.
Released digitally and on 7-inch vinyl ‘Try My Love’ is an old-school throwback to Acid Jazz and 80’ Brazilian Soul, blended into a downtempo drumming groove that is both relaxed and dreamy.
Be sure to check out the ‘B’ side title, the upbeat and rhythmic ‘Odoya’ which reunites Toco’s vocals with his own S-Tone roots.
Sometimes, an introduction like this one can invite you to explore the body of work which comes before it. We’ve already written about Italy’s musical love affair with Brazil, so dive in and explore away.