Brazil summit: Paulo Morello & Tizian Jost with top drummer Erivelton Silva from Rio. A unique trip through contemporary samba-funk, relaxed bossa nova and earthy north-eastern rhythms on a bebop base. Imagine a sunny terrace in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro‘s vivid bairro, just opposite the famous Sugarloaf Mountain. Here, between the lush green of the mountains and the blue Guanabara bay, melodies and rhythms oat naturally through the air. You just have to grab the right moment for inspiration. It was here that the idea of this album was born, almost ten years ago, when guitarist Paulo Morello took advantage of such a moment and dreamed up the first bars of “Afternoon In Rio”. However, at that moment, those fragments – not written down – ew away through the hot breeze of the afternoon.