Studies of Tom Ze: Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You (Vinyl)
In the mid 1980's David Byrne pulled a Tom Ze album out of the samba section of a Riode Janeiro record store. This purchase started a 25-year-long chain of events that has resulted in this box you now hold in your hands. That album was Tom's study of samba, the most prosaic of Brazilian musical styles. The original cover, a coil of barbwire, had intrigued Byrne with its illogical imagery. The world of Tom Ze opened on that day, not only for those of us outside of Brazil, but also for those inside the country who had forgotten him. Here for the first time collected in one place are Tom Ze's singular take on samba, pagode, and bossa nova. A retrospective nearly 50 years in the making.
What is inside?
-Massive Hits (Estudando o Samba) LP
-Estudando o Pagode LP
-Estudando a Bossa LP
-Tom Ze with Tortoise Lite at the Barbican 45
-A Conversation: Tom Ze, David Byrne and Arto Lindsay (CD)
-Original Essay on Tom Ze by Brazilian Scholar Chris Dunn
-Key to Receive All Vinyl Content by Digital Download