Trio Mocotó

Trio Mocotó

MRBLP189
Release Notes
  • Classic Brazilian album from 1977
  • Featuring the incredible ’Não Adianta’ and a brilliant cover of Jorge Ben’s ’Que Nega É Essa’
  • Official Mr Bongo reissue
  • Licensed from Arlequim

Luiz Carlos Fritz (Fritz Escovão), João Parahyba and Nereu Gargalo aka Trio Mocotó are most well-known as Jorge Ben Jr.’s backing band. They played on several seminal Jorge Ben LP’s – his self-titled from 1969, Força Bruta in 1970 and Negro É Lindo in 1971.

Trio Mocotó were also key players in the development of the ’samba rock’ sound – a fusion of samba, soul and rock influenced by music from the USA.