Mestre Candeia's Denim Hat / Ben LaMar Gay (Official Video)
"Mestre Candeia's Denim Hat" is Gay's unique homage to improvisatory and rhythmic elements of the Brazilian Partido Alto tradition. The title is a nod to the insight and style of master sambista and partideiro Antônio Candeia Filho. In a bubbling, melodious two minute burst, Gay lays a Chicago-style free-jazz synth raga over a swinging, fractured march, singing: "Di Do Do Doo, Di Do Doo Dooo, Di Do Do Doo Doooo Dooo..."
Ben LaMar Gay's "Mestre Candeia's Denim Hat," from the album 'Open Arms to Open Us'.