This currently airing TV spot got me on the hunt. The track is “Estrelar” by Marcos Valle, a Brazilian singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who came to the US in the mid ’70s and collaborated with Leon Ware (who co-wrote “Estrelar”), and Chicago (on their not-as-dreadful-as-advertised Chicago 13), among others.
He returned to Brazil and cut two amazing, groove-infused albums in 1981 (Vontade de Rever Você) and 1983 (Marcos Valle). I’m learning, and you should too. Go get your Brazilian groove on…
Here’s “Estrelar” in its entirety:
Here’s the album that preceded it, 1981’s Vontade de Rever Você in its entirety:
And both albums in full on Spotify: