Unconventional Brazilian musician Marcos Valle, now in his fifties, has reinvented his career on numerous occasions. He worked with Sergio Mendes, lived in the US for a time and wrote the music for famous telenovelas. Recently, attention has mainly been drawn to what this adventurer did in the seventies: Brazil was suffering under a military dictatorship, but Valle was seeking freedom. This can be heard clearly on albums like Previsão Do Tempo. Valle's albums combined samba, bossa nova, psychedelic rock, and American soul in a way that had never been heard before. At one time, this part of his sizeable oeuvre was difficult to find, but earlier this year four of Valle's albums from the early seventies were re-released on CD. Valle is performing at the North Sea Jazz Festival with the much younger singer Lucas Santtana, a kindred spirit who grapples with various influences in his own, unique way.