Mario Adnet —
Amazonia ... CD Adventure Music, 2013. New Copy ....
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from Mario Adnet – a set done with some great expanded orchestrations – and key help from guests who include Roberta Sa, Monica Salmaso, and Lenine! The tunes have this spacious, expansive feel that really lives up to the Amazon promise ... read moreCD
Jazz versions of classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim – all done by a group arranged and directed by guitarist Mario Adnet, and featuring guest work from Joyce, Helio Delmiro, Romero Lumbambo, and others! The sound here is really fresh – not merely just a reworking of Jobim's original ... read moreCD
A wonderful tribute to the music of Baden Powell – way different than the simple solo acoustic set that you might normally get – and instead, a cool batch of larger arrangements that showcase a totally different side of Powell's tunes! The album's a great reminder that amidst some of ... read moreCD
Maucha Adnet & Helio Alves —
Milagre ... CD Zoho, 2013. New Copy ....
Maucha sings and Helio plays – in a sweet set that makes for a wonderfully warm and stripped down batch of Brazilian vocals! The album's got a sound that's a bit different than the usual bossa outing – given Helio's rich touch on the piano, which isn't afraid to go for bolder notes at ... read moreCD
A lost treasure from Antiono Adolfo – keyboard player, arranger, and one of the greatest Brazilian talents of his generation! Adolfo's sound and style is contemporaneous with the best work of Marcos Valle, Edu Lobo, and others – and like them, he has an approach that mixes together ... read moreCD
One of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a way that nicely steps off of Airto's first few American releases, and warms the groove up with a nice dose of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a way that nicely steps off of Airto's first few American releases, and warms the groove up with a nice dose of ... read moreCD
Airto's unique Brazilian fusion style meets the electric funky genius of CTI – and the result is a killer album of long tracks with a far-reaching jazzy groove! The album takes off a bit from Airto's work with Return To Forever – no surprise, since Chick Corea and Flora Purim are on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A soaring set of grooves from one of the world's greatest percussionists – a standout set as a leader from Airto, and a key set in his wonderful run of work from the 70s! The album's still got the loose, free feel of Airto's earliest work, and isn't nearly as crossover-oriented as some of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Airto's most polished records, and an album that we've really grown to love over the years! There's a pretty strong modern soul/R&B component to the album – but at the core, there's still a strong feeling for Brazilian rhythms, and the record's got a wonderfully warm Brazilian ... read moreCD
Johnny Alf —
Johnny Alf ... LP Rozenblit/Mr Bongo (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)....
A 60s bossa classic from Johnny Alf – a set that really showcases the bluer side of bossa at the time! The set's got a rich, sophisticated sort of sound – right up there with the best Elenco or Forma vocal sessions of the 60s, thanks to orchestrations by Jose Briamonte, which move ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 60s bossa classic from Johnny Alf – a set that really showcases the bluer side of bossa at the time! The set's got a rich, sophisticated sort of sound – right up there with the best Elenco or Forma vocal sessions of the 60s, thanks to orchestrations by Jose Briamonte, which move ... read moreCD
A dozen classic bossa recordings by the great Johnny Alf – a key figure in the early days of the movement, with a romantic vocal style forged years before Jobim became a leader, and a dreamy piano style that worked perfectly with his own light compositions. All tracks were recorded between ... read moreCD
Breezy bossa nova – Hollywood 60s style! The album's one of the best cut for Capitol by guitarist Laurindo Almeida – and has a sweet groovy little style that features Laurindo's lovely guitar work over some lightly dancing small combo backings that include flute, harmonica, organ, ... read moreCD
Arnaldo Antunes, Carlinhos Brown, & Marisa Monte —
Tribalistas ... CD EMI, 2002. Used ....
3 of Brazil's most important artists of the past 10 years team up in this Tribalistas project – a genre-blurring set of tracks that recalls similar efforts of the Tropicalista generation, updated to reflect the styles of the 3 artists involved, with some nice complicated production touches ... read moreCD
A contemporary set, but one that sparkles with all the best brilliance of the 70s scene in Brazil – and that includes such heady company as Marcos Valle, Azymuth, and Joao Donato! As with all those artists at the time, Lucas Arruda has a groove that's strongly based on Fender Rhodes – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Clarice Assad —
Home ... CD Adventure Music, 2012. Used ....
Brazilian vocals, with plenty of jazz – a smoker of a set from singer Clarice Assad – with a feel that takes us back to rare indie albums of the 70s and 80s! The instrumentation is great – lots of hard-grooving piano from Clarice, played in these inventive ways that often infuse ... read moreCD
A Brazilian underground classic from the early 70s – mindblowing work that mixes heavy percussion with lots of guitar – in a style that's samba soul one minute, but heavier rock the next! There's a bit of a Jorge Ben influence going on at times – particularly in the way the ... read moreCD
An amazing record – one we'd easily rank right up there with some of our favorite 60s albums from Brazil – including work by Baden Powell or Elis Regina! This session has echoes of the best of both of those artists, but also predates their key moments too – a groundbreaking ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky, soulful, and totally wonderful – a wicked late 70s live set from Jorge Ben – and one of his few post-Philips albums that really holds the energy from earlier years! The date's a live one, and the group grooves in a style that's got plenty of Africa Brasil touches – mixed ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark recording that is one of Jorge Ben's best albums ever! The album is a perfect realization of the way that Jorge mixes Brazilian rhythms with choppy Afro grooves – and the result is a masterpiece that yeilded some of his biggest tracks ever. Included here is the great choppy funk ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet little album from Jorge Ben – an 80s groover with a sound that's a bit of a change from his 70s classics! The backings show Ben picking up some modern soul elements from the US scene of the time – but these are also mixed with some rougher, rhythmic styles that are definitely ... read moreCD
A seminal set from Jorge Ben – one that mixes samba soul with more baroque arrangements from the legendary Arthur Verocai! The record's got a different feel than some of Jorge's other work – almost a wider vision of music that ties his usual funky style to some of the more ambitious ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bnegao & Seletores De Frequencia —
Sintoniza La ... CD Coqueiro Verde (Brazil), 2012. New Copy ....
A brilliant mix of live funk and lead MC work from Bnegao – and just the sort of unique criss-crossing of styles we'd never see up here in the US! The album's not really a hip hop record – despite the lead raps of Bnegao – and instead, it's kind of a funk record with spoken ... read moreCD
Strong work by Maria Bethania from the late 70s – a session that has her tightening up her sound a bit more than before, but without any loss of her sense of drama or emotion! The album was recorded with a number of different musical backgrounds, including many small group settings with ... read moreCD
Maria Bethania recorded some of her best early material in a live setting – and this album is great testament to that fact! Unlike some of her Tropicalia contemporaries – whose live records could sometimes be a bit rough around the edges – Bethania's albums were always very well-p ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stefano Bollini & Hamilton De Holanda —
O Que Sera ... CD ECM (Germany), 2013. New Copy ....
Beautiful sounds from the duo of Stefano Bollani on piano and Hamilton De Holanda on bandolim – a set thats heavy on styles borrowed from the Brazilian tradition, but which also features some other elements as well – all wrapped up in a blend thats warmly lyrical one moment, ... read moreCD
A pretty great little album from Bonfa – always one of the more corruptible bossa players, working here in a groovy set of pop arrangements by Deodato with a lively American twist! Some tunes are fast-driving bossa numbers with good jazz accompaniment, others have backing vocals in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the earliest of the classic Verve bossa nova sessions of the 60s – and a wonderful showcase for the talents of guitarist Luiz Bonfa! Most of Bonfa's previous recordings were done in a very spare or solo mode – and this set makes a nice change by adding in some larger ... read moreCD
An amazing early album from Brazilian guitar virtuoso Luiz Bonfa – originally recorded by the audiophile Cook Laboratories on a Nagra recorder – in a spare, stripped-down, "in the field" sort of style! There's an intimacy here that's missing from some of Bonfa's studio ... read moreCD
Melodic psych fuzz grooves from Boogarins – hailing from Goiania, Brazil The group is primarily the duo of Fernando Ameida and Benke Ferraz – who are still in their late teens on this record, but they're clearly old souls – as they carry the spirit of the past 40 years of ... read moreCD
One of the best 80s albums from this always-solid Brazilian artist! Joao's not only in fine form vocally, but he has some top-shelf help from Adair Blanc, who co-wrote most of the songs with Joao, and from Cesar Camargo Mariano, who produced and arranged the whole album. Mariano's talent is the ... read moreCD
Bossa Rio —
Alegria! ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good- Gatefold ....
An incredibly groovy record – and one of two rare sides cut by Bossa Rio – a short-lived vocal group handled by Sergio Mendes! The sound here is kind of an extension of Sergio's work with Brasil 66 – but Bossa Rio have deeper chops vocally, with both male and female singers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing bossa jazz from one of Brazil's best combos! The Bossa Tres were led by dynamic pianist Luis Carlos Vinhas – an incredibly strong talent who was as great an arranger as he was a piano player – and on this early session, he's at his most firey, really flowing out with tremendous ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A well-fitting title for this sweet little set – a record that mixes together jazz, samba, and bossa styles wonderfully – with Cristina Braga on both vocals and harp, and backing from a tight little combo! Bassist Ricardo Medeiros put the grooves together for the set – and he's ... read moreCD
An incredible little record with a sound that's unlike anything else we've ever heard before – a set that mixes jazzy inflections on vibes, organ, guitar, percussion, and flute – the last of which is played here by a young Hermeto Pascoal! The set was done after Pascoal's work in ... read moreCD
An incredible live album from Chico Buarque – one that really grabs us right from the start, and holds us rapt in ways that go far beyond the boundaries of language! Chico's recent albums have all been pretty darn great, but there's really something special to this set – a perfect ... read moreDVD
Smoking work on accordion from Ze Calixto – working here in a great blend of rootsy rhythms and complicated lines that perfectly sums up the sound of forro in Brazil! The sound of his instrument is as smooth as Ze's look on the cover – but the rhythms help give the set a nice bite ... read moreCD
Cavaquinho with a great dose of jazz – all to make some really wonderful music that does a great job of bridging Brazilian music traditions! Joao Callado plays cavaquinho on the set – using the small stringed instrument with a great sense of grace, and working in a highly rhythmic mode ... read moreCD
Brazilian girl pop from the 50s – as you might guess from the title, which is a Portuguese translation of "Stupid Cupid"! The work on the set is as sweetly poppy as the cover – a unique take on American female pop styles of the time, with some slight traces of Brazilian ... read moreCD
A wealth of early work from the lovely Celly Campello – one of the biggest girl pop icons in the Brazilian scene of the 60s! Celly's work is more inspired by American rock and roll than previous Brazilian styles – and as such, these records are a crucial part in the formation of the ... read moreCD
Moody female vocals from Brazil – a great early 70s album with a dreamy feel and a nice electric touch! In a way, the album's a fair bit like the Ana Mazzotti album from the same period, with a mix of some funky scatting vocal numbers, and other tunes that are more laidback, but which fit ... read moreCD
A legendary lost album from Brazilian songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Lula Cortes and Ze Ramalho – recorded in Brazil in the mid 70s – blending avant psychedelia, rugged acoustic rhythms, and an enormous free spirit with delicate melodic touches and lilting jazzy elements! As is the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alaide Costa —
Afinal ... CD RGE/Ubatuqui (Spain), 1963. Used ....
Sad and dreamy early 60s work by Alaide Costa – one of the early divas of bossa nova! The album's one of Alaide's most solid from the time – and features backing either by a small combo led by Cesar Camargo, or by a larger group led by Maestro Lindolfo Gaya, the force behind more great ... read moreCD
Sublime work from Alaide Costa – a beautifully mature album from the late 80s, and one that has her working with a host of great guest help from the Milton Nascimento camp, and the jazzier side of the MPB spectrum! In addition to vocals from Milton on one cut, the set also features ... read moreCD
A collection of Gal Costa's work from the 70s, plus a few added tracks from the early 80s. Most of this material was recorded in the post-Tropicalia years, but it's still strong stuff – showing Gal as one of Brazil's best vocalists of the time. Titles include "O Bater De Tambor", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from Gal Costa – a brilliant live album that follows strongly in the mode of her Recanto studio album! Like that set, this one features Gal in the most experimental style she's used in years – bits of electronics and contemporary underground modes layered in with her ... read moreCD
A wonderful overview of the career of Gal Costa – one that pulls some of the best tracks from albums that begin with 1967's Domingo, and run through Minha Voz, from 1982. The tracks allow you to hear the development of Gal as a singer – starting as a late bossa vocalist, moving into ... read moreCD
A great little Brazilian group from the 70s – one who continues the harmony styles of Sergio Mendes in the 60s, but takes the music into some groovy new directions! The sounds here are more samba than bossa – with guitar and percussion dancing nicely together in the rhythms as group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
'A great little Brazilian group from the 70s – one who continues the harmony styles of Sergio Mendes in the 60s, but takes the music into some groovy new directions! The sounds here are more samba than bossa – with guitar and percussion dancing nicely together in the rhythms as group ... read moreCD
Warmly wonderful sounds from Maria Creuza – really coming into her own at the time of this mid 80s set – and finding a way to blend together rootsy sounds and sophisticated production – all with a result that's a bit like Gal Costa at the time! There's a gentle feel to the set ... read moreCD
Pure magic from the lovely Maria Creuza – a singer who only seems to get more soulful as the years go on! The set's got a different feel than some of Maria's earlier work – rootsy some minutes, but with a soul-styled sophistication at others – often arranged with jazzy ... read moreCD
Paquito D'Rivera playing here in a beautiful Brazilian mode – one that recalls the style of older choro recordings, but which still has some of Paquito's Cuban soul as well! Clarinet is the most effective instrument in this setting, and is used often, with some wonderfully deep inflections ... read moreCD
Paulinho Da Costa —
Agora ... CD OJC, 1977. New Copy ....
A tasty session of west coast Brazilian grooves – cut by the great percussionist Paulinho Da Costa, with a group that includes Claudio Slon, Larry Williams, and Lee Ritenour. The record's got a very nice breezy feel – with a sound that's similar to some of the Fantasy Brazilian LPs of ... read moreCD
Drummer Duduka Da Fonseca is the leader here, but what impresses us most with the record is the album's great piano from David Feldman – a player with a fluid, soulful sound that really grabs us right away – a sense of scope and space that brings a subtle sort of majesty to the record, ... read moreCD
A collection of remixes from one of the greatest groups going! Da Lata have one of the strongest sounds going – a mixture of Brazilian rhythms and modern production, steeped in classic jazz influences, and the rich sense of history brought to the group by DJ Patrick Forge. And when they ... read moreCD
Bezerra Da Silva —
Ao Vivo ... CD CID (Brazil), 1999. Used ....
A great collection of vintage work from Brazilian singer Moreira Da Silva – including a fair bit of tracks originally only issued as 78rpm singles! The collection features two CDs' worth of material from 78s, plus the full album O Tal from later in the decade – but even that is ... read moreCD
The music of Martinho Da Vila – served up here with the help of a huge amount of contemporaries and admirers – including Joao Bosco, Joao Donato, Ana Costa, Elza Soares, Paulinho Da Viola, Paula Lima, Ne Matogrosso, Leci Brandao, Fernanda Abreu, and many others – plus some work by ... read moreDVD
One of those great records where Paulinho Da Viola wonderfully demonstrates why he's so different than some of his contemporaries – a samba singer at heart, but also a poet with a depth that goes way beyond the usual! The tunes here have a simple sort of start, but often unfold with a ... read moreCD
Wonderfully warm work from Paulinho Da Viola – an overlooked gem from the early 80s, and a set that bristles with all the classic energy of his music from the decade before! The overall sound is strongly acoustic – loads of great percussion underneath the guitar and vocals, with only a ... read moreCD
A record that acts just like its title – as the set really helps focus the brilliance of Paulinho Da Viola into bright rays of color – showing different tones and feelings with each new tune on the set! By that, we don't mean that the album's schizophrenic – just that it's got a ... read moreCD
Salome De Bahia —
Brasil ... CD Tommy Boy/Yellow, 2005. Used ....
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Paris club meets classic Brazil – all served up by the lovely voice of Salome De Bahia! Salome's got a style that's bit more soulful than any of the neo-bossa divas floating around the dancefloor these days – a vocal approach that's rich in tradition, and perfect for the set's ... read moreCD
Twin-string magic from Hamilton De Holanda and Yamandu Costa – a live set, but one with a very intimate feel! Instrumentation comes only from Hamilton's 10 string mandolin and Yamandu's 7 string guitar – both unusual instruments that find a wonderful space with each other – ... read moreCD
Really wonderful work from singer Guida De Palma – an album with jazzy bossa backings from Jazzinho, and a groove that's even more sublime than any of their previous work! The album easily ranks right up there with our favorite 70s classics by Brazilian legends like Joyce or Tania Maria ... read moreCD
Really wonderful work from singer Guida De Palma – an album with jazzy bossa backings from Jazzinho, and a groove that's even more sublime than any of their previous work! The album easily ranks right up there with our favorite 70s classics by Brazilian legends like Joyce or Tania Maria ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Really lovely sounds from Gisele De Santi – a singer with a voice that's warm and lyrical, but which has a nice sort of edge as well – this sensibility that really keeps things interesting, even on the mellower tunes – at a level that takes us back to older Brazilian singers like ... read moreCD
Get ready to fall in love with a new bossa singer! The lovely Rosalia De Souza is a sweet-voiced vocalist with a sound that's very much in keeping with classic 60s work from Brazil – and she's got the added benefit of working here with new arrangements from the great Nicola Conte, the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great look at an under-acknowledged period of the career of Eumir Deodato – his mid 70s sides for MCA, recorded right after his better-known records for CTI! The vibe here is quite similar to the jazzy funk that Deodato laid down in the earlier part of the decade – a bit fuller at ... read moreCD
Killer bossa organ session from the 60s! The session's a tight full-on bossa organ session, with a hard hitting sound, and lots of short hot uptempo grooves. Cuts include "O Sol Nascera", "Samba Do Dom Natural", "Terra De Ninguem", "E Bom Parar", and "A ... read moreCD
Raul De Souza —
Colors ... CD Milestone, 1975. New Copy ....
A sweet blend of west coast jazz and Brazilian rhythms – and one of our favorite records ever from trombonist Raul De Souza! The session's got a more soulful, jazzy feel than some of Raul's other dates from the 70s – not nearly as tight as his sets for Capitol, with an earthy ... read moreCD
Joao Donato —
Bad Donato ... CD Blue Thumb/Dubas (Brazil), 1970. New Copy ....
A wickedly funky album from Joao Donato – quite different than his earlier bossa sessions, and recorded in LA with a sweet jazzy bounce! The album's overflowing with great keyboard work – and Joao plays both piano and organ, in a group that includes percussion from Emil Richards, who ... read moreCD
The legendary meeting of the two biggest Brazilian keyboard talents of the 70s – Joao Donato and Eumir Deodato – coming together in beautifully funky formation! The sound is a great blend of the moody electric work of Donato's classic Quem E Quem album, and some of the fuller, funkier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet electric 70s session from the mighty Joao Donato – very different than his earlier bossa work of the 60s – and with the same funky appeal as the best work on his classic Quem E Quem album! This set's got a tighter feel overall – very much in a samba soul style, with lots ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A long-overdue reunion of Bud Shank and Joao Donato – two players not heard together on record since the 60s! The album's got a much more mellow feel than the World Pacific session the pair cut together decades ago – still bossa at the core, but done in a very stripped-down setting ... read moreCD
A well-done documentary on Caetano Veloso – with recent footage of tours in Japan, the US, and Brazil – packaged here with a lot of bonus features too! The core film is about 71 minutes long – but extras include a "Pocket Show Acustico", extended scenes, and more! ... read moreDVD
A really amazing project, with roots in a number of different styles – and a quality that's quite unlike anything else we've ever heard before! The group's got a trans-American vibe – contributions from US musicians like Scotty Hard, Melvin Gibbs, and Rob Mazurek, mixed with percussion ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eliane Elias really shows off her vocal skills here – singing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim at a level that really recalls some of the best breathy singers of the 60s – a mode that was especially rare at the time this set was recorded! Eliane definitely references Astrud Gilberto a ... read moreCD
A new ensemble, but one with a strong influence from older Brazilian modes – especially the best bossa jazz styles of the 60s! The group's got a sweet approach that mixes vibes in with bossa grooves – a really nice change from the usual, and backed up by more classic elements on ... read moreCD
Erica & Chiqhinho Et Les Show Rio —
Brazil 77 ... CD Vadim (France), 1977. New Copy ....
Breezy bossa from late 70s Paris – a rare European session from Rio ex-patriots Erica Norimar and Chiquinho Timoteo! The record's got a warmly jazzy glow that takes full advantage of the vocals of both artists – trading them back and forth on the more lively tunes, in a way that's ... read moreCD
A beautiful debut from singer Barbara Eugenia – a contemporary Brazilian singer, but one who really seems to find a way to let classic modes ripple through her music – a style that really takes us back to some of our favorite female singers of the 60s – yet served up with an ... read moreCD
Sweet 70s grooving from Brazilian singer Eva – a bit of soul, a bit of easy, all styled together nicely by orchestrations from the magical maestro Gaya! Gaya's work here is similar to his best backings for other artists in the Blue Brazil generation – a mix of American pop, post-bossa ... read moreCD
Totally cool, totally wonderful – and a massive set of hardly-heard work from Brazilian keyboardist Djalma Ferreira! Djalma's a name that's not nearly as well-known in the states as Walter Wanderley – but he got his start well before Walter, working in some 50s modes that were mighty ... read moreCD
Sweet keyboard genius from the legendary Manfredo Fest – an early 70s effort that's got a really wonderful groove! The style here is a bit like some of the best CTI recordings during their early years with A&M – kind of an update of 60s bossa that features full, warm, jazzy ... read moreCD
A sublime little set – quite possibly the greatest album ever from Brazilian keyboardist Manfredo Fest! Manfredo first cut his teeth on the bossa scene of the 60s – but by the time of this rare indie session, he'd moved up to the US – and was working with sweet keyboards to ... read moreCD