Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 —
Stillness ... LP A&M, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ....
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cracklin' sharp live set by Sergio and the group! The set's got a tight brace of material that includes Gilberto Gil's "Viramundo", "Mais Que Nada", "Jogo De Roda", "Girl From Ipanema", and a very nice cover of "Chelsea Morning". Recorded live at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 77 —
Vintage 74 ... LP Bell, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ....
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An excellent little album that Sergio recorded in the US – with a sweet funky electric sound that's very different than his other work! At some level, the album has a feel that's almost like a hip 70s soundtrack – sporting these great arrangements by Dave Grusin that bring in a lot ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little club single from Sergio – featuring the sweetly grooving "Lonely Woman", a surprpsingly great disco number from the end of the 70s! The track's got some nice jazzy touches, and a feel that's really soulful – thanks to some strong female vocals in the lead! ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Beautiful bossa from the great Roberto Menescal – and a set that features breezy vocals from Andrea Amorim in the lead, with a style that's a lot like some of Menescal's previous projects with Wanda Sa! Menescal plays acoustic guitar, handles arrangements, and sings a bit too – ... read moreCD
A host of female singers take on the music of Roberto Menescal – in a sweet little set that also features arrangements, production, and instrumentation from Menescal himself! The mode here is similar to that great update of his bossa styles that Roberto crafted in recent years with Wanda Sa ... read moreCD
A beautiful album of post-bossa tunes – done by Osmar Milito in a dreamily floating style that's totally great – almost in the mode of some of Marcos Valle's work from the time! The record features the group Quarteto Forma singing vocals on a number of cuts – but the real charm ... read moreCD
Breezy Brazilian tunes – sung by Italian singer Mina, in a way that recalls some of the best of Elis Regina's work from the late 60s! The track selection is great – and the album features many popular groovers like "Canto De Osshana", "Upa Neguinho", "Que ... read moreCD
When this album was first issued in the mid 90s by EMI, it quietly glided onto the market, with very little effect. Over the past few years, though, the record has slowly been championed by a large number of American critics and musicians, and has come to be one of the most critically acclaimed ... read moreCD
A real departure for Marisa Monte – an album of samba tunes done in mostly traditional modes! The style here is often simple and classic – bits of guitar, percussion, cavaquinho, and slight use of keyboards to warm things up a bit – but mostly in a way that allows for the ... read moreCD
Doris Monteiro —
Minhas Musicas ... CD Todamerica/Discobertas (Brazil), Mid 50s. New Copy 2 CDs ....
Beautiful early work from Doris Monteiro – a double-length set that brings together a range of material originally issued as 78rpm recordings – relatively obscure sounds from the years before she became one of the first interpreters of the music of Jobim! The style here is fuller, and ... read moreCD
Vinicius De Moraes is an artist with the soul of a poet, but a hell of a recording career too – one that spans the earliest years of bossa nova, which he helped to create – and runs through some tremendous collaborations in the 60s and 70s as well! This wonderful set brings together ... read moreCD
A sweet American recording from the unique Brazil/Japan trio of Paula Morelenbaum, Jacques Morelenbaum, and Ryuichi Sakamoto! As on other albums, the trio features Paula on voice, Jacques on cello, and Ryuichi on piano – but the group's also expanded here with a bit of extra guitar from Luiz ... read moreCD
Tremendous work from Ed Motta – a record that not only lives up to all the promise we've found in his music over the years – but which also goes way way beyond, and really knocks it out of the park! The title here is no lie, as Ed's a huge fan of AOR modes from the 70s – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album of modern soul tracks by one of Brazil's current R&B stars! If you don't know Ed Motta, he's got a deep rich voice, a real talent for writing songs, and a strong respect for R&B tradition that runs the gamut from Leroy Hutson to R Kelly. This album features remixes of ... read moreCD
Zeze Motta —
Zeze Motta ... CD Warner/Discobertas (Brazil), 1978. New Copy ....
A 70s classic from Zeze Motta – served up with a strong sense of presence in the vocals, but done with lots of cool compelling twists and turns in the arrangements! At times, there's a slight echo of new wave modes, but other points have a fuller approach to MPB – and a few other tunes ... read moreCD
A stunning early album by one of the greatest Brazilian vocal groups ever! This classic Elenco release captures the MPB4 when they were still very much in their bossa/samba mode – borrowing heavily from groups like Os Cariocas and Tamba Trio, yet crafting their own unique approach to the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cool sounds from Sergio Murillo – a singer whose style here is right up in the same mode as the mid 60s Jovem Guarda in Brazil! Like that scene, Sergio's approach here is heavily rooted in American rock – particularly the core modes of a few years before – served up with lots of ... read moreCD
Sergio Murillo's a bit more laidback here than on some of his rocking work of earlier years – emerging as a warm-voiced singer, with just the sort of sound you'd expect from his image on the cover – set to arrangements that sometimes have a few great groovy touches! Most of the music ... read moreCD
One of Nascimento's strongest from the time – thanks largely to some guest work by Wayne Shorter, who's returning the favor, after Nascimento appeared on some of his best albums of the mid 70s. The sound is a driving update of Milton's sound of the late 70s – and titles include "La ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tightly produced effort from the late 80s – with a sound that's certainly more commercial than some of Milton's earlier albums, but which is still graced by some great vocals and occasional soulful moments. Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter make an appearance on the album, and tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We couldn't think up a nicer title for this one than "Velvet Bossa Nova" – as the album's a smooth little set, with some really sweet instrumentation! The music on the set is played by a small group led by guitarist Neco – and featuring drums by Wilson Das Neves, bass by Tiao ... read moreCD
Dom La Nena —
Ela ... CD Six Degrees, 2012. New Copy ....
A beautiful debut from this up-and-coming Brazilian singer – put together with a really timeless feel that comes through in both the vocals and instrumentation! Dom's got a breathy way of singing – a style that takes us back to older French modes by artists like Jane Birkin and ... read moreCD
Beautiful solo piano from Jovino Santos Neto – an artist we've loved on other releases from Adventure music, but one who really shines here in the spare space of their Piano Masters series! The isolation of Neto's instrument allows for even greater fascination with his subtle tones and ... read moreCD
A beautiful batch of work from pianist Jovino Santos Neto – a very wide range of duets, spread out over one CD recorded in the US, and another in Brazil! Neto's sound here is quite rich, and quite varied – changing up nicely to fit the mood of the artist he's paired with on each track ... read moreCD
Folksy psychedelia from early 70s Brazil – a wonderful little album by poet/singer Marconi Notaro, done in collaboration with the team of Lula Cortes and Ze Ramalho, with a feel that's similar to their own classic Paebiru! The feel here is quite loose at times – almost improvised ... read moreCD
Clara Nunes —
Claridade ... LP Odeon (Brazil), 1975. Very Good+ Gatefold ....
70s samba magic from Clara Nunes – one of those singers who managed to make an already deep genre sound even better! The set's got a simple and honest approach that's really fresh, and never too overblown – allowing Clara to be expressive without falling into cliche, very much in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful album of jazzy vocal tracks with a definite bossa feel, recorded by the group O Quarteto – a harmony group whose style is very reminiscent of earlier Brazilian ones – like Os Cariocas and The Tamba Trio! The record's a sparkling batch of bossa tracks, produced with an ... read moreCD
The first album we've ever seen from O Terco – a set done for the legendary Forma label, with sublime arrangements from Arthur Verocai! The record's got a wicked blend of late 60s psych and some of the groovier styles of Brazilian music at the time – almost as if a truck full of ... read moreCD
The second album from O Terco – the guitar-heavy power trio who were one of the hardest things going in Brazil during the early 70s! The album's got a style that's somewhat progressive, but which also still holds onto plenty of late 60s psychedelic elements – qualities both sweet and ... read moreCD
A sweet funky classic from 70s Brazil – one of those records that's found thousands of funky fans over the decades – and which still continues to please! The set's the best-eer from Orlandivo – a soulful singer whose set up perfectly here with funky backings from the great Joao ... read moreCD
A sweet funky classic from 70s Brazil – one of those records that's found thousands of funky fans over the decades – and which still continues to please! The set's the best-eer from Orlandivo – a soulful singer whose set up perfectly here with funky backings from the great Joao ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Orlann Divo (aka Orlandivo) —
Orlann Divo ... LP Musidisc/Whatmusic (UK), 1963. New Copy (reissue)....
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Warm bossa grooves – and the second album by Orlandivo, billed here on the cover as Orlann Divo! The album's a great batch of instrumentals – jazzy, with a mix of percussion, bass, and organ that's quite different from the usual bossa album of its type – much more expansive, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful live work from this totally great Brazilian collective – a group who's large enough to win the Orquesta in their name, but who work together with a cohesiveness that's more in a small group mode! The vocals alone are totally great – sung in a shifting lineup that includes ... read moreCD
A weird and wild little record from Os Canibais – at first glance, a familiar rockish set from late 60s Brazil – but upon deeper listening, a nicely tripped-out album in all the right places! Os Canibais have a touch of the Jovem Guarda groove – that Brazilian style of copping ... read moreCD
A weird and wild little record from Os Canibais – at first glance, a familiar rockish set from late 60s Brazil – but upon deeper listening, a nicely tripped-out album in all the right places! Os Canibais have a touch of the Jovem Guarda groove – that Brazilian style of copping ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The landmark first album from Os Ipanemas – a runaway set of smoking bossa jazz – and a record that really helped set a whole new tone for the genre! The group here is a cooking quintet of Brazilian all-stars – including Astor Silva on trombone, Wilson Das Neves on percussion, ... read moreCD
A very cool Brazilian rock group from the early 70s – one who step out here with some touches that almost remind us more of French rock from the time than the usual MPB – and some groovy psychedelic modes as well! Arrangements can be full – a mix of strings interlaced with ... read moreCD
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hardest rocking albums ever cut by Os Mutantes – a record that's got a slightly ironic take on rock and roll styles of the time – still performed with the sense of drama and humor that always made the band so great! Rita Lee and Arnaldo Baptista are still in the group at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Although there's been a few "best of" collections out already by this legendary Brazilian rock group – this volume still stands as the most nicely-selected batch of tracks, and it comes complete with great liner notes that help you really navigate and understand their music. There's ... read moreCD
Although there's been a few "best of" collections out already by this legendary Brazilian rock group – this volume still stands as the most nicely-selected batch of tracks, and it comes complete with great liner notes that help you really navigate and understand their music. There's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quite possibly the last truly sublime album ever recorded by Os Mutantes – a set that's a bit more rock-oriented then their first few, but still pretty revolutionary overall! The group have expanded to a quintet at this point, but haven't yet falling into the guitar-heavy groove of later ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare live album recorded by the Mutantes during the years after Rita Lee and Arnaldo Baptista left the group, and when the only surviving original member Sergio Dias turned the group into a very competent progressive rock outfit. The sound is very different than their early albums, but it's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary album! This previously unreleased album by Os Mutantes was supposed to be their breakthrough album to an English speaking market – but for years it's only been talked about in hushed whispers, and has only been heard by a lucky few! The record was recorded in Paris in 1970 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A legendary album! This previously unreleased album by Os Mutantes was supposed to be their breakthrough album to an English speaking market – but for years it's only been talked about in hushed whispers, and has only been heard by a lucky few! The record was recorded in Paris in 1970 ... read moreCD
Classic work from this cool 70s combo – one of their smoking samba sets for the Tapecar label – a great illustration of the rich energy going on in the Brazilian indie scene at the time! Samba really burst strongly back to the forefront in the 70s – and although some artists ... read moreCD
Os Partideiros Do Pla —
Metem Bronca ... CD Tapecar/Discobertas (Brazil), 1973. New Copy ....
Os Pratideiros Do Pla get some great help here – guest appearances by a number of different artists, who all join in the lively festivities to make things even livelier! As with other records from this time, the group has a great way with upbeat percussion – criss-crossing rhythms ... read moreCD
Heavy percussion, tight guitar, and some really joyous vocal passages – a very festive outing from this hip indie samba group of the 70s – served up with a rootsy brilliance you'd never find on a bigger label! There's a feeling here that's almost live, given that the recording really ... read moreCD
Os Sambeatles (Manfredo Fest) —
Os Sambeatles ... CD Fermata/Braz Bossa Roots (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ....
A bossa nova take on The Beatles – served up with plenty of great keyboard work from the legendary Manfredo Fest! Fest is well know to bossa fans for his killer combo sides of the 60s – and although this album's a much more obscure effort, it follows in a very similar vein – ... read moreCD
A live show from Otto – one of our favorite Brazilian talents from recent years, and an artist with a sound so fresh, even MTV can't mess it up! The DVD presents Otto's live appearance on the Brazilian version of the network – a pretty edgey batch of tracks that's hardly what you'd ... read moreCD
Some of the freshest music you'll ever hope to hear – two late 70s classics from Brazilian composer/multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal! First up is Cerebro Magnetico – breathlessly beautiful work from the legendary Pascoal – one of his greatest albums ever, and one of the best ... read moreCD
Quite possibly the clearest moment of genius ever from the legendary Hermeto Pascoal – a tremendous album that helped reshape instrumental Brazilian music for many years to come! At one level, the record shares a sound with some of the fuller, richer orchestrations going on in the post-bossa ... read moreCD
Pivotal work from Duke Pearson – a brilliant set that perfectly sums up all the criss-crossing of styles he was working on in the late 60s – and comes up with a wonderful blend of electric jazz, Brazilian rhythms, and just a touch of 70s soul! Pearson plays some sweet Fender Rhodes on ... read moreCD
Rare jazz work from saxophonist Booker Pittman – a player we're used to hearing in the company of wife Eliana Pittman, but who sounds great here in a straighter jazz set! The album features Booker on soprano sax – as you'd guess from the title – blowing in styles that hearken ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy cats from 60s Brazil – a hip rocking quartet who clearly draw influences both from mod London and the Sunset Strip scene – but who also manage to make things come out in a style that's all their own! Guitar is at the lead on most of these tracks – often played with a twang ... read moreCD
Baden Powell —
A Vontade ... LP Elenco/Soul Jazz (UK), 1963. New Copy (reissue)....
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Killer early bossa by Baden Powell – a jazzy little gem that still shines brightly after all these years! This early album is a stripped-down batch of tunes that features Baden on acoustic guitar, backed by a small percussion combo that really keeps things lively – plus some additional ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two great performances from Baden Powell – brought together as a really lovely collection of music! The set features two different live sets – one from 1976 and one from 1981 – both featuring Powell in a relatively stripped-down mode that offers up a perfect showcase for his ... read moreCD
Lost live material from Baden Powell – recorded in Germany at the start of the 70s, with a depth of feeling that's right up there with his MPS sessions of the time! There's a great sense of "tristeza" that underscores the music – that richer, more personal approach that ... read moreCD
A striking solo set from Phillipe Baden Powell – much bolder and more expressive than his previous album – even though the overall feel is a lot more stripped-down too! Baden's got a very sharp approach to the keys of the piano – working here in a range of tones that's really ... read moreCD
A really sweet combination of sounds – a bit Brazilian, a bit mellow jazzy, and with a warmth that takes us back to some of our favorite mellow records from the 70s! Pudditorium's got a unique hybrid – a mix of Korean roots, Brazilian styles, Portuguese lyrics, and American production ... read moreCD
A surprisingly ambitious recording for this up-and-coming Korean artist – a set recorded in New York, Boston, LA, and Sao Paulo – with all the transcontinental blend of styles that might imply! Pudditorium has this great style that borrows a bit from Brazilian music, French pop, and ... read moreCD
Pure vocal magic – featuring the lovely Flora Purim at the height of her California powers – working in a sublime mix of jazz, fusion, and Brazilian rhythms – a sound that she virtually invented! The group on the set is one of her greatest of the time – with players that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic batch of Bay Area Brazilian grooves – recorded in the sweet breezy electric style of the Fantasy studios, and featuring the vocals of the lovely Flora Purim in the lead! The session's got a great mix of Brazilian and American fusion players – including Airto (of course!), Ron ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest collections of work we've ever seen from Quarteto Em Cy – a CD that features their entire Som Definitivo album from 1964, plus 18 more bonus tracks pulled from two other albums! Som Definitivo is an incredible album – one in which the Brazilian female harmony ... read moreCD
A beautiful take on the music of The Beatles – done in a completely different style than the originals! The tunes here are all famous numbers from the glory days of the fab four, plus a few later solo songs too – but Ze Ramalho performs them all in a mellow, stripped-down setting that ... read moreCD
A host of great collaborations from the classic run of Elis Regina – work that features the sublime singer coming into contact with some of the best talents in Brazilian music during her generation – all in these really special musical moments that are captured here wonderfully! Elis ... read moreCD
One of the first albums ever by this legendary bossa singer! Even at this young age, Elis Regina diplays a talent for interpretation and an emotional power that few other Brazilian vocalists could match – a way of putting over a tune that brought a whole new level of sophistication to ... read moreCD
Jazzy MPB with a wonderfully warm finish – served up sweetly on this overlooked Brazilian nugget from the 70s! Fernando Ribeiro's got a style that's got some of the sophistication of Lo Borges or Milton Nascimento – particularly in the way his lyrics come across with lots of jazz-based ... read moreCD
A quintet of rare bossa albums from Sergio Ricardo – a key singer in helping bridge the gap between two generations of Brazilian music at the start of the 60s! At one level, Ricardo's a singer with the deeper, more lush styles of the previous generation – but on these records, he's ... read moreCD
A rare 60s album by the lovely Sonia Rosa – lots of sweet bossa tunes, handled with a very light touch! The set's got Rosa singing and playing acoustic guitar in front of larger backings by Chiquinho Moraes – nice and jazzy on most of the tracks, with a sound that pushes Rosa past the ... read moreCD
A bit trippy, a bit groovy – and a very compelling little set from the Brazilian duo of Rubinho & Mauro Assumpcao! At one level, the record's got an earthy feel that matches the cover image of the pair climbing out of a tree without their shirts on – but at another level, there's ... read moreCD
Great work from this compelling young Brazilian singer – a record that has plenty of creatively playful moments, yet also delivers the goods with the punch of an indie set too! Tulipa sings in Portuguese throughout, but has a great way of conveying the spirit of her music beyond the ... read moreCD
Wicked jazzy bossa from 60s Brazil – a crackling early classic from pianist Dom Salvador! The group here is super-tight – a tremendous triangle of piano, bass, and drums – all grooving at equal pace, with a great deal of energy – and given a heck of a lot of soul from Dom's ... read moreCD
Classic trio material from one of Brazil's greatest pianists ever! Dom Salvador was a heck of a player back in the 60s – working in a tight trio format that was certainly part of the bossa combo sound of his day, yet also heavily influenced by American soul jazz artists of the same era. ... read moreCD
One of the rare few albums recorded by Sambalanco Trio in the 60s – a brilliant mix of piano, bass, and drums – and still the blueprint for the bossa combo sound! The group featured a young Airto on drums, Cesar Camargo Mariano on piano, and Humberto Clayber on bass – and the ... read moreCD
Great reissue of the first LP by the Sambalanco Trio, one of the key early bossa groups, and the one whose material is the hardest to find. The CD's got grooves played by a crack Brazilian group with a sound that's beautifully light on the drums, with a nice dancing feel that goes along great with ... read moreCD
A sublime 70s session from Moacir Santos – a set that mixes the complex grooves he forged in 60s Brazil with the warmly jazzy sound of American fusion – all in a result that's totally unique! The album's quite different than any other electric Brazilian sets recorded in the US at the ... read moreCD
Moacir Santos —
Maestro ... CD Blue Note (Japan), 1973. New Copy ....
Amazing 70s work from Moacir Santos – the first album the Brazilian arranger recorded for Blue Note, and a set that sparkles with warmth and soul from the very first note! The approach is a brilliant updating of the famous sound that Santos crafted in Brazil the decade before – recast ... read moreCD
Moacir Santos —
Ouro Negro ... CD Adventure Music, 1960s/1970s/1990s. New Copy 2CD ....
A fantastic collection of work by one of Brazil's greatest arrangers ever! Moacir Santos had an approach that was unlike anyone else – more complicated than Jobim, but with a gentle honesty that made any style sound spontaneous in his hands. The 2CD package features new versions of work ... read moreCD
Moacir Santos —
Saudade ... CD Blue Note (Japan), 1974. New Copy ....
One of the rare Blue Note gems from Brazilian arranger/composer Moacir Santos – an album of incredible warmth and charm, with a sound that's hardly been duplicated again! Santos is usually best known for his early bossa arrangements in the 60s, but here he's working in the US – hitting ... read moreCD
Another bold leap forward for Lucas Santtana – a Brazilian artist who really blows our mind with each new release! It's been a few years since we last heard from Lucas, but it's clear he's been doing plenty during the time – coming up with fresh new ideas, working on some English-based ... read moreCD
The third and best album yet from Sao Paulo Underground – formed by Chicago scene veteran and sonic adventurer Rob Mazurek – with a sound that's informed by the rhythms and creatively boundless possibilities of Tropicalia era Brazil and well beyond, along with the cosmic spirit of other ... read moreCD
A tripped-out set of acid folk guitar from Satwa – featuring Brazilian psychedelic folk genius Lula Cortes, in a feel that's very much like his own great work of the time! Satwa is one of the sweetest sets of psych folk jams we've heard in ages – with a mostly-instrumental, wholly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Believe it or not, the title's a pretty good way to describe this modern Brazilian rock release – as the music's a mish mash of newer beats and grooves, grounded in a hip hop/dance tradition, mixed with samples of older Brazilian rock influences – including stuff by Os Mutantes, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest albums of Brazilian jazz that Bud Shank ever recorded – done with a style that's a lot more like some of the best bossa albums from Rio at the time! Bud's recorded in other bossa settings before – but there's something about this record that really gets the whole ... read moreCD
A sublime little set all the way through – an early 60s date from the west coast scene – and one that was almost as important to that side of the country as the Verve bossa records were to New York! Bud Shank's in the lead on alto sax – no flute at all this time around – ... read moreCD
A sublime little set all the way through – an early 60s date from the west coast scene – and one that was almost as important to that side of the country as the Verve bossa records were to New York! Bud Shank's in the lead on alto sax – no flute at all this time around – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Avante ... CD Mais Um Discos (UK), 2013. New Copy Gatefold ....
Sublime sounds from Siba – a contemporary Brazilian artist, but one who comes across with all the charm of the 70s MPB generation! Instrumentation on the set is relatively spare, but very inventive – guitar lines and viola from Siba – mixed with quartet instrumentation that ... read moreCD