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
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 moreCD
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
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
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
A sweet little album from Laurindo Almeida and his "Bossa Nova All Stars" – not a group of Brazilian musicians, and instead a hip set of LA players who really help make the set sparkle! There's a bit more jazz here than on some of Laurindo's other Capitol records of the time – ... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Wonderful stuff – a set that represents a real maturation for Vanessa Da Mata – a stronger link to Brazilian tradition than before, yet still with a vibe that hanks onto the contemporary energy that's always made us love her records! As the title indicates, the set's a batch of classic ... read moreCD
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
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
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 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
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
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
A wonderful tribute to the mighty talents of trombonist Raul De Souza – a package that features individual DVD and CD performances by the musician, brought together in one cool little set! Both formats feature recent material, ostensibly recorded for this package – and all tracks on ... 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
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
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
A great revival of older choro modes – played in a style that's quite faithful to the original, and which is recorded in a spare, simple style that's mighty nice! The set's oddly missing notes on the musicians, but instrumentation includes lots of percussion on tamborim, sweet lyrical lines ... read moreCD
A great revival of older choro modes – played in a style that's quite faithful to the original, and which is recorded in a spare, simple style that's mighty nice! The set's oddly missing notes on the musicians, but instrumentation includes lots of percussion on tamborim, sweet lyrical lines ... read moreCD
One of the grooviest albums ever from pianist Clare Fischer – and one of the few to really get at the bossa nova spirit that's only hinted at in some of his other work! Clare's bossa touches had a great effect on other artists in the 60s – most notably Cal Tjader – but here, he's ... read moreCD
Celso Fonseca & Ronaldo Bastos —
Liebe Paradiso ... CD Dubas/Membran (Germany), 2011. New Copy ....
Really wonderful music from this sublime Brazilian pair – a duo who just get better and better with each new album, and who really take off here in the context of some beautiful larger arrangements! As with most of the best contemporary sounds we've heard from Brazil in recent years, the ... read moreCD
A pair of bossa classics – back to back on a single CD! The first Jazz Samba set is one of those records that no home should be without – not only a pivotal album in the growth of bossa nova in the 60s – but a set that also really helped set the career of tenorist Stan Getz on ... read moreCD
A brilliant early moment for the young Gilberto Gil – a set recorded right before his jump into the Tropicalia movement, but with a sound that's already pretty darn unique! The style here has Gilberto singing upfront and playing acoustic guitar – in a mode that's certainly rooted in ... read moreCD
An expanded version of this classic – with 5 more bonus tracks, 4 of which were arranged by Ennio Morricone! The core album is incredible 70s work from the lovely Astrud Gilberto – a rare effort for the CTI label that has her teaming up with arranger Eumir Deodato and saxophonist ... read moreCD
Pure magic from the young Egberto Gismonti – a sublime early record for Odeon in Brazil, and worlds different from his later fame on ECM! The album's got a great sense of depth – tunes that begin with Gismonti's personal vocals and guitar, but which quickly move into offbeat ... read moreCD
Egberto Gismonti —
Carmo ... CD EMI/Bomba (Japan), 1977. New Copy ....
Stunning early work from Egberto Gismonti – a really complex little record, and quite different than some of his better-known work as a spare acoustic soloist! Gismonti here is at the helm of a rich array of sounds – at one level, a soulful approach to MPB that rivals the best of ... read moreCD
Incredible early work from Egberto Gismonti – very different than his avant compositions of recent years, or his spare instrumental work for ECM! This set's got Gismonti stepping off the bossa years with acoustic guitar in the lead, but working with these soaring larger arrangements that are ... read moreCD
Mindblowing sounds from Egberto Gismonti – a record that's unlike anything else we can think of – and quite different than any of Gismonti's later, better-known records! There's still some of Egberto's inventive acoustic guitar in the mix – but the instrumentation really opens up ... read moreCD
A sweet bit of Brazilian experimentation that recalls all the inventive spirit of the work of Caetano Veloso and the Tropicalia generation – put together with lots of great twists and turns, and a spirit that's both playful yet straightforward as well! These guys mix things up as much as the ... read moreCD
The first album by this obscure and groovy early MPB-ish group – done in a great style that features with a range of voices laid out over some crazy off-kilter arrangements! The album's got mostly a bossa/samba feel, and in the same vein as Quarteto Em Cy or Tamba Trio, but with more space ... read moreCD
An excellent concept for a bossa album from the 60s – a set that mixes together a bunch of different great guitarists – all with some light and lovely rhythm backings that really hit a groove! Jack Marshall put the set together – and in addition to his own guitar, the record ... read moreCD
A beautiful pairing of mature Brazilian talents – working here in a setting that makes both of them shine even brighter than usual! The set features just piano from Francis Hime and guitar from Guinga – and vocals from both – often trading back and forth alongside their ... read moreCD
The rare second album by the Jongo Trio – a fantastic bossa group who mixed together vocals and keyboards with stunning magic! The trio's approach is similar to that of the more famous Tamba Trio – in that the three members groove on keyboards, bass, and percussion – while also ... read moreCD
Curriculum ... CD Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ....
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Rare early work from Joyce – a much-needed collection that brings together all the hard-to-find early bits recorded by this fantastic Brazilian singer – songs from compilations, live albums, singles, soundtracks, and other obscure sources! The 20 track set is a real treasure trove if ... read moreCD
Tudo ... CD Far Out (UK), 2012. New Copy ....
Pure brilliance from the lovely Joyce – an album that sparkles wonderfully throughout – in just the way we love from her older classics! The passage of years hasn't dimmed her beauty at all – and both Joyce's vocals and acoustic guitar work are sublime – lively, but in a ... read moreCD
A gem of a record from the early 60s – a freewheeling set of bossa jazz, played by the combo of tenor saxophonist Juarez! There's a fluid, open groove to the record that's mighty nice – really romping rhythms that set fire to the tenor of Juarez right from the start – as he moves ... read moreCD
Killer bossa jazz from tenor saxophonist Juarez – billed as a New York record on the cover, but a real Brazilian cooker all the way through! The only "New York" aspect of the set seems to be the American tunes chosen for the date – which are then recast with some sweet bossa ... read moreCD
A rare session of samba jazz from saxophonist Hector Costita – working here under the name of Don Junior, in a groovy little combo that includes organ from Walter Wanderley and drums from Milton Banana! The tracks have a rhythm that's quite a bit like Wanderley's own albums from the time ... read moreCD
A relatively mellow vocal outing from Ithamara Koorax – a voice that was introduced to us from her appearances on some groovy Brazilian dancefloor tunes, including some of those from Dom Um Romao's albums! The style here is quite different – very laidback, and in the ballad mode you'd ... read moreCD
One of the loveliest of all the bossa singers is caught here in some superb arrangements by Oscar Castro-Neves, Maestro Gaya, and Dori Caymmi! This loaded compilation of material features the entirety of Nara Leao's classic self-titled Phillips album from 1967 and the album Vento De Maio – ... read moreCD
The first solo album by Rita Lee – cut back when she was a member of the groundbreaking Tropicalia trio, Os Mutantes! The album's got a very different feel than her work with that group – and has Rita stepping out as a sophisticated pop singer, almost in the way that Nico did on the ... read moreCD
The first three solo albums from Os Mutantes singer Rita Lee – all work that really follows in a great vibe from her key contributions to the Tropicalia scene! Build Up has Rita stepping out as a sophisticated pop singer, almost in the way that Nico did on the Chelsea Girl album, after ... read moreCD
A tripped-out batch of hard jamming tracks from ex-Mutante Rita Lee – recorded with assistance from all the members of the group at the time, but in a mode that's quite different overall! Lee is clearly the star of the show here – singing all lyrics with a much fiercer vocal approach ... read moreCD
Incredibly groovy work from Brazilian organist Ed Lincoln – a quick-fingered player on the Hammond with a talent to rival the skills of Walter Wanderley! Like Wanderley, Lincoln worked in Brazil during the early bossa years – and had a great ear for mixing up samba and bossa rhythms ... read moreCD
Ivan Lins —
Intimo ... CD Som Livre (Brazil), 2010. New Copy ....
Ivan Lins is working here with a help from a host of international artists – no surprise, considering the influence he's had on music around the world over the past few decades! At its core, the set's got the spirit of all of Lins' best recent work, with that warmer, jazzier vibe he's picked ... read moreCD
A very unusual bit of bossa nova – and a record that seems to criss-cross a few different A&M Records modes of the 60s! At one level, the group's got a Brasil 66 feel – since they use a female vocal chorus on some cuts, breezing along with the grooves in a style that's definitely ... read moreCD
A festival of samba from mid 70s Brazil – a set that's packaged with an unassuming title and cover, but which contains a host of excellent samba tunes throughout! The artists' names are slightly submerged in the presentation – but the record smokes like some of the best music from the ... read moreCD
Carlos Lyra —
Carlos Lyra ... CD Continental/Discobertas (Brazil), 1974. New Copy ....
An overlooked 70s treasure from the great Carlos Lyra – and quite a different set than his more famous work of the bossa nova generation! The album's got some really wonderful electric piano – used in ways that help soften and deepen the feel of Lyra's aging vocals – similar to ... read moreCD
Insanely great sounds from the legendary Tim Maia – easily the most soulful singer in 70s Brazil, and an artist with a heck of a strong ear for funk, too! The music here is an incredible hybrid of American soul and Brazilian elements – especially since some lyrics are in English – ... read moreCD
Great stuff – the second volume in this excellent series that focuses on the 70s work of 3 of Brazil's greatest soul artists! During the 70s, while most of Brazil was focusing on the MPB work of the post-Tropicalia years, Tim Maia, Hyldon, and Cassiano were forging a whole new sound – ... read moreCD
Bossa nova from Herbie Mann – one of our favorite albums ever from the famous flute player – cut for United Artists, and a one-off session that's arguably better than most of his Atlantic work of the time! There's a groove here that's undeniable – a sense of swing that grabs us ... read moreCD
Tania Maria —
Canto ... CD Naive (France), 2012. New Copy ....
Sublime sounds from the great Tania Maria – a killer blend of jazz, bossa nova, and wonderfully soulful vocals – all served up in a style that takes us back to Maria's best European sides of the 70s! The sound is no surprise, given that the album was partially recorded in Paris – ... read moreCD
Tania Maria with Eddie Gomez —
Tempo ... CD Naive (France), 2011. New Copy ....
A really special album from Tania Maria – one that features only the bass of Eddie Gomez for accompaniment, which makes for an even more personal sound than usual! Tania's vocals are wonderful – that jazzy, breezy style we first fell in love with back in the 70s – effortlessly ... read moreCD
Pedro Martins is really soaring high here – working in these fluid waves of sound that have his guitar joining beautifully with tenor, bass, piano, and drums! The set's got a curved feel that's much warmer than the angular twists it initially presents – a way of arcing Martins' tonal ... read moreCD
Maybe the greatest album we've ever heard from bassist Nilson Matta – a set that mixes Brazilian jazz modes with a much more complex approach – all in a style that offers up a really rich reworking of the famous soundtrack to the film Black Orpheus! The original score by Antonio Carlos ... read moreCD
A great blend of samba soul and acoustic roots from the 70s – a sweet little set that's right up there with some of our favorite grooves from the Som Livre label scene of the time! Ruy Maurity sings with a sound that's surprisingly soulful for a bearded guy in a turtleneck – and the ... read moreCD
A cool contemporary set from Brazil – one that's got a great mix of folksy roots and inventive production – the latter of which comes from some great help in the studio by Kassin! Kassin co-produced the recorded with singer Vitor Patalano – whom himself already has a pretty ... read moreCD
Seminal funk from the Brazilian scene of the 70s – one of those really rare, really one-of-a-kind albums – but one that also seems to perfectly sum up the sound of the times as well! Di Melo's a mighty funky cat – and works here with these bass-heavy arrangements from Geraldo ... read moreCD
One of Sergio Mendes' most dreamy albums – quite different than both his vocal work with Brasil 66, and his smaller combo sides from Brazil! There's still a strong bossa component to the record – but the setting has Sergio's piano lines laid out over larger arrangements with a good ... read moreCD
A sweet little pairing of the keyboards of Sergio Mendes and the early arranging styles of Dave Grusin – and a set that's quite different than some of Sergio's vocal albums with Brasil 66! The style here is all instrumental – and Mendes plays both piano and electric piano, plus a bit ... read moreCD
A great little live set from Sergio Mendes and his Brasil 65 group – a pre-Brasil 66 combo that features Wanda De Sah on vocals and Rosinha De Valenca on guitar! The style here is more traditionally Brazilian bossa than Sergio's later work on A&M – a fluidly jazzy groove captured ... read moreCD
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
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
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
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