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
Antonio Carlos Jobim —
Urubu ... LP Warner, 1976. Sealed ....
A strangely wonderful album from Jobim – recorded with baroque production by Claus Ogerman, and a style that's similar to the 1973 Jobim album. The sound is perhaps a bit hokey in parts, but most of the time things are pretty sophisticated, with nice jazzy playing Jobim on Fender Rhodes, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rita Lee & Roberto —
Saude ... LP Som Livre (Brazil), 1981. Very Good+ ....
One of the many 80s albums that Rita Lee recorded with Roberto de Carvalho – and like most of them, a set of original tunes with a bright and peppy kind of pop finish. Tracks include "Saude","Tatibitatl", "Mutante", "Tititi", "Mother Nature", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite albums by Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – a perfect bridge between the simple pop of earlier records, and the group's expanding sound as the 70s approached! The warmly glowing Brasil 66 style is still very strongly in place, but the music here is all a bit hipper – ... 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
(Venezuelan pressing. Cover has a small center split on the bottom seam.)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 77 —
Vintage 74 ... LP Bell, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ....
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
(White label promo. Cover has a spot of tape & a small rip on the spine, a promo sticker, and a few pen marks.)
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
Simone lost her shirt recording this one – we hope not on the cost of the studio session – but despite the sexy image on the cover, the album's got all the poise and class of her previous records – a careful balance between maturing MPB modes, which keeps the set nicely free of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the last great records ever made by Sarah Vaughan – a really solid session of Brazilian tunes, one that's produced by Sergio Mendes, arranged by Dori Caymmi, and which features guest vocals by Milton Nascimento! The general approach is west coast mellow – as the group features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy pop organ tunes from Brazil's famous organist! Walter plays in the light peppy style he used on his Verve albums, with plenty of nice organ riffing all the way through! Most tracks are bossa numbers, and titles include "Go Go Theme", "Counting Stars", "White ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has masking tape on the top and bottom seams, a spot of tape on the spine, light wear, a peeled spot on the back, a promo stamp, some pen, and WGN Library letters.)
A record that sounds like it's got a hokey title – but one that actually has Winter working with players that include Cecil McBee, Freddie Waits, Samb Brown, and Jeremy Steig. The "folk" in the songs is hardly of the Dylan type – as Winter uses jazz to explore a host of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album