Carioca ... LP
1989. Very Good ....
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The last of Azymuth's LPs before Jose Roberto Bertrami left, only to rejoin the group about a decade later. The group's still in fine form here, playing everything from breezy Brazilian jazz and fusion , to some acoustic jazz numbers, and as always, Bertrami's work on the keys is fluid and bright.... read more
Like Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66? Then you'll love The Carnival! The group was formed by three former members of Sergio's group, working in 1969 with stellar LA pop production from the mighty Bones Howe – all grooving in a style that's got all the best traces of the Brasil 66 sound! The... read more
(Cover has a cut corner and some light wear.)
Beth Carvalho —
Ao Vivo ... LP
1987. Very Good+ ....
A classic bit of jazzy fusion from Chick Corea and the legendary Return To Forever group that included Flora Purim and Airto! The sound of the album influenced a generation, and although the album was overlooked by groovers for years, partly due to its success, it still sounds surprisingly fresh... read more
A real classic – one of Tania Maria's greatest American albums, and a sublime blend of styles that shows that her move to the US was not in vein! The group's an easy going west coast Latin ensemble with Eddie Duran on guitar, and the style is a breezy Brazilian one – perfectly situated... read more
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 more
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some edge wear, splitting on the bottom seam, and an ink stamp on the back.)
Excellent work from Flora Purim – one of the wonderful west coast bits of Braziliana recorded in the Fantasy Records studios during the mid 70s! The record's a perfect example of the greatness that arose when Brazil's best talents had the chance to work with some of America's best jazz and... read more
A set from 1989 that somehow manages to return to the style that Flora used a bit more often on 70s California albums – still electric and fusion-based, but freer and more open – in the manner that we first came to love in her work! Titles include "The Sun Is Out", "The... read more