Luiz Bonfa —
Bonfa ... LP Dot, Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
One of Bonfa's better pop-bossa efforts of the 60s, and a record that features some pretty solid arrangements by Deodato. The record's still a mix of easy tunes and bossa ones, with the usual confusion of some of Bonfa's other American records – but the groove is pretty solid Now Sound stuff ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Although Herbie and Joao are listed together in the artist credits together for the record, they don't really play together on the record – as did Joao and Stan Getz on their album together. Instead, they trade off tracks of bossa nova material, recorded with Jobim in Rio – Joao's by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dreamy loveliness from Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66! The album's one of their true 60s classics for A&M – a sublime blend of female vocals, Brazilian rhythms, and jazzy instrumentation – groovily dancing with a light and breezy sound that influenced a generation, and which still ... 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
(Cover has some wear and some flaking on one corner.)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 —
Ye-Me-Le ... LP A&M, 1969. Very Good+ ...
Way past the hits, and into some really great territory – a move that makes the record one of our favorite Sergio Mendes sets for A&M! The sweeter bossa pop style here is undercut with a bit more influence from late 60s Brazilian grooves – some of the more baroque turns that Sergio' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warm mellow magic from Sergio Mendes in the 70s – a great little album that's got a sweet electric feel! The set was recorded with help from Tom Scott and Bob Alcivar on arrangements, and has a sunny southern California feel that's a nice extension of Sergio's 60s work – yet which also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, with some pen and a couple of small stains on the back.)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 —
Masquerade ... LP Pickwick, Late 60s/Early 70s/1980. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
Nice 2LP compilation of material from Sergio's great years at A&M! The label says Pickwick, but they're just the ones who put this whole thing together. Tracks include "Empty Faces", "Salt Sea", "Crystal Illusions", "Pretty World", "Look Who's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some wear, and some stains, with light waviness inside the gatefold.)
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
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)
Almost a return to basics for Airto and Flora – singing here in more of a jazzy fusion style than on some of her late 70s R&B sessions. The Concord production almost gives the album the feel of a Tania Maria set for the label – using core jazzy backings, plus some expanded ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lively and hard-driving samba from Jair – filled with lots of percussion, and recorded with a spirited groove throughout! Don't let the title mislead you, because the album's not a bossa session – but if you like Jair's rootsier work, the album's a nice one. Titles in clude "Pra ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some surface wear and a small sticker in one corner.)