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Joao GilbertoJoao Gilberto – The Legend/Antiques & Curios (Chega De Saudade/O Amor O Sorriso E A Flor/Joao Gilberto/rare tracks) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CDs .... $14.99
A beautiful collection of work from the legendary Joao Gilberto – some of the most important bossa nova recordings ever, plus a fair bit of rarities as well! The first CD in the set features three full early albums from Gilberto – Chega De Saudade, O Amor O Sorriso E A Flor, and Joao Gilberto – each a masterpiece in understatement – with breathy vocals and light guitar from the maestro, plus light percussion and orchestrations that never overwhelm at all – but simply hang their in air, and shade the songs with these really gentle hues and colors. The second CD features lots of rare material – including work from the film Copacabana Palace, with Gilberto, Norma Benguell, Luiz Bonfa, and others – and early recordings from Elizete Cardoso, Os Cariocas, and Joao himself. The set features 64 tracks in all, packaged in two groovy record sleeves with a booklet inside a slipcover! CD

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Joao GilbertoJoao Gilberto (1963) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/El (UK), 1963. New Copy .... $13.99
One of Joao Gilberto's first-ever albums – filled with incredibly beautiful bossa material that captures the vocals and guitar of Gilberto at their fragile early best – backed by sublime arrangements from Antonio Carlos Jobim and Walter Wanderley! The setting is perfect, and the sound is amazing – that incredible stripped-down breathy quality that made Joao a legend right out of the box – which so many others tried to copy over the years, but never got this right. A beautiful relic from the past – with a lovely image of Joao's young face on the cover – and titles that include "O Barquinho", "O Amor Em Paz", "Voce e Eu", "Coisa Mas Linda", and "Presente De Natal". CD features bonus tracks by some of Gilberto's contemporaries – including "O Barquinho" by Maysa, "Coisa Mais Linda" by Carlos Lyra, "Manha De Carnaval" by Sylvia Telles, "Bim Bom" by Oscar Castro Neves, and "O Samba Da Minha Terra" by Lucio Alves. CD

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Joao GilbertoJoao Gilberto (1973) ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1973. New Copy .... $18.99
One of the most heavenly albums ever recorded – a sublime post-60s session by Joao Gilberto, one with even more fluid grace than his original bossa nova classics! The setting here is extremely spare – Joao on vocals and acoustic guitar, backed by only a slight bit of percussion – and recorded with an sound that's incredibly clear and incredibly precise – so that each gentle note, each slight rasp of the guitar comes through beautifully – as do Joao's breathily personal vocals! There's a sense of poise and presence here that Gilberto hardly matched again – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given how great most of his other records already are. The whole thing's tremendous – a true treasure, and easily one of the top classics in Brazilian music from the 70s! Titles include a landmark version of "Aguas De Marco", plus "Undiu", "Falsa Baiana", "Avarandado", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Izaura", "E Preciso Perdoar", "Valsa", and "Eu Vim Da Bahia". CD

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New Joao GilbertoJoao ... CD
1991. New Copy .... Around June 11, 2014
A later album by bossa legend Joao Gilberto – but with all the fragile brilliance of his best early work! The album features arrangements by Clare Fischer – the wonderful talent behind some of the best Brazilian-tinged jazz sessions of the 60s and 70s, a perfect accompanist to Joao's vocals and guitar for the set. Fischer's orchestrations never get in the way – and Joao is out front in a warm and intimate style, showing a rich expressive power even in his later years. Titles include "I Really Samba", "Sampa", "Smiled At Me", "A Woman", and "My Heart & I". CD

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New Joao GilbertoChega De Saudade ... LP
Odeon (Brazil), Late 50s. Used .... Out Of Stock
Pure bossa magic – and a wonderful illustration of why the early music of Joao Gilberto was so tremendous! (Actually, all of his music is tremendous, but that seems to be especially the case here!) The tracks are all fantastic – breezy, breathy, and almost effortlessly sung throughout – songs that drift in air almost of their own accord, yet also manage a gently rhythmic groove that's probably the best definition of the style of bossa that you could ever hope to find! Most numbers feature acoustic guitar upfront in the mix alongside the vocals, plus a bit of light percussion – and even when there's fuller orchestrations on the record, they're used spaciously and gently – often with some nice jazzy inflections. Titles include "Briga Nunca Mais", "Ho Ba La La", "Rosa Morena", "Bim Bom", "Lobo Bobo", "E Luxo So", "Aos Pes Da Cruz", "Saudade Fez Um Samba", and "Desafinado". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Brazilian pressing.)

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New Herbie Mann & Joao GilbertoHerbie Mann & Joao Gilberto With Antonio Carlos Jobim ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. Used .... Out Of Stock
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 EMI/Odeon, Herbie's by Atlantic. The set includes a host of great light breezy bossa stuff – like "Amor Em Paz", "O Barquinho", "Bim Bom", "Bolinha De Papel", and "Deve Ser Amor". Not totally over the top, but a very nice batch of breezy bossa tracks with lots of light flute and guitar lines floating around! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has a partially split top seam.)
 
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Gal CostaCantar (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1974. Used .... $29.99
A beautiful Gal Costa record that isn't as crazy as her psychedelic recordings, but it more than makes up for it with some haunting arrangements by the likes of Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Joao Donato. Gal sings some beautiful versions of tracks like Donato's "A Ra" (with extra lyrics by Caetano!), "Ate Quem Sabe", and "Flor De Maracuja", and Caetano's "Lua, Lua, Lua, Lua" and "Joia". Also with a nice version of "Barato Total", with a guest appearance by Gilberto Gil! Very nice stuff, and one of her best from the 70s. Now remastered and repackaged – in much better shape than the earlier CD reissue! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Gilberto GilGilberto Gil Ao Vivo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1974. New Copy .... $18.99
A great new version of this excellent live set from 1974 – one that adds 5 extra tracks to a record that's already one of Gilberto Gil's best! Gilberto is playing here in a fairly stripped down form, and the recording focuses mostly on his soulful singing and choppy acoustic guitar – although there is a larger group on a few tracks that plays electric guitar and keyboards, but never in a way that interferes with Gil's presence as the leader. The set has the same moody feeling as his rare 1971 LP in English – done with a stripped down sound, and lots of haunting extended tracks that echo with a deeply personal quality! The performance includes a long version of the track "Joao Sabino", plus Joao Donato's "Lugar Comum", Caetano Veloso's "Sim, Foi Voce", and the tracks "Abra O Olho" and "Heroi Das Estrelas" – plus bonus tracks "Copo Vazio", "Dia De Festa", "Cibernetica", and "Dos Pes A Cabeca". Great stuff, and although it's a live album, it's still one of Gilberto's best records from the 70s! CD

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Astrud GilbertoAstrud Gilberto Album ... LP
Verve (Germany), 1965. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
One of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums of the 60s – a classic session produced for Verve by Creed Taylor, and featuring sweet gentle arrangements from Marty Paich, co-arranged with Antonio Carlos Jobim, who also plays guitar on the session next to the piano of Joao Donato! That's a mouthful of heavy-hitters, we know – but the result is a totally great session that has Astrud's light and gentle vocals drifting over some of the most magical bossa backings you'll ever hear. The whole thing's great, stuffed with bossa classics done in English – and titles include "Once I Loved", "Aqua De Beber", "O Morro", "Dindi", "Dreamer", and "Photograph". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMusic Of Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy .... $6.99
Beautiful 50s recordings of compositions by the great Antonio Carlos Jobim – featuring wonderful and passionate numbers by Joao Gilberto, Sylvia Telles, Walter Wanderly, Luiz Bonfa, Lenita Bruno, Bola Sete and more! It includes a handful of classic essential tracks an a number of recordings that could be easy to overlook in the grand scheme, and are nearly as lovely. From easy going Brazilian jazz arrangements with moody vocals to slightly more soaring sounds, it's great stuff all around, including "Desafinado" by Joao Gilberto, "Dindi", "Discussao", "Canta Canta Mais" and more by Sylvia Telles, "Este Seu Olhar" and more by Walter Wanderly, "Chega De Saudade" by Trio Nago, "Por Causa De Voce" by Dolores Duran, "Por Toda Nimha Vida" and more by Lenita Bruno and more, including a couple Black Orpheus tracks. CD

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New Nara LeaoOs Meus Amigos Sao Um Barato ... CD
Late 70s. New Copy .... Around June 11, 2014
A wonderful album from Nara – and one that features her singing duets with some fo the greatest talents of the bossa era! The record was recorded with an intimate style that works very well – one that has a bit of a modern sound, but which still also features plenty of strong acoustic instrumentation, and a lot more soul than later sessions. Nara sings with Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Edu Lobo, Tom Jobim, Joao Donato, Carlos Lyra, and others – and titles include "Repente", "Amazonas", "Cara Bonita", "Nono", "Joao E Maria", and "Sarara Miolo". Great stuff – and one of her best ever albums! CD

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Astrud GilbertoShadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good .... Just Sold Out!
One of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums – and quite possibly our personal favorite! The record features beautifully understated arrangements by Joao Donato, Don Sebesky, and Claus Ogerman – and the instrumentation is a haunting mix of bossa rhythms with darker orchestrations that bring out an emotional side of Astrud that you don't always get on other LPs. The track list is excellent, and includes some of her best tracks for Verve, like "Non Stop To Brazil", "Fly Me To The Moon", "O Ganso", and "Aruanda". Not to be passed up, and one that we never tire of listening to! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has an address sticker on the back, along the opening.)

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New Milton Banana (aka Miltinho)Rhythm & The Sound Of Bossa Nova ... CD
Ubatuqui/Audio Fidelity (Spain), 1963. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent album of hard bossa cuts – played by drummer Milton Banana, but originally issued under the name Miltinho! The band is a quartet led by Oscar Castro-Neves – with some nice piano by him, and some excellent alto work by the great Leo Wright! The record's a prime example of the excellent style of Banana, Joao Gilberto's favorite drummer – in that it's extremly lively, and all over the kit, with sort of a melodic drumming component that's perfect for bossa nova. Titles include "Influencia Da Jazz", "Bossa Nova Blues", "O Apito No Samba", "Boato", and "Nao Faz Assim". Quite rare, too! CD

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New Gilberto GilGilberto's Samba ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2014. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best records we've heard from Gilberto Gil in many, many years – a stripped-down session that focuses on his voice and guitar work – in a style that takes us back to Gil's earliest days in music! The album feels like some lost session that Gilberto might have recorded in the 60s – before his Louvacao debut – done with mostly just a bit of light percussion from the enigmatic Domenico, plus some help from Moreno Veloso – who also co-produced the record as well, with that great sense of space he always brings to his own music too. A few cuts feature extra touches – a bit of accordion, or some flute from Danilo Caymmi – but the main focus is on Gil, who hasn't sounded this great in years – still able to capture our imagination when he works in a straightforward style like this. Titles include "Milagre", "Um Abraco No Joao", "Tim Tim Por Tim Tim", "Eu Sambo Mesmo", "Aos Pes Da Cruz", and "Desde Que O Samba E Samba". CD

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New Astrud GilbertoAstrud Gilberto Album ... LP
Verve, 1965. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums of the 60s – a classic session produced for Verve by Creed Taylor, and featuring sweet gentle arrangements from Marty Paich, co-arranged with Antonio Carlos Jobim, who also plays guitar on the session next to the piano of Joao Donato! That's a mouthful of heavy-hitters, we know – but the result is a totally great session that has Astrud's light and gentle vocals drifting over some of the most magical bossa backings you'll ever hear. The whole thing's great, stuffed with bossa classics done in English – and titles include "Once I Loved", "Aqua De Beber", "O Morro", "Dindi", "Dreamer", and "Photograph". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has waviness, staining and a bit of paper separation.)
Also available Astrud Gilberto Album ... LP 24.99

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New Bebel GilbertoTanto Tempo (Six Degrees pressing) ... CD
Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees, 2000. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
In a world of supposed crossover Brazilian projects that have mostly lost their roots, the music of Bebel Gilberto is surprisingly refreshing! This daughter of Joao Gilberto (not Astrud) sings in a manner that's in keeping with the classic bossa divas of years past – but she works here in adventurous collaborations with the likes of Thievery Corporation, Amon Tobin, Suba, and Smoke City, which makes for a mixture of styles that freshens up the bossa considerably. Titles include a remake of "So Nice (Summer Samba)", plus "Samba Da Bencao", "Lonely", "Tanto Tempo", "Bananeira", and "Sem Contencao". CD

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New Romero LubamboSo Brazilian Essence ... CD
Sunnyside, 2014. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
They definitely got the title right on this sweet set from Romero Lubambo – as the vibe is even more Brazilian than some of his other records – a great batch of solo guitar instrumentals, all with a vibrant quality that takes us back to the early bossa years of Joao Gilberto and Luiz Bonfa! The album's dedicated to Oscar Castro Neves – another key bossa creator – and Lubambo finds a way to keep things faithful while still bringing lots of his own feeling and expression to the music – particularly his ear for a deeper, wider tone on the acoustic guitar – ringing out here with this subtle sense of majesty. Titles include "Brigas Nunca Mais", "Pedra Bonita", "Voce E Eu", "Song For Kaya", "Luisa", "Coisa Mais Linda", "Laura", and "By The Stream". CD

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Look Around ... LP
A&M, 1967. Used .... Out Of Stock
Dreamy bossa pop from the A&M studios of the 60s – the Brasil 66 sound at its best! The style here is a perfect blend of real Brazilian influences and some of the hipper styles bubbling in the LA studio scene of the time – all locked together perfectly by Sergio Mendes, in the twin-voiced style that let Brasil 66 transform any tune they could get their hands on! There's some really great numbers here of Brazilian origin – including Joao Donato's "The Frog", Marcos Valle's "Batucada", and Gilberto Gil's "Roda" – not to mention Sergio's own "Look Around", which is an especially charming number! Other titles include "The Look Of Love", "Pradizer Adeus", and "Like A Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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New VariousBossa Nova At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Audio Fidelity/Ubatuqui (Spain), 1962. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Essential reissue of the legendary 1962 Bossa Nova concert at Carnegie Hall. The concert is legendary not only because it was a bit of a disaster (according to legend, just about nobody got paid!), but also because it brought together a huge amount of Brazilian talent on one stage, and premiered their music to a rabid U.S. audience. The recording has a stunning live feel, and it preserves all the acoustics of Carnegie Hall, complete with lively crowd response. Oscar Castro Neves backs up most of the singers – including Sergio Ricardo, Carmen Costa, Carlos Lyra, Ana Lucia, and Chico Feitoso – and the LP has other instrumental performances by Joao Gilberto, Milton Banana, Roberto Menescal, Luiz Bonfa, and Sergio Mendes. Great stuff, and with 14 tracks, including "O Barquinho", "Influencia Do Jazz", "Outra Vez", "Zelao", "Nao Faz Assim", "Sound Of Bossa Nova New York", and "Passarinho". A bossa classic, let loose again at a nice reissue price with much better sound than before! CD
 
 
 



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