A key album in the modern samba scene of the 70s – Alcione's classic A Voz Do Samba set, as strong a female samba album as you'd hope to find! The instrumentation's got a nice rootsy feel, and Alcione's vocals take full advantage of modern production styles – soulfully hitting a nice ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We've never really been sure if this is a compilation of earlier stuff, or some re-recordings that were put together for Island in the 70's. Whatever the case, though, it's a terrific set of tracks featuring Jorge's husky soulful voice, and a nice set of funky samba arrangements. Tracks include ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Luiz Bonfa —
Bonfa ... LP Dot, Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
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
Very cool album recorded by Luiz Bonfa in the US, with cool electric arrangements by Deodato, and a sound that's unlike anything else he's ever done! Some tracks even get downright funky, and there's a nice break or two on here, if you're the type that digs for that sort of thing. Titles include ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent set of lively samba tunes – played with lots of jazzy flourishes, and instrumentation that includes trombone, guitar, and accordion! LP, Vinyl record album
Chico Buarque —
Vida ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1980. Very Good ...
An album with as much depth and richness as the title might imply – a wonderful record from Chico Buarque's newly sophisticated years at the end of the 70s! The set's got a quality that's almost timeless – an interwoven blend of styles that features some of Chico's modes from earlier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Uruguayan pressing. Cover has some wear, a few stains, and a factory sticker on the back.)
Dorival Caymmi —
Setenta Anos ... LP FUNARTE (Brazil), 1984. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
An unusual later album from the great one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inserts. Cover has ring & edge wear and some pen on back.)
U.S. issue of some of Dorival Caymmi's material from the mid-60's –given a little bossa edge because Warner was trying to cash in on the bossa craze! The best part of this, though, is The Girls from Bahia, who are actually Quarteto Em Cy singing under another name, and who do two cuts on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and some discoloration on back.)
Jazzy Brazilian drummer Paulinho Da Costa lays down a set of tight fusion cuts recorded in the U.S., along with folks like Larry Carlton, James Gadson, and Philip Bailey. There's vocals on about half the tracks, and the sound is sort of LA studio fusion from the 70's, with a nice bit of Brazil ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a few creases and light stains at the bottom.)
Gilberto Gil, Luiz Gonzaga Jr, Fafa De Belem, etc —
Saramandia ... LP Som Livre (Brazil), 1976. Very Good+ ...
A sweet 70s telenovela soundtrack from Brazil – with work by Gilberto Gil, Luiz Gonzaga Jr, Fafa De Belem, Sonia Braga, Ney Matogrosso, Geraldo Azevedo, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some slight seam splitting on the bottom.)
One of the moodiest Verve albums from Astrud Gilberto – a set that has some surprising arrangements by Gil Evans – working here on one of his few 60s dates with a singer! Astrud's blue-tinged vocals work perfectly with Evans' backdrops – and Al Cohn also takes over the helm on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful blend of bossa and jazz – one of the few American albums cut by Luiz Henrique, and a set that features him singing in English throughout! The sound is wonderful – a light and lively take on Brazilian bossa, filtered a bit through cool American 60s modes – very much in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice mellow sampler of tracks from Jobim's lovely years at A&M! The albums were recorded as part of A&M's early relationship with CTI – and they feature a great set of arrangements that has Jobim on guitar or piano, backed by some beautifully full warm jazzy orchestrations. These ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A breezy bossa classic from Jobim – recorded in LA, in case you couldn't tell from the cover image that has ol' AC standing with his guitar in a Pacific sunset! The sound's got a nice easy finish – with arrangements by Deodato and Maestro Gaya that are very much in the spirit of Jobim's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 1, track 2.)
Antonio Carlos Jobim —
Wave ... LP CTI/A&M, 1967. Good Gatefold ...
A stunning mix of talents that brings the heavenly piano and guitar of Antonio Carlos Jobim into play with the lush, but light arrangements of Claus Ogerman – a swirling mix of post-bossa loveliness that redefines Jobim's sound, and opens up new avenues for exploration in sound! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing in the red cover. Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with some noise.)
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – a record that set a whole new standard for audio representation of a film! The mad music for the set was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Vincius De Moraes – and performed by Luiz Bonfa on guitar – but despite such prime ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Sergio Mendes' most electric outings from the 70s – a tasty mixture of LA fusion, Brazilian rhythms, and the group's unique twin female vocal lead! The mix of sounds is wonderful – and makes for a really solid album that shows how much soul Sergio had soaked up in the decade he'd ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sort of a repackaging of the Brasil '65 album on Capitol – done here in a pressing by Pickwick that features a very psychedelic cover! The record's a mixed bag of tracks that has some bossa piano trio stuff, plus some vocal cuts with Wanda De Sah, the alto and flute of Bud Shank, and the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe one of the first truly brilliant albums from Milton Nascimento – a set that builds on the excellent previous work by the singer/songwriter, but which also has him moving into much more soulful territory as well! Nascimento's work is one of the true treasures of Brazilian music of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Clara Nunes —
Claridade ... LP Odeon (Brazil), 1975. Very Good Gatefold ...
70s samba magic from Clara Nunes – one of those singers who managed to make an already deep genre sound even better! The set's got a simple and honest approach that's really fresh, and never too overblown – allowing Clara to be expressive without falling into cliche, very much in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice of batucada tracks, with 6 long tracks, all played with a good raw percussive vibe: 'Rtimo Da Pesada", "Ole De Tamborim", "Deixa Como Esta", "Sarro No Cafofo", "Ouricando A Mocada" and "So No Apito". LP, Vinyl record album
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
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A one of a kind record that still sparkles as brightly today as it did back in the late 60s – an amazing collaboration between Brazilian vocalist Elis Regina and Scandinavian jazzman Toots Thielemans – done in a style that easily makes it one of the best records ever from both artists! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever did! Dom recorded this one in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! We'd place this record next to the best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title kind of gives this one away – as the album features Elza's incredible vocals over a set of hard-driving carnival tracks, most with lively samba rhythms. Nelsinho directed the group with a heavily percussive sound – and Elza's emotive vocals reach over the top of the darkly-tin ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the seams – record is nice and clean.)
One of the most important early albums by Marcos Valle – a set of instrumental tracks recorded with lots of acoustic guitar! Even though Valle was well known as a singer and composer of bossa nova tunes, the set instead focuses on his instrumental work – recording his guitar ala Jobim ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing! Cover has a small cutout hole.)
Paul Winter —
Rio ... LP Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good ...
Even though Paul Winter's always been a little bit of a phony, this bossa LP on Columbia is pretty good stuff! The record was recorded with some of Brazil's best bossa players – like Luiz Bonfa, Roberto Menescal, and Luiz Eca (of Tamba Trio fame). John Hammond produced the session, so you ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label 2 eye pressing. Cover has a tracklist sticker, some marker, and a center split on the top seam.)