Killer reissue that combines both of the albums that Airto recorded for Buddah in the early 70s! The records were done with the help of Flora Purim and Hermeto Pascoal, plus Sivuca and Dom Um Romao – and they both boast perfect production, and just the right mix of Brazilian instrumentation ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Spacious and earthy fusion from Airto – a record that departs nicely from earlier work, yet still keeps all the best elements intact! Airto's percussion work is firmly at the core of the set – giving it a nice acoustic base to work from, while also adding in touches of electric guitar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the insert. Cover has a cutout hole & some wear.)
Before the bossa, there was Ary Barroso and his lively samba and baiao compositions. This beautiful late 50s album features a stunning host of them, played in a pretty laidback sort of way, with Ary at the piano, backed by a smaller rhythm group, and some occasional larger arrangements. A few ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam, half split spine, and some stains.)
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
Chico Buarque —
Construcao ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1971. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
If you've ever been wondering which album to get by Chico Buarque – this is it! The record's a stunning batch of sophisticated sides, done in collaboration with Roberto Menescal, and with help from Jobim and MPB4! The album builds on the style of Buarque's excellent late 60s songwriting, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, includes the insert. Cover has some surface wear.)
A sweet set of bossa nova tunes – performed by the orchestra of Maestro Camara, and a great blend of light rhythms, instrumentation, and strings! There's some nice touches on the set – like a bit of accordion, slight vibes, and an overall chromatic quality that brings the tunes into ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In a cool cover, too – with a die-cut part on the front that opens onto a sun! A few light marks, but plays nicely overall!)
Gal Costa —
Plural ... LP Ariloa (Brazil), 1990. Near Mint- ...
Leo Gandelman produced this one, and it's got sort of a modern jazzy sound that sits well with some of Gal's singing on here, especially on standards like "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Begin the Beguine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued bottom seam and a ding on one corner.)
A landmark bit of bossa – one of the first albums ever recorded by Joao Donato, the Brazilian pianist whose styles would go onto influence many in the coming years! Joao's got an incredibly fluid touch on the keys – gentle but jazzy, filled with lots of warm and soulful overtones that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(This is a Brazilian 2nd pressing on the Polyfar subsidiary of Polygram, from 1979. Cover has a few creases.)
Gilberto Gil & Rita Lee —
Refestanca ... LP Som Livre (Brazil), 1977. Near Mint- ...
A strange one! Gilberto and Rita team up in a live set – ostensibly trying to relive the glory days of Tropicalia, but more showing the new strength of MPB in the 70s. Rita's backing is by the Tutti Frutti rock band, who has the same kind of style as you'd guess from their name. Stick to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great early stuff by this master of the bossa! The tracks were originally recorded for Odeon records in Brazil, then issued here in the US in a lovely package that has Joao's face emblazoned in the center of the Brazilian flag. The tracks feature arrangements by Walter Wanderley and Jobim – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)
A wickedly wonderful album by Jobim – recorded in LA in the mid 60s, and a perfect meeting of styles that makes for one of his most compelling albums of the 60s! Jobim sings and plays over pillowy-soft arrangements by Claus Ogerman – lightly dancing numbers that weave strings and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tremendous little album from Joyce – a rare session originally only issued in Italy, recorded in a folksy style that's a bit different than her other work! Tracks are all pretty short – many under 2 minutes long – and feature spare guitar, percussion, and lovely vocals from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Light and lovely tunes from Nara Leao – a sweet mid 70s session that's filled with great vocals and a fair bit of acoustic guitar! The sound here isn't nearly as dark as Leao's work of the 60s – and even as some of her albums from a few years before – but the record's still rich ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great one from Nara Leao's "back to bossa" years in the late 80s – a set that has the lovely vocalist working through older American standards – but done here with new lyrics in Portuguese and some great bossa backings from Roberto Menescal! Menescal's airy style proved to ... 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 great live set of tracks from the three artists mentioned above – lively samba tunes, but with the groovier twists that you'd find on work on the Odeon label at the time. Production is excellent, and the tracks have a mixture of raw percussion and sweet vocals that really make them sound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original die-cut cover. Cover has a small sticker in one corner.)
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
Really great late work from Elis Regina – recorded in the company of arranger Cesar Mariano, whose masterful touch made for some of Elis' best albums of the 70s! Cesar arranged and conducted here, and although the production is perhaps a bit more contemporary than Elis' work for Philips, the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic live set from 1978, featuring Elis at the height of her interpretive powers, performing with backing by Cesar Mariano and his fusiony CIA group. The sound is nicely electric, with elements of rock and jazz blending beautifully behind Elis' rich vocals. Mariano plays Fender Rhodes in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has an import sticker on back.)
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.)
Pedacos ... LP EMI (Brazil), 1979. Very Good Gatefold ...
Darkly brilliant work from Simone – a real standout singer in late 70s MPB, working here with a sound that draws heavily from the legacy of the post-Tropicalia scene! Simone's music has a really moody feel overall – arranged by Gilson Peranzzetta and Nelson Ayres with some gently jazzy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a center split on the spine, some light wear, and some marks and residue from sticker removal.)
An incredible album by the Tamba 4 – one of 2 albums the Brazilian bossa combo did in the US for A&M Records, during the brief time when they were expanded to a quartet from the original Tamba Trio lineup! The set is completely sublime – a wonderful mix of the group's trademark ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has some wear and a Special Value sticker on back.)
Fantastic – and a record that we passed up for years! This one looks like a knockoff from the cover, but it's a really great outing that features bossa nova numbers played by a studio combo known only as The Tides – and whose instrumentation features piano, percussion, bass, acoustic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mellow bossa guitar – in the tradition of Bonfa or Gilberto, but lacking the same sort of soul. Not bad, but kind of a "cash in on the big names" release by Capitol – although the record was originally recorded in Brazil, so it's at least got some sort of cred. Titles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some tape on the spine, a bit of pen, and WGN letters in marker on back.)
First ... LP Estudio Eldorado (Brazil), 1991. Near Mint- ...
One of our favorite albums ever from Walter Wanderley – a set that's much more complicated than his earlier trio records for Verve – and which really expands the sound with a host of added elements! Wanderley's core organ bossa groove is amplified wonderfully here with the addition of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a small sticker. Label has a small sticker.)
Walter Wanderley —
Samba So! ... LP World Pacific, Early 60s. Very Good+ ...
A rare bossa session by Wanderly – recorded early in his career in Brazil, and issued here in the US by World Pacific. It's as tight a batch of bossa organ grooves as any of Wanderley's best albums from the 60's – and he's playing with a larger lineup than usual, which adds a lot to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very nice compilation of Brazilian tracks from the early and mid 60 – most of which were issued earlier on Atlantic, but which go together nicely on this lively compilation. Titles include Baden Powell and Herbie Mann doing "Consolacao", Modern Jazz Quartet & Laurindo Almeida ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)