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.)
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
Joao Donato —
Bad Donato ... LP Blue Thumb, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A wickedly funky album from Joao Donato – quite different than his earlier bossa sessions, and recorded in LA with a sweet jazzy bounce! The album's overflowing with great keyboard work – and Joao plays both piano and organ, in a group that includes percussion from Emil Richards, who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, and some waviness and peeling due to moisture along the bottom seam.)
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.)
Incredible 70s work from the lovely Astrud Gilberto – a rare effort for the CTI label that has her teaming up with arranger Eumir Deodato and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine – all in a groove that's totally different than most of her earlier work! Astrud's breathy vocals are still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, a peeled mark on the front, and a peeled gloss finish, with some stains and pen inside the gatefold.)
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 very groovy record with a very fitting title – especially once you hear the lyrics of the tunes! The Girls From Bahia are actually the Quarteto Em Cy – one of the best harmony groups of the bossa era, and famous for classic recordings on the Elenco label – but working here in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a small cutout hole.)
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.)
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
A weird little set of bossa grooves – featuring singer Claudio Meranda, working here with an unnamed group on an obscure session for the dodgy Crestview label. The session was produced by Jack Millman, who we know as a west coast jazz talent – and we're not sure if he's leading the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a small sticker, and a small split on the top seam, with some stains on the back.)
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
Elis Regina —
Ela ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1971. Very Good ...
Elis Regina never lets us down – as you'll hear on this great record from 1971! The album captures Elis straddling the fence of her styles – one foot in the older jazzy bossa/samba camp, the other in the more sophisticated range of baroque MPB she virtually invented. Her voice is ... 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.)
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
A great little album of Brazilian fusion! The record has a cool electric groove to it – mixing acoustic piano from Guilherme Vergueiro with bass and guitar, plus solos on flute, and vocals done in a breezy wordless style that's similar to 70s work by artists like Manfredo Fest or Tania Maria. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, small stains, and an outer plastic sleeve taped at the opening.)
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.)
An album that not only broke the bossa big in the US – but a set that also really helped transform the sound of the organ in jazz! Not only is the record a key meeting of bossa rhythms and jazz organ – transplanted hugely to the US after a big initial Wanderley run in 60s Brazil – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
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
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.)
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.)