One of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a way that nicely steps off of Airto's first few American releases, and warms the groove up with a nice dose of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, some tape, a few stickers, and some marker and an ink stamp on the back. Labels have an ink stamp and a bit of pen.)
A soaring set of grooves from one of the world's greatest percussionists – a standout set as a leader from Airto, and a key set in his wonderful run of work from the 70s! The album's still got the loose, free feel of Airto's earliest work, and isn't nearly as crossover-oriented as some of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maria Bethania recorded some of her best early material in a live setting – and this album is great testament to that fact! Unlike some of her Tropicalia contemporaries – whose live records could sometimes be a bit rough around the edges – Bethania's albums were always very well-p ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty great little album from Bonfa – always one of the more corruptible bossa players, working here in a groovy set of pop arrangements by Deodato with a lively American twist! Some tunes are fast-driving bossa numbers with good jazz accompaniment, others have backing vocals in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has some light wear, a spot of tape with a rip on the spine, and some pen. Label has a sticker.)
Bossa Rio —
Alegria! ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good- Gatefold ....
An incredibly groovy record – and one of two rare sides cut by Bossa Rio – a short-lived vocal group handled by Sergio Mendes! The sound here is kind of an extension of Sergio's work with Brasil 66 – but Bossa Rio have deeper chops vocally, with both male and female singers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, a cutout hole, and some splitting on the top seam.)
A collection of Gal Costa's work from the 70s, plus a few added tracks from the early 80s. Most of this material was recorded in the post-Tropicalia years, but it's still strong stuff – showing Gal as one of Brazil's best vocalists of the time. Titles include "O Bater De Tambor", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible batch of Brazilian fusion – cut by keyboardist Manfredo Fest, and one of the few records he ever waxed in the US during the 70s! The record mixes Fest's soaring Brazilian groove with a tight soulful set of arrangements by Jerry Peters – a bit club-oriented, with a similar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best of the Stan Getz bossa nova sessions – and a record that features the great Laurindo Almeida on guitar – playing with more virtuosity than either Charlie Byrd or Joao Gilberto did on their collaborations with Getz! The record's got a driving rhythm section, with lots of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(MGM records pressing. Spine & seams are lined with masking tape. Cover has a DJ sticker & some wear.)
One of the grooviest records ever from the lovely Astrud Gilberto – a session that beautifully mixes her usual bossa nova with bits of Sunshine Pop and other hip late 60s grooves – all in a mode that really takes off a lot more than other Gilberto albums on Verve! The style here is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo. Cover has masking tape on the seams, clear tape on the spine, and a DJ sticker.)
Given that Capitol had recently linked up with the ever-growing EMI corporation in the early 60s, it was able to take advantage of the global catalog of the music giant, and managed to dip pretty heavily into the Brazilian Odeon catalog of tunes to cash in on the American popularity of bossa nova. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has "promo" cutout punch, light wear, some splitting on the bottom seam, a spot of tape with a small rip on the spine, and some pen and marker on the back. Label has a sticker.)
A rare American session from the Quarteto Em Cy – working here under the name of The Girls From Bahia, and singing in English as well as Portuguese! The album's got a sound that's quite similar to the group's classic 60s Brazilian records on Elenco – thanks to bossa-heavy backings from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing. Cover has a small cutout grommet. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on three tracks, but rest is nice.)
Egberto Gismonti —
Sanfona ... LP ECM, 1981. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ....
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One of Gismonti's straighter jazz albums, but one that's still filled with a lot of fantastically conceived turns and changes, in the manner of his best compositions. This is a 2LP set, with 1 album of performances by a quartet that includes Mauro Senise on reeds and Zeca Assumpacao on bass. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible work from Luiz Henrique – one of our favorite singers of the 60s bossa era, heard here with some completely sublime arrangements! Luiz has a bit more jazz in his voice than some of his contemporaries – a great ability to sing both regular lyrics and wordless scatting – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Olivia Hime —
Mascara ... LP Columbia, 1983. Very Good ....
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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
(White label promo. Spine has a spot of tape & a small rip. Back cover has WGN library letters & a promo stamp.)
Antonio Carlos Jobim —
Urubu ... LP Warner, 1976. Sealed ....
A strangely wonderful album from Jobim – recorded with baroque production by Claus Ogerman, and a style that's similar to the 1973 Jobim album. The sound is perhaps a bit hokey in parts, but most of the time things are pretty sophisticated, with nice jazzy playing Jobim on Fender Rhodes, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked gem from Joyce – an album that features a fair bit of help from famous friends! The set was recorded at a time when her star had faded a bit on the Brazilian market, but before she was yet to be rediscovered and re-recorded by labels in England and Japan – and despite the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has a hint of light wear.)
Rita Lee & Roberto —
Saude ... LP Som Livre (Brazil), 1981. Very Good+ ....
One of the many 80s albums that Rita Lee recorded with Roberto de Carvalho – and like most of them, a set of original tunes with a bright and peppy kind of pop finish. Tracks include "Saude","Tatibitatl", "Mutante", "Tititi", "Mother Nature", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very unusual bit of bossa nova – and a record that seems to criss-cross a few different A&M Records modes of the 60s! At one level, the group's got a Brasil 66 feel – since they use a female vocal chorus on some cuts, breezing along with the grooves in a style that's definitely ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty cool batch of pop instrumentals from late 60s Brazil – ones that mix a mod instrumental groove with touches of Brazilian rhythms and production, creating a sound that's somewhere in the mode of Som Tres, or some of the hipper Brazilian groups of the time. The standout instruments ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant 60s work from Meirelles – ostensibly an album of pop batucada tracks, but a record that also features some great jazzy groovers lurking in the mix of tracks! The stunner here is Meirelles' great take on "Mas Que Nada" – zooming around in mod 60s instrumental ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Uruguay pressing. Cover has a name in pen in one corner.)
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.)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 —
Stillness ... LP A&M, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ....
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cracklin' sharp live set by Sergio and the group! The set's got a tight brace of material that includes Gilberto Gil's "Viramundo", "Mais Que Nada", "Jogo De Roda", "Girl From Ipanema", and a very nice cover of "Chelsea Morning". Recorded live at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing. Cover has a small center split on the bottom seam.)
Rare jazz work from saxophonist Booker Pittman – a player we're used to hearing in the company of wife Eliana Pittman, but who sounds great here in a straighter jazz set! The album features Booker on soprano sax – as you'd guess from the title – blowing in styles that hearken ... read moreLP, 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
A sublime little set all the way through – an early 60s date from the west coast scene – and one that was almost as important to that side of the country as the Verve bossa records were to New York! Bud Shank's in the lead on alto sax – no flute at all this time around – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & silver label pressing. Cover is nice – vinyl has light marks.)
A great early album by Simone – a set that's very up close and personal – with the sort of intimate feel that we love in music by Joyce! Simone's vocals are nice and light – floating dreamily over backing from a small combo that has a lightly jazzy feel, plus some occasional ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Simone lost her shirt recording this one – we hope not on the cost of the studio session – but despite the sexy image on the cover, the album's got all the poise and class of her previous records – a careful balance between maturing MPB modes, which keeps the set nicely free of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful! This great LP was recorded at the same time that Sivuca did his other, easier to find LP for Vanguard. This one has very much the same feel, but was recorded in a swingin' live setting at the Village Gate, with a tight small combo and a very nice jazzy groove. The LP includes a longer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a lightly stained corner.)
Tiso was one of Milton Nascimento's greatest sidemen, and a legendary keyboardist who was the driving force behind the group Som Imaginario. By the time of this early 80s live set, Tiso had emerged as a player who was mostly committed to jazz fusion – but of a vein that shared a lot of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Extremely lively material from this tasty little combo – a mix of bossa grooves, done with a heavy samba finish, which means that the percussion is heavy, and the piano and guitar are played in a rough and ready way, just to keep up! The style makes for a compelling set of tunes with many ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has just a few too many marks to qualify as Very Good-, but will stil make you a nice play copy. Cover has some light age & wear.)
One of the last great records ever made by Sarah Vaughan – a really solid session of Brazilian tunes, one that's produced by Sergio Mendes, arranged by Dori Caymmi, and which features guest vocals by Milton Nascimento! The general approach is west coast mellow – as the group features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy pop organ tunes from Brazil's famous organist! Walter plays in the light peppy style he used on his Verve albums, with plenty of nice organ riffing all the way through! Most tracks are bossa numbers, and titles include "Go Go Theme", "Counting Stars", "White ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, with deep groove. Cover has masking tape on the top and bottom seams, a spot of tape on the spine, light wear, a peeled spot on the back, a promo stamp, some pen, and WGN Library letters.)
Walter Wanderley —
Entre Nos ... LP Philips (Brazil), Early 60s. Good+ ....
A record that sounds like it's got a hokey title – but one that actually has Winter working with players that include Cecil McBee, Freddie Waits, Samb Brown, and Jeremy Steig. The "folk" in the songs is hardly of the Dylan type – as Winter uses jazz to explore a host of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really groundbreaking little set – the revival of bossa influence on the Japanese scene, presented here by a host of hip talents from the earliest years of the club jazz scene! The album's got a wonderful vibe through and through – a sound that was later taken up by bigger names from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album