Jazz versions of classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim – all done by a group arranged and directed by guitarist Mario Adnet, and featuring guest work from Joyce, Helio Delmiro, Romero Lumbambo, and others! The sound here is really fresh – not merely just a reworking of Jobim's original ... read moreCD
Arnaldo Antunes, Edgard Scandura, Taciana Barros, —
Pequeno Cidadao 2 ... CD Rosa Celeste (Brazil), 2012. Used ....
Just Sold Out!
The second wonderful project from this cool collaboration – one that features Arnaldo Antunes, Antonio Pinto, Taciana Barros, Edgard Scandurra, and others – all working together on some completely charming songs for children! These aren't really kids songs – and are more tunes ... read moreCD
Clarice Assad —
Home ... CD Adventure Music, 2012. Used ....
Brazilian vocals, with plenty of jazz – a smoker of a set from singer Clarice Assad – with a feel that takes us back to rare indie albums of the 70s and 80s! The instrumentation is great – lots of hard-grooving piano from Clarice, played in these inventive ways that often infuse ... read moreCD
An historic 35th Anniversary show from Maria Bethania – recorded wonderfully, with some really sensitive musical backdrops that perfectly follow the rich mood of the set! The presentation is very personal – as Maria's a bit reflective about her years in music – and the ... read moreCD
A groovy bossa gem from the glory days of A&M Records – an ultra-hip group recorded with production by Sergio Mendes! The feel here is a lot like that of Brasil 66 – bossa rhythms, sunny CA instrumentation, and lovely female vocals – in this case sung singularly, by the ... read moreCD
A series of recent recordings featuring Brazilian jazz legends, plus some younger players, in renditions of older tracks that run through a range of styles. Titles include "A Ra" by Joao Donato with Palmyra & Levita, "Rio Strut" by Deodato, "Macumba Chant" by ... read moreCD
A nice step forward for Ceu – and a record with a bit more of an edge than we might have expected! The set's still heavy on those sweet Brazilian vocals with an old school vibe – but the production, although often spare, has this nice raspy quality we really love – subtle ... read moreCD
Cibelle ... CD Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees, 2003. Used ....
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 ... read moreCD
Beautiful bossa work from trombonist Raul DeSouza – a jazzy session that takes us back to his first 60s recordings as Raulzinho! The group's a quartet, with some especially nice work from Joao Donato on piano – a player who really helps shape the sound of the record here, as the album ... read moreCD
Everybody's favorite bossa album just got a little better! Bebel Gilberto's Tanto Tempo set is one of the recent runaway hits of Brazilian music – a lively set of modern bossa tunes that has crossed over with listeners around the globe, bringing the sound of the bossa to a whole new ... read moreCD
A new record by the legendary Sergio Mendes – bursting into the 21st century on a catchy wave of Will I Am production – reworking gems from the Brazilian songbook and more with guest appearances by Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, India Arie, Black Thought, Chali 2Na, Marcelo D2, John ... read moreCD
A nice late 70s mix of MPB and samba – put together with the rootsy feel of the latter, but also some of the more creative song styles of the former! There's a tightness here that's unusual for a samba record – especially at the time – and although the instrumentation features ... read moreCD
A landmark album – and one that Milton cut with his "corner club", an elite group of musicians and songwriters from the early days of his career – including greats like Lo Borges and Wagner Tiso. Borges is particularly fantastic, and shines on the massively beautiful cut ... read moreCD
A great later journey in music from Milton Nascimento – a set that has him faltering a bit in the 90s, then really finding his sound! The first three albums in the set – Angelus, Amigo, and Nascimento – each have a slightly ambitious feel, but are often a bit more restrained than ... read moreCD
Although there's been a few "best of" collections out already by this legendary Brazilian rock group – this volume still stands as the most nicely-selected batch of tracks, and it comes complete with great liner notes that help you really navigate and understand their music. There's ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Os Paralamos Do Sucesso —
Arquivo ... CD EMI (Brazil), 1980s. Used ....
A gem of an album from Hermeto – right up there with 70s classics like A Musica Libre and Slaves Mass! The set's got a mix of tight fusion jamming, off-beat reed work, and some of Hermeto's heavenly compositions. There's a good groove to much of the material, but that doesn't stop it from ... read moreCD
(Out of print, please note that booklet is slightly wrinkled from some light water damage.)
Silverio Pessoa —
No Grau ... CD Casa De Farinha (Brazil), 2011. Used ....
Just Sold Out!
Great work from Silverio Pessoa – an artist who's been working in the Brazilian indie scene for years, but whose music is easily right up there with some of the freshest bigger names too! If we had to pick a genre for Silverio's style, we'd probably pick rock – but like some of his ... read moreCD
A striking solo set from Phillipe Baden Powell – much bolder and more expressive than his previous album – even though the overall feel is a lot more stripped-down too! Baden's got a very sharp approach to the keys of the piano – working here in a range of tones that's really ... read moreCD
A long-overdue look at one of the hippest stars of the 70s Brazilian scene – the under-recognized Marku Ribas, a man who made some mighty soulful records back in the day! Marku's style is different than some of his contemporaries of the samba soul scene – in that he also brings in a ... read moreCD
A beautifully mature recording from Monica Salmaso – a live performance, done in that same blend of sophistication and moody darkness that you might find in some of the best concert albums from Maria Bethania! There's a similar sort of complexity here – in both the emotions of the ... read moreCD
Teca & Ricardo —
Cade O Povo ... CD Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), 1976. Used ....
Sweetly jazzy Brazilian grooves from the team of Teca & Ricardo – a lovely album recorded in France in the mid 70s, and unheard for years! The feel here is not that dissimilar from some of the recent work by Tom & Joyce, or classic work by the team of Jaime & Nair – Teca's ... read moreCD
An amazing compilation of the genius work of Brazilian composer/arranger/singer Marcos Valle! Valle originally started out by writing some of the biggest hits of the bossa era, but as time and the sixties wore on, he got waaaaay out in his approach to the music, and really began experimenting with ... read moreCD
Another fantastic entry in the great Portfolio series from EMI – and this one is one of our favorites! It compiles 3 of the great late 60's/early 70's albums by Marcos Valle – all 3 of which were produced right at the time when he was hitting some of his craziest ideas, and trying out ... read moreCD
An insanely wonderful album that will always remain one of the all-time favorites of the Dusty Groove staff! This beautiful batch of tracks by Brazilian singer/songwriter Marcos Valle has him pushing waaaay past his bossa work of the 60s – into a cool 70s mix of electronics and sexy scoring, ... read moreCD
A lively album that mixes Caetano's rich songwriting style with a hard percussive base, which gives the tracks a fast jumpy feel, and gives even more power to Caetano's strong voice. There's little psychedelic bits, with good guitars that get noisy in parts, but there's also a warm MPB feel to the ... read moreCD
A heady brew of contemporary Brazilian funk – the booty-shaking, favela-founded sort that's lately been cooking up dancefloors around the globe! The cuts here are all a bit more hard-edged than mainstream examples of the genre – mixed up and mashed up heavily in a blazing blend of ... read moreCD
A killer set of rare Brazilian grooves – and one that pushes way past the first volume! Put together by two of the best DJ's in the world, Gilles Peterson and Joe Davis, and perfectly selected to illustrate the shift in the London Brazilian scene over the past few years. Titles include ... read moreCD