2 CD set with a motherlode of great tracks by Gal Costa from the late 60s and early 70s! 28 cuts in all, including "Bom Dia", "London, London", "Assum Preto", "Antonico", "Volta", "Meu Nome E Gal", "Que Pena", "Sebastiana&qu ... read moreCD
A loving journey through the early work of Brazilian singer Gal Costa – one that starts with her late bossa masterpiece Domingo, from 1967 – and which ends up with material from her last Philips album, Baby Gal, recorded in 1983! The evolution of Gal's sound during the time is ... read moreCD
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.)
One of the freshest albums we've heard in years from Gilberto Gil – a set that seems to shake off some of the misdirections of recent records, and really get back the sharper style of his roots – while still also heading off into a new mode as well! There's a definite forro ... read moreCD
A great recent album by Gilberto Gil – and one recorded in Oslo with a huge mixture of styles criss-crossing in a very international venue. The record features performances by Trilok Gurtu, Toninho Ferragutti, and the lovely Marlui Miranda – and many of the tracks have a nice rootsty ... read moreCD
Although we always get loads of requests for his stuff, the best early work of Gilberto Gil is always darn tough to find, even on CD. Now, Polygram has put together this excellent 16 track compilation that brings together Gilberto Gil's best stuff from the late 60's and early 70's, plus a few ... read moreCD
Progressive jazz with a bit of a post-rock instrumental twist – tunes that are almost in the mode of some of the recent work coming from our hometown of Chicago, but which are performed here by the Projeto Alfa quartet of guitarists Lanny Gordin and Guilherme Held, bassist Fabio Sa, and ... read moreCD
A HUGE batch of samba-soul grooves from Seu Jorge! Jorge previously knocked around Brazil as a member of the late 90s pop group Farofa Carioca, but his first solo outing is a massive step forward into the upper echelon of the Brazilian scene! Like the best of his contemporaries, Jorge uses the ... read moreCD
Incredible music from Seu Jorge – and that's saying a lot, given how much we've loved all of his previous records! This time around, Jorge really knocks it out of the park – by stepping away from some of his tighter styles, and going for a looser, more organic approach that's totally ... read moreCD
Joyce, Sivuca, Tutty Moreno, Celia Vaz, & Others —
Brasil ... CD Soul Jazz (UK), 1994. Used ...
Soul Jazz went to Rio in 1994 and recorded this album of classic Brazilian material with some of the greatest performers the country was ever to produce. Master talents like Tutty Moreno, Raul De Souza, Joyce, and Sivuca make their way through a "suite" of great cuts like "Capoiera&q ... read moreCD
A really wonderful little album from Bena Lobo – way way better than the last time we heard him a few years back, and a blend of soul, funk, and modern Brazilian grooves that firmly puts him in the best company of his labelmates at Trama Records! There's a definite samba undercurrent to some ... read moreCD
Two sparkling jazzy albums from 1966! The Great Arrival is one of Sergio Mendes' most dreamy albums, and it's an all-instrumental batch of tracks. The format is easy Brazilian piano, over larger arrangements with a good jazz component – and the record features Mendes soloing over work by ... read moreCD
A beautifully acoustic session that pays tribute to older choro styles in Brazil – and one that features the talents of Benjamin Taubkin on piano, Naylor Proventa on sax and clarinet, Isaias De Almeida on mandolin, Israel De Almeida on 7 string guitar, and Guello on percussion. The set's got ... read moreCD
A fitting tribute to the masterful work of Brazilian poet and diplomat Vinicius De Moraes! The 19 tracks on the set are pulled from classic records he cut in conjunction with Baden Powell, Odette Lara, Quarteto Em Cy, Toquinho and others in the 70s. It's a great way to get some of Vinicius' best ... read moreCD
This one's from the late 80s, and although some of the production work doesn't hold up entirely, Milton's voice is more beautiful than ever, and there's some amazing songwriting on here that holds up fantastically no matter how it's treated. Titles include "River Phoenix (Letter To A Young ... read moreCD
Jovino Santos Neto —
Current ... CD Adventure Music, 2011. Used ...
We're not sure if the "current" in the title applies to the fact that Jovino Santos Neto is playing a bit of Fender Rhodes this time around – but we certainly like that change, and it helps give the record an even richer feel than some of his previous albums! As before, there's a ... read moreCD
(Barcode has a cutotut hole.)
Lisa Ono —
Dream ... CD Deck Disk (Brazil), 1999. Used ...
Bossa versions of American jazz standards – done by Japanese singer Lisa Ono with arrangements by Oscar Castro Neves, sung in English. Whew, that's a mouthful – but the album's a nice one, and it's one of Lisa's more expensive Japanese-only recordings that have finally been released in ... read moreCD
A lovely little record from Brazilian vocalist Sergio Ricardo – much more bossa than you might think from the "romantica" in the title! The album takes light and lively arrangements, and uses them to move Sergio's vocals along in a nice little groove – gently floating on a ... read moreCD
(Cover has tape on the spine and a promo sticker on back.)
Toquinho & Vinicius —
Personalidade ... CD Polygram/Philips (Brazil), Late 60s/1970s. Used ...
A nice collection of work by the team of Toquinho and Vinicius De Moraes – featuring tracks from their Philips recordings, dated 1967 to 1983. Titles include "Meu Pranto Rolou", "Aquarela", "Samba Da Bencao", "As Cores De Abril", "Adeus", and ... read moreCD
Well, it's not the 60s anymore – but this is still a wonderful album that reunites Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil in the spirit of their Tropicalia years – done in a style that shows that creative invention was still alive in MPB during the 90s! There's echoes here of modes to come by ... read moreCD
Incredible new work from Tom Ze – possibly his best since the 70s! The style of the album reminds us very much of his groundbreaking post-Tropicalia records – with a mixture of spare guitar, vocals, and percussion, all filtered and sifted into a mad mad blend that's completely beyond ... read moreCD