Clarice Assad —
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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
Very cool album recorded by Luiz Bonfa in the US, with cool electric arrangements by Deodato, and a sound that's unlike anything else he's ever done! Some tracks even get downright funky, and there's a nice break or two on here, if you're the type that digs for that sort of thing. Titles include ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
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.)
Deodato/Os Catedraticos —
Tremendao ... CD Ubatuqui (Spain), 1964. Used ...
Sublime early work from the legendary Deodato – organ-based bossa jazz, done in a style that's quite different from his funky keyboard records of the 70s! The album's got a style that's a fair bit like that of Walter Wanderley at the time – lots of samba and bossa rhythms, topped with ... 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
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
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
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
A lovely set of mellow tracks – featuring the vocals of Luciana Souza and subtle instrumental backing by Romero Lubambo, Marco Pereira, and Walter Santos. The format is simple and clear – and the set has all the gentle warmth of the best titles on the Biscoito Fino label – with ... read moreCD
After coming up with classic compilations of MPB and Samba, David Byrne and the Luaka Bop crew turn their interests to Forro – folksy party music from the Northeast of Brazil, with surprising ties to Tex/Mex traditions, but an overall approach that's more sophisticated. There's a total of 18 ... read moreCD