Fantastic fusion from Azymuth – a group who just couldn't miss during these early 80s California years! The sound here is smooth, but never slick – always a little offbeat, and quite different from more mainstream US fusion of the time – thanks to the genius of Jose Roberto ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and a bit of sticker residue.)
A pretty darn nice set of tracks that has Luiz mellow moody guitar augmented by some breezy easy arrangements by Pete Spargo. The overall feel is less bossa than it is mellow pop instrumental – but there's a wonderfully airy quality on the best tracks, with guitar, piano, and some wordless ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
(MGM pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)
Tom Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes, & Others —
Garota De Ipanema ... LP Harkit (UK), 1967. Sealed (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A stunning lost bossa nova soundtrack! The score was penned for the 1967 film Garota De Ipanema (Girl From Ipanema), and although you've heard some of the tracks before in other versions, the overall album is very nice – and is a wonderful tribute to the early days of bossa nova! Jobim and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work from Flora Purim – one of the wonderful west coast bits of Braziliana recorded in the Fantasy Records studios during the mid 70s! The record's a perfect example of the greatness that arose when Brazil's best talents had the chance to work with some of America's best jazz and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
If you've ever wanted to get into the music of Elis Regina – this is the set that will help you do so! This "best of" collection is a sparkling batch of her greatest material, including many post-bossa gems from the late 60's, and beautifully arranged material from the early 70s. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a peeled mark on the back.)
An extremely rare album by Sylvia Telles! The record is one of the few she ever released in the US – and it features her singing in English on a number of light bossa groovers. The album has a nice light pop bossa kind of groove – and it includes a number of nice tracks that don't ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cutout hole, some stains, and small splits on the top and bottom seams.)
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