Joao Donato —
Bad Donato ... LP Blue Thumb, 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
A wickedly funky album from Joao Donato – quite different than his earlier bossa sessions, and recorded in LA with a sweet jazzy bounce! The album's overflowing with great keyboard work – and Joao plays both piano and organ, in a group that includes percussion from Emil Richards, who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, and some waviness and peeling due to moisture along the bottom seam.)
One of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums of the 60s – a classic session produced for Verve by Creed Taylor, and featuring sweet gentle arrangements from Marty Paich, co-arranged with Antonio Carlos Jobim, who also plays guitar on the session next to the piano of Joao Donato! That's a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)
Incredible 70s work from the lovely Astrud Gilberto – a rare effort for the CTI label that has her teaming up with arranger Eumir Deodato and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine – all in a groove that's totally different than most of her earlier work! Astrud's breathy vocals are still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, a peeled mark on the front, and a peeled gloss finish, with some stains and pen inside the gatefold.)
Great early stuff by this master of the bossa! The tracks were originally recorded for Odeon records in Brazil, then issued here in the US in a lovely package that has Joao's face emblazoned in the center of the Brazilian flag. The tracks feature arrangements by Walter Wanderley and Jobim – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)
Although Herbie and Joao are listed together in the artist credits together for the record, they don't really play together on the record – as did Joao and Stan Getz on their album together. Instead, they trade off tracks of bossa nova material, recorded with Jobim in Rio – Joao's by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)
Dreamy loveliness from Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66! The album's one of their true 60s classics for A&M – a sublime blend of female vocals, Brazilian rhythms, and jazzy instrumentation – groovily dancing with a light and breezy sound that influenced a generation, and which still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 and some flaking on one corner.)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 —
Ye-Me-Le ... LP A&M, 1969. Very Good+ ...
Way past the hits, and into some really great territory – a move that makes the record one of our favorite Sergio Mendes sets for A&M! The sweeter bossa pop style here is undercut with a bit more influence from late 60s Brazilian grooves – some of the more baroque turns that Sergio' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & a name sticker.)
Elis Regina —
Ela ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1971. Very Good ...
Elis Regina never lets us down – as you'll hear on this great record from 1971! The album captures Elis straddling the fence of her styles – one foot in the older jazzy bossa/samba camp, the other in the more sophisticated range of baroque MPB she virtually invented. Her voice is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album