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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Bossa Rio Sextet With Sergio Mendes ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Very Good ... $7.99
Cannonball Adderley recorded this nice little groover in 1962, when American musicans were just getting on the bossa tip, and still keeping things pretty authentic. The record was cut in New York with Sergio Mendes' early Bossa Rio group – the legendary Brazilian jazz ensemble that featured Paulo Moura, Dom Um Romao, and Durval Ferreira. The mixture of tight bossa rhythms and Cannon's soulful sax is totally great – and it's only because the Riverside label was folding at the time that the record never got bigger fame. Includes the cuts "Joyce's Samba", "Clouds", "Minha Saudade", "Corcovado", "Batida Diferentes", and "Sambops". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split top seam, wide masking tape on the bottom seam, and some stained spots on back.)

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New Cannonball Adderley with Bossa Rio SextetCannonball's Bossa Nova ... CD
Capitol/Riverside, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cannonball Adderley recorded this nice little groover in 1962, when American musicans were just getting on the bossa tip, and still keeping things pretty authentic. The record was cut in New York with Sergio Mendes' early Bossa Rio group – the legendary Brazilian jazz ensemble that featured Paulo Moura, Dom Um Romao, and Durval Ferreira. The mixture of tight bossa rhythms and Cannon's soulful sax is totally great – and it's only because the Riverside label was folding at the time that the record never got bigger fame. It's here now, though, and the record's a real treat – especially at this price! Includes the cuts "Joyce's Samba", "Clouds", "Minha Saudade", "Corcovado", "Batida Diferentes", and "Sambops". Plus, the CD also features bonus single versions of "Corcovado" and "Clouds"! CD
 
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Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley With Sergio Mendes ... LP
Capitol/Everest, 1962. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Cannonball Adderley recorded this nice little groover in 1962, when American musicans were just getting on the bossa tip, and still keeping things pretty authentic. The record was cut in New York with Sergio Mendes' early Bossa Rio group – the legendary Brazilian jazz ensemble that featured Paulo Moura, Dom Um Romao, and Durval Ferreira. The mixture of tight bossa rhythms and Cannon's soulful sax is totally great – and it's only because the Riverside label was folding at the time that the record never got bigger fame. Includes the cuts "Joyce's Samba", "Clouds", "Minha Saudade", "Batida Diferente", and "Sambop". Everest pressing of a Capitol album. LP, Vinyl record album

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BossacucanovaOur Kind Of Bossa ... CD
Six Degrees, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Bossacucanova serve up the kind of bossa they do best – a sweet mix of classic instrumentation and contemporary touches – but they also work here with some great help from a rich array of guest artists, all of whom really help the trio to deepen their sound! The vocalists are especially important – a mix of older and modern singers that includes Wilson Simoninha, Marial Rita, Elza Soares, Emilio Santiago, Cris Delanno, Moska, and Teresa Cristina – working alongside guest instrumentation from Oscar Castro Neves on guitar, David Feldman on piano, and Roberto Menescal on guitar – all players who are really respected by the group, and given plenty of room to shape the tunes. It's been awhile since we've heard from the trio, and the time has really helped them sharpen their sound – and continue to find a way to persist, where so many of their contemporaries have fallen away. Titles include "Adeus America", "Segure Tudo", "Ficar", "Deixa Pra La", "Rio De Inspiracao", "To Voltando", and "Waldomiro Pena". CD

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New Carl Henry BrueggenIdler/Man's Favorite Sport/Rum Toddy ... CD
CHB, 2004. Used ... $3.99
Genius work from a man who's ready to take on the best bossa arrangers of the 60s! Guitarist Carl Henry Breuggen may hail from Chicago, but he's got a sound that's as sunny as Rio and the Italian Riviera all put together – a wonderful wash of light strings, bossa rhythms, gentle guitar, and wordless female vocals that are enough to rival the best Italian soundtracks of the glory years. The production on the entire set is incredible – arranged with Claus Ogerman-like perfection, and recorded at a level that's far beyond that of most bossa-revival work these days. All three tunes fit together perfectly – and although the CD's a short one, it's completely without fault to our ears – and is a title that we're gladly stocking next to classics like Jobim's Stoneflower and Wave albums for CTI! CD

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Djalma FerreiraDrink Em Sao Paolo Etc – Anos 60 (7CD set) ... CD
Discos Drink/Discobertas (Brazil), 1960s. New Copy 7 CDs ... $92.99
Totally cool, totally wonderful – and a massive set of hardly-heard work from Brazilian keyboardist Djalma Ferreira! Djalma's a name that's not nearly as well-known in the states as Walter Wanderley – but he got his start well before Walter, working in some 50s modes that were mighty darn cool – before exploding even more strongly here on a sublime set of albums from the 60s! Djalma's got a sense of playfulness about his keyboard work – always changing up not just his phrasing of the notes, but also the settings of the organ as well – creating these cool sounds and groovy notes that explode out differently on each new tune – in ways that go far past the usual bossa organ modes, and bring in a host of other Brazilian styles too. The range of sounds in the set is breathtaking – and the package begins the decade with albums cut with the Milionarios Do Ritmo – including the albums Convite Ao Drink (1960) and Drink Em Sao Paolo (1961) – then moves onto some with larger arrangements – the records Combinacao Insuperavel (1962) and Baile De Formatura (1962). Things then swing into the groovy Week End In Rio (1964), the sublime Brazilliance Of Djalma (1965), and the rare US album Help Yourself To The Brazilliance Of Djalma (1969). All albums come with original artwork and great sound – all on CD for the first time ever! CD

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Seu JorgeCarolina ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2002. Used ... $9.99
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 rich history of samba and bossa as a springboard – but it's the pronounced contemporary qualities, such as production and mix work by Beastie Boys producer Mario Caldato – that push Carolina way over the top and make it much more than a genre exercise! The title track echoes the earlier work of Jorge Ben, who actually pens the reggae-inflected tune "Em Nagoya Eu Vi Eriko". The tracks "Mangueira" and "O Samba Tai" have the classic samba groove and crisp background vocals that would sound right in place on Tom Ze's Se O Caso E Chorar. "Hagua" has a deep reggae thump, and nearly everything here has kind of a 70s soul feel thanks to some bright, almost Kool & The Gang-like horn arrangements! The group includes Azymuth drummer Mamao, Paulinho Black on bass, Banda Black Rio's William Magalhaes on keyboards, and Josimar Monteiro on violin. Another great new solo artist on the Brazilian scene, and one that we expect amazing things from in the years to come! CD

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New Carlos LyraE No Entanto E Preciso Cantar/Eu & Elas ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $13.99
2 later gems from Carlos Lyra – back to back on one CD! First up is E No Entanto E Preciso Cantar – a wonderful 70s session from bossa legend Lyra, and a set that's got a different sound than some of his earlier work – but one that's still plenty great overall! The mode is a bit more subdued than before – still with bossa at the roots, but also production and instrumentation that nod a bit more towards the singer/songwriter generation of the time – almost with a European feel at time. Roberto Menescal produced, and arrangements by Theo Barros have a slow-building, unassuming quality that's really great. Chico Buarque guests on the groover "Essa Passou", and other titles include "Identidade", "Rio Vermelho", "Primavera", "O Pregoeiro", "Ate Parece", and "I See Me Passing By". Eu & Elas is from a few years later, but equally great – never too full or overdone, with arrangements that still shadow a bit of older bossa orchestrations, but which are a bit more laidback and intimate overall. The sound is incredible, and Lyra's vocals are recorded in that flanged-out way that was used beautifully in Brazil at the time – spread speaker to speaker with a closeness that we really love. Titles include "Elas", "Isabel", "Despedida", "O Amor Mais Triste", and "Nothing Night". CD

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New Os GatosOs Gatos ... CD
Philips (Japan), Mid 60s. Used ... $18.99
An album of incomparable beauty – one of the two rare albums cut by this legendary group during the 60s, and a bossa nova masterpiece all the way through! The work is guided by a young Deodato – who's moving here into much more complicated territory than his early organ jazz records – a spacious sort of sound that really marks him as one of the most inventive talents of the mid 60s bossa era! The arrangements are light, and spacious – and leave plenty of room for individual voices to float through the mix – including key piano, saxophone, or trombone passages, plus some occasional harmony vocals – which resonate with the force of work by Tamba Trio at times. The whole thing's fantastic – and titles include "Nuvens", "Sambidu", "A Chuva", "O Show E O Meu Rio", "Novo Sol", and "Razao De Viver". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Wanda de SahSoftly ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost bossa classic from Wanda De Sah – aka Wanda Sa, the wife of Edu Lobo, and a singer who worked with Sergio Mendes in his pre-Brasil 66 days! The album's got a wonderfully laidback feel – languid, yet jazzy, with the feel of some of Astrud Gilberto's best work on Verve, yet with vocals that are possibly better – thanks to Wanda's pedigree in Brazilian pop. Recordings were done in California, not Rio – and arrangements are handled by the great Jack Marshall – who's got a strong ear for keeping things interesting with a mix of strings, Latin rhythms, and Capitol pop shadings. Titles include "Aqua De Beber", "Ho Ba La La", "Sweet Happy Life", "The Dreamer", and a great version of "Aruanda". CD
Also available Softly ... LP 9.99

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Wanda de SahSoftly ... LP
Capitol, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A lost bossa classic from Wanda De Sah – aka Wanda Sa, the wife of Edu Lobo, and a singer who worked with Sergio Mendes in his pre-Brasil 66 days! The album's got a wonderfully laidback feel – languid, yet jazzy, with the feel of some of Astrud Gilberto's best work on Verve, yet with vocals that are possibly better – thanks to Wanda's pedigree in Brazilian pop. Recordings were done in California, not Rio – and arrangements are handled by the great Jack Marshall – who's got a strong ear for keeping things interesting with a mix of strings, Latin rhythms, and Capitol pop shadings. Titles include "Aqua De Beber", "Ho Ba La La", "Sweet Happy Life", "The Dreamer", and a great version of "Aruanda". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Softly ... CD 13.99

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Bud ShankBrasamba! (80s pressing) ... LP
Pacific Jazz/Liberty, 1962. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the greatest albums of Brazilian jazz that Bud Shank ever recorded – done with a style that's a lot more like some of the best bossa albums from Rio at the time! Bud's recorded in other bossa settings before – but there's something about this record that really gets the whole thing right – as Shank's alto and flute come into play with a killer combo that includes Clare Fischer on piano, Larry Bunker on vibes and drums, Joe Pass on guitar, and Milt Holland and Chuck Flores on percussion. The added percussion really brings a lot to the set – and gives it a strongly bossa-driven groove that really lets Shank take off on alto and flute solos. Fischer's piano is remarkably strong – caught at that clear early point in his career when he was such a fresh voice on the scene. The whole thing's wonderful overall – and if you think you might have it under another name, check the song listings – because we bet you don't! Titles include "Sambinha", "Gostoso", "Elizete", "O Barquinho", "Brasamba", and "Otem A Note". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Liberty pressing.)

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New Tamba TrioAvanco ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
A seminal set from one of the greatest bossa combos ever – a group who could boast sharp instrumentation and warm vocal harmonies too! The mix of sounds is completely sublime – jazzy piano trio sounds at the core, topped by soaring harmonies from the members of the trio – a combination the group pioneered with this legendary album – and helped set a whole new standard for the bossa nova generation! Luiz Eca heads up the group on arrangements and piano – with percussion from Helcio Milito, bass and reeds from Bebeto, and just a bit of guest guitar from Durval Ferreira – on killer cuts that include "Batucada", "Sonho De Maria", "Mas Que Nada", "Moca Flor", "O Samba Da Minha Terra", and "Rio". CD

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Tamba TrioMiraculous Tamba Trio (Tempo/Tamba Trio/Avanco) ... CD
Philips/El (Brazil), 1962/1963/1964/1966. New Copy ... $13.99
Nearly 3 albums' worth of music from the legendary Tamba Trio – one of the grooviest groups in the 60s bossa years in Brazil! The trio are quite unique – in that they not only play upbeat bossa rhythms, but also harmonize along with their grooves – in a soaringly sublime quality that really electrifies the tunes! Most of their lyrics are jazzy and somewhat scatted – kind of an added layer of music on top of the core jamming of piano, bass, and drums – and the production on these key 60s sides really helps their sound hit just the right level – a heavenly sound that's occasionally augmented by added percussion, flute, or guitar. The CD is one of the best introductions to their work we've ever seen – as it features material from the 60s albums Tempo, Tamba Trio, and Avanco, plus the rare Brasil Saluda A Mexico single – a whopping 26 tracks in all, with titles that include "Reza", "Tamba", "Batida Diferente", "Influencia Do Jazz", "Nos E O Mar", "O Amor Que Acabou", "Tristeza De Nos Dois", "Negro", "Rio", "Yansa", "Moto Continuo", "Barumba", "Danielle", "Pregao", "Boranda", "Consolacion", and "Morte De Um Deus De Sal". CD

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New Vox PopuliVox Populi ... CD
Musidisc/Whatmusic (UK), 1969. Used ... $14.99
A lost Brazilian groover – very much in the style of some of the best bossa vocal groups of the 60s! Like Sergio Mendes & Brazil 66, Vox Populi have an approach that mixes male and female vocals into a sweet harmony lead – laid out over a sweet set of jazzy grooves, in a way that creates a wonderfully airy sound. The whole thing's a sunny link between 60s LA and the beaches of Rio – with a globally grooving sound that makes it still sound pretty darn fresh to our ears! A wonderful discovery, filled with many great tunes that include "Ah!", "Eu", "Domingo", "Caleidoscopio", "Tornado", "Asteroide Sonoro", "Gira Girou", "Vera Cruz", and "Cidade Grande". CD
(Out of print.)

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Paul WinterJazz Meets The Bossa Nova ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Sealed ... $11.99
Paul Winter's classic sextet is recorded here in both Rio and New York – one of three different sessions that Winter cut for Columbia in the 60s – all records that explore his own love of the bossa at a time when it was coincidentally very good business to be doing so! Tracks are light and groovy, with some slightly modern touches – and although the vibe is definitely a Brazilian one, the sound actually seems to benefit most from the slightly modern styles of the Winter group – used here to bring a bit more of an edge into some of the numbers! Titles include "Con Alma", "Little Boat", "Only You & I", "Adeus, Passaro Preto", and "Foolish One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 70s pressing.)

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VariousBrazilian Beats Vol 7 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/2013. New Copy ... $15.99
Brazilian Beats have come a long way in just seven volumes – from an initial series approach that focused on older bossa and samba grooves, to this crackling set that's filled with great contemporary moments too! The package may well be the most exciting in the collection so far – as it effortlessly shifts between current grooves from the underground and older gems from the 60s and 70s – showing a never-ending sense of creative combination in Brazilian music – the kind of fresh, groundbreaking sounds that have always had our ears turned towards the music of Rio, Sao Paolo, Recife, and Salvador! The set pulls you in right away with some really wonderful sounds – then opens your mind to a great mix of tracks that includes "Boa Noite" by Karol Conka, "Melo Do Vatapa" by Bemba Trio, "Esquindindin" by Som Sete, "Oba La Vem Ela" by Junip, "Deixa Eu Dizer" by Claudia, "Luiza Manequim" by Abilio Manoel, "Selvagem" by Wan Trio, "Corridos E Toques De Capoeira" by Mestre Bimba, "Plateau (part 1)" by Jackson Conti, "Pra Fazer Um Samba" by Cizinha, "Autorizando" by Jorge Autuori, and "Caminho Livre" by Coaty De Oliveira. CD

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VariousBreak N' Bossa – Chapter 8 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2008. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Beautiful bossa groovers galore – and one of the greatest entries so far in a series that never lets us down! Years back when Break N Bossa first started, the concept of older Brazilian modes and contemporary dancefloor rhythms was something of a new idea – but over the years, with the help of titles like this, grooves around the globe are a heck of a lot warmer – filled with acoustic elements that take us back not only to the sounds of Rio in the 60s, but also to the European scene that was so inspired by it in later decades. This time around, there's plenty of greatness to chose from – and there's definitely a deepening of the sound as members of the Schema and other scenes represented here have matured over the years. 2CD set features 26 tracks in all, some previously unreleased – including "VSOP (Beatfanatic edit)" by Stockholm Cyclo, "Pinkie (2008 version)" by Beat Out Shrine, "Jurubeba" by Luis Ferri with Adi Souza, "No Mercy For Me (Alessandro Magnanini rework)" by Mario Biondi, "Ocean (Diggin In The Latin mix)" by The Dining Rooms, "Carolina Carol Bela" by Gerardo Frisina with Anna Clementi, "Carioca (Nicola Conte rmx)" by Fragmentorchestra, "Onde Anda O Meu Amor (Fedreghini & Bianchi rmx)" by Rosalia De Souza, "Que Bandeira (Frisina rmx)" by Rosalia De Souza, "Thin Ice (Fedreghini & Bianchi rmx)" by Dining Rooms, "Till The End (Inverse Cinematics rmx)" by The Invisible Session, "Kind Of Latin Rhythm" by Juju Orchestra, "Aromi" by Nick Bernard, and "Non Stop Flight" by Dalindeo. CD

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New Joao DonatoBossa Muito Moderna ... CD
Polydor (Brazil), 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Early work from the great Joao Donato – a classic set of piano trio sides, featuring a group with Milton Banana on drums, and some extra percussion on a number of tracks! The style here is more stripped down than on a lot of Joao's other albums – spare bossa tunes, nicely grooving with a warm and jazzy feel. Joao's work on the keys is as lovely as always – lyrical chords with a mellow groove, working through a host of tunes that includes some strong original compositions! Tracks include "Rio", "Silk Stop", "Outra Vez", "Noa..Noa", "Sambolero", "O Morro Nao Tem Vez", "Sambongo", and "Indo Perdido". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Sylvia TellesBossa Balanco Balada ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best records ever by Sylvia Telles – a very tight set of bossa grooves, with some warm and complicated arrangements by the great Moacir Santos! Santos' influence on the session is felt especially on the tracks that feature him soloing on alto and flute – adding in some dark edges that work wonderfully with Sylvia's vocals, and really transform familiar tunes into strange new versions. The whole thing's got a sense of depth that's right up there with the best Elenco work of the 60s – a much more sophisticated take on the bossa than you'd hear from American sessions at the time. Titles include "Samba Do Aviao", "Dorme", "Rio", "Vagamente", "Amor E Paz", and "Voce E Eu". CD

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New Luiz Bonfa/Eumir DeodatoGentle Rain ... LP
Mercury, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A dreamy little soundtrack to this lesser-known film – but a real bossa classic from the 60s, featuring original tunes by Luiz Bonfa and orchestrations by Deodato! The sound of the set is really wonderful – sometimes fragile, sometimes full – with a juxtaposition that beautifully links American soundtrack modes of the 60s and some of the bossa innovations associated with Bonfa and Deodato. Deodato's orchestrations are possibly the best side of the set – often light and airy with a similar approach to his Os Gatos work – but served up here in shorter snippets that allow a lot of variation on color and theme throughout the record. Album includes classic readings of "The Gentle Rain", "O Ganso", and "Non Stop To Brazil" – plus the tracks "Judy's Story", "Please Help Me One More Time", "Copa Beach", "It's Tempting", "Saturday In Rio", and "Across A Table". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a stained corner and cutout hole.)

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New Stan GetzVoices ... LP
Verve, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazingly seductive album from Stan Getz! The record features Getz's tenor blowing breezily away, amidst sophisticated arrangements with touches of dark easy scoring, post-bossa Brazilian writing, and early CTI production. Claus Ogerman arranged the whole set, and the overall feel is very similar to From The Hot Afternoon, which has Paul Desmond blowing in a similar style to arrangements by Don Sebesky. The core group features some hip players – like Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, and Ron Carter – and the larger backing has the "voices" you'd guess from the title. Tracks include "Once", "Darling Joe", "Midnight Samba", "Little Rio", "Infinidad", and "Where Flamingo's Fly". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gracinha LeporaceGracinha (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early work from singer Gracinha Leporace – a vocalist you might know from her later work in Bossa Rio, or her recordings with husband Sergio Mendes! Even at the start, Gracinha's a hell of a singer – a vocalist who's capable of all the coolness of the bossa era, yet still richly expressive in all the right ways – with a jazzy flourish at times that's perfect for the album's lively backings from Oscar Castro Neves! Instrumentation includes some sweet organ lines with a Walter Wanderley sort of groove – plus other moments that use woodwinds in this really lovely way – almost echoing some of the early Deodato charts. The whole thing's wonderful – a real lost bossa treasure – and titles include "Prece", "Cancao Da Desesperanca", "Ultima Batucada", "Rancho De Ano Novo", "A Saudade Fez Um Samba", "Sem Saida", "Cantiga", and "Em Tempo". CD

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New Os GatosOs Gatos ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album of incomparable beauty – one of the two rare albums cut by this legendary group during the 60s, and a bossa nova masterpiece all the way through! The work is guided by a young Deodato – who's moving here into much more complicated territory than his early organ jazz records – a spacious sort of sound that really marks him as one of the most inventive talents of the mid 60s bossa era! The arrangements are light, and spacious – and leave plenty of room for individual voices to float through the mix – including key piano, saxophone, or trombone passages, plus some occasional harmony vocals – which resonate with the force of work by Tamba Trio at times. The whole thing's fantastic – and titles include "Nuvens", "Sambidu", "A Chuva", "O Show E O Meu Rio", "Novo Sol", and "Razao De Viver". CD
Also available Os Gatos ... CD 18.99

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New Maria RitaMaria Rita ... CD
Warner, 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stunning debut from Maria Rita – the daughter of Elis Regina and Cesar Camargo Mariano, a team responsible for some of the greatest music in Brazil during the 70s! Maria has a sad and sweet voice – a lot like her mother's, and recorded here in a setting that includes light jazz, bossa, and samba touches. Very nice stuff overall, and sure to get her career started on the right foot. Titles include "A Festa", "Agora So Falta Voci", "Menininha Do Portao", "Dos Gardenias", "Veja Bem Meu Bem", "Cupido", "Lavadeira Do Rio", and "Encontros". CD

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New Tamba TrioAvanco ... CD
Philips/Soul Jazz (UK), 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal set from one of the greatest bossa combos ever – a group who could boast sharp instrumentation and warm vocal harmonies too! The mix of sounds is completely sublime – jazzy piano trio sounds at the core, topped by soaring harmonies from the members of the trio – a combination the group pioneered with this legendary album – and helped set a whole new standard for the bossa nova generation! Luiz Eca heads up the group on arrangements and piano – with percussion from Helcio Milito, bass and reeds from Bebeto, and just a bit of guest guitar from Durval Ferreira – on killer cuts that include "Batucada", "Sonho De Maria", "Mas Que Nada", "Moca Flor", "O Samba Da Minha Terra", and "Rio". CD
Also available Avanco ... CD 13.99

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New TocoMemoria ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Toco just gets better and better with each new record – to a point where it's almost impossible to separate the sound of this recent release with Brazilian classics from the 70s! The vibe is great – not a bossa rehash, but kind of a post-bossa style that's almost more in the territory of Caetano Veloso or Gal Costa in the 70s – more sophisticated, and with a deep sense of songwriting – but still served up with a sense of economy learned from the bossa generation – which comes to play in the light instrumentation used on most tracks. Fender Rhodes is expertly blended with acoustic guitar and percussion – and a few numbers featre slight sweetening with strings, but just in a gentle way. Most numbers have Toco's vocals with some slight harmony backing on the chorus – in a way that recalls some of Marcos Valle's laidback music from the early 70s. Titles include "Cigana", "Breque Bom", "O Tempo E Aqui", "Divino", "Rainha", "Minas", "Mane", "Meu Rio", "Bate", and "Vendaval". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Caetano Veloso & Gal CostaDomingo ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful early duets from Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa – much more of a bossa-styled album than any of the late 60s Tropicalia albums from the pair! The set's got a really wonderful sort of feel – bossa at some level, but also with some of the gentle darkness that Caetano and Gal would bring to Brazilian popular music more strongly in the next few years – an approach that's somewhat subtle, but often somewhat different than albums of the generation on labels like Elenco or Forma. The orchestrations are somewhat full, but never too much so – and tracks include a fair bit of early original compositions by Caetano. Titles include "Candeias", "Zabele", "Um Dia", "Avarandado", "Maria Joana", "Onde Eu Nasci Passa Um Rio", "Coracao Vagabundo", and "Quem me Dera". CD

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New Paul Winter & Carlos LyraSound Of Ipanema ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice batch of bossa tracks, recorded in Rio with a very authentic sound! Paul Winter plays alto with an all-star combo that includes Sergio Mendes on piano, Milton Banana on drums, and Carlos Lyra on guitar and vocals. The session's a nice one for Lyra, who gets to act as a "Joao Gilberto-ish" partner to Winter's "Stan Getz" in this collaboration that's similar to the classic bossa albums on Verve. Titles include "O Morro", "Voce E Eu", "Maria Ninguem", "De Quem Ama", "Lobo Bobo", and "Tem Do De Mim". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, a light stain, a bit of marker, and rip on the back paste-on at the top.)

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New VariousStudio Rio Presents The Brazil Connection ... CD
Sony (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very unusual set of work – original vocal tracks pulled from classic soul and jazz songs – all set to new bossa nova rhythms done especially for the project! Sony Records gave Studio Rio free access to its vaults – and the team was able to pull off original vocals, then rework them over sweet instrumentals that have a sound that's strongly bossa jazz – at a level that almost makes us think the artists had recorded these tunes originally! The approach is surprisingly seamless – no clunky bossa remix project, or dance beats at all – and the song structure is maintained, with just a change in the instrumentation. Titles include remakes of "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers, "Walk On By" by Aretha Franklin, "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" by Nina Simone, "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae, "It's Your Thing" by The Isley Brothers, "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye, "Music To Watch Girls By" by Andy Williams, and "Family Affair" by Sly & The Family Stone. CD

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New VariousStudio Rio Presents The Brazil Connection ... LP
Sony (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very unusual set of work – original vocal tracks pulled from classic soul and jazz songs – all set to new bossa nova rhythms done especially for the project! Sony Records gave Studio Rio free access to its vaults – and the team was able to pull off original vocals, then rework them over sweet instrumentals that have a sound that's strongly bossa jazz – at a level that almost makes us think the artists had recorded these tunes originally! The approach is surprisingly seamless – no clunky bossa remix project, or dance beats at all – and the song structure is maintained, with just a change in the instrumentation. Titles include remakes of "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers, "Walk On By" by Aretha Franklin, "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" by Nina Simone, "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae, "It's Your Thing" by The Isley Brothers, "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye, "Music To Watch Girls By" by Andy Williams, and "Family Affair" by Sly & The Family Stone. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Friends From RioFriends From Rio 2014 ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best records in years from the mighty Far Out label – and a set that really takes the imprint back to its roots! The name of the record echoes the first Friends From Rio session that launched Far Out almost two decades ago – and like that classic, this one's a collaborative effort between a range of Brazilian and British talents – served up in a style that bridges the gap between older bossa and more contemporary modes! The music is perfect from the ground up – not a cheesy bossa remix project, but a true blend of all the best elements, served up in a rich new style. The project gets key Incognito-style help from Daniel "Venom" Maunick, and a real Azymuth pedigree from Alex Malheiros – and the whole thing features a great range of different singers, including Hyldon, Robertinho Silva, Aleh Ferreira, Ivan Matheus, Denise Pinaud, Sabrina Malheiros, and Carlos Dafe – each wrapped up in a sweet blend of Fender Rhodes, organ, riffing guitar, and sweet jazzy horns. Titles include "So Resta A Porta Se Abrir", "Mas Que Nada", "Garota", "Aguai", "Casino Bangu", "Batucada Bidu", "Anthemia", "Leita De Pedra", and "Mulher Malagueta". CD

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New Friends From RioFriends From Rio 2014 ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best records in years from the mighty Far Out label – and a set that really takes the imprint back to its roots! The name of the record echoes the first Friends From Rio session that launched Far Out almost two decades ago – and like that classic, this one's a collaborative effort between a range of Brazilian and British talents – served up in a style that bridges the gap between older bossa and more contemporary modes! The music is perfect from the ground up – not a cheesy bossa remix project, but a true blend of all the best elements, served up in a rich new style. The project gets key Incognito-style help from Daniel "Venom" Maunick, and a real Azymuth pedigree from Alex Malheiros – and the whole thing features a great range of different singers, including Hyldon, Robertinho Silva, Aleh Ferreira, Ivan Matheus, Denise Pinaud, Sabrina Malheiros, and Carlos Dafe – each wrapped up in a sweet blend of Fender Rhodes, organ, riffing guitar, and sweet jazzy horns. Titles include "So Resta A Porta Se Abrir", "Mas Que Nada", "Garota", "Casino Bangu", "Batucada Bidu", and "Mulher Malagueta". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bebel GilbertoBebel Gilberto In Rio ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful set in a beautiful setting – Bebel Gilberto in Rio, sounding even warmer and more soulful than ever before! The album's got a depth that goes beyond some of the simple bossa-rework of Gilberto's earliest record, and a maturity that even goes past recent work, too – a factor that may come partially from the musical backings, which were co-produced by Kassin and Liminha, who take traditional elements and make them crackle a bit more – but without any too-contemporary tricks or bossa-remix clunkiness. Some tunes are in English, most are in Portuguese – and Bebel manages to bring together some older classics with lots of her own great work as well. Titles include a great remake of "Bananeira", plus "Simplesmente", "August Day Song", "Rio", "Momento", "Tanto Tempo", "Sun Is Shining", "Samba E Amor", and "Close Your Eyes". CD

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New Seu JorgeCarolina ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP ... Out Of Stock
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 rich history of samba and bossa as a springboard – but it's the pronounced contemporary qualities, such as production and mix work by Beastie Boy producer Mario Caldato – that push Carolina way over the top and make it much more than a genre exercise! The title track echoes the earlier work of Jorge Ben, who actually pens the reggae-inflected tune "Em Nagoya Eu Vi Eriko", and the tracks "Mangueira" and "O Samba Tai" have the classic samba groove and crisp background vocals that would sound right in place on Tom Ze's Se O Caso E Chorar. "Hagua" has a deep reggae thump, and nearly everything here has kind of a 70s soul feel thanks to some bright, almost Kool & The Gang-like horn arrangements! The group includes Azymuth drummer Mamao, Paulinho Black on bass, Banda Black Rio's William Magalhaes on keyboards, and Josimar Monteiro on violin. Another great new solo artist from Brazil, and one that we expect amazing things from in the years to come! LP, Vinyl record album
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New Sirius BBagunca! – Essential Brazilian Jazz Dance – The Very Best Of Sirius B 1998 to 2006 ... CD
Freestyle (UK), Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer work from one of the best Brazilian groups outside of Rio – a British combo who play with a wonderful blend of bossa and jazz! Sirius B should be well known to Dusty Groove customers from their albums of the past few years – and this set acts as a great complement to those gems, by offering up some rare bits from their earlier years, as well as some previously unreleased material and a few tracks appearing here on CD for the first time! And although a collection, the set stands well enough as an album on its own – with a core sound that's really unified, thanks to some impeccable instrumentation that's heavy on acoustic percussion, keyboards, and great sax and flute – plus wonderful vocals and cuica from the lovely Azhar. Titles include "Clarear", "Gatinha", "Something New", "Samba Selvagem", "High N Dry", "Marlborough Nights", "Batucada Consolacao", "Rhythm Of The Samba", "Um Grande Carnaval", "Star Jamming (jazz mix)", and "Watermelon Man". CD also features the bonus track "Samba Selvagem (Sunaga T Experience mix)". CD

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New TocoMemoria ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Toco just gets better and better with each new record – to a point where it's almost impossible to separate the sound of this recent release with Brazilian classics from the 70s! The vibe is great – not a bossa rehash, but kind of a post-bossa style that's almost more in the territory of Caetano Veloso or Gal Costa in the 70s – more sophisticated, and with a deep sense of songwriting – but still served up with a sense of economy learned from the bossa generation – which comes to play in the light instrumentation used on most tracks. Fender Rhodes is expertly blended with acoustic guitar and percussion – and a few numbers featre slight sweetening with strings, but just in a gentle way. Most numbers have Toco's vocals with some slight harmony backing on the chorus – in a way that recalls some of Marcos Valle's laidback music from the early 70s. Titles include "Cigana", "Breque Bom", "O Tempo E Aqui", "Divino", "Rainha", "Minas", "Mane", "Meu Rio", "Bate", and "Vendaval". CD

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New VariousJazz Club – Bossa Nova USA ... CD
Universal (Germany), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The American take on the sound of bossa nova – a mode that started almost as soon as the first sounds headed north from Rio, and which grew to become a very important contribution to the music in the 60s! We love the originals by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa, Joao Gilberto, and others – but we also totally dig these American reinterpretations by musicians on Verve, Fantasy, and other hip labels of the 60s – players who really got into the sound of Brazilian rhythms, and used the new groove to unlock some great power in their own solo playing as well! The package mostly features 60s recordings, with a few gems from later years – and titles include "Temanco No Samba" by Cal Tjader, "Samba De Orfeu" by Bob Brookmeyer, "O Morro" by Wes Montgemery, "Samba With Some Barbecue" by Paul Desmond, "Desafinado" by Charlie Byrd, "Um Abraco No Bonfa" by Coleman Hawkins, "Jazz Bossa Nova" by Milt Jackson, "Nana" by Kenny Burrell, "O Grande Amor" by Stan Getz, and "Mas Que Nada" by Hank Jones & Oliver Nelson. CD

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New Osmar MilitoOsmar Milito E Deixa O Relogio Andar ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful album of post-bossa tunes – done by Osmar Milito in a dreamily floating style that's totally great – almost in the mode of some of Marcos Valle's work from the time! The record features the group Quarteto Forma singing vocals on a number of cuts – but the real charm is from Osmar's arrangements, which mix together piano, horns, and lively rhythms in a complicated way that reminds us of some of the best mix of jazz, soul, and baroque touches that showed up heavily in the Blue Brazil work of the EMI/Odeon crowd! No surprise, the album features great versions of Marcos Valle's "Garra", "To Rio For Love", and "Que Bandeira" – plus good covers of "Cantalope Island", "Rita Jeep", "What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life", "Mudei De Ideia", and "Mercy Mercy Mercy". CD

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New VariousCanvas Do Brasil – An Introduction To The Golden Age (4CD set) ... CD
541/News (Belgium), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
An insanely big collection of tracks from Brazil – a 4CD collection that features a wonderful run of tracks from the key bossa years of the 60s to the explosion of MPB, samba soul, and other styles in the 70s! The format's is very wide-ranging – no real structure or order to the tracks – but we can say that the 81-track collection is filled with grooves we've loved for years, including a fair bit of the kinds of Brazilian music that first got us started digging many years ago! If you're new to Brazilian music, the set's a great place to start – especially if you want to get past the hits – and if you already have some bossa or samba at home, there's probably other cuts here you haven't heard at all. Titles include "Glorioso Santo Antonio" by Antonio Carlos E Jocafi, "Vento Bravo" by Edu Lobo, "Comanche" by Jorge Ben, "Vatapa" by Gal Costa, "Melo Da Cuica" by Azymuth, "Garra" by Marcos Valle, "Me Libertei" by Toni Tornado, "Nem Vem Que Nao Tem" by Wilson Simonal, "Escadas Da Penha" by Joao Bosco, "Fibra" by Paulo Moura, "Mas Que Nada" by Elza Soares, "Primitivo" by Milton Banana Trio, "Feminina" by Joyce, "Preta Pretinha" by Novos Baianos, "Black Soul Brothers" by Miguel De Deus, "Reza Brava" by Piri, "Roda" by Elis Regina, "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro" by Band Black Rio, and "Samblues" by Sambalanco Trio. CD

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New Erica & Chiqhinho Et Les Show RioBrazil 77 ... CD
Vadim (France), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Breezy bossa from late 70s Paris – a rare European session from Rio ex-patriots Erica Norimar and Chiquinho Timoteo! The record's got a warmly jazzy glow that takes full advantage of the vocals of both artists – trading them back and forth on the more lively tunes, in a way that's clearly inspired by the older Brasil 66 style of the 60s, but reworked here into a slightly hipper 70s sound. Instrumentation is mostly acoustic, with a lot of percussion and guitar that give the tracks a samba-styled groove – but a few tracks also feature a bit of keyboards, plus some occasional sax, flute, and trumpet. Titles include "Forro", "Dodo", "Hein", "Nega De Obaluae", "Gota D'Agua", "A Filha Da Chiquita Bacana", "De Frente Pro Crime", "Kid Cavaquinho", "Ligia", and "Vatapa". CD

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New JoyceRio De Janeiro ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Sweet work from Joyce – a very intimate album that really reminds us of her classics from years back! Most of the set just features Joyce's vocals and guitar – but as you'll know if you love her as much as we do, that alone is enough to make the record wonderful – a slyly seductive blend that few other artists could carry off this well! The style is rooted in bossa, but inflected with jazz – and yet carried off with an individual style that nobody else can touch. Titles include "Adeus America", "Puro Ouro", "Vela No Breu", "Manha No Posto 6", "Viva Meu Samba", "Rio Meu", and "Mascarada". CD
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New Sergio MendesBeat Of Brazil (aka Voce Ainda Nao Ouviu Nada) ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Early bossa jazz from Sergio Mendes – recorded with his famous Bossa Rio combo, in the years before he moved to America! The album's a classic in Brazilian jazz – a tight album of bossa-inflected jazz tunes played with razor-sharp precision, handled with a style that went on to influence countless other Brazilian groups at the time. Mendes is in the lead on piano, and other players include Edison Machado on drums, Raul De Souza on trombone, and Hector Costita on tenor sax. The whole thing's great – a masterpiece of both jazz and bossa – and it's filled with classic tunes arranged by Jobim, Moacir Santos, and Sergio himself. Titles include "Nana", "Primitivo", "Desafinado", "Ela E Carioca", "Amor Em Paz", "Noa Noa", and "Neurotico". CD

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New Bud ShankBrasamba! ... CD
Pacific Jazz (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums of Brazilian jazz that Bud Shank ever recorded – done with a style that's a lot more like some of the best bossa albums from Rio at the time! Bud's recorded in other bossa settings before – but there's something about this record that really gets the whole thing right – as Shank's alto and flute come into play with a killer combo that includes Clare Fischer on piano, Larry Bunker on vibes and drums, Joe Pass on guitar, and Milt Holland and Chuck Flores on percussion. The added percussion really brings a lot to the set – and gives it a strongly bossa-driven groove that really lets Shank take off on alto and flute solos. Fischer's piano is remarkably strong – caught at that clear early point in his career when he was such a fresh voice on the scene. The whole thing's wonderful overall – and if you think you might have it under another name, check the song listings – because we bet you don't! Titles include "Sambinha", "Gostoso", "Elizete", "O Barquinho", "Brasamba", and "Otem A Note". CD
 
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Mario Adnet & Jobim JazzMore Jobim Jazz ... CD
Adventure Music, 2011. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A great follow-up to the first Jobim Jazz set from guitarist Mario Adnet – and in many ways, an even better-conceived version of the project! The difference this time around is that Adnet's been working through the concept in a live setting for a few years – and has come up with wonderfully rich arrangements that really push beyond any simple bossa remake sort of vibe – and instead show up the rich, complicated qualities that we've always loved in the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim – especially in the 70s years of his career! Adnet mostly plays acoustic guitar, but other instrumentation is full with horns – usually flutes and saxes that are intertwined beautifully, with a dipping, soaring sort of energy – not unlike some of the best arrangements by Moacir Santos. Titles include "Takatanga", "Mojave", "Boto", "Bonita", "O Homem", "O Barbinha Branca", "Samba De Maria Luiza", and "Deus E O Diablo Na Terra Do Sol". CD
Also available More Jobim Jazz ... CD 5.99

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Mario Adnet & Jobim JazzMore Jobim Jazz ... CD
Adventure Music, 2011. Used ... $5.99
A great follow-up to the first Jobim Jazz set from guitarist Mario Adnet – and in many ways, an even better-conceived version of the project! The difference this time around is that Adnet's been working through the concept in a live setting for a few years – and has come up with wonderfully rich arrangements that really push beyond any simple bossa remake sort of vibe – and instead show up the rich, complicated qualities that we've always loved in the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim – especially in the 70s years of his career! Adnet mostly plays acoustic guitar, but other instrumentation is full with horns – usually flutes and saxes that are intertwined beautifully, with a dipping, soaring sort of energy – not unlike some of the best arrangements by Moacir Santos. Titles include "Takatanga", "Mojave", "Boto", "Bonita", "O Homem", "O Barbinha Branca", "Samba De Maria Luiza", and "Deus E O Diablo Na Terra Do Sol". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available More Jobim Jazz ... CD 12.99

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Leny AndradeA Arte Maior De Leny Andrade (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Think (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $32.99
Leny Andrade's a singer with a huge legacy of work in Brazilian music – but she sounds especially great on this rare early album with jazzy backing from Milton Banana on drums and Tenorio Jr on piano! The record's got all the depth of Andrade's mature work – and really shows her as a key link between the emotive modes of the previous generation and the jazzier styles of the bossa years – a balance that comes across here with a nicely personal feel, given the live setting and spontaneous energy of the record. The whole thing's great – maybe one of the best albums from Leny you'll ever find – and titles include "Embalo", "Vai De Vez", "Moca Flor", "O Mar E O Amor", "Vivo Sonhando", "Consolacao", and "Amor De Nada". CD

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Chico BuarqueNa Carreira – Ao Vivo (DVD) ... DVD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2012. New Copy ... $13.99
An incredible live album from Chico Buarque – one that really grabs us right from the start, and holds us rapt in ways that go far beyond the boundaries of language! Chico's recent albums have all been pretty darn great, but there's really something special to this set – a perfect blend of larger arrangements and the spontaneous setting of a live performance – as Buarque's lead vocals and guitar come into play with some larger orchestrations from Luiz Claudio Ramos – nice and lean, but full of power – and giving Chico some of the best backdrops he's had in years! The record has a sophisticated emotive power – one that's very subtle, and which recalls the careful balance of modes used during the bossa years – even though the record itself is quite a different thing than bossa. Key proof that Buarque's many years in music have continued to be pretty darn great – with titles that include "Sinha", "Futuros Amantes", "Na Carreira", "De Volta Ao Samba", "Rubato", "Querido Diario", "Valsa Brasileira", "Sou Eu", "Geni E O Zepelim", "Baioque", and "Ana De Amsterdam". DVD features a bonus "making of" feature too! DVD
(All Region.)

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Beth CarvalhoAndanca (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
Early and lovely work from Beth Carvalho – a set that's quite different than her later albums, with much more of a 60s bossa diva sound overall! Arrangements are by Lyrio Panicali and Gaya, and the album's got a warmly flowing groove that's right up there with more familiar sides from the Blue Brazil generation – such as work by Doris Monteiro! The Som 3 combo back up Carvalho on most of the album's tracks – making for some great groovy and jazzy elements – and the Golden Boys join in on harmony vocals on a handful of other tracks too! Titles include "Estrela Do Mar", "Maria Da Vavela", "Sentinela", "Rumo Sul", "Maria Aninha", "Carnaval", "Samba Do Perdao", and "Fechei A Parta". CD features 10 bonus tracks – including "Minie", "Essa Passou", "Meu Tamborim", "Berenice", "So quero Ver", and "Minhas Tardes De Sol". CD

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New Conjunto SambacanaConjunto Sambacana Vol 3 ... CD
EMI/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A really groovy vocal treat – and excellent work from this fab late 60s Brazilian group! Conjunto Sambacana sing in a mixed male/female style that stands with the best of the late 60s Brazilian harmony acts – a strange blend of bossa roots, American pop, and some of the beautifully baroque touches that were streaming through Brazilian music at the time – all handled with a maturity that's different than most of the other acts of their generation. These guys go way way past Brasil 66 – into ambitious territory that reminds us of some of the work of Marcos Valle or Edu Lobo of the same period, with arrangements that have a very similar feel. Titles include "Canto Puro Amor", "A Bela Da Feira", "Por Que", "Em Canto Antigo", "Tarde Azul", "Saudade Nos Olhos", and "A Bela Da Feira". CD

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Gal CostaGal Costa (1969) ... CD
Polygram/Dusty Groove, 1969. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
One of the most mindblowing albums ever recorded – anywhere, anytime! This 1969 set stands as one of the greatest records ever cut by Gal Costa – done at the height of the Tropicalia movement, and featuring a sublime mix of styles that really gets the spirit of the movement right. Arrangements are by the legendary Rogerio Duprat – who effortlessly shifts the backings between stark electronics, sweet bossa, gliding strings, jazzy piano, and baroque orchestrations that dance around with a surprising amount of grooves! Tunes include some classics by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Gilberto Gil – served up in amazing new versions by Gal and Duprat! Titles include "Nao Identificado", "Lost in the Paradise", "Que Pena", "Sebastiana", "Namorinho De Portao", "Divino Maravilhoso", and "Deus E O Amor". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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New Rosinha De ValencaApresentando Rosinha De Valenca ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
The first album by Brazilian guitarist Rosinha Da Valencia – and a beautiful one at that! The record features Rosinha playing solo guitar with percussion backing, very much in the style of Baden Powell's early work, especially his own albums for the Elenco label – and as the set progresses, occasional other instrumentation comes into play, like flute or piano, and Rosinha sings on just a few numbers. The album's a killer – bossa groovy all the way through, and an essential gem from the long out of print Elenco catalog! Titles include "Tema Do Boneco De Palha", "Ela E Carioca", "Com Que Roupa", "Atirei O Pau No Gato", "Estrada Do Nada", and "Ate Londres". CD

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New Joao DonatoAmazonas ... CD
Elephant, 2000. Used ... $14.99
One of the best recent albums we've heard from this masterful Brazilian pianist! The record's a straight trio set, done with Claudio Slon on drums – and an excellent mellow bossa groove that's a lot harder than some of Joao's other recent sets. The record's nice and long, too – with 18 cuts that include "O Fundo", "Os Caminhos", "Aguarius", "Glass Beads", "Amazonas", "Sugar Cane Breeze", and "Every Day". Joao says it's his best in the liner notes, but we're still partial to his 70s work – although we have to give this one a "thumbs up" for its adherence to a quality bossa sound! CD
(Out of print, teeth inside digipack case are missing.)

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New Joao Donato & Eloir De MoraesCafe Com Pao ... CD
Lumiar (Brazil), 1997. Used ... $15.99
One of the first straight jazz albums Joao Donato has cut in years, and a nice mellow set of bossa tracks by this great Brazilian pianist! Joao's playing here with drummer Eloir De Moraes, and some tracks are spare trio ones, while others have added instrumentation by guests like Robertinho Silva and Raul De Souza. The set features nice moody readings of some of Joao's greatest compositions – like "Sambou, Sambou", "A Ra", "Amazonas", "A Paz", and "Ate Quem Sabe" – plus a few nice tracks from other composers. The focus here is on Joao's piano, and after years of paying his dues, there's a soulfulness here that's missing from his earlier albums. His work on the keys is a little less firey than before, but there's a huge amount of warmth and sensitivity, and a great feeling for the material. CD
(Out of print.)

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Fox Capture PlanTrinity ... CD
Playwright (Japan), 2013. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
A killer debut from an ultra-cool trio – a group that features members of Jabberloop and Immigrant's Bossa Band – and who work here in a core Japanese club jazz style that's somewhere between the work of Quasimode and Indigo Jam Unit – but a lot more stripped-down than both! Most tracks just feature live drums, piano, and acoustic bass – working at a pace that's highly rhythmic, and very hard-driving – yet with a freedom and lyrical grace that's way more jazz than club! Ryo Kishimoto's piano lines are filled with fire, but still stick strongly to the groove – creating these elliptical patterns that are really wonderful, and completely hypnotic all the way through. Most tracks are original – save for a cool cover of "Wonderwall" – and titles include "Dark Matter", "White Ambience", "Reincarnation", "Polynity", "Exceed The Limit", and "Good Night". CD

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GazzaraBossa Lounge Experience ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
Mighty keyboards from Francesco Gazzara – easily one of our favorite Irma Records artists from years back – still sounding pretty darn great here in a nicely mature setting! The album's got a bit of the bossa promised in the title, but also has a wider-ranging groove too – echoes of older keyboard modes, mixed with bits of jazz funk at times – all handled by Gazzara on a range of Fender Rhodes, Hammond, Korg, and other keys – with core bass and drums, and additional help from Lily Latuheru on vocals and Dario Cecchini on flute and saxes! Most tracks are instrumentals, but Lily's soulful tones definitely make the vocal tracks sound great too – and titles include "New Frontier", "Blow Your Mind", "Ivory Skyscrapers", "Bahia Moon", "Berimbau", "Black Jack", and "Song For My Father". CD

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Glaxo BabiesPut Me On The Guest List (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Superior Viaduct, 1978/1979. New Copy ... $9.99
A pretty amazing batch of early Glaxo Babies recordings – demos made before their debut Nine Months To The Disco, when Rob Chapman was still in the band – and they were much different band after he split! They're working in a more song based, jagged guitar mode here, but still with the unpredictable instrumental touches that would come to the forefront after Chapman's departure. It's a bit like a rawer Gang Of Four. Really great stuff! Includes "Avoiding The Issue", "Because Of You", "This Is Your Life", "Police State", "Who Killed Bruce Lee (Version)", "She Went To Pieces", "Flesh", "Puppet Patrol" and more. CD version includes three bonus tracks: "Christine Keeler", "Nova Bossa Nova" and "Irrational". CD
Also available Put Me On The Guest List ... LP 16.99

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Grant GreenLatin Bit (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
A wicked session by Grant Green – one that's very different than any of his other Blue Note records! Here, Grant's going for a "Latin bit" – adding in a trio of percussionists to spice up the groove with a bit of bossa rhythms, and some harder jamming styles that feel a lot like those used in some of the better Cal Tjader albums of the time. Willie Bobo's in the group on drums, and the only other accompaniment is piano, bass, and percussion – letting Grant run out nice and long on his solos, on a very hip set of tracks that includes "Tico Tico", "Mama Inez", "Besame Mucho", and "Mambo Inn". CD reissue also includes 3 bonus cuts, not on the original album – "Grenada", "Blues For Juanita", and "Hey There". CD

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Grupo ManifestoGrupo Manifesto No 2 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Elenco/Think (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $32.99
One of the coolest, most unusual groups to ever record for the legendary Elenco label – and one with a very unique sound overall! At some points, the group share a harmony sound with bossa contemporaries like MPB4 or Tamba Trio – but at others, they take off wildly – with a playful vibe that's really in keeping with the image on the album's cover – and which definitely earns them the musical promise of their manifesto name! Gracinha Leporace is in the group, amidst some other male and female vocalists – and most numbers feature one or two singers stepping out in the lead – with some very cool backing instrumentation from Oscar Castro Neves and Durval Ferreira! Titles include "Diferenca", "Hoje E Domingo", "Bloco Da Vida", "So", "Marianinha", and "Minha Decisao". CD

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Ahmad JamalMacanudo ... LP
Argo, 1963. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of Ahmad's best albums ever – a Latin-ized set of tracks done with arrangements by Richard Evans, who really knows how to make the set groove! Ahmad's flowing piano lines come into play with lots of tight percussion and big band backing – in a way that never dampens his spirit, and almost seems to open him up with more of an edge than on his trio recordings. The record includes the killer groover "Haitian Marketplace", which jumps and clangs all over the place, and has a hard catchy hook that's unlike any other Ahmad Jamal record – and also features loads of other great originals by Evans, including "Bossa Nova Do Marilla", "Belo Horizonte", "Montevideo", and "Bogota". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove.)

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Jongo TrioJongo Trio (1972) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1972. New Copy ... $3.99
The rare second album by the Jongo Trio – a fantastic bossa group who mixed together vocals and keyboards with stunning magic! The trio's approach is similar to that of the more famous Tamba Trio – in that the three members groove on keyboards, bass, and percussion – while also harmonizing vocals in a soaring, airy style that really adds a lot to the set. This album's got the group using a bit of organ and electric piano in addition to their usual acoustic keys – making for a bossa style that's slightly electrified, with great results on the album's overall sound. The set includes a really great uptempo version of "Aguas De Marco", plus the tracks "Alo Feveiro", "Quem Vem La", "Cavaleiro De Aruanda", "Sandalia De Prata", "Bate Barriga", "Feitinha P'Ro Poeta", and "Duas Contas". CD
(These CDs are copy controlled.)

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New JoyceEncontro Marcado ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1969. Used ... $44.99
Damn – what a great album! This is Joyce's second solo album – and it's a landmark in Brazilian music, stretching way past the bossa styles of her first release, into a groove that's free, jazzy, and open-ended, a real shift towards the genius of her work in the 70s and 80s. Arrangements are by Luiz Eca of the Tamba Trio – and they have a complicated jazzy approach that really lets Joyce open up as a singer, moving into the sort of territory that you'd expect from artists like Marcos Valle or Elis Regina. The album's a real gem, and it's so rare that it hardly got any global circulation at the time – despite Joyce's later fame at a worldwide level. Titles include "Adam Adam", "Encontro Marcado", "Bom Dia", "Longe Do Tempo", "Asa Branca", "Como Vai, Vai Bem", "Caminho Pro Sol", and "Preparando Um Luminoso". CD
(Out of print.)

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New JoyceFeminina ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Beauty, pure beauty – one of Joyce's greatest albums – and maybe the first record we'd point to for anyone interested in her music! The set's an incredible blend of vocals, acoustic guitar, and these lightly gentle arrangements – all at this new level of expression that still recognizes Joyce's bossa roots, but really moves beyond with all the sophistication of MPB in the 70s! The sound of the whole thing is wonderful – completely transcendent and mesmerizing right from the start – and Joyce penned most of the tunes and handled the arrangements – with help from Gilson Peranzzetta on a few tracks. Titles include the classic "Feminina", plus "Essa Mulher", "Coracao De Crianca", "Aldeia De Ogum", "Compor", and "Misterios". If you buy just one Joyce album in your life, this might well be it! CD

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New Le Trio CamaraLe Trio Camara ... CD
Saravah/Dare Dare (France), Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
A killer album of jazzy bossa grooves – originally recorded in France in the early 70s, and darn hard to find in any format! The record was cut for the tiny Saravah label – home to groovy French acts like Brigitte Fontaine and Areski, as well as an elite group of jazz and world musicians. The overall style is similar to bossa nova piano sessions coming out of Brazil in the 60s, but the groove is a lot freer, and the band has a nice rolling sound that might be compared to some of the MPS jazz/Brazilian crossover sessions. Fernando Martins is the pianist, and Edson Lobo is on bass. Titles include "Upa Neguinho", "Nascente", "Bia", "Noa Noa", "Samba Novo", "Berimbau", "Nao Tem Solucao", and "Muito A Vontade". Very nicely repackaged, too! CD

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New Nara LeaoNara Leao (1968) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Pure genius – a lost Nara Leao album from the late 60s, and a key piece in the puzzle of late 60s Tropicalia – a set we'd place right next to equally important records by Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, and Os Mutantes! Although Leao always gets cited as one of the more revolutionary Brazilian artists, her best work is usually incredibly elusive – often obscured by some of her more traditional, or more bossa-oriented records. This one features the lady at her most experimental – singing in this dark mode with great arrangements from Rogerio Duprat – the backstage architect of so many other important Tropicalia albums of the time. The arrangements are wonderful – with a spooky baroque quality that will haunt you long after the Mutantes crazy guitars have died down – the more subtle side of the Brazilian palette during this revolutionary period, and work that arguably had a much longer-lasting effect. Titles include "Mulher", "Infelizmente", "Tema De Os Inconfidentes", "Anoiteceus", and "Quem E". CD

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New Nara LeaoO Canto Livre De Nara ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1965. Used ... $19.99
Incredible early work by Nara Leao – some of the most groundbreaking vocals of the bossa era! The arrangements are by Luiz Eca, pianist of the Tamba Trio – and backing is by a small group that includes Eca, Dori Caymmi, and other jazz-tinged players. The overall quality of the backings sounds a lot more like an album recorded five years after the mid 60s – and Nara's mix of bohemian hip and honest bossa sincerity really makes the tracks sparkle wonderfully. Titles include "Samba Da Legalidade", "Canto Livre", "Corisco", "Carcara", "Aleluia", "Incelenca", and "Suite Dos Pescadores". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioBossa Nova ... LP
Argo, 1962. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of the most unique albums from Ramsey Lewis' early years at Chess Records – a spare set of bossa groovers that has the Lewis trio with Eldee Young and Redd Holt augmented by added Brazilian percussion and guitar! The sound is spare, sharp, and soulful – and the record's one of the first small combo bossa dates like this in the US – a 1962 effort that even predates most of Verve's better known bossa jazz albums of the 60s, and which matches their groovy energy wonderfully. The record's quite an unusual one for Lewis, and it's further proof that the trio with Young and Holt was an incredibly dynamic outfit! Two tracks on the album – "A Noite Do Meu Bem" and "Cara De Palhacao" – feature vocals, by Carmen Costa and Josef Paulo, respectively – and other tracks are all instrumental, and include "Samba De Orpheus", "O Pato", "Roda Moinho", "Roda Moinho", and "Cancao Para Geralda". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Edu LoboCantiga De Longe ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Incredible work by Edu Lobo – a watershed album that marked a whole new period of musical expression – not just for Lobo, but Brazil as well! The album picks up a post-bossa sound and moves it into the realm of baroque grooving – using complicated vocals and light guitar next to arrangements by Lobo and Hermeto Pascoal – some of which feature these great angular flute passages, others of which evoke a strange sense of dark sadness, while still creating a beautiful little melody. The whole thing's wonderful, and features guitar by Lobo, flute and piano from Pascoal, and percussion from Airto and Cladio Slon. Titles include "Zanzibar", "Casa Forte", "Cidade Nova", "Cantiga De Longe", "Aquaverde", and "Zum Zum". CD

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New Edu Lobo, Sylvia Telles, Salvador Trio, & OthersFolklore E Bossa Nova Do Brasil ... CD
MPS/Polygram (Japan), 1966. Used ... $21.99
A landmark album on MPS – one that offers a survey of Brazilian music for the 60s European market – recorded live in concert and featuring key performances from Edu Lobo, Sylvia Telles, and Rosinha Da Valenca! The work here mixes bossa jazz with rootsier elements – creating a juxtaposition that goes beyond even some of the best Brazilian recordings from the same period. One of the standout cuts of the session is a killer version of "Upa Neguinho", done by Edu Lobo with the Salvador Trio – and there's lots of other goodies, including some hard bossa jazz with JT Meirelles on tenor and flute, guitar tracks by Rosinha De Valenca, a version of "Dicussao" by Sylvia Telles, and an extended "Finale" that has all of the players playing together on versions of "Berimbau", "Cuica", and "Tristeza". Wonderfully packaged, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Los BrasiliosBrasilian Beat '67 ... CD
Design/Gear Fab, 1967. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
A very unusual bit of bossa nova – and a record that seems to criss-cross a few different A&M Records modes of the 60s! At one level, the group's got a Brasil 66 feel – since they use a female vocal chorus on some cuts, breezing along with the grooves in a style that's definitely influenced by Sergio Mendes! But at another level, there's more of a Latin influence too – thanks to vibes and marimbas in the instrumentation, played in ways that echo some of A&M's Mexican-inspired groups – yet presented here with a warmer, jazzier feel overall. The blend is really great – especially given the warm production style of the record, and some great use of flute in the instrumentation – and although obviously a copycat sort of album, the whole thing comes out with its own unique flavor in the end! Titles include "Carol's Theme", "Poinciana", "Amorio Ambiguo", "Noche D'Amor", "Ritmo D'Amor", "No Love But Your Love", and "Tijuana Country". CD

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New Carlos LyraDepois Do Carnaval ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
A great early album of bossa work from the legendary Carlos Lyra – caught here at his youthful prime, and working with sublime arrangements from Luiz Eca! The record's easily one of Lyra's best from the early years – and Eca's group the Tamba Trio guest star on a few tunes – playing with a jazzy tinge that's totally wonderful. A young Nara Leao also makes an appearance on the record – and titles include "Sem Saida", "Quem Quizer Encontrar O Amor", "Gostar Ou Nao Gostar", "Depois Do Carnaval", and his classic "Influencia Do Jazz", an ironic track about the influence of jazz on Brazilian music! CD

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Norio MaedaAlpha Ray (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Takt (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the best albums we've ever heard from Japanese pianist Norio Maeda – a trio date that really lets him open up – and cook with a lot more fire than on some of his larger-concept albums! The album's got an explosive feel on many numbers – a limber quality that isn't showy at all, but a bright exclamation of energy between all three members of the group – almost carried off with the mix of tightness and swing that you'd find in the best 60s bossa combos from Brazil – even though the style isn't bossa at all! The group features wonderful work on bass from Tatsuro Takimoto, and tight drums from Takeshi Inomata – on titles that icnlude "Alpha Ray", "Fifth Column", "Slobber", "Star Eyes", and "Infinite". CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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Ana MargaridaAna Margarida (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Forma/Think (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $32.99
Stunning sounds from the lovely Ana Margarida – heard here on a rare outing for the legendary Forma label! The set's got some qualities that link it to the bossa material from Brazil at the time, but it's also got a much deeper sense of arrangement and presentation too – thanks to the mindblowing musical talents of Luiz Eca! Eca brings in approaches that might be more common in European work of the period, and blends these with some more familiar Brazilian modes – all to give the record a sense of majesty that takes Ana's vocals way past the usual bossa standards. The set's got some great instrumental elements – including work by both the Tamba Trio and Quinteto Villa Lobos – plus a big bank of cellos that's used on a few numbers to underscore melancholy elements in the music. Titles include "Maysa", "Das Rosas", "Canto Livre", "Minha Namorada", and "Porque Tinha De Ser" – all familiar numbers, but done in some really amazing arrangements! CD

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New Tania MariaBrazil With My Soul ... CD
Barclay (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Incredible work from Tania Maria – recorded in France right before her departure for bigger fame in the US! The set's got a fully jazzy feel that we really really love – one that has Tania's fluid vocals and soulful piano alongside backings that are expanded past her usual trio – with trumpet, tenor, flute, and cello fleshing out the sound, range, and emotion of the tunes. And while the album has a mellow feel overall, there's a gentle grace that sweeps the whole thing up in a mature interpretation of the bossa idiom – a mode that really sets the stage for some of Maria's later work on Concord, but which is done here with a sense of personal poetry that we really treasure. Titles include "Passarella", "Retrato Em Branco E Preto", "Para Chick", "Tatiana", "Rua 17B", "Ze", and "Pecados Meus". CD

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Miucha & Antonio Carlos JobimMiucha & Tom Jobim (1979) ... CD
RCA/Sony (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
This second collaboration between these two great talents is every bit as wonderful as the first – a great later set of bossa-revival work, done by Tom Jobim and Miucha in a similar mode to his earlier work with Elis Regina! The set was recorded in New York, with spacious production from the legendary Aloysio De Oliveira – and the result's a beautiful combination of lilting melody and warm vocals that shows that Jobim could still sound wonderful, even after his initial 60s classics. Chico Buarque and Joao Donato contribute to the magic, and titles include "Turma Do Funil (No Baixo Leblon)", "Triste Alegria", "Sublime Tortura", "Samba Do Carioca", "Falando De Amor", "No Cego", and "Dinheiro Em Penca". CD

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Claude NougaroL'Amour Sorcier (29 CD set) ... CD
Universal (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 29CDs & Book ... $199.99
A treasure trove of studio and live recordings by one of our favorite singers ever – the incredible Claude Nougaro, a French vocalist of the postwar years, and a master of many styles that included jazz, samba, and bossa nova! Nougaro had a unique talent for penning French lyrics to American and Brazilian tunes – and during the 60s, he rose to fame through his inventive compositions, unique vocalizations, and keen ear for a jazzy groove. His work of the 70s progressed with an even deeper exploration of modern jazz and Brazilian idioms – and as the 80s approached, he stretched out into even more complicated styles of his own. Nougaro's growth over the years is tremendous – and his work comes across with a sound that is really unique, and which stands as some of the greatest mainstream French work of his era – on a par with that of Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Fontaine! This 29 CD package goes farther than any previous collection of work from Nougaro – and offers the CD debut of the albums Nougaro 79 and Au New Morning, and a reworking of Une Voice Dix Doigts – plus a range of great records for various labels – including early 10" records, seminal full albums, and later great sides – as well as some bonus tracks too. Includes the albums Bidonville, Petit Taureau, Soeur Ame, Locomotiv D'Or, Recreation, Mon Assassin, Plume D'Ange, Femmes Et Famines, Chansongs, L'Enfant Phare, Assez, Tu Verras, Chansons Nettes, Ami Chemin, Bleu Blanc Blues, Le Cinema, Il Y Avait Une Ville, Olympia 1969, Olympia 1977, Olympia 1985, Best De Scene, and Hombre Et Lumiere. Also comes with a massive 52 page hardcover book – oversize and in full color – which contains all the CDs as well! CD
(Limited edition of 2000 copies.)

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Otis Trio74 Club ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A very cool combo from contemporary Brazil – a trio who work with guitar, bass, and drums at the core – but open up plenty of space for extra work on vibes, tenor, soprano, trumpet, and trombone! The vibes are especially great – and feature on almost all the tracks here – ringing out with these sharp tones that really match the energy of the trio, especially the raspy tone of the guitar, which seems echoed in its own metallic tones. The music has a hard edge – not bossa jazz or Brazilian fusion at all – but instead this really creative style that really puts the rhythm at the forefront, but in ways that are very complex and seem to direct all the other instrumentation as well. At times, the drummer's got a way of echoing the feel of a larger batucada with his snapping snare – and titles include "No Oceano", 'Dnn", "Quarta Feira Santa", "Funky Groove", and "Sophisticated Junkie". CD

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New Elis Regina & Zimbo TrioO Fino Do Fino ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1965. Used ... $21.99
The legendary Zimbo Trio backs up Elis Regina in this early set of bossa tracks recorded in 1965. Elis is young, but her voice has already hit the depth of feeling that would mark her as one of the best jazz vocalists in Brazil. Tracks include versions of Edu Lobo's "Cheganca", "Zambi", and "Cancao Do Amanhecer", plus "Samba Novo", "Chuva", and a great reading of "Aruanda", with hard bossa lines throughout! CD
(Out of print.)

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Tito RodriguezTito Rodriguez & His Orchestra In Puerto Azul, Venezuela ... LP
United Artists/Raiz, 1963. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the many famous sessions in which Tito's successful 60s group was transported to various points in the South and Central American Latin touring circuit. The sound is very classic, with tight playing by Tito's best group – and nice tracks like "Charanga Con Bossa Nova", "En Puerto Azul", "El Criticon", "El Trompo", and "Alma Llanera". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on United Artists. Cover has some wear, aging, a split bottom seam, and splitting on the other seams, with some pen and a ripped corner on the back.)

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New Dom SalvadorDom Salvador Trio (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Bomba (Japan), 1965. Used ... $14.99
An excellent early album from Brazilian jazz pianist Dom Salvador! The record is one of Salvador's greatest, and it's quite different than his later fusion work from the 70s – a crackling bossa trio session with a very firey groove. The group features some excellent bass work by Edson Lobo and drums by Victor Manga – and titles include "Arrastao", "Promessa", "Pro Batera", "Santarem", and "Tematrio". Great jazzy grooves, and recorded with a very clean sound! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Bola SeteBola Sete Trios – Tour De Force (Bossa Nova/Tour De Force) ... CD
Fantasy, 1962/1963. Used ... $6.99
Brazilian guitar genius galore – 2 rare Fantasy albums from guitarist Bola Sete! First up is Bossa Nova – a date that was issued in the 60s with a title to cash in on the growing bossa craze in the US – and which stands as one of Sete's best for Fantasy Records! The sound is very much in keeping with some of the guitar-driven bossa of the time – work by Luiz Bonfa or Charlie Byrd, particularly in the way that Sete's spare acoustic guitar is mixed in with some lively percussion, plus bass from Ben Tucker and drums from Dave Bailey. Those two players really help the album find a nice little groove – and the whole thing dances along nicely, with tracks that include "Wagging Along", "Ash Wednesday", "Samba In The Perrotaoquei", "Brazilian Bossa Galore", "Without You", "My Different World", "Sweet Thing", and "Dilemma". Tour De Force offers a great range of different modes from guitarist Bola Sete – not just bossa-styled groovers, but other tunes that show a deeper, more introspective side of his talents! Bola's not afraid to break away from familiar, mainstream modes here – and given the early 60s date of the record, his sensitivity on quieter numbers is quite groundbreaking – a bit more like work from other players that wouldn't show up until later in the decade. Rhythm is by Fred Schrieber on bass and John Rae on drums, but there's also some moments that are more heavily oriented towards Bola's solo guitar. Titles include "Tour De Force", "Bouree", "A Noite Do Meu Bem", "Samba De Orpheus", "Moon River", and "Asturias". CD

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New Charlie Shavers & Ray Bryant QuartetComplete Recordings Vol 3 (Like Charlie/Excitement Unlimited/At Le Crazy Horse Saloon) ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1960/1963/1964. Used ... $11.99
The 3rd and final chapter in Lonehill's exploration of the Charlie Shavers/Ray Bryant team – a pairing that's never gotten its full due until now, and which is featured in a great set of previously unreissued material! This set's got a bit less Bryant than the others – and only features 12 tracks with the Shavers/Bryant group – pulled from the 1960 album Like Charlie, a subtle gem that easily matches the strength of Shavers' other MGM work at the time. The remaining bulk of the CD features material from an unusual 1963 large group album called Excitement Unlimited – one that features Shavers working with an octet that includes Billy Byers, Jerome Richardson, Budd Johnson, and George Barnes. The tunes on these sides have a more tightly arranged approach – still with a strong focus on Shavers' fluid solo lines, but set up in a way that's a bit less relaxed than some of the Bryant albums in the series. The remaining 4 tracks on the CD complete the series' presentation of the Le Crazy Horse Paris recordings from 1964 – and the set features a total of 29 tracks that include "Carioca", "The Best Things In Life Are Free", "Opus 5", "Night In Tunisia", "School Days", "Tenderly", "But Beautiful", "Jada", "Blues For Choo Loos", "In The Still Of The Night", and "Bossa Nova Petite". CD

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Claudette SoaresClaudette (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $32.99
Very groovy work from the lovely Claudette Soares! Claudette was one of Brazil's best pop singers of the late 60s – and although she could be said to work in the bossa/samba mode, her records also have a lot of touches from other global pop influences, especially the Brit Easy and French pop scenes! This gem of an album's from 1969, with arrangements by Jose Briamonte that craft some wonderful numbers that have the same feel as some of the best work on the Blue Brazil compilations. Titles include "Kosmus", "Cancao De Chorar", "Atras Do Trio Eletrico", "Correnteza", "O Amor E Chama", "Vem Balancar", and "Trem De Ferro". CD

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Soul Bossa TrioDolphins ... CD
Moonbeat (Italy), 2002. Used ... $9.99
This Japanese group have certainly grown up a lot – and this beautiful album is their most mature in years! The combo is fronted by singer Ann Sally – whose English language vocals add a tremendous amount of sophistication to the record – snaking forth in a cool jazzy style that goes way past the easy bossa remake mode of earlier albums. Sally's voice is incredible, and it's mixed with a well-constructed set of backings by the group, music that is especially heavy in its use of Fender Rhodes! The track list is great, too – with wonderful remakes of Fred Neil's "The Dolphins", Flora Purim's "Light As A Feather", Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance", and Coltrane's "Naima". Sweet, mellow, jazzy, and wonderfully rich – the group's best album in years! Italian version of the album features 2 tracks not on the Japanese one – "Butterfly (Incognito rmx)" and "Sky (Soul Bossa Trio blue rmx)". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sebastiao TapajosSambas & Bossas On Guitar ... CD
Tropical (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
A collection of warm and wonderful bossa work from guitarist Sebastiao Tapajos – most of it recorded with a sweetly jazzy sound! The work here is from the late 70s and early 80s – and it features Tapajos on guitar on all numbers, joined by a shifting array of guests who include Paulo Moura on soprano sax, Sivuca on accordion, Mauricion Einhorn on harmonica, Gilson Peranzzetta on piano, and the Zimbo Trio on rhythm. Arrangements are all by Tapajos himself, and although the music was recorded over the period of a few years, there's a relatively unified feel to the set. Titles include "Wave", "Ganga", "Sertao", "Tristeza", "Xingu", "Vale Do Amanhecer", and "Viajeiro". CD

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Mario TellesMario Telles ... CD
CBS/Rev-Ola (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $4.99
The one and only solo album by Mario Telles – brother of the better-known Sylvia Telles, but an equally great bossa singer on his own! This rare date from the 60s features some wonderful arrangements by Baden Powell, Moacir Santos, and Astor Silva – all of whom bring Mario into some very Elenco-like territory – a blend of fuller strings and lighter bossa instrumentation, all touched with just the right amount of sadness! Some of the tunes are penned by Telles himself, and others are some great early Baden Powell/Vinicius De Moraes collaborations – beautiful material that really fits the mood of the music, as you'll hear on tracks that include "So Por Nao Saber", "Tem Do", "Aurora Do Amor", "Tristeza Vai Embora", "Dorme Em Paz", "Pra Que Chorar", "Bom Dia Amiga", and "Cavalho Marinho". CD

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Terra TrioTerra A Vista (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Elenco/Think (Brazil), 1969. New Copy ... $32.99
Late harmony vocals from the 60s bossa scene in Brazil – the only album we've ever seen by this obscure trio, but a set we'd put right up there next to the best work by Tamba Trio or MBP4! Like both of those groups, these guys have a style that's rooted in jazz harmony modes from the previous American generation – but taken forward strongly with lots of sublime new ideas from both the bossa nova years, and the richly experimental scene at Elenco Records! The group get musical direction from both Nara Leao and Sidney Miller – and the tunes have this soaring sound and jazzy energy that's really wonderful – sometimes groovy and rhythmic, sometimes with the lofty qualities of early Egberto Gismonti recordings. Titles include "Recado", "A Sobrinha Da Judite", "Ze Da Tuba", "Era De Madrugada", "Deus Vos Salve Esta Casa Santa", "Odeon", and "Faustina". CD

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Stanley TurrentineBluish Bag (New Time Shuffle/Stanley Turrentine plus previously unreleased tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1967. Used ... $8.99
60s genius from the mighty Stanley Turrentine – an under-reissued album, coupled here with a huge amount of bonus tracks! The first part of the CD features material that was recorded in 1967, but not issued until the 70s – partly on the self-titled Stanley Turrentine album, and partly on New Time Shuffle! The album's got Stan working strongly in the Joyride style of his previous Blue Note hit – with larger arrangements from Duke Pearson, in a groove that sets Turrentine's tenor up with plenty of soulful rhythms! Pearson brings a nice sense of lyricism to the session, even a hint of bossa at times – and the sharp-edged Turrentine tone is a welcome one throughout – setting sparks and illuminating corners of the music with a deeply personal feel. Titles include "Blues For Del", "Manha De Carnaval", "Here's That Rainy Day", "She's A Carioca", "What Now My Love", and "Night Song". Added to these tracks are 5 more tunes from a similar Pearson-arranged date recorded a few months later – one that's got a slightly fuller horn section, and a bit less of a bossa groove, but still plenty darn great! Duke brings in a bit more drama at times – especially on some of the slower numbers – and Stan picks up the vibe with his tenor, playing with an almost soundtrack-like sensibility. Titles include "Silver Tears", "Come Back To Me", "A Bluish Bag", and "With This Ring". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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New Marcos ValleMustang Cor De Sangue ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest records ever by the legendary Marcos Valle – a set of pure genius that's beyond description – easily one of the key records that's got him so well-remembered in recent years! The record takes Valle's earlier bossa style, and filters it through a late 60s sense of baroque pop – filled with incredible sweeping arrangements, funky undercurrents, jazzy instrumentation, and lots of other cool touches – all sifted together beautifully by arranger Lyrio Panicali, and given a hip sound that's completely sublime! The music is almost a blend of soundtrack themes, experimental bossa nova, and deeply personal songwriting – all delivered with warmly crackling vocals by Valle in a way that goes far beyond language! Titles include "Frevo Novo", "O Evangelho Segundo San Quentin", "Mentira Carioca", "Samba De Verao 2", "Azimuth", and "Mustang Cor De Sangue". CD contains the bonus track "Beijo Sideral"! CD

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Caetano VelosoAbracaco ... CD
Nonesuch, 2012. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Really tremendous work from Caetano Veloso – an album as striking as its cover image, and a record that shows that, yet again, Veloso is one of the few of his generation who's kept growing as a creative artist! The sound is wonderful – very similar to the recent albums Ce and Zii & Zie – and put together with very fresh production from Moreno Veloso and Pedro Sa, who really seem to understand the new ideas Caetano's going for – yet also respect the intimate charms that have always made his work so wonderful in the first place. The sound is beautifully balanced – often spare enough to let the vocals really take center stage, with lots of acoustic elements in the mix, sometimes given just the slightest sort of crackle in the studio. The whole thing's great – a record that we'd rank right up there with Caetano's most creative from the classic years – and titles include "A Bossa Nova E Foda", "Um Abracaco", "O Imperio Da Lei", "Quero Justa", "Um Comunista", "Vinco", "Quando O Galo Cantou", and "Parabens". CD
Also available Abracaco (Brazilian pressing) ... CD 18.99

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Caetano VelosoAbracaco (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2012. Used ... $18.99
Really tremendous work from Caetano Veloso – an album as striking as its cover image, and a record that shows that, yet again, Veloso is one of the few of his generation who's kept growing as a creative artist! The sound is wonderful – very similar to the recent albums Ce and Zii & Zie – and put together with very fresh production from Moreno Veloso and Pedro Sa, who really seem to understand the new ideas Caetano's going for – yet also respect the intimate charms that have always made his work so wonderful in the first place. The sound is beautifully balanced – often spare enough to let the vocals really take center stage, with lots of acoustic elements in the mix, sometimes given just the slightest sort of crackle in the studio. The whole thing's great – a record that we'd rank right up there with Caetano's most creative from the classic years – and titles include "A Bossa Nova E Foda", "Um Abracaco", "O Imperio Da Lei", "Quero Justa", "Um Comunista", "Vinco", "Quando O Galo Cantou", and "Parabens". CD
(Includes original slipcase.)
Also available Abracaco ... CD 16.99

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New Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1969) (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
An album of pure genius – easily one of the greatest Brazilian albums ever, and a landmark set from the Tropicalia years! There's a brilliance here that's hard to describe accurately – quite possibly because the young Caetano Veloso is experimenting with so many new ideas, the album explodes with fresh energy on each new track! Offbeat bossa runs into weird production effects, subtle psychedelia, and heartfelt singer/songwriter material – all arranged by the mighty Rogerio Duprat, and featuring guest work from Gilberto Gil on guitar. The range of work here is tremendous – from the political "Empty Boat" to the fantastical "Lost in the Paradise", through other classics that include "Irene", "Os Argonautas", "Carolina", "Alfomega", "Chuvas De Verao", "Objeto Nao Identifcado", "Atras Do Trio Eletrico", and "Marinheiro So". This Japanese CD version includes 4 bonus tracks: "Torno A Repetir", "Cinema Olympia", "Hino Do Esporte Clube Bahia" and "Charles, Anjo 45". CD

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Walter WanderleyBatucada ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
One of our favorite Walter Wanderley albums ever – and a record that moves past the more familiar bossa trio style used on his hits for Verve, into groovier new territory with added players who include Dom Um Romao on drums and Marcos Valle on guitar! And not only is the lineup expanded, but the styles are too – as Wanderley moves away from the straighter bossa and samba jazz of his roots, into the world of more unusual, more complicated rhythms that were showing up in the Brazilian scene at the end of the 60s. Marcos Valle's contribution is felt strongly here – as the album includes a fantastic instrumental take on his classic "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" (aka "Os Grilos") – plus other Valle compositions that include "Ainda Mais Lindo", "Batucada", and "E Preciso Cantar". Other tracks include "Wave", "So What's New", and "O Barquinho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, but is otherwise great!)

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Tom ZeEstudando A Bossa – Nordeste Plaza ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2008. Used ... $6.99
One of the most beautiful albums we've heard from Tom Ze in years – a set that's not exactly bossa, but definitely has some of the more sensitive sounds of the genre! There's still a bit of Ze's trademark whimsy in the record, but there's also a style that's a bit more serious too – a wonderful change in modes for Tom, with great use of acoustic guitar to really tie the record together! Many tunes are quite far from traditional bossa in phrasing and feeling, but they echo a unique taken on the genre – filtered through the creative talents of Ze, whose breathy, raspy vocals have really found their home here. A real treasure through and through – with titles that include "Outra Insensatez Poe", "Filho Do Pato", "Barquinho Heroi", "O Ceu Desabou", "De Terra Para Humanidade", "Solvador Bahia De Caymmi", and "Bolero De Platao". CD

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VariousAcid Jazz Classics ... CD
Irma (Italy), 1997. Used ... $11.99
Groovy collection on Irma that brings together 12 cuts that made the acid jazz scene happen – both old and new. Sort of a nice trip down jazzy clubby memory lane, with early groovers by Sade and Working Week, classic cuts by Young Disciples, Jamiroquai, and Brand New Heavies – plus some Italian grooves by Bossa Nostra, Jestofunk, and others. Also includes a few 70's grooves by Isaac Hayes ("Pursuit of the Pimpmobile") and The Blackbyrds ("Rock Creek Park"). Like most of the Irma style samplers, a good mix of styles, and a nice listening package. CD
(Slipcase has a light cut along the top edge.)

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VariousBasic Principles Of Sound 3 – Music For The Modern Listener With A Brazilian Flavor ... CD
Soundsational (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99
The third volume in this very groovy series takes a distinct Brazilian turn – and opens up into a sparkling set of bossa jammers and hard jazzy numbers that are extremely well-selected for the set! Not all the tracks are Brazilian in origin, but they are all hard to find – and the groove's extremely solid throughout! Tracks include "Quo Vadis Samba" by Goykovic-Novacek, "Carcara" by Tempo Trio, "Tim Dom Dom" by Joao Donato, "Jangal" by Dom Um Romao, "Batucada Sergiu" by Luis Carlos Vinhas, "Grand Nite For Swinging" by Mary Lou Williams, "Consolacao" by Larry Willis, "Influencia Do Jazz" by Bossa Tres, "Mudei De Idea" by Osmar Milito, "Un Sabor Latino" by Ricardo Marrero, "Cobranca" by Carlos Penha, and "Tema Pro Lins" by Rosinha De Valencia. Lots more, too! CD

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VariousBossa Brava ... CD
Instinct, 1995. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousBossa Galore – Lounge At Cinevox ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $12.99
As is ably demonstrated by the large number of Brazilian-sounding bands to come out of Italy in the past 10 years, the bossa nova sound has always had a big big influence on the direction of Italian music. This cool set from Cinevox traces some of the roots of that influence – by focusing on the rich legacy of bossa-influenced sounds in Italian soundtrack music, particularly that of the Cinevox imprint, home to some of Italy's greatest scores of the 60s and 70s. Some of this work has been reissued before, but the setting of the package opens the grooves up even more, and the whole thing's sparkling throughout! 15 tracks in all – including "I Due Kennedy" by Carlo Savina, "Papaya" by Stelvio Cipriani, "Piedone L'Africano" by Guido and Maurizio DeAngelis, "Gungala Nido" by S. Brugnolini, "Il Maschio Ruspante" by Gianni Ferrio, "Il Costruttore" by B. Lauzi, "Bossa In California" by Marcello Gigante, "Bob & Helen" by Piero Umiliani, and the always-classic "Metti Una Sera A Cena" by Ennio Morricone! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBossa Nova & The Rise Of Brazilian Music In The 60s Vol 1 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A treasure trove of 60s Bossa Nova – beautiful recordings, many from the heart of the 60s, all of which capture the sounds and styles of the era and rank among the most massively influential Brazilian music of the period – featuring Elis Regina, Jorge Ben, Tamba Trio, Edu Lobo, Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes, Elizete Cardoso and many more! Soul Jazz Records and compiler Stuart Baker set out to make this a definitive bossa compilation and they pretty much nail it! Made as the listening counterpart to the stellar book of album cover art, compiled by Baker and Gilles Peterson. As essential of a compilation as ever released by our friends at Soul Jazz, which is really saying something, because they always raise the bar! Volume One vinyl includes 17 tracks on 2LPs, with notes and photos on the gatefold interior. Titles include "Roda" by Elis Regina, "Inverno" by Roberto Menescal, "Berimbau" by Drival Caymmi, "Mas, Que Nada!" by Tamba Trio, "Viramundo" by Gilberto Gil, "Adriana" by Edu Lobo, "Lalari-Olala" by Jorge Ben and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBossa Nova – Para Fazer Feliz A Quem Se Ama ... CD
CBS (Brazil), 1988. Used ... $13.99
Tracks by Emilio Santiago, Nara Leao, Joao Bosco, Quarteto Em Cy, Moraes Moreira, Guilherme Arantes, Leni Andrade, Ney Matogrosso, MPB4, and Carlos Lyra. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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