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Beaver Harris & The 360 Degree Music ExperienceFrom Rag Time To No Time ... LP
360 Degrees, 1974. Very Good+ ... $33.99
Hardly any ragtime here – despite the title – and instead, the album's one of the greatest ever from drummer Beaver Harris – cut with his ultra-hip 360 Degree Music Experience group! The title is somewhat accurate in that the record brings together a long history of jazz-based expression – almost a century's worth of music, served up by Harris and the group members with the same fluid sensibility as Jaki Byard in his best work, although Byard was never this ambitious! The ensemble is somewhat large, but really comes together well – with an impressive range of artists who include Doc Cheatham on trumpet, Marshall Brown on trombone, Dave Burrell on piano, Keith Marks on flute, Cecil McBee and Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Maxine Sullivan and Bill Willingham on vocals. The album's sort of a mini-history of jazz, but one that's hardly hokey at all – and which usually veers towards Harris' more righteous modes of the 70s, even when hitting older styles. Sullivan is especially great – singing here as a sophisticated soul jazz diva of the 70s, and hardly the older-styled singer we might expect. A few moments are stripped down and percussive – and other odd instrumentation includes a bit of sitar and steel drums. Titles include "It's Hard To But We Do", "I Wish I Knew", "Can There Be Peace?", "Down In Brazil", "African Drums", and "Round Trip". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, edge wear, and clear tape on the top seam.)

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New Paul MauriatLe Grand Orchestre Vol 5/Viva Mauriat ... CD
Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pair of 60s swingers from French maestro Paul Mauriat! Le Grande Orchestra Vol 5 has Paul Mauriat bridging two worlds of instrumental French pop – still using some of the fuller orchestrations of a generation before, but often in ways that are relatively lean and have a good sense of focus – especially when the top-shelf production makes certain instrumental elements really resonate strongly. Titles include "Ta Ta Ta", "Somethin Stupid", "Inch Allah", "This Is My Song", "Penny Lane", and "Love Is Blue". On Viva Mauriat, French bandleader Paul Mauriat makes the trip to South America – with some very groovy results! The album's a sweet batch of tunes from Brazil and other Latin American sources, handled by Mauriat in a nice blend of electric bass, soaring strings, and some slightly funky rhythms that creep into the set from time to time. All of this makes for a great little album that offers magical easy instrumental takes on some old favorites – the best of which is the record's stunning version of "Ponteio", done at a very fast clip, with mad strings, soaring piano, and a groove that makes the tune one of the best versions we've ever heard! Other tracks include "Granada", "Summer Samba", "Perfida", "Yo Soy Aquel", "Maria La Lo", and "Tristeza". CD features bonus tracks – "Euro March" and "Non Je N'Ai Pas Oublie". CD

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New Erasmo CarlosCarlos, Erasmo – Erasmo Carlos (1971) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Erasmo Carlos sounds even cooler here than usual – still working with tunes penned with his brother Roberto – but also taking on music by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Marcos Valle too! There's a heady undercurrent to the record that's maybe a filtering-through of an earlier Tropicalia vibe – a mode that Erasmo never embraced, but which leaves its impression in some of the more striking arrangements here – especially in the way things trip out at all the best times! Fuzzy guitar and offbeat production really add a lot to the set – and titles include "Maria Joana", "Agora Ninguem Chora Mais", "26 Anos De Vida Normal", "Cica Cecilia", "Mundo Deserto", "Sodoma E Gomorra", "Masculino Feminio", and "De Noite Na Cama". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kev BrownBrazil Dedication (10-inch EP) (colored vinyl) ... LP
Low Budget, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A Brazil-influenced 10-inch EP from hip hop production wiz Kev Brown! IKev's never hurting for inspiration, as he's one of the most diverse and dependable hip hop instrumentalists out there, but what's come of his trip to Brazil is particularly wonderful. Innovative, too! He's not taking the easy route and pairing hip hop beats with bossa, or trying his hand at baile funk sounds – he's doing his own thing here – in his own distinctive way. He builds up from Brazilian samples on some tracks, while others are Brazil inspired – and it's a warm, breezy experience all the way. Includes "The Great", "Montenegro", "Clima Tropical", "Language Barrier", "Exclusivo", "Nao!/Now", "Bela Musica", "Baile Black (Remix)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousLagos Disco Inferno 1975 to 1981 – 12 Red Hot Slices From The Golden Era Of Nigerian Disco ... CD
Academy, Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Frantically funky club from Lagos – an amazing collection of post-Fela work from the Nigerian scene, lots of it with the kind of uptempo grooves you'd expect from the "disco" in the title! Yet the sound here is hardly the type you'd find over at Studio 54 – as most cuts here still veer more strongly towards Afro Funk than glittery disco – lots of heavy percussion, bumping basslines, and rough production – the kind of gritty grooves that makes tracking down records like this so great! There's definitely a bit more tightness in the instrumentation than a few years before – but things are never slick or commercial – and the overall feel is almost like some of the Banda Black Rio or Uniao Black funk coming from Brazil at the same time. Titles include "Hang On" by Nana Love, "Boogie Trip" by Doris Ebong, "Bad City Girl" by Grotto, "Don't Put Me Down" by Pogo Ltd, "Everybody Get Down" by Asiko Rock Group, "Boogie Train" by Paradise Stars, "Take Life Easy" by Christy Essien, "Boredom Pain" by MFB, and "Rover Man" by Emma Dorgu. CD
 
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Chico Buarque/Nara Leao/Maria BethaniaQuando O Carnaval Chegar ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1972. New Copy ... $19.99
A fantastic soundtrack recorded in the immediate post-Tropicalia years – featuring some of the best early 70s work by Chico Buarque, Nara Leao, Maria Bethania, and others! The cover has a mad image with Buarque, Leao, and Bethania in top hats and shiny uniforms – and the music follows up with a similarly lively spirit – samba-esque, with other touches of rock and jazz production that give the work an expansive and trippy feel. Roberto Menescal handled the arrangements – and titles include "Cacada" by Chico Buarque, "Mais Uma Estrela" by Nara Leao, "Soneto" by Orquesta De Cordas, "Soneto" by Nara Leao, "Partido Alto" by MPB-4, "Formosa" by Nara Leao & Maria Bethania, "Baioque" by Maria Bethania, and "Cantores De Radio" by Chico, Naria, and Maria together! CD

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New Joao Donato/Eumir DeodatoDonato-Deodato ... LP
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The legendary meeting of the two biggest Brazilian keyboard talents of the 70s – Joao Donato and Eumir Deodato – coming together in beautifully funky formation! The sound is a great blend of the moody electric work of Donato's classic Quem E Quem album, and some of the fuller, funkier grooves on Deodato's work for CTI – served up here in a double-keyboard blend with help from a host of great guest musicians! Other players include Randy Brecker on trumpet, Romeo Penque on flute, Mauricio Einhorn on harmonica, and Michael Gibson on guitar – plus plenty of percussion from Airto and Ray Barretto, who both join in to round out this all star session. Tracks are nicely long, and very jamming at times – and titles include the funky "Whistle Stop", plus "Where's JD", "Capricorn", "Nightripper", and "Batuque". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ensemble NovoBlue Night ... CD
Frosty Cordial, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99
A new ensemble, but one with a strong influence from older Brazilian modes – especially the best bossa jazz styles of the 60s! The group's got a sweet approach that mixes vibes in with bossa grooves – a really nice change from the usual, and backed up by more classic elements on acoustic guitar and tenor sax! The sound's wonderfully stripped-down, and recorded in a very basic style – so that there's none of the too-smooth feelings you'd get from other contemporary bossa outings – which leaves a really nice sense of personality and expression from the instruments. Behn Gillece plays vibes and Tom Moon plays tenor – and titles include "Andorinha", "Tristeza", "Wind", "Berimbau", "Grace Engine No 1", "O Sol Nascera", and "Boranda". CD

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Manfredo FestManifestations ... LP
Tabu, 1979. Very Good+ ... $19.99
An incredible batch of Brazilian fusion – cut by keyboardist Manfredo Fest, and one of the few records he ever waxed in the US during the 70s! The record mixes Fest's soaring Brazilian groove with a tight soulful set of arrangements by Jerry Peters – a bit club-oriented, with a similar sound to some of the other records on the Tabu label at the time, but always sensitive to Fest's playing and writing – especially his Brazilian roots! The record features wonderful vocals by Roberta Davis – a very soulful singer who had a hip wordless style that was similar to Tania Maria's at the time – breezy, scatting, and very nice. Her work really makes the record sparkle, working perfectly with Fest's jazzy electric keyboards in a perfect way! Titles include "Jungle Kitten", "Koko & Leeroe", "Arigo", and "Who Needs It". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a radio station tracklist sticker, a promo stamp, a small sticker, and a few strips of clear tape.)

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New Stan Getz with Joao GilbertoBest Of Two Worlds ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A wonderful return ot the sounds of Brazil for Stan Getz – a 70s album that reunites him with Joao Gilberto, but in a style that's somewhat different than the pair's older Verve recordings! The sound here is looser, freer – more in that breezy Brazilian mode that evolved out of the initial bossa years – and Stan's tenor sounds great in the setting, with those loose yet heartfelt lines we love so much from this period! Joao's great too – somehow even more "present" on the record than before, with that amazing ability to do so much with so little – as on some of his own great 70s recordings. Miucha contributes some English language vocals to the record alongside Joao's Portuguese ones, and Oscar Castro Neves handled the arrangements with a nicely stripped-down style that has plenty of focus on the percussion and rhythms. Titles include a sublime English language version of "Aqua De Marco (Waters Of March)", plus the tracks "Double Rainbow", "Falsa Bahiana", "Ligia", "Izaura", "Eu Vim Da Bahia", and "E Preciso Perdoar". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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Gilberto GilFe Na Festa ... CD
Facil (Brazil), 2010. Used ... $14.99
One of the freshest albums we've heard in years from Gilberto Gil – a set that seems to shake off some of the misdirections of recent records, and really get back the sharper style of his roots – while still also heading off into a new mode as well! There's a definite forro undercurrent here, especially in the rhythms – and Gil uses the style to strip things down, get a bit rootsy, and really bring up these great earthy grooves alongside his vocals – moving things towards the spirit of his late 70s music, even though things here sound totally different! Production is never too slick, and titles include "Marmundo", "Assim Sim", "Fe Na Festa", "Marla Minha", "Aprendi Com O Rei", "La Vem Ela", and "Sao Jao Carioca". CD

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Mo' HorizonsAnd The New Bohemian Freedom ... CD
Stereo Deluxe (Germany), 2003. Used ... $6.99
Another great little batch of wonderfully thumping grooves from Mo' Horizons! The group doesn't turn away from what they've done so well on their previous work – but everything seems just a bit fuller, and better realized this time out! It's a great blend of crisp, jazz-trained late 70s funk, tasty Brazilian grooves, trippy, almost ambient vocals and some of the tightest production you'll hear! The band's got a soulful, punchy sound – with some really great keyboard work, tightly syncopated vibes drums and percussion (both live and programmed), conise little blasts of trumpet and trombone, other perfectly measured elements and effects that vary from track to track. Although the album is definitely song oriented (which is always a pleasure from club-oriented groovers) it's still a lot more about the atmospherics. Another nice one from the Stereo Deluxe label! Titles include "Shake It Loose", "Holy Water", "African Sunset", "Mambuloo", "Goodevening Friends (CD edit)", "Morning Bay", and more! CD

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Quarteto NovoQuarteto Novo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A landmark album that changed a generation of Brazilian musicians – a sublime instrumental collaboration between Airto, Hermeto Pascoal, and 2 other great musicians of their generation! The sound is quite unique – almost a modern recasting of older rootsy modes – taken into the complicated jazzy territory of Airto and Pascoal's best work of the early 70s, but done in an even more stripped down mode! Airto plays percussion, Pascoal plays flute, Geraldo Vandre handles guitar, and Theo De Barros is also in the group – and there's a groove that's impossible to describe accurately, but which you'll instantly recognize as archetypal! Includes the legendary tracks "Misturada" and "Vim de Santana" – plus "Sintese", "Canta Maria", "Canto Geral", and "O Ovo". Japanese version contains 2 bonus tracks too – "O Cantador" and a killer version of "Ponteio"! CD

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Ze RamalhoZe Ramalho Canta Beatles ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 2011. New Copy ... $11.99
A beautiful take on the music of The Beatles – done in a completely different style than the originals! The tunes here are all famous numbers from the glory days of the fab four, plus a few later solo songs too – but Ze Ramalho performs them all in a mellow, stripped-down setting that often just features his vocals and guitar in the lead, with some occasional extra supporting instrumentation – all at a level that's way more Brazilian than British! A few of the later compositions add in some bigger backings, but never too slick or commercial – and a few others feature some great forro-styled accordion – an instrument that we're not sure the Beatles ever used in their own recordings. And best of all are the vocals – which have all the aging, raspy charm you might expect from Ramalho's image on the cover. Titles include "Golden Slumbers", "If I Fell", "Carry That Weight", "Your Mother Should Know", "Dear Prudence", "Beware Of Darkness", "Isn't It A Pity", "It Don't Come Easy", "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "I Need You", and "In My Life". CD

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Luciana SouzaBrazilian Duos III ... CD
Sunnyside, 2012. Used ... $8.99
The third set of Brazilian duets from vocalist Luciana Souza – and maybe the loveliest so far! The album's got a really great stripped-down approach – with different varieties of acoustic guitar from Toninho Horta, Romero Lubambo, and Marco Pereira – all used gently alongside Souza's wonderful vocals – ringing out with these well-placed tones that resonate perfectly with the notes from the guitars! The style is very subtle – like some mellower moments from Joyce, but as equally nice as work of that nature – and titles include "Pedra Da Lua", "Dona Lu", "Coralice", "Tim Tim Por Tim Tim", "Dindi", "Beijo Partido", and "Eu Vim Da Bahia". CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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New Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1967) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the building blocks of the late 60s Tropicalia scene in Brazil – and a standout solo debut from the young Caetano Veloso! The album's got an approach that's as dynamic and trippy as its cover image might imply – the same amazing blend of sounds and styles you'd hear on contemporaneous records by Gal Costa or Os Mutantes – served up with similar wit, wisdom, and charm! Caetano's vocals are amazing throughout – filled with raspy power that goes beyond the barriers of language – and the production has loads of surprising elements tripping through the mix – some rootsy, some slightly orchestrated – but with a softer approach that resonates strongly with more psychedelic use of organ and guitar. The album's as powerful today as it was decades ago – an essential recording that holds up beautifully year after year! The kickoff track is "Tropicalia" (surprisingly enough!), and the album is a non-stop ride through gems like "Alegria, Alegria", "Onde Andaras", "Paisagem Util", "Ave Maria", and the groovy "Soy Loco Por Ti America", written by Gilberto Gil. 2 bonus tracks – we THINK from the original Japanese releases: "Yes, Nos Temos Banana" and "Ai De Mim, Copacabana". CD

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Ronnie VonA Misteriosa Luta Do Reino De Parassempre Contra O Imperio De Nuncamais (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Great late 60s work from Ronnie Von – an under-appreciated Brazilian rocker, and one with a sound that sits nicely between the Jovem Guarda generation and some of the headier groups to come in the 70s! There's a nice array of psychedelic influences at play here – strong echoes of British work of the time, but used in much more sophisticated ways than any Jovem Guarda acts – never a simple copycat approach, but also never as arty as some of the Tropicalia recordings of the time either. Ronnie's voice has a depth that allows some nice changes in mood from track to track – lightly lyrical one moment, a bit darker and more tripped-out the next – bringing a sense of variety to the record that almost recalls Caetano Veloso during the time, but a bit more rockish overall. Titles include "Atlantica", "Dindi", "De Como Meu Heroi Flash Gordon", "Foi Bom", "Rose Ann", "Comeci Uma Brincadeira", and "Mares De Areia". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBlack Feeling Vol 2 ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $12.99
A funky compilation from a single group of players – the second Black Feeling set on Freestyle – with Lance Ferguson of The Bamboos leading a killer group of modern funk players from the Oz scene with fierce love of classic Afro, Latin and otherwise furiously funky sounds from across the globe! It's just as great as volume 1 – and the range is even wider and more impressive! They cover funk and soul classics from the underground and from broad daylight – taking on Bob James and Kool & The Gang, plus trips to Brazil, Jamaica for takes on Jorge Ben and Jackie Mittoo, and some fun leftfield turns! Here's hoping there's a Volume 3! Includes "K-Jee", "Cosa Nostra", "Nautilus", "Give It Up", "Oboe", "Song For Suzy", "Featherbed Lane", "Mystic Brew", "Daffy's Dance" and more – each credited to a different group! 12 tracks on the CD. CD

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Dorothy AshbyDorothy's Harp ... CD
Cadet (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Around September 25, 2014
One of the grooviest Dorothy Ashby albums of the 60s – a set that has her already-great jazz work on harp backed by Chicago soul arrangements from Richard Evans – all in a blend that's somewhere in the territory of the Soulful Strings, but even groovier! And as an added bonus, Odell Brown even plays a bit of Fender Rhodes on the record – which sounds especially great! Both Ashby and Evans are at the height of their powers here – mixing together bits of jazz, soul, and trippier elements in a sublime late 60s Cadet Records blend – one that's carried off perfectly on the original tunes "Truth Spoken Here", "Tornado", "Cause I Need It", and "Just Had To Tell Somebody" – but which also sounds great on some of the album's cool covers too! Other titles include Brazilian numbers "Reza" and "Canto De Ossanha" – both of which are transformed in Dorothy's hands – plus "This Girl's In Love", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", and "Windmills of Your Mind"! CD

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New Dorothy AshbyDorothy's Harp ... LP
Cadet, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest Dorothy Ashby albums of the 60s – a set that has her already-great jazz work on harp backed by Chicago soul arrangements from Richard Evans – all in a blend that's somewhere in the territory of the Soulful Strings, but even groovier! And as an added bonus, Odell Brown even plays a bit of Fender Rhodes on the record – which sounds especially great! Both Ashby and Evans are at the height of their powers here – mixing together bits of jazz, soul, and trippier elements in a sublime late 60s Cadet Records blend – one that's carried off perfectly on the original tunes "Truth Spoken Here", "Tornado", "Cause I Need It", and "Just Had To Tell Somebody" – but which also sounds great on some of the album's cool covers too! Other titles include Brazilian numbers "Reza" and "Canto De Ossanha" – both of which are transformed in Dorothy's hands – plus "This Girl's In Love", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", and "Windmills of Your Mind"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed – most likely a 70s pressing. Cover has some light aging, but looks nice overall.)

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New AzymuthAurora – Remixes & Originals ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011/2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A great reworking of this sweet sweet album from Azymuth – served up in a package that features the core original album, plus all the great remixes that came afterward! The core record is heavy Fender Rhodes from Azymuth – sounding almost better here than we've heard them for years! There's a stripped-down, all-classic feel that takes us right back to the group's best work of the 70s – partly because Jose Roberto Bertrami sticks to Fender Rhodes exclusively on the set – using the classic keyboards with a righteous vibe that really brings a hell of a lot of soul to play! And there's also a bit of Incognito help on the production, which helps ensure just the right sound – nothing too modern, nor too gimmicky – just pure Brazilian fusion all the way through – proof that the old ways are still often the best. Titles include "In My Treehouse", "Isso E Partido Alto", "Carnaval Legrand", "Diz No Pe", "Meu Mengo", "Crazy Clock", and "Aurora". The remixes really take off strongly – and push the group's jazzy roots into rich new territory for the clubs – on cuts that include "Aurora (4 Hero rmx)", "In My Treehouse (We Are The Horsemen rmx)", "Ta Nessa Ainda Bicho (Maddslinky rmx)", "Carnaval Legrand (Opolopo rmx)", "Diz No Pe (Kirk Degiorgio rmx)", "Crazy Clock (LTJ Xperience rmx)", and "Ta Nessa Ainda Bicho (Zed Bias 4 x 4 rmx)". CD

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New Tania MariaTania Maria Live ... LP
Accord (France), 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
In the years before she came to America, and turned into a slickly-produced Brazilian fusion diva, Tania Maria was living in France, and recording some great material with a much more stripped-down feel than her later recordings. This great album from the late 70s features a very nice batch of live material, recorded in Cophenhagen, with some great long tracks that have a fast bossa style and Tania's jazzy breezy vocals firmly in place. The album's tough to find on this side of the Atlantic – and includes the cuts "Mr. & Mrs.", "Carona", "O Que E Amar", and "Pingas Da Vida". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Ye-Me-Le ... LP
A&M, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Way past the hits, and into some really great territory – a move that makes the record one of our favorite Sergio Mendes sets for A&M! The sweeter bossa pop style here is undercut with a bit more influence from late 60s Brazilian grooves – some of the more baroque turns that Sergio's contemporaries back home were taking, mixed with a few of the trippier influences that were coming into the scene as well. The overall style is still in the warm two-voiced mode that made Brasil 66 famous, but we appreciate some of the headier moments moving into the mix – partly from the guitar of Oscar Castro Neves, as well as the orchestrations by a young Dave Grusin! Titles include the fantastic title cut "Ye-Me-Le" – a wonderful groover written by Luiz Carlos Vinhas – plus a number of excellent covers, like "Norwegian Wood", "What The World Needs Now", "Moanin", and "Where Are You Coming From?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a name in pen on back.)

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New Quinteto VioladoAte A Amazonia ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
A stunning cover – even trippier than the group's music! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1967) (180 gram LP with bonus CD) ... LP
Philips/Lilith (Italy), 1967. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the building blocks of the late 60s Tropicalia scene in Brazil – and a standout solo debut from the young Caetano Veloso! The album's got an approach that's as dynamic and trippy as its cover image might imply – the same amazing blend of sounds and styles you'd hear on contemporaneous records by Gal Costa or Os Mutantes – served up with similar wit, wisdom, and charm! Caetano's vocals are amazing throughout – filled with raspy power that goes beyond the barriers of language – and the production has loads of surprising elements tripping through the mix – some rootsy, some slightly orchestrated – but with a softer approach that resonates strongly with more psychedelic use of organ and guitar. The album's as powerful today as it was decades ago – an essential recording that holds up beautifully year after year! The kickoff track is "Tropicalia" (surprisingly enough!), and the album is a non-stop ride through gems like "Alegria, Alegria", "Onde Andaras", "Paisagem Util", "Ave Maria", and the groovy "Soy Loco Por Ti America", written by Gilberto Gil. LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with bonus CD of entire album.)
Also available Caetano Veloso (1967) (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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New VariousBlue Note Trip – Sunset/Sunrise ... CD
Blue Note (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
One heck of a trip – and a mighty dip into the crates that not only features classic funky bits from Blue Note, but also a wealth of material from related labels! The whole thing's put together by DJ Maestro – who effortlessly shifts from jazz funk to hard bop to Latin, Brazilian, and beyond! This 2CD set is mixed live, and features both the "Sunset" and "Sunrise" sets – taking the full trip from dusk to dawn with tracks that include "Montara (Roots rmx)" by Bobby Hutcherson, "Down Here On The Ground (Ummah rmx)" by Grant Green & Dianne Reeves, "On The Avenue" by Ronnie Foster, "Dancin In An Easy Groove" by Lonnie Smith, "You & The Music" by Donald Byrd, "Freio Aerodinamico" by Os Tres Moraes, "Mas Que Nada" by Elza Soares, "Bebe" by Deodato, "Morning" by Clare Fischer, "Beggar For The Blues" by Patti Drew, "Manzana" by Booster, "Show Me" by Cassandra Wilson, "Good Humor Man" by Blue Mitchell, and "The Morning Side Of Love" by Chico Hamilton. Lots lots more! CD
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New Maucha Adnet & Helio AlvesMilagre ... CD
Zoho, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maucha sings and Helio plays – in a sweet set that makes for a wonderfully warm and stripped down batch of Brazilian vocals! The album's got a sound that's a bit different than the usual bossa outing – given Helio's rich touch on the piano, which isn't afraid to go for bolder notes at times – and given the freer runs that Adnet sometimes takes on vocals – not always, but sometimes with a force that reminds us that she's a great jazz singer on other material too. Maucha plays a bit of percussion on the record – but most of the sounds are just vocals and piano, on titles that include "Waters Of March", "Gabriela", "O Cantador", "April Child", "Canto Triste", "Tico Tico No Fuba", "Milagre", and "Vale Do Ribeira". CD

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New Gilberto GilGilberto's Samba ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best records we've heard from Gilberto Gil in many, many years – a stripped-down session that focuses on his voice and guitar work – in a style that takes us back to Gil's earliest days in music! The album feels like some lost session that Gilberto might have recorded in the 60s – before his Louvacao debut – done with mostly just a bit of light percussion from the enigmatic Domenico, plus some help from Moreno Veloso – who also co-produced the record as well, with that great sense of space he always brings to his own music too. A few cuts feature extra touches – a bit of accordion, or some flute from Danilo Caymmi – but the main focus is on Gil, who hasn't sounded this great in years – still able to capture our imagination when he works in a straightforward style like this. Titles include "Milagre", "Um Abraco No Joao", "Tim Tim Por Tim Tim", "Eu Sambo Mesmo", "Aos Pes Da Cruz", and "Desde Que O Samba E Samba". CD

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New JoyceCurriculum ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare early work from Joyce – a much-needed collection that brings together all the hard-to-find early bits recorded by this fantastic Brazilian singer – songs from compilations, live albums, singles, soundtracks, and other obscure sources! The 20 track set is a real treasure trove if you love Joyce (and we certainly do!) – a way to hear some of these overlooked gems from the initial years of her career – cuts that often show a slight bossa influence, but which also bring in some more complicated modes too – a few trippy touches here, some jazzy inflections there – all wrapped up with the sound that's set Joyce apart from her contemporaries for years. The package has notes that list the source for each track – and titles include "Kyrie", "Andrea", "Copacabana Velha De Guerra", "Dia De Vitoria", "Olhos Feiticeiros", "A Vez E A Voz Da Paz", "Sei La", "Peba & Pobo", and "Pessoas". CD

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New VariousElenco Records Box Set (Vinicius & Odette Lara/Nara 1964/Caymmi Visita Tom/Bossa Nova York/Vinicius & Caymmi No Zum Zum) (5LP set) ... LP
Elenco/Polysom (Brazil), Mid 60s. New Copy 5LPs ... Out Of Stock
Amazing bossa nova from 60s Brazil – a limited box set that features five classic albums from the Elenco Records label, pressed up on very high quality vinyl! Album #1 – the Vinicius & Odette Lara album from 1963 – a dream of a bossa session! The lovely Odette Lara sings vocals – and the music was written by Baden Powell and Vinicius De Morais, with arrangements by the great Moacir Santos. The sound is perfect Elenco bossa – with lightly lilting orchestrations that still have a lot of soul, and perfectly produced vocals drifting over the top. Titles include "Astronauta", "Berimbau", "Seja Feliz", "Samba Preludio", and "Alem Do Amor". Album #2 – Nara Leao 1964 – Incredible early bossa material from one of Brazil's greatest singers! The record is lively, yet sophisticated – with strong arrangements by Gaya and Moacir Santos, and a vocal approach by Nana that really moves past the sweeter sound of other bossa singers – into a mode that's rich with feeling, without sounding too overwrought or overemotional – in sharp contrast to the style of Brazilian divas from a few years before. Includes a wonderful version of Santos' "Nana", plus the tracks "Cancao Da Terra", "Consolacao", "Maria Moita", and "Berimbau". Album #3 – Caymmi Visita Tom – A landmark meeting of two Brazilian generations! The older singer/songwriter Dorival Caymmi meets up with Tom Jobim in this moody session of stripped-down tracks recorded in the famous Elenco style – and the result is a classic album that spans two generations of Brazilian music. Dorival brought along children Nana, Danilo, and Dori Caymmi to the session, and the backing includes percussion by Edison Machando – an guitar by Dori, and flute by Danilo. Tracks include "Sem Voce", "Berimbau", "Tristeza De Nos Dois", "Vae De Vez", and "Das Rosas". Album #4 – Bossa Nova York – A rare early session from Sergio Mendes – one that was recorded in New York, during a pre-66 visit by his core trio – and augmented with guest horn work from Art Farmer, Phil Woods, and Hubert Laws! Antonio Carlos Jobim plays a bit of guitar on the album, and the set's a straighter set of jazz than you might expect – with Sergio grooving hard on piano, and throwing in some light bossa touches to tracks that include "Maria Moita", "Sambinha Bossa Nova", "The Dreamer", "Primavera", "Favela", and "Pau Brazil". Album #5 – Vinicius & Caymmi No Zum Zum – An amazingly beautiful album, recorded by Vinicius De Moraes, Dorival Caymmi, Oscar Castro-Neves, and The Quarteto Em Cy for some sort of a special show. Castro-Neves provides some excellent bossa backing, the Quarteto girls sing chorus and over the top, Vinicius does some recitations, and Caymmi sings lead vocals. If the whole thing sound's a bit heavy-handed, it's not – and instead is an amazing batch of heavenly bossa-tinged tracks, with all the intelligence and imagination of the best titles on the Elenco label. The whole thing's extremely lively, and has an other-worldly sound that matches Vinicius' classic Afro Sambas LP with Baden Powell. Tracks include "Bom Dia Amigo", "Berimbau", "Historia De Pescadores", "Formosa", "Broto Maroto", and "Aruanda". LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousRough Guide To Psychedelic Brazil (with bonus CD) ... CD
Rough Guide, 1970s/2013. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A killer collection of work that digs deep into the trippiest sounds of Brazilian music – that great wave of experimentation started in the Tropicalia years, carried on strongly well into the 70s – and even into more recent years as well! Brazilian music is a surprising wellspring of psych modes – and often, their take on the genre is quite different than American and Anglo modes – often a bit more subtle, less self-indulgent, and without any sort of rockish posturing – which really makes work like this a great revelation! Titles include "Cantando Ciranda Na Beira Do Mar" by Siba, "Nordeste Oriental" by Lula Cortes, "O Jarro" by Baby Do Brasil, "Renata" by Liverpool, "Mini Box Lunar" by Amarelasse, "Piri" by Reza Brava, "Ca Pra Nos" by Lucas Santtana, "Anthropologica II" by Marconi Notaro, "Lindo Toque" by Graveola, "Obnoxious" by Jose Mauro, "and "Alergico De Flores" by Laranjua Freak. Also features a full bonus album, too – the modern psych sounds of Jupter Maca – a full reissue of the album A Setima Enfervesencia from 1996. CD

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New Barbara EugeniaE O Que Temos ... CD
Oi (Brazil), 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful debut from singer Barbara Eugenia – a contemporary Brazilian singer, but one who really seems to find a way to let classic modes ripple through her music – a style that really takes us back to some of our favorite female singers of the 60s – yet served up with an approach that's also completely grounded in the 21st Century! The backings are often a bit airy – maybe even trippy – and although Eugenia's vocals are processed a bit around the edges, they have this force that comes through very strongly – in ways that are different than some of her gentler contemporaries, but which are also free of some too-emotive modes that might sound false. The whole thing's almost a return to that great moment when Brazilian music first fell in love with the legacy of The Beatles – yet also has a definite modern twist too – and titles include "O Peso Dos Erros", "Roupa Suja", "Coracao", "Porque Brigamos", "Ugabuga Feelings", and "You Wish You Get It". CD

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New Gilberto GilGilberto Gil Ao Vivo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great new version of this excellent live set from 1974 – one that adds 5 extra tracks to a record that's already one of Gilberto Gil's best! Gilberto is playing here in a fairly stripped down form, and the recording focuses mostly on his soulful singing and choppy acoustic guitar – although there is a larger group on a few tracks that plays electric guitar and keyboards, but never in a way that interferes with Gil's presence as the leader. The set has the same moody feeling as his rare 1971 LP in English – done with a stripped down sound, and lots of haunting extended tracks that echo with a deeply personal quality! The performance includes a long version of the track "Joao Sabino", plus Joao Donato's "Lugar Comum", Caetano Veloso's "Sim, Foi Voce", and the tracks "Abra O Olho" and "Heroi Das Estrelas" – plus bonus tracks "Copo Vazio", "Dia De Festa", "Cibernetica", and "Dos Pes A Cabeca". Great stuff, and although it's a live album, it's still one of Gilberto's best records from the 70s! CD

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New GraveolaEu Preciso De Um Liquidificador ... CD
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A sweet bit of Brazilian experimentation that recalls all the inventive spirit of the work of Caetano Veloso and the Tropicalia generation – put together with lots of great twists and turns, and a spirit that's both playful yet straightforward as well! These guys mix things up as much as the "liquidifacador" in the album's title – yet never make the music sound gimmicky at all – and instead really crest on that great wave of Brazilian experimentation that seemed to begin over a decade ago, yet which few folks are doing this well any more! Like Veloso's best music, the songs have a sense of heart that goes way beyond the boundaries of language – and which shows that Graveola isn't just being clever for clever's sake. Titles include "Blues Via Satellite", "Desdenha", "Farewell Love Song", "Kg De Pao", "Babulina's Trip", "O Cao E A Ciencia", "Lindo Toque", and "Desmantelado". CD

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New Os CanibaisOs Canibais ... CD
Rozenblit/Mr Bongo (UK), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A weird and wild little record from Os Canibais – at first glance, a familiar rockish set from late 60s Brazil – but upon deeper listening, a nicely tripped-out album in all the right places! Os Canibais have a touch of the Jovem Guarda groove – that Brazilian style of copping bits of Anglo rock from up north – but like some of the hippest South American acts at the time, they find ways of making the familiar sound very odd – weird little twists and turns on guitar, organ, and even production – already great on their covers of familiar tunes – but even wilder on their own numbers, which definitely have a psych quality right away – especially on the organ, which is really moody and dark! Titles include "Nosso Romance", "Se Voce Quer", "A Praca", "Ao Meu Amor", "Lindo Sonho", and "O Prego". CD

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New Philippe Baden PowellBrazil – Piano Masters Series Vol 2 ... CD
Adventure Music, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A striking solo set from Phillipe Baden Powell – much bolder and more expressive than his previous album – even though the overall feel is a lot more stripped-down too! Baden's got a very sharp approach to the keys of the piano – working here in a range of tones that's really breathtaking – a stark palette of sounds that's recorded with just the right sort of depth to let all of his most subtle touches come through. As befits his roots, the tunes are a mix of Brazilian numbers and jazz standards – plus a few original compositions as well – and titles include "Canto Triste", "Consolacao", "Prologue", "The Meantime", "Loro", "Choro Para Metronomo", "Ending", "Giant Steps", and "Vista Chinesa". CD

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New Philippe Baden PowellBrazil – Piano Masters Series Vol 2 ... CD
Adventure Music, 2012. Used ... Out Of Stock
A striking solo set from Phillipe Baden Powell – much bolder and more expressive than his previous album – even though the overall feel is a lot more stripped-down too! Baden's got a very sharp approach to the keys of the piano – working here in a range of tones that's really breathtaking – a stark palette of sounds that's recorded with just the right sort of depth to let all of his most subtle touches come through. As befits his roots, the tunes are a mix of Brazilian numbers and jazz standards – plus a few original compositions as well – and titles include "Canto Triste", "Consolacao", "Prologue", "The Meantime", "Loro", "Choro Para Metronomo", "Ending", "Giant Steps", and "Vista Chinesa". CD
 
 
 



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