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New VariousTrip To Brazil Vol 4 – Summer Pop Samba ... CD
Boutique (Germany), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest collections of Brazilian music we've stocked in years – and one that goes for a very different focus than other funk or bossa-styled sets! The sound here is really unique – a mix of samba, soul, and MPB styles – all wrapped up in the sunny finish promised in the title, with a gentle groove and a really sweet sound overall! Much of the work on the collection is from the 70s, but there's also some excellent tracks from later years – tunes inspired by American soul styles of the time, and which provide a great precursor to some of the excellent soul that's currently coming out of the Brazilian scene! It's rare that our ears get surprised this much – and this pleasantly – and we're really digging the lost styles that run through this excellent collection! 2CD set features 38 tracks in all – including "Marilia" by Moraes Moreira, "Tempos Atras" by Azymuth, "Palco" by Gilberto Gil, "Azul" by Gal Costa, "Mulher De 15 Metros" by Fabio Fonseca & Luiz Melodia, "O Amigo De NY" by Emilio Santiago, "Charme Do Mundo" by Marina, "Como Vai Vai Bem" by Joyce, "Salve O Verde" by Quarteto Em Cy, "Mandamentos Black" by Gerson King Combo, "O Descobridor Dos Sete Mares" by Tim Maia, "Manuel" by Ed Motta, "Pra Esquecer A Vida" by Golden Boys, "Besta E Tu" by Novos Baianos, "Quero Um Baby Seu" by Caetano Veloso, and "Ziriguidum" by Baby Consuelo. CD

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New VariousTrip To Brazil Vol 1 – 40 Years Of Bossa Nova ... CD
Motor (Germany), 1998. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
If you've been looking for a compilation that will be an excellent introduction to bossa nova – this is it! The folks at Motor Music have put together this monster set of 50 tracks on 2CDs, and it spans a total of 40 years of bossa nova (although nearly all of the material is from the classic years!) There's not a huge amount of rare stuff on here, but the tracks that are included were chosen with great care, and represent an excellent primer in the bossa nova style. Futhermore, there's great little notes on each track, with a good explanation of how the songs fit into the larger history of bossa nova. There's way too much here to mention completely, but the CD set includes material by Edu Lobo, Os Gatos, Joao Donato, Astrud Gilberto, Marcos Valle, Nara Leao, Os Namorados, Tamba Trio, Os Cariocas, Luiz Carlos Vinhas, Marcia, Luiz Bonfa, Pele, Quincy Jones, Meirelles, and lots of others! CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousTrip To Brazil Vol 2 – Bossa & Beyond ... CD
EmArcy (Germany), 1999. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Incredible – and one of our best-ever compilations of Brazilian music! This volume takes off where volume 1 ended – and it shows the rich evolution of Brazilian music during and after the bossa era, using a tasty batch of rare tracks to illustrate the wide range of styles that emerged during the late 60s and 1970s. Like the first volume, this one's extremely well packaged and well selected – and it features a total of 38 tracks on 2CDs, with liner notes and material that will appeal to the novice and collector alike. Tracks include "Fittipaldi Show" by Azymuth & Marcos Valle, "Ponteio" by Rogerio Duprat, "Marta E Romao" by Edu Lobo, "Pigmaliao" by Erlon Chaves, "Zazueira" by Elis Regina, "Odara" by Caetano Veloso & Nara Leao, "Mas Que Nada" by Ithamara Koorax & Azymuth, "April Child" by Leo Gandleman, "You & I" by Jon Hendricks, "Este Seu Olhar" by Joao Gilberto, "Ao Amigo Tom" by Claudette Soares & Som Tres, "Adeus Maria Fulo" by Os Mutantes, "Helena & I" by Mario Castro-Neves, "Meu Boi Bumba" by Thiago De Mello & Amazon, "Tu Veux Ou Tu Veux Pas" by Brigitte Bardot, and "Promise Of A Fisherman" by Sergio Mendes & Brazil '77. Great stuff – and sure to be one of our biggest sellers! CD
(Out of print.)
 
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New Erasmo CarlosCarlos, Erasmo – Erasmo Carlos (1971) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $38.99
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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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 ... 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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AzymuthAurora – Remixes & Originals ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011/2013. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
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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Chico Buarque/Nara Leao/Maria BethaniaQuando O Carnaval Chegar ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1972. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Roberto CarlosJovem Guarda ... CD
Columbia (Brazil), Mid 60s. Used ... $18.99
A very groovy batch of early rock tunes from Roberto Carlos! The overall sound is a lot more stripped-down than his later work, and the dominant instrument is a cool tinny organ, with a very "Question Mark & The Mysterians" sort of feel to it. The tracks are mostly all originals – although Carlos does perform a Brazilian version of "The Wanderer". Other titles include "Quero Que Va Tudo Pro Inferno", "Mexerico Da Candinha", "Nao E Papo Pra Mim", and "Pega Ladrao". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Pierre CavalliUna Vitamina Faz Favor ... LP
Sonorama (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $23.99
Sweet bossa-tinged grooves from the 70s – but recorded in Switzerland, not Brazil! Guitarist Pierre Cavalli had plenty of experience with the scene in Brazil during the late 60s – and for these 70s sides, he really tries to recreate the best sounds of Rio from a few years back – but often mixes in some of his own offbeat twists and turns, including some of the hipper undercurrents he picked up while working on recordings for MPS! The tunes are less straight bossa than some great Germanic imagining of bossa nova – with slightly tripping turns from Pierre on his guitar, cool wordless vocals in a few spots, sweet Fender Rhodes, and arrangements from Bruno Spoerri and Angel Gatti that are mighty nice. The set's easily one of the best in Sonorama's reissue series – and titles include "Possarinhos", "Cachaca", "Violao Em Foco", "Pao De Acucar", "Transmissao Mutavel", "Tempo In Tempo", "Tecidos", and "Alegria". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Joao DonatoDonato-Deodato ... LP
Muse, 1973. Very Good ... $24.99
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
(Cover has small seam splits.)
Also available Donato-Deodato ... LP 9.99

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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
Also available Donato-Deodato ... LP 24.99

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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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Stan Getz with Joao GilbertoBest Of Two Worlds (remastered edition) ... CD
Columbia, 1976. Used ... $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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gilberto GilFe Na Festa ... CD
Facil (Brazil), 2010. Used ... $11.99
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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Gilberto GilGil Luminoso – Voice & Guitar ... CD
DRG (Brazil), 1999. Used ... $9.99
Just voice and guitar – a wonderful way to hear the talents of Gilberto Gil, especially after an array of sometimes-muddled styles used on some of his later work! This gem from the late 90s features Gilberto in one of his most stripped-down modes ever – just singing and with his own gentle guitar as accompaniment, in a gentle mode that's quite different from most of his other records, and almost reminds us a bit of his classic album from 1971 – except that here the lyrics are all in Portuguese, and the sound is a little warmer and more optimistic! The recording quality is great – tight enough to capture all the intimacy of the performance, but never too fake or "studio" – and titles include "O Seu Amor", "Aqui E Agora", "Preciso Aprender A So Ser", "Tempo Rei", "Retiros Espirituais", "Rebento", "Metafora", "Meditacao", and "O Compositor Me Disse". CD
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Gilberto GilGilberto's Samba ... LP
Sony/Polysom (Brazil), 2014. New Copy ... $33.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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ItOn Top Of The World ... CD
Black Market (UK), 1989. Used ... $12.99
A sort of a lost Larry Heard record, from the late 80s, when he was briefly basking in the spotlight in England and Europe. The set here has a stripped down sound, with Fingers' warm keys over nice bubbling mid tempo rhythm tracks, most with a laid back clubby approach, but others with a very soulful or slightly hip hop sound creeping in. 10 tracks in all, including "In This Place Called Nowhere", "Endless Journey", "Brazilian Love Dance", 'When Will We Learn", "On Top Of The World (the It Theme)" and "Never Let You Down". CD
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Mo' HorizonsAnd The New Bohemian Freedom ... CD
Stereo Deluxe (Germany), 2003. Used ... $4.99
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
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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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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 ... $174.99
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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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 Victor Assis Brasil QuartetoPedrinho ... LP
Odeon/EMI (Brazil), 1979. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums by Victor Assis Brasil – a brilliant sax player who was one of Brazil's greatest jazz talents in the 70s! On this set, Victor really tightens things up from some of his spacier post-Coltrane albums of earlier years – crackling with a firey approach to the material, and hitting some great grooves on alto sax with a sharpness that we'd expect from American players like Lou Donaldson or Hank Crawford! Backing is a quartet with piano, vibes, bass, and drums – and the album includes the stellar triple tempo version of "Night and Day" that's forever made Victor a favorite with the jazz dance scene – plus the cuts "Nada Sera Como Antes", "Penedo", "O Cantador", and "Pedrinho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold sleeve pressing!)

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New Pierre CavalliUna Vitamina Faz Favor ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet bossa-tinged grooves from the 70s – but recorded in Switzerland, not Brazil! Guitarist Pierre Cavalli had plenty of experience with the scene in Brazil during the late 60s – and for these 70s sides, he really tries to recreate the best sounds of Rio from a few years back – but often mixes in some of his own offbeat twists and turns, including some of the hipper undercurrents he picked up while working on recordings for MPS! The tunes are less straight bossa than some great Germanic imagining of bossa nova – with slightly tripping turns from Pierre on his guitar, cool wordless vocals in a few spots, sweet Fender Rhodes, and arrangements from Bruno Spoerri and Angel Gatti that are mighty nice. The set's easily one of the best in Sonorama's reissue series – and titles include "Possarinhos", "Cachaca", "Violao Em Foco", "Pao De Acucar", "Transmissao Mutavel", "Tempo In Tempo", "Tecidos", and "Alegria". CD
Also available Una Vitamina Faz Favor ... LP 23.99

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New Manfredo FestManifestations ... LP
Tabu, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)
Also available Manifestations ... CD 16.99

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New Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Ye-Me-Le (Japanese pressing) ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1969. Used ... Temporarily 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?". CD

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New Quarteto Em CyResistindo Ao Vivo ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful stuff from the lovely Quarteto Em Cy – but aren't they always wonderful? The record's got a spare stripped-down instrumental style, and was recorded live with bossa backing – so that the girls' voices are right out front, free and clear, doing the main work of the songs. The harmonies are as heavenly as always, and tracks include "Samambaias", "Resistindo", "Canta, Canta Mais", "Funeral De Um Lavrador", and "Dorme, Meu Menino, Dorme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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New Serguei (Sergio Augusto Bustamante)Psicodelico 1966 to 1975 ... LP
Groovie (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Rare psych and otherwise trippy rock from Sergio Augusto Bustamente – aka Serguei – recordings made for Polydor Brazil and smaller labels from the mid 60s to mid 70s! Like a lot of our favorite global psych era rock, the freaky elements are balanced nicely with solid production values and strong musicianship. It's wild and wooly, but with charismatic vocals and tuneful songwriting – laid down with fuzz guitar and heady organ grooves on the more rocking material, and some all around adventurous arrangements thorughout! Includes "Burro Cor De Rosa", "Eu Nao Volto Mais", "De Sol A Sol", "Eu Sou Psicodelico", "Aventura", "Alfa Centauro", "Ourico",, "As Alucinacoes De Serguei", "Maria Antonieta Sem Bolinhas" and "Pegue Ze". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bud ShankBossa Nova Years ... CD
Ubatuqui (Spain), Early 60s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal work from the man credited with the invention of bossa nova! Way back in the early 50s, Bud Shank cut some albums for Pacific Jazz in LA with guitarist Laurindo Almeida. These records mixed together Shank's flute and sax with lively guitar stylings by Almeida – and in many accounts, the recordings are quoted as being a seminal influence on the bossa scene in late 50s Brazil. No surprise, then, that when bossa broke in the US, Pacific Jazz took Shank back in the studio to cut more side in the same style – which is what you'll get on this excellent 2CD set! The work here ranges from 1962 to 1965 – and it features Shank playing in a number of groups: one with Clare Fisher piano, Larry Bunker vibes, and Milt Holland percussion; one with Fisher on piano and organ, Bunker on vibes, and Joe Pass on guitar; one with Joao Donato on piano and Rosinha De Valenca on guitar; and one with De Valenca on guitar and Sergio Mendes on piano. The 2CD set features 28 tracks in all – all pure stripped-down bossa jazz at its finest. Shank's a hell of a reed player – and the format gives him one of the best platforms to blow of his career. Titles include "Sambou Sambou", "Elizete", "Um Abraco No Bonfa", "Gostoso", "Joao", "Serenidade", "Silk Stop", "Sausalito", "Illusao", "Caminho De Casa", "Otem A Note", "Wistful Samba", "O Barquinho", and "Samba Guapo". CD

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New Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso (1967) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily 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. 2 bonus tracks – we THINK from the original Japanese releases: "Yes, Nos Temos Banana" and "Ai De Mim, Copacabana". CD

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New VariousBatucada – Capoeira ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hot on the heels of the very successful Batucada compilations on Mr. Bongo, Soul Jazz release this excellent double-length set of rare Brazilian percussion tracks dating from 1969 to 1978. The groove is very hard and percussive, with lots of very stripped-down playing, and a lot of instrumentation on berimbau, cuica, and other Brazilian instruments. Cuts include "Sao Bente Grande" by Mestre Bimba, "Samba Quente" by Luciano Perrone, "Ensaio De Escola" by Welcome To Rio, "Hora De Rezar" by Mestre Nago, and "Mistura #2" by Mestre Geraldo. Very rootsy sound, and an excellent release if you like Brazilian folkloric percussion traditions! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Stan Getz with Joao GilbertoBest Of Two Worlds ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available Best Of Two Worlds (remastered edition) ... CD 7.99

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New Seu JorgeLife Aquatic Studio Sessions ... CD
Hollywood/EMI (UK), 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tremendously beautiful work from one of our favorite-ever artists – performing here in a genre unto itself! We've always loved Seu Jorge's own work – the funky samba tunes and mellower guitar work that have made him one of the most exciting talents from Brazil in recent years – but his performance in Wes Anderson's film The Life Aquatic opened up a whole new side of his talents, an ability to perform in a solo acoustic setting that's even more stripped down than the barest work on his album Cru! In the film, Jorge performs a series of David Bowie tunes translated into Portugese – sung as if they're folksy ballads penned by the singer himself, and done with loads of jazzy inflections that really transform the songs from their original recordings. And while David Bowie doesn't seem too hot on the idea himself (at least according to his "damning with faint praise" quote in the notes), we're really stunned at how beautiful this work is – not a gimmick at all, but really personal, honest interpretations of the tunes that make them Jorge's own through his unique performance. The CD brings together 14 tracks from sessions recorded for the film – many of which were never presented in their entirety on screen, and which were not included at all on the official soundtrack for the movie – which only had 4 Seu Jorge songs in all. Really great stuff throughout – with titles that include "Life On Mars?", "Queen Bitch", "Five Years", "Suffragette City", "When I Live My Dream", "Quicksand", "Oh You Pretty Things", "Changes", and the original "Team Zissou". CD

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New Earl KlughLiving Inside Your Love ... LP
Blue Note, 1977. Used ... Out Of Stock
Earl Klugh's second album for Blue Note – and like the first, a nicely stripped-down album that we like a lot better than his later work! Klugh's sound and tone are still very pure here – set up in some nice small group arrangements by Dave Grusin, and recorded in a way that brings out all the sweetness in Earl's approach, without falling into the cheesy qualities that it inspired in so many other, weaker players. Part of the charm of the set is the strong use of acoustic guitar on the sessions – played by Klugh in a manner that has some strong Brazilian references, and which provides a nice contrast to the other electric instrumentation used on the record. If anything, Klugh's style is stronger and more confident than on his first outing – on titles that include "Kiko", "The April Fools", "Captain Caribe", "Felicia", and "Living Inside Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light corner wear.)

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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 a promo sticker, light stains on the opening, and a small peeled spot.)

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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.)

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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 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 VariousBlack Feeling Vol 2 ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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