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Bossa, samba, MPB, and more -- a great selection of music, both vintage and contemporary!


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Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1969. New Copy
An incredible album from one of the grooviest Brazilian talents at the end of the 60s – a key force in moving small combo bossa sounds into much more complicated territory! The set's awash in all the best Brazilian elements of the time – filled with jazzy grooves, Fender Rhodes ... CD
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DRG, 2014. New Copy
A tremendous tribute to 100 years of Dorival Caymmi – the legendary Brazilian singer/songwriter who helped pave the way for bossa nova, Tropicalia, and so many other sounds to come! Unlike the beautiful 90th birthday album for Caymmi, in which he was still alive and able to participate ... CD
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EMI (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint-
A pretty sweet album by Elis – and one of the last she ever did! The arrangements have a bit more of an electric jazz sound than usual – but they actually give her voice a nice sound, and create some nice lush soulful tracks that have a very sweet sound. Cesar Mariano is still on ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Muito A Vontade
Polyfar (Brazil), 1964. Near Mint-
A landmark bit of bossa – one of the first albums ever recorded by Joao Donato, the Brazilian pianist whose styles would go onto influence many in the coming years! Joao's got an incredibly fluid touch on the keys – gentle but jazzy, filled with lots of warm and soulful overtones that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Meu Primeiro Amor
Philips (Brazil), 1975. Near Mint-
Light and lovely tunes from Nara Leao – a sweet mid 70s session that's filled with great vocals and a fair bit of acoustic guitar! The sound here isn't nearly as dark as Leao's work of the 60s – and even as some of her albums from a few years before – but the record's still rich ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Elis Especial (1979)
Philips (Brazil), 1979. Near Mint-
One of the last records that Elis recorded for Polygram, and a great batch of tracks that has a lot more of a jazzy feel than some of her other albums from the time! The backing is by a small little combo with some great electric piano, and there's lots of nice percussive moments to keep things ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips (Brazil), 1987. Near Mint-
A great one from Nara Leao's "back to bossa" years in the late 80s – a set that has the lovely vocalist working through older American standards – but done here with new lyrics in Portuguese and some great bossa backings from Roberto Menescal! Menescal's airy style proved to ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fantasia Carioca
Musiart, Late 50s. Good+
Before the bossa, there was Ary Barroso and his lively samba and baiao compositions. This beautiful late 50s album features a stunning host of them, played in a pretty laidback sort of way, with Ary at the piano, backed by a smaller rhythm group, and some occasional larger arrangements. A few ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Octeto de Cesar Camargo Mariano
RGE (Brazil), 1966. Near Mint-
Excellent early bossa work from pianist Cesar Camargo Mariano! Cesar's probably best known for his funky fusion work of the late 70s, and for his accompaniment of Elis Regina on some of her classic Philips sides in the same decade – but back at the time of this recording, he was leading a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Garota De Ipanema
Philips (Brazil), 1989. Near Mint-
Nice album recorded in 1989 under the supervision of bossa master Roberto Menescal. Menescal did all the arrangements, and he plays guitar behind Nara's lovely vocals. The record was recorded in Japan, with excellent fidelity, and a spare instrumentation in the classic bossa style. Nara reprises ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sambaflex
Deck Disk (Brazil), 2006. Used
Proof that it's never too late to make a comeback in Brazil – because although we loved Orlandivo's records from the 60s and 70s, we never thought we'd hear from him again in the 21st Century! This recent set follows strongly in his best mode from older records – a style that uses ... CD
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Nobreza
Maianga (Brazil), 2006. Used
Lovely vocals and gentle guitar – a spare little set that features only the singing of Jussara Silveira alongside acoustic guitar by Luiz Brasil – who himself occasionally slips in a bit of vocals! The style here is different than the usual package of this nature – not really ... CD
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Som Livre (Brazil), 1979. Used
One of the best late 70s Brazilian novela soundtracks – and a set that's got a fair bit more sophistication than some of the others in its genre! Part of the strength here is the album's use of top-shelf talent throughout – an array of mostly female vocalists who include Gal Costa, ... CD
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Pelo Publico
Thanx God (Brazil), 2006. Used
The cover almost put us off this one, but the record's got a lot more to offer than just its slightly disturbing image on the front – and at some level, it's got Carlos Careqa poised to inherit the mantle of quirky Brazilian pop from older artists like Tom Ze or Arrigo Barnabe! There's a ... CD
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Memoria Do Samba Paulista
Sambata (Brazil), 2008. Used
No description available. CD
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Grande Revelcao
EMI (Brazil), 1963. Used
No description available. CD
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EMI (Brazil), 1970/1971. Used
Totally great sexy trashy grooves – with more of a Euro soundtrack feel than a Brazilian one, and a sound that picks up right where Serge Gainsbourg left off! This nifty CD brings together 2 albums by this sleazy studio band – and they both mix cool electric keyboards, sexy funky ... CD
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Moro No Brasil
Milan, 2006. Used
Brazilian music from the ground up – a fascinating array of recordings made as part of the film Moro No Brasil, presented in all their gritty brilliance! The focus here is on the music of the people – recorded either live in the streets or at Mika's Bar, as part of an all-star ... CD
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Biscoito Fino/DRG, 2014. New Copy
Edu Lobo at 70 – looking better than we did at 30 – working here in a wonderfully rich record that returns him to the glory of his most sophisticated sides from decades back! The performance is a live one – with a full orchestra behind the smaller combo – and Edu sings, and ... CD
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Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy
A pair of amazing records from percussionist Dom Um Romao – back to back in a single set! The self-titled Dom Um Romao is an unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever cut! Dom recorded this set in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York ... CD
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Domingo
Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Philips (Japan), 1959/1961. New Copy
2 of the earliest albums ever from bossa genius Carlos Lyra – back to back on one CD! The first album, Bossa Nova, definitely lives up to its title – as it features Lyra's wonderful original compositions wrapped around a set of orchestrations that are lightly breezy, and which dance ... CD
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Bossa Tres Em Forma
Forma/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy
Tremendous work from the legendary Bossa Tres – one of the coolest, sharpest combos of the 60s bossa generation – working here on a rare session from the legendary Forma label! The mighty Roberto Quartin produced the set – and gives it the sense of space you'll find on other ... CD
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Apresentando Rosinha De Valenca
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Music Inside
Verve (Japan), 1990. New Copy
One of the few Joyce albums ever issued in the US – a breezy outing from the end of the 80s, recorded with a bit more jazz than usual, and a number of English-language lyrics that were clearly intended to help break her into a wider market! Joyce is still very much in a comfortable setting ... CD
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Caetano Veloso (1971)
Philips (Japan), 1971. New Copy
One of the greatest albums ever from Caetano Veloso – a rare all-English language set, recorded in London during the years of his exile! The post-Tropicalia set is a fair bit different than any other Veloso album we can think of – not just because of the English language, but also ... CD
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Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy
A really overlooked album from Caetano Veloso – one that's quite different than the more experimental modes of records like his Tropicalia sets, or his Araca Azul record – but with a unique charm that makes it every bit as special as those! The set's quite stripped-down and personal ... CD
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Muito Na Onda
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1967. New Copy
A groovy little group from Brazil – arranged and conducted by Antonio Adolfo! The group's got a really wonderful sound that's part bossa nova, part French 60s pop, and very much in the style of work by Marcos Valle from the late 60s! There's a female lead vocalist who sounds a lot like ... CD
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Big Ben
Philips (Japan), 1965. New Copy
Brilliant early work from Jorge Ben – a set that shouldn't be confused with the US album of the same name, and which is one of Jorge's first few gems of the 60s! The album's got Ben stepping out with a slightly jazzier feel than on his debut – a style that's still heavily steeped in ... CD
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EMI (Japan), 1976. New Copy
A pretty mind-blowing album from Taiguara – worlds ahead of most of his other records, with very ambitious arrangements done in collaboration with Hermeto Pascoal and Wagner Tiso! The scope of the work is quite large – a complex blend of many instruments that soars with the soulfulness ... CD
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Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Joyce (1968)
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy
The first album by Joyce – one of our favorite Brazilian singers ever! The album's a wonderfully lyrical batch of tracks – many written by Joyce herself, plus a few by Brazilian songwriters Jards Macale, Toninho Horta, and Marcos Valle – and the orchestrations are by Gaya, and ... CD
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Elis (1972)
Philips (Brazil), 1972. Near Mint-
A beautifully baroque set of tracks from the early 70s – and one that has Elis pushing past her bossa roots into a more complex world of 70s arrangements. Her fantastic voice is still at the core of the record, singing in a style that's more open and honest than ever – and the set ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Baby Gal
Polygram (Brazil), 1983. Near Mint-
It's the early 80s, and Gal's working with a style that's sure a lot sweeter and slicker than her earlier albums – but her voice is still fantastic, and we can't help liking the catchy tunes on the album, which are produced in a style that's similar to some of the modern soul-oriented work ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Atlantic, 1968. Very Good
A sweet little pairing of the keyboards of Sergio Mendes and the early arranging styles of Dave Grusin – and a set that's quite different than some of Sergio's vocal albums with Brasil 66! The style here is all instrumental – and Mendes plays both piano and electric piano, plus a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Elis Regina In London
Philips (Brazil), 1969. Used
Elis Regina hits the London scene of the late 60s – with amazing results that make the album one of her best from the early years! The style here is still quite bossa-oriented, but backings are done by Peter Knight – who'd worked with Scott Walker and some of the other hip British ... CD
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Fontana (Brazil), 1976. Near Mint-
A total of 13 Jobim songs performed by some of the great Brazilian recording artists. Artists and tracks include Gal Costa singing "Desafinado", Sylvia Telles performs "Bonita" and also "Este Teu Olhar" and "So Em Teus Bracos" with Lucio Alves. Other songs ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Gal Canta Caymmi
Philips (Brazil), 1976. Near Mint-
Gal Costa runs through a set of Dorival Caymmi's classics, with a good set of 70's arrangements, and some excellent accompaniment by Joao Donato, Roberto Menescal, and Antonio Adolpho. Donato also did a number of the arrangements, and the tracks include "Sao Salvador", "Vatapa" ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Transversal Do Tempo
Philips (Brazil), 1978. Near Mint-
Classic live set from 1978, featuring Elis at the height of her interpretive powers, performing with backing by Cesar Mariano and his fusiony CIA group. The sound is nicely electric, with elements of rock and jazz blending beautifully behind Elis' rich vocals. Mariano plays Fender Rhodes in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Plural
Ariloa (Brazil), 1990. Near Mint-
Leo Gandelman produced this one, and it's got sort of a modern jazzy sound that sits well with some of Gal's singing on here, especially on standards like "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Begin the Beguine". LP, Vinyl record album
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Ye-Me-Le
A&M, 1969. Very Good+
Way past the hits, and into some really great territory – a move that makes the record one of our favorite Sergio Mendes sets for A&M! The sweeter bossa pop style here is undercut with a bit more influence from late 60s Brazilian grooves – some of the more baroque turns that Sergio' ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Aquarela Do Brasil
Verve/Philips (Germany), 1969. Used
A one of a kind record that still sparkles as brightly today as it did back in the late 60s – an amazing collaboration between Brazilian vocalist Elis Regina and Scandinavian jazzman Toots Thielemans – done in a style that easily makes it one of the best records ever from both artists! ... CD
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Txai
Sony, 1990. Used
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Tapecar/Discobertas (Brazil), Early 70s. New Copy
An assortment of excellent work from Candeia – all small combo samba records that sparkle with a really timeless feel! The tracks here are pulled from an assortment of albums and singles Candeia cut for the Tapecar label in Brazil during the early 70s – and they've got a very rootsy ... CD
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Milan, 2006. Used
A loving tribute to the Brazilian genre of choro – one of the first truly modern musics to emerge from Rio, still going strong all these many years later! As in his previous film, Moro No Brasil, director Mika Kaurismaki focuses both on younger and older artists of the genre – showing ... CD
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Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2011. Used
An amazing return to form for this legendary Brazilian vocal group – quite possibly the best record we've heard from them in decades, and one of the few later sets to really capture the moody brilliance of their late 60s/early 70s work! The quartet work in a harmony mode, but one that's ... CD
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Ideias
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1964. Used
Early bossa magic from Deodato – cut years before his electric fusion albums in the 70s! This little gem shows Deodato to be quite the arranger – working in a small combo mode that mixes percussion, guitars, and horns with his own sweet piano and organ licks – grooving in a ... CD
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Universal (Brazil), 2001. Used
Incredible new work from Trio Mocoto – the famous Samba Soul trio who were such a big part of Jorge Ben's work in the early 70s! The group still have all the funky flourish of their classic years – and they're working here in a setting that takes that sound, and respectfully touches it ... CD
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Per Un Pugno Di Samba
RCA/BMG (Brazil), 1970. New Copy
An amazing record – one that stands as one of Chico Buarque's greatest from the 70s! The set was recorded in Italy in 1970 – and features Chico singing lead vocals over backings handled by Ennio Morricone – all in a style that's a perfect blend of MPB with the best elements of ... CD
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Polydor/Universal (Brazil), 1972/1974/1976. New Copy 3 CDs
Three of the greatest albums from Jorge Mautner – really overlooked work from the Brazilian scene of the 70s, presented here in a great 3CD package! First up is Para Iluminar A Cidade – a masterpiece from the Brazilian underground of the post-Tropicalia years – one of the first ... CD
 
Updated November 26, 2014


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