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


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Doxy (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)
Sublime samba sounds from Joao Do Vale – a Brazilian singer who only recorded a handful of records in his life, but wrote hundreds of songs for other artists! Joao is wonderful here – a deep-voiced singer whose style is almost a bridge between the Black Orpheus generation and some of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sambas De Enredo – Carnaval 1976
Top Tape (Brazil), 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold
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Tom Jobim Instrumental Vol 2
Albatroz (Brazil), 2004. Used
Sweet instrumental versions of classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim – done in a jazzy mode that has some slight electric touches, in a style that's reminiscent of similar recent work on the Lumiar label! The CD's a bit short on notes, so we can't tell you who's playing in the group, but we can ... CD
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32 Jazz, 1972. Used
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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Spirit Of The Times
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible set of Brazilian jazz – one of the few albums that percussionist Dom Um Romao recorded as a leader, and sublime all the way through! The record's got a wonderful blend of funky fusion and Brazilian percussion – and features a group from two continents that includes Sivuca ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dom Um Romao
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
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 musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – a rich harmony of Brazilian roots and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Brazilian Scene
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
Not the entire Brazilian scene – but a sweet little set with some wonderful bossa numbers! About half the record features the initial album recorded by Ze Maria – the great Tudo Azul, a lost bossa organ classic – and a set that features some vocals by Jorge Ben! The album's a ... CD
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Polydor, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
One of the hardest rocking albums ever cut by Os Mutantes – a record that's got a slightly ironic take on rock and roll styles of the time – still performed with the sense of drama and humor that always made the band so great! Rita Lee and Arnaldo Baptista are still in the group at ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stone Flower
CTI, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
One of Antonio Carlos Jobim's greatest records – and a perfect blend of his subtle bossa genius with the moody electric sound of CTI! Jobim plays electric and acoustic piano, guitar, and sings a bit – and Deodato handled the arrangements with a breezy brilliance that matches all the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Garota De Ipanema
Harkit (UK), 1967. Sealed (reissue)
A stunning lost bossa nova soundtrack! The score was penned for the 1967 film Garota De Ipanema (Girl From Ipanema), and although you've heard some of the tracks before in other versions, the overall album is very nice – and is a wonderful tribute to the early days of bossa nova! Jobim and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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O Melhor De Elis
Fontana (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good
If you've ever wanted to get into the music of Elis Regina – this is the set that will help you do so! This "best of" collection is a sparkling batch of her greatest material, including many post-bossa gems from the late 60's, and beautifully arranged material from the early 70s. ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Wing, Early 60s. Near Mint-
Fantastic – and a record that we passed up for years! This one looks like a knockoff from the cover, but it's a really great outing that features bossa nova numbers played by a studio combo known only as The Tides – and whose instrumentation features piano, percussion, bass, acoustic ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sanctuary
RCA, 1971. Near Mint-
A pretty darn nice set of tracks that has Luiz mellow moody guitar augmented by some breezy easy arrangements by Pete Spargo. The overall feel is less bossa than it is mellow pop instrumental – but there's a wonderfully airy quality on the best tracks, with guitar, piano, and some wordless ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stories To Tell
Milestone, 1974. Very Good
Excellent work from Flora Purim – one of the wonderful west coast bits of Braziliana recorded in the Fantasy Records studios during the mid 70s! The record's a perfect example of the greatness that arose when Brazil's best talents had the chance to work with some of America's best jazz and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cascades
Milestone, 1982. Very Good
Fantastic fusion from Azymuth – a group who just couldn't miss during these early 80s California years! The sound here is smooth, but never slick – always a little offbeat, and quite different from more mainstream US fusion of the time – thanks to the genius of Jose Roberto ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Shadow Of Your Smile
Verve, 1965. Near Mint-
One of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums – and quite possibly our personal favorite! The record features beautifully understated arrangements by Joao Donato, Don Sebesky, and Claus Ogerman – and the instrumentation is a haunting mix of bossa rhythms with darker orchestrations that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Humble People
Concord, 1985. Near Mint-
Almost a return to basics for Airto and Flora – singing here in more of a jazzy fusion style than on some of her late 70s R&B sessions. The Concord production almost gives the album the feel of a Tania Maria set for the label – using core jazzy backings, plus some expanded ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Face I Love
Kapp, 1966. Very Good
An extremely rare album by Sylvia Telles! The record is one of the few she ever released in the US – and it features her singing in English on a number of light bossa groovers. The album has a nice light pop bossa kind of groove – and it includes a number of nice tracks that don't ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Classics Vol 18
A&M, 1960s/1970s. Used
Was there ever anyone groovier than these guys? We don't think so – as Sergio had it all: 2 female singers in the lead, great bossa nova backing, and production on his records that couched the grooves in the pillowy-soft pop style of the A&M studios! This 17 track package isn't much ... CD
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Banda Larga Cordel
Geleia Geral/Warner (France), 2008. Used
Gilberto Gil continues his exploration of Caribbean-styled rhythms here – working in a sunny space that's a bit different from his earlier work, especially some of his more electric or intimate sets of a decade ago. The style here is one that suits Gil's aging vocals well – as his ... CD
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Verve, 1960s. Used
No description available. CD
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Jazz Masters 13
Verve, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used
No description available. CD
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E O Que Temos
Oi (Brazil), 2013. Used
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 ... CD
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Personalidade
Polygram/Verve, Late 60s/1970s. Used
A nice collection of work by the team of Toquinho and Vinicius De Moraes – featuring tracks from their Philips recordings, dated 1967 to 1983. Titles include "Meu Pranto Rolou", "Aquarela", "Samba Da Bencao", "As Cores De Abril", "Adeus", and ... CD
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Composer Of Desafinado Plays
Verve, 1963. Used
Antonio Carlos Jobim's classic Verve session from 1963 – a tremendous record, done with a wonderful airy sound that became the trademark for bossa production in America – and which also had a great inspiration on the sound of mid 60s bossa in Brazil! Claus Ogerman arranged and conducts ... CD
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Rough Guide (UK), 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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Personalidade
Polygram (Germany), 1987. Used
Brazilian "greatest hits" comp of Caetano's work, with a majority of material from the late 70's and early 80's, but also with a few cuts from the late 60's Tropicalia years. Every cut's a winner, though – with the high high level of imagination that you'd expect from Caetano! ... CD
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Batucada (Japanese pressing)
Verve (Japan), 1967. Used
One of our favorite Walter Wanderley albums ever – and a record that moves past the more familiar bossa trio style used on his hits for Verve, into groovier new territory with added players who include Dom Um Romao on drums and Marcos Valle on guitar! And not only is the lineup expanded, but ... CD
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Eslavosamba
Circus (Brazil), 2013. Used
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Biscoito Fino/DRG, 2013. New Copy
Right from the start, Maria Bethania showed herself as an artist who could almost shine better in a live setting than a studio one – from her early records, to famous albums that helped define the sound of MPB, to recent gems like this one – which has the singer still very much at the ... CD
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Coisa Boa
Luaka Bop, 2014. New Copy
A rich new chapter in the career of Moreno Veloso – a set that steps off strongly from his work with the +2 trio, but in ways that are even more personal and poetic than before! The shift is a bit like that time when Caetano Veloso took all his previous experiments and found a more intimate ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Coisa Boa
Luaka Bop, 2014. New Copy
A rich new chapter in the career of Moreno Veloso – a set that steps off strongly from his work with the +2 trio, but in ways that are even more personal and poetic than before! The shift is a bit like that time when Caetano Veloso took all his previous experiments and found a more intimate ... CD
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Odeon/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of Marcos Valle's most strangely beautiful albums – a set that really his him stepping off strongly from his bossa nova years – really moving into mindblowing music with a range of styles that's simply incredible! There's definitely a bit of bossa at the core, but the larger ... LP, Vinyl record album
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India
Philips (Japan), 1973. New Copy
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio ... CD
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EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1970. New Copy
A very groovy group from Brazil – swinging with a mixed male/female harmony sound that's a lot like the Swingle Singers! Unlike the Swingles, though, Quarteto Forma sing pop hits of their day – both American and Brazilian ones – in a dreamy, jazzy, easy, and floating style that's ... CD
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Maestro
Blue Note (Japan), 1973. New Copy
Amazing 70s work from Moacir Santos – the first album the Brazilian arranger recorded for Blue Note, and a set that sparkles with warmth and soul from the very first note! The approach is a brilliant updating of the famous sound that Santos crafted in Brazil the decade before – recast ... CD
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So Brazilian Essence
Sunnyside, 2014. New Copy
They definitely got the title right on this sweet set from Romero Lubambo – as the vibe is even more Brazilian than some of his other records – a great batch of solo guitar instrumentals, all with a vibrant quality that takes us back to the early bossa years of Joao Gilberto and Luiz ... CD
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Milton Nascimento (1969)
Odeon/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Maybe one of the first truly brilliant albums from Milton Nascimento – a set that builds on the excellent previous work by the singer/songwriter, but which also has him moving into much more soulful territory as well! Nascimento's work is one of the true treasures of Brazilian music of the ... CD
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Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1970. New Copy
Legendary work from Milton Nascimento – one of his first albums, and still one of his greatest! The record is amazing – a sublime blend of soulful vocals, baroque orchestrations, and just the right amount of jazzy touches – handled in a way that forever proclaimed Milton as one ... CD
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20/20/20, 2013. New Copy Gatefold
Really wonderful work from Alexandre Kassin – easily one of the most important contemporary figures in Brazilian music of the past decade or two! Kassin's best known on these shores for his work with Moreno Veloso and Domenico – but he's also had a hand in countless collaborations with ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Foursider
A&M, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
A classic double-length collection of work by Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – originally titled a "Foursider" because of the 2LP format of the original! The package is overflowing with greatness by the group – and the extra space allows the set to include some real gems from ... CD
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Estrangeiro
Elektra, 1989. Used
A late 80s album that was an attempt (one of many) to bring Caetano's wicked work to a larger audience. In this instance, Caetano is backed and produced by some New York hipsters – all with a commitment to music, and all with names that would help the album sell well in the American hipster ... CD
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Os Mutantes (1968)
Omplatten, 1968. Used
A landmark! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement. The music is a wonderful blend of 60s rock and early MPB stuff, with crazy production and a great sense of humor that still keeps the whole ... CD
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Luaka Bop, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
Although there's been a few "best of" collections out already by this legendary Brazilian rock group – this volume still stands as the most nicely-selected batch of tracks, and it comes complete with great liner notes that help you really navigate and understand their music. There's ... CD
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Stillness
A&M/Soul Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Alucinolandia (180 gram pressing)
Hot/Superfly (France), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Definitely a set to make you hallucinate – as the grooves are quite groovy, but in a really trippy way! The album's a bit like the classic Psicodelico set by Luiz Carlos Vinhas – a mix of older samba modes and wigged-out 60s sounds – sometimes odd production, sometimes offbeat ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Milton Nascimento (1969)
Odeon/RPM (UK), 1969. New Copy
Maybe one of the first truly brilliant albums from Milton Nascimento – a set that builds on the excellent previous work by the singer/songwriter, but which also has him moving into much more soulful territory as well! Nascimento's work is one of the true treasures of Brazilian music of the ... CD
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Clube Da Esquina
Odeon/RPM (UK), 1972. New Copy
A landmark album – and one that Milton cut with his "corner club", an elite group of musicians and songwriters from the early days of his career – including greats like Lo Borges and Wagner Tiso. Borges is particularly fantastic, and shines on the massively beautiful cut ... CD
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Philips (Japan), 1969. New Copy
An album of pure genius – easily one of the greatest Brazilian albums ever, and a landmark set from the Tropicalia years! There's a brilliance here that's hard to describe accurately – quite possibly because the young Caetano Veloso is experimenting with so many new ideas, the album ... CD
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Segunda Vez
Adventure Music, 2014. New Copy
A second pairing of the mandolin of Mike Marshall with the Brazilian sounds of the Choro Famoso trio – served up with rootsy elements that really link together the cultures of the Americas! The trio have a definite traditional leaning, and features Colin Walker on 7 string guitar, Brian Rice ... CD
 
Updated October 25, 2014


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