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


Bach In Brazil
EMI, 2000. Used
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Warner (UK), 1994/1995/1997/1998/2002. Used
A great later journey in music from Milton Nascimento – a set that has him faltering a bit in the 90s, then really finding his sound! The first three albums in the set – Angelus, Amigo, and Nascimento – each have a slightly ambitious feel, but are often a bit more restrained than ... CD
Noite Luzidia
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2001. Used
An historic 35th Anniversary show from Maria Bethania – recorded wonderfully, with some really sensitive musical backdrops that perfectly follow the rich mood of the set! The presentation is very personal – as Maria's a bit reflective about her years in music – and the ... CD
Pequeno Cidadao 2
Rosa Celeste (Brazil), 2012. Used
The second wonderful project from this cool collaboration – one that features Arnaldo Antunes, Antonio Pinto, Taciana Barros, Edgard Scandurra, and others – all working together on some completely charming songs for children! These aren't really kids songs – and are more tunes ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1977. Used
A lively album that mixes Caetano's rich songwriting style with a hard percussive base, which gives the tracks a fast jumpy feel, and gives even more power to Caetano's strong voice. There's little psychedelic bits, with good guitars that get noisy in parts, but there's also a warm MPB feel to the ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1970. Used
A groovy bossa gem from the glory days of A&M Records – an ultra-hip group recorded with production by Sergio Mendes! The feel here is a lot like that of Brasil 66 – bossa rhythms, sunny CA instrumentation, and lovely female vocals – in this case sung singularly, by the ... CD
Six Degrees, 2012. Used
A nice step forward for Ceu – and a record with a bit more of an edge than we might have expected! The set's still heavy on those sweet Brazilian vocals with an old school vibe – but the production, although often spare, has this nice raspy quality we really love – subtle ... CD
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
Milestone, 1973. New Copy
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Pure vocal magic – featuring the lovely Flora Purim at the height of her California powers – working in a sublime mix of jazz, fusion, and Brazilian rhythms – a sound that she virtually invented! The group on the set is one of her greatest of the time – with players that ... CD
Arthur Verocai
Luv N' Haight, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Sweet and jazzy pop from early 70s Brazil – a great little album that we'd rank with our favorites by Marcos Valle and Edu Lobo! Arthur Verocai isn't nearly as well-known as those two, but he works in a similar territory – taking jazz, large arrangements, and nice touches of electric ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner (Brazil), 1979/1980. New Copy 2CD
Some of the freshest music you'll ever hope to hear – two late 70s classics from Brazilian composer/multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal! First up is Cerebro Magnetico – breathlessly beautiful work from the legendary Pascoal – one of his greatest albums ever, and one of the best ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2013. New Copy
Caetano Veloso looks like a bit of an old geezer on the back cover of this live set – but damn if he isn't still one of the most exciting talents in the world, even alongside most of the contemporary generation too! The performance is a concert that's very much in the spirit of the studio ... CD
Philips/El (UK), 1967. New Copy
One of the loveliest of all the bossa singers is caught here in some superb arrangements by Oscar Castro-Neves, Maestro Gaya, and Dori Caymmi! This loaded compilation of material features the entirety of Nara Leao's classic self-titled Phillips album from 1967 and the album Vento De Maio – ... CD
Inventa Rio Encontra Ivan Lins
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2013. New Copy
One of the coolest albums we've heard from Ivan Lins in years – a collaboration with Italian jazz group Inventa Rio, who serve up some really wonderful versions of his tunes! Ivan sings a bit on the record, and plays keyboards – both other vocals are from a member of the quartet – ... CD
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
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2013. New Copy
Some of the boldest, most expressive work we've heard from Edu Lobo in years – a beautiful recording with the Metropole Orchestra, who help Lobo regain all the lofty power of his early 70s years! The arrangements here are full, and full of feeling too – lead vocals by Lobo soaring over ... CD
Carta De Amor Vol 1
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 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
Carta De Amor Vol 2
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 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
Universal (Brazil), 2012. New Copy 2CD
Killer live work from Seu Jorge – one of his boldest, proudest records to date – and that's saying a lot, given the soulful promise of all his other work! We've always loved Jorge, but we first really fell in love with his music in a live setting – where he's got an undeniable ... CD
Caymmi
Som Livre (Brazil), 2013. New Copy
The Caymmis do a great job of summing up their family legacy here – working on a set of tunes mostly written by the elder Dorival Caymmi, but given a set of youthful arrangements by Dori Caymmi – and sung beautifully by all three members of the family! Vocals alternate nicely – ... CD
Build Up
Philips/El (UK), 1970. New Copy
The first solo album by Rita Lee – cut back when she was a member of the groundbreaking Tropicalia trio, Os Mutantes! The album's got a very different feel than her work with that group – and has Rita stepping out as a sophisticated pop singer, almost in the way that Nico did on the ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1970. New Copy
An incredible bit of soundtrack work by Gilberto Gil – and one of his best albums! The record was originally recorded to accompany the work of director Rogerio Szanzerla, and it's a wonderful mix of samba, jazz, and post-Tropicalia psychedelia – all recorded in a warm intimate style ... CD
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
Universal (Brazil), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 13 CDs
Amazing music from Nara Leao – all of her classic albums for Philips from the 60s, packaged together in one sweet set – along with a bonus 2CD set of rare material, a booklet, and lots of bonus tracks as well! Nara during this time was a completely unique singer – an artist with ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1968. New Copy
A landmark album – not just in Brazilian music, but in all modern music in general! The set's a legendary manifesto for the Tropicalia movement in Brazil – and features key works by all the leading musical luminaries in the movement – including a few later stars who are heard ... CD
Agua
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2010. New Copy
We've always loved the music of Paula Morelenbaum, but this time around she's really got something special going on – thanks to keyboards and vocals from the legendary Joao Donato! Most of the tunes in the set are Donato numbers – themselves already a treat, but given a little ... CD
Ekundayo
SESC (Brazil), 2013. New Copy
A really amazing project, with roots in a number of different styles – and a quality that's quite unlike anything else we've ever heard before! The group's got a trans-American vibe – contributions from US musicians like Scotty Hard, Melvin Gibbs, and Rob Mazurek, mixed with percussion ... CD
Quando O Carnaval Chegar
Universal (Brazil), 1972. New Copy
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 ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 1972/1976. New Copy 2CD
A collection of two wonderful early 70s albums from Tom Ze, recorded just after the Tropicalia years! Estundando O Samba is one of Tom Ze's best albums ever – a fantastic blend of post-Tropicalia styles – and it features some strange arrangements that perfectly illustrated Ze's insane ... CD
Intimo
Som Livre (Brazil), 2010. New Copy
Ivan Lins is working here with a help from a host of international artists – no surprise, considering the influence he's had on music around the world over the past few decades! At its core, the set's got the spirit of all of Lins' best recent work, with that warmer, jazzier vibe he's picked ... CD
Curriculum
Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Bad Donato
Blue Thumb/Dubas (Brazil), 1970. New Copy
A wickedly funky album from Joao Donato – quite different than his earlier bossa sessions, and recorded in LA with a sweet jazzy bounce! The album's overflowing with great keyboard work – and Joao plays both piano and organ, in a group that includes percussion from Emil Richards, who ... CD
Milestone, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold
A classic batch of Bay Area Brazilian grooves – recorded in the sweet breezy electric style of the Fantasy studios, and featuring the vocals of the lovely Flora Purim in the lead! The session's got a great mix of Brazilian and American fusion players – including Airto (of course!), Ron ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stillness
A&M, 1970. Very Good Gatefold
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
Verve Jazz Masters 9
Verve, Mid 60s. Used
15 tracks of breathy bossa brilliance! ... CD
Warm World Of Antonio Carlos Jobim
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used
CD
Verve, 1960s. Used
20 bossa nova classics from the 60s! ... CD
Iris/Harmonia Mundi (France), 1960/1990s/2000. Used 2CD
CD
Ditos & Feitos (Said & Done)
Warner, 1992. Used
CD
Jobim Jazz
Adventure Music, 2007. Used
Jazz versions of classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim – all done by a group arranged and directed by guitarist Mario Adnet, and featuring guest work from Joyce, Helio Delmiro, Romero Lumbambo, and others! The sound here is really fresh – not merely just a reworking of Jobim's original ... CD
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
Cibelle
Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees, 2003. Used
CD
Confetti
A&M, 1984. Very Good+
A bit more pop soul than some of Sergio Mendes' work from a few years back – but still the kind of set that shows that he's got a better ear for music than most of his contemporaries! As with Sergio's previous album, this one's got a fair bit of contributions from Robbie Buchanan – who ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gal Tropical
Philips (Brazil), 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold
Sure it's not the Tropicalia era, and sure the record's not psychedelic – but it's still a nice batch of tracks by Gal, with some very nice 70s jazzy electric backing. The album features a nice remake of "India", plus the tracks "Forca Estranha", "Olha", "Me ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Lilith (Italy), 1967. New Copy LP & CD (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
EMI/4 Men With Beards, 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dubas (Brazil), 1970s. Used
A long-overdue look at one of the hippest stars of the 70s Brazilian scene – the under-recognized Marku Ribas, a man who made some mighty soulful records back in the day! Marku's style is different than some of his contemporaries of the samba soul scene – in that he also brings in a ... CD
Brazilian Knights & A Lady
Verve, 1988. Used
CD
Samba Brazil
Metro Blue, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used
CD
Luaka Bop, 1989. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
The first-ever record in the Luaka Bop legacy – a massive collection of Brazilian grooves that still serves as one of the best introductions to the music we can think of! Most of the artists here are the bigger names of the MPB generation of the 70s – but many are still very under-repre ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 17, 2014


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