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


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PDU (Italy), 1976. Very Good+
Almost worth it alone for the sex-drenched cover – but also features work by Nilton Silva, Orquesta Simonetti, Renato Guimares, Toquinho & Vinicius, and Waldemar Roberto. LP, Vinyl record album
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EMI/Metro Blue, 2000. Used
Lovely work from Marisa Monte – perhaps a bit sweeter than some of her earlier stuff, but pretty darn catchy, and with some excellent production by Arto Lindsay! The tracks have a mellow breezy feel, with a compressed production style that includes a lot of flanged-out guitar, subtle ... CD
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Marinheiro So
EMI (Brazil), 1973. Used
A full-on samba session from Clementina De Jesus – recorded with some glorious backings from Maestro Nelsinho, and a rollicking percussion-driven groove that's perfectly suited for her rough-edged voice! There's a power here that makes the record one of Clementina's best – a joyous ... CD
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RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), 1963. Used
Sad and dreamy early 60s work by Alaide Costa – one of the early divas of bossa nova! The album's one of Alaide's most solid from the time – and features backing either by a small combo led by Cesar Camargo, or by a larger group led by Maestro Lindolfo Gaya, the force behind more great ... CD
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Construcao
Philips (Brazil), 1972. Used
If you've ever been wondering which album to get by Chico Buarque – this is it! The record's a stunning batch of sophisticated sides, done in collaboration with Roberto Menescal, and with help from Jobim and MPB4! The album builds on the style of Buarque's excellent late 60s songwriting, ... CD
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Blue Note (Japan), 1974. Used
One of the rare Blue Note gems from Brazilian arranger/composer Moacir Santos – an album of incredible warmth and charm, with a sound that's hardly been duplicated again! Santos is usually best known for his early bossa arrangements in the 60s, but here he's working in the US – hitting ... CD
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Sonho Real
Dubas (Brazil), 1984. Used
Great stuff from Lo Borges! Borges is one of our favorite singer/songwriters from the 70s and 80s – and unlike a lot of his contemporaries, he kept his work very strong into the 80s. He cut his teeth with Milton Nascimento, and you'll hear more than a touch of that sound here – but ... CD
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Caetano Veloso (1986)
Nonesuch, 1986. Used
A beautifully spare album from Caetano Veloso – one of his greatest albums of the 80s, and quite unlike anything else he did in the decade! The sound here is almost a bit like Joao Gilberto's classic 1973 album for Polydor – mostly just acoustic guitar and vocals, recorded with a ... CD
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Manteca/Union Square (UK), 2003. Used 2CD
No description available. CD
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Universal, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used
No description available. CD
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Francisco
Ariola/Sony (UK), 1987. New Copy
Beautiful later work from the great Chico Buarque – an album that still shows him very much at the top of his game, and maturing into an even more wonderful artist than he was as a young man! The depth of songwriting is wonderful – expressive without over going too far over the top ... CD
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O LP
RCA (UK), 1964. New Copy
A landmark session of bossa jazz – about as great as you can get for the genre! This little beauty was recorded in 1964 – and it features work by some of Brazil's greatest bossa musicians of the time: Milton Banana on drums, Tenorio Jr on piano, Raulzinho on trombone, and Paulo Moura ... CD
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Tamba Trio (1975)
RCA (UK), 1975. New Copy
A mid 70s gem from the Tamba Trio! The record takes their core 60s sound of piano trio grooving and bossa harmony vocals, and gives it a strong 70s twist – with mellow production that flanges the style out a bit more, and arrangements that add in some extra instrumentation from the likes of ... CD
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Raiz
Omagatoki (Japan), 2014. New Copy
The album's a recent one, but the legendary Joyce also returns to her roots a bit – hence the title – working here with a bit of help from the great Roberto Menescal, who brought the singer into the studio for her first bossa session 50 years ago! The format is laidback, warm, 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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Mr Bongo (UK), 2013. New Copy
Contempoary Brazilian grooves compiled by the folks at Funk Globo – blistering batch of beats and basslines – all served up with a very intense sound! The music here isn't the trendy, intellectual style coming from Brazil in recent years – but instead the sort that plays big at ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1977/1979/1980. New Copy 3CD
A trio of wonderful records from Emilio Santiago – all of which capture him at a key point in his career! Comigo E Assim is a classic batch of jazzy soul from Santiago – one of his best – with sweet 70s arrangements by the likes of Joao Donato, Sivuca, Roberto Menescal, and ... CD
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Barra Limpa
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold
Incredible work from Luiz Henrique – one of our favorite singers of the 60s bossa era, heard here with some completely sublime arrangements! Luiz has a bit more jazz in his voice than some of his contemporaries – a great ability to sing both regular lyrics and wordless scatting – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips, Late 60s. Very Good+
Despite the fact that Sergio Mendes "presented" Edu Lobo a few years later on A&M, this Philips album was his first release in the US – and it's a beautiful batch of tunes that includes some of his best Brazilian recordings of the 60s! Nearly every track's a baroque bossa ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Far Out (UK), 2006. Used
Samba is their gift – and we're all that much richer for it! Os Ipanemas return here in one of their best albums so far – a beautiful blend of earthy percussion, samba rhythms, and just a bit of bossa jazz – put together with a style that's personal and spontaneous, recorded ... CD
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Look To The Rainbow
Verve, 1965. Used
One of the moodiest Verve albums from Astrud Gilberto – a set that has some surprising arrangements by Gil Evans – working here on one of his few 60s dates with a singer! Astrud's blue-tinged vocals work perfectly with Evans' backdrops – and Al Cohn also takes over the helm on ... CD
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Circulado
Elektra, 1991. Used
An important early 90s album from Caetano Veloso, one that marked a strong return to form at the time – and the beginning of growing global influence in years to come! The album features guest work from an array of non-Brazilian talents – including Riyuichi Sakamoto, Melvin Gibbs, Marc ... CD
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Nascimento
Warner, 1997. Used
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Millennium
Mercury (Brazil), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Used
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Polydor (Brazil), Mid 60s/1995. Used 3CD
Stunning 3 set compiling material from Roberto Quartin's legendary Forma label, home to some of the greatest Brazilian talents of the 60's, like Jobim, Edu Lobo, Quarteto Em Cy, Baden Powell, Tamba Trio, Luiz Eca, Victor Assis Brasil, Moacir Santos, Bossatres, and others. This set's a masterful ... CD
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Samba Jazz & Outras Bossas
Far Out (UK), 2007. Used
Incredibly lovely work from Joyce – quite possibly her best album in years, and a set that's filled with the same scatting brilliance we loved in her classics from the 70s and 80s! The set's done in collaboration with husband/drummer Tutty Moreno – and the pair lead a small combo with ... CD
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Hollywood, 2004. Used
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 – ... 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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Cores Nomes
Polygram (Brazil), 1981. Used
Subtle brilliance from Caetano Veloso – just the sort of record to still remind you what a genius he can be, even when he's not hitting you over the head with his music! The style here is relatively straightforward MPB, but still done in a way that's head and shoulders above just about ... CD
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Intimo
Adventure Music, 2007. Used
Solo mandolin work by Hamilton De Holanda – played very much in the spare mode you might guess from the title – but often with a bit more dynamic energy than you might expect! Hamilton really has a great range of sound from his instrument – drawing on the Brazilian tradition of ... CD
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Caetano Veloso (1987)
Philips (Japan), 1987. New Copy
You know, the more we listen to Caetano Veloso, the more we realize that just about every record he made was fantastic! Take this record – it's got a late date, and you might think that it's going to be some sort of throwaway eighties pop material – but it's actually great, and sounds ... CD
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Six Degrees, 2011. Used
Clubby thump and breezy Brazil blended perfectly by Da Cruz – the 4 piece group that fuses both lovely and party leading vocals (depending on the needs) of Mariana Da Cruz with some propellant programming, drums and guitars – plus horns and extra strings on a number of tunes. Earthy ... CD
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Yauarete
CBS, 1988. Used
A tightly produced effort from the late 80s – with a sound that's certainly more commercial than some of Milton's earlier albums, but which is still graced by some great vocals and occasional soulful moments. Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter make an appearance on the album, and tracks ... CD
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Philips/Water, 1971. Used
A rare British recording from Gilberto Gil – sung completely in English, and recorded while living in London, in political exile along with Caetano Veloso! The album's somewhat similar to Veloso's famous London album from 1971 – certainly in structure, as the backings are relatively ... CD
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Bossa Negra
Universal (Brazil), 2014. New Copy
Some of the most incredible music we've ever heard from Hamilton De Holanda – a set that brings his work on bandolim into a whole new focus, by teaming him with the younger singer Diogo Nogueira! The album has this spare power that really grabs us right away – amazing interplay between ... CD
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WEA (Brazil), 1980. New Copy
A great live recording done for Brazilian TV – one that features Joao in a very stripped-down setting, like the best of his classic recordings! The material is pure bossa – with lots of lovely guitar work, and Joao's soulful vocals right up front in the mix. Rita Lee joins in on the ... CD
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A Voz Do Samba
Philips (Brazil), 1975. Near Mint-
A key album in the modern samba scene of the 70s – Alcione's classic A Voz Do Samba set, as strong a female samba album as you'd hope to find! The instrumentation's got a nice rootsy feel, and Alcione's vocals take full advantage of modern production styles – soulfully hitting a nice ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tratore (Brazil), 2013. Used
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Universal (Brazil), 2012. New Copy
Really tremendous work from Caetano Veloso – an album as striking as its cover image, and a record that shows that, yet again, Veloso is one of the few of his generation who's kept growing as a creative artist! The sound is wonderful – very similar to the recent albums Ce and Zii & ... CD
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Dom Salvador Trio
Mocambo/Mr Bongo (Brazil), 1965. New Copy
Wicked jazzy bossa from 60s Brazil – a crackling early classic from pianist Dom Salvador! The group here is super-tight – a tremendous triangle of piano, bass, and drums – all grooving at equal pace, with a great deal of energy – and given a heck of a lot of soul from Dom's ... CD
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Mocambo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1966. New Copy
Classic trio material from one of Brazil's greatest pianists ever! Dom Salvador was a heck of a player back in the 60s – working in a tight trio format that was certainly part of the bossa combo sound of his day, yet also heavily influenced by American soul jazz artists of the same era. ... 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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Gilberto's Samba
Sony (Brazil), 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Passarinho (Brazil), 2012. New Copy
Some of the wildest work we've heard from Tom Ze in years – a set that returns to some of the darker themes of his famous 70s recordings, and one that features a great balance between experimental sounds and more playful modes! The rhythms are especially compelling – fresh sounds ... CD
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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
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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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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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Barclay/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy
One of the grooviest Brazilian albums you could ever hope to buy – and one that's not even from Brazil, either! This little gem was recorded in France in the early 70s – but it's got a swinging groove that's very similar to the work of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 during the 60s ... CD
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Philips (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Damn – what a great album! This is Joyce's second solo album – and it's a landmark in Brazilian music, stretching way past the bossa styles of her first release, into a groove that's free, jazzy, and open-ended, a real shift towards the genius of her work in the 70s and 80s. ... CD
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Africa Brasil
Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy
A landmark recording that is one of Jorge Ben's best albums ever! The album is a perfect realization of the way that Jorge mixes Brazilian rhythms with choppy Afro grooves – and the result is a masterpiece that yeilded some of his biggest tracks ever. Included here is the great choppy funk ... CD
 
Updated September 02, 2014


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