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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Elis Regina in London
Philips (Brazil), 1969. Near Mint-
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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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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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Boss Of the Bossa Nova
Atlantic, 1962. Very Good
Great early stuff by this master of the bossa! The tracks were originally recorded for Odeon records in Brazil, then issued here in the US in a lovely package that has Joao's face emblazoned in the center of the Brazilian flag. The tracks feature arrangements by Walter Wanderley and Jobim – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Atlantic, 1965. Very Good+
Although Herbie and Joao are listed together in the artist credits together for the record, they don't really play together on the record – as did Joao and Stan Getz on their album together. Instead, they trade off tracks of bossa nova material, recorded with Jobim in Rio – Joao's by ... 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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Gilberto With Turrentine
CTI, 1971. Very Good- Gatefold
Incredible 70s work from the lovely Astrud Gilberto – a rare effort for the CTI label that has her teaming up with arranger Eumir Deodato and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine – all in a groove that's totally different than most of her earlier work! Astrud's breathy vocals are still ... 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
No description available. CD
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Live In London 1971
Discobertas (Brazil), 1971. New Copy 2CD
Really stunning stuff – a never-heard live performance from early 70s London – one that features Gilberto Gil in exile, working alongside the great Gal Costa! The album's got a lean, stripped-down feel – similar acoustic instrumentation to both Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso's ... CD
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Discobertas (Brazil), 1972. New Copy 2CD
A stunning live set from Jorge Mautner – and maybe a record that's even better than some of his studio albums of the time! Jorge's a stunning talent here – a great inheritor of the experiments put forth during the Tropicalia movement, but also able to work with some of the rootsier, ... CD
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Discobertas (Brazil), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 5CD
Two rare albums from this great Brazilian singer – packaged here with three more CDs that offer up a wealth of rare music too – all to make the best reissue collection we've ever seen on Maysa! Maysa's a rich-voiced singer with a style that predates bossa nova, but also found a great ... CD
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Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 7CD
A really wonderful collection of work from Brazilian singer Pery Ribeiro – and a set that also features some rare material from the Bossa Rio group as well! Pery's a vocalist who was skilled in jazz, and cut some great bossa work in Brazil during the 60s – and this set acts as a great ... CD
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EMI (Brazil), 2012. New Copy
Wonderful work from Marisa Monte – and a set that may well be the greatest record we've heard from her in years! There's a freshness here that grabs us right away – with the lure we felt when first hearing Monte's music many years ago, but cast here in a completely different style, too ... CD
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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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Equipe/Discobertas (Brazil), 1971. New Copy
Beautiful sounds from Sergio Ricardo – a Brazilian artist we barely know at all, but who really won us over with this incredible album from the early 70s! There's a complicated vibe to the record right from the start – rich arrangements by Theo Barros that lie somewhere in a space ... 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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O Terno
Tratore, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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Sambas De Bossa
BMG (Brazil), 1970s/1993. Used
Tight bossa tracks from one of Brazil's best drummers! We've got to admit, we're not exactly sure when this one's from. Although the copyright date says 1993, we think that this stuff's from the 70s from the production sound – and has been repackaged in a dateless compilation by RCA. The ... 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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Kuarup (Brazil), 1990. Used
A haunting live set from Baden – recorded in 1990 at the Rio Jazz Club, and featuring Baden playing solo guitar in the moody style he used often in his later work. Baden's style of playing is much more contemplative than in the bossa years – picking up some of the darkness of the Afro ... CD
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Odeon (Brazil), 1967. Used
One of the most important early albums by Marcos Valle – a set of instrumental tracks recorded with lots of acoustic guitar! Even though Valle was well known as a singer and composer of bossa nova tunes, the set instead focuses on his instrumental work – recording his guitar ala Jobim ... CD
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EMI (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
Wilson Simonal sings the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Chico Buarque – served up in a wonderful collection of sides from his years at EMI and BMG! The style here is a mix of bossa orchestrations for the Jobim tunes and more driving, samba-based ones for Chico's numbers – and Simonal ... CD
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Leogandelman (Brazil), 2012. Used
One of the best new recordings in years from Brazilian reedman Leo Gandelman – a set that's got a lean, mean groove that's just right for the album's mix of samba, bossa, and jazz! Leo's right out front in the arrangements on saxes – but there's also a really unified groove on the set ... CD
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Rio Bossa
BMG (Japan), 2000. Used
Lovely work from this Japanese bossa singer – produced with a classic sound by the great Antonio Adolfo! Adolfo plays piano on the album, and also handles the arrangements – but it's Lisa's lovely voice that makes the whole thing work, singing out clear as a bell on tracks like "Ba ... 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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Disco
Radar (Brazil), 2014. New Copy
Not disco like you'd hear in a nightclub in the 70s, but a record that shows the continuing creativity of Arnaldo Antunes – easily one of the best Brazilian songwriters of the past decade or so! The album's a bit more straightforward musically than some of Antunes' earliest recordings, but ... CD
 
Updated November 24, 2014


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