Tita Lima —
11:11 ... CD Kajmere/Belu Music, 2006. Used ...
Brazilian beats and a bit of bossa – all topped by vocals from the lovely Tita Lima! The set's got a sound that's quite different from other recent Brazilian-flavored work – in that Tita's often singing with a slightly spacey production style – one that takes the already airy ... (New Grooves, Brazil)read moreCD
Ivan Lins —
Juntos ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1984. Near Mint- ...
A stone classic from the great Ivan Lins – a set recorded at a time when he was fast becoming a big name on the global scene, not just in Brazil – thanks to his wonderful sense of songwriting and lyricism! The album's almost a celebration of all that Lins had done so far – put ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record with a cheesy title and cover, but with a sound that's completely sublime – that transcendent vocal approach and incredible songwriting that makes just about any record by Ivan Lins a real treasure! The set's not as experimental as his earliest work, but it's got a rock-solid sound ... read moreCD
(Out of print, please note that there is some clear tape covering a few tears on the booklet.)
Ivan Lins —
Maos ... LP Polygram (Brazil), 1987. Near Mint- ...
A beautiful later album from Ivan Lins – recorded in that wonderfully mature style he developed in the 80s, a mixture of his earlier vocal work, with touches of jazz, and some of the Brazilian soulfulness of the Milton Nascimento generation. The backings on the tracks is relatively electric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Ivan Lins —
Millennium ... CD Mercury/Polygram (Brazil), 1980s/Early 90s. Used ...
A beautiful album by Ivan Lins – truly one of his greatest records, and a real gem that stands out as one of the best in his already-excellent catalog! The set has Ivan stepping out strongly from his sound of the 70s – working with Gilson Peranzzetta in a set of arrangements that have ... read moreCD
A collection of some of the Lins greatest hits from the late 1970s and early 1980s. There are a total of 24 songs all co-written by Lins and Vitor Martins. Tracks include "Dinorah, Dinorah", "Aparecida", "Guarde Nos Olhos", "Novo Tempo", "Um Fado" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gatefold cover with the lyrics in Portuguese on the inside.)
Ivan Lins —
Serie Bis ... CD EMI (Brazil), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ...
Ivan Lins did some of his best work for EMI/Odeon during the late 70s, and although most of his individual albums from that era are long out of print, this nice 28 track set brings together a lot of great moments from that time, with 2CDs worth of material to choose from! Titles include "Dinor ... read moreCD
Edu Lobo's one of those Brazilian artists we never miss a chance to hear – because as albums like this will attest, his talents have never dimmed over the years! The record's got a really great sound – one that links together the majestic quality of his earlier work, and some of the ... read moreCD
Wonderfully warm electric work from Edu Lobo – a sublime late 70s set that we'd stack right up there with our favorite albums of the time by artists like Joyce, Marcos Valle, or Joao Donato! As with all three of those artists, Edu uses some 70s electric elements to really transform his sound ... read moreCD
Edu Lobo/Romero Lubambo/Mauro Senise —
Dos Navegantes ... CD Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ...
Beautiful sounds throughout – and exactly the kind of record that shows why the right sort of Brazilian music can be so different than anything else on this planet – not really jazz, not really folk, nor straightforward pop – but the kind of special sounds that define a genre unto ... read moreCD
A lovely sambista who has a hell of a way with a tune – really impressing us with all her original music on the album! Dora Lopes seems to be in a special space of her own – sometimes with the deeper vibe of the samba soul generation, but also able to hit a few more melancholy moments ... read moreCD
Marcia Lopes —
LP ... CD Zabumba (Brazil), 2004. Used ...
A romping little record from the Jovem Guarda years in Brazil – a time when that country was strongly embracing American rock in all its 60s styles – and turning out groovy little records like this! Prini Lorenz works before a live crowd here – in this mix of mod elements that ... read moreCD
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 ... read moreCD
Lovely vocals from Kay Lyra – the daughter of bossa legend Carlos Lyra, and a singer who's equally at home singing in English and Portuguese! There's definitely some bossa currents here that showcase her family legacy, but the sound is also much more wide-ranging too – especially on ... read moreCD
One of Brazil's best jazz sessions of the 60s – and one of those records that shows that although Verve and other US labels could record their own version of bossa nova, the style still always sounded best when coming from Brazil! Drummer Edison Machado really nocks it out of the park here ... read moreCD
The second album by Made In Brasil – a great San Francisco combo from the 70s, with a flair for jazzy Brazilian tunes that's every bit as great as groups from Rio or Sao Paulo at the time! The group at this point features keyboardist Claudio Medeiros – who really adds a lot to their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album by Made In Brasil – a great San Francisco combo from the 70s, with a flair for jazzy Brazilian tunes that's every bit as great as groups from Rio or Sao Paulo at the time! The group at this point features keyboardist Claudio Medeiros – who really adds a lot to their ... read moreCD
Made In Brasil with Victor M —
Numero Um ... LP Nucleus, 1975. Sealed ...
A totally sweeeeeeeet batch of Brazilian grooves – recorded in San Francisco, with a great 70s Bay Area sound! Victor M leads the group on percussion and vocals – but the real charm of the set is in its electric piano riffing, and soulful electric vibe. Most of the cuts have vocals ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not the throwaway disco you might expect – and instead, an excellent album in the 70s run of Brazilian soul giant Tim Maia – and one that provides a bit of a link to the legacy of his nephew Ed Motta in later years! The album's filled with uptempo tunes – as you'd expect from the ... read moreCD
The title track of Sabrina Malheiros' great album – served up here in a trio of stellar remixes! Henry Wu really stretches out "Clareia" – letting it build at the beginning as he loops the vocals, then throws some heavy beats into the bottom with a very kicking vibe! The ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Lively instrumental work from saxophonist Carlos Malta and his Coreto Urbano group – an assemblage of bass-heavy brasswinds and percussion, playing together in a style that's chunky and filled with some nice jazzy touches. Titles include "Rua Da Guia", "Luz Do Sol", " ... read moreCD
A great little record, and one that might be thought of best as a "Herbie Mann Plus" record – rather than a duet between the artists on the cover! Half the set features the American release of some great Joao Gilberto material from the early years in Brazil, with arrangements from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)
A rare bit of Brazilian funk from the 70s – served up with this fast-riffing groove that's totally great, which is then punctuated by very soulful piano – and topped with vocals that are in that totally cool style of Brazilian production that was big at the time! In other words, ... (Funky 45's, Brazil)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Whatever the setting, Tania Maria manages to sound great – and even on a recent date like this, when you might expect her to get bogged down in overly-modern instrumentation and arrangements, the lady has a beauty that keeps shining through! The set's got a few modern touches in the ... read moreCD
(Out of print, booklet has a cut corner.)
Cesar Camargo Mariano & Romero Lubambo —
Duo ... CD Trama (Brazil), 2002. Used ...
Warm and gentle duets between two masters of Brazilian jazz – legendary pianist Cesar Camargo Mariano, whose 60s and 70s arrangements for singers are some of our favorite from the time, and guitarist Romero Lumbambo, whose recent records are some of the best smoother jazz coming out of Brazil! ... read moreCD
Folksy work by Marques – as most tracks feature only vocals and acoustic guitar. Titles include "As Curvas Do Rio", "O Menino", "Tributo", "Sexta Feira", "Le Tengo Rabia Al Silencio", "Gloria De Sa", and "Arvore". LP, Vinyl record album
Erika Martins —
Modinhas ... CD Coqueiro Verde (Brazil), 2014. Used Gatefold ...
Jose Mauro —
Obnoxius ... CD Quartin/Far Out (UK), 1970. New Copy ...
An incredible treasure of Brazilian music – the only album we've ever seen from Jose Mauro, and one of the few records ever issued on the legendary Quartin label! There's a soaring brilliance here that easily matches the best early 70s work from Milton Nascimento and Edu Lobo – with ... read moreCD
Five full albums by the lovely Maysa – packaged here as a single set, with original artwork too! First up is Maysa E Maysa from 1959 – dramatic work from Brazilian singer Maysa – a set that's nicely balanced between two generations – the later, cooler modes of the bossa ... read moreCD
Two more obscure tracks from this great Brazilian singer – recorded after her early albums for Columbia – two live performances from the Festival Internacional Da Musica Popular! (Funky 45's, Brazil)7-inch, Vinyl record
A fantastic batch of jazzy grooves – featuring Claudio Medeiros and Victor M of the group Made In Brasil, plus other associates from the Bay Area fusion scene of the 70s! The record's got a strong mix of mellow tunes and funkier ones – with touches of Brazilian jazz and CTI fusion ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
A fantastic batch of jazzy grooves – featuring Claudio Medeiros and Victor M of the group Made In Brasil, plus other associates from the Bay Area fusion scene of the 70s! The record's got a strong mix of mellow tunes and funkier ones – with touches of Brazilian jazz and CTI fusion ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great modern soul from Brazil – a tight little set that's got a similar vibe to some of the work that Marcos Valle and Leon Ware were doing together in the early 80s! The groove here is nice and jazzy – arranged by Lincoln Olivetti in a style that's funky, but laidback too – a ... read moreCD
Great modern soul from Brazil – a tight little set that's got a similar vibe to some of the work that Marcos Valle and Leon Ware were doing together in the early 80s! The groove here is nice and jazzy – arranged by Lincoln Olivetti in a style that's funky, but laidback too – a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sergio Mendes' score to this film starring Pele from the height of his career. The music's got the range of sounds that you'd expect from a soundtrack – with some mellow cuts, and some more uptempo ones, but the mix is great, and the sound is nice and Braziliany, with some good electric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and lightly bent corners.)
A new record by the legendary Sergio Mendes – bursting into the 21st century on a catchy wave of Will I Am production – reworking gems from the Brazilian songbook and more with guest appearances by Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, India Arie, Black Thought, Chali 2Na, Marcelo D2, John ... read moreCD
The second album by Sergio and crew – and a real push forward for the group! The basic format of two-female harmony leads is still in place – but for some reason, this album gives a bit more of a nod to Brazilian roots than before, and really spices things up with an even more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Pickwick reissue. Cover has a cutout hole.)
Sergio Mendes/Bossa Rio/Tamba 4/et al —
Gentle Rain ... LP A&M, Late 60s/1972. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
An excellent "limited collectors edition" LP that features tracks pulled from A&M's great Brazilian music output of the late 60s! The record was not officially offered to retail customers – as far as we've been told – and it's a great package of some of the dreamiest ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A weird little set of bossa grooves – one with an obscure origin, but a great sound overall! The album features singer Claudio Meranda, working here with an unnamed group – and the session was produced by Jack Millman, who we know as a west coast jazz talent – although due to the ... read moreCD
Moderna Orquestra De Samba —
Sambalanco ... CD Pawal/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1963. New Copy ...
A totally wonderful little combo – and one that features some excellent horn solos with a very jazzy vibe! The groove here is definitely the samba rhythms you'd expect, but there's also a lot of jazz in the mix too – a strong sense of soloing that has some key players stepping out from ... read moreCD
Some of the coolest work we've ever heard from Moraes Moreira – a really unique hybrid of styles that includes samba soul, jazzy funk, and other Brazilian modes from the 70s – all wrapped up into a beautifully fresh and personal approach! There's elements here that would please any fan ... read moreCD
Early soul material from the great Ed Motta – a record that really has the Brazilian singer hitting his stride! Ed's a singer that we've loved for many years, and await eagerly for each new record – but this early 90s set is one of his first great musical moments, a set that has him ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ed Motta knocks it out of the park with this one – taking things in an even more soulfully classic direction than on his killer AOR album – and giving us key proof that he's one of the most important soul singers of the 21st Century so far! Ed's got a way of opening doors wherever he ... (Neo Soul, Brazil)read moreCD
Smooth harmony vocals by this classic Brazilian quartet – released on the 10th anniversary of the group, and an excellent example of the way they'd matured over the years! The style is still in the mode of their older work – with harmonies right up front in the mix – but the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape – and with the plastic outer sleeves too.)
This legendary Brazilian vocal group celebrate their fifty years in music – a great stretch of sounds that run from their offbeat harmony records of the 60s, through some great bossa-revival material in more recent years! The set here has more of the vibe of their current work – and ... read moreCD
This legendary Brazilian vocal group celebrate their fifty years in music – a great stretch of sounds that run from their offbeat harmony records of the 60s, through some great bossa-revival material in more recent years! The set here has more of the vibe of their current work – and ... (DVDs & Videos, Brazil)read moreDVD
A great album by this legendary Brazilian vocal group, and one that proves that they were still evolving their style nicely in the 70s. Some of the tracks feature the funky samba style that was showing up in other Brazilian recordings of the time, but the best bits have compilicated arrangements, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work from Nacao Zumbi – one of the first groups to showcase the new sound of music in Brazil 20 years back – and still a combo who can come up with the good when they want to! The music here remains very true to the best NZ groove – a heady brew of rootsy elements, ... read moreCD
A landmark album from Milton Nascimento – not only a set that really marked his growth as a singer, songwriter, and overall musical visionary – but also a record that really showcased the collaborative spirit that would be a part of his music for years to come! The album features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ... read moreCD
Great session cut by Milton in the US, with a feel that's similar to Courage, his other great US/A&M album, done in the late 60s. The sound here's a bit more modern than that one, and the group is graced by some excellent guests, like Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Airto, Raul De Souza, and ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Milton Nascimento —
Minas ... CD EMI (Brazil), 1975. Used ...
A mid 70s masterpiece from Milton Nascimento – a record that still has the soaringly ambitious touches of his other work from the time, but which also comes across with a slightly personal feel too! Nascimento's voice is near-perfect – even more spacious and heavenly than before – ... read moreCD
A wonderful little album – sweet jazzy MPB from Roberto Nascimento, a lost record that we're very happy got reissued! We'll be honest and say that we didn't know anything about this one in the past – but we really enjoy the record for its warm grooves and gently soulful vocals. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Famous songs by both of these Brazilian songwriters – packaged with a nice booklet of notes and photos! Features work by Paulo Tapajos, Linda & Dircinha Batista, Radames Gnatalli, Nara Leao, and Jacob Do Bandolim. LP, Vinyl record album
Like the other albums in this series, this one's a tight set of batucada and percussion tracks, played by one of Brazil's more popular bandleaders, in a tight format that sort of popularizes the music a bit. But also like the rest of these, this one's also got a few tasty orchestral tracks that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful collaboration – featuring these sublime readings of the music of Michel Legrand – arranged by the maestro himself, and featuring a mix of Brazilian jazz styles in the instrumentation! The vocal readings are wonderful – both artists sing, and really get to the heart of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set of warm and jazzy instrumental tunes, with plenty of traces of more traditional Brazilian music – performed by the group No Em Pingo D'Agua, joined on this occasion by pianist Cristovao Bastos. The feel is light and free, with plenty of interplay between piano, guitar, and flute – ... read moreCD
Features arrangements by Cristovao Bastos and Neco – and titles that include "Malandro 100", "Sonhos De Natal", "Bahia Morena", "Figuraca", "Boteco Do Arlindo", and "To Pianinho". LP, Vinyl record album