America's greatest contribution to the bossa nova in the 60s – served up here in a nicely priced 5CD set! The package features all the key albums recorded by Stan Getz in 1962 and 1963 – some of the most important bossa jazz recordings in the US at the time, and all records that have ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
A beautiful dreamy album that's quite different from the classic Getz/Gilberto collaboration – but which also shares much of that set's lyrical beauty! This album was recorded live, in 1964, when Stan Getz was playing with his quartet that included Gary Burton on vibes – an incredible ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
The album's got a rootsy looking cover, but it's quite polished overall – one of Gilberto Gil's mid 80s sets done with producer Liminha, who brings a fair bit of American influence to some of the tunes! The sound's got some of the soul touches of previous records, but a bit more of a ... read moreCD
One of the freshest albums we've heard in years from Gilberto Gil – a set that seems to shake off some of the misdirections of recent records, and really get back the sharper style of his roots – while still also heading off into a new mode as well! There's a definite forro ... read moreCD
A huge amount of undiscovered material from one of the most important points in the career of Brazilian music legend Gilberto Gil! The tracks here were all recorded live, during important concerts that Gil performed in his native land after returning from time in London – where both he and ... read moreCD
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 ... read moreCD
A brilliant early moment for the young Gilberto Gil – a set recorded right before his jump into the Tropicalia movement, but with a sound that's already pretty darn unique! The style here has Gilberto singing upfront and playing acoustic guitar – in a mode that's certainly rooted in ... read moreCD
Gilberto Gil —
Quanta ... CD Warner (Brazil), 1997. Used ...
An ambitious double-length set from Gilberto Gil – and a record that's almost a return to some of the sounds of his roots! Production is by Liminha, and there's still plenty of electric instrumentation on the set – but the overall sound is also more laidback and open, with lots of nice ... read moreCD
A nice album from the late 70's that manages to capture a lot of the warmth and imagination of Gil's earlier work. The production's a little smooth in parts, but Gil's beautiful voice and guitar playing are still right out front, especially in some of the more stripped-down tracks. Titles include ... read moreCD
A groovy set of duets between two of Brazil's greatest singers – done in a mostly stripped-down setting that leaves a strong focus on the amazing vocals of the duo! Most tracks are done in a style that begins with either singer taking the lead on the first verse or two before handing things ... read moreCD
Gilberto Gil, Nando Reis, & Gal Costa —
Trinca De Ases ... CD Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2018. New Copy 2CD ...
Three Brazilian musical giants – all coming together in a live setting – and presented in a way that reminds us of some of the great collaborative MPB projects of the 70s! All three artists participate vocally – taking verses alone and together, and frequently trading lines or ... read moreCD
A quintet of wonderful records from the legendary Astrud Gilberto! First up is the Astrud Gilberto Album – pne of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums of the 60s – a classic session produced for Verve by Creed Taylor, and featuring sweet gentle arrangements from Marty Paich, co-arranged ... read moreCD
A lost treasure – and one of the rarest albums in Astrud Gilberto's career! The set's a special Japanese-only session – recorded in 1969, and featuring all new Japanese lyrics to a number of Astrud's biggest hits – plus some wonderful new tracks done especially for the session! ... read moreCD
One of the hardest to find Astrud Gilberto records on Verve – and one of the best! Deodato, Don Sebesky, and Pat Williams did the arrangements – and the sound here is a bit different than some of the straighter Gilberto sets of the time – still very bossa-inspired, but also in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of two albums that Joao Gilberto did for Warner Brothers in the late 70s/early 80s. Amoroso is some pretty sweet stuff from Joao Gilberto – featuring a core jazz combo playing along with a larger set of arrangements, in a manner that's similar to some of Jobim's work from the ... read moreCD
The original US pressing of an album that was later issued by Capitol under a different name. Given that Capitol had recently linked up with the ever-growing EMI corporation in the early 60s, it was able to take advantage of the global catalog of the music giant, and managed to dip pretty heavily ... (Funky 45's, Brazil)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear, aging, and a small split on the top seam.)
No doubt about it – these guys are groovy! Groovy like Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – with a sweet male/female harmony vocal style, applied here to a mixture of bossa nova tunes and 60s pop numbers, recorded in Mexico by this Swedish combo, with a sound that would make A&M weep! ... (Vocalists, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Strange and wonderful work from one of our favorite Brazilian artists – and a set that's put together with all the best complications of Egberto Gismonti's early years! The record is one of Gismonti's last true works of genius – and it hearkens back to the sound and style used on some ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Also packaged in a cool die-cut cover, with the cool round insert!)
A collection of tracks recorded by Gonzaga in the 50s, featuring the roots of his famous forro style – lots of great vocals, and plenty of firey accordion work. Supposedly, most of these tracks are feast songs from religious festivals – and titles include "Sao Joao Antigo", ... read moreCD
Lots of warm and jazzy keyboards on this one – handled in a way that mostly doesn't suppress the charm and sincerity of Luiz vocals, although we will admit that a few tracks get a bit out of hand. Most of the record, though, has Luiz working in a subtler style – a bit jazzier, a bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Grupo Medusa were one of the best fusion combos on the great Som Da Gente label – and their early albums defined the direction that Brazilian jazz was taking in the 80s. The band features some great keyboard work on Fender Rhodes and clavinet by Amilson Godoy, plus some great guitar playing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's been many years since we heard from Grupo Um – that especially inventive Brazilian combo who gave us some really great records at the start of the 80s! Yet the passage of years hasn't dimmed them at all – and this recent performance almost feels as if it could have been recorded ... read moreCD
One of the most exciting albums we've ever heard from Guinga – the Brazilian singer and guitarist whose been making great records for many years, but who really seems to open up something new with this one! The album features Guinga next to a string quartet – his own voice and guitar ... read moreCD
A rare single from this legendary Bay Area Brazilian group – one that was only issued on a small pressing by a local music store! Side one features "Hal's Hobbits" – the story of how some Hobbits formed Hal's Music Center – a pretty goofy spoken bit. But side two ... (Funky 45's, Brazil)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
All original tunes by this overlooked samba singer – with titles that include "Sons Dos Carrilhoes", "Sou Eu", "Carmelito", "Sarava Umbanda", "Nao Faca Hora", "Ja E Madrugada", "Meu Crime", and "Esta Chegando A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent set that focuses on the work of two of Brazil's more under-acknowledged composers: Francis Hime and Marcos Valle. The album features a side of work apiece devoted to each of the singers, plus a great color booklet with writings on each of them, and some great color photos, especially ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful work from Brazilian mandolin player Hamilton De Holanda – working here on a 10-stringed version of his instrument, in a sound that's warmly emotive and filled with imagination! The overall groove is quite gentle – but Hamilton's strings leap out with soaring energy on the ... read moreCD
Hamilton De Holanda —
Intimo ... CD 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 ... read moreCD
A lovely blend of fusion and Brazilian roots – and one of Toninho Horta's standout sets from his US years at Verve! The album's got a warm, organic feel that's quite different from other American fusion of the time – still filled with some of the influences that drove that music in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Toninho Horta & Nicola Stilo —
Duets ... CD Adventure Music, 2005. New Copy ...
The guitar of Toninho Horta is always a treat, but on this album it's made even better by some lyrically light flute work from Nicola Stilo! The set's got a dreamy quality that really gets at the gentler sound of Horta's work on guitar – and a few tunes even feature his vocals, singing in a ... read moreCD
A sensitive tribute to the music of Aldir Blanc – the sublime Brazilian songwriter whose 70s collaborations with Joao Bosco helped elevate the music to a whole new level – and whose words really take on new sort of beauty here, thanks to very unusual handling by Maria Joao! Joao's ... read moreCD
An incredibly pure moment of genius from Jobim! Features one of the best versions of "Aqua De Marco" ever, done up in these haunting blue chords, backed by great baroque orchestrations, which descend and trail off, then come sweeping back in. The whole album's just as great, with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & some staining along the bottom seam.)
The music of Antonio Carlos Jobim opened up huge new territory for male singers in Brazil during the 60s – a way of being personal and emotive, but without any of the overdone modes of the generation before – nor some of the false bravado that was usually mixed in with the presentation ... read moreCD
A sweet little live set that brings together the talents of two great bossa duos of the 70s – the team of Antonio Carlos Jobim and female singer Miucha – and poet Vinicius De Moraes and guitarist Toquinho! The set is filled with very lively material that has a classic bossa feel, and ... read moreCD
The rare second album by the Jongo Trio – a fantastic bossa group who mixed together vocals and keyboards with stunning magic! The trio's approach is similar to that of the more famous Tamba Trio – in that the three members groove on keyboards, bass, and percussion – while also ... read moreCD
Great 80s grooves from this cool Brazilian duo – the guitar and vocals of Robson Jorge and a sweet range of keyboards from Lincoln Olivetti – tied together in a style that's got plenty of great electro soul touches! At some level, the album recalls some of the 80s grooves coming from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warmly jazzy magic from Joyce – a set that's based around the songs of Dorival Caymmi – which she recorded at the insistence of Nana Caymmi – yet an album that's all completely Joyce's own as well! The setting here is perfect – Joyce on vocals and guitar, with Tutty Moreno ... read moreCD
The lovely Joyce – sounding lovelier here than we've heard in years – on a special Japanese album that really takes the singer back to her best classic territory! Backing is by a small group, and nicely jazzy – with piano from Helio Alves, and drums from Tutty Moreno – ... read moreCD
Joyce, Sivuca, Tutty Moreno, Celia Vaz, & Others —
Brasil ... CD Soul Jazz (UK), 1994. New Copy Gatefold ...
A really groundbreaking album of Brazilian sounds – a set recorded in the mid 90s by a London label – but one with a vibe that stretches back to the most important classics of the Brazilian scene in the 60s and 70s! In a way, the whole record's a bit out of time – nothing at all ... read moreCD
Joyce, Sivuca, Tutty Moreno, Celia Vaz, & Others —
Brasil ... LP Soul Jazz (UK), 1994. New Copy Gatefold ...
A really groundbreaking album of Brazilian sounds – a set recorded in the mid 90s by a London label – but one with a vibe that stretches back to the most important classics of the Brazilian scene in the 60s and 70s! In a way, the whole record's a bit out of time – nothing at all ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Relax ... CD Luaka Bop, 2018. New Copy ...
We admire the hell out of Kassin, but it's hard to imagine that we'd relax when faced with a new record of his – as we always pay fervent attention to everything he ever does! And this time around, that attention is rewarded even more than usual – as the musician and studio genius ... read moreCD
We admire the hell out of Kassin, but it's hard to imagine that we'd relax when faced with a new record of his – as we always pay fervent attention to everything he ever does! And this time around, that attention is rewarded even more than usual – as the musician and studio genius ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The long-awaited 3rd album in the trilogy of modern Brazilian grooves from the trio that's recorded under the names of Moreno Veloso and Domencio – and the first one to be issued under the name of Kassin! Following the format of the other variations in the series, Kassin takes the lead here ... read moreCD
Classic instrumental choros from 40s Brazil – originally issued as 78rpm singles, but gathered here with better fidelity for a 1966 RCA album. The work is a key glimpse of the choro style at its best – and features flute work by Benedicto Lacerda, plus great saxophone from the ... read moreCD
Lovely stuff! This record's a stunning batch of light tracks – most with a jazzy samba or late bossa sound – and the kind of sparkling production that Nara used a lot more later in the decade. Antonio Adolfo plays piano (and very nicely, we might add!) – and the rest of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Paulo Moura and Mauricio Carrilho did the bulk of the arranging on this record, which has a combination of fuller electric productions on some songs and spare string oriented arrangements on others. Songs include "Meu Cantar", "14 Anos", "De Mal Pra Pior", "Ha ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
Nara Leao —
Millennium ... CD Mercury (Brazil), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ...
20 classic tracks – including "A Banda", "O Barquinho", "Odara", "Desafinado", "Meu Ego", "Proposta", "Telefone", "Alem Do Horizonte", and "Diz Que Fui Por Ai". CD
Incredible early bossa material from one of Brazil's greatest singers! The record is lively, yet sophisticated – with strong arrangements by Gaya and Moacir Santos, and a vocal approach by Nana that really moves past the sweeter sound of other bossa singers – into a mode that's rich ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Note: record has a heat spot that mostly makes noise on one track, although track still plays fine – and rest is nice and clean. Missing back cover artwork, and front has light wear.)
A wild solo project from Rita Lee – done after the breakup of Os Mutantes, and offered up almost as some sort of commentary on mainstream rock in the 70s! There's a much more straightforward approach to the music here – a sometimes-glammy sound that's echoed by the band's space-style ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tripped-out batch of hard jamming tracks from ex-Mutante Rita Lee – recorded with assistance from all the members of the group at the time, but in a mode that's quite different overall! Lee is clearly the star of the show here – singing all lyrics with a much fiercer vocal approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
As with their 80s efforts, this 1990 album has the team of Rita and Roberto going heavily for styles that were being used in some of the bigger pop markets around the world – this time a blend of full production, and some major label hard rock styles. Titles include "E A Vida", ... read moreCD
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
(US pressing, including the insert.)
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
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
(Out of print.)
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
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
Andrew Finn Magill definitely makes his violin sing on the set – but he also does so in a way that borrows plenty from Brazilian music – as you might guess from the "canta" in the title! The album features a group that includes Dudu Oliveira on flute, Mike Marshall on ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
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
Tim Maia —
Disco Club ... LP Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
70s soul from Brazil – and a tremendously strong effort from the legendary Tim Maia! This record was Tim's first after an initial run on Polydor – and it shows Maia tightening up his groove even more, but still avoiding the slicker sounds of later years. There's a really focused sound ... read moreCD
Insanely great sounds from the legendary Tim Maia – easily the most soulful singer in 70s Brazil, and an artist with a heck of a strong ear for funk, too! The music here is an incredible hybrid of American soul and Brazilian elements – especially since some lyrics are in English – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album