Includes recordings of a number of Pixinguinha tunes – and titles include "Cristo Nasceu Na Bahia", "A Cigana De Catumbi", "Que Perigo", "Flor Do Abacate", "Ja Te Digo", and "Honoria". LP, Vinyl record album
Features arrangements from Roberto Menescal, Perinho Albuquerque, and Ivan Paulo – and titles include "Sufoco", "Entre A Sola E O Salto", "Eu Sou A Marron", "Todos Cantam Sua Terra", "Lundu A Rapariga", "Alerta Geral", and "A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arrangements by Meireles, Ivan Paulo, Ze Menezes, and Fernando Martins – on titles that include "Ilha De Mare", "Pra Que Chorar", "Solo De Piston", "Nao Chore Nao", "Eu Vou Deixar", "Tambor De Criola", "Correntes De ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really sweet session that's very much in the mode of Almeida and Byrd's classic bossa-styled work! The set features the pair playing together in a jazzy acoustic guitar mode – working through a host of Brazilian numbers with backing provided only by the percussion of Milt Holland, plus ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Porteira", "Depois Da Primeira Vez", "Tanta Saudade", "Paga", "Dona De Mim", "Amor De Matar", "Danca Do Amor", and "Soube Que Voce Estava Em Maceio". LP, Vinyl record album
Antonio Carlos & Jocafi —
Mudei De Ideia ... LP RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
An amazing bit of Brazilian funk – and the best album ever by this exciting soulful duo! The record's their first, and it's got a crackling intensity that you don't always find on their other albums – a groove that mixes hard samba with bass-heavy funk, with a sound that makes them one ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wicked early work from Azymuth – one of the albums that the group recorded when they were really starting to take off on the global scene – burning strong with a soulful fusion vibe, lots of Brazilian rhythm currents, and always hitting all the right notes in their music! The sound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We never get enough of Jose Roberto Bertrami's vocoded vocal melodies! Sparkling Brazilian fusion, from the prolific Azymuth, with laid back grooves and light melodies, but not "lite" jazz. One of their more mellow outings, at most these tracks might approach mid-tempo, with a beautiful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bit later vintage than some of Milton's 60s bossa work, but one of his nicest albums from the 80s – and filled with great little jazzy tracks that are tighter than some of his other albums from the time! The group's a trio, and the tracks include many nice ones by some of the better MPB ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A freaky little solo album by Arnaldo Baptista of Os Mutantes – a set that's every bit as wild as you might guess from the cover! The album was recorded right after the first few classics by Os Mutantes – in 1974 – and Baptista wrote all of the songs, except for one, which lists ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
12 amazing tracks by this fantastic Brazilian artist! Unlike some of the other LPs in the Personalidade series, this one's got killer stuff all the way through – most of which is not available easily on CD. Jorge's work is always fantastic during this period – and the set's a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s Spanish pressing. Cover has an old price sticker on back.)
One of Jorge Ben's greatest albums – a groundbreaking blend of samba and soul that forever went onto transform the face of Brazilian music! The record works off the groove set down by Jorge's earlier hit "Mas Que Nada" (which appears on another LP), and takes the blend of bossa, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The start of an amazing legacy in Brazilian music – and a record that really lives up to its title! Jorge Ben completely reinvents the samba here – and comes up with his own new groove in the process – by blending sharp acoustic guitar lines with rootsy percussion – all at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked treasure from the great Jorge Ben – an album recorded between the fame of his "Taj Mahal" hit and Africa Brasil classic – and a set that's every bit as wonderful as those two records! There's a tight, choppy groove to most of the set – that mix of samba, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Might be the early 80s pressing – but still darn hard to find! Back cover has a light stamp, but cover and record are nice and clean overall.)
Searing samba soul from Jorge Ben – one of his best-remembered albums of the 70s, and for good reason too! The album's got a slightly fuller feel than some of Ben's other work of the time – never slick, but with backings balanced nicely against his own raspy vocals and acoustic guitar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maria Bethania —
Alteza ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1981. Near Mint- ...
Maria Bethania's warmed her sound up a fair bit here from earlier releases – and is hitting the same blend of jazz overtones and larger arrangements used during the same period by Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa – both of whom were maturing at a similar pace! There's still a fair bit of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original insert. Cover has a small bit of colored tape on the spine.)
Maria Bethania —
Maria ... LP RCA (Brazil), 1988. Near Mint- ...
Early work by Maria Bethania – recorded with a sound that's completely different than any of her later records – and pretty darn groovy, too! The backings here are by the combo of Luiz Carlos Vinhas – the pianist with Som Tres who was exploring a fair bit of rootsy and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little live set from Maria Bethania – one recorded with the lighter, looser sound she was using in the early 80s – and which stands as a nice contrast to her more dramatic concert performances of the 70s! The music director for the show is Gilberto Gil, and there's a bit of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maria Bethania —
Talisma ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- ...
A laid back, pretty record from Maria Bethania. A lot of the tracks were written by Caetano Veloso and he and Gilberto Gil make a guest appearance on the album. Tracks include "Vida Real", "Cansei De Ilusoes", "Pele", "Noite De Um Verao De Sonho", "Amo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the fold-out original insert with lyrics on one side and a poster of Bethania on the other. Cover has light wear.)
Groovy set of tracks that's an MPS follow-up to their legendary "bossa nova and folklore" album that was part of the original Jazz Meets the World series in the 60s. This set was recorded at the 1972 Festival Folklore e Bossa Nova Do Brasil, and it features various groupings of Brazilian ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – excellent cover and vinyl!)
Features Bocato on trombone – with Luiz Claudio Faria on trumpet, Fernando Bastos on alto, Rubens on tenor, Edu Fiori on bass, Sydnei Carvalho on guitar, and Claudio Baeta on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
Features Bocato on trombone – with Lino Simao on tenor, Perseu Mariano on percussion, and Polo Pam on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
Bossa Rio —
Alegria! ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
An incredibly groovy record – and one of two rare sides cut by Bossa Rio – a short-lived vocal group handled by Sergio Mendes! The sound here is kind of an extension of Sergio's work with Brasil 66 – but Bossa Rio have deeper chops vocally, with both male and female singers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible album of jazz tracks by one of Brazil's greatest reed players of the 70s – the mighty Victor Assis Brasil – a free-thinking spirit who really took Brazilian jazz in bold new directions at the time! The record shows Victor absorbing a lot of post-Coltrane influences, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic album from this legendary Brazilian saxophonist – and one that's way different than the usual instrumental reading of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim! The setting is less of a bossa-inspired one than a post-Coltrane mode – as Victor Assis Brasil blows alto sax, and a bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brasilia Modern Six —
Estreia ... LP RCA (Brazil), 1969. Very Good+ ...
Groovy vocal pop from Brazil – an unusual group with a mellow harmony sound – one gal and five guys, gently singing together over some light arrangements of American and Brazilian pop tunes! The style of the record is different than work by other Brazilian harmony combos of the 60s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing from 2002, with great vinyl and heavy cover! Long out of print.)
A light and dreamy set of Brazilian vocal tracks – recorded in 1967, and featuring the voice of singer Lenita Bruno, a strong 60s talent with a style that's somewhat like Sylvia Telles. Arrangements on the set are by Clare Fischer – who plays piano, organ, and electric harpsichord in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gently sophisticated work from Chico Buarque – a set of beautifully intimate tunes, recorded with a a care that's really great for the music! The backings are somewhat large, but quite spacious too – opened up in ways that allow for plenty of space for the vocals – sung by Chico ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original heavy inner sleeve with lyrics.)
A seminal set from Erasmo Carlos – a record that has him stepping past the simpler rock modes of his youth, and really embracing some of the great changes going on in Brazilian music at the start of the 70s! These changes aren't just the expected psych modes, but also some of the more lofty, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really compelling record from Erasmo Carlos – recorded in that crucial Brazilian music year of 1968! At some level, the record's got the crossover pop modes of Carlos from earlier in his career – but as you might guess from the cover, there's also some occasional deeper ideas going ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record filled with cover images that run from Richard Nixon to Elvis Presley, to Mick Jagger, Caetano Veloso, Chairman Mao, Jorge Ben, Jimi Hendrix, and Andy Warhol – and a set whose sound definitely seems to live up to such heady company from the 20th century! Erasmo Carlos is at his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Like Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66? Then you'll love The Carnival! The group was formed by three former members of Sergio's group, working in 1969 with stellar LA pop production from the mighty Bones Howe – all grooving in a style that's got all the best traces of the Brasil 66 sound! The ... (Vocalists, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredibly solid 70s work by Cartola – recorded in that lean, folksy style used in his best records at the time – and done in a way that keeps the samba groove at an incredibly warm and personal level! The vocals here are the main attraction – recorded with a homey sort of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A 70s gem from Cartola – one of the key recordings done in a crucial flurry of activity in the later years of his career! There's a simple brilliance here that's hard to deny – aging vocals mixed with spare backings on guitar, flute, and percussion – all in a samba style that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title gets it right – as the set's much more of a document of Cartola's talents than some of his other later albums – as the format features some spoken interview passages, mixed with examples of his music! Each track seems to have about a minute of Cartola speaking, in Portuguese, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beth Carvalho —
Ao Vivo ... LP RCA (Brazil), 1987. Near Mint- ...
A lively concert performance, recorded at the Montreux festival – with titles that include "Firme E Forte", "Da Melhor Qualidade", "Nas Ritmas Do Amor", "Samba Do Aviao", "O Encanto Do Gantois", "Pe De Vento", and "Alo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nothing fancy – but a wonderful album of straight samba tracks recorded in a very classic style! The arrangements are tight and driving, and Beth's voice is recorded with a rawness that reminds us of the best female samba sessions of the 70s. Titles include "Coisa De Pele", "N ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic 70s samba from one of Brazil's lovliest sambistas! Titles include "Sempre So", "O Mundo E Um Moinho", "As Mocas", "Vingaca", "Deus Nao Castiga Ninguem", "Saco De Feijao", and "Carro De Boi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a sticker and some pen.)
Features guest appearances by Caetano Veloso, Lulu Santos, and Marcio Montarroyos – and titles include "Dos Prazeres Das Cancoes", "Blues Da Passagem", "Sonho Proteina", "Sem Drama", "Nuvoleta", "Meu Bolero", "Elegia", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Back cover has a small sticker.)
Not much of a "brand name" artist, but a pretty sweet set of 60s samba material – lots of percussion and voices, and a bit more edge than you might expect! LP, Vinyl record album
Gal Costa —
Bem Bom ... LP RCA (Brazil), 1985. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Completely charming work from Gal Costa – lush backgrounds, jazzy keyboards, and lots of other elements you might not have expected in her music a dozen years before – but all handled by Gal with the kind of care and class that have made her one of the greatest Brazilian singers of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heady heady work from the legendary Gal Costa – caught here right at her early best, smack dab in the middle of the Tropicalia years! The album's one of Gal's legendary collaborations with arranger Rogerio Duprat – and it's very much in the spirit of her other incredible session from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of Gal Costa's work from the 70s, plus a few added tracks from the early 80s. Most of this material was recorded in the post-Tropicalia years, but it's still strong stuff – showing Gal as one of Brazil's best vocalists of the time. Titles include "O Bater De Tambor", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A warmly jazzy album from Gal Costa – much more so than you'd expect from her slightly creepy white face on the cover! There's a fair bit of keyboards in the instrumentation – usually stepping around with a relatively mellow feel, which lets Gal concentrate on ballads and gently ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from the later years of Moreira Da Silva – an album that really shows Da Silva hitting a mature sort of stride! The timing was perfect for this set – as improved studio techniques in Brazil really brought a lot out of the rootsier samba modes that Da Silva had been ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features orchestrations from Rildo Hora and Paulo Moura – on titles that include "Muita Luz", "Traco De Uniao", "Odile Odila", "Carnaval De Ilusoes", "E Mana", "Poligamo Fiel", and "Recriando A Criacao". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original textured sleeve, with heavy inner sleeve.)
Features orchestrations by Paulo Moura and Rildo Hora – and titles include "Ex Amor", "Meu Pais", "Velha Chica", "Depois Nao Sei", "Me Faz Um Dengo", "Graca Divina", "Calango Da Lua", and "So Em Maceio". LP, Vinyl record album
Fafa De Belem —
Crenca ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- ...
Features arrangements from Wagner Tiso, Chiquito Braga, and Cristovao Bastos – on titles that include "Sexto Sentido", "Baque Do Coracao", "Crenca", "Itaca", "Para Um Amor No Recife", "O Dono Do Lugar", and "Me Disseram". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some light wear on the spine.)
Helio Delmiro —
Chama ... LP Som Da Gente, 1984. Near Mint- ...
Features Helio Delmiro on guitar – with keyboards from Fernando Martins and Marinho Boffa, and bass from Nico Assumpcao! LP, Vinyl record album
Sweet keyboard soul from Deodato – a set that steps off nicely from the strengths of his big hits on CTI, hitting a similarly flowing groove that's really great! The instrumentation here is a bit more expanded than before, but never in a way that buries the keyboards – and Deodato's ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet electric 70s session from the mighty Joao Donato – very different than his earlier bossa work of the 60s – and with the same funky appeal as the best work on his classic Quem E Quem album! This set's got a tighter feel overall – very much in a samba soul style, with lots ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A gem of a record – one we wouldn't part with for anything! Joao Donato's best known as one of the founding fathers of bossa nova – better known for his 60s work over the years, than he was for 70s electric work like this. Fortunately, international groove hounds picked up on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features music by both of these Brazilian songwriters, performed by themselves and other artists. Inlcudes Duran's songs "Pela Rua" by Marisa Gata Mansa, "Castigo" by Roberto Luna, "Estrada Do Sol" by Gal Costa, and "A Noited Do Meu Bem" and "Fim De ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent early work from Raimundo Fagner, with an edge that you don't ever get in his later recordings! The album's a mix of post-Tropicalia MPB styles – with some of Caetano's intimate songwriting, and a fair bit of rock influences sneaking into the mix, but often supressed in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Forro In The Dark sound better here than ever before – working with producer Kassin, on a set of tracks recorded both in Brooklyn and in Rio – with a vibe that's maybe more faithful to their Brazilian inspiration than any of their previous records! The core trio handle a fantastic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cutout hole and gloss peeling on back.)
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd —
Jazz Samba ... LP Verve, 1962. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
One of those records that no home should be without – not only a pivotal album in the growth of bossa nova in the 60s – but a set that also really helped set the career of tenorist Stan Getz on fire! The real credit here might almost go to guitarist Charlie Byrd – as Byrd was a ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam, some sticker spots, and a stain on the bottom inch.)
Gilberto Gil gets off to a nicely soulful start here – by bringing in a guest appearance from Ed Motta on the album's title track – then keeping things in a nice mix of samba and soul throughout the entire album! There's a few slight touches of 80s production, but overall there's a lot ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Brazilian pressing – with heavy inner sleeve!)
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kind of a dream combination in one little album – especially if you dig breezy bossa from the 60s! Back in 1966, Verve Records got the great idea of teaming up its (then) biggest Brazilian imports – vocalist Astrud Gilberto and organist Walter Wanderley – both of whom were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 into the Brazilian Odeon catalog of tunes to cash in on the American popularity of bossa nova. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Joao Gilberto/Caetano Veloso/Gilberto Gil/Maria B —
Brasil ... LP Warner, 1981. Very Good+ ...
The best of Brazil, old and new – as Joao Gilberto meets up with a younger generation of Brazilian vocalists – Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Maria Bethania – all for a wonderful session of stripped-down bossa! The work is very much in Joao's best style of the early 70s – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
A really unique moment for Brazilian genius Egberto Gismonti – as the album marks a strong move away from some of the fuller orchestrations of his previous sets! The album features Gismonti on acoustic 8 string guitar – mixed with piano, wood flutes, and voice – plus some sublime ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
One of the coolest albums ever from Francoise Hardy – a set that has her working with Brazilian arranger Tuca, who brings a very different vibe to her music – a mode that wraps together acoustic guitar, post-bossa arrangements, and some dark-tinged vocals from Francoise – all in a ... (French, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work by this underdiscovered Brazilian talent! Hyldon was part of the 70s Brazilian soul and funk generation that included Tim Maia, Cassiano, and Toni Tornado – but he'd also absorbed a lot of the singer/songwriter influences of Caetano Veloso, who's laidback mid 70s style will ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the more obscure albums in WEA Brazil's series of recordings from the 1978 Montreux Jazz Festival – which included their more famous album by Hermeto Pascoal! This set features the enigmatic Ivinho really stretching out in the setting – with one track that runs the length of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful session of tracks written by Milton Nascimento – and delivered in a soaring jazzy mode by the team of Jaime and Nair! The duo recorded a few excellent albums on their own during the 70s for the CID label – but this set is part of a "talento Brasileiro" series they ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty great sounds from the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim – an album cut a bit later than his bossa years, but with a darkly sophisticated sound that's pretty darn compelling! The album features larger orchestrations by Claus Ogerman, and in a way, it's similar to the Jobim album on Decca ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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