A soaring set of grooves from one of the world's greatest percussionists – a standout set as a leader from Airto, and a key set in his wonderful run of work from the 70s! The album's still got the loose, free feel of Airto's earliest work, and isn't nearly as crossover-oriented as some of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great collaboration between Oscar Brown Jr. and the breezy Brazilian singer Luiz Henrique! Henrique was one of Brown's "discoveries", as was Sivuca, who also plays and arranges on the LP – gracing it with his classic bossa/jazzy kind of groove. The whole thing's an excellent mix ... (Vocalists, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic bit of jazzy fusion from Chick Corea and the legendary Return To Forever group that included Flora Purim and Airto! The sound of the album influenced a generation, and although the album was overlooked by groovers for years, partly due to its success, it still sounds surprisingly fresh ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great keyboard funk from Deodato – one of his excellent mid 70s sessions for MCA, all of which are sometimes eclipsed by his CTI work, but still equally groovy! As with most of the other MCA records, the songs here are shorter than before – but in a way that allows for even more punch ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Gilberto Gil —
Extra ... LP Warner (Brazil), 1983. Very Good Gatefold ...
Not Gil's greatest – but still with some nice enough funky moments, a bit more polished than earlier work, but still sounding pretty strongly soulful. Songs include "E La Poeira", "Extra", "A Linha E O Linho", "Punk Da Periferia", "Funk-Se Quem ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A cool Brazilian group with Celia Vaz on vocals, plus keyboards, bass, guitar, and harmonica! LP, Vinyl record album
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 —
Ye-Me-Le ... LP 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' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's the mid 80s, and although Milton's songwriting is better than ever, and his voice is still great – he has, unforutunately, developed a penchant for arrangements that are beginning to sound a bit cheesy. Not that this album is bad, but it's just that it dates a lot more than some of his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US Polydor pressing. Cover has a bit of pen on front.)
One of Flora Purim's 70s classics – an album recorded with that soaring breezy vocal style that she virtually invented – heard here before it got too old, and too copied by other singers! The set's a live one, filled with lots of energy – and recorded before a very enthusiastic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work from Flora Purim – one of the wonderful west coast bits of Braziliana recorded in the Fantasy Records studios during the mid 70s! The record's a perfect example of the greatness that arose when Brazil's best talents had the chance to work with some of America's best jazz and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album