Pretty compelling stuff – almost a new wave album of sorts, recorded with lots of tight guitar work by producer Liminha, and plenty of catchy tunes that sparkle like some lost gems from early 80s radio. Titles include "Vamos Fugir", "Feliz Por Um Triz", "Extra ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has creasing on the bottom left corner.)
Cesar Machado —
Litoral ... LP Estudio Eldorado (Brazil), Mid 80s. Near Mint- ...
Most of this session's a bit sleepy – as percussionist Machado's allowed a bit too much electric instrumentation and smooth production to get into the mix – but those elements are also the ones that make the better tracks groove fairly well, with a smooth R&B fusion sound that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the funkiest albums Sergio Mendes ever recorded – a monster of a record that's filled with enough dancefloor groovers to have had a big impact on the soul market in the US! There's still elements of the older Mendes modes – especially in the way the vocals float nicely through ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dreamy loveliness from Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66! The album's one of their true 60s classics for A&M – a sublime blend of female vocals, Brazilian rhythms, and jazzy instrumentation – groovily dancing with a light and breezy sound that influenced a generation, and which still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Flora Purim & Airto —
Sun Is Out ... LP Crossover, 1989. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
A set from 1989 that somehow manages to return to the style that Flora used a bit more often on 70s California albums – still electric and fusion-based, but freer and more open – in the manner that we first came to love in her work! Titles include "The Sun Is Out", "The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rizo was one of many American Latin pianists who tried to cash in on the bossa craze in the early 60s – but like so many others, his style is much more steeped in Latin playing, with a much heavier sound than some of the Brazilian keyboardists who were the true geniuses of bossa. Still not ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An album with a love-styled title, but one that's a lot darker than you might expect – put together with some of the moodier undercurrents you might find in the work of Maria Bethania, although with Simone's own sense of musical balance overall. The album's got a somber, serious approach at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)