(Cover has seam splitting and a drillhole through the center.)
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
Antonio Carlos Jobim —
Urubu ... LP Warner, 1976. Very Good ...
Brilliant 70s material by Antonio Carlos Jobim – one of his key sets from the middle part of the decade that had the composer really deepening his approach to both singing and songwriting – moving past some of the more instrumental modes that he was using at the start of the decade! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Titles include "Don't Go", "E Carnival", "My Space", "I Do I Love You", "Together", "Walking In The Rain", "Forock", and "Made In New York". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
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
This one's from the late 80s, and although some of the production work doesn't hold up entirely, Milton's voice is more beautiful than ever, and there's some amazing songwriting on here that holds up fantastically no matter how it's treated. Titles include "River Phoenix (Letter To A Young ... 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
(Cover has a split spine & splitting on the seams.)