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Gal CostaMy Name Is Gal – The Best Of Gal Costa ... CD
Verve, Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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Astrud GilbertoAstrud Gilberto Album ... LP
Verve (Germany), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One 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 with Antonio Carlos Jobim, who also plays guitar on the session next to the piano of Joao Donato! That's a mouthful of heavy-hitters, we know – but the result is a totally great session that has Astrud's light and gentle vocals drifting over some of the most magical bossa backings you'll ever hear. The whole thing's great, stuffed with bossa classics done in English – and titles include "Once I Loved", "Aqua De Beber", "O Morro", "Dindi", "Dreamer", and "Photograph". LP, Vinyl record album

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Astrud GilbertoWindy ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
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 style that mixes in some great Sunshine Pop and 60s easy influences too – particularly on the tracks arranged by Williams! Tracks are all quite short, but get a heck of a lot of magic into a tiny space – and the album features some really wonderful songs that break Gilberto's pattern a bit – including versions of the Marcos Valle tracks "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" and "Chup Chup, I Got Away" – plus takes on "Windy", "Sing Me A Rainbow", "Never My Love", and "Where Are They Now?" CD

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Astrud Gilberto & Walter WanderleyCertain Smile, Certain Sadness ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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 selling plenty at the time! Astrud's lovely vocals are matched beautifully with the lean, rhythmic bossa grooves of Wanderley's trio – and the result is a record that's near-perfect in execution. Most of the tracks are quite short, as is the record itself – but it's a perfectly concentrated dose of the Verve bossa sound at its best, with tracks that include "Portuguese Washerwoman", "Tu Meu Delirio", "A Certain Smile", "Call Me", "Here's That Rainy Day", "A Certain Sadness", "It's A Lovely Day Today", and a vocal version of Wanderley's big hit "Summer Samba", redone here as "So Nice"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a name in pen.)

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Joao GilbertoJoao Gilberto In Tokyo ... CD
Verve, 2004. Used ... $6.99
A beautiful recent live recording from bossa legend Joao Gilberto – the kind that shows that he's still very much in fine fine form! The set was recorded in Tokyo, and features Joao on voice and guitar – with no other instrumentation at all – replicating the feel of some of his sparest classic work, with a style and approach that seems even better with age. There's a waning sadness to the whole set that's really compelling – the weight of years that somehow makes classic tunes sound even more meaningful than before! 15 tracks in all – with titles that include "Aos Pes Da Cruz", "Bolinha De Papel", "Louco", "Pra Que Discutir Com Madame", "Doralice", "Este Seu Olhar", and "Preconceito". CD

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✨✧ Luiz HenriqueBarra Limpa ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Incredible work from Luiz Henrique – one of our favorite singers of the 60s bossa era, heard here with some completely sublime arrangements! Luiz has a bit more jazz in his voice than some of his contemporaries – a great ability to sing both regular lyrics and wordless scatting – the latter of which is often heard to great effect fleshing out the tunes on this sweet mid 60s set for Verve! The style of the record is a bit simpler than some of the other Verve bossa sides from the time – with backings that are heavy on accordion from Sivuca, who himself sings a bit on the set, with that harmonica-like tone of his – plus guitar from Luiz, and a bit of bass and drums – all hanging beautifully in air with a wonderfully breezy sound throughout! Henrique sings some lyrics in English, and some in Portuguese – and titles include "Listen To Me", "Reza", "Mas Que Nada", "Or Moro", "If You Want To Be a Lover", and "Trip to Brazil". LP, Vinyl record album

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Antonio Carlos JobimCompact Jazz ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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JoyceMusic Inside ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the few Joyce albums ever issued in the US – a breezy outing from the end of the 80s, recorded with a bit more jazz than usual, and a number of English-language lyrics that were clearly intended to help break her into a wider market! Joyce is still very much in a comfortable setting on the record – dominating with her work on acoustic guitar and vocals – but she's also getting a bit more instrumental help than usual from a range of guests that include Kenny Werner, Ray Drummond, Ralp Moore, and Marvin Smitty Smith. The English alone is worth the price of the record – as we're usually relying on just our love of her voice to appreciate Joyce's usual Portuguese lyrics – and titles include "Bird Of Brazil", "Bird Of Japan", "Stonewashed", "Belafonte", "Essential", "Mysteries", and a nice cover of The Beatles' "Help". CD

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VariousBossa Nova Brasil ... CD
Verve, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $3.99
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Walter WanderleyCheganca ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Bossa nova meets organ jazz – a real classic from the great Walter Wanderley, recorded right on the heels of his famous Rain Forest album for Verve! This set's in a very similar format to that one – core trio grooving with organ, bass, and drums – sometimes augmented with added percussion to expand out the bossa and samba rhythms of the tunes, but always done in that lean, clean style that made Wanderley a key figure in transforming the sound of the Hammond back in the 60s – not just in Brazil, but in US jazz circles as well! Tracks are all short, tight, and very groovy – and titles include "Voce E Eu", "Aqua De Beber", "Man & A Woman", "Amanha", and "Da Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Astrud GilbertoAstrud Gilberto Plus James Last Orchestra ... CD
Verve/Jazzclub (Germany), 1986. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A rare 80s set from Astrud Gilberto – cut at a time when she was hardly doing any new recording at all! As you'll guess from the title, the album has Gilberto teaming up with German groovemaker James Last – who handles all the orchestrations for the record, and shows a surprising sensitivity towards Astrud's bossa styles in his music. Last can sometimes be a bit over the top, but he's quite subtle here – leaving lots of room for Gilberto's sweetly sensitive vocals, and the music of her core combo, which features Romero Lubambo on guitar and Dudu Da Fonseca on percussion. Paulo Jobim guests on vocals and guitar on a few tracks – and titles include "Aqua De Beber", "Champagne & Caviar", "Samba Do Soho", and "Saci". CD

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✨✧ Astrud Gilberto & Walter WanderleyCertain Smile, Certain Sadness (UK pressing) ... CD
Verve/Rev-Ola (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 selling plenty at the time! Astrud's lovely vocals are matched beautifully with the lean, rhythmic bossa grooves of Wanderley's trio – and the result is a record that's near-perfect in execution. Most of the tracks are quite short, as is the record itself – but it's a perfectly concentrated dose of the Verve bossa sound at its best, with tracks that include "Portuguese Washerwoman", "Tu Meu Delirio", "A Certain Smile", "Call Me", "Here's That Rainy Day", "A Certain Sadness", "It's A Lovely Day Today", and a vocal version of Wanderley's big hit "Summer Samba", redone here as "So Nice"! Plus, this groovy reissue also includes two previously unissued cuts – "Who Needs Forever" and "The Sadness of After"! CD
Also available Certain Smile, Certain Sadness ... LP 11.99

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimAntonio Carlos Jobim & Friends – Live In Sao Paulo 1993 ... CD
Verve, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimJobim (aka Maita Pere) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible moment of genius from Jobim! The record features one of the best versions of "Aqua De Marco" ever recorded – 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 amazing orchestrations and arrangements by Claus Ogerman, and a very deep concept behind Jobim's normally simple compositons. With the tracks "Nuvens Douradas", "Tempo Do Mar", "Ana Luiza", and "Cronica Da Casa Assassinada" – and a haunting English language version of "Aqua De Marco". This English version was left off the Brazilian release of the album, which was entitled Matita Pere. CD

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimMan From Ipanema (3CD set with book) ... CD
Verve, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful package – as beautiful as the music of Jobim, and one of the true fitting tributes to his genius! The set is a retrospective of the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim – and it features tracks that stretch back to his early recordings for Verve, CTI, and Philips (from both the US and Brazil), work he did with other artists (including Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, and Elis Regina), and even recent work recorded slightly before his death. The booklet is every bit as beautiful as the music – an origami-like affair, with paper and plastic folding out to reveal some great notes and biographical information on Jobim, offering one of the coolest packages you've ever seen to hold the set's 3 CDs! Titles include "Wave", "Waters Of March", "Agua De Beber", "Bonita", "Photograph", "Dreamer", and so much more – and there's a total of 55 songs packaged with the 60 page booklet! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ JoyceMusic Inside ... CD
Verve, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few Joyce albums ever issued in the US – a breezy outing from the end of the 80s, recorded with a bit more jazz than usual, and a number of English-language lyrics that were clearly intended to help break her into a wider market! Joyce is still very much in a comfortable setting on the record – dominating with her work on acoustic guitar and vocals – but she's also getting a bit more instrumental help than usual from a range of guests that include Kenny Werner, Ray Drummond, Ralp Moore, and Marvin Smitty Smith. The English alone is worth the price of the record – as we're usually relying on just our love of her voice to appreciate Joyce's usual Portuguese lyrics – and titles include "Bird Of Brazil", "Bird Of Japan", "Stonewashed", "Belafonte", "Essential", "Mysteries", and a nice cover of The Beatles' "Help". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Music Inside ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Sergio MendesOceano ... CD
Verve, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great return to form for Sergio Mendes – a set that's possibly his most Brazilian-styled album in more than a decade – and one that's done in that great blend of Brazil and soul that Mendes was doing so well back in the early 70s! There's plenty of Portuguese lyrics here – no attempt to cross over to a mainstream audience – and guests on the record include Simone, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Hermeto Pascoal – all of whom contribute key elements to really emphasize the roots in Sergio's sound. And while there's still elements from R&B in the mix, they're often used sparingly – in just the right way to warm up the tunes – and by this point in time, almost illustrate the way that Sergio's crossover efforts of decades back ended up influencing MPB in Brazil. Titles include "Anos Dourados", "Madalena", "Puzzle Of Hearts", "Capivara", "Anjo De Mim", "Rio De Janeiro", "Trilhos Urbanos", "Holografia Olodum", and "Un Oceano Di Silenzi". CD
(Out of print, CRC music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Walter WanderleyHammond Bossa From Brazil – Jazz Club ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1966/1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful collection of work by bossa organ maestro Walter Wanderley – a great assortment of mid 60s tunes recorded for Verve, in a package that goes way past the obvious hits! Wanderley's got an approach to the organ that's unlike anyone else – a lean, clean line that was first forged on bossa and samba recordings in Brazil – then brought to the US in the 60s by Verve, with even groovier results overall! The 18 tunes here are all from the years 1966 and 1967 – a time when Walter was recording a flurry of sessions with Verve – on both organ and electric piano, and with a range of American jazz artists and Brazilian percussionists. Marcos Valle plays guitar on a handful of tracks, and even sings a bit too – and some numbers feature vocals, either by the lovely Astrud Gilberto, or the equally great Luiz Henrique – a singer who's not nearly as well known in the reissue market. The track selection is wonderful – and titles include "Cried Cried", "Take A Chance With Me", "A Different Beat", "Mar Amar", "Beloved Melancholy", "Errinho A Toa", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Voce E Eu", "In My Automobile", "On The South Side Of Chicago", "O Menino Desce O Morro", "Sensuous", "It's A Lovely Day Today", "It Hurts To Say Goodbye", and "Minha Saudade". CD

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✨✧ Walter WanderleyKee-Ka-Roo ... LP
Verve, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of our favorite albums ever from Walter Wanderley – a set that's much more complicated than his earlier trio records for Verve – and which really expands the sound with a host of added elements! Wanderley's core organ bossa groove is amplified wonderfully here with the addition of guitar, vibes, horns, and other elements – all of which help to change the rhythms and move the groove way past just simple stock bossa. Walter plays a bit of electric piano too – hinting at work on later albums – and other players include Jerome Richardson on flute, Bobby Rosengarden on vibes, John Pizzarelli on guitar, and even a bit of vocals from Marge Dodson. There's a wonderful variety of tunes on the set – including Joao Donato's "Amazonas", Baden Powell's "Canto De Ossanha", and Bob Crewe's "Music To Watch Girls By" – plus other gems like "Sensuous", "Sambao", "Arrinho Atoa", "Kee Ka Roo", and "The Bobo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Walter WanderleyRain Forest ... LP
Verve, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
An album that not only broke the bossa big in the US – but a set that also really helped transform the sound of the organ in jazz! Not only is the record a key meeting of bossa rhythms and jazz organ – transplanted hugely to the US after a big initial Wanderley run in 60s Brazil – but the set also features some of the cleanest organ lines to ever hit these shores – a big difference from the heavier flutter that some of the US organists were using a few years before, and a sharp shift towards cleaner keyboard sounds for the rest of the decade. Instrumentation's nice and spare – mostly bass and percussion, plus a bi tof flute and guitar – and titles include the massive hit "Summer Samba", plus "Rain", "Beach Samba", "Song Of The Jet", "Cried, Cried", and "Girl From Ipanema". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Antonio Carlos JobimAntonio Carlos Jobim (aka Composer Of Desafinado Plays) ... CD
Elenco (Brazil), 1964. Used ... $9.99
Antonio Carlos Jobim's classic Verve session from 1963 – a tremendous record, done with a wonderful airy sound that became the trademark for bossa production in America – and which also had a great inspiration on the sound of mid 60s bossa in Brazil! Claus Ogerman arranged and conducts the orchestra, and Jobim plays guitar and piano – with a core group that also features Jimmy Cleveland on trombone and Leo Wright on flute, both American jazz players who help add some further complexities to the sound. Tracks include "Jazz Samba", "Favela", "O Morro", "Aqua De Beber", "Girl From Ipanema", and "Chega De Saudade". Packaged here in a beautiful two-tone Elenco cover – with a really classic look, and a different appearance than the Verve cover! CD

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Sergio MendesBrasil '65 – Introducing The Voice Of Wanda De Sah ... LP
Capitol, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". LP, Vinyl record album

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Walter WanderleyFestas Dancantes Vol 1 (Eu Voce/Feito Sob Medida/Successos Dancantes Em Ritmo De Romance/O Successo E Samba) (4CD set) ... CD
Odeon/Discobertas (Brazil), 1959/1960. Used 4 CDs ... $28.99
Amazing work from a key force in jazz organ – not Jimmy Smith, not Jack McDuff, but Brazilian musician Walter Wanderley! Not long after American artists first started hitting the Hammond for groovy sounds in the 50s, Wanderley picked up the instrument down in Brazil – and fused a jazz organ approach with lots of lively samba rhythms – to created a style that went onto become the stuff of legend, thanks to later crossover classics on Verve! The sounds here are those from Walter's roots – four albums recorded for EMI/Odeon at the start of the 60s – most of which we've never even seen in the original – which makes this reissue package even more essential! Many tracks were recorded in the early bossa nova years, and there's definitely a bossa jazz vibe to most numbers here – especially given the tight percussion, and Wanderley's great way with an easygoing groove. 4CD package features rare albums Eu Voce E Walter Wanderley (1959), Feito Sob Medida (1959), Successos Dancantes Em Ritmo De Romance (1960), and Sucesso E Samba (1960) – all totally great all the way through, with original cover art too! (Note that there are some offbeat sound passages – mostly flaws in the original tapes that create occasional distortion at short points – which haven't been corrected by the remastering. But the set is fully licensed and legitimate.) CD
(Slipcover has a slight crease.)

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Walter WanderleySamba No Esquema ... CD
EMI/Odeon (UK), 1963. Used ... $16.99
Fab work from one of our favorite organ players of all time – the mighty Walter Wanderley, king of the bossa keyboard, sounding totally great in this early session from 1963! The album predates Wanderley's famous work for Verve – and has a sound that's slightly expanded from that era, but which still retains Wanderley's key sound on Hammond – a stripped-down approach to the organ the went onto influence countless players. The grooves are all in a lively samba mode, with guitar, trumpet, and a bit of tenor sax in the group alongside the organ – and titles include "Samba Do Aviao", "Melancolia", "Samba Novo", "Garota De Ipanema", "Batida Diferente", and "Pra Que Chorar". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wanda de SahSoftly ... LP
Capitol, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost bossa classic from Wanda De Sah – aka Wanda Sa, the wife of Edu Lobo, and a singer who worked with Sergio Mendes in his pre-Brasil 66 days! The album's got a wonderfully laidback feel – languid, yet jazzy, with the feel of some of Astrud Gilberto's best work on Verve, yet with vocals that are possibly better – thanks to Wanda's pedigree in Brazilian pop. Recordings were done in California, not Rio – and arrangements are handled by the great Jack Marshall – who's got a strong ear for keeping things interesting with a mix of strings, Latin rhythms, and Capitol pop shadings. Titles include "Aqua De Beber", "Ho Ba La La", "Sweet Happy Life", "The Dreamer", and a great version of "Aruanda". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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