Cesar Camargo Mariano & Romero Lubambo —
Duo ... CD Trama (Brazil), 2002. Used ...
Warm and gentle duets between two masters of Brazilian jazz – legendary pianist Cesar Camargo Mariano, whose 60s and 70s arrangements for singers are some of our favorite from the time, and guitarist Romero Lumbambo, whose recent records are some of the best smoother jazz coming out of Brazil! ... read moreCD
A fantastic batch of jazzy grooves – featuring Claudio Medeiros and Victor M of the group Made In Brasil, plus other associates from the Bay Area fusion scene of the 70s! The record's got a strong mix of mellow tunes and funkier ones – with touches of Brazilian jazz and CTI fusion ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
A new record by the legendary Sergio Mendes – bursting into the 21st century on a catchy wave of Will I Am production – reworking gems from the Brazilian songbook and more with guest appearances by Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Q-Tip, India Arie, Black Thought, Chali 2Na, Marcelo D2, John ... read moreCD
The second album by Sergio and crew – and a real push forward for the group! The basic format of two-female harmony leads is still in place – but for some reason, this album gives a bit more of a nod to Brazilian roots than before, and really spices things up with an even more ... read moreCD
A set of warm and jazzy instrumental tunes, with plenty of traces of more traditional Brazilian music – performed by the group No Em Pingo D'Agua, joined on this occasion by pianist Cristovao Bastos. The feel is light and free, with plenty of interplay between piano, guitar, and flute – ... read moreCD
Two great 70s albums by Os Novos Baianos – a wonderfully youthful group that was one of the bright spots in Brazilian music after the Tropicalia years. The band had a style that mixed folksy percussion with honest personal songwriting, plus occasional touches of elements gleaned from the ... read moreCD
Incredibly beautiful work from Os Novos Baianos – a record that has the band shaking off some of the rougher edges of earlier records, but still sounding plenty darn great – and without any of the too-smooth styles of later years! There's some really tremendous work here on a variety ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Claudio Nucci e Nos & Voz —
E Boi ... CD Atracao (Brazil), 1995. Used ...
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish ... read moreCD
Always-inventive work from Hermeto Pascoal – an excellent recording that crackles with all the energy and insanity of his best earlier albums! The record shifts effortlessly between jazzy fusion and more experimental instrumentation – a skittish assortment of sounds and rhythms that ... read moreCD
Some of the earliest recordings ever from Pixinquinha – the Brazilian reedman who went onto influence generations of musicians! The recording quality is surprisingly good for the time – probably done at an acoustic, instead of electric level – but in a way that really brings out ... read moreCD
The title's an apt one, as the session's a musical tracing of the roots of the Mangueira sound – featuring rootsy samba work performed by a variety of singers that includes Jorge Zagaia, Xango, Jurandir, Sobrinho, and Babau Da Mangueira! Instrumentation is nice and spare – just a bit ... read moreCD
Excellent late live work from Elis Regina – a beautiful double-length set that really gets at the depth of feeling and emotion she brought to her music! The set's one of the last ever recorded in Elis' all-too-short life – and it's got the same vibrancy and soaring sensibilities as her ... read moreCD
A sublime meeting of these four legendary Brazilian talents – singers and musicians we're not used to hearing in each others' company, but who feel here as if they've been working together for a lifetime! The approach is beautiful – as each singer also plays a bit of acoustic guitar ... read moreCD
Marku Ribas —
Samba ... CD Tratore (Brazil), 2016. Used ...
A great return to form from the legendary Marku Ribas – an artist we love for his Brazilian funky classics of the 70s – still sounding great after all these years! Marku's always had a very deep vocal approach – at the bottom end of the sonic spectrum, which not only makes for a ... read moreCD
A jazzy little groover – a record with Dutch origins, but a firm commitment to Brazilian sounds – in that wonderful mix of Latin rhythms and jazz that was flowing out of some of the hipper corners of the European scene in the early 80s! The set was recorded in the Netherlands – ... read moreCD
A tripped-out set of acid folk guitar from Satwa – featuring Brazilian psychedelic folk genius Lula Cortes, in a feel that's very much like his own great work of the time! Satwa is one of the sweetest sets of psych folk jams we've heard in ages – with a mostly-instrumental, wholly ... read moreCD
Sivcua album from 1980, with a more modern sound than his older Vanguard albums, but still with some nice jazzy moments and his great accordian sound. Lots of the stuff has an uptempo jazzy samba sound to it, and the tracks include "Cabelo de Milho", "Energia", "No Tempo ... read moreCD
Norte Forte ... CD Copacabana/Tropical (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ...
A range of beautiful work from Brazilian accordionist Sivuca – material recorded in the late 70s and early 80s in a variety of different styles – all of which showcase his mighty talents on his instrument! Some of the cuts here are straighter, more traditional forro – and others ... read moreCD
This one's mighty hard to pin down – but we really like it! Totonho's working here in a quirky mix of styles from Northeastern Brazil and electronics – effortlessly mixing modes in the manner of some of his Trama Records labelmate – in a boundary-crossing style that never panders ... read moreCD
Caetano Veloso —
Ce ... CD Nonesuch, 2006. Used ...
Another great chapter in the always-surprising later career of Caetano Veloso – and a record that's unlike anything else he's recorded before! The style here is a real change both from some of his more ambitious and more experimental works of late – and the album mostly features small ... read moreCD
Brilliant proof of the early genius of Japanese saxophonist Sadao Watanabe – a set of tracks that mixes together samba rhythms and jazz, but in a way that's a bit different than most other 60s efforts of the type! The rhythms here are often quite rootsy – recorded upfront in the mix ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
A great return for the legendary Tom Ze – an artist who'd been brought back to prominence via the efforts of a Luaka Bop compilation – then given this great chance to record for the label on his own! The set's a great return to form for Ze – who sprung from this moment into a ... read moreCD
Music from Ze Messias e Seus Parceiros, Mariano e Cacula, Raul Torres, Mandy e Sorocabinha, Ze Carreiro E Carreirinho, Ze Pagao E Faustino, Os Catireiros De Sao Simao, Tonico & Tinoco, Moreno E Moreninho & more. CD
An excellent session of rare bossa material, recorded at the legendary Paramount Theatre, the temple to bossa nova! The album features tracks by a number of different artists, handled with a lot more care and a lot better recording quality than other live bossa sessions – and the result is ... read moreCD
Great 2 CD set that features a motherlode of rare early bossa nova tracks from the Philips catalog. 36 tracks in all, with an endless list of stuff that you'll never find by Nara Leao, Joao Donato, MPB-4, Quarteto Em Cy, Sergio Mendes, Roberto Menescal, Luiz Eca, Tamba Trio, and sooo many others. ... read moreCD
Essential reissue of the legendary 1962 Bossa Nova concert at Carnegie Hall. The concert is legendary not only because it was a bit of a disaster (according to legend, just about nobody got paid!), but also because it brought together a huge amount of Brazilian talent on one stage, and premiered ... read moreCD
Amazing sounds from one of the greatest periods in Brazilian music – that heady late 60s/early 70s stretch when it seemed like everything was up for grabs – and new genres, new sounds, and new styles were being created all the time! This cooker of a collection focuses on the unique ... read moreCD