Beautiful later work from Nelson Cavaquinho – a spare album that's filled with rootsy vocals, jaunty guitar, and some nice percussive backings! Cavaquinho's vocals alone are enough to sell the set – seeming to come from the earth itself, with a timeless feel that's really amazing. And ... read moreCD
A beautiful album of samba tracks – recorded with a warm intimacy that really gets at the talents of the group! Four samba giants – Nelson Cavaquinho, Cadeia, Guilherme De Brito, and Elto Medeiros – join forces in this 1977 session recorded for RCA Brazil. The vocal stylings of ... read moreCD
A very festive, spontaneous-feeling samba set from Conjunto De Ouro – working here with great help from Aracy Cortes and Clementina De Jesus! The record has a quality that's almost like a set of friends sitting around late at night – working through some samba standards on their own, ... read moreCD
Jazzy samba tracks with some nice pop arrangements – a bit in a 60s mode, like work by Elizeth Cardoso, but with a slightly more modern feel. Tracks include "A Mulher Do Lino", "Aquela Noite", "O Samba No Brasil", "Cretcheu", "Lagrimas De ... read moreCD
Warmly jazzy and beautifully lyrical work from Gal Costa – a bit of a departure from the darkness of her earlier albums, but still plenty darn great! There's a really fluid sensibility to most of the tunes here – one that matches the title and cover image of the record – and ... read moreCD
Gal Costa runs through a set of Dorival Caymmi's classics, with a good set of 70's arrangements, and some excellent accompaniment by Joao Donato, Roberto Menescal, and Antonio Adolpho. Donato also did a number of the arrangements, and the tracks include "Sao Salvador", "Vatapa" ... read moreCD
A slightly traditional set from Brazilian vocalist Gal Costa – but a great one too, and record that demonstrates a new sense of poise and grace in her vocals in recent years! The material here is mostly bossa – work that pre-dates Gal's initial time on record, but which is delivered ... read moreCD
Sophisticated later work by Gal Costa – featuring her dreamy vocals over arrangements that have a dark and moody sound, with slight touches of jazz in the lighter moments. Wagner Tiso handled the backings – and Gal's in wonderful form vocally, not as over the top as on her earlier ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Gal Costa —
Hoje ... CD Trama (Brazil), 2005. Used ...
The loveliest album we've heard from Gal Costa in years – a sweetly jazzy session that features some great arrangements and keyboards from the legendary Cesar Camargo Mariano! Mariano gives the album a nicely laidback feel – one that's almost rootsy at times, especially on a few of the ... read moreCD
Gently sophisticated work from Gal Costa – tracks recorded either with small group backing, or some larger arrangements that make some nice use of strings. The whole album's got the ambitious feel of some of the recent titles on the Biscoito Fino label – and arrangements are by Eduardo ... read moreCD
Leo Gandelman produced this one, and it's got sort of a modern jazzy sound that sits well with some of Gal's singing on here, especially on standards like "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Begin the Beguine". CD
A beautiful set of tunes that more than lives up to its name – a selection of tracks arranged and put together by Brazilian drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, and featuring a host of American and Brazilian jazz players – including Romero Lumbambo, John Scofield, Claudio Roditi, David Sanchez, ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
An album that bristles with soul and life from the very first note – one of a great run of 70s samba sets recorded by Xango Da Mangueira – all of them pretty darn great! This one's got all the right elements firmly in place – immediately catchy rhythms served up by simple ... read moreCD
The debut album from samba songwriter Noca Da Portela – featuring an assortment of new tunes for the session, plus older familiar numbers recorded by other artists. Noca's got a light and personal style of singing, which really comes across nicely – and titles include "Vem", ... read moreCD
30s and 40s recordings by Brazilian singer Moreira Da Silva – a legendary talent who recorded for most of the 20th Century! There's a total of 12 tracks in all – and titles include "Amigo Urso", "Com Acucar", "Doutor Em Futebol", "Assim Termina Um ... read moreCD
(Part of the excellent Serie 100 Anos De Musica! Out of print.)
Playful samba from the legendary Moreira Da Silva – somewhat playful at times, but always heartfelt and soulful – and served up with some lively arrangements throughout! Lyrio Panicali provided the backings here – and they're a nice blend of fuller, jazz-inflected orchestrations ... read moreCD
A lively batch of classic samba work from the late 50s and early 60s – done with lots of playful arrangements and odd instrumental touches to match the unique vocals of Moreira Da Silva! The set features material from Moreira's classic recordings for EMI/Odeon – 20 titles in all, ... read moreCD
A batch of samba tracks assembled by Herminio Bello De Carvalho – and performed by artists that include Roberto Silva, Paulao, Cristina Buarque, Mariana Bernardes, and Pedro Paulo. The set's got the same great overall look and feel of some of the best of the titles on the Biscoito Fino label ... read moreCD
Funky samba and modern beats collide in this great set of tracks by Max De Castro – a newer gem on the Trama label, with a similar spirit to the label's debut by Otto, and recent work from Brazil in the modern samba soul vein! Max is clearly inspired by 70s soul artists like Tim Maia or ... read moreCD
Catia De Franca —
Avatar ... CD CPC (Brazil), 1996. Used ...
One of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from Hamilton De Holanda – a double-length set that's filled with really lovely solo work on the ten-string mandolin, mixed with other duo and trio performances featuring a well-chosen array of guests! The album's got a very close, personal ... read moreCD
A beautiful batch of funky samba tracks from this grand dame of Brazilian song – done in a style that's nicely updated to the groove of the 70s, with a really wonderful feel overall! Clementina gets help from a lot of guest performers on the set – including Clara Nunes, Wilson Das ... read moreCD
Smooth and lovely guitar work from Helio Delmiro – a player with a fantastically perfect tone, one that takes us back to the glory days of Wes Montgomery, but which is also inflected with a lot of elements of Brazilian jazz! And although the sound is smooth, it's never too slick – as ... read moreCD
Mellow electric jazz and laidback fusion from Brazilian guitarist Helio Delmiro – working here in the tight mode of some of the best recordings of the 80s fusion generation from Brazil! Some of the cuts are fairly straight jazz – like the record's laidback takes on "Epistrophy" ... read moreCD
3 of Djavan's best early albums – in one nicely priced box set! The records are all truly great – a wonderful blend of the soulful, jazzy, and baroque – stepping off a tradition of MPB started by Milton Nascimento, and handled with a sound that's a bit more ambitious, and which ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Luz ... CD Epic/Sony (Japan), 1982. Used ...
Djavan is looking nice and young on the cover image – and the record's got a relatively youthful feel, too – that approach that made Djavan one of the most important talents to emerge from Brazil at the end of the 70s, and one of the few to follow a global path of his own! This album's ... read moreCD
A great later album from Joao Donato – one that almost took the world by surprise when it was released, as it came after a long period of silence from the bossa legend! The set's got a mellow-grooving feel that's definitely rooted in bossa, with a touch of jazz – modernized slightly, ... read moreCD
Lightly grooving tunes from Brazilian pianist Manfredo Fest – a mixture of bossa and breezy jazz styles, played by a core quartet with guitar, bass, and drums – plus guest work on saxes, vibes, and harmonica. Includes a mellow version of Joao Donato's "Amazonas", plus the ... read moreCD
Gentle jazzy work from Celso Fonseca – a wonderful Brazilian talent who's finally beginning to reach a larger audience with his work. Celso's got an approach that stretches back to Joao Gilberto's classic recordings of the 60s – warm and personal vocals, light acoustic guitar, and ... read moreCD
A pretty cool collection of work by Gilberto Gil – featuring one disc of hits, and another of rarities! The hits – or "sucessos" – are from his years at Warner and Som Livre, when Gil was working in a mode that was slicker and funkier than his 70s stuff for Philips, but ... read moreCD
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 ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Bebel Gilberto —
Momento ... CD Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees, 2007. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Bebel Gilberto's certainly one to keep her public waiting in the space between each new record – but she always makes the wait worthwhile by coming up with something new! The sound here is again something different than her previous two albums – somewhat electric, but also fairly ... read moreCD
A collection of two albums that Joao Gilberto did for Warner Brothers in the late 70s/early 80s. Amoroso is some pretty sweet stuff from Joao Gilberto – featuring a core jazz combo playing along with a larger set of arrangements, in a manner that's similar to some of Jobim's work from the ... read moreCD
One of Gismonti's straighter jazz albums, but one that's still filled with a lot of fantastically conceived turns and changes, in the manner of his best compositions. This is a 2LP set, with 1 album of performances by a quartet that includes Mauro Senise on reeds and Zeca Assumpacao on bass. The ... read moreCD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Egberto Gismonti —
Solo ... CD ECM, 1979. Used ...
Egberto Gismonti —
Works ... CD ECM, Late 70s. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Egberto Gismonti/Nana Vasconcelos —
Duas Vozes ... CD ECM (Germany), 1985. Used ...
A beautiful pairing of these two Brazilian instrumentalists – captured with near-perfect ECM sound, in a space that offers up the full complexities of their music! Egberto Gismonti plays acoustic guitar, as well as piano and flute – and even sings a bit, just slightly – and Nana ... read moreCD
A real 70s classic from singer/songwriter Francis Hime – a record we'd rank right up there with the best work by contemporaries like Milton Nascimento or Lo Borges! As with both of those singers, the style here is often complicated at the base, but nicely compressed in its presentation ... read moreCD
A lovely blend of fusion and Brazilian roots – and one of Toninho Horta's standout sets from his US years at Verve! The album's got a warm, organic feel that's quite different from other American fusion of the time – still filled with some of the influences that drove that music in the ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Toninho Horta & Nicola Stilo —
Duets ... CD Adventure Music, 2005. Used ...
The guitar of Toninho Horta is always a treat, but on this album it's made even better by some lyrically light flute work from Nicola Stilo! The set's got a dreamy quality that really gets at the gentler sound of Horta's work on guitar – and a few tunes even feature his vocals, singing in a ... read moreCD
A set of late 70s samba from Dona Ivone Lara – pulled from a pair of albums for EMI/Odeon, and stacked together back to back for a tasty 20 track set! Dona's vocals have a timeless quality that fits in well with the percussive arrangements of the set – and titles include "Sorriso ... read moreCD
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 ... read moreCD
Excellent work by Jobim – spanning the mid 60s late bossa years, into the early 70s baroque ones, when his mad compositional genius was really opening up! The set's a great way to get some of these cuts on vinyl – as they're not actually as easy to track down as we'd like. Roberto ... read moreCD
A beautiful set of symphonic tracks based around the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim – work that stretches back to the 50s, up through 60s bossa nova, and even includes some of Jobim's more complicated orchestrations from the 70s! The music is done in the arch-baroque style of other titles on ... read moreCD
An incredible record – from the first off-key note to the last! The album's filled with some wonderfully moody LA studio sounds, arranged by Deodato, and a has a great swirling mix of sound that weaves around Jobim's lofty guitar and piano beautifully – complex, but still with the airy ... read moreCD
A stunning mix of talents that brings the heavenly piano and guitar of Antonio Carlos Jobim into play with the lush, but light arrangements of Claus Ogerman – a swirling mix of post-bossa loveliness that redefines Jobim's sound, and opens up new avenues for exploration in sound! The ... read moreCD
Simply stunning compilation of the work of this fantastic Brazilian guitarist and vocalist, with 23 tracks of her best stuff ever, and put together in chronological order, and with excellent notes written by Joyce herself! Even if you've got any the Joyce Rare Tracks comp, you owe it to yourself ... read moreCD
A record cut at a time when Brazilian singer Ivan Lins was enjoying a great wave of international fame – a moment that resulted in music that almost had him reaching out as a majestic singer, able to inspire the whole world at once, rather than just the mainstream audiences back home in ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Ivan Lins, Chucho Valdes, & Irakere —
Live In Cuba ... CD RGE/Velas (Brazil), 1996. Used ...
1996 live recording that brings together 2 of the biggest talents south of the border – the Cuban jazz ensemble Irakere, and Brazilian singer/songwriter Ivan Lins. Ivan fronts Irakere, and the great Chucho Valdes is at the keyboards. He's playing an electric piano here, so the sound is a ... read moreCD