The Cariocas were a swingin jazzy bossa vocal group, with a sound that was similar to the Tamba Trio, but a lot more jazzy. They recorded this rare album in the US during the mid 60s, under the auspices of Quincy Jones, who did all the arrangements for the session. The record's got a few ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing with deep groove. Bottom seam has staining & peeling. Cover has a name in marker on both sides.)
A seminal set from Erasmo Carlos – a record that has him stepping past the simpler rock modes of his youth, and really embracing some of the great changes going on in Brazilian music at the start of the 70s! These changes aren't just the expected psych modes, but also some of the more lofty, ... read moreCD
A seminal set from Erasmo Carlos – a record that has him stepping past the simpler rock modes of his youth, and really embracing some of the great changes going on in Brazilian music at the start of the 70s! These changes aren't just the expected psych modes, but also some of the more lofty, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record filled with cover images that run from Richard Nixon to Elvis Presley, to Mick Jagger, Caetano Veloso, Chairman Mao, Jorge Ben, Jimi Hendrix, and Andy Warhol – and a set whose sound definitely seems to live up to such heady company from the 20th century! Erasmo Carlos is at his ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweetly jazzy set, with some nice moments – and titles that include "Real Grandeza", "1789", "Saudacoes", "Fala Geral", "Mil Atracoes", "Abelhas", "Dois Por Quatro", and "Resgate". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve and insert. Cover has some light wear.)
A 70s gem from Cartola – one of the key recordings done in a crucial flurry of activity in the later years of his career! There's a simple brilliance here that's hard to deny – aging vocals mixed with spare backings on guitar, flute, and percussion – all in a samba style that's ... read moreCD
Beth Carvalho was one of the leading lights of the new samba generation of the 70s – and this great little album is a good illustration of the lady at her best! Beth can hit a lively groove with the best of them, but also bring a bit more expression to her voice as well – sometimes ... read moreCD
Beth Carvalho was one of the leading lights of the new samba generation of the 70s – and this great little album is a good illustration of the lady at her best! Beth can hit a lively groove with the best of them, but also bring a bit more expression to her voice as well – sometimes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Moody female vocals from Brazil – a great early 70s album with a dreamy feel and a nice electric touch! In a way, the album's a fair bit like the Ana Mazzotti album from the same period, with a mix of some funky scatting vocal numbers, and other tunes that are more laidback, but which fit ... read moreCD
Although the title and cover point to Chaves as a fairly controversial figure, especially as far as the censors were concerned, the music on this album's actually pretty simple stylistically, mostly to give a focus to the lyrics, which are sung in clear tone that we're guessing was supposed to read ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl is clean, but has some light marks.)
Chiclete Com Banana —
13 ... CD RCA/BMG (Brazil), 1993. Used ...
Conjunto Rosa De Ouro with Clementina De Jesus —
Rosa De Ouro ... LP Odeon/EMI (Brazil), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nicola Conte Presents Stefania Dipierro —
Natural ... CD Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy ...
Nicola Conte's working here with a great new singer – the lovely Stefania Dipierro, who brings in just the right sort of Brazilian vibe to fit the record's placement on the Far Out label! The style here is maybe a bit more Brazilian than some of Nicola's music on the Schema imprint – ... (New Grooves, Brazil)read moreCD
Maybe a more jagged cut than you'd expect from Ivan Conti – but that's also because IG Culture changes things up nicely on his mix – complicating the rhythms, which are already quite complex! That approach follows on the flipside – where the mixes also take Conti a long way from ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Roberto Correa —
Uroboro ... CD Viola Correa (Brazil), 1994. Used ...
Beautiful early work from Alaide Costa – served up in that wonderful mix of jazz, samba, and bossa that makes her 60s recordings so great! There's a nice current of melancholy to the music at times – one that almost links Costa to an earlier generations of singers – but many ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Completely charming work from Gal Costa – lush backgrounds, jazzy keyboards, and lots of other elements you might not have expected in her music a dozen years before – but all handled by Gal with the kind of care and class that have made her one of the greatest Brazilian singers of the ... read moreCD
Beautiful live set from 1971, featuring a very stripped down set of stuff. Gal comes in at first accompanying herself on guitar, then the band slowly joins in, but never really gets in the way of her voice. The sound is spare, and the production rough, and this one has a dark moody feel to it ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing, but in great shape – save for a bit of colored tape on the spine.)
Gal Costa —
India ... CD Philips (Japan), 1973. New Copy ...
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio ... read moreCD
A collection of Gal Costa's work from the 70s, plus a few added tracks from the early 80s. Most of this material was recorded in the post-Tropicalia years, but it's still strong stuff – showing Gal as one of Brazil's best vocalists of the time. Titles include "O Bater De Tambor", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Beautiful modern grooves from one of the best new Brazilian-oriented groups around! Da Lata features the talents of Smoke City's Chris Franck and the stellar London DJ Patrick Forge, one of the original partners of Gilles Peterson in the Talkin' Loud enterprise, and a key force in developing the ... 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
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
Instantly timeless work from Martinho Da Vila – a set that's every bit as powerful as his classic albums from the 70s – and done with an even more personal sound! Martinho first rose to fame at a time when there was a big wave of new samba recordings in Brazil – a mode that still ... read moreCD
Heavy drums, and some great grooves throughout – a wonderful album from percussionist Wilson Das Neves, and maybe his best record ever! The album's more funk than the samba in the title – although the best numbers have a little bit of both – almost an instrumental take on the ... read moreCD
Fantastic work from samba star Paulinho Da Viola – pulled from his best recordings on the EMI/Odeon label! The bulk of the material on this 20 track set is from the early 70s, when Paulinho was one of a number of artists spearheading a samba revival in Brazil – taking the earlier form ... read moreCD
Early work from the lovely lady who's never afraid to show off some of her talents on the cover, but who's actually a surprisingly sophisticated singer overall! The album's got some great arrangements from Wagner Tiso, Joao Donato, Francis Hime, and Octavio Burnier – with a sound that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original lyric insert, too. Cover has some light wear on the spine.)
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
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
Late 70s work from Deodato – quite different than his bossa organ work of the 60s, and early 70s funk sides – but pretty darn great nonetheless! The album shows Deodato's continuing shift towards a more soul-based sound – and it mixes together a smoother club sound with jazzier ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent little live set from Deodato – hard to believe because the sound's just as slick and funky as his studio albums, and possibly even more interesting because he manages to pull it off equally well in a live setting! The record features percussion by Airto, guitar by John Tropea, ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work from Miguel De Deus – an artist with more than enough funky talent to live up to the ambitious title of the album – given that he started his career working in the famous Os Brazoes combo! That group were a key part of the Tropicalia years, and mixed up a heady brew of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime early work from Djavan – a bit of jazz, a bit of samba, and a bit of soul – all wrapped together in wonderfully warm arrangements! The sound here is sophisticated without being sleepy, and there's still a lightness to Djavan's music at this point – a style that manages to ... read moreCD
2 classics from Djavan – back to back on a single CD! The first album is sublime early work from Djavan – a bit of jazz, a bit of samba, and a bit of soul – all wrapped together in wonderfully warm arrangements! The sound here is sophisticated without being sleepy, and there's ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Lilas ... CD Sony/Epic (Brazil), 1984. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
The cover definitely reflects that 80s origin of the album – but as usual with Djavan, there's a lot more depth here going on than most of his contemporaries ever had to offer! The singer's less a Brazilian artist than a global soul star – singing in Portuguese, but with a quality that ... read moreCD
If there's one rule about Brazilian music that seems truer and truer over the years – it's that greats from the 70s never seem to flag at all – and instead just keep getting better and better as time goes on! This album from Djavan is great proof of that rule – as the singer has ... read moreCD
Domenico + 2 (Moreno Veloso/Kassin) —
Sincerely Hot ... LP Ping Pong/Luaka Bop, 2002. New Copy Gatefold ...
An excellent set by the same group that served up the Moreno Veloso album Musical Typewriter – led here by drummer Domenico, but featuring Moreno on vocals and other instrumentation, plus the mighty Kassin – who really emerges here as one of the freshest talents in Brazilian music for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Duetos ... CD BMG/RCA (Brazil), 2003. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A wonderful double-length set from this bossa piano legend – and a set that doesn't just feature the familiar standards promised in the title, but includes a number of bossa classics too! Joao's piano is right out front in the mix – working in a jazzy quartet that also includes really ... 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
The legendary meeting of the two biggest Brazilian keyboard talents of the 70s – Joao Donato and Eumir Deodato – coming together in beautifully funky formation! The sound is a great blend of the moody electric work of Donato's classic Quem E Quem album, and some of the fuller, funkier ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The box has "bossa nova" in the title, but Agostinho Dos Santos is the kind of singer who also offers up what came before the bossa as well – a wonderful male singer from Brazil, and one who really bridges the sound of different generations with these records! The approach is ... read moreCD
A well-done documentary on Caetano Veloso – with recent footage of tours in Japan, the US, and Brazil – packaged here with a lot of bonus features too! The core film is about 71 minutes long – but extras include a "Pocket Show Acustico", extended scenes, and more! ... (DVDs & Videos, Brazil)read moreDVD
(DVD is NTSC coded, Region 4 – you will need a multi region DVD player to view.)
An amazing film directed by French singer/songwriter Pierre Barouh – shot in Rio in 1969, and a beautiful documentary of the music that inspired him over the years! There's a lovingly straightforward approach to the film that we totally love – as Barouh captures a few of his musical ... (DVDs & Videos, Brazil)read moreDVD
A wonderful blend of Italian jazz and Brazilian inspiration – served up by percussionist Toni Esposito with a warmly electric vibe! The album's an Italian one, but it's got a groove that reminds us of our favorite Brazilian fusion from the period – a criss-crossing of cultural modes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered, limited edition of 300 copies – on clear vinyl!)
Sweet 70s grooving from Brazilian singer Eva – a bit of soul, a bit of easy, all styled together nicely by orchestrations from the magical maestro Gaya! Gaya's work here is similar to his best backings for other artists in the Blue Brazil generation – a mix of American pop, post-bossa ... read moreCD