Killer reissue that combines both of the albums that Airto recorded for Buddah in the early 70s! The records were done with the help of Flora Purim and Hermeto Pascoal, plus Sivuca and Dom Um Romao – and they both boast perfect production, and just the right mix of Brazilian instrumentation ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear. Labels have small stickers.)
Wicked Fantasy/Milestone work from Azymuth – really burning strong here with a soulful fusion vibe, and always hitting all the right notes in their music! The sound here is still relatively spare, and sublimely reliant on the keyboards of Jose Roberto Bertrami – who plays Fender Rhodes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful 70s session from one of Brazil's greatest drummers! Milton Banana is a maestro on the drum kit – with a skill that was forged in the heat (or cool!) of the bossa era, and which stayed plenty tight into the 70s, when he began adding a bit more variation to his standard piano trio ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Smoking live work from Maria Bethania – recorded just at the start of her career, and with an energetic bossa-heavy groove that we really really love! The style here is completely different than some of the fuller, heavier albums that really catapulted Maria to international fame – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredibly great live set from one of the most famous brother/sister teams in music! Maria and Caetano share the stage on about half the cuts, dueting in a way that's even better than we expected – especially because Caetano's warm fragile vocals are a perfect counterpoint to Maria's deep ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original gatefold pressing. Cover has some light wear.)
(80s pressing on Phonodisc. Cover has an unglued bottom seam and a few light creases.)
Luiz Bonfa —
Bonfa ... LP Dot, Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
One of Bonfa's better pop-bossa efforts of the 60s, and a record that features some pretty solid arrangements by Deodato. The record's still a mix of easy tunes and bossa ones, with the usual confusion of some of Bonfa's other American records – but the groove is pretty solid Now Sound stuff ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chico pays tribute to a host of other Brazilian composers – but he manages to make the work entirely his own, thanks to a deeply personal approach! Styles here run the gamut from samba to sophisticated, often handled with slightly jazzy undercurrent – and backings are by Perinho ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Charlie Byrd gets some top-shelf treatment here – in a wonderful album of tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, all recorded with full backing arrangements, and sound quality that's a lot better than some of Byrd's previous albums! The setting has Charlie's acoustic guitar right up front in the mix ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Helio Delmiro —
Emotiva ... LP EMI (Brazil), 1980. Very Good Gatefold ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a partially unglued top seam.)
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
(Cover has some waviness and flaking due to moisture.)
One of the darkest albums ever recorded by Astrud Gilberto – her 60s last session for Verve Records, and a batch of beautifully moody tunes throughout! Arrangements are by Albert Gorgoni, who'd handled Gilberto's previous September 69 album – but the style here is a bit mellower, a bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
No doubt about it – these guys are groovy! Groovy like Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – with a sweet male/female harmony vocal style, applied here to a mixture of bossa nova tunes and 60s pop numbers, recorded in Mexico by this Swedish combo, with a sound that would make A&M weep! ... (Vocalists, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Egberto Gismonti —
Sanfona ... LP ECM, 1981. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent album of jazzy fusion tracks – recorded with lots of tight changes, and a warm dancing groove on most cuts! Godoy leads the set on keyboards and piano, and the rest of the players include Dominguinhos on accordion, Eduardo Souza on keyboards, Olmir Stocker on guitar, and Arismar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy Brazilian work – in a similar vein to Eydie's Blame It On the Bossa Nova LP! Stevie & Eydie recorded this set with bossa guitarist Luiz Bonfa, and Deodato did the arrangements – and they both really bring in a beautiful sound to the set that's quite unlike other ... (Vocalists, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye pressing.)
Anna Margarida —
Anna ... LP Vault, Mid 60s. Very Good- ...
A very mellow set of bossa work – recorded in the US by singer Anna Margarida, with a gentle feel that's even softer than most of the work coming out of Brazil at the time! Lyrics are in Portuguese and English, and arrangements are by Dave Roberts – who brings a nice laidback sound to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, light marker in one corner, and a promo sticker.)
More slickly produced than Tania's earlier albums of bossa jazz from Europe – but a very nice record of mellow fusiony grooves, with some excellent work on the keys from Tania, and her usual bright vocals firmly in place. Jon Lucien guest stars on the track "The Rainbow Of Your ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty hard-jamming stuff – as Cesar goes to town with his Prisma group, with lots of keyboards in the lead, and solos on guitar and saxes. The set's a live recording, and titles include "Xique Xique", "Sabia", "Imagine", "Guaica", "Merda", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the funkiest albums Sergio Mendes ever recorded – a monster of a record that's filled with enough dancefloor groovers to have had a big impact on the soul market in the US! There's still elements of the older Mendes modes – especially in the way the vocals float nicely through ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 —
Equinox ... LP A&M, 1968. Near Mint- ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dave Pike Set & Grupo Baiafro —
Salomao ... LP MPS, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
One of the most unusual records ever made by vibist Dave Pike – a unique hybrid of Brazilian rhythms and jazz fusion – all carried off with sounds that are incredibly earthy overall! The record's quite different than any of Pike's previous projects for the MPS label – still done ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Baden Powell's grooviest albums ever – a brilliant blend of his bossa roots with the freer 70s grooves of MPS! The album follows the mode of some of his other European recordings, but is still a bit different – in that the overall sound is a bit freer than before, with tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Baden Powell/Mauricio Einhorn —
Tempo Feliz ... LP Forma (Brazil), 1966. Very Good ...
A classic early Baden Powell album that pairs him with the talents of the great Mauricio Einhorn. The album's got a more lively feel than some of Baden's other albums, and all the tracks have a tight, jazzy, bossa sound to them – with lots of nice hard guitar work by Baden. Titles include ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small rip at the top.)
One of the earliest albums we've ever seen by trombonist Raul DeSouza – a player who's probably best known for his American work in the 70s, but who really sparkles here in this rare 60s date! The album's a cooker of a jazz bossa set – and has an upbeat sound that's totally great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever did! Dom recorded this one in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! We'd place this record next to the best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
New York avant meets the bossa – and a once-in-a-lifetime session that brings the sax and flute work of Simmons, Lash, and Clifford Jordan into play with Brazilian rhythms from the Bossa Tres! The album's completely wonderful – an excellent bossa jazz session at its core, but filled ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A holy grail! This is one of Marcos Valle's best-ever albums – and it's certainly the one to best realize the larger scope he was heading for in the years after the bossa – that sublime mix of jazz and more expansive arrangements – a perfect fit for the growing sophistication of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Watanbe's excellent late 60s bossa sides, beautifully rich but mellow readings of bossa nova numbers that took a music that had already been introduced to Japan a few years earlier and gave it even wider exposure with his wonderfully soulful, jazz-based approach. Sadao plays both flute and ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi! 80s pressing, with the label name spelled Tact, with a "c".)
One of the hippest of the International Song Festival albums – thanks to a great selection of work from some of Odeon's best artists of the time! As with others in this series, the album is recorded live – as part of the grand Brazilian tradition of public performance that gave many of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with the plastic outer sleeve.)