Jorge Ben —
Ben ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1972. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Amazing stuff from Jorge Ben – and the record that pushed him over the top! The album's a masterpiece of funky Brazilian soul – and it includes the huge hit "Taj Mahal", which still sounds great, even after all these years! Other great cuts include "Fio Maravilha", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small import sticker, but this is a great copy overall.)
Late 70s funky soul from Jorge Ben – not as totally all-out funky as his classic work from earlier in the decade, but still pretty darn nice! The tracks bounce along with a tight samba soul approach that's built very much on Jorge's earlier experiments – handled with a bit more modern ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great set of work from Jorge Ben – one of his few albums issued in the US during the 70s – with tracks that include "Ze Cangica", "O Circo Chegado", "Morre O Burro Fica O Homem", "Paz E Arroz", "Oba, La Vem Ela", "Apareceu ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Vinyl plays with some clicks and crackles.)
A sweet set of bossa nova tunes – performed by the orchestra of Maestro Camara, and a great blend of light rhythms, instrumentation, and strings! There's some nice touches on the set – like a bit of accordion, slight vibes, and an overall chromatic quality that brings the tunes into ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In a cool cover, too – with a die-cut part on the front that opens onto a sun! A few light marks, but plays nicely overall!)
The Zimbo Trio backs up Elizeth Cardoso on this groovy LP of bossa tracks recorded in a live setting. The set's got a few of those "pot pourri" selections, where the singer runs through a lot of different tunes in a medley – but the best cuts are the straight ones – like ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A selection of samba tunes composed across a 20 year span – from older 50s numbers to 60s classics and a few more recent tunes – all done by Da Vila in his wonderfully soulful style. Titles include "Sublime Pergaminho", "As Tres Capitais", "Ao Povo Em Forma De ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful airy bossa! This album's a 1964 session of straight piano bossa tracks by Deodato, with production by Roberto Quartin – and a sound that's a lot more mellow and fragile than his other records from the time! Deodato is amazingly restrained in his playing, and sticks to only piano ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing from 1978. Cover has a light crease.)
Incredible 70s work from the lovely Astrud Gilberto – a rare effort for the CTI label that has her teaming up with arranger Eumir Deodato and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine – all in a groove that's totally different than most of her earlier work! Astrud's breathy vocals are still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear which has caused the gloss to separate, and peel in some places.)
A really unique moment for Brazilian genius Egberto Gismonti – as the album marks a strong move away from some of the fuller orchestrations of his previous sets! The album features Gismonti on acoustic 8 string guitar – mixed with piano, wood flutes, and voice – plus some sublime ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has remnants of a price sticker.)
Titles include "2 Violes", "Danca Dos Escravos", "Lundu", "Alegrinho", and "Salvador". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Egberto Gismonti/Nana Vasconcelos —
Duas Vozes ... LP ECM, 1985. Near Mint- ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice later album by Edu, and one that has a really moody feel, and a similar sort of progression to Missa Breve. Lobo's voice is deep and rich, and his guitar jangles back and forth in nice deep resonant waves. There's two nice fusiony tracks on here, too – the title cut, "Limite Das ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Alvorada.)
Edu Lobo & Tom Jobim —
Edu & Tom ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1981. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
An incredible later meeting by two of the most sophisticated musical talents of the bossa generation – and a record that's done in the same intimate, spare setting as Jobim's meeting with Elis Regina a few years before! Production is by bossa legend Aloysio De Oliveira – and the sound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Brazilian pressing! Includes the original insert with lyrics. Cover has light wear.)
A bit more pop soul than some of Sergio Mendes' work from a few years back – but still the kind of set that shows that he's got a better ear for music than most of his contemporaries! As with Sergio's previous album, this one's got a fair bit of contributions from Robbie Buchanan – who ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very cool album of modern soul/fusion grooves by Sergio, and a record that was only ever issued in Brazil! The album's got a similar feel to other late 70s/early 80s stuff on the label, with nice keyboards, mellow rhythms, and a smooth groove with jazzy touches. Titles include "Ultima ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite albums by Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – a perfect bridge between the simple pop of earlier records, and the group's expanding sound as the 70s approached! The warmly glowing Brasil 66 style is still very strongly in place, but the music here is all a bit hipper – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early example of the genius of Baden Powell in Europe – a record that helped the bossa guitarist break out of his usual Brazilian bag, and expand his sound a bit with appreciative influences from the Parisian scene! The record still has Powell working in the style of his early work in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the first recordings done by Baden Powell outside of Brazil – and already an indication that his work with the European scene was a very good thing! The record has Powell upfront on guitar and vocals, but working with these great arrangements from arranger/trumpeter Ivan Jullien ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sublime 70s session from Moacir Santos – a set that mixes the complex grooves he forged in 60s Brazil with the warmly jazzy sound of American fusion – all in a result that's totally unique! The album's quite different than any other electric Brazilian sets recorded in the US at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mid 70s gem from the Tamba Trio! The record takes their core 60s sound of piano trio grooving and bossa harmony vocals, and gives it a strong 70s twist – with mellow production that flanges the style out a bit more, and arrangements that add in some extra instrumentation from the likes of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most important early albums by Marcos Valle – a set of instrumental tracks recorded with lots of acoustic guitar! Even though Valle was well known as a singer and composer of bossa nova tunes, the set instead focuses on his instrumental work – recording his guitar ala Jobim ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)
Great late 60s work from Ronnie Von – an under-appreciated Brazilian rocker, and one with a sound that sits nicely between the Jovem Guarda generation and some of the headier groups to come in the 70s! There's a nice array of psychedelic influences at play here – strong echoes of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Walter Wanderley —
Batucada ... LP Verve, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ...
One of our favorite Walter Wanderley albums ever – and a record that moves past the more familiar bossa trio style used on his hits for Verve, into groovier new territory with added players who include Dom Um Romao on drums and Marcos Valle on guitar! And not only is the lineup expanded, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Side 1 has a mark that clicks on tracks one through three. Cover has a cutout hole, a small split on the top seam, and light wear.)
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 – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album