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 some moderate wear, a cutout notch, and a name in pen.)
A great little fusion set from Airto – recorded in a mode that's a great bridge between his acoustic roots and some of his smoother albums in years to come! The sound has some key electric elements here – bits of bass, guitar, and keyboards – but there's still a strongly acoustic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nestor Amaral & His Continentals —
Brazil ... LP Golden Tone, Mid 60s. Very Good- ...
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(Cover has a split top seam and a partially split spine.)
70's electric bossa grooves from the great bossa nova drummer Milton Banana! Milton's trio here has a bit of a fusiony sound, and they're augmented occasionally by some backing vocals, for a nice sweet soulful sound. Most of the tracks are medleys of older bossa tunes, played together in a tight ... 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
A wickedly wonderful record from Luiz Bonfa – one that has his bossa-inflected guitar style supported by larger arrangements by Marty Manning. The feel is kind of bossa meets 60s easy meets early CTI – as Manning's work reminds us a lot of the larger orchestrations penned by Don ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo imprint and stickers on the spine.)
A groovy bossa gem from the glory days of A&M Records – an ultra-hip group recorded with production by Sergio Mendes! The feel here is a lot like that of Brasil 66 – bossa rhythms, sunny CA instrumentation, and lovely female vocals – in this case sung singularly, by the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Chico and Maria sing together, recorded live in Rio in 1975 – backed by arrangements by Maestro Gaya and The Terra Trio with Luis Claudio. Titles include many numbers written by Chico – such as "Flor Da Idade", "Vai Levando", "Bem Querer", "Noite Dos ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve. Cover has a small bit of pen.)
Paulinho Da Costa —
Agora ... LP Pablo, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ...
A tasty session of west coast Brazilian grooves – cut by the great percussionist Paulinho Da Costa, with a group that includes Claudio Slon, Larry Williams, and Lee Ritenour. The record's got a very nice breezy feel – with a sound that's similar to some of the Fantasy Brazilian LPs of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small peeled spot from an old sticker.)
Sweet Brazilian rhythms – one of the tightest of the Pablo albums by Paulinho Da Costa, but still a nice batch of Brazilian tinged fusion, with a smooth production style that reminds us of some of the Japanese albums of the same sort during the late 70s! The set was recorded in LA, with help ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Guitar based jazz – sparer than most of the other work on the Som DaGente label from the time, with a moody quality that reminds us of the best late 70s work by Egberto Gismonti. No surprise, then, that the group performs a version of Gismonti's "Karate", with arrangements by ... 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.)
A beautiful little record, with a mix of female vocals, acoustic guitar, and jazzier elements – sometimes a bit wild and avant, and with some nice use of vibes too! The record's got this cool style that's kind of a blend of the more experimental jazz singers of the 70s – ala Sheila ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A contemporary group from Brazil, but one who've got a quirky ear for song styles that takes us back to some of our favorite artists of the 70s! Garotas Suecas work in a style that's a bit post-Tropicalia – almost like some of Tom Ze's music of those years, but maybe not as all-out wild ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant early moment for the young Gilberto Gil – a set recorded right before his jump into the Tropicalia movement, but with a sound that's already pretty darn unique! The style here has Gilberto singing upfront and playing acoustic guitar – in a mode that's certainly rooted in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(First pressing! NOTE: Vinyl has a pressing flaw – a hole – which affects play on two tracks.)
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
Incredible work from Luiz Henrique – one of our favorite singers of the 60s bossa era, heard here with some completely sublime arrangements! Luiz has a bit more jazz in his voice than some of his contemporaries – a great ability to sing both regular lyrics and wordless scatting – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A breezy bossa classic from Jobim – recorded in LA, in case you couldn't tell from the cover image that has ol' AC standing with his guitar in a Pacific sunset! The sound's got a nice easy finish – with arrangements by Deodato and Maestro Gaya that are very much in the spirit of Jobim's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible music from Seu Jorge – and that's saying a lot, given how much we've loved all of his previous records! This time around, Jorge really knocks it out of the park – by stepping away from some of his tighter styles, and going for a looser, more organic approach that's totally ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cesar Machado —
Litoral ... LP Estudio Eldorado (Brazil), Mid 80s. Near Mint- ...
Most of this session's a bit sleepy – as percussionist Machado's allowed a bit too much electric instrumentation and smooth production to get into the mix – but those elements are also the ones that make the better tracks groove fairly well, with a smooth R&B fusion sound that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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.)
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
One of Sergio Mendes' most dreamy albums – quite different than both his vocal work with Brasil 66, and his smaller combo sides from Brazil! There's still a strong bossa component to the record – but the setting has Sergio's piano lines laid out over larger arrangements with a good ... 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
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
Dreamy bossa pop from the A&M studios of the 60s – the Brasil 66 sound at its best! The style here is a perfect blend of real Brazilian influences and some of the hipper styles bubbling in the LA studio scene of the time – all locked together perfectly by Sergio Mendes, in the twin- ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great album from the early 70s – one that has Sergio and crew doing Brazilian tracks with a bit of an LA studio feel – one that takes their older bossa groove into even more soulful territory! Dave Grusin and Tom Scott did the arrangements, both in the best styles of their key early ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 —
Stillness ... LP A&M, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure vocal magic – featuring the lovely Flora Purim at the height of her California powers – working in a sublime mix of jazz, fusion, and Brazilian rhythms – a sound that she virtually invented! The group on the set is one of her greatest of the time – with players that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work from Flora Purim – one of the wonderful west coast bits of Braziliana recorded in the Fantasy Records studios during the mid 70s! The record's a perfect example of the greatness that arose when Brazil's best talents had the chance to work with some of America's best jazz and ... 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
(White label promo! Cover has some wear and red marker.)
Amazing 70s work from Moacir Santos – the first album the Brazilian arranger recorded for Blue Note, and a set that sparkles with warmth and soul from the very first note! The approach is a brilliant updating of the famous sound that Santos crafted in Brazil the decade before – recast ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible early album by this unique Brazilian rock group! The band had a very sophisticated sound that mixed nice vocal production with spare arrangements supported by guitar, piano, and bass. The sound is difficult to describe – but the record has some extremely compelling songwriting ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent groover from this great Brazilian guitarist! Sete's in fine form here, definitely more "autentico" than on other albums – and he grooves nicely with a bossa sound, and backing by a good rhythm combo that includes Sebastian Neto on bass and Paulinho on drums! Titles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groundbreaking early work from Wilson Simonal – a terrific blend of soul, samba, and groovy orchestrations – the kind of record that had a huge influence on the Brazilian sound of the late 60s! The orchestrations are by Cesar Mariano, and have a joyous bounce all the way through – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear, and is missing the plastic outer wrap.)
Sylvia Telles, Baden Powell, Carlos Lyra, & Others —
Muita Bossa Com ... LP Fantasia (Brazil), Mid 60s. Very Good ...
Bossa nova and lots more – with work by Sylvia Telles, Baden Powell, Carlos Lyra, Lucio Alves, Vincius De Moraes, Sonia Delfino, and Agostinho Dos Santos! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s pressing.)
Tocando ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1977. Very Good ...
A nice little solo record from guitarist Toquino – featuring a number of excellent original compositions, most of which are spare guitar instrumentals, with occasional other backing on sax or strings. Titles include "Caro Raul", "Regra Tres", "Suite Argentina", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Caetano Veloso —
Joia ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1975. Very Good ...
Caetano Veloso in a wonderfully intimate mode – singing in this great spare setting that features only a bit of minimal instrumentation on guitar, percussion, and keyboards – a style that's very much in the best territory of his Qualquer Coisa record! Veloso's vocals are wonderful in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original naked family cover, which has a light stain near the bottom. Top cover seam is also slightly unglued.)
Walter Wanderley —
Cheganca ... LP Verve, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Bossa nova meets organ jazz – a real classic from the great Walter Wanderley, recorded right on the heels of his famous Rain Forest album for Verve! This set's in a very similar format to that one – core trio grooving with organ, bass, and drums – sometimes augmented with added ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Walter Wanderley opens up wonderfully on both organ and electric harpsichord here – going for a very different sound than on his earlier records, and with plenty of great late 60s CTI touches! The music is as heavenly as you might guess from the title – a dreamy recasting of Brazilian ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "5:30 Plane".)
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.)