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
Ceu ... CD Six Degrees, 2006. Used ...
Another feather in the Six Degrees cap – and like the rest of their Brazilian music repertoire, an artist who seems bent on breaking down boundaries – both in styles and generations! Ceu's got the same "old is new" feeling as some of the label's other work in recent years ... 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.)
An unusual album from 70s Brazil – one that's got a slightly different vibe than some of the other funky samba records of the period – both in the approach of the singer, and the overall groove! There's definitely a samba core to the set – especially in the way a female backing ... read moreCD
The lovely Claudia serves up to very groovy numbers here! "Deixa O Morro Cantar" has this soaring mix of samba rhythms and horns – and is topped by Claudia's bold lead – in a style that's nicely different than some of the softer female bossa singers of her scene, and which is ... (Funky 45's, Brazil)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
An incredible samba combo from the 60s – and one that features work by Elton Medeiros, Ze Keti, Jair Do Cavaquinho, and a young Paulinho Da Viola! The sound here is hard and rootsy – with lots of heavy percussion on the bottom, playful acoustic guitar and cavaquinho, and warmly ... 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
(Out of print.)
Gal Costa —
Bem Bom ... LP RCA (Brazil), 1985. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gal Costa —
India ... CD Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), 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
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 warmly jazzy album from Gal Costa – much more so than you'd expect from her slightly creepy white face on the cover! There's a fair bit of keyboards in the instrumentation – usually stepping around with a relatively mellow feel, which lets Gal concentrate on ballads and gently ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic live set from Vanessa Da Mata – one that has her commanding the crowd with the sort of majesty that usually is just reserved for MPB artists of the golden age – at once intimately personal, but also able to project her depth to a large audience with effortless ease! Music ... 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
Wonderful work from the later years of Moreira Da Silva – an album that really shows Da Silva hitting a mature sort of stride! The timing was perfect for this set – as improved studio techniques in Brazil really brought a lot out of the rootsier samba modes that Da Silva had been ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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.)
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
Classic modern samba material by one of Brazil's greatest exponents of the genre! Martinho Da Vila has a voice that's incredible, and incredibly hard to describe – but it grabs you fiercely, and leads you through the album's rich jaunty arrangements and heavy percussion tracks. This first ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
What a voice on this guy! Without a doubt, Martinho Da Vila is one of our favorite 70s samba singers – and he sounds wonderful on this obscure mid 70s set! The arrangements are tight and percussive – not as smooth as you'd expect from the date – and Da Vila's vocals are rootsy ... read moreCD
(Part of the excellent Serie 100 Anos De Musica! Out of print.)
Features orchestrations by Paulo Moura and Rildo Hora – and titles include "Ex Amor", "Meu Pais", "Velha Chica", "Depois Nao Sei", "Me Faz Um Dengo", "Graca Divina", "Calango Da Lua", and "So Em Maceio". LP, Vinyl record album
21 classics by one of Brazil's greatest samba singers, including the titles "Samba Do Trabalhadaor", "Meu Off Rio", "Cuca Maluca", "Mulheres", "Quem Me Guia", "Meu Boi Vadiou", "Cidada Brasileira", "Meu Homem", and ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Martinho Da Vila —
Tendinha ... LP RCA (Brazil), 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Fantastic samba work from Martinho Da Vila – still sounding great at the end of the 70s, and working in a mode that's as rootsy as ever – if not more so! There's a captivating quality to the record right from the start – deeply personal, and almost organic in its sense of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fafa De Belem —
Crenca ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- ...
Features arrangements from Wagner Tiso, Chiquito Braga, and Cristovao Bastos – on titles that include "Sexto Sentido", "Baque Do Coracao", "Crenca", "Itaca", "Para Um Amor No Recife", "O Dono Do Lugar", and "Me Disseram". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. 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
(Out of print.)
Catia De Franca —
Avatar ... CD CPC (Brazil), 1996. Used ...
We've always loved albums by Hamilton De Holanda – but here, it really feels like there's something different and special going on – maybe in part because the songs are all classics by Milton Nascimento, but also because there's this fantastic core energy of the group – which ... read moreCD
A session that warmly tracks the continuous friendship of pianist Andre Mehmari and mandolin player Hamilton De Holanda – both players who come together here with a strong sense of sound – a mixture of jazz, Brazilian, and solo acoustic modes that sit together nicely in the set! There's ... read moreCD
Twin-string magic from Hamilton De Holanda and Yamandu Costa – a live set, but one with a very intimate feel! Instrumentation comes only from Hamilton's 10 string mandolin and Yamandu's 7 string guitar – both unusual instruments that find a wonderful space with each other – ... read moreCD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Anacleto De Medeiros with Rogerio Duprat —
Evocacao IV ... LP Estudio Eldorado (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
An obscure later project with work from genius Brazilian arranger Rogerio Duprat – whose contributions were so important to the Tropicalia scene! LP, Vinyl record album
A rare pic sleeve single from this Brazilian singer of the 60s! "Rancho" is mellow and emotive – but "Ser Carioca" has a lively groove and some jazzy horns next to the percussion! (Funky 45's, Brazil)7-inch, Vinyl record
Tight stuff! These guys mix together samba grooves, funk instrumentation, and a collective style of performance that reminds us of African groups of the 70s or Troublefunk's GoGo work of the early 80s. Not that the music sounds like any of those references, though – because it's a blend of ... read moreCD
An excellent little live set from Deodato – hard to believe because the sound's just as tight 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 moreCD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)
A pair of classics from Deodato – back to back on a single high-quality CD! First up is Prelude – a legendary album from the 70s funk scene – and one of the crowning achievements of keyboard maestro Eumir Deodato! Deodato got his start during the bossa years of the 60s – ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players!)
A sweet blend of west coast jazz and Brazilian rhythms – and one of our favorite records ever from trombonist Raul De Souza! The session's got a more soulful, jazzy feel than some of Raul's other dates from the 70s – not nearly as tight as his sets for Capitol, with an earthy ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
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
Benito sings kind of a lounge version of samba, with tight jazzy piano lines, and warm backing by a small combo and a vocal group. The best cuts get pretty lively, and the record's got some nice groovers buried in the mix. Titles include "Vou Cantar Vou Sambar", "Meu Enredo", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam and some waviness from moisture.)
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
Recent live material from Djavan – caught with a smallish rock-oriented band, in front of a very lively crowd. The overall feel is quite strong – and Djavan's guitar and soulful voice always manage to please, whatever the setting. There's 2 discs in the set – and titles include ... read moreCD
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
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
Garanhus ... CD RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1992. New Copy ...
Fantastic forro accordion from Dominguinhos – an album recorded in the early 90s, but with a vibe that feels much more vintage – which was always part of the appeal of the forro style! The groove here has lots of jazzy currents from the leader's instrument – that fluid use of the ... read moreCD
A glorious return to electric modes for the legendary Joao Donato – a set that has him playing the kind of sweet funky Fender Rhodes lines we love in his 70s work – alongside some Farfisa, Moog, and Clavinet too! Donato definitely takes the "eletrico" in the title seriously ... read moreCD
A sweet electric 70s session from the mighty Joao Donato – very different than his earlier bossa work of the 60s – and with the same funky appeal as the best work on his classic Quem E Quem album! This set's got a tighter feel overall – very much in a samba soul style, with lots ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most unusual projects we've ever heard from the legendary Joao Donato – not the bossa jazz of his roots, but instead a fresh new groove created with his son Donatinho! The music is heavy on keyboards, and definitely has the 80s vibe promised by the cover – with the younger ... read moreCD
Features music by both of these Brazilian songwriters, performed by themselves and other artists. Inlcudes Duran's songs "Pela Rua" by Marisa Gata Mansa, "Castigo" by Roberto Luna, "Estrada Do Sol" by Gal Costa, and "A Noited Do Meu Bem" and "Fim De ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Igor Eca pays tribute to his father – Luiz Eca, one of our favorite Brazilian arrangers of all time! Most folks know Luiz as the pianist and guiding force behind the Tamba Trio – but he's also got a legacy of songwriting, instrumentation, and musical creation that go beyond his ... read moreCD
A heartfelt singer from 60s Brazil – one who crafts his vocals with some of the soulful sensitivity that you might have found in the early work of Roberto Carlos before his trippier years – working here with arrangements that have some nice dark corners in the background! The lyrics ... read moreCD
Embalo R —
Embalo R ... CD Som Maior/Discobertas (Brazil), 1967. New Copy ...
Very cool work from this young Brazilian group of the 60s – a combo who are very much part of the Jovem Guarda style of the time – which means that they draw heavily from Anglo rock and pop influences! There's a cool mix of modes going on here – as sometimes, the boys harmonize ... read moreCD
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
Beautiful pre-bossa work from singer Leny Eversong – a Brazilian singer working here on 2 rare French sessions! The work here features Leny singing in a highly expressive mode that's filled with emotion – yet which comes across with a surprisingly light touch overall, and which is ... read moreCD
Fagner recorded this one in New York, and he's got a whole slew of New York based guests to prove it. Artists making appearances include Airto, Flora Purim, Tania Maria, and Nana Vasconcelos, as well as people like David Sanborn and Michael Brecker – all of whom make the record one of Fagner' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked set of samba jazz from the 60 – one that features three different groups, each with a very hip approach! The bulk of the album features the Aecio Flavio Sextet – a group that has some wonderful vibes and piano, used in ways that echo some of the best Elenco Records styles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked set of samba jazz from the 60 – one that features three different groups, each with a very hip approach! The bulk of the album features the Aecio Flavio Sextet – a group that has some wonderful vibes and piano, used in ways that echo some of the best Elenco Records styles ... read moreCD
A rare French funky set from the 70s – recorded in Paris, but apparently put together by Brazilian groovemeister Waltel Branco! The style is heavy on percussion – very funky, with plenty of jazz undercurrents too – in the best rare Brazil mode of the time – but given a ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
Fantastic work from Zelia Fonseca – singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist – working here in a special space that reminds us of some of our favorite female talents from the Brazilian scene of the 60s and 70s! The sound isn't bossa, nor any sort of easy mode to label – a bit ... read moreCD
Forro In The Dark sound better here than ever before – working with producer Kassin, on a set of tracks recorded both in Brooklyn and in Rio – with a vibe that's maybe more faithful to their Brazilian inspiration than any of their previous records! The core trio handle a fantastic ... read moreCD
Forro In The Dark sound better here than ever before – working with producer Kassin, on a set of tracks recorded both in Brooklyn and in Rio – with a vibe that's maybe more faithful to their Brazilian inspiration than any of their previous records! The core trio handle a fantastic ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features some arrangements by Wagner Tiso – and titles include "Plentitude", "Govinda", "Berceuse Dos Elefantes", "Respire Fundo", "Criaturas", "Coracao Tranquilo", "Lindo Blue", "Ate Breve", "Os Bichos" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Includes insert, too.)
Walter Franco —
Tutano ... CD Y Brazil (Brazil), 2001. Used ...
A beautiful dreamy album that's quite different from the classic Getz/Gilberto collaboration – but which also shares much of that set's lyrical beauty! This album was recorded live, in 1964, when Stan Getz was playing with his quartet that included Gary Burton on vibes – an incredible ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing, with deep groove and Van Gelder stamp. Back cover has some wear at the opening.)
A wonderful return to the sounds of Brazil for Stan Getz – a 70s album that reunites him with Joao Gilberto, but in a style that's somewhat different than the pair's older Verve recordings! The sound here is looser, freer – more in that breezy Brazilian mode that evolved out of the ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album