The debut album from Brazilian jazz singer Leny Andrade – a wonderful session that's equal part scatting vocals, samba jazz, and smoky ballads! Andrade was one of the few Brazilian singers to really get the sound of American jazz from the start – and works here in a style that has lots ... read moreCD
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark recording that is one of Jorge Ben's best albums ever! The album is a perfect realization of the way that Jorge mixes Brazilian rhythms with choppy Afro grooves – and the result is a masterpiece that yeilded some of his biggest tracks ever. Included here is the great choppy funk ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning batch of early tracks from one of Brazil's greatest artists! The album includes loads of Jorge's choppy bossa-styled tracks, all driven by his tight acoustic guitar playing, and haunted by his deeply soulful voice! The album's a masterpiece that has Jorge breaking out in a hip new ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early record that really links Chico Buarque to the European scene – an audience that would keep Chico's music strong for many years, and with a reach that went far beyond some of his contemporaries! The set was recorded in Italy, but with all the charm and sparkle of his classic ... read moreCD
Soaring vocals from the lovely Claudia – heard here in an early session with really inventive arrangements from Francisco Moraes, and tight jazzy backings from the Luiz Loy Quintet! The style isn't as typically bossa as you might think – and Claudia shifts easily between older modes ... read moreCD
A great collection of vintage work from Brazilian singer Moreira Da Silva – including a fair bit of tracks originally only issued as 78rpm singles! The collection features two CDs' worth of material from 78s, plus the full album O Tal from later in the decade – but even that is ... read moreCD
One of the freshest albums we've heard in years from Gilberto Gil – a set that seems to shake off some of the misdirections of recent records, and really get back the sharper style of his roots – while still also heading off into a new mode as well! There's a definite forro ... read moreCD
One of the best records we've heard from Gilberto Gil in many, many years – a stripped-down session that focuses on his voice and guitar work – in a style that takes us back to Gil's earliest days in music! The album feels like some lost session that Gilberto might have recorded in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tom Jobim —
Sem Limite ... CD Universal (Brazil), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used 2CD ...
A wonderfully soulful set from Brazilian singer Paula Lima – one that's even tighter and more focused than her previous efforts, but not in a way that's too commercial or slick! There's a gentle blend of samba, soul, and funk going on in most tracks – with instrumentation that's warm, ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Vinicius De Moraes —
Gold ... CD Universal (Brazil), 1960s/1970s. Used ...
Early soul material from the great Ed Motta – a record that really has the Brazilian singer hitting his stride! Ed's a singer that we've loved for many years, and await eagerly for each new record – but this early 90s set is one of his first great musical moments, a set that has him ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Certainly one of the greatest albums by this excellent (and oft-overlooked!) group from the 70s! The band of young Bahians deliver a great mix of tracks tinged with bits of rock, funky samba, and even a few psychedelic influences – with alternating male and female vocals, and some excellent ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lisa Ono —
Dream ... CD Deck Disk (Brazil), 1999. Used ...
Bossa versions of American jazz standards – done by Japanese singer Lisa Ono with arrangements by Oscar Castro Neves, sung in English. Whew, that's a mouthful – but the album's a nice one, and it's one of Lisa's more expensive Japanese-only recordings that have finally been released in ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Orquestra Popular Ceu Na Terra —
Bonde Folia ... CD Universal (Brazil), 2007. Used ...
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
A landmark in Brazilian music – the first album ever from arranger Moacir Santos, and a groundbreaking blend of jazz, larger arrangements, and Brazilian rhythms – still as fresh today as it was back in the 60s! The group's a large one – with instrumentation that includes vibes, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Another bold burst of sound from the Northeast of Brazil – the third album from Sonic Junior, aka Juninho! All percussion, electronics, and vocals on the record were handled by Juninho himself – and the record's got a focused approach that echoes other recent work from Recife – a ... read moreCD
Funky samba genius from the team of Tom e Dito – a great duo who lie somewhere between the mid 70s work of Jorge Ben and the funkier sides by Antonio Carlos E Jocafi! Not surprisingly, Antonio Carlos and Jocafi actually produced the album – giving it the lightly soulful approaches of ... read moreCD
The hippest installment so far in the Brazilika series – a mad mix of musical styles from Finders Keepers mainman Andy Votel – all in a freaky, funky, fuzzy blend of sounds! The tracks here are much grittier than the work we're used to hearing from the Far Out label – as Votel's ... read moreCD
Essential reissue of the legendary 1962 Bossa Nova concert at Carnegie Hall. The concert is legendary not only because it was a bit of a disaster (according to legend, just about nobody got paid!), but also because it brought together a huge amount of Brazilian talent on one stage, and premiered ... read moreCD
A collection of contemporary Brazilian R&B – all hand-picked and mixed together by DJ Marlboro! The work here isn't as rough-edged as some of the baile funk that's been breaking lately outside the US, but the set is still plenty great as it is – filled with highly rhythmic numbers ... read moreCD
A great Brazilian soundtrack – filled with tunes that are very groovy, soulful, and funky! Antonio Carlos e Jocafi wrote the score for this early 70s Globo TV show, and as with some of their other soundtrack work, they come up with some wildly grooving tracks that rank with the best of their ... read moreCD