One of the warmest records we've heard in years from Arnaldo Antunes – a set that no doubt gets some of its feel from the acoustic MTV setting of the performance – but one that also has a softer side of Antunes' songwriting as well! There's a wonderfully subtle vibe to the record ... read moreCD
One of the earliest singles from the great Chico Buarque – and both sides are great! "A Banda" is served up here in a moody version that feels lighter than the one we know – acoustic guitar alongside Chico's vocals in the lead – all with that undeniably catchy lyric in ... (Funky 45's, Brazil)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
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
Gilberto Gil's working here not as the main artist, but as the songwriter – the very special talent around which this excellent set of recordings is based! The package is one of our favorite in the Lumiar Songbooks series – and, like the rest, it showcases the tremendous compositional ... read moreCD
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
It's been many years since we heard from Grupo Um – that especially inventive Brazilian combo who gave us some really great records at the start of the 80s! Yet the passage of years hasn't dimmed them at all – and this recent performance almost feels as if it could have been recorded ... read moreCD
Lovely stuff! This record's a stunning batch of light tracks – most with a jazzy samba or late bossa sound – and the kind of sparkling production that Nara used a lot more later in the decade. Antonio Adolfo plays piano (and very nicely, we might add!) – and the rest of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of some of the Lins greatest hits from the late 1970s and early 1980s. There are a total of 24 songs all co-written by Lins and Vitor Martins. Tracks include "Dinorah, Dinorah", "Aparecida", "Guarde Nos Olhos", "Novo Tempo", "Um Fado" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gatefold cover with the lyrics in Portuguese on the inside.)
Marcia Lopes —
LP ... CD Zabumba (Brazil), 2004. Used ...
Two more obscure tracks from this great Brazilian singer – recorded after her early albums for Columbia – two live performances from the Festival Internacional Da Musica Popular! (Funky 45's, Brazil)7-inch, Vinyl record
Sergio Mendes' score to this film starring Pele from the height of his career. The music's got the range of sounds that you'd expect from a soundtrack – with some mellow cuts, and some more uptempo ones, but the mix is great, and the sound is nice and Braziliany, with some good electric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and lightly bent corners.)
A weird little set of bossa grooves – one with an obscure origin, but a great sound overall! The album features singer Claudio Meranda, working here with an unnamed group – and the session was produced by Jack Millman, who we know as a west coast jazz talent – although due to the ... read moreCD
Paulo Moura & Raphael Rabello —
Dois Irmaos ... CD Milestone, 1991. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Excellent work from Nacao Zumbi – one of the first groups to showcase the new sound of music in Brazil 20 years back – and still a combo who can come up with the good when they want to! The music here remains very true to the best NZ groove – a heady brew of rootsy elements, ... read moreCD
Fantastic Brazilian orchestral grooves from Luiz Arruda Paes – one of Brazil's most captivating orchestra leaders in the 60s, and an artist who really kept pace with some of the changes going on in his country's music. This record is most famous for Paes' incredible reading of Edu Lobo's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sublime meeting of these four legendary Brazilian talents – singers and musicians we're not used to hearing in each others' company, but who feel here as if they've been working together for a lifetime! The approach is beautiful – as each singer also plays a bit of acoustic guitar ... read moreCD
Marku Ribas —
Samba ... CD Tratore (Brazil), 2016. Used ...
A great return to form from the legendary Marku Ribas – an artist we love for his Brazilian funky classics of the 70s – still sounding great after all these years! Marku's always had a very deep vocal approach – at the bottom end of the sonic spectrum, which not only makes for a ... read moreCD
Strong work from Brazilian reed player Roberto Sion – one of the leading lights of the 80s fusion scene, and a great player with a lot of depth! The set's got the feel of other Som Da Gente albums from the time – far more than just a jazz album, with lots of weird twists and turns and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wagner Tiso & Paulo Moura —
Musica Viva ... CD Azul/Tom Brasil (Brazil), 2002. Used ...
Recent live material from Tiso and Moura – recorded separately, but both performing at SESC Pompeia, in Sao Paulo. Tiso's set is a back to jazz basics one – with Marcio Montarroyos on trumpet, Nico Assumpcao on bass, and some extra backing by the Rio Cello Ensemble. Tiso's piano is ... read moreCD
Live material recorded on "Brasil Night" at the 1983 Montreux jazz festival. The album's divided up into tracks by the three artists in the title – with titles that include "Ponta De Areia", "Maria Maria", and "Fe Cega Faca Amolada" by Milton ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from one of the greatest periods in Brazilian music – that heady late 60s/early 70s stretch when it seemed like everything was up for grabs – and new genres, new sounds, and new styles were being created all the time! This cooker of a collection focuses on the unique ... read moreCD