Massively heavy sounds from A Bolha – a Brazilian group who were previously known as The Bubbles, and backed up Gal Costa during the Tropicalia years – but who work here in a fuzzy, bassy groove that's totally great – definitely an heir to the headier sounds of the UK scene at the ... (Rock, Brazil)read moreCD
Core piano lines from the Helio Alves trio – a group with a nicely deep sound, and one that's touched by a few Brazilian jazz elements too – especially on some of the tracks with guest instrumentation from trumpeter Claudio Roditi and guitarist Romero Lubambo! Most of the tunes here ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
Nicola Conte's working here with a great new singer – the lovely Stefania Dipierro, who brings in just the right sort of Brazilian vibe to fit the record's placement on the Far Out label! The style here is maybe a bit more Brazilian than some of Nicola's music on the Schema imprint – ... (New Grooves, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The music of Cartola, beautifully re-presented here by Teresa Cristina – who takes the songs, and instantly makes them her own! Cristina's vocal approach – light and lovely – is quite different from the deeper sound of Cartola – but the music has an equally rich spirit, ... read moreCD
Wonderful live work by Gilberto Gil – recorded on his triumphant return to Brazil in the early 70s! The groove is very very stripped down – and most tracks feature Gil out front on guitar, with backing by only keyboards and percussion. If you know Gil's work, though, you know that he ... read moreCD
Incredibly great work from Toninho Horta – especially considering that the album's a US release from the early 90s! Horta's working here in a tight trio with Gary Peacock on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – both players we can trust to keep things real, and help Toninho hit a groove ... read moreCD
One of Brazil's best jazz sessions of the 60s – and one of those records that shows that although Verve and other US labels could record their own version of bossa nova, the style still always sounded best when coming from Brazil! Drummer Edison Machado really nocks it out of the park here ... read moreCD
A very unique little record – and one with a sublime blend of Latin, soul, and vocal styles! The record's a fair bit more sophisticated than most other efforts like this from the 60s – thanks to a strong batch of talents that includes Gil Fuller on arrangements, Phil Moore III on piano ... (Latin, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jovino Santos Neto & Weber Lago with Joe Lovano —
Live At Caramoor ... CD Adventure Music, 2008. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Haunting piano lines from Jovino Santos Neto and Weber Iago – recorded live at the Caramoor Jazz Festival, in a way that has each player handling solo tracks, then coming together for some especially nice duet numbers! Both Neto and Iago have a really lyrical approach to the keys – one ... read moreCD
One of the most diverse albums that Elis Regina cut during the 70s – a set that seems to leap from style to style with each new track, and really build from some of the more staid and jazz-based styles of her other records! Cesar Camargo Mariano is still in charge of arrangements here, but ... read moreCD
Daniel Santiago —
Metropole ... CD Adventure Music, 2009. New Copy ...
A jazz album at heart, but one with some distinct Brazilian touches too – a warm blend of the guitar lines of Daniel Santiago with reeds from Josue Lopez and piano from Vitor Goncalves – all wrapped up in a set of rich flowing rhythms! There's some of the sensitivity here that you ... read moreCD
Ricardo Silveira & John Leftwich —
Cosmos ... CD Adventure Music, 2016. New Copy ...
A set that not only offers up some great work from co-leaders Ricardo Silveira on guitar and John Leftwich on bass – but one that also includes some of the best small group work we've heard from Hubert Laws in years! The legendary flautist really opens up on the record – with these ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
Ricardo Silveira & Vinicius Cantuaria —
RSVC ... CD Adventure Music, 2013. New Copy ...
One of the warmest, most intimate records we've ever heard from Vinicius Cantuaria – and one of the most beautiful too! The set's got Vinicius on vocals and guitar, in the company of guitarist Ricardo Silveira, and no other instrumentation at all – which makes for a wonderfully airy ... read moreCD
Benjamim Taubkin/Sergio Reze/Zeca Assumpcao —
Trio + 1 ... CD Adventure Music, 2009. New Copy ...
A jazzy trio, augmented with some sweet trumpet lines – a beautiful little session that's got all the intimate qualities of Benjamim Taubkin's other work, but a bit more punch as well! Taubkin's piano is joined by the bass of Zeca Assumpcao and drums of Sergio Reze in the core trio – ... read moreCD
Surprisingly nice set of bossa material, recorded in a live setting by this famous pianist who was once the leader of the group Bossa Tres. The recording features a small trio format, augmented by vocals on some tracks by the little-known Silvana, a decent enough cocktail-type vocalist. Titles ... read moreCD
The Winds of Brazil is a pretty heady little group – one that features work by Brazilian reed players Teco Cardoso, Vinicius Dorin, Lea Freire, Mauro Rodrigues, and Paulo Moura – all working here in a slightly-orchestral performance of Brazilian classics and original numbers! There's a ... read moreCD
For the past few years, the UK-based Far Out label has been redefining the sound of Brazilian music. The label's run by DJ Joe Davis – the man who brought the world the Blue Brazil and Brazilica series, and the person who turned the London scene onto Brazilian grooves in a major way. Far ... read moreCD