Jazz versions of classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim – all done by a group arranged and directed by guitarist Mario Adnet, and featuring guest work from Joyce, Helio Delmiro, Romero Lumbambo, and others! The sound here is really fresh – not merely just a reworking of Jobim's original ... read moreCD
Very cool album recorded by Luiz Bonfa in the US, with cool electric arrangements by Deodato, and a sound that's unlike anything else he's ever done! Some tracks even get downright funky, and there's a nice break or two on here, if you're the type that digs for that sort of thing. Titles include ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout notch and a small stain inside the gatefold.)
A 5CD package filled with great work from this Brazilian samba legend – three full albums, plus two discs of rare material too! First up is the Candeia album from 1970 – lovely samba work from Candeia, a singer with a voice that's richly expressive, but often without any effort at all ... read moreCD
A great set of soulful work from the contemporary Brazilian scene – a record that's made even better by the thoughtful production touches of Kassin! A few notches the wrong way, and Vanessa Da Mata might be a too-smooth pop singer – but in this setting, she's got a warmth that comes ... read moreCD
The rare 3rd album by Gilberto Gil, and a key piece of the Tropicalia puzzle – one of the most wildly experimental albums from those years, and Gil's last before going into exile! The sound is much more electric than his other albums from the late 60's – and the production, songwriting ... read moreCD
Luiz Henrique & Walter Wanderley —
Popcorn ... LP Verve, 1969. Near Mint- ...
An excellent collaboration between two of Verve's best Brazilian artists of the late 60s – the groovy organist Walter Wanderley, and the breezy breathy vocalist Luiz Henrique! The set is a perfect example of the way that Verve took bossa playing and gave it a groovy production twist – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful live set from Mart'nalia – done at a level that really focuses on her raw, raspy vocals – and with backing that's pure classic samba all the way through! The set features guest work from Martinho Da Vila, who also handled the music direction as well – and the whole ... read moreCD
Lovely work from Marisa Monte – perhaps a bit sweeter than some of her earlier stuff, but pretty darn catchy, and with some excellent production by Arto Lindsay! The tracks have a mellow breezy feel, with a compressed production style that includes a lot of flanged-out guitar, subtle ... read moreCD
When this album was first issued in the mid 90s by EMI, it quietly glided onto the market, with very little effect. Over the past few years, though, the record has slowly been championed by a large number of American critics and musicians, and has come to be one of the most critically acclaimed ... read moreCD
A real criss-crossing of styles here – lyrical MPB meets heavier production with lots of guitars – in a style that reminds us of the best work by Chico Science and some of his more recent heirs in Brazilian music! Titles include "Papo Macaco", "Abra A Boca", "Pa ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Morelenbaum 2/Sakamoto —
Casa ... CD Sony, 2002. Used ...
A light and lovely album from the trio of Jacques Morelenbaum cello, Paula Morelenbaum voice, and Ryuichi Sakamoto piano! The "casa" in the title refers to the "casa" of Antonio Carlos Jobim, where part of the album was recorded – as you may well hear in the Jobim-esque ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Tray card has a cutout hole.)
Clara Moreno —
Mutante ... CD Timewarp (UK), 2001. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A lovely set of dancefloor work from Clara Moreno – one that seems to take equal parts inspiration from the sounds of Rio, and from the sounds of the global club circuit! There's certainly a groove here that belies Clara's heritage in Brazilian music – but many of the tunes also bubble ... read moreCD
Certainly one of the best albums ever by this enigmatic Brazilian singer! Unlike some of her later records, which have a sound that's a bit weakly jazzy – this one draws from a rich portfolio of influences, and mixes them with Zizi's lively vocals in a style that's evocative of early work by ... read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)
Unfortunately, most of the classic albums by this great Brazilian singer languished out of print for far too long – but whether you've finally picked those up or not, this extensive "best of" is a wonderful listen! The style's a mix of jazzy and bossa material with some of her ... read moreCD
Very cool stuff! This is a nifty little promo-only CD of remixes of tracks from the last Tom Ze album for Luaka Bop. The sound is amazing, and the CD includes remixes by The High Llamas, Sean Lennon (?), Amon Tobin, Sasha Frere-Jones (of Ui), and John McEntire (of Tortoise, who are Ze's backing ... read moreCD
(Original US promo – in a cardboard sleeve cover.)
Brazilian music from the ground up – a fascinating array of recordings made as part of the film Moro No Brasil, presented in all their gritty brilliance! The focus here is on the music of the people – recorded either live in the streets or at Mika's Bar, as part of an all-star ... read moreCD