Killer reissue that combines both of the albums that Airto recorded for Buddah in the early 70s! The records were done with the help of Flora Purim and Hermeto Pascoal, plus Sivuca and Dom Um Romao – and they both boast perfect production, and just the right mix of Brazilian instrumentation ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear, a cutout notch, and a name in pen.)
Paulinho Da Costa —
Agora ... LP Pablo, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ...
A tasty session of west coast Brazilian grooves – cut by the great percussionist Paulinho Da Costa, with a group that includes Claudio Slon, Larry Williams, and Lee Ritenour. The record's got a very nice breezy feel – with a sound that's similar to some of the Fantasy Brazilian LPs of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small peeled spot from an old sticker.)
Cesar Machado —
Litoral ... LP Estudio Eldorado (Brazil), Mid 80s. Near Mint- ...
Most of this session's a bit sleepy – as percussionist Machado's allowed a bit too much electric instrumentation and smooth production to get into the mix – but those elements are also the ones that make the better tracks groove fairly well, with a smooth R&B fusion sound that's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty hard-jamming stuff – as Cesar goes to town with his Prisma group, with lots of keyboards in the lead, and solos on guitar and saxes. The set's a live recording, and titles include "Xique Xique", "Sabia", "Imagine", "Guaica", "Merda", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Sergio Mendes' most dreamy albums – quite different than both his vocal work with Brasil 66, and his smaller combo sides from Brazil! There's still a strong bossa component to the record – but the setting has Sergio's piano lines laid out over larger arrangements with a good ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album