Banda Mantiqueira —
Aldeia ... CD Blue Jackel, 2007. Used ...
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A lively Brazilian instrumental combo filled with plenty of work on horns – done at a level that's partly jazz, but which also links to older Brazilian instrumental traditions as well! The group features a brace of trumpets and an especially strong sax section – sometimes working in ... read moreCD
Jorge Ben —
Sucessos ... LP Som Livre (Brazil), Late 70s/Early 80s. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has some light wear.)
Maria Bethania/Caetano Veloso/Novos Baianos/Tom Ze —
Gala 79 ... LP Sigia (Brazil), 1979. Very Good ...
A better-than-usual set of live tracks – recorded at a festival in 1979, and featuring some really great moments! Tom Ze checks in with some of the best work on the set – a moody and electric version of "Irene", a sad and spare tune called "Qualquer Bobagem", and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pure bossa magic – and a wonderful illustration of why the early music of Joao Gilberto was so tremendous! (Actually, all of his music is tremendous, but that seems to be especially the case here!) The tracks are all fantastic – breezy, breathy, and almost effortlessly sung throughout ... read moreCD
Egberto Gismonti —
Sanfona ... LP ECM, 1981. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
One of Gismonti's straighter jazz albums, but one that's still filled with a lot of fantastically conceived turns and changes, in the manner of his best compositions. This is a 2LP set, with 1 album of performances by a quartet that includes Mauro Senise on reeds and Zeca Assumpacao on bass. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great collaboration between older samba stars from Brazil – a lineup that includes Wilson Das Neves, Fabricio, Toninho Fuleiro, Ze Luis, Lindomar, Capoeira Da Cuica, and others – all coming together in a warmly rootsy mode! The session's heavy on percussion and guitar-based rhythms ... read moreCD
Incredible work from Luiz Henrique – one of our favorite singers of the 60s bossa era, heard here with some completely sublime arrangements! Luiz has a bit more jazz in his voice than some of his contemporaries – a great ability to sing both regular lyrics and wordless scatting – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A breezy bossa classic from Jobim – recorded in LA, in case you couldn't tell from the cover image that has ol' AC standing with his guitar in a Pacific sunset! The sound's got a nice easy finish – with arrangements by Deodato and Maestro Gaya that are very much in the spirit of Jobim's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A HUGE batch of samba-soul grooves from Seu Jorge! Jorge previously knocked around Brazil as a member of the late 90s pop group Farofa Carioca, but his first solo outing is a massive step forward into the upper echelon of the Brazilian scene! Like the best of his contemporaries, Jorge uses the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tremendously beautiful work from one of our favorite-ever artists – performing here in a genre unto itself! We've always loved Seu Jorge's own work – the funky samba tunes and mellower guitar work that have made him one of the most exciting talents from Brazil in recent years – ... read moreCD
Joyce & Kenny Werner —
Poesia ... CD Pirouet (Germany), 2015. New Copy ...
One of the mellowest, moodiest albums we've ever heard from the lovely Joyce – a spare set of duets with pianist Kenny Werner, done in a style that definitely reflects the poetry promised in the title! The album's almost more of a jazz vocal setting than Joyce's usual bossa and more breezy ... read moreCD
Le Trio Camara —
Le Trio Camara ... CD Saravah/Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1968. New Copy ...
Bossa jazz from the French scene of the 60s – an ultra-hip album issued on the legendary Saravah Records label – and one that's one of the best illustrations of the label's way of blending together jazz and other global styles! The group here is a trio, with Fernando Martins on some ... read moreCD
There's definitely a lot of jazz influence going on here – as the way Romero handles his guitar brings out some of the careful, chromatic phrasing you might hear from a jazz guitarist of the 50s or 60s – but in a format that's still filled with lots of Brazilian elements too! The ... read moreCD
A mixture of bossa tunes and other titles that have a more flowery, more emotional pop approach to them. Maysa's vocals are still quite strong, though, and the best cuts have lightly crafted arrangements that breeze along better than the others. Titles include "Raizes", "Chorou ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing album of icy Brazilian jazz and sweet electric funk! Singer Ana Mazzotti is at the head of the session – singing with this breezy style that's at once cold and warm, cool and emotive – and she's backed by a small jazz combo with some incredible moog, Arp, and organ from Jose ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
One of our favorite records from the later years of Baden Powell – mostly because the set's got an approach that's as upbeat and vibrant as our favorite Powell recordings of the 60s and 70s! Baden's really on fire here – as dexterous and complex as always on the guitar, but even more ... read moreCD
Tocando ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1977. Very Good ...
A nice little solo record from guitarist Toquino – featuring a number of excellent original compositions, most of which are spare guitar instrumentals, with occasional other backing on sax or strings. Titles include "Caro Raul", "Regra Tres", "Suite Argentina", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Caetano Veloso —
Joia ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1975. Very Good ...
Caetano Veloso in a wonderfully intimate mode – singing in this great spare setting that features only a bit of minimal instrumentation on guitar, percussion, and keyboards – a style that's very much in the best territory of his Qualquer Coisa record! Veloso's vocals are wonderful in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the original naked family cover, which has a light stain near the bottom. Top cover seam is also slightly unglued.)