Great great great early stuff from Jorge Ben! He cut this album right on the heels of his big hits "Mas Que Nada" and "Chove Chuva", and the record's filled with peppy, jazzy, samba-sounding tracks, sung by Ben in a deep soulful voice. The set's a perfect bridge between the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(90s pressing, on Beverly, but still ultra-rare. Vinyl is great – but cover image is slightly askew – as if the printing plates were off a bit.)
Spare, simple work from Djavan – the kind of soulful set that made him one of the most dramatic mainstream talents in Brazil at the start of the 80s – and one of the few of his generation to reach out to a larger global market! The album's got a very Milton Nascimento sort of vibe ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has an unglued top seam and import sticker.)
One of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums – and quite possibly our personal favorite! The record features beautifully understated arrangements by Joao Donato, Don Sebesky, and Claus Ogerman – and the instrumentation is a haunting mix of bossa rhythms with darker orchestrations that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderfully warm electric work from Edu Lobo – a sublime late 70s set that we'd stack right up there with our favorite albums of the time by artists like Joyce, Marcos Valle, or Joao Donato! As with all three of those artists, Edu uses some 70s electric elements to really transform his sound ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the funkiest albums Sergio Mendes ever recorded – a monster of a record that's filled with enough dancefloor groovers to have had a big impact on the soul market in the US! There's still elements of the older Mendes modes – especially in the way the vocals float nicely through ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued top seam.)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 —
Stillness ... LP A&M, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ...
A real classic from Sergio Mendes – probably most famous for its funky bits! The record pushes past the formula of the earlier Brasil 66 albums, and goes for a more sophisticated approach that adds in some sweet electric moments, more complicated grooves, and an overall sound that's even ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a bit of pen on front, and remnants of a sticker on back.)
Marisa Monte —
MM ... LP EMI (Brazil), 1989. Near Mint- ...
The first album by Marisa, and one that's got a more straight-ahead feel than some of her later work. The record is a live recording (odd for a first album!) that has Marisa backed by a nice group that includes Roberto Alves on piano – and the set list includes a version of Os Mutantes' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original insert, with lyrics. Cover has light edge wear.)