One of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a way that nicely steps off of Airto's first few American releases, and warms the groove up with a nice dose of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early Jorge Ben stuff – very swingin', with a tight jazzy sound. Includes a lot of his early compositions, played by a big orchestra. With the cuts "Zope Zope", "Samba Menina", and "Samba Legal" – but the whole album is fantastic! Hard raspy Brazilian ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a small cutout hole.)
Luiz Bonfa —
Bonfa ... LP Dot, Late 60s. Very Good+ ...
One of Bonfa's better pop-bossa efforts of the 60s, and a record that features some pretty solid arrangements by Deodato. The record's still a mix of easy tunes and bossa ones, with the usual confusion of some of Bonfa's other American records – but the groove is pretty solid Now Sound stuff ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bossa Rio —
Alegria! ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
An incredibly groovy record – and one of two rare sides cut by Bossa Rio – a short-lived vocal group handled by Sergio Mendes! The sound here is kind of an extension of Sergio's work with Brasil 66 – but Bossa Rio have deeper chops vocally, with both male and female singers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The wonderful world of Antonio Carlos Jobim gets a whole lot bigger on this American release from the 60s – thanks to a collaboration with the great Nelson Riddle, the arranger whose work made so many of Frank Sinatra's albums so great! Riddle really understands the jazzy elements at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early bossa jazz from Sergio Mendes – recorded with his famous Bossa Rio combo, in the years before he moved to America! The album's a classic in Brazilian jazz – a tight album of bossa-inflected jazz tunes played with razor-sharp precision, handled with a style that went on to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing.)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil 77 —
Vintage 74 ... LP Bell, 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
An excellent little album that Sergio recorded in the US – with a sweet funky electric sound that's very different than his other work! At some level, the album has a feel that's almost like a hip 70s soundtrack – sporting these great arrangements by Dave Grusin that bring in a lot ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mid 80s album from Flora and Airto – a record that has the pair working in a relatively smooth style, typical of some of Concord's productions of the time – a touch on the California side at times, but managing to come up with some nice Brazilian grooves at others! The whole thing's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful stuff – and a record we never tire of hearing! This album's a sublime extension of the earlier Brazilian style of the Tamba Trio – in a set that has them adding a fourth member, and picking up some cool new sounds from producer Creed Taylor! The set brings the group's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cal Tjader & Charlie Byrd —
Tambu ... LP Fantasy, 1974. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Man! This one's a stunning 70s set from the great Cal Tjader – a set that features Charlie Byrd on guitar, and some especially great electric piano lines from Mike Wolff – which makes for a cool electric/acoustic combination that really sends the album home nicely! The record's light ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy pop organ tunes from Brazil's famous organist! Walter plays in the light peppy style he used on his Verve albums, with plenty of nice organ riffing all the way through! Most tracks are bossa numbers, and titles include "Go Go Theme", "Counting Stars", "White ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy organ bossa and samba tracks – recorded early on by Wanderley in Brasil, but released later in the U.S. to cash in on his success on Verve! The record has a lot of nice little Brazilian groovers – including an original Brazilian version of "Summer Samba", a great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album