A wonderful tribute to the music of Baden Powell – way different than the simple solo acoustic set that you might normally get – and instead, a cool batch of larger arrangements that showcase a totally different side of Powell's tunes! The album's a great reminder that amidst some of ... read moreCD
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Antonio Adolfo —
Jinga ... CD Happy Hour, 1990. Used ...
One of the coolest, grooviest albums you'll ever hear from the legendary percussionist Airto – a set that mixes his own Brazilian roots with the electric genius of 70s CTI – all with stunning results! Airto's in the lead – and blows some beautiful wood flute lines alongside ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
The Gods of Jazz give plenty of help to Airto here – in a fair turn too, given that Airto graced some of their best records in the 70s! The percussionist works here as the leader, amidst other players who include Herbie Hancock on piano and keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, Chick Corea on ... read moreCD
Two 70s gems from this bossa legend! Ele E Johnny Alf is one of the greatest albums ever recorded by Johnny – a sweet and mellow set of tracks that retains all the charm of his earlier bossa work, yet which adds in some warmer electric touches to really expand the sound. The set's totally ... read moreCD
A lovely little Brazilian-styled set from tenorist Harry Allen – and one that features vocals and guitar from the wonderful Joyce! Almost all titles are originals by Antonio Carlos Jobim – as you'd guess from the title – but Allen's deep-voiced approach moves them into very ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
Quite possibly the best release so far on Adventure Music – a really beautiful blend of acoustic guitar, jazzy flute, warm bass, and earthy percussion! Guitarist Marcos Amorim is clearly the star of the show here, but the album's also got a strongly collaborative spirit that takes the set ... read moreCD
Warmly introspective work from Brazilian guitarist Marcos Amorim – playing a variety of acoustic and electric guitars, in a trio session that features bass by Ney Conceicao, and drums and percussion from Robertinho Silva. Most of the tracks are originals, done in a spacious, post-Metheny ... read moreCD
Leny Andrade —
Alvoroco ... CD Odeon/Joia Moderna (Brazil), 1973. New Copy ...
One of the coolest albums ever from Brazilian singer Leny Andrae – a set that takes her way past the usual jazz and bossa of other records, into territory that's completely sublime! The record features arrangements from some of the most sophisticated talents of the early 70s scene in Brazil ... read moreCD
A later session by one of the biggest Brazilian samba groups of the 40s – recorded in a leaner samba style that updates their sound nicely, and which really brings the vocals to the forefront. There's some great harmonies on some of the tracks, and at least half the tracks are compositions ... read moreCD
Reissue of a 1963 album that brings together 40s and 50s recordings by this famous group – vocal harmonies and guitars grooving together in an early samba mode. Tracks include "Perdida", "Chegando Mais", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Amaralina", "Bolin ... read moreCD
The only album we've ever seen by Hermes Aquino – a mid 70s singer/songwriter from Brazil, of the same post-bossa generation as Lo Borges and Milton Nascimento! Like those bigger names, Hermes works here in a style that's both personal and more wide-ranging – great songs helped along ... read moreCD
Sublime vocals from Clarice Assad – a singer who's got some ties to older Brazilian traditions, but who also really makes things all her own – with a dynamic sense of phrasing that's perfectly backed up by some equally great instrumentation! Clarice handled all the arrangments – ... read moreCD
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Geraldo Azevedo —
Berekeke ... CD Amazone/Hot Productions, 1991. Used ...
Fenix ... CD Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy ...
The legendary Azymuth rises from the ashes – on this, their first record after the passing of keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami – with a sound that takes us back to the amazing cosmic funk of their first few albums in the 70s! The new keyboardist, Kiko Continentino, has a sound that's ... read moreCD
Sweet later work from bossa jazz drummer Milton Banana – a set of tunes delivered as a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, but done very much in the spirit of Banana's best 70s work! The style here is a bit more expansive than Milton's harder-edged sets of the 60s – core trio work ... read moreCD
Banda Mantiqueira —
Con Alma ... CD SESCSP (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ...
Jazzy work from this Brazilian ensemble – a group who seek to bring older choro, samba, and bossa forms forward – while also mixing them with a bit of jazz from the American scene too! The group's especially strong on reedwork – both from leader Nailor Proventa, who plays alto ... read moreCD
Ayu ... CD Mr Bongo (UK), 2016. New Copy ...
Very cool sounds from this unique Brazilian group – an ensemble whose music mostly comes from their voices and percussive sounds made on their bodies! The approach is surprisingly great – and maybe not nearly as squishy as you'd expect – as there's a clean, clear sound to the ... read moreCD
Vincente Barreto —
Cambaco ... CD Guara (Brazil), 2016. New Copy ...
Fantastic work from Vicente Barreto – an artist who's been making music for decades in Brazil, but maybe has never sounded this fresh or exciting before! The set's got a surprisingly sharp edge – much more like some of the much younger indie records from the scene, but with a depth ... read moreCD
Sweet and jazzy pop from Bebeto – summery samba mixed with nice traces of electric funk and an overall warm sort of Brazilian groove! The first album on the set is the best – with an edge that's slightly harder – but overall, this well-priced package is a great introduction to ... read moreCD
Funky, soulful, and totally wonderful – a wicked late 70s live set from Jorge Ben – and one of his few post-Philips albums that really holds onto the best energy from earlier years! The date's a live one, and the group grooves in a style that's got plenty of Africa Brasil touches ... read moreCD
A sweet little album from Jorge Ben – an 80s groover with a sound that's a bit of a change from his 70s classics! The backings show Ben picking up some modern soul elements from the US scene of the time – but these are also mixed with some rougher, rhythmic styles that are definitely ... read moreCD
Amazing stuff! Jorge Ben never made a bad record in the 60s – and this is one of his best! The album's filled with tight jaunty numbers that mix big band samba arrangements with quickly strummed guitar, and Jorge's wonderfully raw vocals – all classic stuff for Jorge, but a style that ... read moreCD
Jorge Ben —
Big Ben ... CD Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1963. New Copy ...
Brilliant early work from Jorge Ben – a set that shouldn't be confused with the US album of the same name, and which is one of Jorge's first few gems of the 60s! The album's got Ben stepping out with a slightly jazzier feel than on his debut – a style that's still heavily steeped in ... read moreCD
One of Jorge Ben's greatest albums – a groundbreaking blend of samba and soul that forever went onto transform the face of Brazilian music! The record works off the groove set down by Jorge's earlier hit "Mas Que Nada" (which appears on another LP), and takes the blend of bossa, ... read moreCD
An overlooked treasure from the great Jorge Ben – an album recorded between the fame of his "Taj Mahal" hit and Africa Brasil classic – and a set that's every bit as wonderful as those two records! There's a tight, choppy groove to most of the set – that mix of samba, ... read moreCD
A pretty nice little collection of Maria's work for Philips – mostly from the mid 70s, when she was working in that wonderful baroque mode of hers, extra-dramatic, with lots of wonderful arrangements that propelled songs by Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, and others into a whole new territory! ... read moreCD
One of the earliest of the classic Verve bossa nova sessions of the 60s – and a wonderful showcase for the talents of guitarist Luiz Bonfa! Most of Bonfa's previous recordings were done in a very spare or solo mode – and this set makes a nice change by adding in some larger ... read moreCD
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Maybe one of the best-remembered albums from the legendary 70s run of Joao Bosco – a set that manages to bring together jazzy instrumentation, samba rhythms, folksy elements, and a whole new level of songwriting – all in a blend that beautifully announces Bosco's genius to the world! ... read moreCD
Some of the grooviest work ever cut by Brazilian trombonist Waltel Branco – a set that's very different than just about anything he ever put on record, and which is also material used in an early 70s TV series as well! The sound here is kind of a criss-cross between some of the cool ... read moreCD
Beautiful live material by Chico – and the best record he's made in years! The set has a similar feel to the recent Gal Costa live set on BMG – with 2 discs worth of material, recorded with backing by a great little combo in an intimate live setting. Chico's voice is incredibly warm, ... read moreCD
One of Chico's strongest albums of the late 70s – a masterful set of sophisticated tunes, recorded with some great guest help from Milton Nascimento, Zizi Possi, and Elba Ramalho! The album's got a slightly melancholy feel overall – not completely somber, but a slightly world-weary ... read moreCD
A wonderful mid 70s album by Chico Buarque – proof that he was still one heck of a songwriter, and a pretty decent singer, despite the fact that he'd grown a silly-looking moustache! The production's very nice, too – with that excellent compressed sound that was being used on some ... read moreCD
That's a young mug shot of Chico Buarque on the cover, but the album's a later effort from the 90s – and one that really holds us rapt with the brilliance of Chico's mature songwriting and performance! The record's part of that ever-growing legacy that may well make Buarque one of the ... read moreCD
A live recording from 1986 – featuring Chico Buarque and Caetano Veloso performing with an assortment of famous guests that includes Astor Piazzolla, Rita Lee, Jorge Ben, Elza Soares and Casuza. Some of the guests get a full track to themselves – without Caetano or Chico joining in ... read moreCD
An amazing tribute to the great work of Chico Buarque! Chico's an artist who's had by far the most wide-ranging effect of any of Brazil's MPB giants – and his rich history of songwriting spans the bossa years, through the Tropicalia era, right up into the modern age. This whopping 8 volume ... read moreCD
The classic recording of Chico Buarque's opera Malandro – done with the supervision of Chico himself, who also stars on vocals along with singers that include Gal Costa, Zizi Possi, MPB4, Nara Leao, Alcione, Moreira Da Silva, and Francis Hime. Hime handled the arrangements and directed the ... read moreCD
An early record that really links Chico Buarque to the European scene – an audience that would keep Chico's music strong for many years, and with a reach that went far beyond some of his contemporaries! The set was recorded in Italy, but with all the charm and sparkle of his classic ... read moreCD
A wealth of early work from the lovely Celly Campello – one of the biggest girl pop icons in the Brazilian scene of the 60s! Celly's work is more inspired by American rock and roll than previous Brazilian styles – and as such, these records are a crucial part in the formation of the ... read moreCD
An overlooked bit of contemporary genius from Brazil – a record that has all the depth, soul, and complexity of some of our favorites from decades back – and also the same sort of instantly-grabbing sound that transcends the boundaries of nation or language! Rodrigo Campos is a hell of ... read moreCD
One Brazilian music legend pays tribute to another – as Elizeth Cardoso sings a loving batch of tunes written by the great Ary Barroso! The production is light and modern, providing a nice counterpoint to the older tunes in the set – and Cardoso's voice has mellowed nicely with age, ... read moreCD
Erasmo Carlos sounds even cooler here than usual – still working with tunes penned with his brother Roberto – but also taking on music by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Marcos Valle too! There's a heady undercurrent to the record that's maybe a filtering-through of an earlier ... read moreCD
A seminal set from Erasmo Carlos – a record that has him stepping past the simpler rock modes of his youth, and really embracing some of the great changes going on in Brazilian music at the start of the 70s! These changes aren't just the expected psych modes, but also some of the more lofty, ... read moreCD
A record filled with cover images that run from Richard Nixon to Elvis Presley, to Mick Jagger, Caetano Veloso, Chairman Mao, Jorge Ben, Jimi Hendrix, and Andy Warhol – and a set whose sound definitely seems to live up to such heady company from the 20th century! Erasmo Carlos is at his ... read moreCD
Incredibly solid 70s work by Cartola – recorded in that lean, folksy style used in his best records at the time – and done in a way that keeps the samba groove at an incredibly warm and personal level! The vocals here are the main attraction – recorded with a homey sort of ... read moreCD
Cartola may be 70 years old at the time of this set, but his vocals still sound pretty darn great – and if anything, the passage of time seems to have deepened his sound even more! As with other gems from this revival period in Cartola's career, the sound is warmly traditional, but never too ... read moreCD
A beautiful album of soulful samba tunes – recorded late in the life of singer Cartola, with a gently swinging sound that leaves a nice focus on his still-strong vocals! Cartola's at the height of his powers here – expressive in just the right way, but never going too far off the deep ... read moreCD
Beth Carvalho was one of the leading lights of the new samba generation of the 70s – and this great little album is a good illustration of the lady at her best! Beth can hit a lively groove with the best of them, but also bring a bit more expression to her voice as well – sometimes ... read moreCD
A real 70s gem from the legendary Beth Carvalo – a samba singer with a sound that's always stronger than we'd guess from the cover! Beth has this real depth to her vocals that grabs us right away – a soulful quality that comes through especially well in this setting – as Carvalho ... read moreCD
It's singers like Beth Carvalho who keep the samba alive in Brazil – as her lovely voice and fresh style kept the music interesting for a whole new generation of listeners in the 70s. This 20 track set features some of her best work from the early days – all recorded for EMI/Odeon ... read moreCD
Wonderfully warm and intimate recordings from the great Nelson Cavaquinho – a skilled musician whose talent on the instrument that was his namesake was equal to Baden Powell's on the regular guitar. His vocals are also great – with a dusky folksy quality that complements his playing ... read moreCD
2 early 10" LPs by Dorival Caymmi – back to back on one CD! The set's a great way to catch the early genius of Caymmi – a mixture of the samba and romantic styles of the 50s, done with a style that's both more personal and more sophisticated than many other artists of the time. ... read moreCD
Moody female vocals from Brazil – a great early 70s album with a dreamy feel and a nice electric touch! In a way, the album's a fair bit like the Ana Mazzotti album from the same period, with a mix of some funky scatting vocal numbers, and other tunes that are more laidback, but which fit ... read moreCD
Chiclete Com Banana —
13 ... CD RCA/BMG (Brazil), 1993. Used ...