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Sergio & Eduardo AbreuBBC Recital 1970 ... CD
Guitar Coop (Brazil), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
Beautiful guitar work from the duo of Sergio and Eduardo Abreu – recorded here by the BBC during their short span of fame on the international scene! Both guitarists are Brazilian, but work together here with a complexity that goes back to the baroque era – then inflected by some of ... read more CD

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Antonio AdolfoHybrido – From Rio To Wayne Shorter ... CD
Rob (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
A beautiful jazz album from Brazilian arranger Antonio Adolfo – and a tribute to saxophone great Wayne Shorter, but done with a very personal feel! Adolfo's an artist with work that stretches back to the 60s – when he often worked with groovy larger arrangements – but in recent ... read more CD

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Airto/DeodatoFingers/Airto & Deodato In Concert ... CD
CTI/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99
CTI Records meets that Brazilian fusion sound of the 70s – served up here on two classic albums! Fingers is 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 ... read more CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Antonio Carlos & JocafiMudei De Ideia ... CD
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $8.99 11.98
An amazing bit of Brazilian funk – and the best album ever by this exciting soulful duo! The record's their first, and it's got a crackling intensity that you don't always find on their other albums – a groove that mixes hard samba with bass-heavy funk, with a sound that makes them one ... read more CD

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Arnaldo AntunesRSTUVXZ ... CD
Pommelo (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
Fantastic work from one of the most creatively consistent talents in Brazilian music – and a record that really hangs on to all the early genius that Arnaldo Antunes brought to his music! The sense of language here is almost enough to make us love the record – the way that Antunes ... read more CD

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Marcos ArielNoite Feliz ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99
A set of solo piano Christmas tunes from Brazilian keyboardist Marcos Ariel – a record that seems to start out with a familiar vibe, but then takes off into some very nice directions of its own! Ariel serves up a relatively straight take on "Jingle Bells" at the start – ... (Holiday Music, Brazil) read more CD

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Drika BarbosaEspelho ... CD
Pommelo (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A nice little EP from Brazilian soul singer Drika Barbosa – an artist we're only discovering with this release, but who we expect to be hearing from in years to come! Drika's got a smooth flow on most tracks – one that really seems inspired by better American R&B of recent years, ... read more CD

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BellsBells ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99
The Bells serve up a great blend of garage rock modes and Brazilian elements on this debut album from the 60s – a sweet small combo style that's heavy on swirling organ lines and echoey guitar! As with some of the other jovem guarda groups of the period, these guys lean heavily on influences ... read more CD

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Jorge BenBen (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy ... $5.99 18.98
A stunner of a record from the mighty Jorge Ben – and a record that catapulted the Brazilian singer to international fame at the time! Ben had already been making magic for almost a decade down in Brazil – and his compositions and grooves left an undeniable impact on the scene in the ... read more CD
(Limited edition of 2000 copies – in a nice LP-styled sleeve!)

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Jorge BenJorge Ben – Serie Sem Limite ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1960s/Early 70s/Mid 90s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99
A great set that features mostly material from Jorge's classic early years at Philips – plus a few more titles of recent vintage! The early stuff's the best, though – and it ranges from driving soulful bossa, to some of the experimental funky styles that Joao used during the early 70s. ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jorge BenJorge Ben (1969) ... CD
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
A samba soul masterpiece from Jorge Ben – one of the most brilliant records to come out the fertile late 60s Brazilian scene – and an incredible album that works with the psychedelic flourishes of Ben's contemporaries and a deeper undercurrent of soul & funk! This is one of the ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)

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Maria BethaniaCiclo ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1983. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A nicely rootsy little album from Maria Bethania – recorded during a period when some of her music could often sound much fuller and more electric! The album's got subtle help from Toninho Horta, Dori Caymmi, and Guto Graca Mello – all of whom arrange Maria's vocals in a sophisticated ... read more CD

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✨✧ Maria BethaniaPassaro Proibido ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
An amazing 70s album from the legendary Maria Bethania – one of those records that's without precedent, and which comes together in an array of styles that's simply breathtaking! The sound here is a bit more focused and mature than some of Maria's earlier records, but the overall work is no ... read more CD

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Mario BiondiBrasil (with bonus track) ... CD
Sony (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A fantastic new setting for the magnificent voice of Mario Biondi – a set that has the Italian crooner working alongside co-producer Kassin – who helps give Mario this very groovy take on Brazilian music! The style is mostly upbeat and soulful – a bit like the grooves on early ... (New Grooves, Brazil) read more CD

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Bixiga 70Quebra Cabeca ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
In the world of global grooves, Bixiga 70 have always been a bit unique – they hail from Brazil, love Afro Funk, but also never it those easy modes that makes so may other combos sound like they're just trying to go for the sound of Lagos in the 70s! Instead, these guys seem to have ... read more CD
Also available Quebra Cabeca (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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Black JuniorsBlack Juniors ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
A real obscurity from the Brazilian scene of the 80s – an album by a group who must have been one of the first hip hop acts to cut a record down there – working in a tight mix of old school styles and electro funk modes! There's more of a street soul approach overall – as ... read more CD

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Luiz BonfaBrazilian Scene ... CD
Philips/Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $9.99
A great little session from Luiz Bonfa – one that features a hip core combo mixed with slightly larger backings – all in a groove that really stands out from other mainstream bossa albums of the 60s! Bonfa's acoustic guitar is set up here with Jerome Richardson on flute, Don Payne on ... read more CD
(Part of the Bossa Nova 60th Celebration series!)

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Luiz BonfaLuiz Bonfa – Composer Of Black Orpheus Plays & Sings Bossa Nova ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $14.99
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 more CD
(Part of the Bossa Nova 60th Celebration series!)
Also available
Composer Of Black Orpheus Plays & Sings Bossa Nova ... LP 19.99
Luiz Bonfa – Composer Of Black Orpheus Plays & Sings Bossa Nova ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Chico BuarqueCaravanas – Ao Vivo ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $34.99
A fantastic live follow-up to the Caravanas album by Chico Buarque – and done at a similar level that shows that Chico's lost none of his charms as the years go by! The set's got the man upfront, singing and playing acoustic guitar – with a combo behind him, kicking up the rhythms in a ... read more CD

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Chico BuarqueMeus Caros Amigos ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 more CD

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Chico Buarque & Maria BethaniaChico e Maria Ao Vivo ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic illustration of the live music tradition on Brazil – one that really arose on records during the 60s, and blossomed strongly on 70s records like this – which feel almost more like an event than a recorded document! The concert features a magnificent meeting of Chico Buarque ... read more CD

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Beth CarvalhoPandeiro E Viola ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Brazil), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The title's no lie, as the album features plenty of guitar and percussion next to the great vocals of Beth Carvalho – just the sort of lively samba backings that make her 70s albums so wonderful! There's a stripped-down, no-nonsense approach to the set – that surprisingly rootsy ... read more CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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Dorival Caymmi & Tom JobimCaymmi Visita Tom ... CD
Elenco (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A landmark meeting of two Brazilian generations! The older singer/songwriter Dorival Caymmi meets up with Tom Jobim in this moody session of stripped-down tracks recorded in the famous Elenco style – and the result is a classic album that spans two generations of Brazilian music. Dorival ... read more CD

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CelesteCinco E Triste Da Manha ... CD
Tapecar/Amazon (Brazil), Early 70s. New Copy ... $2.99
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 more CD

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CeliaCelia ... CD
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A beautifully groovy album from Celia Reis – maybe the hippest set ever from this Brazilian singer who was equally at home in samba and bossa modes! Production and arrangements are by Arthur Verocai – which will give you an idea of the creativity that went into the record – as ... read more CD

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Luiz Chaves E Seu ConjuntoProjecao (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RGE/Bomba (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $26.99
Bossa jazz doesn't get any better than this! The album's a rare little gem led by bassist Luiz Chaves – recorded in 1963, with a swinging mix of jazzy styles, and instrumentation that includes piano, guitar, tenor sax, alto, trumpet, and a slight bit of guitar. The group grooves with a ... read more CD

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Gal CostaAquarela Do Brasil ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1980. New Copy ... $11.99
Gal Costa pays tribute to one of the greatest Brazilian songwriters of an earlier age – the great Ary Barroso, one of the first to also get his songs translated into other global languages too! The language here is all Portuguese, though – but nicely updated by Gal in that range of ... read more CD
Also available Aquarela Do Brasil ... CD 4.99

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Gal CostaEstratoferica – Ao Vivo ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2017. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A nice little live set that follows off the same sort of energy as the studio album Estratoferica – which has Gal Costa coming across with a more youthful vibe than she's had in years! As with that record, Gal's working here with a group of younger musicians – players who bring more ... read more CD
Also available Estratoferica – Ao Vivo (DVD) ... DVD 29.99

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Gal CostaGal (1969) ... CD
Philips/Mercury (Brazil), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
Heady heady work from the legendary Gal Costa – caught here right at her early best, smack dab in the middle of the Tropicalia years! The album's one of Gal's legendary collaborations with arranger Rogerio Duprat – and it's very much in the spirit of her other incredible session from ... read more CD
Also available Gal (1969) (Japanese version) ... CD 9.99

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Gal CostaGal A Todo Vapor – Fa Tal ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1971. New Copy ... $15.99
An incredible live album from Gal Costa – one that's easily as great as any of her studio albums from the time! But unlike the studio albums, the style here is quite spare and intimate – a very personal presentation of Gal's music, recorded in a way that has her starting out nearly ... read more CD

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Gal CostaGal Canta Caymmi ... CD
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Gal Costa sings the music of Dorival Caymmi, but does so at a level that's completely different than his classics – often adding in currents of funk, jazz, and samba soul – sometimes with help from Joao Donato, who also plays keyboards on the set! The record's a perfect blend of modes ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)

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Gal CostaIndia ... CD
Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio ... read more CD

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✨✧ Gal CostaLegal ... CD
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
Essential early material by Gal Costa! The record is her first after the immediate Tropicalia years, and it's a stunning blend of styles that seems to draw heavily from changes going on in the American rock scene at the time. The core of the music is still steeped in Brazilian elements – ... read more CD
(Limited edition!)
Also available Legal (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Yamandu CostaRecanto ... CD
Bagual (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A great little set from guitarist Yamandu Costa – one that follows in the legacy of previous albums of Brazilian guitar, but which also draws plenty of inspiration from the larger South American scene as well! Costa originally intended the set as a solo record, but soon found himself working ... read more CD

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Maria CreuzaPaixao Acesa ... CD
Arca/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
Warmly wonderful sounds from Maria Creuza – really coming into her own at the time of this mid 80s set – and finding a way to blend together rootsy sounds and sophisticated production – all with a result that's a bit like Gal Costa at the time! There's a gentle feel to the set ... read more CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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Maria CreuzaPura Magica ... CD
Arca/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $9.99
Pure magic from the lovely Maria Creuza – a singer who only seems to get more soulful as the years go on! The set's got a different feel than some of Maria's earlier work – rootsy some minutes, but with a soul-styled sophistication at others – often arranged with jazzy ... read more CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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Vanessa Da MataCaixinha De Musica – Ao Vivo ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic live set from Vanessa Da Mata – one that has her commanding the crowd with the sort of majesty that usually is just reserved for MPB artists of the golden age – at once intimately personal, but also able to project her depth to a large audience with effortless ease! Music ... read more CD
Also available Caixinha De Musica – Ao Vivo (CD & DVD) ... CD 16.99

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Vanessa Da MataCaixinha De Musica – Ao Vivo (CD & DVD) ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2017. New Copy CD & DVD ... $16.99
A fantastic live set from Vanessa Da Mata – one that has her commanding the crowd with the sort of majesty that usually is just reserved for MPB artists of the golden age – at once intimately personal, but also able to project her depth to a large audience with effortless ease! Music ... read more CD

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Martinho Da VilaAlo Vila Isabeeeel ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Still-tremendous work from one of the greatest voices in samba music – working here in a set that's filled with lively rhythms, and which also features a few younger guests in the spotlight as well! Martinho's voice is full of charm, with this raspy edge that belies his maturity – but ... read more CD

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Wilson Das NevesPra Gente Fazer Mais Um Samba ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2010. New Copy ... $5.99
Warm and soulful samba from Wilson Das Neves – an artist who's reemerged a bit in recent years, but still working with all the swinging charm he had in the 60s and 70s! The set's got some lyrical touches that are mighty nice, and which fit well with the raspy quality of Wilson's aging vocals ... read more CD

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Wilson Das NevesSe Me Chamar O Sorte ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2013. New Copy ... $5.99
Beautiful work from Wilson Das Neves – as mature and poised as his image on the cover, but still filled with the depth and soul we remember from years back! The vocals have this raspy charm that definitely underscores Wilson's years on this planet – and the backings have this warmth ... read more CD

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DeodatoOs Catedraticos – Ataque ... CD
Equipe/Far Out (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
An organ bossa classic from the legendary Eumir Deodato – one of his strongest albums from his early years in Brazil! There's a very jazzy feel to the set all the way through – thanks to a tightly arranged group that not only features the organ and percussion you might expect from such ... read more CD
Also available Os Catedraticos – Ataque (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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DeodatoPrelude/Deodato 2 ... CD
CTI/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy ... $18.99
A pair of classics from Deodato – back to back on a single high-quality CD! First up is Prelude – a legendary album from the 70s funk scene – and one of the crowning achievements of keyboard maestro Eumir Deodato! Deodato got his start during the bossa years of the 60s – ... (Jazz, Brazil) read more CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – works on standard CD players!)

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Djalma DiasDestaque ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Wicked samba from Djalma Dias – served up with a nice undercurrent of soul on a few tracks, too! Waltel Branco handles the arrangements, and gives the record a great little groove – one that's a mix of percussive samba elements and fuller backings at points – very lively overall, ... read more CD

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Jackson Do PandeiroAnos 60 (A Braza No Norte/O Cabra Da Peste/Jackson Do Pandeiro E Sucesso/Mais Um Pouquinho Raridades) (4CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s. New Copy 4CD ... $34.99 63.99
A great samba artist from the Brazilian scene – represented here by three full albums from the 60s, plus a bonus disc of rare material well! Jackson Do Pandeiro takes his name from the percussion instrument used in his music – kind of a bigger, more drum-like tambourine – used to ... read more CD

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Domenico (Domenico Lancellotti)Good Is A Big God ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
You've heard Domenico before as part of the groundbreaking +2 trio with Kassin and Moreno Veloso – but this is only the second time the singer has worked on his own, and the first that he's given us his full name on the cover! That difference might mark a new sort of confidence in Domenico ... read more CD
Also available Good Is A Big God ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ Joao DonatoBluchanga ... CD
Mills (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
A really beautiful record from the legendary Joao Donato – a killer jazz session, originally done as a private release for a Brazilian corporation, and never circulated widely at the time! The set's from Donato's more recent years, but it's got the sparkle and soul of some of his earlier ... read more CD

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✨✧ Joao DonatoDonato Eletrico ... CD
SESCSP (Brazil), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99
A glorious return to electric modes for the legendary Joao Donato – a set that has him playing the kind of sweet funky Fender Rhodes lines we love in his 70s work – alongside some Farfisa, Moog, and Clavinet too! Donato definitely takes the "eletrico" in the title seriously ... read more CD

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Joao DonatoMad Donato (Gozando A Existencia/Naquele Base/Janela Da Urca/Rarities) (4CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 4CD ... $57.99
A huge addition to the 70s and 80s catalog of keyboardist Joao Donato – pulled from a time when the bossa genius wasn't getting as much time to record as before, but was still overflowing with fantastic new ideas! The set begins with a CD of rarities – including keyboard-heavy demos ... read more CD

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✨✧ Joao Donato, Carlos Lyra, Marcos Valle, & RobertoOs Bossa Nova (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2008. New Copy ... $15.99
A really warm and wonderful little record – one that features the collaborative talents of these four bossa nova giants, all coming together in a really relaxed, intimate setting! Although most of these artists didn't work together in the 60s, they all share a very similar spirit, and come ... read more CD
(2018 version – with 2 extra tracks!)

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Igor EcaEm Casa Com Luiz Eca ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Igor Eca pays tribute to his father – Luiz Eca, one of our favorite Brazilian arrangers of all time! Most folks know Luiz as the pianist and guiding force behind the Tamba Trio – but he's also got a legacy of songwriting, instrumentation, and musical creation that go beyond his ... read more CD

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Ze EduardoZe (8" sleeve edition) ... CD
Por Do Som (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A really interesting CD package – one that presents the sounds of Ze Eduardo in a 8" square sleeve – which is maybe a nice illustration of the vivid difference in the music as well! Eduardo sings with different arrangers from track to track – and sometimes has a more ... read more CD

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ElizabethElizabeth (1970) ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1970. New Copy ... $10.99
Elizabeth is a lovely looking singer on the cover – and she packs a surprising amount of punch on the record – coming across with the sort of bold, soulful currents that remind us a lot of the best Brit girl singers of the mid 60s! Lyrics are all in Portuguese, but there's certainly ... read more CD

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Embalo REmbalo R ... CD
Som Maior/Discobertas (Brazil), 1967. New Copy ... $10.99
Very cool work from this young Brazilian group of the 60s – a combo who are very much part of the Jovem Guarda style of the time – which means that they draw heavily from Anglo rock and pop influences! There's a cool mix of modes going on here – as sometimes, the boys harmonize ... read more CD

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Embalo REmbalo R Vol 2 ... CD
Som Maior/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... $10.99
The second album from this cool little rock combo from late 60s years – a group from the pre-Tropicalia era, when Brazilian groups were still picking up direct influences from the Anglo scene! In fact, there's a quality to the record that reminds us of some of our favorite garagey psych ... read more CD

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EvaEva (1974) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1974. New Copy ... $3.99
Sweet 70s grooving from Brazilian singer Eva – a bit of soul, a bit of easy, all styled together nicely by orchestrations from the magical maestro Gaya! Gaya's work here is similar to his best backings for other artists in the Blue Brazil generation – a mix of American pop, post-bossa ... read more CD
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Far Out Monster Disco OrchestraBlack Sun ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Fantastic sounds from the Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra – a group with family ties to Azymuth and Incognito, and who work here in the best blend of Brazilian and soulful elements that might imply! The ensemble is a crowning achievement for the Far Out label – a summation of all the ... (New Grooves, Brazil) read more CD
Also available Black Sun ... LP 18.99

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Hugo FattorusoHugo Fattoruso & Barrio Opa ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
The first work we've heard in many years from keyboardist Hugo Fattoruso – an artist who was born in Uruguay, but whose talents have been intertwined with Brazilian music for many years – including early recordings in a bossa mode, and 70s fusion with his legendary Opa combo! This set ... read more CD

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Zelia FonsecaO Terceiro Olho Da Abelha ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic work from Zelia Fonseca – singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist – working here in a special space that reminds us of some of our favorite female talents from the Brazilian scene of the 60s and 70s! The sound isn't bossa, nor any sort of easy mode to label – a bit ... read more CD

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Amaro FreitasRasif ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
A whole new flavor of Brazilian jazz – served up by pianist Amaro Freitas, whose work on the Pernambuco scene is a great cross-crossing of modes! Freitas has all the fluid, modern elements of some of the better-known Brazilian pianists from Rio and Sao Paulo – but he also mixes in some ... (Jazz, Brazil) read more CD
Also available Rasif (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Laercio De FreitasLaercio De Freitas E O Som Roceiro (with bonus tracks) ... CD
CID/Tratore (Brazil), 1972. New Copy ... $18.99
A lost 70s gem from Laercio De Freitas – an artist we don't know at all, but who seems ready to take on the whole samba soul generation with his sound on the set! Laercio sings, plays piano and organ, and also does all the arrangements – with this groovy style that's not unlike the ... read more CD

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GalaxiesGalaxies ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... $10.99
A cool Brazilian quartet with a very groovy sound – one gal and three guys, and a group who aren't afraid to show their love of American music! Most tunes here are sung in English, and are covers of work by Anglo groups of the time – including two especially sublime takes on tunes by ... read more CD
Also available Galaxies ... CD 6.99

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Gilberto GilFe Na Festa ... CD
Facil (Brazil), 2010. New Copy ... $3.99
One of the freshest albums we've heard in years from Gilberto Gil – a set that seems to shake off some of the misdirections of recent records, and really get back the sharper style of his roots – while still also heading off into a new mode as well! There's a definite forro ... read more CD

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Gilberto GilGilberto Gil – Anos 70s Ao Vivo (Back In Bahia/Umeboshi/Ao Vivo Na USP) (6CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1972/1973. New Copy 6CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A huge amount of undiscovered material from one of the most important points in the career of Brazilian music legend Gilberto Gil! The tracks here were all recorded live, during important concerts that Gil performed in his native land after returning from time in London – where both he and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Gilberto GilOk Ok Ok (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A really great record from Gilberto Gil – a Brazilian legend who maybe strayed from his genius a bit in later years, but who's really been back on track of late! Gilberto's wonderful here – very up-close and personal, but also sharply witty too – returning to that energy that ... read more CD

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Gilberto GilRefavela (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the funkiest albums ever from Gilberto Gil – a set that beautifully mixes rootsy elements with tighter funk arrangements – in a style that's not unlike some of the 70s samba soul experiments from Jorge Ben! The record borrows heavily from American funk and soul of the time, and ... read more CD
Also available Refavela (180 gram pressing) ... LP 32.99

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Gilberto Gil, Nando Reis, & Gal CostaTrinca De Ases ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Three Brazilian musical giants – all coming together in a live setting – and presented in a way that reminds us of some of the great collaborative MPB projects of the 70s! All three artists participate vocally – taking verses alone and together, and frequently trading lines or ... read more CD

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Astrud Gilberto5 Original Albums (Astrud Gilberto Album/Look To The Rainbow/Certain Smile Certain Sadness/Windy/I Haven't Got Anything Better) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $17.99
A quintet of wonderful records from the legendary Astrud Gilberto! First up is the Astrud Gilberto Album – pne of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums of the 60s – a classic session produced for Verve by Creed Taylor, and featuring sweet gentle arrangements from Marty Paich, co-arranged ... read more CD

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Astrud GilbertoWindy ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the hardest to find Astrud Gilberto records on Verve – and one of the best! Deodato, Don Sebesky, and Pat Williams did the arrangements – and the sound here is a bit different than some of the straighter Gilberto sets of the time – still very bossa-inspired, but also in a ... read more CD
(Part of the Bossa Nova 60th Celebration series!)

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Francis HimePau Brasil ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1982. New Copy ... $9.99
An early moment of genius from the great Francis Hime – a relatively understated Brazilian singer at his start, but a talent who's gone on to have a huge impact on the more sophisticated side of his nation's music over the years! The approach here is maybe a bit in the Lo Borges camp – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Olivia HimeEspelho De Maria – Cancoes De Dori Caymmi, Edu Lobo, E Francis Hime ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
Olivia Hime looks fantastic here on the cover – almost like French film legend Jeanne Moreau in some of her famous 60s portraits – and Hime comes across with a similar sort of presence on the set – working through songs by Edu Lobo and Dori Caymmi, but always transforming them ... read more CD

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Immigrant's Bossa BandImmigrant's Bossa Band (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Playwright (Japan), Late 2000s/2010s. New Copy 2CD Gatefold ... $19.99
A huge collection of work from this Japanese bossa combo – one who've quietly been giving the world some great music for more than a decade, even if only a select few have fully been able to appreciate their grooves! The music is almost like the west coast take on bossa nova that emerged in ... read more CD

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Itibere Orquestra FamiliaPedra Do Espia ... CD
Far Out (Brazil), 2001. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Wonderful jazziness from Brazil! This group has a sound that's beyond compare – influenced clearly by the 70s work of Hermeto Pascoal, but much more tuneful, light, and dancing – vocals blending with piano, percussion, and a host of angular reed instruments! The sound is incredible ... read more CD
Also available Pedra Do Espia (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP 19.99

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Antonio Carlos JobimTide/Stone Flower ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
A pair of CTI records gems from Antonio Carlos Jobim – back to back on a single CD! First up is Tide – an incredible record from the first off-key note to the last! The album's filled with some wonderfully moody LA studio sounds, arranged by Deodato, and a has a great swirling mix of ... read more CD

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Antonio Carlos Jobim & OthersTom Masculino – Eles Cantam Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
The music of Antonio Carlos Jobim opened up huge new territory for male singers in Brazil during the 60s – a way of being personal and emotive, but without any of the overdone modes of the generation before – nor some of the false bravado that was usually mixed in with the presentation ... read more CD

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Jongo TrioJongo Trio (1972) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1972. New Copy ... $3.99
The rare second album by the Jongo Trio – a fantastic bossa group who mixed together vocals and keyboards with stunning magic! The trio's approach is similar to that of the more famous Tamba Trio – in that the three members groove on keyboards, bass, and percussion – while also ... read more CD
(These CDs are copy controlled.)

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✨✧ Joyce50 ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A beautiful little record – one that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first album from Joyce – one of our favorite Brazilian singers of all time! Joyce revisits all the songs from that record – including a few written by Caetano Veloso, Toninho Horta, and Marcos Valle ... read more CD

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JoycePalavras E Som ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The lovely Joyce – sounding lovelier here than we've heard in years – on a special Japanese album that really takes the singer back to her best classic territory! Backing is by a small group, and nicely jazzy – with piano from Helio Alves, and drums from Tutty Moreno – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Joyce & Alfredo Del PenhoArgumento – Cancoes De Sidney Miller Ao Vivo ... CD
Kuarup (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A really lovely collaboration between the legendary Joyce and the younger Alfredo Del Penho – working together in a live setting as the expand nicely on the songs of Brazilian composer Sidney Miller – a talent from the pre and early bossa years, whose music sounds surprisingly fresh in ... read more CD

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Joyce, Sivuca, Tutty Moreno, Celia Vaz, & OthersBrasil ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1994. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99 22.99
A really groundbreaking album of Brazilian sounds – a set recorded in the mid 90s by a London label – but one with a vibe that stretches back to the most important classics of the Brazilian scene in the 60s and 70s! In a way, the whole record's a bit out of time – nothing at all ... read more CD
(New 2018 edition!)

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✨✧ KassinRelax ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
We admire the hell out of Kassin, but it's hard to imagine that we'd relax when faced with a new record of his – as we always pay fervent attention to everything he ever does! And this time around, that attention is rewarded even more than usual – as the musician and studio genius ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lafayette & Os TremendoesNatal Com Lafayette ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A very cool collection of keyboard Christmas tunes – recorded in Brazil, and with a vibe that's a bit different than other records of this nature! This isn't familiar jazz organ Christmas music, but it's also not more traditional styles too – as Lafayette handles his keys with kind of ... (Holiday Music, Brazil) read more CD

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Nara LeaoAo Vivo Anos 60s/70s/80s (4CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1965/1972/1978/1985. New Copy 4 CDs ... $52.99
Four rare slices of work from the lovely Nara Leao – unreleased live material from 1965 through 1985 – really showing the tremendous scope and development of her music! The first CD features a live concert from 1965 – definitely with some bossa elements in the mix, but also ... read more CD

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Nara LeaoNara Leao (1968) ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Pure genius – a lost Nara Leao album from the late 60s, and a key piece in the puzzle of late 60s Tropicalia – a set we'd place right next to equally important records by Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, and Os Mutantes! Although Leao always gets cited as one of the more revolutionary ... read more CD
Also available Nara Leao (1968) ... CD 9.99

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LenoVida E Obra De Johnny McCartney ... CD
CBS/Lion, 1971. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Post-Tropicalia work from Leno – a Brazilian singer who'd worked as part of a duo during the Jovem Guarda years, but who really sounds great here on his own! The style's a bit more straightforward rock than the Brazilian sound of a few years back – a bit fuzzy and compressed at times, ... read more CD

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Ivan LinsCantando Historias ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 2004. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the greatest albums we've heard in years from Ivan Lins – a wonderful live recording that's done with a really personal and honest quality that returns Lins to the glory of his 70s years! The instrumentation alone is a key factor of the set's greatness – as the tunes feature ... read more CD

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Edu Lobo & Maria BethaniaEdu & Bethania ... CD
Elenco (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99
A pivotal album in the careers of Edu Lobo and Maria Bethania – united in a series of unique duets for this classic Elenco session from 1966! The album pre-dates most of Bethania's other work, and is done in a style that's got all the best touches of Lobo's baroque post-bossa arranging style ... read more CD

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Edu Lobo & Tom JobimEdu & Tom ... CD
Polydor (Brazil), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
An incredible later meeting by two of the most sophisticated musical talents of the bossa generation – and a record that's done in the same intimate, spare setting as Jobim's meeting with Elis Regina a few years before! Production is by bossa legend Aloysio De Oliveira – and the sound ... read more CD

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Prini LorenzPrini Lorenz ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... $9.99
A romping little record from the Jovem Guarda years in Brazil – a time when that country was strongly embracing American rock in all its 60s styles – and turning out groovy little records like this! Prini Lorenz works before a live crowd here – in this mix of mod elements that ... read more CD

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Hugo LuizBossa Hugo ... CD
Paladium/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
An overlooked album of bossa guitar from Hugo Luiz – maybe the only record we've ever seen by the musician, and a set that we'd rank right up there with our 60s favorites from Luiz Bonfa or Baden Powell! Yet there's also a difference here that nicely sets Hugo apart – a richness in ... read more CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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Carlos LyraE No Entanto E Preciso Cantar ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99
A wonderful 70s session from bossa legend Lyra, and a set that's got a different sound than some of his earlier work – but one that's still plenty great overall! The mode is a bit more subdued than before – still with bossa at the roots, but also production and instrumentation that nod ... read more CD
Also available E No Entanto E Preciso Cantar ... CD 6.99

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Tim MaiaDisco Club ... CD
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Not the throwaway disco you might expect – and instead, an excellent album in the 70s run of Brazilian soul giant Tim Maia – and one that provides a bit of a link to the legacy of his nephew Ed Motta in later years! The album's filled with uptempo tunes – as you'd expect from the ... read more CD

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Tim MaiaO Melhor De Tim Maia – Vou Pedir Pra Voce Voltar ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Brazil), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
A nice 14 track sampler of the best work by Brazilian soul singer Tim Maia from the early 1970s through the early 1980s. Unlike many other Brazilian singers Maia's style has a lot of US soul influences in it, especially as he moves more into his modern soul work of the early 80s. The sound is ... read more CD

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Tim MaiaTim Maia (1972) ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
An amazing early effort from Brazilian soul hero Tim Maia – one of his greatest ever! Even at this early point in his career, Maia had a fantastically soulful feel in his voice – steeped in influences from American soul greats of the 60s, and recorded here with some great arrangements ... read more CD

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Tim MaiaTim Maia (1976) ... CD
Polydor (Brazil), 1976. New Copy ... $15.99
A sweet 70s album from the great Tim Maia – exactly the kind of record that's earned him the legend as one of Brazil's funkiest singers of all time! The set has a slightly warmer vibe than some of Maia's early 70s music – a bit more richness in the arrangements, as Tim gets even more ... read more CD

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Tim MaiaTim Maia (1977) ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
70s soul from Brazil – and a tremendously strong effort from the legendary Tim Maia! This record was Tim's first after an initial run on Polydor – and it shows Maia tightening up his groove even more, but still avoiding the slicker sounds of later years. There's a really focused sound ... read more CD
Also available
Tim Maia (1977) ... CD 13.99
Tim Maia (1977) ... LP 23.99

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Tim MaiaTim Maia (1977) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
70s soul from Brazil – and a tremendously strong effort from the legendary Tim Maia! This record was Tim's first after an initial run on Polydor – and it shows Maia tightening up his groove even more, but still avoiding the slicker sounds of later years. There's a really focused sound ... read more CD
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Tim Maia (1977) ... CD 10.99
Tim Maia (1977) ... LP 23.99

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Ze MariaPescador ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
The debut album of this excellent Brazilian singer – an artist who was discovered by Ney Matogrosso, who presents him here on his own label – even though Ze Maria is clearly very much his own man too! The songs are mostly poetic tunes that evoke the northeast territory that is Maria's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Cesar Mariano & CIASao Paulo - Brasil ... CD
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A fantastic bit of funky fusion from Brazil – one of the most hard-hitting albums we've ever heard from keyboardist Cesar Mariano! Mariano had a long legacy in music that included great arrangements for Elis Regina – but this set is completely different than most of his other work ... read more CD

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MarmotaA Margem ... CD
Audio Porto (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Warm work from a Brazilian jazz quartet who remind us a bit of the post-fusion sound of the ECM generation, but who also have a sound that's very much their own – almost a fresh take on Brazilian jazz styles from years past! The record explodes with color at the very first note – these ... read more CD
 
 



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