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✨✧ Francesca Ajmar with Hector Costita BisignaniEstrada Do Sol ... CD
Abeat (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Vocal jazz meets Brazilian songs – in a very beautiful performance that not only spotlights the strong lead vocals of Francesca Ajmar, but which also includes stunning work on tenor sax from the great Hector Costita! We love Hector's performances on Brazilian albums from decades back, and ... (Vocalists, Brazil) read more CD

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Ely ArcoverdeO Orgao Que Canta Sambas ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1962. New Copy ... $18.99
Wonderfully weird bossa organ from the lesser-known Ely Arcoverde – a record that stands in nice contrast to better-known 60s Brazilian organ sessions from Walter Wanderley and Ed Lincoln! The rhythms are often in a samba mode – arranged by Waldemiro Lemke – but Ely's got a way ... read more CD

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Lucas ArrudaOnda Nova ... CD
Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Completely Sublime work from Lucas Arruda – an artist we love more and more with each new record – and one that we can't believe isn't a huge global success by this point! Lucas has a way of mixing together older Brazilian modes – a bit of funk, a bit of jazz, and plenty of soul ... read more CD
Also available Onda Nova ... LP 26.99

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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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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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Maria Bethania & Zeca PagodinhoDe Santo Amaro A Xerem ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $34.99
A classic-styled Brazilian live collaboration – a set with solo performances by each of the stars in the lead, and some great duet material together! The approach is one that's been used on Brazilian albums from the earliest records by Elis Regina and Jair Rodriguez – and it's still a ... 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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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!)

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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 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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Elizeth CardosoO Inverno Do Meu Tempo ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1979. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Elizeth Cardoso sounds really wonderful here – stepping out on some of the more familiar samba modes of her classics, but also mixing things up in nice ways too – using some mature, sophisticated styles that are served up by a mix of arrangers that includes Antonio Adolfo, Sivuca, ... 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 (1970) ... CD
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
Wickedly cool work from this overlooked Brazilian singer – a record that's got a strong sense of soul in the grooves, and a great sense of imagination in the choice of songs! Celia sings early work by Joyce, Lo Borges, Nelson Angelo, and others – with these shifting arrangements from ... read more CD
Also available Celia (1970) ... LP 23.99

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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
Also available Projecao (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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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

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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) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 32.99

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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 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 CostaPele Do Futuro ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the most upbeat, positive records that Gal Costa has given us in years – a set that really sparkles like its glowing image on the cover! Gal explores a more soulful side of her talents here – with a voice that almost makes us think that decades have rolled back, and we're ... read more CD

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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
Also available Caixinha De Musica – Ao Vivo ... CD 12.99

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Raul De SouzaBlue Voyage ... CD
SESCSP (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
A great jazz album from Brazilian trombonist Raul De Souza – a musician who's got a long legacy of records from the bossa years onwards, including some key 70s fusion sides as well! Here, Raul's in a relatively intimate setting – working in a quartet with piano, bass, and drums – ... (Jazz, Brazil) read more CD

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Cris Delanno & Nelson FariaBossa Is Her Name ... CD
(Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Bossa is her name, and bossa is the sound – a beautiful collaboration between singer Cris Delanno and guitarist Nelson Faria – who team up here to do a great bossa nova reworking of Julie London's classic album Julie Is Her Name! Given the strong use of acoustic guitar on the original ... read more CD

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DeodatoDeodato In Concert – Live At The Felt Forum ... CD
CTI/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent little live set from Deodato – hard to believe because the sound's just as tight and funky as his studio albums, and possibly even more interesting because he manages to pull it off equally well in a live setting! The record features percussion by Airto, guitar by John Tropea, ... (Jazz, Brazil) read more CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)
Also available Deodato In Concert – Live At The Felt Forum ... LP 7.99

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Eumir DeodatoOs Catedraticos 73 ... CD
Equipe/Far Out (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99
A rare Brazilian album from the legendary keyboardist Deodato – recorded right around the same time as his classic CTI albums Prelude and Deodato 2 – but much more obscure! This set's got a similar electric vibe, but is much more compact – with maybe more organ than Rhodes, on ... read more CD

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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

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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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Duofel with Carlos Malta & Robertinho SilvaDuofel + 2 ... CD
SESCSP (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
A hip Brazilian guitar duo gets inflected with some nice currents of jazz – as guitarists Fernando Melo and Luiz Bueno are joined by Robertinho Silva on percussion and Carlos Malta on a variety of saxes and flutes! The mix of modes is almost like an extension of some of the 60s experiments ... 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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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 ... CD 9.99

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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

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Gilberto GilFe Na Festa ... CD
Facil (Brazil), 2010. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 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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Egberto GismontiSonho 70 (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Philips/Bomba (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $26.99
An incredible bit of Brazilian music – both funky and baroque, with amazing compositions by Egberto Gismonti, and great production by Roberto Menescal! The record's got swirling strings, off-kilter piano, and rolling basslines – with a groove that's impossible to describe, and which is ... read more CD

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Guinga & Carlos Gomes QuartetoAvenida Atlantica ... CD
SESCSP (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the most exciting albums we've ever heard from Guinga – the Brazilian singer and guitarist whose been making great records for many years, but who really seems to open up something new with this one! The album features Guinga next to a string quartet – his own voice and guitar ... 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 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
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Joyce & Alfredo Del PenhoArgumento – Cancoes De Sidney Miller Ao Vivo ... CD
Kuarup (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
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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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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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

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LenineEm Transito ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A tight little live set from Brazilian genius Lenine – and one that's filled with all the sorts of things we've loved in his music over the years! If anything, the concert approach almost takes Lenine back to basics – working with a small group that really brings a sharp focus on his ... read more CD

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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
Also available Cantando Historias ... CD 7.99

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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
Also available Edu & Tom (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Edu Lobo, Dori Caymmi, & Marcos ValleEdu, Dori, & Marcos ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Three Brazilian music legends come together in a very unusual project – a record that features famous songs by all three artists, each performed by one of the other singers – in a setting that's got all the sophisticated warmth of the best projects on the Biscoito Fino label! There's ... read more CD

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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

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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

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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
Also available Tim Maia (1977) ... CD 10.99

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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
Also available Sao Paulo - Brasil ... LP 23.99

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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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Patricia MarxNova ... CD
Canal (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
It's been quite awhile since we last heard from Patricia Marx – which is a real shame, as her soulful sounds earlier in the century were some of our favorite to come from Brazil! Despite the disappearance, Patricia hasn't dimmed her talents at all – and here, she works beautifully ... read more CD

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Ruy MaurityGanga Brasil ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
Ruy Maurity didn't make very many records in the 70s, but all of them are pretty darn great – served up with this funky samba sort of style that only seems to sound better and better as the years go on! Most numbers have chorus vocals alongside Ruy's lead, and there's some electric ... read more CD

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Roberto Menescal80 Anos ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Brazilian bossa legend Roberto Menescal celebrates his 80 years on the planet – in a beautiful set of jazzy grooves that feature work from some of his key collaborators, and a host of great guests too! The record boasts appearances from Marcos Valle, Wanda Sa, Lenine, Joyce, Leny Andrade, ... read more CD

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Ronald MesquitaRonald Mesquita – Bresil 72 ... CD
Barclay/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of the grooviest Brazilian albums you could ever hope to buy – and one that's not even from Brazil, either! This little gem was recorded in France in the early 70s – but it's got a swinging groove that's very similar to the work of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 during the 60s ... read more CD
Also available Ronald Mesquita – Bresil 72 ... LP 23.99

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Moderna Orquestra De SambaSambalanco ... CD
Pawal/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
A totally wonderful little combo – and one that features some excellent horn solos with a very jazzy vibe! The groove here is definitely the samba rhythms you'd expect, but there's also a lot of jazz in the mix too – a strong sense of soloing that has some key players stepping out from ... read more CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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Paula & Jacques MorelenbaumLive In Italy – Omaggio To Jobim ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic tribute to the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim – and, as you'd expect from the duo of Paula and Jacques Morelenbaum, a set that's got a very unique flavor overall! The Morelenbaums have always been committed to the little sounds, the simple moments that have made Brazilian music ... read more CD

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Andrea MotisDo Ouro Lado Do Azul ... CD
Verve (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $29.99
Really nice work from Andrea Motis – a singer who's way most than just a pretty face handling a few Brazilian tunes – a she also works here as an instrumentalist, blowing both trumpet and soprano sax, in a way that really adds a lot to the record! The rhythms and most of the ... (Vocalists, Brazil) read more CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Ed MottaCriterion Of The Senses ... CD
Membran (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A mindblowing record from the great Ed Motta – a set that continues all the warmer, English language elements of his recent albums – but one that also seems to have Ed hitting a new sort of sophistication too! The sound is incredible – almost out-AORing all the global AOR ... (Neo Soul, Brazil) read more CD
Also available Criterion Of The Senses (Japanese version – with bonus tracks) ... CD 24.99

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Ed MottaCriterion Of The Senses (Japanese version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
A mindblowing record from the great Ed Motta – a set that continues all the warmer, English language elements of his recent albums – but one that also seems to have Ed hitting a new sort of sophistication too! The sound is incredible – almost out-AORing all the global AOR ... (Neo Soul, Brazil) read more CD
Also available Criterion Of The Senses ... CD 16.99

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MPB4Barra Pesada – MPB4 Ao VIvo Nos Anos 70 (5CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Mid 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $64.99
A really heft collection of unreleased live recordings by this great Brazilian vocal group – one that almost seems to double their catalog of albums from the 70s! MPB4 got their start in the 60s, at a time when Brazil was really in love with harmony styles borrowed from American groups like ... read more CD

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Celso MuriloMr Ritmo ... CD
Pawal/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
A very groovy set from keyboardist Celso Murilo – a 60s album of organ and piano instrumentals with a really cool groove! The record follows in the best tradition of small combo bossa sessions – mixing together a strongly rhythmic approach that includes percussion by the great Rubens ... read more CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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Paulinho NogueiraBrasil – Violao E Sambalanco ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1960. New Copy ... $18.99
Acoustic guitar and lots of lively rhythms – a set that's somewhere in the territory of early records by Luiz Bonfa and Baden Powell, but has a nice sort of flavor that's all its own! Paulinho Nogueira has a chromatic sound to his instrument – as his guitar lines cascade out gently in ... read more CD

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Novos BaianosAcabou Chorare (remastered edition) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99
Certainly one of the greatest albums by this excellent (and oft-overlooked!) group from the 70s! The band of young Bahians deliver a great mix of tracks tinged with bits of rock, funky samba, and even a few psychedelic influences – with alternating male and female vocals, and some excellent ... read more CD
Also available Acabou Chorare ... LP 23.99

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Os 3 MoraisOs 3 Morais (1967) ... CD
Som Maior/Discobertas (Brazil), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
The first album we've ever seen from Os 3 Morais – a group who also issued material in the US under the name of Os Tres Brasileiros! Although most of the group's late 60s/early 70s sides are in a sophisticated bossa style, this work carries more echoes of mid 60s pop – not really the ... read more CD

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Os MutantesDivina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1970. New Copy ... $8.99
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish ... read more CD

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Os MutantesJardim Eletrico ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1971. New Copy ... $8.99
Quite possibly the last truly sublime album ever recorded by Os Mutantes – a set that's a bit more rock-oriented then their first few, but still pretty revolutionary overall! The group have expanded to a quintet at this point, but haven't yet falling into the guitar-heavy groove of later ... read more CD

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Os MutantesOs Mutantes (1968) ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... $15.99
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work ... read more CD

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Hermeto PascoalE Sua Visao Original Do Forro ... CD
Scubidu (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
A very original vision of Brazilian forro – served up here by the mighty musical talents of Hermeto Pascoal, still making very fresh sounds this late in his career! As with some of Hermeto's other recent records, the leader is accompanied by some great younger musicians who are able to ... read more CD

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Baden PowellLe Monde Musical De Baden Powell Vol 1 ... CD
Barclay/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $9.99
An early example of the genius of Baden Powell in Europe – a record that helped the bossa guitarist break out of his usual Brazilian bag, and expand his sound a bit with appreciative influences from the Parisian scene! The record still has Powell working in the style of his early work in ... read more CD
(Part of the Bossa Nova 60th Celebration series!)
Also available Le Monde Musical De Baden Powell Vol 1 ... CD 6.99

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Quarteto Em CyAo Vivo Nos Anos 80 (Fortaleza/Rio De Janeiro/Niteroi/Tokyo) (4CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Mid 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $49.99
Fantastic later work from one of the coolest Brazilian groups of the 60s – the Quarteto Em Cy, a key female counterpart to some of the male harmony groups who arose during the bossa nova generation! Unlike some of those groups, though, Quarteto Em Cy kept going very strongly for decades to ... read more CD

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Quarteto Em Cy & Tamba TrioSom Definitivo ... CD
Pregador Do Som (Germany), 1966. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
An incredible album – one in which the Brazilian female harmony quartet meets up with their male counterparts, the Tamba Trio! The gals have most of the vocals on this set, but backings are in the sublimely modern mode that the Tamba combo was using at the time, set to arrangements by Luiz ... read more CD
Also available Som Definitivo ... LP 14.99

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Quarteto MaoganiAlbum Da California ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
A beautiful album from this Brazilian guitar quartet – one that borrows songs equally from bossa nova and American repertoire – and which features the legendary Sergio Mendes helping them out in the studio! Given the instrumentation, though, these guys hardly need Sergio's help – ... read more CD

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Elis Regina & Zimbo TrioO Fino Do Fino ... CD
Polygram (Brazil), 1965. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the first great moments on record from the legendary Elis Regina – a singer with a hell of a voice, and one that had already been winning over huge crowds in Brazil – which is probably why this album, like most of her first, was done in a live setting! The vibe here is different ... read more CD

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Almir RicardiFesta Funk ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1984. New Copy ... $16.99
A set that's definitely the funk festival promised in the title – but one that's also served up in an 80s-styled mode! Almir Ricardi sings in a soulful style, amidst lots of basslines and keyboards set up by Lincoln Olivetti and Robson Jorge – both Brazilian musicians with plenty of ... read more CD

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Dom Um RomaoDom Um Romao/Spirit Of The Times ... CD
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy ... $15.99
A pair of amazing records from percussionist Dom Um Romao – back to back in a single set! The self-titled Dom Um Romao is an unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever cut! Dom recorded this set in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York ... read more CD

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Ronie & Central Do BrasilRonie & Central Do Brasil ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Sweet funk from 70s Brazil – a totally great album from drummer Ronnie – aka Ronald Mesquita, the percussive force behind the Bossa Tres combo! This album's got a smoother groove than their records – great use of Fender Rhodes, gliding alongside sweet samba soul arrangements ... read more CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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Sambalanco TrioSamblues (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Audio Fidelity/Bomba (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $26.99
One of the earliest albums ever recorded by the Sambalanco Trio – one of the best of the hard-jamming boss combos of the early 60s! A young Airto is on drums – with a beautifully light touch that really dances around the kid – and Cesar Camargo Mariano is on piano, grooving with ... read more CD

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Agostinho Dos SantosMusica Nossa ... CD
Ritmos Codil/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
A really great 60s record from Brazilian singer Agostinho Dos Santos – an artist who has part of the class of the bossa generation, and part of the depth of the samba soul singers to come – a very unique approach that nicely puts this rare album at the crossroads of Brazilian music! ... read more CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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Claudette Soares & Alaide Costa60 Anos De Bossa ... CD
Kuarup (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A celebration of 60s years of bossa nova by two Brazilian singers who were almost with the genre at the start! And while the ladies might look like the Golden Girls on the cover, they come across with a lot more youth and verve on the record – especially Soares, who seems as if she hasn't ... read more CD

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Elza SoaresDeus E Mulher ... CD
Deck Disk (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
The voice of Elza Soares has been gracing Brazilian records for decades – and it somehow sounds even more amazing now than it did back in the day – with this raw, raspy power that's completely compelling, even if you can't understand the language! The record's got some of the same ... read more CD

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Elza SoaresLicao De Vida (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
A key set in a great 70s run from Elza Soares – served up with a raspy charm in the vocals, and a nice sort of polish in the arrangements! There's a good balance here between mainstream samba and rootsier modes – Elza holding onto the latter with her heartfelt vocals, and getting a ... read more CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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Elza SoaresNos Bracos Do Samba (1975) ... CD
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
Elza Soares grooves things nicely here – working in a samba mode that's relatively traditional, but which is also warmed up by arranger Ed Lincoln! Ed's backings here are different than those used on his famous organ albums of the 60s – but they've got the equal sort of soul and swing ... read more CD
(Part of the Brasilian Music Love Affair series!)

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Som BrasilTudo Joia (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Muzak (Japan), 1984. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
Brazilian grooves, but served up by a Chicago combo – one that features the great pianist Breno Sauer working with local musicians while he was living in the Windy City! The style here is a bit like some of the best 70s Bay Area groups who could mix together jazz and Brazilian elements ... read more CD

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Tamba 4Samba Blim ... CD
CTI/A&M (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $14.99
An incredible album by the Tamba 4 – one of 2 albums the Brazilian bossa combo did in the US for A&M Records, during the brief time when they were expanded to a quartet from the original Tamba Trio lineup! The set is completely sublime – a wonderful mix of the group's trademark ... read more CD
(Part of the Bossa Nova 60th Celebration series!)
Also available Samba Blim ... CD 9.99

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Tamba TrioTamba – Luiz Eca/Bebeto/Helcio Milito ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A sublime 70s groover from the great Tamba Trio! This one works off of the expanded sound that the bossa jazz combo were forging on their late 60s work for CTI – adding in some more complicated arrangements by Luiz Eca to the regular piano/bass/percussion groove, pushing the sound into a ... read more CD
 
 



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