Arnaldo Antunes —
Ie Ie Ie ... CD Microservice (Brazil), 2009. Used ...
A charming little set from Arnaldo Antunes – a record that's got perhaps a bit less of the arty touches of years past, but in a good way! The music is by a small combo that's heavy on guitars, and the tunes bounce along with lots of playful, quirky qualities – darn catchy, even if you ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Arnaldo Antunes —
Ja E ... CD Sony (Brazil), 2016. Used ...
Carlinhos Antunes —
Mundano ... CD Lua Discos (Brazil), 2003. Used ...
Lovely acoustic guitar duets by these two brothers, featuring a mix of slightly classical material, and more popular oriented stuff. Includes Egberto Gismonti's "Frevo" and "Baio Malandro", Hermeto Pascoal's "Serie De Arco", Radames Gnattali's "Pixinguinha" ... read moreCD
Light and lovely work from Sergio Augusto – a batch of jazzy bossa and lightly swinging samba tunes from the early 60s, recorded with a really airy feel! The sound is very much in a classic Elenco Records mode, with a strong mixture of larger orchestrations and isolated instrumentation ... read moreCD
Mariana Aydar's really blowing our mind since the last time we heard her on record – stepping forth here with her deepest, most complex material ever – an album as rich in sounds and styles as some of our favorite Brazilian material from the 70s! There's this confidence to the ... read moreCD
(Back cover of booklet appears to be signed by the artists and inscribed to the previous owner.)
Carlos Badia —
Zeros ... CD Carlos Badia (Brazil), 2015. Used 2 CDs ...
One of the earliest of the classic Verve bossa nova sessions of the 60s – and a wonderful showcase for the talents of guitarist Luiz Bonfa! Most of Bonfa's previous recordings were done in a very spare or solo mode – and this set makes a nice change by adding in some larger ... read moreCD
(Out of print, Verve By Request digipack pressing – in great shape!)
A standout early album from Luiz Bonfa – one that features larger orchestrations than a number of his other sides, as well as a good blend of vocals in addition to Bonfa's haunting work on guitar. The album's got a full, rich sound – one that takes Bonfa to territory that we'd never ... read moreCD
Wonderful recent work from Joao Bosco – one of the few artists from 70s Brazil who's kept his sound strong over the years! This album's got a very intimate feel – mostly just Joao's vocals and acoustic guitar at the core, augmented with some light group backing that shifts from track ... read moreCD
Julia Bosco —
Tempo ... CD Julia Bosco (Brazil), 2011. Used ...
The first album in many years from Robertinho Brant – and a really evocative little set, one that more than lives up to its title! There's definitely a soundtrack sort of quality to the tunes, even though most of them are vocal numbers – and they work like little snapshots of life, put ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
A wonderful collection of work from Chico Buarque – one of the most important figures in Brazilian music of the past 50 years! Chico's initial recordings predated the Tropicalia generation, but along with them, he helped develop a style that continued to evolve and forever shape the sound of ... read moreCD
Visagem ... CD Petrobras (Brazil), 2010. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
(Out of print, case has some edgewear.)
Candeia ... CD Equipe/Discobertas (Brazil), 1970. Used ...
Lovely samba work from Candeia – a singer with a voice that's richly expressive, but often without any effort at all – a laidback approach that's instantly compelling, laid over some lively old school arrangements! There's a bit of horns mixed in with the percussion and backing vocals ... read moreCD
A beautiful beautiful album from Vinicius Cantuaria – one of the few Brazilian artists who seems to get better and better with age! The record's got a moody, stripped-down feel that reminds us of the most intimate work by Caetano Veloso from earlier years – gently jazzy, with clear ... read moreCD
A beautiful early album by Elizete Cardoso – arguably one of the first bossa nova records ever, and a set that features some great early tracks penned by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius De Moraes! The record is a haunting showcase for the genius of Jobim and Vinicius, and it includes early ... read moreCD
Nice lively stuff by this modern group from Pernambuco. The tracks have a choppy samba-esque sound, augmented by tightly ringing percussion and a catchy accordion sound. Most tracks have ensemble vocals, and titles include "Festanca Do Canavial", "Poeira No Terreiro", "Xod ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Filipe Catto —
Folego ... CD Universal (Brazil), 2011. Used ...
A lovely later album from samba legend Nelson Cavaquinho – an artist we love not just for his mastery of his named instrument, the cavaquinho, but also for his mellow and raspy style of singing! The set's a well-recorded batch of tunes that offers Cavaquinho's talents in a very classic style ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
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 moreCD
A nice step forward for Ceu – and a record with a bit more of an edge than we might have expected! The set's still heavy on those sweet Brazilian vocals with an old school vibe – but the production, although often spare, has this nice raspy quality we really love – subtle ... read moreCD
A lovely little record from Ceu – a record that balances the Brazilian singers' vocals with a great sense of space in the instrumentation – just the right use of acoustic rhythms, keyboards, and other elements – never as electronic as other albums on the Six Degrees label, in a ... read moreCD
The two faces of Juca Chaves – one a witty samba singer, the other a straighter vocalist – served up here in a strong split album from the 60s! Side one features "satiras" – tunes that often have Juca's vocals cutting sharply alongside percussion, guitar, and some nice ... read moreCD
'Dark-edged Brazilian pop from China – but work that still has a nice sense of warmth overall! There's a balance here that takes some of the sharper guitars and rhythms of early 80s postpunk, and wraps them around some of the hipper MPB modes of the post-Tropicalia years – all fused ... read moreCD
A classic bit of jazzy fusion from Chick Corea and the legendary Return To Forever group that included Flora Purim and Airto! The sound of the album influenced a generation, and although the album was overlooked by groovers for years, partly due to its success, it still sounds surprisingly fresh ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
Brazilian funk from Curumin – a contemporary set, but one that features a fair bit of old school influences as well! In a way, Curumin's music is sort of an update of the 70s samba soul sound with a bit more beats – taking the older Brazilian styles into a 21st Century range, and ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
Genius work from Max De Castro – one of our favorite talents on the current Brazilian scene, and an artist who never fails to grab our attention! Max is light years ahead of most of his contemporaries on this set – working in an effortless blend of styles that builds on a Brazilian ... read moreCD
Get ready to fall in love with a new bossa singer! The lovely Rosalia De Souza is a sweet-voiced vocalist with a sound that's very much in keeping with classic 60s work from Brazil – and she's got the added benefit of working here with new arrangements from the great Nicola Conte, the ... (New Grooves, Brazil)read moreCD
DJ Tudo really lives up to his name here – by bringing in a huge amount of different influences – all sorts of Brazilian sounds and styles, but with results that are surprisingly cohesive overall! The album was recorded in various spots over the course of a few years – and it's ... read moreCD
Very tasty set of jazz tracks by legendary Brazilian pianist Joao Donato, performed as a loving tribute to Jobim, and with the same polished bossa sound as many other titles on the Lumiar label. Donato himself handled most of the arrangements, and the sound is nice and spare, with backing by sax, ... read moreCD
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Joao Donato – pre-bossa tunes with a jazzy dancing groove! The style here mixes together swinging jazz with other elements of Brazilian rhythms – percussion grooving with piano, accordion, and some very nice work on clarinet – jazzy and ... read moreCD
The third album by this band from Recife – front-runners in the mangue beat scene, working here in a blend of dubby and rootsy rhythms! There's almost a Jamaican influence going on here – but one that's a bit subtle at times – content to merely color in the tracks with some ... read moreCD
Early work from Seu Jorge – heard here with the group Farfoca Carioca, but still in a style that's got the same soulful samba touches of his own work! The sound is a bit more upbeat here – vocals that are often sung by the whole group at once, even though Jorge gets plenty of solo ... read moreCD
A beautiful little set from this contemporary Brazilian combo – one who work with a somewhat subtle approach that's totally great! There's a few modern elements in the musical mix – a bit of beats, some slight programming, a touch of DJ work – but much of the instrumentation is ... read moreCD
A late session from Ella – but a nice one! The setting is bossa – as you could guess by the title – and the music is handled with a smooth west coast Brazilian approach – arrangements by Erich Bulling, and players that include Oscar Castro-Neves, Paulinho Da Costa, Alex ... (Vocalists, Brazil)read moreCD
(Out of print. Back cover of booklet has a bit of pen.)
Gentle jazzy work from Celso Fonseca – a wonderful Brazilian talent who's finally beginning to reach a larger audience with his work. Celso's got an approach that stretches back to Joao Gilberto's classic recordings of the 60s – warm and personal vocals, light acoustic guitar, and ... read moreCD
Rootsy grooves from Forro In The Dark – a group of Brazilian ex-pats living in New York, all with a great ear for freshening up the classic genre referenced in their name! Although the music is strongly in a forro mode, it's also got a more contemporary vibe than most recordings you'll hear ... read moreCD
Romulo Froes —
Calado ... CD Bizarre (Brazil), 2004. Used ...
A terrific collection of intimate, low-key samba and bossa nova originals from this charming young songwriter! Romula Froes has a knack for creating a subtle tension in his music via spare arrangements – gentle acoustic guitar a la Joao Gilberto is pitted against hand percussion and fluid ... read moreCD
Romulo Froes —
Cao ... CD YB Music (Brazil), 2006. Used ...
A really beautiful little album – partly samba in nature, but also done with a warmer singer/songwriter sort of feel – one that reminds us of Caetano Veloso on some of his more straightforward albums! Typical samba modes are nicely intercut with jazzier arrangements that deepen the ... read moreCD