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AirtoAlue ... CD
Sesac (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the greatest albums in years from percussion Airto Moreira – a set that really lives up to the complex sort of grooves he first brought to our shores in the 70s! Airto's back home in Brazil for this set, and working with a really great lineup – a group that's heavy on acoustic ... read more CD

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✨✧ AirtoFree/Identity/Promises Of The Sun (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/BGO (UK), 1972/1975/1976. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
A trio of albums from percussionist Airto – with bonus tracks too! First up is Free – one of the coolest, grooviest albums you'll ever hear from the legendary percussionist Airto – a set that mixes his own Brazilian roots with the electric genius of 70s CTI – all with ... read more CD

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AirtoNatural Feelings ... CD
Buddah/Muzak (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $22.99
One of Airto's best albums ever – and one that we never tire of hearing! There's a sublime quality here that steps perfectly right off of the percussionist's groundbreaking work with Quarteto Novo! Airto's joined on this set by Hermeto Pascoal – also from the Quarteto Novo group ... read more CD

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Oneyda AlvarengaSongs & Dances Of Brazil ... CD
Folkways, 1956. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Not the usual sorts of Brazilian songs that you might expect – no tight samba or bossa, but instead a batch of rootsy music from Bahia – all with rhythmic qualities that strongly inspired both later genres! Percussion is the strongest element on most of these tunes, but there's also ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Ely ArcoverdeBalanco Balanco Balanco ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... $18.99
An amazing session of bossa organ grooves – and one of the few rare 60s sessions by keyboardist Ely Arcoverde! The record's done in a style that's similar to Ed Lincoln or Walter Wanderley's albums from the time – clean organ lines dancing over tight samba and bossa percussion – ... read more CD

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Ely ArcoverdeO Orgao Que Canta Boleros ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... $18.99
A set that's a bit mellower than some of the other 60s records by Brazilian organist Ely Arcoverde – but one that's still got a very groovy sound overall! As you'd guess by the "boleros" in the title, most tunes are ballads – slow-steppers with a great late nite vibe, which ... 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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✨✧ AzymuthAguia Nao Come Mosca ... CD
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
An incredible little record – and the set where it really all comes together for this legendary funky jazz group! Azymuth were already great on their debut, although maybe a little experimental at times – but here, they really find the soulful groove that later got them big fame on the ... read more CD

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Celio BalonaEm Ritmo De Amar ... CD
Mglo/Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
Sweet organ from 60s Brazil – somewhat in the territory of Wander Wanderley and some of his generation, but also maybe a bit more swinging and poppy overall! Celio Balona plays his instrument with a lean, clean sound – sometimes set to samba rhythms, sometimes more rock-based – ... read more CD

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Banda Black RioO Som Das Americas ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Contemporary work from Banda Black Rio – the legendary Brazilian funk band who gave us some really great records in the 70s! Turns out, the group still sounds great after all the passage of years – more in a modern soul mode overall, with a few more sophisticated twists and turns ... read more CD

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Luiz BandeiraNas Madrugadas Do Rio ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
A very cool set from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – one that combines an earlier male vocal mode with some of the organ-driven samba of the time – all with results that are pretty darn sweet! Carlinhos handles the Hammond – an instrument that soars out over lively percussion on ... read more CD

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Zelia BarbosaBrazil – Songs Of Protest ... CD
Monitor, Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
An amazing record – one we'd easily rank right up there with some of our favorite 60s albums from Brazil – including work by Baden Powell or Elis Regina! This session has echoes of the best of both of those artists, but also predates their key moments too – a groundbreaking ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Jorge BenBen ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1972. Used ... $6.99
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
(Out of print Brazilian pressing.)

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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 (1969) ... CD
Philips/Dusty Groove, 1969. Used ... $9.99
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
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Jorge BenSacundin Ben Samba ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... $15.99
One of Jorge Ben's greatest albums – a groundbreaking blend of samba and soul that forever went onto transform the face of Brazilian music! The record works off the groove set down by Jorge's earlier hit "Mas Que Nada" (which appears on another LP), and takes the blend of bossa, ... read more CD

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Jorge BenSamba Nova (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Antilles/Oficial Arquivos, 1976. Used ... $9.99
One of the few albums by Jorge Ben that was issued in America – a mid-70s set that brings together some of the best work he recorded for Philips Records in Brazil in the late 60s and early 70s! The work here is the stuff of legend – sounds that effortlessly blend samba and soul, all ... read more CD

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Jorge BenTropical ... CD
Island/Oficial Arquivos, 1976. Used ... $7.99
One of the few albums that Jorge Ben recorded for the US market – and a tight set of tunes that grooves with a heavy samba soul sound! The album features new versions of some of Jorge's older tunes, done here with a small combo that mixes electric piano, organ, guitar, and lots of percussion ... 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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Black JuniorsBlack Juniors ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1984. Used ... $4.99
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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Bruno ESao Paulo Jazz Rebels ... CD
Tratore (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Bruno E sounds fantastic here, and very different than the broken beat maestro we loved on his records from the early part of this century – as Bruno's moved into a much warmer jazz-based environment, and plays acoustic bass here with a very hip little combo! Most of the tracks are ... read more CD

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Chico BuarqueConstrucao ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1972. New Copy ... $15.99
If you've ever been wondering which album to get by Chico Buarque – this is it! The record's a stunning batch of sophisticated sides, done in collaboration with Roberto Menescal, and with help from Jobim and MPB4! The album builds on the style of Buarque's excellent late 60s songwriting, ... read more CD

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Elizeth CardosoOutra Vez Elizeth ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99
A great later album from samba singer Elizeth Cardoso – one that has a sophisticated sound that really matches her maturing vocals, thanks to a nice dose of jazz in the mix! Elizeth approaches the lyrics like a grand dame of Brazilian music – with a subtle sense of majesty touched by ... 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

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Erik Charlston Jazz BrasilHermeto – Voice & Wind ... CD
Sunnyside, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
This isn't the first time that vibist Erik Charlston has paid tribute to the music of Hermeto Pascoal – but the set's definitely a cooker that lives up to the strong legacy of Brazilian music and jazz that we've always loved in Hermeto's creations! Songs are mostly by Pascoal, but the set ... (Jazz, Brazil) read more CD

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Juca ChavesJuca Bom De Camera ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
Juca Chaves relaxes in bed on the cover, but he's actually sounding a bit more formal throughout the album – working with great arrangements from Radames Gnatalli, always heavy on woodwinds – and with a sophisticated style that brings a lot to his music. The clarinets and other ... read more CD

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Conjunto MafasoliCall Me ... CD
Som Maior/Discobertas (Brazil), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
There's a pair of groovy-looking kids on the cover – but the sound of the set comes from the hands of Carlinhos Mafasoli on the organ – spinning out these lean line lines that move along nicely with the mod rhythms of the tunes! The feel is maybe more mid 60s London in terms of the ... read more CD

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Conjunto SambacanaConjunto Sambacana Vol 3 ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1969. Used ... $14.99
A really groovy vocal treat – and excellent work from this fab late 60s Brazilian group! Conjunto Sambacana sing in a mixed male/female style that stands with the best of the late 60s Brazilian harmony acts – a strange blend of bossa roots, American pop, and some of the beautifully ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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Ivan Mamao ContiPoison Fruit ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
Really mindblowing work from legendary drummer Ivan "Mamao" Conti – a key part of Azymuth through that group's many years – and still going strong here as a solo artist on his own! The album's almost a 21st Century realization of the sound that Azymuth was going for back in ... read more CD
Also available Poison Fruit (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Chick Corea & Return To ForeverLight As A Feather ... CD
Verve, 1972. Used ... $3.99
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 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 Canta Caymmi ... CD
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
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 CostaGal Costa Canta Tom Jobim – Ao Vivo ... CD
BMG (Brazil), 1999. Used 2CDs ... $8.99
Gal Costa sings the best of Antonio Carlos Jobim – working here with a really sparkling sound in a live performance that covers the space of two CDs! The backing is by a very nice little jazz group, and Gal's at her best later styles here – hitting nice jazzy vocal passages, and ... read more CD
(Out of print first pressing. Booklet has light wear.)

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Gal CostaPele Do Futuro – Ao Vivo ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $32.99
Gal Costa somehow looks younger than usual on the cover, and she sounds younger than usual on the set too – a fantastic live album recorded with backing from a tight rock-based combo – in a way that seems to intensify Gal, and bring her back to the gripping sounds of her work in the ... read more CD
Also available Pele Do Futuro – Ao Vivo (DVD) ... DVD 32.99

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Gal CostaRevisitada – De Domingo 1967 A Minha Voz 1982 ... CD
Dubas (Brazil), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $11.99
A wonderful overview of the career of Gal Costa – one that pulls some of the best tracks from albums that begin with 1967's Domingo, and run through Minha Voz, from 1982. The tracks allow you to hear the development of Gal as a singer – starting as a late bossa vocalist, moving into ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Duduka Da Fonseca & Helio AlvesSamba Jazz – Tom Jobim ... CD
Sunnyside, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A set dedicated to the memory of Antonio Carlos Jobim, but one that's hardly just the usual variation on his classic numbers – as only a few tunes here are actually by the composer, and all of the music has that fresh sort of sparkle that we always love in the Brazilian jazz material from ... (Jazz, Brazil) read more CD

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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 ... $24.99
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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✨✧ DeodatoPreludes & Rhapsodies (Prelude/Deodato 2) ... CD
Raven (Australia), 1972/1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Preludes, a million-seller, but also a record that no home should be without – and easily one of THE greatest keyboard albums of the 70s! The album's the one that features Deodato's remake of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" into the funky "2001" – soaring with Fender ... (Jazz, Brazil) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ DeodatoWhirlwinds/Artistry ... CD
MCA/BGO (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Two post-CTI gems from Deodato – back to back on a single CD! Whirlwinds is sweet keyboard soul from Deodato – a set that steps off nicely from the strengths of his big hits on CTI, hitting a similarly flowing groove that's really great! The instrumentation here is a bit more expanded ... (Jazz, Brazil) read more CD

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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 ... $9.99
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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DJ DoloresBanda Sonora Musica Para Filmes ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. Used ... $1.99
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DjavanLilas ... CD
Sony/Epic (Brazil), 1984. Used ... $11.99
The cover definitely reflects that 80s origin of the album – but as usual with Djavan, there's a lot more depth here going on than most of his contemporaries ever had to offer! The singer's less a Brazilian artist than a global soul star – singing in Portuguese, but with a quality that ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jorginho Do ImperioJorginho Do Imperio (1987) ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1987. New Copy ... $18.99
A late 80s album from Jorginho Do Imperio – but one that's got the same sharp samba vibe as similar records from a decade or two before! The production is great – mostly in that wide, echoey RGE Records mode – which allows the lively percussion, guitar lines, and chorus vocals to ... read more CD

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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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Zelia Duncan, Ana Costa, & OthersEu Sou Mulher Eu Sou Feliz ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
A spirited testament to the power of woman – put together by Brazilian singer/songwriters Ana Costa and Zelia Duncan – and done with help from a huge amount of guests who include Leila Pinheiro, Maira Freitas, Simone, Daniele Mercury, Alcione, Aurea Martins, Elbas Ramalho, Mart'Nalia, ... read more CD

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ElizabethYo Elizabeth (with bonus track) ... CD
Cap Latino/Discobertas (Brazil), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99
A different sort of record from late 60s Brazil – straighter pop, with a bit of jovem guarda instrumentation – but done with the Latin market in mind too, as all the lyrics here are in Spanish! Elizabeth is a pretty compelling singer – working with just the right hint of echo ... 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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Luiz Ewerling & A Cor Do BrasilOur Earth ... CD
Q Vibe, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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FlaviolaFlaviola E O Bando Do Sol ... CD
Solar/World Psychedelia, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99
A gem of a record from the same Pernambuco early 70s scene that gave us Lula Cortes, Ze Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo, and Alceu Valenca! This obscure little set has lots of the earthier tones that showed up in work by the above artists – a style that mixes folksy touches with bits of psychedelia ... read more CD
Also available Flaviola E O Bando Do Sol (180 gram pressing) ... LP 32.99

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Amaro FreitasRasif ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
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

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Tiago Frugoli EnsembleCasa ... CD
Fresh Selects, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A Fender Rhodes masterpiece from Tiago Frugoli – a keyboardist from Brazil, but one who works here with a very soulful jazz approach overall – one that's open, spacious, and full of spirit – in ways that make the Rhodes sound even better than in a more conventional setting! The ... (Jazz, Brazil) read more CD

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Stan Getz & Joao GilbertoGetz/Gilberto #2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used ... $4.99
A very different record than the first collaboration between Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – but that's also one of the things that makes it great! The album's more of a split LP than a shared one – as side one features a live performance from the great mid 60s Stan Getz quartet that ... (Jazz, Brazil) read more CD

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Gilberto GilLuar – A Gente Precisa Ver O Luar (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
Sweetly soulful work from Gilberto Gil – an album that almost has him in the same sort of R&B-inspired territory as Marcos Valle's early 80s albums! Instrumentation includes a fair bit of keyboards and electric rhythms – all put together quite nicely by Gil, Lincoln Olivetti, and ... read more CD

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Gilberto GilMe You Them – Music From The Film ... CD
Atlantic, 2000. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Gilberto GilOk Ok Ok (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
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 Gil & Jorge BenGil E Jorge ... CD
Philips/Verve, 1975. Used ... $12.99
A legendary meeting of two giant talents in Brazilian music – and a set that's maybe one of the best albums of the decade by both artists involved! The album has a raw, acoustic vibe – the kind of sound you'd expect from the cover photo of Jorge Ben and Gilberto Gil playing guitars ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Joao GilbertoAmoroso/Brasil ... CD
Warner, 1977/1981. Used ... $5.99
A collection of two albums that Joao Gilberto did for Warner Brothers in the late 70s/early 80s. Amoroso is some pretty sweet stuff from Joao Gilberto – featuring a core jazz combo playing along with a larger set of arrangements, in a manner that's similar to some of Jobim's work from the ... read more CD

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Joao GilbertoJoao Gilberto (1963) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/El (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $12.99
One of Joao Gilberto's first-ever albums – filled with incredibly beautiful bossa material that captures the vocals and guitar of Gilberto at their fragile early best – backed by sublime arrangements from Antonio Carlos Jobim and Walter Wanderley! The setting is perfect, and the sound ... read more CD

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✨✧ Egberto GismontiDanca Das Cabecas ... CD
ECM/BMG, 1977. Used ... $7.99
A really unique moment for Brazilian genius Egberto Gismonti – as the album marks a strong move away from some of the fuller orchestrations of his previous sets! The album features Gismonti on acoustic 8 string guitar – mixed with piano, wood flutes, and voice – plus some sublime ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sandro HaickUniversal ... CD
Think (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
A really wonderful album, and one that follows strongly in the most creative tradition of Brazilian jazz – the modes first put forth in the 70s by artists like Hermeto Pasocal, Toninho Horta, Wagner Tiso, and some of their contemporaries – music that's got lots of sharp, creative edges, ... read more CD

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Jackson Conti (Madlib & Mamao)Sujinho ... CD
Mochilla, 2008. Used ... $11.99
Great grooves from Jackson Conti – not a dude, but a duo – one that features Madlib teamed with Mamao, drummer from the legendary Azymuth! The album's got a really unique feel – one that mixes Madlib's chunky, fuzzy style of production with some of the cleaner, jazzier Azymuth ... (Deep Funk, Brazil) read more CD

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimTide/Stone Flower ... CD
CTI/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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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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Seu JorgeCru (US pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Wrasse, 2005. Used ... $2.99
The sound of global soul in the 21st Century – and an amazing set from the soon-to-be legendary Seu Jorge! Jorge's possibly best known for his appearances in films over the past few years – like The Life Aquatic or City Of God – but take it from us, he's one of the greatest ... read more CD

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Seu JorgeSeu Jorge – Live At Montreux ... CD
Eagle Vision, 2005. New Copy ... $3.99 13.98
Take it from us, Seu Jorge puts on one of the greatest live shows you'll ever hope to see – and what's even more amazing is that most of the power of his performance comes from only voice and guitar, plus a bit of added instrumentation on the stage! This Montreux performance from 2005 really ... read more CD

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Seu Jorge & AlmazSeu Jorge & Almaz ... CD
Now Again, 2010. Used ... $2.99
Incredible music from Seu Jorge – and that's saying a lot, given how much we've loved all of his previous records! This time around, Jorge really knocks it out of the park – by stepping away from some of his tighter styles, and going for a looser, more organic approach that's totally ... read more CD

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Benji Kaplan & Rita FigueiredoBenji & Rita ... CD
Big Apple Batucada, 2018. Used ... $1.99
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Nara LeaoAo Vivo Anos 60s/70s/80s (4CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1965/1972/1978/1985. New Copy 4 CDs ... $38.99
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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Rita LeeAtras Do Porto Tem Uma Cidade ... CD
Polydor (Brazil), 1974. New Copy ... $15.99
A wild solo project from Rita Lee – done after the breakup of Os Mutantes, and offered up almost as some sort of commentary on mainstream rock in the 70s! There's a much more straightforward approach to the music here – a sometimes-glammy sound that's echoed by the band's space-style ... read more CD

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Waldecir LimaRevelacao ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... $16.99
Really moody vocals from Waldecir Lima – an artist with a sound that's a lot deeper and more resonant than most other Brazilian 60s singers who were pictured on the cover holding an acoustic guitar! The style here isn't the light mode of the bossa generation – which usually comes with ... 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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Ivan LinsSaudades De Casa ... CD
Indie (Brazil), 2007. Used ... $9.99
Wonderful work from Ivan Lins – a warmly jazzy set that seems to deepen his sound even more than before! Lins is always great, but he sounds especially nice here – especially for his mature years – and in a way, there's a complicated sensibility to the record that shows not only ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Edu Lobo & Tom JobimEdu & Tom ... CD
Polydor (Brazil), 1981. Used ... $6.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Prini LorenzPrini Lorenz ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. Used ... $0.99
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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Luiz Loy QuintetoLuiz Loy Quinteto ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy ... $18.99
A really wonderful album from this hip Brazilian 60s combo – one of the best groups to record in a samba jazz mode, even though they only gave us a handful of records at the time! The quintet is led by pianist Luiz Loy, who moves the group through rhythms that are maybe in the Zimbo Trio or ... read more CD

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Carlos LyraE No Entanto E Preciso Cantar ... CD
Philips (Brazil), 1971. Used ... $5.99
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 MaiaTim Maia (1971) (with bonus track) ... CD
Polydor/Oficial Arquivos, 1971. Used ... $9.99
One of the funkiest records ever from Brazilian soul legend Tim Maia – and a set that also has him singing a bit of English language lyrics too! The groove here is that classic Maia blend of Brazilian roots with American funk and soul – echoes of forro or samba in some of the rhythms, ... 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. Used ... $4.99
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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Moyseis MarquesPassatempo – Ao Vivo ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
A beautiful set of live samba and choro performances from this up-and-coming Brazilian singer – an artist who's younger than most in his field, but who manages to make his music resonate with a strong sense of history, while also reveling in the energy of youth! The album's a well-recorded ... read more CD

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Mas Que NadaSea Journey ... CD
Blujazz, 2017. Used ... $0.99
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MaysaMaysa (1957) ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1957. New Copy ... $18.99
Very early work from Maysa – an album recorded in 1957, before her better-known bossa sides of the 60s – and a set that shows the singer in the kind of full-voiced style that first made her a legend! Masya's got a great talent for subtle drama here – a kind of deep burning vibe ... read more CD

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MaysaOs Grandes Sucessos De Maysa ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2002. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ana MazzottiAna Mazzotti (1977) ... CD
GTA/Far Out (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
One of two incredible albums from the lovely Ana Mazzotti – a 70s Brazilian singer who could effortlessly blend fusion and soul, Brazilian rhythms and funk – working here with plenty of help from Jose Roberto Bertrami of Azymuth! In fact, the record has a vibe that's a lot like the ... read more CD

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Ana MazzottiAna Mazzotti (Ninguem Vai Me Segurar) ... CD
Top Tape/Far Out (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazing album of vocal Brazilian jazz and sweet electric funk – a standout classic that's forever been at the top of our stack of 70s Brazilian music! Singer Ana Mazzotti is at the head of the session – singing with this breezy style that's at once cold and warm, cool and emotive ... read more CD

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Helio Mendes e Seu ConjuntoHelio Mendes e Seu Conjunto (1965) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1965. New Copy ... $18.99
Sweetly easygoing instrumentals from pianist Helio Mendes – half dreamy and hypnotic, and half groovy and bossa! Much of it has a driving feel that reminds us bit of Ed Lincoln's albums around the same time – most of the instrumentation on these numbers is brassy and loud, with ... read more CD

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Sergio MendesIn Person At El Matador/Pele/Sergio Mendes' Favorite Things ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $7.99
3 different Sergio Mendes albums on 2 CDs! In Person At El Matador is a live one by Sergio Mendes, recorded with Wanda De Sah and Rosinha De Valenca, in the years before he formed the Brasil '66 group that recorded on A&M. The record's a nice batch of bossa jazz tracks – and it features ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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 18.99

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Marisa MonteMais ... CD
World Pacific, 1997. Used ... $3.99
Great stuff from Marisa Monte – and a record that's criss-crossed with influences, thanks to production by Arto Lindsay, and performances by Marc Ribot, Bernie Worrell, John Zorn, Ryuchi Sakamoto, Nana Vasconcelos, and Ed Motta! Maybe a bit slicker than the current American press hype would ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $9.99
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 18.99

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Ed MottaCriterion Of The Senses (Japanese version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
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 9.99

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MPB4Barra Pesada – MPB4 Ao VIvo Nos Anos 70 (5CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Mid 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $48.99
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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MPB4Millennium ... CD
Mercury (Brazil), Late 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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Milton NascimentoGeraes (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1976. New Copy ... $15.99
Beautiful stuff – and one of Milton Nascimento's greatest albums of the 70s! The style here is a bit more subdued than on some of his later work – but in a way that's really majestic and soulful, showing the further development of Milton's unique idiom as he becomes one of the ... read more CD
Also available Geraes ... LP 34.99

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NetinhoMe Leva ... CD
Mercury/Polygram (Brazil), 1997. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nu TropicVoce Sabe ... CD
Tropisounds, 2005. Used ... $7.99
The first full length set from a group we love for their earlier singles on Comet Records – and who step out here with a well-crafted approach to dancefloor Brazilian! Nutropic have a soulful sensibility that goes way beyond simple bossa remix tricks – a style that balances Brazilian ... (New Grooves, Brazil) read more CD
 
 



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