Includes recordings of a number of Pixinguinha tunes – and titles include "Cristo Nasceu Na Bahia", "A Cigana De Catumbi", "Que Perigo", "Flor Do Abacate", "Ja Te Digo", and "Honoria". LP, Vinyl record album
Features arrangements from Roberto Menescal, Perinho Albuquerque, and Ivan Paulo – and titles include "Sufoco", "Entre A Sola E O Salto", "Eu Sou A Marron", "Todos Cantam Sua Terra", "Lundu A Rapariga", "Alerta Geral", and "A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arrangements by Meireles, Ivan Paulo, Ze Menezes, and Fernando Martins – on titles that include "Ilha De Mare", "Pra Que Chorar", "Solo De Piston", "Nao Chore Nao", "Eu Vou Deixar", "Tambor De Criola", "Correntes De ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really sweet session that's very much in the mode of Almeida and Byrd's classic bossa-styled work! The set features the pair playing together in a jazzy acoustic guitar mode – working through a host of Brazilian numbers with backing provided only by the percussion of Milt Holland, plus ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We never get enough of Jose Roberto Bertrami's vocoded vocal melodies! Sparkling Brazilian fusion, from the prolific Azymuth, with laid back grooves and light melodies, but not "lite" jazz. One of their more mellow outings, at most these tracks might approach mid-tempo, with a beautiful ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bit later vintage than some of Milton's 60s bossa work, but one of his nicest albums from the 80s – and filled with great little jazzy tracks that are tighter than some of his other albums from the time! The group's a trio, and the tracks include many nice ones by some of the better MPB ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An overlooked treasure from the great Jorge Ben – an album recorded between the fame of his "Taj Mahal" hit and Africa Brasil classic – and a set that's every bit as wonderful as those two records! There's a tight, choppy groove to most of the set – that mix of samba, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Might be the early 80s pressing – but still darn hard to find! Back cover has a light stamp, but cover and record are nice and clean overall.)
Maria Bethania —
Alteza ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1981. Near Mint- ...
Maria Bethania's warmed her sound up a fair bit here from earlier releases – and is hitting the same blend of jazz overtones and larger arrangements used during the same period by Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa – both of whom were maturing at a similar pace! There's still a fair bit of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original insert. Cover has a small bit of colored tape on the spine.)
Maria Bethania —
Maria ... LP RCA (Brazil), 1988. Near Mint- ...
Early work by Maria Bethania – recorded with a sound that's completely different than any of her later records – and pretty darn groovy, too! The backings here are by the combo of Luiz Carlos Vinhas – the pianist with Som Tres who was exploring a fair bit of rootsy and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little live set from Maria Bethania – one recorded with the lighter, looser sound she was using in the early 80s – and which stands as a nice contrast to her more dramatic concert performances of the 70s! The music director for the show is Gilberto Gil, and there's a bit of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maria Bethania —
Talisma ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- ...
A laid back, pretty record from Maria Bethania. A lot of the tracks were written by Caetano Veloso and he and Gilberto Gil make a guest appearance on the album. Tracks include "Vida Real", "Cansei De Ilusoes", "Pele", "Noite De Um Verao De Sonho", "Amo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the fold-out original insert with lyrics on one side and a poster of Bethania on the other. Cover has light wear.)
Groovy set of tracks that's an MPS follow-up to their legendary "bossa nova and folklore" album that was part of the original Jazz Meets the World series in the 60s. This set was recorded at the 1972 Festival Folklore e Bossa Nova Do Brasil, and it features various groupings of Brazilian ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – excellent cover and vinyl!)
Features Bocato on trombone – with Luiz Claudio Faria on trumpet, Fernando Bastos on alto, Rubens on tenor, Edu Fiori on bass, Sydnei Carvalho on guitar, and Claudio Baeta on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
Features Bocato on trombone – with Lino Simao on tenor, Perseu Mariano on percussion, and Polo Pam on guitar! LP, Vinyl record album
Bossa Rio —
Alegria! ... LP Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
An incredibly groovy record – and one of two rare sides cut by Bossa Rio – a short-lived vocal group handled by Sergio Mendes! The sound here is kind of an extension of Sergio's work with Brasil 66 – but Bossa Rio have deeper chops vocally, with both male and female singers ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Brasilia Modern Six —
Estreia ... LP RCA (Brazil), 1969. Very Good+ ...
Groovy vocal pop from Brazil – an unusual group with a mellow harmony sound – one gal and five guys, gently singing together over some light arrangements of American and Brazilian pop tunes! The style of the record is different than work by other Brazilian harmony combos of the 60s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing from 2002, with great vinyl and heavy cover! Long out of print.)
A light and dreamy set of Brazilian vocal tracks – recorded in 1967, and featuring the voice of singer Lenita Bruno, a strong 60s talent with a style that's somewhat like Sylvia Telles. Arrangements on the set are by Clare Fischer – who plays piano, organ, and electric harpsichord in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the earliest singles from the great Chico Buarque – and both sides are great! "A Banda" is served up here in a moody version that feels lighter than the one we know – acoustic guitar alongside Chico's vocals in the lead – all with that undeniably catchy lyric in ... (Funky 45's, Brazil)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Gently sophisticated work from Chico Buarque – a set of beautifully intimate tunes, recorded with a a care that's really great for the music! The backings are somewhat large, but quite spacious too – opened up in ways that allow for plenty of space for the vocals – sung by Chico ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful later work from the great Chico Buarque – an album that still shows him very much at the top of his game, and maturing into an even more wonderful artist than he was as a young man! The depth of songwriting is wonderful – expressive without over going too far over the top ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original heavy inner sleeve with lyrics.)
Like Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66? Then you'll love The Carnival! The group was formed by three former members of Sergio's group, working in 1969 with stellar LA pop production from the mighty Bones Howe – all grooving in a style that's got all the best traces of the Brasil 66 sound! The ... (Vocalists, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title gets it right – as the set's much more of a document of Cartola's talents than some of his other later albums – as the format features some spoken interview passages, mixed with examples of his music! Each track seems to have about a minute of Cartola speaking, in Portuguese, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beth Carvalho —
Ao Vivo ... LP RCA (Brazil), 1987. Near Mint- ...
A lively concert performance, recorded at the Montreux festival – with titles that include "Firme E Forte", "Da Melhor Qualidade", "Nas Ritmas Do Amor", "Samba Do Aviao", "O Encanto Do Gantois", "Pe De Vento", and "Alo ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nothing fancy – but a wonderful album of straight samba tracks recorded in a very classic style! The arrangements are tight and driving, and Beth's voice is recorded with a rawness that reminds us of the best female samba sessions of the 70s. Titles include "Coisa De Pele", "N ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic 70s samba from one of Brazil's lovliest sambistas! Titles include "Sempre So", "O Mundo E Um Moinho", "As Mocas", "Vingaca", "Deus Nao Castiga Ninguem", "Saco De Feijao", and "Carro De Boi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a sticker and some pen.)
Features guest appearances by Caetano Veloso, Lulu Santos, and Marcio Montarroyos – and titles include "Dos Prazeres Das Cancoes", "Blues Da Passagem", "Sonho Proteina", "Sem Drama", "Nuvoleta", "Meu Bolero", "Elegia", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Back cover has a small sticker.)
Not much of a "brand name" artist, but a pretty sweet set of 60s samba material – lots of percussion and voices, and a bit more edge than you might expect! LP, Vinyl record album
Gal Costa —
Bem Bom ... LP RCA (Brazil), 1985. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Completely charming work from Gal Costa – lush backgrounds, jazzy keyboards, and lots of other elements you might not have expected in her music a dozen years before – but all handled by Gal with the kind of care and class that have made her one of the greatest Brazilian singers of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of Gal Costa's work from the 70s, plus a few added tracks from the early 80s. Most of this material was recorded in the post-Tropicalia years, but it's still strong stuff – showing Gal as one of Brazil's best vocalists of the time. Titles include "O Bater De Tambor", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A warmly jazzy album from Gal Costa – much more so than you'd expect from her slightly creepy white face on the cover! There's a fair bit of keyboards in the instrumentation – usually stepping around with a relatively mellow feel, which lets Gal concentrate on ballads and gently ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful work from the later years of Moreira Da Silva – an album that really shows Da Silva hitting a mature sort of stride! The timing was perfect for this set – as improved studio techniques in Brazil really brought a lot out of the rootsier samba modes that Da Silva had been ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Features orchestrations from Rildo Hora and Paulo Moura – on titles that include "Muita Luz", "Traco De Uniao", "Odile Odila", "Carnaval De Ilusoes", "E Mana", "Poligamo Fiel", and "Recriando A Criacao". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original textured sleeve, with heavy inner sleeve.)
Features orchestrations by Paulo Moura and Rildo Hora – and titles include "Ex Amor", "Meu Pais", "Velha Chica", "Depois Nao Sei", "Me Faz Um Dengo", "Graca Divina", "Calango Da Lua", and "So Em Maceio". LP, Vinyl record album
Fafa De Belem —
Crenca ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- ...
Features arrangements from Wagner Tiso, Chiquito Braga, and Cristovao Bastos – on titles that include "Sexto Sentido", "Baque Do Coracao", "Crenca", "Itaca", "Para Um Amor No Recife", "O Dono Do Lugar", and "Me Disseram". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some light wear on the spine.)
A rare pic sleeve single from this Brazilian singer of the 60s! "Rancho" is mellow and emotive – but "Ser Carioca" has a lively groove and some jazzy horns next to the percussion! (Funky 45's, Brazil)7-inch, Vinyl record
Helio Delmiro —
Chama ... LP Som Da Gente, 1984. Near Mint- ...
Features Helio Delmiro on guitar – with keyboards from Fernando Martins and Marinho Boffa, and bass from Nico Assumpcao! LP, Vinyl record album
Features music by both of these Brazilian songwriters, performed by themselves and other artists. Inlcudes Duran's songs "Pela Rua" by Marisa Gata Mansa, "Castigo" by Roberto Luna, "Estrada Do Sol" by Gal Costa, and "A Noited Do Meu Bem" and "Fim De ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent early work from Raimundo Fagner, with an edge that you don't ever get in his later recordings! The album's a mix of post-Tropicalia MPB styles – with some of Caetano's intimate songwriting, and a fair bit of rock influences sneaking into the mix, but often supressed in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful dreamy album that's quite different from the classic Getz/Gilberto collaboration – but which also shares much of that set's lyrical beauty! This album was recorded live, in 1964, when Stan Getz was playing with his quartet that included Gary Burton on vibes – an incredible ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cutout hole and gloss peeling on back.)
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd —
Jazz Samba ... LP Verve, 1962. Very Good- Gatefold ...
Just Sold Out!
One of those records that no home should be without – not only a pivotal album in the growth of bossa nova in the 60s – but a set that also really helped set the career of tenorist Stan Getz on fire! The real credit here might almost go to guitarist Charlie Byrd – as Byrd was a ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam, some sticker spots, and a stain on the bottom inch.)
Gilberto Gil gets off to a nicely soulful start here – by bringing in a guest appearance from Ed Motta on the album's title track – then keeping things in a nice mix of samba and soul throughout the entire album! There's a few slight touches of 80s production, but overall there's a lot ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original Brazilian pressing – with heavy inner sleeve!)
Incredible 70s work from the lovely Astrud Gilberto – a rare effort for the CTI label that has her teaming up with arranger Eumir Deodato and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine – all in a groove that's totally different than most of her earlier work! Astrud's breathy vocals are still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Kind of a dream combination in one little album – especially if you dig breezy bossa from the 60s! Back in 1966, Verve Records got the great idea of teaming up its (then) biggest Brazilian imports – vocalist Astrud Gilberto and organist Walter Wanderley – both of whom were ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Given that Capitol had recently linked up with the ever-growing EMI corporation in the early 60s, it was able to take advantage of the global catalog of the music giant, and managed to dip pretty heavily into the Brazilian Odeon catalog of tunes to cash in on the American popularity of bossa nova. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)
No doubt about it – these guys are groovy! Groovy like Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – with a sweet male/female harmony vocal style, applied here to a mixture of bossa nova tunes and 60s pop numbers, recorded in Mexico by this Swedish combo, with a sound that would make A&M weep! ... (Vocalists, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lots of warm and jazzy keyboards on this one – handled in a way that mostly doesn't suppress the charm and sincerity of Luiz vocals, although we will admit that a few tracks get a bit out of hand. Most of the record, though, has Luiz working in a subtler style – a bit jazzier, a bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing moment from the Brazilian music scene of the 70s – an album that's both extremely personal for each of the artists involved, yet also a wonderful collaboration between a host of up-and-coming talents! There's a relaxed, intimate feel to the whole thing that's mighty nice – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare single from this legendary Bay Area Brazilian group – one that was only issued on a small pressing by a local music store! Side one features "Hal's Hobbits" – the story of how some Hobbits formed Hal's Music Center – a pretty goofy spoken bit. But side two ... (Funky 45's, Brazil)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
(Single has a very slight dish warp, but is pretty great overall.)
One of the more obscure albums in WEA Brazil's series of recordings from the 1978 Montreux Jazz Festival – which included their more famous album by Hermeto Pascoal! This set features the enigmatic Ivinho really stretching out in the setting – with one track that runs the length of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful session of tracks written by Milton Nascimento – and delivered in a soaring jazzy mode by the team of Jaime and Nair! The duo recorded a few excellent albums on their own during the 70s for the CID label – but this set is part of a "talento Brasileiro" series they ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wickedly wonderful album by Antonio Carlos Jobim – recorded in LA in the mid 60s, and a perfect meeting of styles that makes for one of his most compelling albums of the 60s! Jobim sings and plays over pillowy-soft arrangements by Claus Ogerman – lightly dancing numbers that weave ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty great sounds from the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim – an album cut a bit later than his bossa years, but with a darkly sophisticated sound that's pretty darn compelling! The album features larger orchestrations by Claus Ogerman, and in a way, it's similar to the Jobim album on Decca ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little 70s album by Nara Leao – very different than her earlier work, but with a similar moody finish! The record was done in close association with Roberto Menescal – who handled both the production and arrangements, as well as played guitar on the session – and all the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Paulo Moura and Mauricio Carrilho did the bulk of the arranging on this record, which has a combination of fuller electric productions on some songs and spare string oriented arrangements on others. Songs include "Meu Cantar", "14 Anos", "De Mal Pra Pior", "Ha ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest Nara Leao albums of later years – a beautiful return to bossa basics, recorded in collaboration with the great Roberto Menescal! Most of the album features only Nara's vocals and Menescal's guitar – in a spare style that still has plenty of jazzy undercurrents, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Solo piano performances – including songs by Pixinquinha, Paulo Moura, and Heraldo Do Monte! LP, Vinyl record album
Ivan Lins —
Juntos ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1984. Near Mint- ...
A stone classic from the great Ivan Lins – a set recorded at a time when he was fast becoming a big name on the global scene, not just in Brazil – thanks to his wonderful sense of songwriting and lyricism! The album's almost a celebration of all that Lins had done so far – put ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the insert.)
Ivan Lins —
Maos ... LP Polygram (Brazil), 1987. Near Mint- ...
A beautiful later album from Ivan Lins – recorded in that wonderfully mature style he developed in the 80s, a mixture of his earlier vocal work, with touches of jazz, and some of the Brazilian soulfulness of the Milton Nascimento generation. The backings on the tracks is relatively electric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of some of the Lins greatest hits from the late 1970s and early 1980s. There are a total of 24 songs all co-written by Lins and Vitor Martins. Tracks include "Dinorah, Dinorah", "Aparecida", "Guarde Nos Olhos", "Novo Tempo", "Um Fado" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Gatefold cover with the lyrics in Portuguese on the inside.)
The second album by Made In Brasil – a great San Francisco combo from the 70s, with a flair for jazzy Brazilian tunes that's every bit as great as groups from Rio or Sao Paulo at the time! The group at this point features keyboardist Claudio Medeiros – who really adds a lot to their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Made In Brasil with Victor M —
Numero Um ... LP Nucleus, 1975. Sealed ...
Just Sold Out!
A totally sweeeeeeeet batch of Brazilian grooves – recorded in San Francisco, with a great 70s Bay Area sound! Victor M leads the group on percussion and vocals – but the real charm of the set is in its electric piano riffing, and soulful electric vibe. Most of the cuts have vocals ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice album of groovy vocals from Brazil – very much in the tradition of early 70s work by Doris Monteiro or Claudette Soares! We don't know Marcia much – but this album's a nice mix of lively tracks and more somber ones, with rhythms that include bossa and samba, and larger ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cesar Camargo Mariano & Helio Delmiro —
Samambaia ... LP EMI (Brazil), 1981. Near Mint- ...
Spare duets between these two Brazilian jazz giants Cesar Camargo Mariano and Helio Delmiro – but great work throughout, and filled with a lot more soul and energy than you'd expect! Mariano plays mostly electric keyboards – but not in a way that overrides the acoustic guitar of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two more obscure tracks from this great Brazilian singer – recorded after her early albums for Columbia – two live performances from the Festival Internacional Da Musica Popular! (Funky 45's, Brazil)7-inch, Vinyl record
A classic bit of lost funky electric piano from Brazil! The album has a similar feel to Deodato's early 70's work, and includes a killer electric version of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" that's very similar to Deodato's "2001" – soaring along on a great funky groove, with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Luiz Melodia —
Nos ... LP Warner (Brazil), 1980. Very Good+ ...
Features musical direction by Liminha – on titles that include "Ilha De Cuba", "Negro Gato", "Passarinho Viu", "Misterio Da Raca", "Segredo", "Hoje E Amanha Nao Saoi De Casa", and "Surra A De Chicote". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes lyric insert. Bottom cover seam is unglued.)
One of Sergio Mendes' most dreamy albums – quite different than both his vocal work with Brasil 66, and his smaller combo sides from Brazil! There's still a strong bossa component to the record – but the setting has Sergio's piano lines laid out over larger arrangements with a good ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red & purple label pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)
Sergio Mendes' score to this film starring Pele from the height of his career. The music's got the range of sounds that you'd expect from a soundtrack – with some mellow cuts, and some more uptempo ones, but the mix is great, and the sound is nice and Braziliany, with some good electric ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and lightly bent corners.)
The second album by Sergio and crew – and a real push forward for the group! The basic format of two-female harmony leads is still in place – but for some reason, this album gives a bit more of a nod to Brazilian roots than before, and really spices things up with an even more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite albums by Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – a perfect bridge between the simple pop of earlier records, and the group's expanding sound as the 70s approached! The warmly glowing Brasil 66 style is still very strongly in place, but the music here is all a bit hipper – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some splitting on the bottom seam.)