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Mayra AndradeStoria Storia ... CD
RCA/Sony (France), 2009. Used ... $11.99
Cape Verdean vocals from Mayra Andrade, but carried off with a warm and lovely feel that's almost bossa nova at points! Andrade's gently expressive in her lyrics – singing soulfully, but subtly alongside these sweet little rhythms with a touch of jazz, and some earthier percussion elements at the bottom – a blend that's almost in the territory of Maria Rita at points, but more personal overall. As with Rita, there's a bit of a stylistic link here to some of the classic work of Elis Regina – more in spirit than overall sound, as Mayra manages the same careful balance of emotion and expressivity we always love in Elis. Titles include "Palavra", "Mon Carrousel", "Morena Menina Linda", "Odjus Fitchadu", "Konsiensia", "Juana", "Seu", "Storia Storia", and "Lembransa". CD
(Out of print.)

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Maria BethaniaEncanteria (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Quitanda (Brazil), 2009. Used ... $9.99
Lovely work from Maria Bethania – a set that's often quite spare and understated, with less of the drama than her classic years – but in really great way! Maria's got a warmth here that we really like – not that too-smooth style that some older Brazilian artists get in a commercial setting – but almost a more back-to-basics approach – earthier than Bethania ever was at her start. Arrangements are by Jaime Alem, Cristovao Bastos, and Mauricio Carrilho – and instrumentation is usually handled by a small group, which keeps things lean, and almost adds a folkloric touch behind the vocals. Titles include "Encantaria", "Coroa Do Mar", "Feita Na Bahia", "Sete Trovas", "E Senhora/Batatinha Roxa", "Estrela", and "Minha Rede". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joao BoscoBrazil's Best ... CD
RCA/BMG, 1970s/1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of Brazil's MPB greats! Joao Bosco emerged as one of the 70s brightest stars in Brazil – and he had a lovely style that mixed samba, folk, and modern songwriting up into a very unique soulful sound. His best work was written with Adair Blanc, and this CD features 14 of their classics, pulled from Bosco's years at RCA, where he produced the finest work of his career. Titles include classics like "Kid Cavaquinho", "Caca A Raposa", "O Ronco Da Cuica", "Falsho Brilhante", "Galos De Briga", and "Bijuterias" – and the set's a great way to get into his work at a low price! CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)

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✨✧ Roberta CamposTodo Caminho E Sorte ... CD
Deck Disk (Brazil), 2016. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lovely work from Roberta Campos – a contemporary Brazilian singer/songwriter, and one who works in a nicely universal style! Most tracks have light acoustic guitar underscoring Roberta's lyrics – which are well-penned and personal, without ever being cloying – almost in a tradition that reminds us of some of the more impressive English language talents of this nature from the 80s and early 90s. Marcelo Camelo guests on the hit single "Amiude" – and other titles include "Porta Retrata", "Pro Dia Que Chega", "Cirandar", "Libelula", "Minha Felicidade", and "Ensaio Sobre O Amor". CD

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ChieIlha De Sol ... CD
Video Arts (Japan), 2008. Used ... $9.99
Chie's got kind of a washed-out look on the cover of this one, but the album's a warmly glowing little set – filled with gentle bossa colors, and sung with a light and lovely feel! There's a great Japan-meets-Brazil feel to the record – one that's put together from some well-crafted backings that feature lots of acoustic guitar and percussion, then topped by Chie's slightly fragile vocals – which offer a different take on the music than you might get from a Brazilian singer. Arrangements are by Dudu Trentin, Alex Fonseca, and Celso Fonseca – and titles include "Embola A Bola", "A Ilha", "Minha Voz Minha Vida", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "So Liguei", and "Ate Nao Mais". CD
(Includes obi.)

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CibelleShine Of Dried Electric Leaves ... CD
Crammed (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $1.99
One of the most unusual projects we've heard in the recent wave of genre-crossing work from the Crammed label – a beautifully fragile album of vocals and light instrumentation from the lovely Cibelle! The sound here has some of its roots in bossa, and maybe borrows a bit from traditions of France – but the overall presentation is very unique – and often just features a key instrumental element supporting the vocals, plus bits of sounds that filter into the record and give it a really textural quality. Production is by Cibelle, Apollo Nove, and Mike Lindsay – and they beautifully blend the vocals with bits of harp, glockenspiel, off-tune piano, cello, and other elements used sparely and effectively. Titles include "Green Grass", "Mad Man Song", "Lembra", "Train Station", "Por Toda A Minha Vida", "London London", "City People", and "Cajuna". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Shine Of Dried Electric Leaves ... CD 1.99

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CibelleShine Of Dried Electric Leaves ... CD
Crammed/Six Degrees, 2006. Used ... $1.99
One of the most unusual projects we've heard in the recent wave of genre-crossing work from the Crammed label – a beautifully fragile album of vocals and light instrumentation from the lovely Cibelle! The sound here has some of its roots in bossa, and maybe borrows a bit from traditions of France – but the overall presentation is very unique – and often just features a key instrumental element supporting the vocals, plus bits of sounds that filter into the record and give it a really textural quality. Production is by Cibelle, Apollo Nove, and Mike Lindsay – and they beautifully blend the vocals with bits of harp, glockenspiel, off-tune piano, cello, and other elements used sparely and effectively. Titles include "Green Grass", "Mad Man Song", "Lembra", "Train Station", "Por Toda A Minha Vida", "London London", "City People", and "Cajuna". CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)
Also available Shine Of Dried Electric Leaves ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ ClaudiaO Meu Corolla ... CD
Seven Seas/Discobertas (Brazil), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The lovely Claudia has never sounded groovier – and even though this obscure little set was only issued for the Japanese market – it's got all the best mix of bossa nova elements as her other 60s albums from Brazil! The backings are great – and start to pick up some of that bouncy, groovy style that the Odeon label was using at the time – bits of electric bass, soul-styled backings, and superb production that has the vocals really soaring out front in a perfect match to the music! The whole thing's got a completely sublime feel that we totally love – and titles include "Lullaby Of Itsuki", "Carolina", "Agua De Beber", "Un Homme Et Une Femme", "Corcovado", "Garota De Ipanema", and "Mas Que Nada". CD

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Lula CortesRosa De Sangue (LP sleve edition) ... CD
Rozenblit/Time Lag Records, 1980. Used ... $6.99
The final chapter of Lula Cortes amazing run of music in 70s Brazil – a small label release that brilliantly blends together a range of psychedelic influences – all with a gritty edge that's quite different than what you might expect from the date of the album! Things here are every bit as tripped out as on some of Lula's other albums from years before – trippily poetic, occasionally folksy, and sometimes touched with heavier electric moments that really offset the gentler, more organic moments. The reissue features full notes on the music by Cortes himself – and the package offers a rare chance to hear an album whose original pressing was supposedly destroyed before it was ever released! Really great sound, and a lovely package that more than lives up to Lula's amazing music. CD

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Joao GilbertoLive In Montreux ... CD
Elektra, 1987. Used ... $8.99
A later album by Joao – but a really lovely live performance that sparkles with the warmth and intimacy of his earlier studio albums! The album's got a total of 13 tracks, all recorded at the Montreux jazz festival in 1985 – with no backing for Joao's voice other than his light lively acoustic guitar, which holds up extremely well over the nearly 70-minute long performance. Titles include "Estate", "Menino Do Rio", "Adeus America", "Rosa Morena", "Sandalia De Prata", and "Sem Compromiso". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ JoyceAnos 80s (Feminina/Agua E Luz/Tardes Cariocas/Saudade Do Futuro/bonus tracks) (4CD set) ... CD
EMI/Discobertas (Brazil), Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
An incredible collection – four albums that feature this amazing singer at her height, along with bonus tracks too! First up is Feminina – one of Joyce's greatest albums – and maybe the first record we'd point to for anyone interested in her music! The set's an incredible blend of vocals, acoustic guitar, and these lightly gentle arrangements – all at this new level of expression that still recognizes Joyce's bossa roots, but really moves beyond with all the sophistication of MPB in the 70s! The sound of the whole thing is wonderful – completely transcendent and mesmerizing right from the start – and Joyce penned most of the tunes and handled the arrangements – with help from Gilson Peranzzetta on a few tracks. Titles include the classic "Feminina", plus "Essa Mulher", "Coracao De Crianca", "Aldeia De Ogum", "Compor", and "Misterios". Next is Agua E Luz – an amazing mix of jazzy vocals, sparkling production, and beautiful light guitar – the younger Joyce at her best – in a wonderfully uncluttered style that makes the record a treasure all the way through! Joyce sings and plays acoustic guitar – and gets these lightly jazzy backings that often feature a bit of electricity, but never too much to dampen the acoustic heart of the record – that great sense of personality that's always made Joyce unlike any other Brazilian artist we can think of – even though so many others have tried to copy her style over the years! Joyce did all the arrangements herself, Sivuca guests on one track – and titles include "Muito Prazer", "Samba De Gago", "Agua E Luz", "Mais Uma Vez, Mais Uma Voiz", "Banho Maria", and "Meio A Meio". Tardes Cariocas is a set recorded during the same key stretch as her early 80s albums for EMI – yet much more obscure! The album's got the same brilliant blend of jazz and bossa phrasing as her classics Agua E Luz and Feminina – and really brings Joyce's beautiful vocals to the forefront, with a strong focus on that fluid, jazzy style we totally love! Acoustic guitar is key to the instrumentation, yet there's also a few electric touches on keyboards – yet used quite softly, so that the presence of Joyce really dominates the record – but with a power that's greater than some of her more solo sets. Wonderful throughout –a nd with cuts that include "Nacional Kid", "Curioso", "Baracumbarra", "Tardes Cariocas", "Luz Do Chao", and "Ela". Saudade Do Futuro is a totally hard to find Joyce album from the mid 80's. Recorded for the obscure Pointer label in Brazil, this set has more of a modern fusion feel than some of her classic recordings that we stock, but Joyce's voice is still sweet and lovely, and her songwriting's as strong as always. The set includes her classic cut "Fa Da Bahia", plus other nice tracks like "Peixe Estrela", "Sonora Garoa", "Quadrantes", "Minha Gata Rita Lee", "Stone Washed, and "Tema Para Jobim", which has a guest performance by Milton Nascimento! Set features 7 bonus tracks – recordings done with Viva Voz, Antonio Adolfo, Mario Adnet, and others – with titles that include "Acalanto", "Terra", "Pega Leve", "Canconeta", "Revendo Amigos", "Diga Ai Companheiro", and "Planeta Azul". CD

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JoyceEssential Joyce 1970 to 1996 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/1980s/Mid 90s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A fantastic introduction to one of our favorite Brazilian artists of all time – the lovely Joyce – a hell of a singer, songwriter, and guitar player – and an artist who almost works with a jazzy vibe to her music too! It's impossible to describe the genius of Joyce in just a few words – as she's got this special blend of her voice and acoustic guitar, moving between lyrics and wordless vocal inflections – in ways that sound completely sublime, whether in a spare setting or with larger backings – both of which you'll hear in this set. The package is heavy on cuts from her landmark recordings for EMI/Odeon – and titles include "Joya", "Historia Do Samba", "Caqui", "Aldeia De Ogum", "Passarinho", "Feminina", "Fa Da Bahia", "Baracumbara", "Docura Forte/Agua E Luz", "Banana", and "Clareana". CD

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JoyceGafieira Moderna ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2001. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Beautiful work from Joyce – possibly her best album in years! The lovely Brazilian singer/guitarist blows away all the newcomers in the modern bossa field – and shows the world that she's still one of the strongest talents of her generation. The album's got a stronger jazz component than some of her other recent albums, quite driving, in the mode of classic albums like Agua E Luz and Feminina – and Joyce's voice, guitar, and songwriting skills are top-notch all the way! An instant classic – one that will have you shelving all your faked-out remixed, Nu Brazil albums for the real thing! Titles include "Bota De Sete Leguas", "Azul Bahia", "Forcas D'Alma", "Na Casa Do Villa", "Quatro Elementos", "The Band On The Wall", and "Samba Da Silvia". CD

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✨✧ JoyceJoyce (1968) ... LP
Philips/Alternative Fox (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
The first album by Joyce – one of our favorite Brazilian singers ever! The album's a wonderfully lyrical batch of tracks – many written by Joyce herself, plus a few by Brazilian songwriters Jards Macale, Toninho Horta, and Marcos Valle – and the orchestrations are by Gaya, and played on a number of tracks by Dori Caymmi and his group. The style shows many elements of Joyce's later unique style, filtered through a more standard late bossa sound – light and breezy, but with a bit of a dark edge that's in a classic Jobim mode. Includes the track "Superego", which feels a lot like Joyce from the 70s – plus the lovely "Litoral", and the tracks "Me Disseram", "Nao Muda, Nao", "Cantiga De Procura", "Choro Chorado", "Bloco Do Eu Sozinho", and "Improvisado". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ JoyceJoyce (1968) – Serie Estreia ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album by Joyce – one of our favorite Brazilian singers ever! The album's a wonderfully lyrical batch of tracks – many written by Joyce herself, plus a few by Brazilian songwriters Jards Macale, Toninho Horta, and Marcos Valle – and the orchestrations are by Gaya, and played on a number of tracks by Dori Caymmi and his group. The style shows many elements of Joyce's later unique style, filtered through a more standard late bossa sound – light and breezy, but with a bit of a dark edge that's in a classic Jobim mode. Includes the track "Superego", which feels a lot like Joyce from the 70s – plus the lovely "Litoral", and the tracks "Me Disseram", "Nao Muda, Nao", "Cantiga De Procura", "Choro Chorado", "Bloco Do Eu Sozinho", and "Improvisado". CD also features 3 bonus tracks – "Please Garcon", "Adanca", and "Dia De Vitoria". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Joyce (1968) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ JoyceSaudade Do Futuro ... CD
Pointer (Brazil), Mid 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
New reissue of this totally hard to find Joyce album from the mid 80's. Recorded for the obscure Pointer label in Brazil, this set has more of a modern fusion feel than some of her classic recordings that we stock, but Joyce's voice is still sweet and lovely, and her songwriting's as strong as always. The set includes her classic cut "Fa Da Bahia", plus other nice tracks like "Peixe Estrela", "Sonora Garoa", "Quadrantes", "Minha Gata Rita Lee", "Stone Washed, and "Tema Para Jobim", which has a guest performance by Milton Nascimento! CD
(Out of print, interior of booklet has light age spots.)

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JoyceTudo ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Pure brilliance from the lovely Joyce – an album that sparkles wonderfully throughout – in just the way we love from her older classics! The passage of years hasn't dimmed her beauty at all – and both Joyce's vocals and acoustic guitar work are sublime – lively, but in a really subtle way – with plenty of jazz inflections, and a mix of bossa roots that goes way beyond just about any other artist who tries to work in territory like this! Even after decades of recording, Joyce has this really unique, really sublime approach to her music that makes her records unlike anyone else's – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Puro Ouro", "Estado De Graca", "Aquelas Cancoes Em Mim", "Claude Et Maurice", "Quero Ouvir Joao", and "Tudo". CD

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Joyce with Joao DonatoAquarius ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2009. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A beautiful collaboration between two of our favorite Brazilian artists ever – the lovely Joyce and bossa piano legend Joao Donato – both of whom have held onto all of their best early charms of their music! The session's definitely got a Joyce flavor upfront, as she's the main vocalist – but Donato's piano is a strong factor too – pulsating wonderfully with those warmly-crafted rhythms he's always done better than anyone else – that unique stop/start groove first forged in the 60s, heard best on his 70s work, and resurrected here to provide a fresh new setting for Joyce! Arrangements are by Donato and Joyce, and by Jesse Sadoc, who plays trumpet in the group – and the production's got a slightly rootsy quality, without any too-slick modes that might hurt the intimacy of a special session like this. Titles include "Amazonas No 2", "Feminina", "Aquarius", "Chama O Donato", "Tardes Caricas", "Caymmi Visita Tom", and "Amor Nas Estrelas". CD

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Joyce & Tutty MorenoSamba Jazz & Outras Bossas ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2007. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Incredibly lovely work from Joyce – quite possibly her best album in years, and a set that's filled with the same scatting brilliance we loved in her classics from the 70s and 80s! The set's done in collaboration with husband/drummer Tutty Moreno – and the pair lead a small combo with a nicely jazzy feel that further enforces the freely soaring lines in Joyce's vocals! Instrumentation includes a shifting array of saxes, flute, clarinet, and piano – plus plenty of warm guitar from Joyce, played with a crystal clear and sensitive sound. Titles include "Garoto", "Sabe Quem", "Tema Pro Baden", "Bodas De Vinil", "Magica", "Penalty", "April Child", "Shangri-La", and a great cover of Tenorio Jr's classic "Embalo". CD

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Paula LimaDiva Paulista ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2002. Used ... $6.99
A hot new soul singer from Brazil – the lovely Paula Lima, who sings in a style that's part underground soul, part Brazilian funk, and all-sweet all the way! The album's a stunning debut – strongly produced, in a style that steps off from territory covered by Ed Motta in some of his late 90s albums – clearly modern R&B, but done with some strongly jazzy touches that keep things real. Titles include "Perdao Talvez", "Tive Razao", "Sai Daqui Tristeza", "Quero Ver Voce No Baile", and "A Paz Dancando Na Venida". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ LygiaLygia ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A dark-tinged set of vocal work from the lovely Lygia – a singer we only know from this rare 60s set for RGE – filled with great arrangements from maestros Gaya and Pocho, as well as bossa jazzers Manfredo Fest and The Zimbo Trio! The album's got a fuller, richer quality than many bossa vocal sets from the time – some of the moodier qualities of Brazilian female vocals from the previous decade, but served up without too much drama or overdone emotion. Lygia's sense of sadness is nicely offset by the lighter touches in some of the backings – a floating flute line, a tinkling piano, and occasional snapping snare to bring in a bit of warmth – and titles include "Quem Ri Melhor", "Historia De Uma Crianca", "Tempo De Sorrir", "So Por Amor", "Joao Ninguem", and "Encontro Com A Saudade". CD

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Sabrina MalheirosDreaming ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Always-lovely work from Sabrina Malheiros – serving up a sublime blend of Brazilian roots and soulful overtones – a style that's easily made her one of the best artists on the Far Out label over the years! Sabrina's got a family lineage that traces back to Azymuth – and the music here has the similar blend of fusion instrumentation, earthy Brazilian percussion, and soaring American soul that you'll find in the best classics by that group – all with the added special spark that comes from her sweet vocals too! Production and arrangements are by Daniel Venom Maunick, who brings in a slight dose of Incognito soul too – really making for a record that's quite possibly the best we've heard from Sabrina so far – and that's saying a heck of a lot. Titles include "Lirio De Venus", "Bobeira", "Opara", "Candeia", "Fragil", "Can't Hide Love", "Primeira", and "Paranoia". CD

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Ana MazzottiAna Mazzotti (1977) ... CD
GTA/Far Out (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
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 best early Azymuth music, although with vocals – hip rhythms, unusual inflections, and a great electrified version of older Brazilian styles – all topped by the warm, wonderful vocals of Mazzotti! The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include an amazing version of "Sou", a vocal take on the Azymuth tune "Agora Ou Nunca Mais", and the cuts "Em Acalanto", "Eta Samba Bom", "Bairro Negro", and the funky classic "Roda Mundo". Great great great! CD

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✨✧ Ana MazzottiAna Mazzotti (1977) ... LP
GTA/Far Out (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 best early Azymuth music, although with vocals – hip rhythms, unusual inflections, and a great electrified version of older Brazilian styles – all topped by the warm, wonderful vocals of Mazzotti! The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include an amazing version of "Sou", a vocal take on the Azymuth tune "Agora Ou Nunca Mais", and the cuts "Em Acalanto", "Eta Samba Bom", "Bairro Negro", and the funky classic "Roda Mundo". Great great great! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ana Mazzotti (1977) ... CD 9.99

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Maiara MoraesCabeca De Vento ... CD
Blaxtrea (Brazil), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
Classic choro mixed with contemporary jazz – a beautiful set that offers up a range of lovely lines on flute from Maiara Moraes, who seems to play a few different variations of the instrument on the set! The rest of the group features piano, bass, and drums – plus some added flute and saxes from Josue Dos Santos – and the approach is very strongly jazz, but maybe with just some slight colors and tones borrowed from the older style of Brazilian choro – served up at a level that's got a lot more power, color, and soul than any other effort of this type we can think of! Titles include "Novena", "Bailonga", "Maracatu", "Con Brasil Adentro/Fuga X", and "Caminho De Volta". CD

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Clara MorenoMiss Balanco ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2009. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Lovely work from Clara Moreno – a set that's much more laidback than some of her earlier dancefloor work, and one that's filled with bossa instrumentation throughout! Joyce co-produced the set, and you can really hear some of her acoustic soul in the music – a warm blend of snapping percussion, skipping guitar lines, and occasional bits of keyboards and horns – used in ways that still really let Moreno stay in the lead, captivating our ears with her wonderful vocals! Clara's style has a breathy undercurrent, which is a nice change from some of the too-polished contemporary bossa sets – and guests on the record include Orlandivo on vocals and Joao Donato on piano – both folks we'd welcome on any album. Titles include "Mestico", "Bebete", "Balanco Zona Sul", "Bruxaria", "Brincando De Samba", "Jeito Bom De Sofrer", "Samba De Negro", and "Uala Ualala". CD

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✨✧ Paulinho NogueiraO Fino Do Violao ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really lovely guitar work from Paulinho Nogueira – a Brazilian musician who's got some deeper currents than the usual acoustic players of the 60s – with maybe some of the richer, more complicated elements that emerged in the style of Baden Powell after he moved to Europe! The set is solo guitar all the way through – and has lots of great elements that change from track to track – not just samba and bossa, but almost a painterly style of creation! Titles include "Sonho De Um Carnaval", "Preludio Da Menina So", "Historia De Pescadores", "Aruanda", "Cheganca", "Zambi", and "Momento". CD
(Still sealed!)

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Mauricio OliveiraRegistro ... CD
Trilhos (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $9.99
A lovely new talent from Brazil – the sweetly soulful Mauricio Oliveira, a great singer with a style that really builds on the recent work from the Trama generation! Mauricio's got an approach that's a bit lighter than some of his contemporaries – more traditional in instrumentation, and with some very slight bossa inflections – but also an appreciation for some of the more soulful currents of the global underground, and a warm, almost jazzy approach that lets his work transcend the boundaries of language. The set's got a simple and straightforward charm that we really love – and which is mostly put forward by Mauricio's raspily personal vocals. Titles include "Nu Ventre", "Nega", "Amanhecer", "Amor De Carnaval", "Vem Sorrindo", and "Clareia". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lisa OnoBrasil ... CD
Dream Music (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lovely work from Lisa Ono – one of the first singers of the modern age to return to the genius of 60s bossa, and one of the few to keep getting it right over the years! Here, Lisa sings with studio help from Mario Adnet – that great contemporary bossa talent who's got a key ear for updating instrumentation without ever losing the charm of the past – keeping things live, spontaneous, and with just the right current of sadness – but all without ever just aping the styles of the 60s either. Lisa's voice is wonderful – maybe even better here than on her earlier records – and titles include "Upa Neguinho", "Roda", "Mas Que Nada", "O Cantador", "Lapinha", "Tim Dom Dom", "Sa Marina", "Bossa Na Praia", and "Chove Chuva". CD

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Os IpanemasQue Beleza ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $7.99
Wonderful work from Os Ipanemas – the legendary Brazilian jazz combo who've been revived in recent years, thanks to the efforts of Far Out Records! This album may well be our favorite so far from the combo – as it seems to take their core rhythmic groove, and flesh it out even more – really pushing the jazzier aspect of their work with help from some key added players! Wilson Das Neves' percussion is as great as always – and the set also features guitar from Jose Carlos, trombone from Vitor Santos, keyboards from Jose Roberto Bertrami, and vocals on a few tracks by the lovely Aurea Martins. Arrangements are by Das Neves, Ivan Conti, and Jorge Heider, who also play on the record – and titles include "Lembrancas", "Eparrei", "Traz Um Presente Pra Mim", "Passa O Ponto", "Olhando Tres", "Festa Indigesta", and "Eu O". CD

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Carol PanesiEm Expansao ... CD
Blaxtrea (Brazil), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
Carol Pansei delivers a heck of a lot in the space of a small combo album – work on piano, violin, and flugelhorn – plus these really lovely wordless vocals that dip, turn, and glimmer around the tunes – almost in a legacy of Brazilian jazz that goes back to Flora Purim! The setting is a small combo one – just guitar, bass, and drums added to Carol's overdubbed performances – and the album has this very natural, organic flow – one that really takes us back to some of our favorite Brazilian jazz efforts from years back, particularly some of the 80s gems on the Pointer and Som Da Gente labels. Titles include "Irmandade Da Luz", "Cordao Astral", "Flor Da Vida", "Transmutacao Violeta", "Afeto", "Somos Todos Um", and "Luz De Estrela E Diamante". CD

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✨✧ Quarteto Em CyCaminhos Cruzados – Caymmis, Lobos, & Jobims ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1981. Used ... Out Of Stock
The lovely Quarteto Em Cy sing the work of Dorival Caymmi, Edu Lobo, and Antonio Carlos Jobim – plus additional contributions from junior members of their families! The style is that warm four-part harmony that the group first forged back in the bossa years – updated here a bit with some slightly modern production and instrumentation, but kept relatively spare and simple throughout – never too overdone, and always with a strong focus on the vocals. Paulo Jobim and his father help a bit on the arrangements here – and titles include "Maria E Dia", "Milagre", "Desenredo", "Caminhos Cruzados", "Tataravo", "Borzeguim", "Preconceito", and "Vento Bravo" – always a great track, but especially great in this version! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Quarteto MaoganiAlbum Da California ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 – as they work with a great balance of rhythm and melody, single notes and chords – performed on two 8-string guitars, one 7-string guitar, and a conventional version of the instrument – all acoustic, and occasionally augmented by a bit of percussion, including work by Airto on one track! The sound is really lovely – an evolution of older Brazilian acoustic modes, but still very tied to its roots – and titles include a cool remake of the Joao Donato tune "Bananeira", plus "Cravo E Canela", "I Got Rhythm/Surfboard", "Easy To Love", "Cai Dentro", "Folhas Mortas", "Days Of Wine & Roses", and "Frevo Rasgado". CD

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Teca & RicardoCade O Povo ... CD
Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), 1976. Used ... $11.99
Sweetly jazzy Brazilian grooves from the team of Teca & Ricardo – a lovely album recorded in France in the mid 70s, and unheard for years! The feel here is not that dissimilar from some of the recent work by Tom & Joyce, or classic work by the team of Jaime & Nair – Teca's lovely vocals upfront in the mix, often joined in harmony by Ricardo, with backings that are spare and which include lots of acoustic guitar. Post-bossa jazzy vocals with a slight electric twist – warm and intimate, but with lots of groove-oriented touches! Titles include "Saranda", "Estrela Da Cancao", "Cafune", "Trovaoda", "Pra Que Tanta Explicao", and "Le Son Hante". CD
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✨✧ Marcos ValleSamba '68 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest Verve albums of all time – a rare American session from Brazilian legend Marcos Valle – and his only US album to feature vocals! The album's even dreamier than Valle's early bossa sides from Brazil – and the setting has some nice Verve-like touches from Deodato – who handled the arrangements, and brings a nicely airy, nicely jazzy style to the record. Most tunes are sung as duets with his lovely wife Anamaria – made famous by the album's landmark groover "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" – an English-language version of Valle's earlier "Os Grilos". Other titles are all great too – and sport English lyrics that hardly ever got much exposure. In addition to the great "Crickets Sing For Anamaria", other titles include "The Face I Love", "She Told Me She Told Me", "Pepino Beach", "Chup Chup I Got Away", and "Batucada". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
 
 
 



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