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✨✧ AirtoVirgin Land ... LP
Salvation, 1974. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A great little fusion set from Airto – recorded in a mode that's a great bridge between his acoustic roots and some of his smoother albums in years to come! The sound has some key electric elements here – bits of bass, guitar, and keyboards – but there's still a strongly acoustic sound overall too, one that leaves plenty of room for Airto's unique jams on percussion, plus a bit of vocals from the lovely Flora Purim. Airto's got some top-shelf talents helping him out here – Billy Cobham on production, and Stanley Clarke and Milcho Leviev on arrangements – and there's a nice sense of darkness going on that even separates the album from some of Airto's other mid 70s sides on CTI. Titles include "Peasant Dance", "Musikana", "Virgin Land", and "Hot Sand". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Harry Allen with JoyceSomething About Jobim ... CD
Stunt (Denmark), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lovely little Brazilian-styled set from tenorist Harry Allen – and one that features vocals and guitar from the wonderful Joyce! Almost all titles are originals by Antonio Carlos Jobim – as you'd guess from the title – but Allen's deep-voiced approach moves them into very different territory than the usual bossa remakes – and reminds us just how great Jobim's compositions can be as vehicles for jazz improvisation. In addition to guitar from Joyce, the rest of the quintet features Helio Alves on piano, Rodolfo Stroeter on bass, and Tutty Moreno on drums – who further underscore the Brazilian elements – and Joyce sings on three of the album's eleven tracks, always adding a lot when she does! Titles include "Captain Bacardi", "Chovendo Na Roseira", "Theme For Jobim", "Angela", "Voce Vai Ver", "Tema Jazz", "Mojave", and "Antigua". (Jazz, Brazil) CD

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✨✧ Bossa RioBossa Rio ... CD
A&M/Rev-Ola (UK), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A groovy bossa gem from the glory days of A&M Records – an ultra-hip group recorded with production by Sergio Mendes! The feel here is a lot like that of Brasil 66 – bossa rhythms, sunny CA instrumentation, and lovely female vocals – in this case sung singularly, by the lovely Gracinha Leporace – aka Mrs Mendes! Instrumentation is arguably even better than on Brasil 66 records – with wonderfully groovy organ lines from Manfredo Fest, who plays Lowrey organ instead of the usual Hammond. A really essential slice of bossa nova – and a record we'd never part with! Filled with wonderful tunes that include "Gentle Rain", "Up Up & Away", "Wave", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", "Cacao do Sal", "Veleiro", "Saiupa", and "Nana". CD

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Astrud GilbertoGilberto With Turrentine ... LP
CTI, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
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 wonderfully intact – but they're given a more spacious approach in the arrangements – strings mixes with rolling basslines, soaring keyboards, and stone cold tenor from Stanley – in a groove that's simply wonderful, and which takes off in a whole new direction than before! Other players include Airto, Sivuca, Hubert Laws, and Dom Um Romao – and tracks include classic versions of "Ponteio", "Vera Cruz", and "Zazueira" that are all some of the most grooving takes on the tunes ever – plus "Historia De Amor", "Where There's A Heartache", "Brazilian Tapestry", and "Wanting Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & and aging and some gloss separation.)

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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 is amazing – that incredible stripped-down breathy quality that made Joao a legend right out of the box – which so many others tried to copy over the years, but never got this right. A beautiful relic from the past – with a lovely image of Joao's young face on the cover – and titles that include "O Barquinho", "O Amor Em Paz", "Voce e Eu", "Coisa Mas Linda", and "Presente De Natal". CD features bonus tracks by some of Gilberto's contemporaries – including "O Barquinho" by Maysa, "Coisa Mais Linda" by Carlos Lyra, "Manha De Carnaval" by Sylvia Telles, "Bim Bom" by Oscar Castro Neves, and "O Samba Da Minha Terra" by Lucio Alves. CD

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Nara LeaoAo Vivo Anos 60s/70s/80s (4CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1965/1972/1978/1985. New Copy 4 CDs ... $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 featuring a number of songs with Nara in that darker, moodier style that would showcase on her albums in coming years – where the acoustic guitar was used with much more force than more traditional bossa recordings. CD2 features a wonderful live set from 1972 – with a very hip small group that includes Paulo Moura on sax, Copinha on flute, and Dom Salvador on piano – a combo that brings lots of jazzy changes to Nara's music. CD3 has Nara with more traditional Brazilian instrumentation – working with support from Os Carioquinhas, who feature cavaqinho, bandolim, 7 string guitar, pandeiro, and other percussion. CD4 features Nara back to working mostly with acoustic guitar – a show from 1985, right at a time when Leao was going back to a bossa nova mode – which works especially well here on some longer medley tracks. Nara Leao has given us plenty of wonderful records over the years – but this overstuffed box set really adds a lot to her classic years! CD

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LygiaLygia ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. New Copy ... About March 30, 2020 (delayed)
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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✨✧ Ana MazzottiAna Mazzotti (1977) ... CD
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! 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

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✨✧ Maiara MoraesCabeca De Vento ... CD
Blaxtrea (Brazil), 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Vinicius De Moraes & Odette LaraVinicius & Odette Lara (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Elenco/Elemental (Spain), 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A dream of a bossa session – the kind of cool, yet sophisticated session that made the 60s Elenco label so great! The album features vocals by the completely lovely Odette Lara – a blue-tinged singer who really gets at the melancholy in the music – which is superbly underscored by the lyrics of the great Vinicus De Moraes, who wrote the tunes in conjunction with guitarist Baden Powell – at a level that's as great as their other 60s work together! Backings are by the sublime Moacir Santos – who knows how to balance modern impulses, jazz, and a bossa groove – on titles that include "Astronauta", "Berimbau", "Seja Feliz", "Samba Preludio", "Deve Ser Amor", "E Hoje So", "Diexa", and "Alem Do Amor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Lisa OnoBrasil ... CD
Dream Music (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $32.99
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
Also available Brasil ... LP 49.99

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Lisa OnoBrasil ... LP
Toyokasei (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $49.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brasil ... CD 32.99

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Carol PanesiEm Expansao ... CD
Blaxtrea (Brazil), 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
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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Flora PurimOpen Your Eyes You Can Fly ... LP
Milestone, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
A classic batch of Bay Area Brazilian grooves – recorded in the sweet breezy electric style of the Fantasy studios, and featuring the vocals of the lovely Flora Purim in the lead! The session's got a great mix of Brazilian and American fusion players – including Airto (of course!), Ron Carter, George Duke, Egberto Gismonti, Alphonso Johnson, Robertinho Silva, Hermeto Pascoal, and Ndugu Leon Chancler. Pascoal's reed work is a very nice treat, especially over the warm keyboards of George Duke. Purim's voice is as wonderful as ever, and the album's got lots of nice numbers, like "Ina's Song", "Andei (I Walked)", "Time's Lie", and "Open Your Eyes You Can Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a sticker spot.)

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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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✨✧ Sylvia TellesAmor De Gente Moca – Musicas De Antonio Carlos Jobim (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/El (UK), 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful early showcase of the compositions of Antonio Carlos Jobim – and one of the best late 50s albums from the lovely Sylvia Telles! The album's got a wonderfully gentle feel – one that's a far cry from some of the more emotive female vocal work that had come from Brazil in the 50s – and although the sound isn't fully bossa nova, it's certainly a strong precursor of the genre – arranged by Maestro Gaya with orchestrations that are as floating and dreamy as the lyrics of the tunes! Sylvia's vocals haunt the tunes in a beautifully, echoey way – as strings, vibes, and piano slip in and out to widen up the sound – and titles include"Fotografia", "Janelas Abertas", "De Voce Eu Gosto", "Discussao", "Sem Voce", and "Canta Canta Mais". CD features lots of bonus tracks from Telles, too – 17 more tracks that include "Sucedeu Assim", "Foi A Noite", "Samba Torto", "Eu Preciso De Voce", "Corcovado", "Estrada Do Sol", "Eu Nao Existo Sem Voce", and "Se Fodos Fossem Iguais A Voce". CD

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Sylvia TellesAmor Em Hi-Fi ... CD
Mercury/Philips (Japan), 1961. Used ... $9.99
Romantic bossa work from the lovely Sylvia Telles – an album that predates her 60s albums for Elenco, and which almost has an equal amount of jazz in the mix as well! Sylvia was one of the few Brazilian singers of her generation who could work equally well in English as well as Portuguese – and one track here is an extended medley of the American standards "All The Way", "The Boy Next Door", and "They Can't Take That Away From Me" – sung in a lightly jazzy style that's totally great. Other tracks are a mix of bossa standards by Jobim, Roberto Menescal, Joao Gilberto, and others – recorded with backings that are light and sweet, and which sometimes include a bit of harmony vocals in the chorus – a nice touch, and one that gives the record a nice sense of variety! Titles include "Dindi", "Nao Gosto Mais De Mim", "Gardez Moi Pour Toujours", "Samba Torto", "Corcovado", "Tete", "Chora Tua Tristeza", and "Oba-La-La". CD
(Out of print, 1998 Japanese pressing.)

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✨✧ Marcos ValleSamba '68 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... 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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Wilfred PercussionWilfred Percussion ... LP
Libreville (France), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Wilfred is a hell of a percussionist – as you might guess from the title of the group and the album – and works here in a style that's similar to some of the best Brazilian jazz of the 70s – no surprise, as the album's filled with versions of classic songs by Milton Nascimento and Hermeto Pascoal! Wilfred also adds a few of his own tunes to the set, too – and the group has this great mix of keyboards and guitar with warmer acoustic percussion – all topped by the lovely vocals of Liliana, who can soar through a breezy line with the same jazzy changes as Brazilian singers like Flora Purim or Joyce! The great Cicci Santucci plays trumpet in the group, too – and the whole thing is right up there with the best jazz/fusion/Brazilian sets coming out of Germany at the time, such as work on the Nabel label – and titles include "Circo", "Tudo", "Andei", "Papo Eurado", "Uri", "Cravo E Canela", and "Ragazza Dell'Est". (Jazz, Brazil) LP, Vinyl record album
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