Fabiano Do Nascimento —
Preludio ... CD Now Again, 2020. New Copy ...
A contemporary record, but one that's got all the depth, warmth, and complexity of some of our favorites from the 70s – music that more than strongly lives up to the legacy of Egberto Gismonti and Edu Lobo! Fabiano Do Nascimento has a way of mixing acoustic guitar with really compelling ... read moreCD
Fabiano Do Nascimento —
Preludio ... LP Now Again, 2020. New Copy ...
A contemporary record, but one that's got all the depth, warmth, and complexity of some of our favorites from the 70s – music that more than strongly lives up to the legacy of Egberto Gismonti and Edu Lobo! Fabiano Do Nascimento has a way of mixing acoustic guitar with really compelling ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Thiago Nassif —
Mente ... CD Gearbox (UK), 2020. New Copy ...
A sharp blend of edgey guitar, offbeat vocals, and lots of other electronic elements – but still served up with plenty of warmth, thanks to the unique approach of Thiago Nassif! Nassif works here with contributions from Vinicius Cantuaria and Arto Lindsay – and in a way, his music is ... read moreCD
Not as all-out experimental as some of the other work by Lelo Nazario – but still pretty great! "Lagrima" is a side-long piano solo – and the other side features "Sursolide Suite", Nazario's piano with two basses, played by Zeca Assumpcao and Rodolo Stroeter! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker in the corner, and some light wear.)
Arrangements by Nelson Ayres, Arrigo Barnabe, Eduardo Gudin, and Edson Jose Alves. Titles include "Coracao Black Tie", "Meu Amor", "Riacho", "Tudo Esta Dito", "Angulos", "Breu Da Noite", "Domingo Longo", and "O Melhor ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Light and breezy bossa from Nouvelle – a group who previously recorded under the name Nouvelle Cuisine, but have shortened their name in the spirit of this set! Don't go thinking that the French name means that these guys are fake bossa poseurs – because Nouvelle hail from Rio, and ... read moreCD
(Includes slicpase, tray card has some rippling from moisture.)
Certainly one of the greatest albums by this excellent (and oft-overlooked!) group from the 70s! The band of young Bahians deliver a great mix of tracks tinged with bits of rock, funky samba, and even a few psychedelic influences – with alternating male and female vocals, and some excellent ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
Mauricio Oliveira —
Registro ... CD Trilhos (Brazil), 2005. Used ...
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, ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Dona Onete —
Rebujo ... CD Mais Um Discos (UK), 2019. New Copy ...
Fast-moving grooves from Dona Onete – a raw-voiced singer who really brings a lot to the music – which often feels like samba turned up a few notches on the speedometer! Rhythms are both from acoustic and electric percussion – moving quickly, but with a pace that never seems to ... read moreCD
Lisa Ono —
Brasil ... CD Dream Music (Japan), 2014. New Copy ...
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 ... read moreCD
A rare Mexican album from this very cool Brazilian group of the 60s – one of the sharpest guitar-based combos of the pre-Tropicalia years, stepping out in a guitar-heavy blend of vocal and instrumental tunes! The instrumentals are maybe the best – as they've got lots of really ... read moreCD
Samba is their gift – and we're all that much richer for it! Os Ipanemas return here in one of their best albums so far – a beautiful blend of earthy percussion, samba rhythms, and just a bit of bossa jazz – put together with a style that's personal and spontaneous, recorded ... read moreCD
Although there's been a few "best of" collections out already by this legendary Brazilian rock group – this volume still stands as the most nicely-selected batch of tracks, and it comes complete with great liner notes that help you really navigate and understand their music. There's ... read moreCD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)
The second set of madness from the legendary Os Mutantes – and like the first, an album done in close collaboration with arranger/producer Rogerio Duprat, whose talents add a new level of genius to the record! The album's got a compelling mix of styles that strikes out on the very first tune ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second set of madness from the legendary Os Mutantes – and like the first, an album done in close collaboration with arranger/producer Rogerio Duprat, whose talents add a new level of genius to the record! The album's got a compelling mix of styles that strikes out on the very first tune ... read moreCD
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 180 gram reissue from 2009.)
Os Mutantes —
ZZYZX ... CD Mutantes (Brazil), 2020. New Copy ...
Surprising new work from this legendary Brazilian group – a combo who had a huge influence in the Tropicalia generation, then went on to grow and expand over the years, and open up countless new ears in the process! This set is a bit different than some of their other revival work – ... read moreCD
Early work by this groundbreaking samba combo – featuring lots of hard rhythms and raw soulful vocals, recorded with minimal production or added arrangements. Titles include "Mulher", "Ilusao Maior", "E Preciso Cantar", "Ultima Folia", "Casca De ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mad batch of tunes that are a perfect example of the "pilantragem" (piracy) movement in Brazil at the end of the 60s! Similar to some of the pluralistic cultural influences running through Tropicalia, pilantragem borrows music from a world of different sources – working in a ... read moreCD
A sweet bossa combo from 60s Brazil – a jazzy little group that features some very early work on piano and arrangements from Francis Hime – whose sense of tone and color is already shining through, even at a relatively young age! Hime plays piano, and Nelson Motta plays guitar – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ... read moreCD
One of Papete's strong early albums – a fragile blend of rootsy percussion and jazz-tinged instrumentation – all touched off by Papete's light and honest vocals. There's not as many groovers on here as on other albums from the time, but the set does have a nice breezy finish that keeps ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff! This is Soul Jazz's compilation of the beautiful music of the Brazilian percussionist Papete. The work here spans a wide range of styles, but like all the Soul Jazz comps, it's put together in a fantastic way that spins and swirls through an amazing mix of music. Some cuts have a ... read moreCD
A very original vision of Brazilian forro – served up here by the mighty musical talents of Hermeto Pascoal, still making very fresh sounds this late in his career! As with some of Hermeto's other recent records, the leader is accompanied by some great younger musicians who are able to ... read moreCD
Warmly soulful samba from Djalma Pires – a singer who's got a nice way of sliding into the groove, and a style that's maybe a bit gentler than some of his contemporaries – but in a way that still really fits the setting! Backings are in the best mode of the RGE label at the time – ... read moreCD
A wild little record from this groovy Brazilian group of the 60s – a set that's part Christmas, but which also has an appeal that works for every month of the year – as The Pops bring together surf-styled guitar with organ lines and jaunty rhythms – which makes the whole thing ... read moreCD
The Pops are playing in the nude on the cover, with hair that's hit the hippie norm for 1969 – but the group are still very strongly in their best guitar instrumental mode of the mid 60s – very much a Brazilian answer to some of the surf giants of the American scene during the early 60s! ... read moreCD
A very weird one! Despite an enigmatic title, this is mostly orchestral music – a large suite dedicated to Brazil, and packaged in a cover that features geographical information about the nation. The music is performed by a large orchestra, augmented by a vocal chorus – and titles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fernando Porto's very much at the top of her groove here – stepping out with the same sort of hip rhythms and electric elements that made us love her early work on Trama Records! Porto's way more than just another Brazilian female singer – as she definitely digs a wide variety of 21st ... read moreCD
Beautiful European work from the legendary Baden Powell – material recorded in France that really shows a strong development in this second chapter of Baden's career! Tracks include "Pra Que Chorar", "Lamento", "Lapinha", "Aria", "Samba Do ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early example of the genius of Baden Powell in Europe – a record that helped the bossa guitarist break out of his usual Brazilian bag, and expand his sound a bit with appreciative influences from the Parisian scene! The record still has Powell working in the style of his early work in ... read moreCD
Pure vocal magic – featuring the lovely Flora Purim at the height of her California powers – working in a sublime mix of jazz, fusion, and Brazilian rhythms – a sound that she virtually invented! The group on the set is one of her greatest of the time – with players that ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Flora Purim —
Flora e MPM ... LP RCA/Audio Clarity (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
The amazing first album from Flora Purim – recorded years before the Brazilian jazz singer would rise to much greater fame on the global scene! Here, Flora's stepping off of the late bossa years – working in a mode that recalls some of the jazzier bossa singers of the time, but also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool Brazilian combo – one who offer up some wonderfully fresh interpretations of work by the great Moacir Santos! Santos is one of our favorite Brazilian talents from the 60s and 70s – an artist who really broke free of basic bossa conventions, and instead created complicated ... read moreCD
Fantastic later work from one of the coolest Brazilian groups of the 60s – the Quarteto Em Cy, a key female counterpart to some of the male harmony groups who arose during the bossa nova generation! Unlike some of those groups, though, Quarteto Em Cy kept going very strongly for decades to ... read moreCD
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 – ... read moreCD
Complicated and folksy work from Quintal De Clorofila – aka Garden Of Chlorophyll – the duo of Negendre and Dimitri Arbo, singing together and working on an assortment of instruments that include acoustic guitars, casio keyboard, bandolim, microharp, soprano sax, flute, and lots of ... read moreCD
Brazilian singer Elba Ramalho is still going strong – and maybe sounding better than ever, partly due to a matured quality in her vocals – which makes things sometimes sound deeper than in the early years! The style here is a mix of older forro elements with more contemporary touches ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the real 70s classics from the legendary Elis Regina – a set of records that are so wonderful, generations of other Brazilian artists have never been able to match them for their sense of power and presence! Regina's really coming into her own with this set – finding a unique ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing, in a die-cut cover! Cover has a small import sticker, but is nice overall.)
One of the most diverse albums that Elis Regina cut during the 70s – a set that seems to leap from style to style with each new track, and really build from some of the more staid and jazz-based styles of her other records! Cesar Camargo Mariano is still in charge of arrangements here, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy! Cover has a small import sticker in one corner.)
Classic live set from 1978, featuring Elis at the height of her interpretive powers, performing with backing by Cesar Mariano and his fusiony CIA group. The sound is nicely electric, with elements of rock and jazz blending beautifully behind Elis' rich vocals. Mariano plays Fender Rhodes in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy. Cover has a small import sticker in one corner of the cover.)
Elis Regina & Antonio Carlos Jobim —
Elis & Tom ... CD Philips/Verve, 1974. Used ...
An incredible album – and a landmark session that showed that the bossa nova was still alive and well in the 1970s! The album pairs the breathy jazz vocals of Elis Regina with the booze-soaked warmth of Antonio Carlos Jobim – in a set of spare arrangements that feature a lot of touches ... read moreCD
Beautiful stuff! Reminiscence Quartet were one of the first modern groups to mix Brazilian music and more progressive dancefloor rhythms, and they transformed the sound of mid 90s acid jazz with their great warm jazzy grooves! This new release appears to be a compilation of sorts – although ... (New Grooves, Brazil)read moreCD
Sweet Brazilian fusion from keyboardist Marcos Resende – best known to our ears for his groundbreaking work with the group Index! This set's sweeter than that work, but still quite nice – a selection of tunes made famous by Roberto Carlos, done by Resende in instrumental versions that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small store sticker on one edge.)
Pery Ribeiro & Bossa Tres —
Encontro ... CD EMI (Brazil), 1966. Used ...
One of Brazil's greatest vocalists meets one of its hippest bossa combos! Pery Ribeiro was a singer with a pre-bossa style, but during the 60s, he really managed to pick up on the new mode of music – and turn his more romantic vocals into a sweetly grooving style that really worked with with ... read moreCD
A soaring blend of Brazilian modes – served up here by Ricardo Richaid, who's almost a one-man army himself, given the amount of instruments he plays on the set! Yet the record is also way more than just a batch of tunes cooked up in a bedroom – as Richaid has collaborators on nearly ... read moreCD
A soaring blend of Brazilian modes – served up here by Ricardo Richaid, who's almost a one-man army himself, given the amount of instruments he plays on the set! Yet the record is also way more than just a batch of tunes cooked up in a bedroom – as Richaid has collaborators on nearly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album by this amazing group – a magical trio who really pushed the boundaries of bossa! The MPM in the title refers to "modern popular music" – a way of naming the work on the set that shows that it's more than jazz, more than bossa, more than Brazilian – a ... read moreCD
A rare bit of samba jazz from Brazil – the only album we've ever seen by this Hammond-lead combo featuring organist Paulo Roberto! Roberto's sound is clean and lean – very much in the spirit of Walter Wanderley from the same period, and backed here with a similar blend of snapping ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever cut! Dom recorded this set in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – a rich harmony of Brazilian roots and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible set of Brazilian jazz – one of the few albums that percussionist Dom Um Romao recorded as a leader, and sublime all the way through! The record's got a wonderful blend of funky fusion and Brazilian percussion – and features a group from two continents that includes Sivuca ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tulipa Ruiz —
Efemera ... LP Vinyl Land (Brazil), 2010. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Includes solo piano renditions of "Summer Of 42", "Summertime", and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", plus a few ensemble recordings with personnel including Antonio Sant'Anna, Elber Bedaque, Romero Lubambo, Nilton Rodrigues, Raul Mascarenhas, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
Wicked jazzy bossa from 60s Brazil – a crackling early classic from pianist Dom Salvador! The group here is super-tight – a tremendous triangle of piano, bass, and drums – all grooving at equal pace, with a great deal of energy – and given a heck of a lot of soul from Dom's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bossa trio with added solos on trombone and trumpet – all of which makes for a tremendously jazzy session from the 60s! The Sansa Trio weren't one of the best-known combos of their era, but this rare gem on Som Maior is one of the best examples of 60s bossa jazz at its best – a ... read moreCD
Titles include "Canto A Luz", "Filomeno", "Campos Novos", "Po De Mico", "Nuvem", "Ainda", and "Andante". LP, Vinyl record album
Pedro Santos —
Krishnanda ... LP CBS/Mr Bongo (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
A totally unique album from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – a set that was recorded right in the middle of the big Tropicalia years, but which has more of the earthier touches that would emerge in the Brazilian scene during the 70s! Yet there's also a sense of tight arrangement here too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet bossa grooves from the Japanese easy scene – a great reissue that brings together a rare 1968 album by guitarist Shungo Sawada and singer Kayo Ishu, as well as some later work from the 70s! The tunes all have a pretty cool approach – mixing jazzy bossa rhythms with light easy ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
A killer set of grooves recorded live by this legendary Brazilian guitarist – and a record of his that we've always sold extremely well over the years! The setting is a stripped down stage at the Monterey Jazz Festival – where Sete grooves in an open-ended fashion with only bass and ... read moreCD
A killer set from Brazilian trombonist Marlon Sette – a player who seems likely to take on the legacy of Raul De Souza, through his own mix of jazz, funk, and soul! The set's all instrumental, with plenty of strong solos from Sette – working in a combo that also features Alex Meirelles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic samba set from Mingo Silva – a contemporary record, but one with a really timeless feel – and a vocal style from Mingo that really takes us back to some of the more soulful samba singers of the 70s! Silva's got this way of inflecting his words that's instantly captivating ... read moreCD
Choro compositions by Silva performed by Altamiro Carrilho, Luiz Eca, Alceo Bocchino, Galo Preto, Mauricio Carrilho, and Banda Do Corpo De Bombeiros Do Estado Do Rio De Janeiro. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has light wear.)
Ricardo Silveira & Roberto Taufic —
Atlanticos ... CD Adventure Music, 2013. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Beautiful interplay between the guitars of Ricardo Silveira and Roberto Taufic – a set that draws on countless strands of acoustic instrumentation from decades past, yet finds a way to wrap the whole thing together with a freshness that comes through right from the very first note! Both ... read moreCD
One of the cooler groups from the jovem guarda years of 60s Brazil – a combo who sometimes echo rock modes of the Anglo world, but who can also bring in some strong currents from samba too! The mix is great, and completely infectious on the best cuts – as the blue guitars and echoey ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Sleeve has a small torn off portion at the right side.)
Wilson Simonal —
Simonal ... CD EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1970. Used ...
A great set of soulful Brazilian tunes from Wilson Simonal – one of his first records of the 70s, handled with a very groovy groove! The album takes off from the style of Simonal's classic Alegria Alegria sets for Odeon in the late 60s – pushing the groove a bit more with interesting ... read moreCD
One of the best new albums of Brazilian jazz we've heard in years – a warm and wonderful session that bubbles with 70s energy, and which reminds us of some of the best cross-cultural sessions of the 70s. The group's from England, but they've got a warm finish that equal parts Rio and San ... (New Grooves, Brazil)read moreCD
Brazilian grooves, but served up by a Chicago combo – one that features the great pianist Breno Sauer working with local musicians while he was living in the Windy City! The style here is a bit like some of the best 70s Bay Area groups who could mix together jazz and Brazilian elements ... read moreCD
An incredible early album by this legendary Brazilian band with a strong late 60s/early 70s progressive flair! While not as countercultural as Os Mutantes or other Tropicalia artists, Som Imaginario shared with them a sense of pure musical inventiveness, and a love of psychedelic flourishes – ... read moreCD
Very groovy pop from late 60s Brazil – a post-bossa combo who harmonize along with their grooves, and who work here on a mix of organ, guitar, and piano! The style's a fair bit like some of the best harmony vocal work coming out of EMI/Odeon during the same stretch – a great blend of ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Luciana Souza —
Tide ... CD Verve, 2009. Used ...
Richly textured work from STVZ – music that echoes lots of the other currents we love in contemporary Brazilian music, but maybe with a quality that's a bit more abstract! The tracks here are all relatively short – there's 17 of them on an album that's only close to an hour in length ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sublime 70s groover from the great Tamba Trio! This one works off of the expanded sound that the bossa jazz combo were forging on their late 60s work for CTI – adding in some more complicated arrangements by Luiz Eca to the regular piano/bass/percussion groove, pushing the sound into a ... read moreCD
Brazilian guitarist Sebastiao Tapajos usually records in a relatively mellow mode – but here, he'd working with percussive backings from Pedro Dos Santos – who plays a wide variety of instruments, and really adds a lot to the sound of the set! There's kind of a bossa guitar with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The debut of Telebossa – led by Brazilian native Chico Mello – and working in a style informed by the breezy melodies sonic adventurous of classic samba and bossa – as blended with boundless avant charm, from haunting chamber music to experimental pop! Mello's voice is center ... read moreCD
Tenorio Jr —
Embalo ... CD RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1964. New Copy ...
A set that's maybe one of the greatest bossa jazz albums of all time – and a fantastic homegrown Brazilian effort that's quite different from the more commercial American bossa albums of the 60s! Tenorio Jr isn't just a hell of a pianist, he's a great writer and arranger too – one who's ... read moreCD
A groovy 60s session from vibist Cal Tjader – and an excellent little Latin set, with a mixture of bossa nova and Latin jazz that goes way beyond the promise of the title! The great Clare Fischer arranged the set – and if you know his work with Cal, you know that he's got a wonderful ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
(Digipack cover has some wear and a very light stain in one corner.)
Beautiful ballads in an old school Brazilian mode – not the lighter styles of the bossa nova generation, but the richer sounds of the scene before – although maybe done with the same sort of saudade as some of the Brazilian singers to emerge in the 60s! Rosana Toledo's style here ties ... read moreCD
Rosana Toledo's got some mighty hefty hair on the front cover – but the album is much less stiff and formal – as the singer really taps into her emotive depths throughout – showing us that although life goes on, as promised by the title, it's not without its melancholy moments! ... read moreCD
A fantastic album from Toquinho – one of the best that he cut during the 70s! This album's got a much more stripped-down sound than others – with a soulful mix of vocals and spare acoustic guitar that sounds somewhere between the early 70s work of Baden Powell and Terry Callier – ... read moreCD
An incredible new album from Trio Mocoto – the legendary Brazilian funk group from the 70s! Unlike the group's first "comeback" album of a few years back – which was great, but kind of revisited familiar territory – this one seems to go in a whole new direction, really ... read moreCD
Trio Mocoto first rose to fame as the funky band behind Jorge Ben on his early 70s classics – the combo that gave him such a soulful sound – and here on their own, they sound pretty darn great – with a style that follows the same evolution as Jorge's own sound at the time! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Live material from the end of the 80s – with titles that include "Marim Dos Caetes", "Nas Portas Dos Cabares", "Roda E Avisa", "Romance Da Bela Ines", "Perfida", "Oropa Franca E Bahia", and "Bobo Da Corte". LP, Vinyl record album
A totally rare gem from Marcos Valle – and one of his most unusual recordings! The album is from the soundtrack from a film about the famous Brazilian race car driver Emerson Fittipaldi – and the tracks are a very unusual mix of music by Valle with some spoken passages that might be ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most important early albums by Marcos Valle – a set of instrumental tracks recorded with lots of acoustic guitar! Even though Valle was well known as a singer and composer of bossa nova tunes, the set instead focuses on his instrumental work – recording his guitar ala Jobim ... read moreCD
Marcos Valle —
Braziliance! ... LP Warner/Mr Bongo (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the most important early albums by Marcos Valle – a set of instrumental tracks recorded with lots of acoustic guitar! Even though Valle was well known as a singer and composer of bossa nova tunes, the set instead focuses on his instrumental work – recording his guitar ala Jobim ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album