O Bando —
O Bando ... CD Polydor/Discos Mariposa (Argentina), 1969. New Copy ...
Heavy fuzz from late 60s Brazil – a Tropicalia-era album, but one with a slightly more mainstream groove – one that mixes elements of regional music with psychedelic elements and bouncy, mod-styled backings! The approach is somewhat like the work going on over at EMI/Odeon during the ... read moreCD
The second album from O Terco – the guitar-heavy power trio who were one of the hardest things going in Brazil during the early 70s! The album's got a style that's somewhat progressive, but which also still holds onto plenty of late 60s psychedelic elements – qualities both sweet and ... read moreCD
Gelson Oliveira & Luiz Ewerling —
Terra ... LP Mad About Records (Portugal), 1983. New Copy (reissue)...
Sharp-changing fusion in the best Brazilian mode – one of those independent gems from the early 80s that really helped push the whole scene forward! Gelson Oliveira plays guitar and Luiz Ewerling plays drums – and the record's full of these great rhythms, nice time changes, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title's an apt one – as the record's the most earthy and stripped-down effort we've heard from Jair Oliveira so far – a real change from his more beat-centric albums for Trama, and a set that unlocks an especially soulful side in his music! In a way, there's a style here that's a ... read moreCD
Funky Brazilian soul from Luciana Oliveira – a groovy little set that features a hip blend of electric and acoustic instrumentation, layered nicely amidst some very laidback beats! The set's one of the first we've heard of its type in years from Brazil – and really reminds us of some ... read moreCD
A really beautiful album – one that more than lives up to the promise of the group's name, but which is even greater than you'd expect! The approach here follows in a Brazilian tradition of mixing rootsy elements with greater instrumental sophistication – maybe in a legacy that would ... read moreCD
(Mono teal label pressing. NOTE – Vinyl has deep and jagged marks on both sides, plays with skips and crackles. Cover is still in decent shape however, but with some wear and small holes in the plastic outer sleeve.)
Although not as familiar in the US as other Brazilian artists of the time, Os Cariocas were perhaps the leading vocal group of the early bossa years, and their albums were all great jazzy interpretations of bossa material, done in the same sort of 4-part male harmony perfected by the Hi-Lo's and ... read moreCD
A groovy little Brazilian pop group – with touches of soul, bossa, and funk in the mix! The album is the group's second – and it's got some very nice tracks that were arranged by Waltel Branco, done in that mixture of 60s grooves and early 70s funky pop that's the hallmark of our ... read moreCD
(Out of print, booklet has a few light wrinkles - nothing major.)
One of the most legendary groups from the bossa era in Brazil – a combo of incredible players, working with sublime arrangements by Eumir Deodato – all in a sound that hardly been matched again! The group only ever recorded two albums, but they've had a lasting impact on the sound of ... read moreCD
Heavy Brazilian rock and roll from the pre-Tropicalia generation! Os Incriveis were a tight little rock group that were part of the Jovem Guarda era – and they played with a fuzzed-out hard-rocking sound that recalls some of the grooviest American garage rock acts from the time. There's ... 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
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish ... read moreCD
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
The debut album from Os Originais Do Samba – one of the most popular groups of their time, and a key early force on the pagode movement! The album's got a very playful feel – as you can no doubt guess from the cover – and does a good job of bringing earthier street samba into a ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Os Paralamas Do Sucesso —
9 Luas ... CD EMI (Brazil), 2008. Used ...
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 beautiful new project from Domenico – one that's earthier and jazzier than his work with Moreno Veloso and Kassin – and a set that also has a bit of bossa influence as well! Much of the instrumentation is acoustic – with some especially great percussion, plus guitar and ... read moreCD
An incredible album – especially if you dig the groovier side of Brazil! Os 3 Morais fit nicely in a groove that runs between Som 3, Tamba Trio, Marcos Valle, and Antonio Adolfo & Brazuca – and they have a style that's a mix of the madder baroque arrangements of Valle and Adolfo, ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Otis Trio —
74 Club ... CD Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A very cool combo from contemporary Brazil – a trio who work with guitar, bass, and drums at the core – but open up plenty of space for extra work on vibes, tenor, soprano, trumpet, and trombone! The vibes are especially great – and feature on almost all the tracks here – ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
One of Brazil's most groundbreaking artists is back again – with a cool 2CD set that reworks his famous Samba Pra Burro album! The set's a blinding mix of beats and electronics, with a sound that's as fresh as Otto's original album – and although we have to admit that most of the ... read moreCD
A live show from Otto – one of our favorite Brazilian talents from recent years, and an artist with a sound so fresh, even MTV can't mess it up! The DVD presents Otto's live appearance on the Brazilian version of the network – a pretty edgey batch of tracks that's hardly what you'd ... read moreCD
Pagode Jazz Sardinha's Club —
Sardinhas ... CD Rob Digital (Brazil), 2003. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Zeca Pagodinho —
A Vera ... CD Universal (Brazil), 2005. Used ...
A sparkling set of modern samba tunes performed by Zeca Pagodinho – done in collaboration with producer Rildo Hora, who also handled most of the arrangements on the set! There's a warmth here that recalls some of the best of the samba revival generation of the 70s – a style that's back ... read moreCD
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
A really wonderful mix of styles – the gypsy swing of the Paris jazz world of the 30s, mixed with older tunes from the world of Brazilian music – all presented here in a blend that works surprisingly well together! The groove often takes most of its rhythm from non-percussion ... read moreCD
A gem of an album from Hermeto Pascoal – right up there with 70s classics like A Musica Libre and Slaves Mass – and done with a similar sort of energy that goes way beyond jazz, way beyond conventional Brazilian music – into territory that can only be described as Hermeto-like! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A later album by Brazilian genius Hermeto Pascoal – but a set that crackles with all the fire and imagination of his classic recordings! The mood here takes us back to Slaves Mass or A Musica Livre – a mad mix of catchy rhythms, tight jazzy solos, and an insane approach to arrangement ... read moreCD
Rosa Passos —
Festa ... CD Velas (Brazil), 1993. Used ...
Very groovy album of bossa nova organ tracks – with a sound that's similar to Walter Wanderley, Ed Lincoln, or other 60's Brazilian organ players. Truthfully, most of these tracks probably have more of a samba sound than a bossa one, but it's light and airy, and with a good jazzy groove that' ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Excellent work from Luciano Perrone & "Seus Ritmistas Brasileiros" – a crack percussion ensemble that recorded some of the best batucada work of the 60s! The album's recorded with a nice spacey sound that really adds to the "fantastica" feel of the set – as the ... read moreCD
There's plenty of bossa nova here – as the lovely Leila Pinheiro is working alongside Roberto Menescal – that famous Brazilian talent from the 60s, who was reemerging in the 80s to help bring back the music with a few key singers! Roberto's gentle groove works wonders with Leila – ... read moreCD
An incredible record from the legendary Quartin label – and a set that, like most of the releases from that imprint, has a sound that's years ahead of its time! Piri's a guitarist, and works here with an instrumental combo who support his soaring, scatting vocals – in a mode that's ... read moreCD
One of the greatest Baden Powell albums of the 60s – a beautiful little set that's co-crafted by the bossa guitarist and Brazilian drummer Jimmy Pratt! The arrangements are a bit unusual for Powell – and feature lots of small combo woodwinds grooving around the tight percussion of ... read moreCD
One of the most striking albums recorded by Baden Powell for the Elenco label in Brazil – a post-bossa affair that's filled with lots of lively samba touches! The feel is quite different than some of Powell's earlier recordings – as the tunes bounce and dance along on a highly ... read moreCD
A really beautiful early album from Baden Powell, and a really unique one as well – as the set features some guest work from harmonica player Mauricio Einhorn – a very jazzy talent who was a bit like the Toots Thielemans of Brazil at the time! The combination of harmonica and acoustic ... read moreCD
Heavy rhythms from the Brazilian scene of the 50s – a set of grooves originally used to accompany a touring dance production, but a set of tracks that's gone on to have quite a life of its own! The music here isn't the cool bossa or spare samba you might expect – and instead has this ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Quite different from Flora's earlier work, but in a way that we find quite compelling! The record was produced by Leon Ndugu Chancler, and it's got a smooth fusion sound that's kind of in a southern California R&B mode, played by a huge range of excellent Brazilian and west coast talents that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has minimal wear.)
A fantastic 70s album from this legendary harmony quartet – a female group that first emerged during the bossa generation in 60s Brazil, but who seem to hit an even more sublime sound with this rare gem from 1972! The setting is kind of post-bossa – maybe in the territory that Marcos ... read moreCD
A really wonderful album from Quarteto Em Cy – the Brazilian vocal quartet who first rose to prominence during the bossa nova years, but soon moved into even more sophisticated material during the 70s! The approach of this set is telegraphed in the title – as the group take on songs ... 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
An excellent early gem by one of Brazil's greatest singers! The record captures Elis Regina at a prime early stage – when her voice was raw and filled with emotion, and when she was backed by some excellent arrangements that blended jazz, bossa, and more complicated vocal settings. The ... read moreCD
An amazing package – one that brings together the album Elis from 1980, in a special box that includes a bonus DVD, and lots of cool other extra bits – including announcements of a show, a program for the show, reproductions of press clippings, 3 buttons, 5 photographs, a pin, a sticker ... read moreCD
By the mid 70s, Elis Regina had transformed from being a simple and strong bossa singer, into one of Brazil's best-ever singers – with a complicated emotional style that ranges with some of the best work of the 20th century (and we'd include singers like Sinatra, Scott Walker, and Jacques ... read moreCD
One of the first albums ever by this legendary bossa singer! Even at this young age, Elis Regina diplays a talent for interpretation and an emotional power that few other Brazilian vocalists could match – a way of putting over a tune that brought a whole new level of sophistication to ... read moreCD
A pretty sweet album by Elis – and one of the last she ever did! The arrangements have a bit more of an electric jazz sound than usual – but they actually give her voice a nice sound, and create some nice lush soulful tracks that have a very sweet sound. Cesar Mariano is still on ... read moreCD
A one of a kind record that still sparkles as brightly today as it did back in the late 60s – an amazing collaboration between Brazilian vocalist Elis Regina and Scandinavian jazzman Toots Thielemans – done in a style that easily makes it one of the best records ever from both artists! ... read moreCD
One of the first great moments on record from the legendary Elis Regina – a singer with a hell of a voice, and one that had already been winning over huge crowds in Brazil – which is probably why this album, like most of her first, was done in a live setting! The vibe here is different ... read moreCD
A Brazilian jazz keyboard masterpiece – a set you can put right up there next to the earliest records by Azymuth, even though this one's much more obscure! Keyboardist Marcos Resende never hit the kind of fame he deserved, but that also allowed him to be one of the most creative players on ... read moreCD
A 60s bossa nova classic – a famous live performance that features lots of upbeat vocal groovers! Both Pery Ribeiro and Leny Andrade sing on all tracks, and they're backed up by the Bossa Tres – heard here at their sharp-edged early best, working with extremely creative arrangements ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout mark and a half split bottom seam.)
A brilliant record right from the very first note! This amazing first album by the Rio 65 Trio is a solid gem all the way through – a magical moment in the recording studio, and a record that forever changed the face of bossa! The trio features piano work by jazz legend Dom Salvador – ... read moreCD
A stunning debut from Maria Rita – the daughter of Elis Regina and Cesar Camargo Mariano, a team responsible for some of the greatest music in Brazil during the 70s! Maria has a sad and sweet voice – a lot like her mother's, and recorded here in a setting that includes light jazz, ... read moreCD
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
Great work from this compelling young Brazilian singer – a record that has plenty of creatively playful moments, yet also delivers the goods with the punch of an indie set too! Tulipa sings in Portuguese throughout, but has a great way of conveying the spirit of her music beyond the ... read moreCD
Early work from Sandra Sa – one of the strongest female soul artists to emerge from the Brazilian scene at the start of the 80s – working here on a classic set that's got a groove that's very similar to American R&B work of the time! Tim Maia joins Sandra for a bit on the set ... read moreCD
Sandra Sa —
Vale Tudo ... LP RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)...
Early work from Sandra Sa – one of the strongest female soul artists to emerge from the Brazilian scene at the start of the 80s – working here on a classic set that's got a groove that's very similar to American R&B work of the time! Tim Maia joins Sandra for a bit on the set ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The lovely voice of Carol Saboya and the beautiful guitar of Nelson Faria interpret the work of Jobim in this sparkling set from Lumiar. As with the other recent Saboya release on Lumiar, this one's produced in a way that lets her lilting voice drift dreamily along, amidst some perfectly fragile ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Marcos Sacramento —
Drago ... CD Tratore (Brazil), 2019. Used ...
A sublime 70s session from Moacir Santos – a set that mixes the complex grooves he forged in 60s Brazil with the warmly jazzy sound of American fusion – all in a result that's totally unique! The album's quite different than any other electric Brazilian sets recorded in the US at the ... read moreCD
Moacir Santos —
Maestro ... CD Blue Note (Japan), 1972. New Copy ...
Amazing 70s work from Moacir Santos – the first album the Brazilian arranger recorded for Blue Note, and a set that sparkles with warmth and soul from the very first note! The approach is a brilliant updating of the famous sound that Santos crafted in Brazil the decade before – recast ... read moreCD
Another bold leap forward for Lucas Santtana – a Brazilian artist who really blows our mind with each new release! It's been a few years since we last heard from Lucas, but it's clear he's been doing plenty during the time – coming up with fresh new ideas, working on some English-based ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The most mindblowing record to date from Lucas Santtana – a dub-heavy session recorded live in the studio, done with a darkly brooding sound that's far different from his other albums! Instrumentation here is by the combo Selecao Natural – working in a blend of heavy bass and horns ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don't let the "love rockers" in the title put you off, because the album's not a bunch of adult contemporary ballads – and is instead a nice blend of genre-crossing styles from the modern Brazilian underground! These guys follow in a legacy inspired by Chico Science, but bring a ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Mandu Sarara —
Varal ... CD Tratore (Brazil), 2006. Used ...