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Villa LobosForest Of The Amazon – Bidu Sayao/Villa Lobos/Symphony Of The Air & Chorus ... LP
United Artists, 1959. Very Good+ ... $4.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)
 
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CelesteCinco E Triste Da Manha ... CD
Tapecar/Amazon (Brazil), Early 70s. New Copy ... $2.99
Moody female vocals from Brazil – a great early 70s album with a dreamy feel and a nice electric touch! In a way, the album's a fair bit like the Ana Mazzotti album from the same period, with a mix of some funky scatting vocal numbers, and other tunes that are more laidback, but which fit very nicely next to the uptempo cuts. Arrangements on some of the best numbers are by Meirelles, with a sweetly groovy electric feel that's similar to some of his own albums from the early 70s. Titles include "Foi Assim", "Como Posso Saber", "Sinal De Solidao", "Teia De Aranha", "Po", "Serrado", "Sonhos", and "Ronda Tristeza". CD

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PiranhaHeaded In The Right Direction (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Amazon South/P-Vine (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $26.99
Bassy funk from the early 80s southern scene – the only album we've ever seen from Piranha, and a gem of a tight little set! The groove here is roughly in the mode of some of the better-known northern club groups in the post-disco years – crafted with lots of boogie bass on the bottom and tight rhythms throughout the set. But there's also a style that's a bit more in the ensemble funk mode here too – one that still keeps most of the instrumentation acoustic, and which has a bit less keyboards and electric percussion than other boogie-era work. Titles include "Funk-a-sol", "One Sided Love", "Let's Get It Back Together", "Good Time Lady", "Headed In The Right Direction", and "Let Your Feelings Show". CD
 
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Herbie MannFlautista! ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $11.99
Very cool stuff – and one of Herbie Mann's greatest albums! The record is a tight set of Latin jazz tracks, with a feel that's a lot more rootsy than you'd expect. Herbie's flute is tight and choppy, but there's lots of other nice moments by Johnny Rae on vibes, and Patato Valdez and Jose Mangual on percussion. Includes the long groovy "Cuban Potato Chip", plus "Caravan", "Amazon River", and "Come On, Mule" – all of which are also nice and long. Plus, this reissue also adds 2 unreleased bonus cuts – "Delilah" and "Basin Street Este". CD
(Out of print. Digipack has a cutout mark.)

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Wanda Sa & Celia VazBrasileiras ... CD
Bomba (Japan), 1993. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful set of Brazilian vocals – inflected with a bit of bossa inspiration, but coming off a lot more freely overall! Wanda Sa and Celia Vaz sing dual vocals on a haunting set of tracks that have a strangely spacey sound, thanks to the lilting loveliness of the ladies' voices. The overall effect is kind of like a prime late 70s/early 80s Joyce session – and it's no surprise that Joyce guests on the record, along with Gal Costa, Nana Caymmi, and Quarteto Em Cy. Titles include "Amazon River", "Aqua de Beber", "Lugar Comum", "Uma Bencao", and "Molambo". Very nice! CD

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Gabor Szabo & Bobby WomackHigh Contrast ... CD
Verve/Higher Plane, 1970. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Excellent early 70s work from jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo – a super-dope album that's one of the best he ever recorded! Part of the success of the record has to do with the presence of Bobby Womack – normally a soul singer, but also a heck of a guitarist, playing here alongside Szabo in a very cool twin-guitar style that makes for an amazing sound. Both players have a hollow, warm tone to their work on the strings – stepping around a blend of soul and jazz that's nicely tripped out in a 70s Blue Thumb style. The highlight of the record is the massive track "Breezin", a sample track used by more than one group over the years – but the whole record's amazing, filled with slow, trippy grooves that were years ahead of their time! Titles include "I Remember When", "Just A Little Communication", "Amazon", "Fingers", and "Azure Blue". CD

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Herbie MannFlautista! ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... About July 27, 2016
Very cool stuff – and one of Herbie Mann's greatest albums! The record is a tight set of Latin jazz tracks, with a feel that's a lot more rootsy than you'd expect. Herbie's flute is tight and choppy, but there's lots of other nice moments by Johnny Rae on vibes, and Patato Valdez and Jose Mangual on percussion. Includes the long groovy "Cuban Potato Chip", plus "Caravan", "Amazon River", and "Come On, Mule" – all of which are also nice and long. Plus, this reissue also adds 2 unreleased bonus cuts – "Delilah" and "Basin Street Este". CD
Also available Flautista! ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Gabor Szabo & Bobby WomackHigh Contrast ... CD
Verve/Higher Plane, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
Excellent early 70s work from jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo – a super-dope album that's one of the best he ever recorded! Part of the success of the record has to do with the presence of Bobby Womack – normally a soul singer, but also a heck of a guitarist, playing here alongside Szabo in a very cool twin-guitar style that makes for an amazing sound. Both players have a hollow, warm tone to their work on the strings – stepping around a blend of soul and jazz that's nicely tripped out in a 70s Blue Thumb style. The highlight of the record is the massive track "Breezin", a sample track used by more than one group over the years – but the whole record's amazing, filled with slow, trippy grooves that were years ahead of their time! Titles include "I Remember When", "Just A Little Communication", "Amazon", "Fingers", and "Azure Blue". CD
Also available High Contrast ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ ZincSpecial DJ Sampler ... 12-inch
Jive, 1982. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Punkulation", "Street Level", "Amazon", and "I'll Never Stop". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In the printed sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousBrazilian Love Affair 2 – Latin Selections From The Heart & Soul Of Brazil ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
A wonderful collection of modern Brazilian grooves lifted from the legendary Far Out label! The set is much more than a regular compilation – as it's now the only place you can get some of the out-of-print singles on the label, plus a few rare mixes that aren't available elsewhere! The groove is nice and smooth, with a good mix of Brazilian roots and modern production, all with the high quality you've come to expect from Far Out. Includes the stellar groover "Ponteio", done here in an excellent remake by Da Lata – plus the tracks "Consteleacao" by Tutty Moreno, "Canto De Libertacao" by Aricia Mess, "Amazon Adventure (Jazzanova rmx)" by Azymuth, "Freio Aerodynamico" by Marcos Valle, "Times Before (Ape rmx)" by Azymuth, "Quem Com Quem" by Azymuth & Marcos Valle, "Os Escravos Do Jo (Jos Slaves)" by Friends From Rio 2, and "Soberana" by Wilson Das Neves. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ZincStreet Level (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A nice bit of spacey, funky 80s groove from Zinc – with some catchier pop touches thrown into the mix as well – a sound that's almost in the same territory as The System, given the record's use of beats, keys, and guitar! The album's co-produced by Jacques Fred Petrus and Mauro Malavasi – the latter of whom seems to be the main force behind the group, given his work on arrangements and keyboards on the set. It's nicely geared for the dancefloor, too – with all the songs rolling well past the 5 minute mark – and include "Street Level", "I'll Never Stop", "Livin In The Boogie Now", "Amazon", "Phunkulation", and "I'll Take My Chances". This Vinyl Masterpiece CD edition is loaded up with bonus 12", extended and radio mixes, too – nearly doubling the original tracklist! CD
 
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Luiz BonfaBonfa ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of Bonfa's better pop-bossa efforts of the 60s, and a record that features some pretty solid arrangements by Deodato. The record's still a mix of easy tunes and bossa ones, with the usual confusion of some of Bonfa's other American records – but the groove is pretty solid Now Sound stuff, executed well by all parties. Titles include "Amazonas", "Santa Cruz", "Love Is Blue", "Zabumba", and "Aqua Marina". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joao Bosco/Antonio Adolfo E A BrazucaO Ronco Da Cuica/Transamazonica ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Exactly the kind of grooves that got us digging for Brazilian music in the first place! "O Ronco Da Cuica" is a fantastic reading on the familiar tune by Joao Bosco – done here with this kind of flanged-out spacey sound effects at the beginning, before the track rolls into rootsier funky samba modes! "Transamazonica" has loads of killer electric piano from Antonio Adolfo – riffing out a fast groove over these soaring arrangements that are tinged with a bit of harmony vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mestre Cupijo E Seu RitmoSiria (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
An incredible compilation of material by Mestre Cupijo and the musicians of Cameta – the Amazonian town where the Siria style was born! The always-great Analog Africa label turns to Brazil for this one – a nice step after their rich range of African reissues – given the nature of the material. The people of the region include many of African origin, and the music is an exciting mix of tropical rhythms and percussion, seemingly African-inspired horns, guitar and vocals. Mestre Cupijo recorded a half dozen records from the mid 70s to early 80s, capturing the time-honored regional style in a modernized setting, and this compilation puts some of the best of that material together in a really exciting set. Revelatory stuff! Includes "Mingau De Acai", "Mambo Do Martelo", Morena Do Rio Mutuaca", "Farol Do Marajo", "Cade O Anel?", "Ventinho Do Norte", "Pra Danca Meu Siria", "Passarinho Siriri" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Imcludes MP3 download.)

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Les Amazones De GuineeWamato ... CD
Sterns (UK), 2008. Used ... $6.99
Les Amazones De Guinee are something of an institution in African music – a decades-old group who've spanned the continent with their progressively political message – yet this album's only the combo's second, and should give them much-needed exposure to a larger audience! The rhythms here are quite lively – heavy on congas and timbales, and supported by bass and rhythm guitar – but it's the vocals and horn work that really sparkle – the former with some very message-oriented moments, the latter with some sharp edges to really bring a sense of soul to the tunes. Titles include "Zawi", "Wamato", "Dehi Waha", "Hdaren", "Be Ni Son", "Meres D'Afrique", "Demebalou", and "Kania". CD

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Quinteto VioladoAte A Amazonia ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1978. Very Good ... $9.99
A stunning cover – even trippier than the group's music! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Som TresSom Tres Show ... CD
Odeon/Bomba (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
You won't find a groovier group than Som Tres – and if you need proof, check out this fantastic album! The group were a post-bossa trio led by pianist Cesar Camargo Mariano – and they grooved with a sound that started with the core piano trio sound of the bossa age, but which was also expanded a lot with late 60s orchestrations. The result is an incredibly strong batch of tunes that groove from the get-go – and which soar along the best baroque lines of the Blue Brazil generation. The whole album's great – with some light vocals, and lots of cool instrumentals – filled with tracks that include "Leonardo", "Amazonas", "Frevo Rasgado", "Sa Marina", "Jungle", "Balanca Zona Sul", "Emilia", and "Watch What Happens". CD

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VariousAmplificador – Novissima Musica Brasileira – The Brazilian 10s Generation ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
A wonderful overview of contemporary sounds from the Brazilian underground – artists all marked by the "10s" in the title, as they've just begun to blossom in the current decade! The set's one of the freshest we've heard in years – and really gives us a great opportunity to sample music we might have missed otherwise – as recent years haven't seen the influx of Brazilian acts to the global market that we've known in decades past – which has kept so much recent music hidden from our ears! The range of styles is wonderful – still plenty of older roots, but often inflected with lots of new ideas, in a manner that's maybe a bit like some of the Cuban experiments that Gilles Peterson has been promoting on his own label – yet maybe even stronger, as these cuts have sprung from the underground on their own. Titles include "Obatala" by Abayomy, "Zulumbi" by Zulumbi, "O Rei De Tupanga" by Iconili, "Cervejas Populares" by Ive Seixas, "Lucifer Colombia" by Burro Morto, "Zebrabeat" by Zebrabeat Afro-Amazonia Orquestra, "Ecos De Niafunke" by Andre Sampaio E Os Afromandinga, "Faria Lima Pra Ca" by Passo Torto, and "Feito Tamborim Para Ceu" by Fabricio. CD
Also available Amplificador – Novissima Musica Brasileira – The Brazilian 10s Generation ... LP 14.99

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VariousAmplificador – Novissima Musica Brasileira – The Brazilian 10s Generation ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
A wonderful overview of contemporary sounds from the Brazilian underground – artists all marked by the "10s" in the title, as they've just begun to blossom in the current decade! The set's one of the freshest we've heard in years – and really gives us a great opportunity to sample music we might have missed otherwise – as recent years haven't seen the influx of Brazilian acts to the global market that we've known in decades past – which has kept so much recent music hidden from our ears! The range of styles is wonderful – still plenty of older roots, but often inflected with lots of new ideas, in a manner that's maybe a bit like some of the Cuban experiments that Gilles Peterson has been promoting on his own label – yet maybe even stronger, as these cuts have sprung from the underground on their own. Titles include "Obatala" by Abayomy, "Zulumbi" by Zulumbi, "O Rei De Tupanga" by Iconili, "Cervejas Populares" by Ive Seixas, "Lucifer Colombia" by Burro Morto, "Zebrabeat" by Zebrabeat Afro-Amazonia Orquestra, "Ecos De Niafunke" by Andre Sampaio E Os Afromandinga, "Faria Lima Pra Ca" by Passo Torto, and "Feito Tamborim Para Ceu" by Fabricio. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Amplificador – Novissima Musica Brasileira – The Brazilian 10s Generation ... CD 14.99

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Joao DonatoNew Sound of Brazil – The Piano Of Joao Donato ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... About July 6, 2016
Darkly brilliant – and one of Joao Donato's most fantastic records! The set was recorded during Joao's time in America in the mid 60s – cut in New York with lofty backings by Claus Ogerman, in a pillowy soft mode that fits perfectly with Joao's light bossa piano lines, and which has all the hints of sadness and moodiness that often creep into his playing. The complicated approach of the album far surpasses some of Joao's work from Brazil at the same time – and the album's one of the best of its generation, a sublime mix of all elements that still sounds as fresh today as it did in 1965! Titles include "Amazonas", "Glass Beads", "Sugarcane Breeze", "Vento Do Canavail", "It Didn't End", and "O Barquinho". CD

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✨✧ Joao DonatoSerie Bis Bossa Nova ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1956/1973/1995. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
3 chapters in the career of Joao Donato – one of our favorite Brazilian artists! This nicely priced, 28 track, 2CD set features tunes from Joao's 1956 recordings for Odeon, his classic 1973 Quem E Quem LP, and his recent set recorded for the World Pacific label in 1995. The early tracks have a jazzy samba approach that's in the pre-bossa mode, but which hints at a lot of the work that Donato would famously record during the bossa nova era. The 1973 and 1995 sets work surprisingly well together –with a light breezy electric vibe that is still one of Joao's best styles of recording. If you've never heard Joao's sublime work – this set's a great chance to dip into his recordings, as you'll get a wonderful blend of funky tracks, bossa groovers, mellow jazz numbers, and more! Titles include "Ate Quem Sabe", "Terremoto", "Lugar Comum", "Bananeira", "Chorou Chorou", "Cafe Com Pao", "A Ra", "Doralinda", "Nasci Para Bailar", "Amazonas", "Carinhoso", "No Rancho Fundo", "Comigo e Assim", "Baio", "Peguei Um Ita No Norte", and "E Menina". CD

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✨✧ Roxy MusicStranded ... LP
Atco, 1973. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Roxy Music's third album and the first one sans Brian Eno, making the record slightly less experimental, but still a wild avant pop masterpiece that finds the group at near peak perfection! The otherworldly elements aren't forgone in Eno's absence, with some spacey synthesizer washes and treated violin parts lending some otherwordliness – but the more focused songwriting and overall tunefulness make this one another classic! Titles include "Street Life", "Just Like You", "Amazona", "Psalm", "Serenade", "A Song For Europe", "Mother Of Pearl" and "Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Atco/Warner Communications pressing.)

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✨✧ AzymuthLight As A Feather (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Milestone/Far Out (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of Azymuth's best-remembered albums from their American years on Milestone – a really killer classic that beautifully blends Brazilian and American styles of fusion! There's a simple, elegant feel to these tunes that takes off nicely from the group's previous album for Atlantic in Brazil – a pushing forward of the soulful sides of their style, but with just the right blend of quirkier elements as well – one that still keeps the edge of the early years, yet helps the group reach out with a wonderfully warm sound! Most tracks are quite spare, and without any too-smooth polishing in production – and titles include the classic "Jazz Carnival", a funky fusion classic if there ever was one – plus "Light As A Feather", "Avenida Das Manguerias", "This Exists", "Partido Alto", "Dona Olimpia", "Amazonia", and "Young Embrace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited repress of 300 copies. Remixed and remastered version – with better sound than ever!)

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✨✧ Roberto NicolisiRegina Delle Amazzoni ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1960. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The queen of the Amazons gets even more powerful here – thanks to a mighty score from Roberto Nicolosi! The music has this sense of majesty that's slightly different than some of the other Italian blood and sandals movies of the time – still with the kind of exotic touches we love, especially in the lower ranges of the woodwinds and percussion from the orchestra – but also a driving theme that really grabs us, and which punches out with a strong sense of focus that really sets this one apart from the rest! The music is often nicely dynamic without ever being forced – and there's some surprising jazzy elements that really create great tonal elements in the music, in a way you don't always find in soundtracks of this nature. CD features 16 tracks from the film, nicely remastered. CD

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✨✧ Sergio RicardoArrebentacao (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Equipe/Discobertas (Brazil), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful sounds from Sergio Ricardo – a Brazilian artist we barely know at all, but who really won us over with this incredible album from the early 70s! There's a complicated vibe to the record right from the start – rich arrangements by Theo Barros that lie somewhere in a space between the Forma Records work of Jose Mauro and some of Marcos Valle's most inventive styles of the time – inventive, yet never too lofty – and bringing in some rootsier elements as the set moves on – all a perfect accompaniment to Ricardo's great vocals! At points, the record has a mix of folksy and sophisticated that almost reminds us of Geraldo Vandre – but at other times, there's a spacious quality that's almost more in the territory of Edu Lobo or Milton Nascimento. Titles include "Asuencia De Voce", "Labirinto", "Arrebentacao", "Conversacao De Paz", "Canto Do Amor Armado", "Bezerro De Ouro", and "Mundo Velho Sem Porteira". CD features 7 bonus tracks too – including "200 Milhas", "Amazonas", "Berimbau", "Improviso Tema 200 Milhas", and "Voce Nao Sabe Quem Sou Eu". CD

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✨✧ Hareton SalvaniniA Virgem De Saint Tropez (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fermata/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful little soundtrack – Brazilian in origin, but with lots of the lush, warm tones we love in 70s Italian erotic scores too! The style is definitely Brazilian, though – and modes run from some of the cooler, larger arrangements you'd hear from Marcos Valle – especially in his early 70s years – to some moments that are a bit more spare, and mix in rootsy percussion, sweet keyboards, and jazzy touches on Fender Rhodes – which makes for a really wonderful blend of styles! The record's one that we'd rank equally next to our favorite Emi/Odeon grooves from the time – and next to some of our sweetest, grooviest European soundtracks of the early 70s – and titles inclkude "Seios", "Despedida", "Espairecendo", "You Can't Run Away From Your Destiny", "Panorama", "Amazonia", and "Quarto De Hotel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)
 
 
 



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