A cool 60s live set from Jair Rodrigues – one that captures his vocals with a raspy, earthy edge that's really great – mixed up here both in upbeat jazzy samba backings, and some folksier moments too! The album has all the great energy that Jair brought to his famous live dates with Elis Regina – and he seems to borrow a lot from her style on the album's groovers, of which there are many! Titles include "Contracanto", "A Rita", "Vem Menina", "Disparada", "Rapaz Da Moda", "Inae", "Deixa Como Esta", and "No Balanco Do Jequibau". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing.)
Wilson Simonal —
S'Imbora ... LP Odeon (Brazil), 1965. Very Good ...
Just Sold Out!
Stellar work from Wilson Simonal – one of Brazil's most soulful singers of the 60s, and a wonderfully rich talent during his early years! The backings are by Erlon Chaves, Deodato, and Lyrio Panicali – and they really swing in that tight "Blue Brazil" way that you'll hear on Simonal's best recordings, with a mix of bossa, jazz, and flat-out soul that's really great. Titles include "Duas Contras", "Sonho De Um Carnaval", "Samba Do Carioca", "Mananga", "Lenda", and "Balanco Zona Sul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with the original plastic outer sleeve.)
An overlooked gem from the Verve bossa years – a session that features the sweet tenor sax work of Stan Getz, alongside some swinging bossa arrangements from the great Gary McFarland! Given the strength of Gary's own work for Verve at the time, it's no surprise that he's a perfect accompanist for Getz on the session – working with just the right amount of space to let Stan stand out from the pack, and really creating a great blend of Brazilian rhythms and some of the modder 60s styles at Verve. Gary contributed a number of originals to the session too – and titles include "Bim Bom", "Manlancolico", "Balanco No Samba", "Noite Triste", "Chega De Saudade", and "Manha De Carnival". LP, Vinyl record album