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Maira FreitasPiano E Batucada ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
With a title like this, we had to check the record out – and alongside the piano and rhythms promised in its name, the set also offers up some especially wonderful vocals from Maira Freitas! Maira's the sister of Mart'Nalia, and daughter of Martinho Da Vila – and shares a similar soulful style with the rest of the family – but has a groove that's definitely all her own! Maira plays plenty of piano on the record – and a bit of Fender Rhodes too – and the strong use of that instrument in the lead gives the music a nicely jazzy current – one that makes Freitas sound quite different than her sister, with a very individual sense of phrasing and timing – which creates a very special vibe for the album. Titles include "Gargalhada", "Cuidado Moca", "Pousa", "Minha Festa", "Nao Sei Sei La", "Desavisado", "Danilo Dormindo", and a nice English language version of "Feeling Good". CD

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✨✧ Velha Guarda Do Imperio SerranoUm Show De Velha Guarda ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $9.99
A great collaboration between older samba stars from Brazil – a lineup that includes Wilson Das Neves, Fabricio, Toninho Fuleiro, Ze Luis, Lindomar, Capoeira Da Cuica, and others – all coming together in a warmly rootsy mode! The session's heavy on percussion and guitar-based rhythms – and vocals shift from track to track – sometimes with one star out front in the lead, sometimes with lyrics traded back and forth between the members of the group. Titles include "Menino D 47", "A Humanidade", "O Poeta E A Natureza", "Cuidado Vovo", "O Que Seus Olhos Tem", "Balsamo Da Paz", "Amor Aventureiro", and "Obsessao". CD

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JoyceSlow Music (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2009. Used ... $11.99
Spare jazzy work from Joyce – every bit as slow as the title promises, but never in a way that's boring or sleepy! Any new album from Joyce is always a treat, but this one seems to stand out even more from other recent efforts – as it marks a new style in her music, one that almost has the vocalist reaching for more sensitive, personal territory – recalling some of our favorite jazz singers in the process, yet still keeping enough of the acoustic charm we've always loved in her music. Joyce plays guitar along with her vocals, which undercuts any familiar torch/standard cliches – and gets support from piano, bass, and drums – the last of which are played by Tutty Moreno. Titles include "Convince Me", "Slow Music", "Medo De Amor", "Amor Amor", "Samba Do Grande Amor", "But Beautiful", "Olhos Negros", "Sobras Da Partilha", and "Valsa Do Pequeno Amor". CD
(Out of print.)

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Wanda SaWanda Sa Ao Vivo (DVD) ... DVD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2014. New Copy ... $22.99
Some of the coolest, most compelling work we've heard in years from Wanda Sa – a very spare, stripped-down session that really gets back to the roots of her music from the 60s! Wanda Sa has been reviving her bossa sound for the past decade or more, but most of those recordings often have a decidedly modern feel in some of the instrumental and production choices – while this album really goes for a classic vibe all the way through, as Wanda sings beautifully without any extra trappings, and plays guitar with this sublime sense of tone and color to really illuminate the lyrics! The music has some extra backings, too – but really in a light, small combo bossa mode – save for some points when Sa is joined by Marcos Valle, Joao Donato, and Carlos Lyra – all of whom approach the project in a similar way. Titles include "O Que E Amar", "Novo Acorde", "Vagamente", "Ciume", "Pra Sempre", "Minha Saudade/Bim Bom", and "E Nada Mais". Also features bonus tracks with appearances from Jane Monheit and Dori Caymmi! DVD
(DVD is All Region.)
Also available Wanda Sa Live (Wanda Sa Ao Vivo) ... CD 9.99

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Wanda SaWanda Sa Live (Wanda Sa Ao Vivo) ... CD
Biscoito Fino/DRG, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
Some of the coolest, most compelling work we've heard in years from Wanda Sa – a very spare, stripped-down session that really gets back to the roots of her music from the 60s! Wanda Sa has been reviving her bossa sound for the past decade or more, but most of those recordings often have a decidedly modern feel in some of the instrumental and production choices – while this album really goes for a classic vibe all the way through, as Wanda sings beautifully without any extra trappings, and plays guitar with this sublime sense of tone and color to really illuminate the lyrics! The music has some extra backings, too – but really in a light, small combo bossa mode – save for some points when Sa is joined by Marcos Valle, Joao Donato, and Carlos Lyra – all of whom approach the project in a similar way. Titles include "O Que E Amar", "Novo Acorde", "Vagamente", "Ciume", "Pra Sempre", "Minha Saudade/Bim Bom", and "E Nada Mais". Also features bonus tracks with appearances from Jane Monheit and Dori Caymmi! CD
Also available Wanda Sa Ao Vivo (DVD) ... DVD 22.99

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✨✧ Luciana SouzaBrazilian Duos ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2003. Used ... $5.99
A lovely set of mellow tracks – featuring the vocals of Luciana Souza and subtle instrumental backing by Romero Lubambo, Marco Pereira, and Walter Santos. The format is simple and clear – and the set has all the gentle warmth of the best titles on the Biscoito Fino label – with titles that include "As Praias Desertas", "Doce De Coco", "Pra Dizer Adeus", "Suas Maos", and "Baiao Medley". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ana CostaPelos Caminhos Do Som ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tribute to the legendary Martinho Da Vila – served up in a sparkling samba mode that does way more than just go back to the roots, and instead really opens up these tunes with a fresh, personal sense of interpretation! The instrumentation blends classic percussion with some sweet electric guitar lines – used sparingly, but in a different way than acoustic strings – never commercial, but with a nice edge that makes the music groove beautifully as Ana brings her soulful vocals into play! The set features guest appearances from Mart'Nalia, Marcelinho Moreira, Zelia Duncan, Alceu Maia, Agriao, and others – and titles include "Meu Lairaira", "Fazendo As Malas", "Pelos Caminhos Do Som", "Semba Dos Ancestrais", "Ex Amor", "Canta Canta Minha Gente", and "Madalena Do Jucu". CD

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✨✧ MiuchaOutros Sonhos ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lovely work from 70s bossa diva Miucha – singing here in a style that opens up nicely from the older years – not just a copycat of her classics, but a really fresh approach to the music! There's certainly a bossa element at work here, but there's also some other jazzy styles too – a range of expressions that's somewhat like Leny Andrade during the past decade or so, yet carried off with a style that's even more warm and intimate. Most numbers have a strong lead piano alongside Miucha's vocals, and arrangements are by Cristovao Bastos, Leandro Braga, Paulo Jobim, and Itamar Assiere. Titles include "Olha Maria", "Gente Humilde", "Desalento", "Outros Sonhos", "Voce Vai Ver", "Chansong", "Quanto Tu Passas Por Mim", and "Anos Dourados". CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some wear.)

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✨✧ Joao Carlos Assis BrasilJazz Brasil ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Japan), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
A dark and moody solo piano set from Joao Carlos Assi Brasil – with some slight additional help from Wagner Tiso! The compositions are mostly originals by Brasil, and Tiso himself plays a piano duet with Joao Carlos on "Chorova". Other songs include "Arroio", "Steps", "Waltzing", "Waving", "Maneirando", "Negaceando", and "Aos Velhos Amigos". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chico BuarqueCarioca (CD & DVD) (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2006. Used CD & DVD ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from an artist whose talents never dim over the years – and even then, a set that's quite possibly one of Chico's best in many many years! The record has a depth and complexity that's really wonderful – like the best of Caetano Veloso's more sophisticated work of the past decade – and Chico's working here with arranger Luiz Claudio Ramos in a set of tracks that mix rootsy instrumentation with more complicated phrasing – a style that carries echoes of some of Edu Lobo's best 70s material, and which, like that, has a genre-less quality that's all its own! Chico's original lyrics and raspy vocals would be enough to make this record great, but the instrumentation takes it to a space that's even more special. Tracks include "Suburbio", "Outros Sonhos", "As Atrizes", "Renata Maria", "Leve", "Sempre", "Imagina", "Dura Na Queda", and "Ode Aos Ratos". DVD features the documentary Descontrucao – directed by Bruno Natal, running for nearly 60 minutes in length, and featuring titles in English, Spanish, and Portuguese! CD

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✨✧ Chico BuarqueNa Carreira ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2012. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
An incredible live album from Chico Buarque – one that really grabs us right from the start, and holds us rapt in ways that go far beyond the boundaries of language! Chico's recent albums have all been pretty darn great, but there's really something special to this set – a perfect blend of larger arrangements and the spontaneous setting of a live performance – as Buarque's lead vocals and guitar come into play with some larger orchestrations from Luiz Claudio Ramos – nice and lean, but full of power – and giving Chico some of the best backdrops he's had in years! The record has a sophisticated emotive power – one that's very subtle, and which recalls the careful balance of modes used during the bossa years – even though the record itself is quite a different thing than bossa. Key proof that Buarque's many years in music have continued to be pretty darn great – with titles that include "Sinha", "Futuros Amantes", "Na Carreira", "De Volta Ao Samba", "Rubato", "Querido Diario", "Valsa Brasileira", "Sou Eu", "Geni E O Zepelim", "Baioque", and "Ana De Amsterdam". CD

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✨✧ Chico Buarque & OthersChico – Artista Brasileiro ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful performance that pays tribute to the legendary Chico Buarque – and one that features performances from the man himself, plus great guest artists – all in a stripped-down setting with a very personal vibe! Most of the instrumentation here is relatively spare – often just a bit of piano, acoustic guitar, and maybe a bit of cello or percussion – used to shade in the tunes alongside the vocals, which are very firmly in the lead – on a range of tunes penned by Buarque, which fit perfectly in this intimate setting. Chico himself sings "Sinha" and "Paratodos", and other tracks include "Sabia" by Carminho, "As Vitrines" by Ney Matogrosso, "Mambembe" by Moyseis Marques, "Mar E Lua" by Monica Salmaso, "Estacao Derraderia" by Pericles, and "Sobre Todas As Coisas" by Carimho & Milton Nasimento. CD

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✨✧ Ivan LinsIvan Lins & The Metropole Orchestra ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2009. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Ivan Lins – an album that recalls the sort of majesty that first made us fall in love with his music of the 70s – a sound that's complex, yet never overdone – just the right balance to work beautifully with Lins' rich vocals and well-penned songs! The Metropole Orchestra is a perfect fit for the session – as they never let their fullness overwhelm the intimacy of Ivan's presence on the record – balancing banks of strings and horns with his wonderful vocals, cascading together in ways that really open up the spirit of the tunes. Vince Mendoza directs the orchestra, and did most of the arrangements – and Lins has this expressive quality that's almost better than anything we remember in years – almost like he's a much younger singer overall, yet with all the wisdom of age in his voice. Titles include "Formigueiro", "Daquilo Que Eu Sei", "Art Of Survival", "Arlequim Desconhecido", "Lua Soberana", and "O Fado". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MiuchaAo Vivo No Paco Imperial ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2000. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A nice little live set from bossa singer Miucha – a vocalist we know best for her late 70s collaborations with Antonio Carlos Jobim, sounding equally great here with just a spare trio to back her up! The concert is from the turn of the century – and has that mix of subtle, sophisticated styles we've come to expect from the Biscoito Fino label – a mature presentation of the music that has Miucha working with the subtle emotion that's always best for pure bossa nova – given just the right kind of jazzy currents from the piano, bass, and drums. Guinga and Francis Hime each guest on a track – and titles include "Joao E Maria", "Chansong", "Querida", "Pra Que Mentir", "Falando De Amor", "O Amor Em Paz", "Na Batucada Da Vida", and "Pressentimenteo". CD

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✨✧ Leila PinheiroNos Horizontes Do Mundo ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2005. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautifully introspective album from Leila Pinheiro – personal, spare, and fragile – and done with a mature sound that's quite different than some of her other work. The easy bossa references are very much on the backburner, and instead there's a sophisticated singer-songwriter feel that's carried off here with a great deal of intimacy. Backings often include some small combo gentle jazz touches next to Leila's work on piano – and titles include "Hoje", "Minha Alma", "Renata Maria", "Gozos Da Alma", "Nos Horiztones Do Mundo", "O Amor E Eu", "Pela Ciclovia", "Tiranizar", and "Vem Amada". CD

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✨✧ Various26 Premio Da Musica Brasileira – Homenagem A Maria Bethania ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tribute to Maria Bethania – one that starts out with a few songs by the lady herself, then opens the door to work from a whole host of hip Brazilian talents – not just contemporaries from Maria's big years in MPB, but also some of the leading lights of the 21st Century as well! Many tracks are presented in a way that shifts between singers in a "pout-pourri" mode that recalls older Brazilian live sets – and titles include "O Quereres" and "Carcara" by Maria Bethania, "Pau De Arara" by Lenine, "Ambar" by Adriana Calcanhotto, "Lua Vermelha" by Arnaldo Antunes, "Negue" by Alcione, "Pra Dizer Adeus" by Dori & Nana Caymmi, "De Manha" by Caetano Veloso, "Cigarro De Paia" by Monica Salmaso & Jackson Antunes, and "As Ayabas" by Marlene De Castro. CD

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✨✧ Ana CostaPelos Caminhos Do Som (DVD) ... DVD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A tribute to the legendary Martinho Da Vila – served up in a sparkling samba mode that does way more than just go back to the roots, and instead really opens up these tunes with a fresh, personal sense of interpretation! The instrumentation blends classic percussion with some sweet electric guitar lines – used sparingly, but in a different way than acoustic strings – never commercial, but with a nice edge that makes the music groove beautifully as Ana brings her soulful vocals into play! The set features guest appearances from Mart'Nalia, Marcelinho Moreira, Zelia Duncan, Alceu Maia, Agriao, and others – and titles include "Meu Lairaira", "Fazendo As Malas", "Pelos Caminhos Do Som", "Semba Dos Ancestrais", "Ex Amor", "Canta Canta Minha Gente", and "Madalena Do Jucu". DVD features four more tracks than the CD – and some bonus extras too! DVD

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✨✧ Zelia DuncanAntes Do Mundo Acabar ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful sounds from Zelia Duncan – a set of tunes that are rooted in samba, but take on lots of jazzy elements too – thanks to the arrangements and guitar work of Marco Pereira, who's a key component of the set! Zelia's vocals are as great as ever – really classic, and with a balance of soul and sophistication that's as much a 60s bossa style as a contemporary samba mode – and the colors unlocked by both Pereira's song structure and his performance seem to make her sound even more special than ever, with this timeless quality that's got us going back to her other records all over again too. Titles include "Olha O Dia Vem Ai", "Antes Do Mundo Acabar", "No Meu Pais", "Por Que Voce Nao Me Convida Agora", "Dormiu Mas Acordou", and "Destino Tem Razao". CD

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✨✧ Leila MariaLeila Maria Canta Billie Holiday In Rio ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not the usual Billie Holiday tribute set – given the fresh approach that Leila Maria brings to her vocals, and the way that the album's mix of arrangers really change things up! The album's definitely cast in Billie's legacy, but not slavishly so – and instead has this cool, contemporary vibe that mixes some Brazilian jazz currents in with Maria's soulful readings of the lyrics – amidst a shifting set of backdrops handled by keyboardists Cristovao Bastos, Delia Fischer, Paulo Midosi, Fernando Costa, and others. Definitely a jazz vocal album, but one with a spirit all its own – and titles that include "Easy Living", "Good Morning Heartache", "Comes Love", "Swing Brother Swing", "Same Old Story", "You Go To My Head", and "God Bless The Child". CD

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✨✧ Jacques Morelenbaum Cello Samba TrioSaudade Do Futuro Futuro Da Saudade ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful record that's exactly what's promised in the group's name – a samba trio that's heavy on cello – played by the great Jacques Morelenbaum, who we know from so many other great records! The style's a bit bossa jazz, but has a very different feel – as the use of the cello really brings out the bluer, more melancholy moments in the tunes – as Jacques bows his instrument with a great sense of expressiveness alongside acoustic guitar and percussion. Titles include "Eu Vim Da Bahia", "Coracoa Vagabundo", "Outra Vez", "Ar Livre", "Voce E Eu", "Maracatuesday", and "Tim Tim Por Tim Tim". CD
 
 
 



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