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Maria BethaniaMar De Sophia (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $15.99
A collection of songs wrapped around shorter text pieces from Sophia De Mello Breyner – all done in the personally poetic style that's graced Maria Bethania's work in later years! The setting here is often simple and unassuming – arranged by Jaime Alem, in a way that let's Maria take great command of the words at her disposal – not just the writings of De Mello Bryner, but also lyrics by Vinicius De Moraes, Roberto Mendes, Caetano Veloso, and others. Titles include "Canto De Oxum", "Lagrima", "Memorias Do Mar", "Kirimure", "Poema Azul", "Canto De Nana", and "Grao De Mar". CD
(Out of print.)

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Chico Buarque & OthersChico – Artista Brasileiro ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
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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Ana CostaPelos Caminhos Do Som (DVD) ... DVD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... $21.99
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 ... $15.99
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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Chiquinha GonzagaE Seu Tempo ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 1900s/1910s. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Velha Guarda Do Imperio SerranoUm Show De Velha Guarda ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $6.99
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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Jards MacaleReal Grandeza ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $5.99
An album of recordings based around Jards Macale's collaborations with Brazilian poet Waly Salomao – performed in a variety of modes that range from spare and acoustic, to tracks that feature a larger ensemble and additional vocals. Jards sings Salomao's lyrics throughout, and also plays a bit of acoustic guitar – and the album also features guest appearances by Adriana Calcanhoto, Maria Bethania, and Luiz Melodia – as well as Salomao himself. Titles include "Rua Real Grandeza", "Senhor Dos Sabados", "Pontos De Luz", "Berceuse Criuolle", "Revendo Amigos", and "Vapor Barato". CD

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Leila MariaLeila Maria Canta Billie Holiday In Rio ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
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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MiuchaAo Vivo No Paco Imperial ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2000. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Paula Morelenbaum & Joao DonatoAgua ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2010. Used ... $9.99
We've always loved the music of Paula Morelenbaum, but this time around she's really got something special going on – thanks to keyboards and vocals from the legendary Joao Donato! Most of the tunes in the set are Donato numbers – themselves already a treat, but given a little something extra when handled by the master – as Donato's playing both electric and acoustic piano on the set! But maybe even more special are Joao's wonderful vocals – heartfelt and nicely wizened with age – making for a warm contrast to the more youthful modes of Paula. The arrangements are in that perfect Donato mode – light and lively, but never too wispy – and titles include "A Ra", "Cafe Com Pao", "A Paz", "Tudo Tem", "Entre Amigos", "Mentiras", "Ahie", and "Lugar Comum". CD

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Quito PedrosaLuz E Pedra ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2004. Used ... $2.99
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(Some edgewear to digipack case.)

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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

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Caetano Veloso/Maria Bethania/Gal Costa/Gilberto GDoces Barbaros (DVD) ... DVD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
A key post-Tropicalia moment in Brazilian music – a live set that brings together four of the strongest forces in 70s MPB – Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Maria Bethania – all strong survivors from the early years, working here in a richly creative style! Although recorded in the 70s, the concert has a very freewheeling 60s feel – almost hippie-esque at points, which is a big surprise considering the territory these artists were pursuing on their own recordings – with plenty of acoustic guitar, live percussion, and a really relaxed, friendly interplay on the lyrics of the tunes. The camera work is pretty wonderful – clear and focused on stage, and interspersed with snippets of backstage bits too – a tremendous document of the times, and proof that these four key artists were as creative as ever during the 70s! Titles include "Sao Joao Xango Menino", "Trecho O Seu Amor", "Quando", "Os Mais Doces Barbaros", "Passaro Proibido", "Chuck Berry Fields Forever", "O Seu Amor", "Fe Cega Faca Amolada", "Os Mais Doces Barbaros", "Eu Te Amo", "Um Indio", and "Esoterico". DVD also features 4 bonus tracks – "Tarasca Guidon", "Pe Quente Cabeca Fria", "Nos Por Exemplo", and "Eu E Ela Estavamos Ali Encostados Na Parede". DVD
(DVD is All Region.)

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Various26 Premio Da Musica Brasileira – Homenagem A Maria Bethania ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
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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✨✧ Maria BethaniaPirata (Brazilian pressing) ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautifully mature work from Maria Bethania – a great later collaboration with the legendary Jaime Alem, served up at a level that's almost as rootsy and earthy as some of Maria's earliest recordings! Jaime plays acoustic guitar on most numbers – sometimes accompanying Bethania's voice with the sparest of backings, sometimes filling things up with a bit of added percussion or other instrumentation – but usually keeping things relatively intimate and restrained. The approach allows Maria's vocals great center placement – in a style that's subtly poetic, and not nearly as overly dramatic as in her 70s years. Titles include "O Tempo E O Rio", "Os Argonautas", "Santo Amaro", "Cantigas Populares", "Sereno", "Memoria Das Aguas", and "Meu Diviino Sao Jose". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Maria BethaniaTua ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Maria Bethania's almost been more productive in recent years than her classic period – often turning out albums back to back – but all that extra work hasn't diluted her power at all, and if anything, she's been allowed to stretch her wings and open up even more than before! This recent set has a wonderfully laidback feel – almost jazzy at points, with small group backing on instrumentation that usually includes acoustic guitar, plus bits of piano, bass, drums, or accordion. Bethania's voice has a beautiful mature quality – not old, but wise – and we're damn impressed at the way she's kept growing as an artist in comparison to some of her contemporaries from years back. Titles include "Saudade", "Guriata", "Fonte", "Ate O Fim", "Tua", "E O Amor Outra Vez", and "Domingo". CD

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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
Also available Pelos Caminhos Do Som (DVD) ... DVD 21.99

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✨✧ Joao Donato & Paulo MouraDois Panos Para Manga ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most intimate records we've ever heard from bossa maestro Joao Donato – a session of spare duets with saxophonist Paulo Moura! Both players are playing here without any additional accompaniment – Donato on acoustic piano, and Moura on clarinet, in that choro-inspired mode he's used often in later years. The style is very personal, and often timeless – as the players run through a mixture of older American standards, Brazilian numbers, and a few original titles for the set, often touched with a shade of jazz. Titles include "A Saudade Mata A Gente", "On A Slow Boat To China", "Sopapo", "Pixinquinha No Arpoador", "Minha Saudade", "That Old Black Magic", and "Tenderly". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ Marcos Valle & Celso FonsecaPagina Central ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wicked collaboration between Marcos Valle and Celso Fonseca – a set that's different than other recent work from both artists, and pretty darn great overall! The style's a bit fuller and more soulful than some other recent Valle albums – and Fonseca's got more force too – not nearly as gentle as on some of his own albums, and working with Marcos in a mode that recalls some of the best soul-based sound of Valle's records from years back! Both Marcos and Celso sing on the set – and Valle plays lots of Fender Rhodes, in ways that remind us that he was one of our favorite musicians to handle the keyboard back in the 70s – and most cuts on the record are co-composed by Valle and Fonseca. Titles include "Quase Perto", "Tres Da Tarde", "Pagina Central", "Pra Tocar Assim", "Faz De Conta", "Azul Cristal", "Voo Livre", and "Curvas Do Tempo". CD
 
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Luciana SouzaBrazilian Duos ... CD
Sunnyside, 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
(Barcode has a promotional sticker. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos JobimSymphonic Jobim (aka Jobim Sinfonico) ... CD
Adventure Music, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful set of symphonic tracks based around the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim – work that stretches back to the 50s, up through 60s bossa nova, and even includes some of Jobim's more complicated orchestrations from the 70s! The music is done in the arch-baroque style of other titles on the Biscoito Fino label – with a full symphony orchestra, smaller instrumental groupings, and even some strong vocal performances that drift in and out of the music. The set features re-interpretations of original arrangements by Jobim, Nelson Riddle, Deodato, Claus Ogerman, and others – and was put together by Paulo Jobim. Titles include "Lenda", "Macumba", "O Homem", "Saudade Do Brasil", "Matita Pere", "Chora Coracao", "Bangzalia", "Garota De Ipanema", and "Gabriela". Very nicely done 2CD set! CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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