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✨✧ Cannonball Adderley with Bossa Rio SextetCannonball Plays Bossa Nova (aka Cannonball Bossa Nova) ... LP
Riverside (Netherlands), 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
Bossa madness – and a really hard to find pressing of this album! Cannonball Adderley recorded this nice little groover in 1962, when American musicans were just getting on the bossa tip, and still keeping things pretty authentic. The record was cut in New York with Sergio Mendes' early Bossa Rio group – the legendary Brazilian jazz ensemble that featured Paulo Moura, Dom Um Romao, and Durval Ferreira. The mixture of tight bossa rhythms and Cannon's soulful sax is totally great – and it's only because the Riverside label was folding at the time that the record never got bigger fame. Includes the cuts "Joyce's Samba", "Clouds", "Minha Saudade", "Corcovado", "Batida Diferentes", and "Sambops". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cannonball Adderley with Bossa Rio SextetCannonball's Bossa Nova ... CD
Capitol/Riverside, 1962. Used ... $3.99
Cannonball Adderley recorded this nice little groover in 1962, when American musicans were just getting on the bossa tip, and still keeping things pretty authentic. The record was cut in New York with Sergio Mendes' early Bossa Rio group – the legendary Brazilian jazz ensemble that featured Paulo Moura, Dom Um Romao, and Durval Ferreira. The mixture of tight bossa rhythms and Cannon's soulful sax is totally great – and it's only because the Riverside label was folding at the time that the record never got bigger fame. It's here now, though, and the record's a real treat – especially at this price! Includes the cuts "Joyce's Samba", "Clouds", "Minha Saudade", "Corcovado", "Batida Diferentes", and "Sambops". Plus, the CD also features bonus single versions of "Corcovado" and "Clouds"! CD
 
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Georges DelerueL'Homme De Rio/Les Tribulations D'un Chinois En Chine ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1963/1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Two great soundtracks by Georges Delerue – both penned for Jean-Paul Belmondo films of the mid 60s! Les Tribulations D'Un Chinois En Chine has a really great style that mixes fake "Chinese" themes with more playful orchestrations – all in a mood that really fits that lightly comedic action of the movie, and which has an extremely evocative feel, even away from the screen! Strings are often arranged in playful ways, and mixed with odd woodwinds – not really authentically Chinese, but that's the appeal! L'Homme De Rio has a stronger Brazilian feel, as you might expect – one that's got bits of batucada, elements of bossa orchestrations, and some of the bolder, more dramatic moments we've come to expect from Delerue! The whole package is great, with lots of images from the films, and notes in both English and French – and a total of 24 tracks that include "Bowling Bresilien", "Batucada/Rapt Au Trocadero", "A La Poursuite De Catalan", "Quelle Adventure", "Mister Goh", "Hong Kong", "Poursuite En Ballon", "Suzy Et Cornelius", and "Choinoiseries" – plus 2 bonus tracks, "Alexandrine Pour Alexandra" and "Amazone". CD

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Herbie MannDo The Bossa Nova With Herbie Mann/My Kinda Groove ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1962/1965. Used ... $3.99
2 of Herbie Mann's best Atlantic albums, now on one CD! Do The Bossa Nova is a great album of bossa groovers, recorded by Herbie in Rio during the early days of the bossa boom – and with a sound that's right on the money! The backing's very lively, and the tracks have a tight bossa sound that's quite authentic, and played by Brazilian jazz musicians like Sergio Mendes, Paulo Moura, Dom Um Romao, and Luiz Carlos Vinhas. Herbie's flute is livelier than usual, and on a set like this, you can hear why it's no wonder that he's been so respected by Latin and Brazilian players over the years. Titles include "Voce E Eu", "Bossa Velha", "Blues Walk", "One Note Samba", "Amor Em Paz", and "Deve Ser Amor". My Kinda Groove is a nice mid-60s album that also has a good Latin groove (courtesy of Willie Bobo and Patato Valdez), and which features Dave Pike on vibes. Titles on that one include "Vikki", "Spanish Grits", "Soul Guajira", and "Mushi Mushi". 15 cuts in all, and a very groovy set that's some of the best Herbie Mann you'll ever find on CD! CD

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Sergio MendesSwinger From Rio ... CD
Atlantic (Brazil), 1964. Used ... $9.99
Sergio Mendes is definitely a swinger – especially on this jazz-based session that was recorded before his famous work with Brasil 66! This album was recorded in New York, at a time when Mendes was one of the hottest things brewing in the bossa scene in Brazil – and apart from the great Antonio Carlos Jobim on guitar, many of the other players are American jazz musicians – including Art Farmer on flugelhorn, Phil Woods on alto sax, and Hubert Laws on flute – all adding in some nice jazzy elements to the tunes! The music is all instrumental, and a great mix of jazz and bossa that really lets you hear the young Sergio's skills on piano. Titles include "Maria Moita", "Sambinha Bossa Nova", "The Dreamer", "Primavera", "Favela", and "Pau Brazil". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Swinger From Rio ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Sergio MendesSwinger From Rio ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $14.99
Sergio Mendes is definitely a swinger – especially on this jazz-based session that was recorded before his famous work with Brasil 66! This album was recorded in New York, at a time when Mendes was one of the hottest things brewing in the bossa scene in Brazil – and apart from the great Antonio Carlos Jobim on guitar, many of the other players are American jazz musicians – including Art Farmer on flugelhorn, Phil Woods on alto sax, and Hubert Laws on flute – all adding in some nice jazzy elements to the tunes! The music is all instrumental, and a great mix of jazz and bossa that really lets you hear the young Sergio's skills on piano. Titles include "Maria Moita", "Sambinha Bossa Nova", "The Dreamer", "Primavera", "Favela", and "Pau Brazil". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Swinger From Rio ... CD 9.99

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Milton Nascimento, Maricene, Quarteto 004, & OtherII Festival Internacional Da Cancao Popular Rio ... LP
Ritmos (Brazil), Late 60s. Very Good- ... $19.99
A pretty great collection of rare Brazilian tunes form the 60s – all associated with the important Festival of song in Rio. Side one features live recordings from the festival – including two unique versions of "Travessia" and "Morro Velho", both done in a warm intimate style by Milton Nasicmento. Other live tracks include "Se Voce Voltar" by Zeze Gonzaga, "Maria Minha Fe" by Agostinho Dos Santos, and "Sao Os Do Norte Que Vem" by Claudionor Germano. Side two features some wonderful studio recordings, with a great batch of rare tunes done mostly in a bossa mode. Titles include "Seque Cantando" and "Quem Diz Que Sabe" by the vocal group Quarteto 004, "Chora Minha Nega", a driving samba number by Reginaldo Bessa, and "Margarida" and "Carolina", two nice pop numbers by Maricene. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small name on the front.)

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Marco RizoBossa Nova – Brazilian Jazz ... LP
Somerset, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
Rizo was one of many American Latin pianists who tried to cash in on the bossa craze in the early 60s – but like so many others, his style is much more steeped in Latin playing, with a much heavier sound than some of the Brazilian keyboardists who were the true geniuses of bossa. Still not bad if you dig easy grooves – and tracks include "Desafinado", "Lucy Bossa", "Chit Chat", "Rio Bossa", and "Chopin Goes To Rio". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split top & bottom seams.)

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VariousStudio Rio Presents The Brazil Connection ... CD
Sony (UK), 2014. Used ... $7.99
A very unusual set of work – original vocal tracks pulled from classic soul and jazz songs – all set to new bossa nova rhythms done especially for the project! Sony Records gave Studio Rio free access to its vaults – and the team was able to pull off original vocals, then rework them over sweet instrumentals that have a sound that's strongly bossa jazz – at a level that almost makes us think the artists had recorded these tunes originally! The approach is surprisingly seamless – no clunky bossa remix project, or dance beats at all – and the song structure is maintained, with just a change in the instrumentation. Titles include remakes of "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers, "Walk On By" by Aretha Franklin, "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" by Nina Simone, "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae, "It's Your Thing" by The Isley Brothers, "Sexual Healing" by Marvin Gaye, "Music To Watch Girls By" by Andy Williams, and "Family Affair" by Sly & The Family Stone. CD
(Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sylvia TellesBossa Balanco Balada ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best records ever by Sylvia Telles – a very tight set of bossa grooves, with some warm and complicated arrangements by the great Moacir Santos! Santos' influence on the session is felt especially on the tracks that feature him soloing on alto and flute – adding in some dark edges that work wonderfully with Sylvia's vocals, and really transform familiar tunes into strange new versions. The whole thing's got a sense of depth that's right up there with the best Elenco work of the 60s – a much more sophisticated take on the bossa than you'd hear from American sessions at the time. Titles include "Samba Do Aviao", "Dorme", "Rio", "Vagamente", "Amor E Paz", and "Voce E Eu". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Marcos ValleNova Bossa Nova ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very sharp late 90s recording by Marcos Valle, and his first LP as a leader in years! Recorded for the Far Out label in London, and supervised by Joe Davis, the man who's brought so much great Brazilian music to the world. The record's got a great modern bossa nova feel, with a good electric sound, and lots of nice moody grooves on piano and guitar, plus nice vocals by Marcos himself. The album fits in nicely with the other stuff on the Far Out label, and has a similar modern Brazilian groove to the label's Azimuth record, or the Friends From Rio project. But of course, this one's also got lots of nice touches from Marcos himself, who's mellowed a bit, but can still lay down bossa tracks like the best of them. Titles include "Novo Visual", "Freio Aerodinamico", "Mushi Mushi", "Nordeste", "Bar Ingles", "Bahia Blue", "Cidade Aberto", and a remake of "Vontage De Rever Voce". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Paul WinterJazz Meets The Bossa Nova (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Paul Winter's classic sextet is recorded here in both Rio and New York – one of three different sessions that Winter cut for Columbia in the 60s – all records that explore his own love of the bossa at a time when it was coincidentally very good business to be doing so! Tracks are light and groovy, with some slightly modern touches – and although the vibe is definitely a Brazilian one, the sound actually seems to benefit most from the slightly modern styles of the Winter group – used here to bring a bit more of an edge into some of the numbers! Titles include "Con Alma", "Little Boat", "Only You & I", "Adeus, Passaro Preto", and "Foolish One". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBlue Bossa – Vols 1 to 3 – Cool Cuts From The Tropics (3CD set) ... CD
Blue Note (Germany), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
The Latin side of Blue Note Records – and the Brazilian one, too – served up here in a series that brought together classic work from the label in a special sort of groove – tunes that are maybe more influenced by south of the border rhythms than you'd expect from the soul jazz and hardbop artists who originally made the records! There's a bit of bossa here, but the rhythms open up into a fair bit more, too – and it's great to hear the difference in these musicians as they change things up from straighter bop modes, and use the new grooves to open up their solos and rework their phrasing too! This side of Blue Note was sometimes buried in a world of collectors looking for more familiar hardbop, but it really lives again, thanks tot he Blue Bossa collection. 3CD set features 41 tracks in all – including "Afreaka" by Lee Morgan, "Avila & Tequila" by Hank Mobley, "Chitlins Con Carne" by Kenny Burrell, "Congalegre" by Horace Parlan, "Back Down To The Tropics" by Charlie Rouse, "Latona" by Big John Patton, "Girl From Ipanema" by Lou Rawls, "La Fiesta" by Stanley Turrentine, "Headin South" by Horace Parlan, "La Malanga" by Bobby Hutcherson, "Mama Inez" by Grant Green, "Swingin The Samba" by Horace Silver, "Upa Neguinho" by Duke Pearson, "Mambo Inn" by Grant Green, "Ghana" by Donald Byrd, "Love For Sale" by Dexter Gordon, "Samba De Orfeu" by Charlie Rouse, "Afrodisia" by Kenny Dorham, "Sambop" by Cannonball Adderley with Bossa Rio, "Loi" by Ike Quebec, "Sandalia Dela" by Duke Pearson, "Congo Lament" by Ike Quebec, "Corcovado" by Grant Green, "Tin Tin Deo" by James Moody, "El Gaucho" by Wayne Shorter, and "Stormy" by Duke Pearson. CD

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✨✧ Thilo KreitmeierMas Que Nada – Thilo Kreitmeier Plays Samba & Bossa Nova ... CD
Organic (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The cover image here recalls a classic 60s album by Coleman Hawkins on Impulse Records – and the album's sound recalls the same set too – as reedman Thilo Krietmeier serves up a wonderful combination of tenor jazz and bossa grooves! The setting is spare and stripped-down – just a core piano trio, with no added percussion – but the rhythms are just right on all the tunes, and really have this tight small combo approach to bossa – plenty swinging, especially once Thilo comes in with his solos! A few tracks also feature some flute – an instrument used with very different phrasing, but in a great way – and singer Sophie Wegener makes an appearance on a few tracks too. Titles include "Mas Que Nada", "Samba De Orfeu", "Wave/Flamingo", "Mirador Del Rio", "Chega De Saudade", and "Agua De Beber". CD

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✨✧ VariousBossa E Bossa (5CD box set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Early 60s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A bossa nova treasure trove – 10 rare albums from the Brazilian underground of the 60s – all appearing here on CD for the first time ever! These sets go way past the bossa stereotypes of the time – not just breathy vocals, or jazzy piano trios, but a wealth of interesting instrumental twists and turns – set to rhythms that often have a fair bit of samba in the mix, as you might find on early records by Walter Wanderley too! The package is a wonderful companion to the similar Bossa 60s box from Discobertas – and like that one, it features five CDs, which each have two albums, original artwork, and sound that's way better than the poor vinyl used on the original indie label pressings. Modes run from vocal to instrumental, and include a rich variety of sounds that will take you way past Getz/Gilberto and all the bigger bossa sounds of the time. Includes the albums Musica 18 Kilates and Balona E O Successo by Celio Balona; Weekend No Rio, Weekend Em Guarapari, Trio Vagalume Na Bossa, and Volume 4 by Helio Mendes; and Sambas Na Passarela, Ritmos Na Passarela, Ferias No Drink, and Convida A Dancar by Celso Murilo. CD

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Laurindo AlmeidaGuitar From Ipanema ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Breezy bossa nova – Hollywood 60s style! The album's one of the best cut for Capitol by guitarist Laurindo Almeida – and has a sweet groovy little style that features Laurindo's lovely guitar work over some lightly dancing small combo backings that include flute, harmonica, organ, percussion, and even a bit of whistling on a few tracks! The vibe's very much in the best Verve/Impulse takes on the bossa – done with a clear California influence, which keeps things cool and breezy – and which also pushes Almeida past his sometimes-staid style on guitar. Two cuts also feature some great vocals by Irene Kral – and titles include "Twilight In Rio", "Old Guitaron", "Sarah's Samba", "Izabella", "Winter Moon", "Girl From Ipanema", and "Choro For People In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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Lucio AlvesBalancamba ... LP
Elenco (Brazil), 1963. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A beautiful bossa groover from Lucio Alves – recorded during the height of the Elenco label genius, with music by Roberto Menescal and Ronaldo Boscoli! Alves' sad and dreamy vocals are matched by some really nice acoustic guitar – making for the soft and gentle type of album that's right in the best Elenco label tradition – all wrapped up here in a cover that's as beautiful as the music! Titles include "Negro", "Lagrima Primeira", "Balancamba", "Rio", "Tete", "Nos E O Mar", "Ai Se Eu Pudesse", and "Alem Da Imaginacao". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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Luis Bacalov (Luiz Enriquez)L'Amica (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from Luiz Bacalov – a set that's filled with sex and slink, but which also has a great sense of groove as well – blending bossa jazz, mod moments, and all the best styles of the late 60s Italian scene! The music is mostly acoustic, but has a really great way of using sustained notes on flute – which creates this dreamy vibe that's almost electric, especially when offset by acoustic basslines, percussion, and piano – all used at a level that's right up there with the best from Morricone or Trovajoli at the time! There's also wonderful drifting vocals in the mix – courtesy of Nora Orlandi – and titles include "Round Nassau", "Swingin Easy In Tanganika", "Rio Zona Sul", "L'Amica", and "Taxi Cab 67". Features two bonus tracks – "L'Amica (ripresa)" and "The Bitter Truth (inst)". LP, Vinyl record album

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DVDSaravah – A Film By Pierre Barouh (DVD) ... DVD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
An amazing film directed by French singer/songwriter Pierre Barouh – shot in Rio in 1969, and a beautiful documentary of the music that inspired him over the years! There's a lovingly straightforward approach to the film that we totally love – as Barouh captures a few of his musical idols in relaxed, friendly settings that include a bit of their local environment, and some intimate performances as well. Given that the film was done in the same key early years as Barouh's Saravah record label, there's a freshness here that rivals the best recorded work on that imprint – a willingness to cross the boundaries between Paris and Rio, and a warmth that brings together both cultures beautifully. French film making alongside bossa and samba – what could be better? Includes performances by Baden Powell, Paulinho Da Viola, Maria Bethania, Joao Da Baiana, and Pixinguinha. DVD
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region.)

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Celso FonsecaLike Nice ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... $18.99
A really tremendous album from Celso Fonseca – a set that really takes the singer to a whole new level, and may even find him a wider global audience as well! The album begins with the sublime title cut – an original by Celso, with beautiful English lyrics – and throughout the record, songs mix English and Portuguese in this really lovely way – scored to these jazzy backings that are augmented by just the right, light use of strings – which almost gives the whole thing the feel of some sophisticated late 60s jazz vocal album, although one that's still got plenty of Brazilian touches, too! Acoustic guitar underscores some bossa elements in the music, but the set's hardly just a bossa record at all – and instead, really feels like Fonseca making a bid to become one of the best male jazz singers on the planet, which he might well do with a record like this. Titles include "Rio 56", "Like Nice", "Road To Paradise", "Cancao Que Vem", "Meu Silencio", "January In The Tropics", "Zum Zum", "Stormy", and "O Que Vai Sobrar". CD

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P TrioEmbalo ... CD
Paladium/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautiful bit of lost bossa jazz from 60s Brazil – the only album we've ever seen by the P Trio, an enigmatic group recording in Belo Horizonte – hardly the same center of bossa nova as the beaches in Rio! The session's got a spare and lively feel – similar to work at the time by the Zimbo Trio or the Milton Banana Trio – heavily rhythmic piano in the lead, but played with some more traditional jazz inflections from time to time, and nicely skipping and light on the more uptempo numbers – and nice and moody on some of the mellower moments. The whole thing's great – as much a bossa trio gem as albums by much bigger groups – arrangements are by Aecio Flavio, and titles include "Pra Dizer Adeus", "Roda", "Rita", "Carinhoso", "Meu Refrao", and "Mascarada". CD

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Wanda de SahSoftly ... CD
Capitol/Rev-Ola (UK), 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A lost bossa classic from Wanda De Sah – aka Wanda Sa, the wife of Edu Lobo, and a singer who worked with Sergio Mendes in his pre-Brasil 66 days! The album's got a wonderfully laidback feel – languid, yet jazzy, with the feel of some of Astrud Gilberto's best work on Verve, yet with vocals that are possibly better – thanks to Wanda's pedigree in Brazilian pop. Recordings were done in California, not Rio – and arrangements are handled by the great Jack Marshall – who's got a strong ear for keeping things interesting with a mix of strings, Latin rhythms, and Capitol pop shadings. Titles include "Aqua De Beber", "Ho Ba La La", "Sweet Happy Life", "The Dreamer", and a great version of "Aruanda". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Softly ... CD 13.99
 
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Ann SallyMoon Dance ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 2003. New Copy ... $14.99
A wonderful blend of acoustic soul, gentle jazz, and bossa – a beautiful little album from Ann Sally, who you may remember as the sublime vocalist on Soul Bossa Trio's Dolphins album! The record has Ann working with small combo backing that features an acoustic guitar in the lead – very much in a 70s Cafe Apres Midi kind of style, with light and lively touches, but also an overall feel that's very personal and intimate. Includes great versions of "5/4 Samba", "Haven't We Met", "I Wish You Love", "Peaceful", "Only Love Can Break Your Heart", and "Meu Carnaval". CD

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Walter WanderleyBatucada ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... About July 12, 2017
One of our favorite Walter Wanderley albums ever – and a record that moves past the more familiar bossa trio style used on his hits for Verve, into groovier new territory with added players who include Dom Um Romao on drums and Marcos Valle on guitar! And not only is the lineup expanded, but the styles are too – as Wanderley moves away from the straighter bossa and samba jazz of his roots, into the world of more unusual, more complicated rhythms that were showing up in the Brazilian scene at the end of the 60s. Marcos Valle's contribution is felt strongly here – as the album includes a fantastic instrumental take on his classic "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" (aka "Os Grilos") – plus other Valle compositions that include "Ainda Mais Lindo", "Batucada", and "E Preciso Cantar". Other tracks include "Wave", "So What's New", and "O Barquinho". CD

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✨✧ SivucaSivuca (1973) ... LP
Vanguard, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer batch of jazzy Brazilian tracks – with a strident groove that will never let you down! Sivica's a guitarist and accordionist who'd worked in the 60s with artists like Luiz Henrique and Oscar Brown Jr – but in this 1973 session, recorded in the US, he hits a sound that he'd be hard pressed to match again in his career! The style of the music is a bit electric bossa, a bit funky fusion – with a sound that's influenced many of today's Brazilian instrumental groups from Italy or Japan. As proof of this, the record includes a great uptempo version of "Ain't No Sunshine" that was the original blueprint for the popular version by Soul Bossa Trio – and a take on Edu Lobo's "Ponteio" that's similar to many of the recent covers of the tracks. The whole album's great – with loads of other great tunes, including "Rosa Na Favela", "Tunnel", and "Adeus Maria Fulo". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing.)

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Os CariocasPure Bossa Nova – A View On The Music Of Os Cariocas ... CD
Universal, Early 60s. Used ... $12.99
Seminal work by one of the greatest harmony groups from 60s Brazil – the bossa-era Os Cariocas, a group who took the American styles of The Four Freshmen and The Hi-Los, and turned them onto a set of bossa rhythms! Like their earlier American counterparts, Os Cariocas have a style that's sweet and jazzy at the same time – touched here by a bit of the sadness of some bossa themes, and always set up in some beautifully airy backings. CD features 14 tracks that include "Pra Que Chorar", "Amanhecendo", "Garota De Ipanema", "Desafinado", "Tem Do", "Ela E Carioca", "Samba Da Pergunta", "Tim Tim Por Tim Tim", and "Preciso Aprender A Ser So". CD
(Out of print.)

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Kunihiko SuganoOpa Brazil ... CD
Trio/Solid (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $28.99
A really groovy album from pianist Kunihiko Sugano – a set that has the leader working on Fender Rhodes, but often with a touch that has the sharpness of an acoustic piano – which is then underscored by some strong use of acoustic percussion as well! The album's definitely got the bossa flavor promised in the title – kind of a post-bossa version of the bossa jazz trio style of the 60s – a bit like the records that Tamba Trio and Milton Banana were cutting in the 70s, but maybe even better overall! The percussionists are all great – the album features five of them, all Brazilian – and they work alongside bassist Toni Botero and drummer Elis Siabo. Titles include "Samba Medley", "Mood Island", "UFO", "Midnight Sun Never Set", and "Diane". CD

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✨✧ Balona E Seu ConjuntoGarota De Ipanema ... CD
Paladium/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare one from 60s Brazil – and a really great small combo bossa session with some very unusual instrumentation! At their core, the Balona group seem to be a bossa piano trio – but many tracks here have a little "something else" – vibes, electric guitar, or trumpet – often used sparingly but with enough punch to really help shade in the sound of the tunes, even with a few jagged notes. A few numbers have harmony vocals – ala Tamba Trio, but perhaps a bit less modern – and the overall sound is pretty darn great! Titles include "Balonadas", "Aurora", "Meu Balanco", "Balanco 67", "Insensatez", "Tema Para Dois", "Vem Menina", "Duas Contas", and "Ceu E Mar". CD

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Hank Mobley with The Kenny Drew TrioBlue Bossa (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
SSJ (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $24.99
A rare live appearance from the great Hank Mobley – a player who wasn't always that present on the European scene, but is heard here in a strong Copenhagen concert with pianist Kenny Drew! The format's a bit similar to other American tenor dates of the time – especially those of Dexter Gordon – as Drew's trio – with Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass and Albert Heath on drums – provides a solid rhythmic groove while Mobley really stretches out with long-spun solos on some extended tracks! The format's very different than most other recordings that Hank made in the 60s – especially during these later years – and although the date has a bit of a "broadcast" quality from the way it was recorded, Mobley's tenor shines through on long readings of "Summertime", "Workout", "Blue Bossa", and "Alone Together". CD

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Orquesta Ruda/Rogerio DupratClassicos Em Bossa Nova ... LP
Penthon (Brazil), Mid 60s. Very Good ... $48.99
A very cool pre-Tropicalia project from Rogerio Duprat – the arranger who's best known for his work with Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa! The set takes older classical themes, and sets them to a bossa instrumental mode – in a very cool way! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBossaBossa Nova, Balanco, Bossamba, Sambalanco, Sambossa – 10 Original Bossa Nova Albums From The 60s (5CD box set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1960s. New Copy 5CD ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing little box set – filled with 10 rare bossa nova albums from the Brazilian underground of the 60s – almost all of which we'd never heard before! The records here were mostly issued on small labels at the time – the kind of sets that never circulated widely outside of Brazil, and which often have unusual and striking sounds that are quite different from mainstream bossa work on labels like Verve or Elenco! There's a fair bit of jazz on most albums, and the instrumentation varies nicely throughout – sometimes more sax up front, sometimes more acoustic guitar, or offbeat horn arrangements, odd percussion, and lots of other sweet touches! Each CD features two full albums, completely with cover art and other details of the records – and the set features the albums Balanco E Bossa Nova by Ritmistas Da Bossa, Sambalanco by Orquesta Moderna De Samba, Isso E Bossa Nova Mesmo by Conjunto Sambossa, Saxsambando by Os Saxsambistas Brasileiros, O Balanco E A Bossa by Conjunto Masterplay, Samba Do Bom by Conjunto Samba De Balanco, Samba Pra Frente by Samba Trio, A Musica Maravilhosa De Antonio Carlos Jobim by Bossa Brass, and the self-titled 1964 album by Os Azes De Bossa. CD

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VariousEsterno Giorno – Open Air Jazz & Psych Beats, Daytime Breaks, Latin & Bossa From The Italian RCA Film Music Vaults 1964 to 1976 (180 gram p ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99
A killer compilation of rare Italian soundtrack treasures from the mid 60s to mid 70s – a decade's span of time with myriad groovy influences! Esterno Giorno is the second in a pair (so far...we're hoping for a series) of lovingly assembled soundtrack funk compilations put together by the Four Flies label, who were granted access to long neglected corners of the RCA archives. It's a stylistically fruitful period to say the least, with shades of the mod, psych, funk, soul, prog eras – smartly put together here with common elements holding it together in a cohesive whole – thanks in large part of driving percussion throughout. It's fantastic stuff, most of which has gone unreleased since the films screened back in the day! 16 tracks in all: "Stasera Mi Butto" by Gianfranco Riverberi, "Amore Formula 2" by Guycen, "Nell'Anno Della Luna" by Gino Conte, "Lovemaker" by Armando Trovajoli, "Nude Calde E Pure" by Piero Piccioni, "Un Posto Ideale Per Uccidere" by Bruno Lauzi, "Le Belve" by Nico Fidenco, "Femmina" by Carlo Savina, LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies – and includes the complete album on CD!)

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✨✧ VariousBossa Nova & The Rise Of Brazilian Music In The 60s ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of 60s Bossa Nova – beautiful recordings, many from the heart of the 60s, all of which capture the sounds and styles of the era and rank among the most massively influential Brazilian music of the period – featuring Elis Regina, Jorge Ben, Tamba Trio, Edu Lobo, Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes, Elizete Cardoso and many more! Soul Jazz Records and compiler Stuart Baker set out to make this a definitive bossa compilation and they pretty much nail it! Made as the listening counterpart to the stellar book of album cover art, compiled by Baker and Gilles Peterson. As essential of a compilation as ever released by our friends at Soul Jazz, which is really saying something, because they always raise the bar! Disc one includes "Roda" by Elis Regina, "Inverno" by Roberto Menescal, "Berimbau" by Drival Caymmi, "Mas, Que Nada!" by Tamba Trio, "Viramundo" by Gilberto Gil, "Adriana" by Edu Lobo, "Lalari-Olala" by Jorge Ben and more. Disc two includes "E De Lei" by Elizete Cardoso, "O Morro Nao Tem Vez" by Antonio Carlos Jobim, "Samba Blim" by Tamba 4, "Tres Pontas" by Milton Nasciemento, "Canto De Xango" by Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes, "Carcara" by Zelia Barbosa, "Maria Moita" by Marilia Medalha and more. 34 tracks on 2CDs and includes a great 70+ page booklet of notes & photos. CD
(Includes original slipcase and book!)

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✨✧ VariousNouvelle Vague 2 – Pop, Mambo, Cha Cha, Jazz, & Bossa Nova With A French Touch (with download) ... LP
We Want Sounds (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A cool portrait of Paris in the late 50s/early 60s years of the new wave – served up here in a collection of music from soundtracks, jazz albums, and lots of French vocal treasures from the time! The grooves definitely run the gamut of styles promised in the title – with an especially strong focus on the way that Latin rhythms really came into the Parisian modes of music, and helped create fresh instrumental interplay that opened the doors to a new variety of vocal expression too! The set list is great – and mixes favorites from the films of Truffaut, Goddard, and others with even more obscure French records of the time – and this second volume features tracks that include "Quand Elle Danse" by Dario Moreno, "Sidonie" by Brigitte Bardot, "Roland Reve" by Michel Legrand, "Chanson De Lola" by Jacqueline Dano, "Charlie" by Georges Delerue, "New York Herald Tribune" by Martial Solal, "Sans Toi" by Corinne Marchand, "Tout L'Amour" by Dalida, "A La Colette" by Christiane Legrand, "Tout Doucement" by Les Blue Stars, "Ting Toung" by Sacha Distel, "Jolie Mome" by Leo Ferre, and "Je Bois" by Boris Vian. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousBossa Nova – E Sal E Sol E Sul ... CD
Albatroz (Brazil), 2000. Used ... Out Of Stock
New recordings of bossa classics – done in a sparkling modern style, but still with a relatively classic groove. Roberto Menescal arranged most of the tracks, and also plays guitar on many numbers – and performers include Marcos Valle, Claudette Soares, Leny Andrade, Cladia Telles, Tito Madi, Os Cariocas, and Carlos Lyra. Includes "Samba De Aviao", "Pode Ir", "Samba De Verao", "Nos E O Mar", "O Barquihno", "Chega De Saudade", and "Lobo Bobo". Nice stuff, and kind of in the Lumiar vein. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jongo TrioJongo Trio (1972) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1972. New Copy ... $3.99
The rare second album by the Jongo Trio – a fantastic bossa group who mixed together vocals and keyboards with stunning magic! The trio's approach is similar to that of the more famous Tamba Trio – in that the three members groove on keyboards, bass, and percussion – while also harmonizing vocals in a soaring, airy style that really adds a lot to the set. This album's got the group using a bit of organ and electric piano in addition to their usual acoustic keys – making for a bossa style that's slightly electrified, with great results on the album's overall sound. The set includes a really great uptempo version of "Aguas De Marco", plus the tracks "Alo Feveiro", "Quem Vem La", "Cavaleiro De Aruanda", "Sandalia De Prata", "Bate Barriga", "Feitinha P'Ro Poeta", and "Duas Contas". CD
(These CDs are copy controlled.)

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O QuartetoAntologia Da Bossa Nova – 20 Anos Depois ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1977. Very Good+ ... $28.99
A beautiful album of jazzy vocal tracks with a definite bossa feel, recorded by the group O Quarteto – a harmony group whose style is very reminiscent of earlier Brazilian ones – like Os Cariocas and The Tamba Trio! The record's a sparkling batch of bossa tracks, produced with an electric groove that's sort of similar to some of the late 70s MPS material – with soaring harmonies, warm keyboards, and a killer mellow jazzy groove – the kind of sound that was probably overlooked at the time, but which really sounds great all these years later! Titles include "Ceu E Mar", "Vo Ceitar E Rolar", "Desafinado", "Moca Flor", "Preciso Aprender A Ser So", and "O Barquinho". Very nice, and one not to pass up! LP, Vinyl record album

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OrlandivoBossa Samba E Balanco (A Chave Do Successo/Orlann Divo/Samba Em Paralelo) (3CD set) ... CD
Musidisc/Discobertas (Brazil), Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $39.99
A trio of classic albums from Brazilian singer Orlandivo – all presented with original artwork too! First up is A Chave Do Successo – the first album ever by samba singer Orlandivo, a great talent who had a knack for blending samba, bossa, jazz, and a bit of soul – surfacing here with a sound that's quite different than most other singers of his generation! The record features organ by the great Ed Lincoln, grooving around in a tightly percussive bossa-inflected style – and the record is every bit as fresh and sparkling as the cover makes you think! Titles include "Onde Anda O Meu Amor", "Vem Pro Samba", "Chavinha", "Samba Toff", "Dias De Verao", "Sambadinho", "Saudade Doi Demais", "Amor Vai E Vem", and "Frajola E Piu Piu". Next is the self-titled Orlann Divo – warm bossa grooves – and the second album by Orlandivo, billed here on the cover as Orlann Divo! The album's a great batch of instrumentals – jazzy, with a mix of percussion, bass, and organ that's quite different from the usual bossa album of its type – much more expansive, and much more chance-taking. The use of organ is incredible – really weird at times, pushing the sonic qualities of the instrument in ways that you'd never hear on a Walter Wanderley album from the same time – and the nature of the tunes is great too, and really pushes past the usual batch of bossa covers and standards to come up with some great off-kilter styles. Features work by Ed Lincoln, Rubens Bassini, and Waltel Branco – and titles include "Samba No Japao", "Zezinho", "Amor Quadradinho", "Afim De Voce", "Vira Lata", "Somos Tres", "Saudade Em Seu Lugar", "Faz De Conta", and "Brincando De Samba". Last up is Samba Em Paralelo – a cool batch of jazzy tunes that's got a really fresh sound! The album's got the feel of a bossa session, but the instrumentation is a bit off-kilter – in a really cool way, especially on the way that vibes are used next to the vocals. Most tracks have a lively samba groove – and titles include "Paralelo", "Entrou No Samba", "Deixa O Vento Levar", "Na Roda Do Samba", "E Samba", and "Voce E Paz". This is a huge treat to see reissued so beautifully – and the sound is as crisp and alive as can be on CD. A stunner! CD

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Samba TrioSamba Pra Frente ... CD
Paladium/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the more obscure bossa jazz sets of the 60s – played by the lively little Samba Trio, a group who definitely live up to their name! Don't mix these guys up with the early 80s combo from Europe – as this group plays with a hard-edge groove that's heavy on romping piano lines and snapping snare – in a mode that's like more famous 60s recordings from Brazilian groups like Milton Banana Trio or Tamba Trio! And like the latter, they also harmonize a bit with their instrumentation – not on every track, but at key moments that really give the record a wonderfully moody sound. Plus, their sense of color and tone is wonderful – extremely evocative, doing a heck of a lot with just a little – in the true bossa spirit! Titles include "Arrasto", "Nana", "So Tinha De Ser Com Voce", "Canto De Ossanha", "Preciso Aprender A Ser So", "Noa Noa", and "Reza". CD

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Tenorio JrEmbalo ... CD
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A set that's maybe one of the greatest bossa jazz albums of all time – and a fantastic homegrown Brazilian effort that's quite different from the more commercial American bossa albums of the 60s! Tenorio Jr isn't just a hell of a pianist, he's a great writer and arranger too – one who's got an amazing ear for color and tone, balanced out with some completely sublime grooves – not smooth coffee shop bossa nova, but instead the harder sort of rhythms that were cooked up by the best combos in Brazil! The tunes are as warm and soulful as they are tight and angular – a perfect summation of the bossa jazz idiom at its truest expression – and the writing is fantastic throughout, with original songs that really provide a fresh change from some of the too-played hits of the generation. Instrumentation includes trombone from Raul De Souza, drums from Milton Banana, tenor from Meirelles, and alto sax from Paulo Moura – on titles that include the classic groover "Nebulosa", plus the tracks "Clouds", "Nectar", "Embalo", and "Estou Nessa Agora". A delight through and through – and one we never tire of! CD
Also available Embalo ... LP 20.99

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Tenorio JrEmbalo ... LP
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
A set that's maybe one of the greatest bossa jazz albums of all time – and a fantastic homegrown Brazilian effort that's quite different from the more commercial American bossa albums of the 60s! Tenorio Jr isn't just a hell of a pianist, he's a great writer and arranger too – one who's got an amazing ear for color and tone, balanced out with some completely sublime grooves – not smooth coffee shop bossa nova, but instead the harder sort of rhythms that were cooked up by the best combos in Brazil! The tunes are as warm and soulful as they are tight and angular – a perfect summation of the bossa jazz idiom at its truest expression – and the writing is fantastic throughout, with original songs that really provide a fresh change from some of the too-played hits of the generation. Instrumentation includes trombone from Raul De Souza, drums from Milton Banana, tenor from Meirelles, and alto sax from Paulo Moura – on titles that include the classic groover "Nebulosa", plus the tracks "Clouds", "Nectar", "Embalo", and "Estou Nessa Agora". A delight through and through – and one we never tire of! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Embalo ... CD 10.99

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Luiz Carlos VinhasUm Piano Com Bossa ... CD
CID (Brazil), 1999. Used ... $1.99
Surprisingly nice set of bossa material, recorded in a live setting by this famous pianist who was once the leader of the group Bossa Tres. The recording features a small trio format, augmented by vocals on some tracks by the little-known Silvana, a decent enough cocktail-type vocalist. Titles include "The Man I Love", "Asa Branca", "Samba Do Aviao", "Chega De Saudade", and "Estamos Ai". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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