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New Pery Ribeiro/Bossa RioInternacional (Gemini V En Mexico/Pery/Bossa Rio/Alegria/Bossa Rio Live In Japan/Pery Ribeiro 1971/Pery Ribeiro 1972) (7CD set) ... CD CD format
Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 7CD ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful collection of work from Brazilian singer Pery Ribeiro – and a set that also features some rare material from the Bossa Rio group as well! Pery's a vocalist who was skilled in jazz, and cut some great bossa work in Brazil during the 60s – and this set acts as a great look at this second chapter of his career – when he was reaching out to work in the US as well! As mentioned, the package features albums by Bossa Rio – the really groovy Brazilian vocal group that was somewhere in the territory of Brasil 66, but a bit more balanced with male singers – hence Pery's apperance. The package features the full albums Bossa Rio and Alegria – both of which came out in the US – plus the excellent Bossa Rio Live In Japan, maybe worth the price of the package alone! One other album is the rare Gemini V En Mexico – which has Ribeiro singing live, alongside the great Leny Andrade, with backing by Bossa Tres – and the set also features Pery from 1968, a wonderful album with a deeper feel than usual! And the last two albums in the package are self-titled sets by Pery – a bit more mellow, but still nice. CD
 
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New Laurindo AlmeidaGuitar From Ipanema ... CD CD format
Capitol (Japan), 1964. Used ... $13.99
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". CD

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Nancy AmesSpiced With Brasil ... LP LP format
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Bossa with a great American twist! Nancy Ames was an American pop singer of the 60s – one who did mostly folksy tunes with a light California feel, and who here is coming up with some great bossa nova numbers, set to arrangements by Stu Phillips! The package has all the sunniness of a summer LA afternoon at the beach – with the driving groove of a pop bossa session from Rio. The album's perennial favorite is Nancy's remake of "Mas Que Nada" (done here as "Pow Pow Pow") – but there's loads of other wonderful numbers, and the whole album's great! Titles include "Laia La Daia", "Love's Like Wine", "So Nice", and "A Man & A Woman". As the song says – Pow Pow Pow! Her greatest LP by a mile, too! LP, Vinyl record album
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Luis Bacalov (Luiz Enriquez)L'Amica (plus bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Octave (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $23.99
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". CD also features 9 bonus tracks too! CD

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BossacucanovaOur Kind Of Bossa ... CD CD format
Six Degrees, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
Bossacucanova serve up the kind of bossa they do best – a sweet mix of classic instrumentation and contemporary touches – but they also work here with some great help from a rich array of guest artists, all of whom really help the trio to deepen their sound! The vocalists are especially important – a mix of older and modern singers that includes Wilson Simoninha, Marial Rita, Elza Soares, Emilio Santiago, Cris Delanno, Moska, and Teresa Cristina – working alongside guest instrumentation from Oscar Castro Neves on guitar, David Feldman on piano, and Roberto Menescal on guitar – all players who are really respected by the group, and given plenty of room to shape the tunes. It's been awhile since we've heard from the trio, and the time has really helped them sharpen their sound – and continue to find a way to persist, where so many of their contemporaries have fallen away. Titles include "Adeus America", "Segure Tudo", "Ficar", "Deixa Pra La", "Rio De Inspiracao", "To Voltando", and "Waldomiro Pena". CD

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Pierre CavalliUna Vitamina Faz Favor ... CD CD format
Sonorama (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Sweet bossa-tinged grooves from the 70s – but recorded in Switzerland, not Brazil! Guitarist Pierre Cavalli had plenty of experience with the scene in Brazil during the late 60s – and for these 70s sides, he really tries to recreate the best sounds of Rio from a few years back – but often mixes in some of his own offbeat twists and turns, including some of the hipper undercurrents he picked up while working on recordings for MPS! The tunes are less straight bossa than some great Germanic imagining of bossa nova – with slightly tripping turns from Pierre on his guitar, cool wordless vocals in a few spots, sweet Fender Rhodes, and arrangements from Bruno Spoerri and Angel Gatti that are mighty nice. The set's easily one of the best in Sonorama's reissue series – and titles include "Possarinhos", "Cachaca", "Violao Em Foco", "Pao De Acucar", "Transmissao Mutavel", "Tempo In Tempo", "Tecidos", and "Alegria". CD
Also available Una Vitamina Faz Favor ... LP 16.99

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Pierre CavalliUna Vitamina Faz Favor ... LP LP format
Sonorama (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Sweet bossa-tinged grooves from the 70s – but recorded in Switzerland, not Brazil! Guitarist Pierre Cavalli had plenty of experience with the scene in Brazil during the late 60s – and for these 70s sides, he really tries to recreate the best sounds of Rio from a few years back – but often mixes in some of his own offbeat twists and turns, including some of the hipper undercurrents he picked up while working on recordings for MPS! The tunes are less straight bossa than some great Germanic imagining of bossa nova – with slightly tripping turns from Pierre on his guitar, cool wordless vocals in a few spots, sweet Fender Rhodes, and arrangements from Bruno Spoerri and Angel Gatti that are mighty nice. The set's easily one of the best in Sonorama's reissue series – and titles include "Possarinhos", "Cachaca", "Violao Em Foco", "Pao De Acucar", "Transmissao Mutavel", "Tempo In Tempo", "Tecidos", and "Alegria". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Una Vitamina Faz Favor ... CD 11.99

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Friends From RioFriends From Rio 2014 ... CD CD format
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the best records in years from the mighty Far Out label – and a set that really takes the imprint back to its roots! The name of the record echoes the first Friends From Rio session that launched Far Out almost two decades ago – and like that classic, this one's a collaborative effort between a range of Brazilian and British talents – served up in a style that bridges the gap between older bossa and more contemporary modes! The music is perfect from the ground up – not a cheesy bossa remix project, but a true blend of all the best elements, served up in a rich new style. The project gets key Incognito-style help from Daniel "Venom" Maunick, and a real Azymuth pedigree from Alex Malheiros – and the whole thing features a great range of different singers, including Hyldon, Robertinho Silva, Aleh Ferreira, Ivan Matheus, Denise Pinaud, Sabrina Malheiros, and Carlos Dafe – each wrapped up in a sweet blend of Fender Rhodes, organ, riffing guitar, and sweet jazzy horns. Titles include "So Resta A Porta Se Abrir", "Mas Que Nada", "Garota", "Aguai", "Casino Bangu", "Batucada Bidu", "Anthemia", "Leita De Pedra", and "Mulher Malagueta". CD
Also available Friends From Rio 2014 ... LP 13.99

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Friends From RioFriends From Rio 2014 ... LP LP format
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the best records in years from the mighty Far Out label – and a set that really takes the imprint back to its roots! The name of the record echoes the first Friends From Rio session that launched Far Out almost two decades ago – and like that classic, this one's a collaborative effort between a range of Brazilian and British talents – served up in a style that bridges the gap between older bossa and more contemporary modes! The music is perfect from the ground up – not a cheesy bossa remix project, but a true blend of all the best elements, served up in a rich new style. The project gets key Incognito-style help from Daniel "Venom" Maunick, and a real Azymuth pedigree from Alex Malheiros – and the whole thing features a great range of different singers, including Hyldon, Robertinho Silva, Aleh Ferreira, Ivan Matheus, Denise Pinaud, Sabrina Malheiros, and Carlos Dafe – each wrapped up in a sweet blend of Fender Rhodes, organ, riffing guitar, and sweet jazzy horns. Titles include "So Resta A Porta Se Abrir", "Mas Que Nada", "Garota", "Casino Bangu", "Batucada Bidu", and "Mulher Malagueta". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Friends From Rio 2014 ... CD 16.99

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Gilberto GilGilberto's Samba Ao Vivo ... CD CD format
Sony (Brazil), 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99
A really lovely live performance from Gilberto Gil – and one that follows in the same stripped-down mode as his excellent Gilberto's Samba album! The format here is wonderful – a real return to greatness for Gil, as he plays acoustic guitar and sings, with just a bit of extra backing – at a level that's partially like his spare acoustic work at the start of the 70s, and partly like some of the best Joao Gilberto albums in a similar mode! Given that Gilberto came onto the scene as the bossa years were fading, he only had a bit of this style in his music at the start – but he brings decades of experience and warmth to the performance here – at a level that's far different than any sort of bossa rehash project, and which instead really lets us get to the heart of Gil's music for the first time in years. Moreno Veloso helped with the project, and it's got some nice modern undercurrents similar to his music – and titles include "Gilbertos", "Doralice", "Rio Eu Te Amo", "Rosa Morena", "Eu Sambo Mesmo", "Chiclete Com Banana", "Aquele Abraco", "Meio De Campo", and "Ladeira De Preguica". CD features a bonus track not on the DVD – "E Luxo So". CD
Also available Gilberto's Samba Ao Vivo (DVD) ... DVD 24.99

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Gilberto GilGilberto's Samba Ao Vivo (DVD) ... DVD DVD format
Sony (Brazil), 2014. New Copy ... $24.99
A really lovely live performance from Gilberto Gil – and one that follows in the same stripped-down mode as his excellent Gilberto's Samba album! The format here is wonderful – a real return to greatness for Gil, as he plays acoustic guitar and sings, with just a bit of extra backing – at a level that's partially like his spare acoustic work at the start of the 70s, and partly like some of the best Joao Gilberto albums in a similar mode! Given that Gilberto came onto the scene as the bossa years were fading, he only had a bit of this style in his music at the start – but he brings decades of experience and warmth to the performance here – at a level that's far different than any sort of bossa rehash project, and which instead really lets us get to the heart of Gil's music for the first time in years. Moreno Veloso helped with the project, and it's got some nice modern undercurrents similar to his music – and titles include "Gilbertos", "Doralice", "Rio Eu Te Amo", "Rosa Morena", "Eu Sambo Mesmo", "Chiclete Com Banana", "Aquele Abraco", "Meio De Campo", and "Ladeira De Preguica". DVD features bonus video clips and some other extras too! DVD
(DVD is NTSC coded, All Region.)
Also available Gilberto's Samba Ao Vivo ... CD 22.99

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Gracinha LeporaceGracinha (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Philips/Think (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $32.99
Great early work from singer Gracinha Leporace – a vocalist you might know from her later work in Bossa Rio, or her recordings with husband Sergio Mendes! Even at the start, Gracinha's a hell of a singer – a vocalist who's capable of all the coolness of the bossa era, yet still richly expressive in all the right ways – with a jazzy flourish at times that's perfect for the album's lively backings from Oscar Castro Neves! Instrumentation includes some sweet organ lines with a Walter Wanderley sort of groove – plus other moments that use woodwinds in this really lovely way – almost echoing some of the early Deodato charts. The whole thing's wonderful – a real lost bossa treasure – and titles include "Prece", "Cancao Da Desesperanca", "Ultima Batucada", "Rancho De Ano Novo", "A Saudade Fez Um Samba", "Sem Saida", "Cantiga", and "Em Tempo". CD

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Carlos LyraE No Entanto E Preciso Cantar/Eu & Elas ... CD CD format
Philips (Japan), 1971/1972. New Copy ... $9.99
2 later gems from Carlos Lyra – back to back on one CD! First up is E No Entanto E Preciso Cantar – a wonderful 70s session from bossa legend Lyra, and a set that's got a different sound than some of his earlier work – but one that's still plenty great overall! The mode is a bit more subdued than before – still with bossa at the roots, but also production and instrumentation that nod a bit more towards the singer/songwriter generation of the time – almost with a European feel at time. Roberto Menescal produced, and arrangements by Theo Barros have a slow-building, unassuming quality that's really great. Chico Buarque guests on the groover "Essa Passou", and other titles include "Identidade", "Rio Vermelho", "Primavera", "O Pregoeiro", "Ate Parece", and "I See Me Passing By". Eu & Elas is from a few years later, but equally great – never too full or overdone, with arrangements that still shadow a bit of older bossa orchestrations, but which are a bit more laidback and intimate overall. The sound is incredible, and Lyra's vocals are recorded in that flanged-out way that was used beautifully in Brazil at the time – spread speaker to speaker with a closeness that we really love. Titles include "Elas", "Isabel", "Despedida", "O Amor Mais Triste", and "Nothing Night". CD

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Herbie MannMann & A Woman/Herbie Mann & Joao Gilberto ... CD CD format
Atlantic/Collectables, Mid 60s. Used ... $6.99
2 groovy 60s sides by Herbie – back to back on one CD! A Mann & A Woman is a surprisingly groovy groovy batch of tracks that has Herbie joined by soul singer Tamiko Jones, for a nice set of tracks that have flute and female vocals in the lead. The groove is somewhat pop-bossa, and the album has great versions of "A Man & A Woman", "O Barquinho", "Sunny", and "How Insensitive". Jones is perhaps a bit less soulful than on later recordings, but her mellow moody voice is a perfect accompaniment to Herbie's laidback flute solos. Nice stuff, with arrangements by Melba Liston, Joe Zawinul, and Jimmy Wisner. Herbie Mann & Joao Gilberto is a good record, but with a title that's a bit misleading. Although Herbie and Joao are listed together in the artist credits together for the record, they don't really play together on the record – as did Joao and Stan Getz on their album together. Instead, they trade off tracks of bossa nova material, recorded with Jobim in Rio – Joao's by EMI/Odeon, Herbie's by Atlantic. The set includes a host of great light breezy bossa stuff – like "Amor Em Paz", "O Barquinho", "Bim Bom", "Bolinha De Papel", and "Deve Ser Amor". Not totally over the top, but a very nice batch of breezy bossa tracks with lots of light flute and guitar lines floating around! CD
(Out of print.)

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Sergio MendesEncanto ... CD CD format
Concord, 2008. Used ... $1.99
An all-star effort from Sergio Mendes – one that follows nicely on the comeback energy of his previous Timeless set! Like that one, this album has Mendes dipping heavily into contemporary soul modes – picking up a bit of R&B, bits of hip hop, and bits of a few other styles – then folding them back into music from his Brazilian roots! The blend is almost a 21st Century update of the mix of soul and bossa that Sergio forged in the 70s after his initial Brasil 66 work on these shorts – and the balance struck here is surprisingly strong – possibly even better than the sound of Timeless. Guests include Will I Am, Siedah Garrett, Ledisi, Carlinhos Brown, Vanessa Da Mata, Gracinha Leporace, Natalie Cole, and Lani Hall – and titles include "Catavento", "Morning In Rio", "The Look Of Love", "Dreamer", "Lugar Comum", "Odo-Ya", "Waters Of March", and "Funky Bahia". CD

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Ray MilanMillion Sellers Go Bossa Nova ... LP LP format
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
This is more of a garagey instrumental album than it is a Brazilian one, and Ray Milan and his band The Quarter-Notes play a bunch of groovy little instrumentals that you could dance "The Bossa Nova" to (and by this, we mean the 60's dance, not the musical trend from Rio). LP, Vinyl record album

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Osmar MilitoOsmar Milito E Deixa O Relogio Andar ... CD CD format
Som Livre/Bomba (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful album of post-bossa tunes – done by Osmar Milito in a dreamily floating style that's totally great – almost in the mode of some of Marcos Valle's work from the time! The record features the group Quarteto Forma singing vocals on a number of cuts – but the real charm is from Osmar's arrangements, which mix together piano, horns, and lively rhythms in a complicated way that reminds us of some of the best mix of jazz, soul, and baroque touches that showed up heavily in the Blue Brazil work of the EMI/Odeon crowd! No surprise, the album features great versions of Marcos Valle's "Garra", "To Rio For Love", and "Que Bandeira" – plus good covers of "Cantalope Island", "Rita Jeep", "What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life", "Mudei De Ideia", and "Mercy Mercy Mercy". CD

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Maria RitaMaria Rita ... CD CD format
Warner, 2003. Used ... $1.99
A stunning debut from Maria Rita – the daughter of Elis Regina and Cesar Camargo Mariano, a team responsible for some of the greatest music in Brazil during the 70s! Maria has a sad and sweet voice – a lot like her mother's, and recorded here in a setting that includes light jazz, bossa, and samba touches. Very nice stuff overall, and sure to get her career started on the right foot. Titles include "A Festa", "Agora So Falta Voci", "Menininha Do Portao", "Dos Gardenias", "Veja Bem Meu Bem", "Cupido", "Lavadeira Do Rio", and "Encontros". CD

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Wanda de SahSoftly ... LP LP format
Capitol, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bud Shank & Laurindo AlmeidaBrazilliance Vol 2 ... LP LP format
World Pacific, 1958. Near Mint- ... $14.99
5 years after they made their first set of groundbreaking Braziliany jazz tracks together, Bud Shank and Laurindo Almeida went back into the studio to record another great batch for Pacific Jazz. That second set of sessions is captured here in its entirety, and it features Shank and Almeida playing with the looser rhythm team of Gary Peacock and Chuck Flores on a number of short groovy tracks that clearly had a big influence on the bossa generation. 10 tracks are included in this volume: "Simpatico", "Little Girl Blue", "Mood Antigua", "The Color Of Her Hair", "Carioca Hills", "Choro In A", "Nocturno", "Lonely", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Rio Rhapsody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has wrinkles in the gloss and a sticker on one corner.)

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Tamba TrioMiraculous Tamba Trio (Tempo/Tamba Trio/Avanco) ... CD CD format
Philips/El (Brazil), 1962/1963/1964/1966. New Copy ... $13.99
Nearly 3 albums' worth of music from the legendary Tamba Trio – one of the grooviest groups in the 60s bossa years in Brazil! The trio are quite unique – in that they not only play upbeat bossa rhythms, but also harmonize along with their grooves – in a soaringly sublime quality that really electrifies the tunes! Most of their lyrics are jazzy and somewhat scatted – kind of an added layer of music on top of the core jamming of piano, bass, and drums – and the production on these key 60s sides really helps their sound hit just the right level – a heavenly sound that's occasionally augmented by added percussion, flute, or guitar. The CD is one of the best introductions to their work we've ever seen – as it features material from the 60s albums Tempo, Tamba Trio, and Avanco, plus the rare Brasil Saluda A Mexico single – a whopping 26 tracks in all, with titles that include "Reza", "Tamba", "Batida Diferente", "Influencia Do Jazz", "Nos E O Mar", "O Amor Que Acabou", "Tristeza De Nos Dois", "Negro", "Rio", "Yansa", "Moto Continuo", "Barumba", "Danielle", "Pregao", "Boranda", "Consolacion", and "Morte De Um Deus De Sal". CD
 
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Pepper AdamsLive In Europe (with bonus track) ... CD CD format
Impro (France), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A really great setting for Pepper Adams – a rare European live date that has his baritone sax matched with the mighty talents of the George Arvanitas trio! Arvanitas' piano is always great, but we especially love the rhythm work here by bassist Jacky Samson and drummer Charles Saudrais – two amazing players who help Pepper find a groove on the record that's quite different than usual. The set begins with the 11 minute "Bossa Noveau" – a Brazilian-styled groover that reminds us a lot of the Samson/Saudrais work with Marco Di Marco and Chris Woods – and the same sort of vibe follows on the 17 minute "Min & Maj Blues" too. "Ephemera" and "Body & Soul" are a bit straighter, but totally great – and the CD also features the bonus track "Dear Old Stockholm". CD

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Laurindo AlmeidaConcerto De Aranjuez ... CD CD format
East Wind (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
Guitarist Laurindo Almeida returns to a bit of his roots here – but he also shows off a lot of the jazz experience he's picked up along the way! The album features Almeida working solo on acoustic guitar – although possibly overdubbed alongside himself at times – and while the set begins with the serious title composition, things never get too much in the realm of classical guitar – and instead have Almeida skirting many different styles, including a bit of bossa guitar – and working with this uniquely echoey recording style that makes each note resonate with a richly expressive sound! Titles include "Cool Cat Keeps Coat On", "Holiday For Strings", "Songs From Black Orpheus", "The Summer Knows", and "Star Dust". CD

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Elizeth Cardoso e Zimbo TrioBalancam Na Sucata ... LP LP format
Copacabana (Brazil), 1975. Very Good+ ... $24.99
The Zimbo Trio backs up Elizeth Cardoso on this groovy LP of bossa tracks recorded in a live setting. The set's got a few of those "pot pourri" selections, where the singer runs through a lot of different tunes in a medley – but the best cuts are the straight ones – like "Pra Voce", "Sabia", and "Samba Do Perdao". Plus, the record's got some even better tracks that are instrumentals by Zimbo – like "Ponteio" and "Sentinela". LP, Vinyl record album
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Dorival CaymmiEssential Caymmi – Dorival Caymmi Centenary ... CD CD format
DRG, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A tremendous tribute to 100 years of Dorival Caymmi – the legendary Brazilian singer/songwriter who helped pave the way for bossa nova, Tropicalia, and so many other sounds to come! Unlike the beautiful 90th birthday album for Caymmi, in which he was still alive and able to participate – this set features other artists, including key family members, coming together in rich reworkings of his best compositions – done in a sophisticated blend of older Brazilian modes that's similar to some of the best Biscoito Fino projects in recent years. Mario Adnet put the album together with Dori Caymmi – and the set features performances by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, Nana Caymmi, and Danilo Caymmi – as well as Adnet and Dori – on titles that include "O Que E Que A Baiana Tem", "Saudade Da Bahia", "Sargaco Nar", "Dora", "Vatapa", "Nem Eu", "Samba Da Minha Terra", "A Vizinha Do Lado", and "Cancao Da Partida". CD

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Michael CochraneDiscovery ... CD CD format
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
Wonderfully warm work from the great Michael Cochrane – a pianist we always love, and who also seems to be playing a bit of Fender Rhodes on this album too! The instrument's not credited on the back, but turns up in an excellent version of Denny Zeitlin's "Quiet Now" – which is handled by Cochrane with just the right sort of space and tone to really open up the composition – in a way that's very different from the bolder, more soulful tones the pianist uses throughout the rest of the album. As always with a record from Michael, the original tunes are some of the best – and include "Discovery", "MC's Bossa", "Erie Blues", and "Fantasy" – all the kind of numbers that always have us digging for his records whenever we get the chance. Other tunes include "Oblivion", "Yesterdays", and "Visitation" – and the trio includes Daryl Johns on bass and Steve Johns on drums. CD

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Gal CostaGal Costa (1969) ... CD CD format
Polygram/Dusty Groove, 1969. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
One of the most mindblowing albums ever recorded – anywhere, anytime! This 1969 set stands as one of the greatest records ever cut by Gal Costa – done at the height of the Tropicalia movement, and featuring a sublime mix of styles that really gets the spirit of the movement right. Arrangements are by the legendary Rogerio Duprat – who effortlessly shifts the backings between stark electronics, sweet bossa, gliding strings, jazzy piano, and baroque orchestrations that dance around with a surprising amount of grooves! Tunes include some classics by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Gilberto Gil – served up in amazing new versions by Gal and Duprat! Titles include "Nao Identificado", "Lost in the Paradise", "Que Pena", "Sebastiana", "Namorinho De Portao", "Divino Maravilhoso", and "Deus E O Amor". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)
Also available Gal Costa (1969) ... CD 9.99

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Gal CostaGal Costa (1969) ... CD CD format
Polygram (Brazil), 1969. Used ... $9.99
One of the most mindblowing albums ever recorded – anywhere, anytime! This 1969 set stands as one of the greatest records ever cut by Gal Costa – done at the height of the Tropicalia movement, and featuring a sublime mix of styles that really gets the spirit of the movement right. Arrangements are by the legendary Rogerio Duprat – who effortlessly shifts the backings between stark electronics, sweet bossa, gliding strings, jazzy piano, and baroque orchestrations that dance around with a surprising amount of grooves! Tunes include some classics by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Gilberto Gil – served up in amazing new versions by Gal and Duprat! Titles include "Nao Identificado", "Lost in the Paradise", "Que Pena", "Sebastiana", "Namorinho De Portao", "Divino Maravilhoso", and "Deus E O Amor". CD
(Out of print 90s pressing.)
Also available Gal Costa (1969) ... CD 10.99

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Tommy FlanaganMontreux 77 ... LP LP format
Pablo, 1977. Very Good ... $3.99
A sweet Tommy Flanagan trio date – recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1977, but with a warmth and intimacy that's like catchy Tommy at a small club date! Trio members include Keter Betts on bass and Bobby Durham on drums – but the focus is very strongly on Flanagan's piano – given plenty of space to stretch out, in tones that are awash in rich colors – ringing out beautifully on tunes that include "Barbados", "Blue Bossa", "Woody N You", "Some Other Spring/Easy Living", and "Star Crossed Lovers/Jump For Joy". LP, Vinyl record album
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Celso Fonseca & Ronaldo BastosLiebe Paradiso ... CD CD format
Dubas (Brazil), 2011. Used ... $15.99
Really wonderful music from this sublime Brazilian pair – a duo who just get better and better with each new album, and who really take off here in the context of some beautiful larger arrangements! As with most of the best contemporary sounds we've heard from Brazil in recent years, the style here is beyond category or definition – a subtle, yet complex blend of organic roots, elements of jazz and bossa, and the kind of visionary musical constructions you'd hear in the most sublime 70s landmarks of MPB – but served up here with a gentle approach that somehow makes the whole thing even more marvelous and mystical! Added strings and acoustic instrumentation slide in gracefully, and mix with some slight acoustic bits – and the vocals of Celso Fonseca are a delight throughout. Titles include "Flor Da Noite", "Paradiso", "Candeerio", "Denise Bandeira", "Ela Vai Pro Mar", and "Alma De Pierro". CD
(Out of print.)

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Grant GreenLatin Bit (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $3.99
A wicked session by Grant Green – one that's very different than any of his other Blue Note records! Here, Grant's going for a "Latin bit" – adding in a trio of percussionists to spice up the groove with a bit of bossa rhythms, and some harder jamming styles that feel a lot like those used in some of the better Cal Tjader albums of the time. Willie Bobo's in the group on drums, and the only other accompaniment is piano, bass, and percussion – letting Grant run out nice and long on his solos, on a very hip set of tracks that includes "Tico Tico", "Mama Inez", "Besame Mucho", and "Mambo Inn". CD reissue also includes 3 bonus cuts, not on the original album – "Grenada", "Blues For Juanita", and "Hey There". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Steve GrossmanLive At The Someday Vol 1 ... CD CD format
Mugen/Think (Japan), 1987. New Copy ... $29.99
A great live date from tenor genius Steve Grossman – done at a time when he'd fallen a bit out of the limelight of jazz, but when he was also recording some of his best work in years! Grossman's really full of fire and energy here – spinning out long lines, and blowing with the kind of creative imagination you'd find in Sonny Rollins or John Coltrane at their best! Backing is by a great trio, led by pianist Makoto Terashita – but Grossman is definitely the star attraction here, and his ability to create freely, for extended passages, is really mindblowing. Most tracks are nice and long – and titles include "New York Bossa", "Impressions", "Out Of Nowhere", and "Mr Sandman". CD

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Al JarreauMy Old Friend – Celebrating George Duke ... CD CD format
Concord, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
Al Jarreau pays tribute to the great George Duke – on a set that's got the same sort of collaborative vibe as some of Duke's classics from the 70s and 80s! Al's lead vocals are superb – and they're given some great jazzy touches with production by Stanley Clarke, Boney James, Marcus Miller, and John Burk – a warm gentle glide that not only has that old Jarreau magic hitting perfectly, just like the old days – but which also allows plenty of space for guest work from Gerald Albright, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dr John, and Boney James! Duke himself also makes an appearance on one track – and most tracks are classics by George himself, but given a really fresh update here. Titles include "Someday", "My Old Friend", "Bring Me You", "You Touch My bRain", "Sombossa", "Sweet Baby", "Every Reason To Smile/Wings Of Love", and "Brazilian Love Afair/Up From The Sea It Arose & Ate Rio In One Swift Bite". CD
Also available My Old Friend – Celebrating George Duke ... CD 9.99

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Al JarreauMy Old Friend – Celebrating George Duke ... CD CD format
Concord, 2014. Used ... $9.99
Al Jarreau pays tribute to the great George Duke – on a set that's got the same sort of collaborative vibe as some of Duke's classics from the 70s and 80s! Al's lead vocals are superb – and they're given some great jazzy touches with production by Stanley Clarke, Boney James, Marcus Miller, and John Burk – a warm gentle glide that not only has that old Jarreau magic hitting perfectly, just like the old days – but which also allows plenty of space for guest work from Gerald Albright, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dr John, and Boney James! Duke himself also makes an appearance on one track – and most tracks are classics by George himself, but given a really fresh update here. Titles include "Someday", "My Old Friend", "Bring Me You", "You Touch My bRain", "Sombossa", "Sweet Baby", "Every Reason To Smile/Wings Of Love", and "Brazilian Love Afair/Up From The Sea It Arose & Ate Rio In One Swift Bite". CD
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Also available My Old Friend – Celebrating George Duke ... CD 9.99

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JoyceFeminina ... CD CD format
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
Beauty, pure beauty – one of Joyce's greatest albums – and maybe the first record we'd point to for anyone interested in her music! The set's an incredible blend of vocals, acoustic guitar, and these lightly gentle arrangements – all at this new level of expression that still recognizes Joyce's bossa roots, but really moves beyond with all the sophistication of MPB in the 70s! The sound of the whole thing is wonderful – completely transcendent and mesmerizing right from the start – and Joyce penned most of the tunes and handled the arrangements – with help from Gilson Peranzzetta on a few tracks. Titles include the classic "Feminina", plus "Essa Mulher", "Coracao De Crianca", "Aldeia De Ogum", "Compor", and "Misterios". If you buy just one Joyce album in your life, this might well be it! CD

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Manolo JuarezDe Aqui En Mas (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Trova/Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Really sublime, really unique piano trio work from Manolo Juarez – an obscure 70s session that has a feel that's unlike anything else we can think of! The set was done for the Trova label in Argentina, but it's got echoes of other South American modes throughout – maybe a bit of bossa guitar here, some Chilean flute there, and lots of the modern elements and shadings that a musician like Juarez was absorbing from the best players of the previous generation – both on his continent and the European one. The tunes have this balance of swing and sentiment, modern and folkloric – and the music is filled with a range of deeper, more melancholy moments – juxtaposed with bursts of pure joy. Titles include "La Ultima Palabra", "De Aqui En Mas", "La Loca", "Ya Me Voy Yendo", "La Telesita", and "Cueca De La Vina Nueva". CD

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Manolo JuarezTrio Juarez (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD CD format
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $22.99
A really lovely bit of jazz from Argentine pianist Manolo Juarez – and a set that's completely different both from the usual jazz piano trio album, and from other South American jazz of the time! There's a sense of lyricism that seems inherited from the bossa nova generation in Brazil – but the music isn't bossa at all, and instead has these deep folksy lines on acoustic guitar – used in a style that echoes some of the Spanish modes of the time, but much more laidback. The phrasing, timing, and overall conception is extremely fresh and very fluid – and although Juarez plays an acoustic piano throughout, some of the tones almost feel like they've got a bit of electricity in them as well. Some occasional flute adds in a further lyrical element – and titles include "La Nochera", "Zamba De Usted", "La Tristecita", "Reominos", "Zamba Del Carnaval", and "Nunca Te Olvidamos". CD

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Ramsey Lewis TrioBossa Nova ... LP LP format
Argo, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
One of the most unique albums from Ramsey Lewis' early years at Chess Records – a spare set of bossa groovers that has the Lewis trio with Eldee Young and Redd Holt augmented by added Brazilian percussion and guitar! The sound is spare, sharp, and soulful – and the record's one of the first small combo bossa dates like this in the US – a 1962 effort that even predates most of Verve's better known bossa jazz albums of the 60s, and which matches their groovy energy wonderfully. The record's quite an unusual one for Lewis, and it's further proof that the trio with Young and Holt was an incredibly dynamic outfit! Two tracks on the album – "A Noite Do Meu Bem" and "Cara De Palhacao" – feature vocals, by Carmen Costa and Josef Paulo, respectively – and other tracks are all instrumental, and include "Samba De Orpheus", "O Pato", "Roda Moinho", "Roda Moinho", and "Cancao Para Geralda". LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Argo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear. Back cover paste-on has a small rip.)

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Los BrasiliosBrasilian Beat '67 ... CD CD format
Design/Gear Fab, 1967. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
A very unusual bit of bossa nova – and a record that seems to criss-cross a few different A&M Records modes of the 60s! At one level, the group's got a Brasil 66 feel – since they use a female vocal chorus on some cuts, breezing along with the grooves in a style that's definitely influenced by Sergio Mendes! But at another level, there's more of a Latin influence too – thanks to vibes and marimbas in the instrumentation, played in ways that echo some of A&M's Mexican-inspired groups – yet presented here with a warmer, jazzier feel overall. The blend is really great – especially given the warm production style of the record, and some great use of flute in the instrumentation – and although obviously a copycat sort of album, the whole thing comes out with its own unique flavor in the end! Titles include "Carol's Theme", "Poinciana", "Amorio Ambiguo", "Noche D'Amor", "Ritmo D'Amor", "No Love But Your Love", and "Tijuana Country". CD

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LygiaLygia ... CD CD format
RGE/Bomba (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A dark-tinged set of vocal work from the lovely Lygia – a singer we only know from this rare 60s set for RGE – filled with great arrangements from maestros Gaya and Pocho, as well as bossa jazzers Manfredo Fest and The Zimbo Trio! The album's got a fuller, richer quality than many bossa vocal sets from the time – some of the moodier qualities of Brazilian female vocals from the previous decade, but served up without too much drama or overdone emotion. Lygia's sense of sadness is nicely offset by the lighter touches in some of the backings – a floating flute line, a tinkling piano, and occasional snapping snare to bring in a bit of warmth – and titles include "Quem Ri Melhor", "Historia De Uma Crianca", "Tempo De Sorrir", "So Por Amor", "Joao Ninguem", and "Encontro Com A Saudade". CD

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Mads/MolestoMolesto ... CD CD format
Lion/Repsychled, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Psych garage grooves from Peruvian scene – a killer batch tunes from Lima combo The Mad's – rare late 60s studio numbers for the most part, plus a couple of tunes purportedly cut at Mick Jagger's house in 1971 on the Stones' mobile studio equipment! That actually makes some sense, given the buzzing, "Satisfaction" era swagger of some of the tunes here – but the group ultimately has a gloriously raw, excellent groove of their own! The work nicely in garage psych grooves popular in underground sounds around the world at the time, but some distinctly South American sounds sneak in too. Vocals are in English and tracks include "If You Feel", "Fly Away", "Tumor Bossa", "Birds In My Tree", "Rock & Roll Woman", "Feels Like Love", "Aouh Aouh" and more – plus a couple of earlier bonus tracks, circa '67! CD
(Sleeve is generously packages with a booklet of notes, glossy photo foldout and replica show flyer!)
 
 
 



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