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Bossa RioBossa Rio ... CD
A&M/Rev-Ola (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99
A groovy bossa gem from the glory days of A&M Records – an ultra-hip group recorded with production by Sergio Mendes! The feel here is a lot like that of Brasil 66 – bossa rhythms, sunny CA instrumentation, and lovely female vocals – in this case sung singularly, by the lovely Gracinha Leporace – aka Mrs Mendes! Instrumentation is arguably even better than on Brasil 66 records – with wonderfully groovy organ lines from Manfredo Fest, who plays Lowrey organ instead of the usual Hammond. A really essential slice of bossa nova – and a record we'd never part with! Filled with wonderful tunes that include "Gentle Rain", "Up Up & Away", "Wave", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", "Cacao do Sal", "Veleiro", "Saiupa", and "Nana". CD

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✨✧ Bossa RioBossa Rio ... LP
A&M, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A groovy bossa gem from the glory days of A&M Records – an ultra-hip group recorded with production by Sergio Mendes! The feel here is a lot like that of Brasil 66 – bossa rhythms, sunny CA instrumentation, and lovely female vocals – in this case sung singularly, by the lovely Gracinha Leporace – aka Mrs Mendes! Instrumentation is arguably even better than on Brasil 66 records – with wonderfully groovy organ lines from Manfredo Fest, who plays Lowrey organ instead of the usual Hammond. A really essential slice of bossa nova – and a record we'd never part with! Filled with wonderful tunes that include "Gentle Rain", "Up Up & Away", "Wave", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", "Cacao do Sal", "Veleiro", "Saiupa", and "Nana". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bossa RioAlegria! (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Blue Thumb/Bomba (Japan), Early 70s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An incredibly groovy record – and one of two rare sides cut by Bossa Rio – a short-lived vocal group handled by Sergio Mendes! The sound here is kind of an extension of Sergio's work with Brasil 66 – but Bossa Rio have deeper chops vocally, with both male and female singers – and stretch out nicely with a funky samba sound that includes a lot of Lowry organ from Manfredo Fest! Mike Wofford handled the arrangements, and set the group up in a mix of west coast jazz and electric Brazilian rhythms that's totally great – a warm extension of the 60s bossa vocal mode, hipped up slightly for the LA scene! The set includes covers of two great Jorge Ben cuts –"Zazueira" and "Que Pena" – plus great versions of "Girl Talk", "Eleanor Rigby", "Open Your Arms", "Blackbird", and "Spinning Wheel". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Cannonball Adderley with Bossa Rio SextetCannonball's Bossa Nova ... CD
Capitol/Riverside, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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Cannonball AdderleyWalk Tall (aka 74 Miles Away/ Walk Tall)/Quiet Nights ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
An excellent two-fer, released in the 70s and pulling together two of our favorite Cannonball LPs for Capitol! The first of side of the set is Walk Tall/74 Miles Away – a classic album recorded during the time when Capitol was making a mint off of Cannonball's funky soul jazz riffing – and one of the early efforts he did with David Axelrod at the helm! Once again, keyboardist Joe Zawinul's penned the big tracks on the album, including the 2 title hits – "Walk Tall" and "74 Miles Away". The latter is the best groove, and has a lot of room for a nice long solo workout by Cannon, Nat, and Joe! The second LP's of one of the 2 great albums that Cannonball cut with Sergio Mendes. This one was recorded in New York, and features Cannonball's sharp funky alto fronting Sergio's cool Bossa Rio sextet. Unlike Brasil 66, the Bossa Rio sextet was an all-instrumental combo, led by Mendes' firey piano, which makes a good mix for Adderley's soul jazz groove. Tracks include "Clouds", "Groovy Samba", "Joyce's Samba", and "Sambop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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Luiz Bonfa/Eumir DeodatoGentle Rain ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A dreamy little soundtrack to this lesser-known film – but a real bossa classic from the 60s, featuring original tunes by Luiz Bonfa and orchestrations by Deodato! The sound of the set is really wonderful – sometimes fragile, sometimes full – with a juxtaposition that beautifully links American soundtrack modes of the 60s and some of the bossa innovations associated with Bonfa and Deodato. Deodato's orchestrations are possibly the best side of the set – often light and airy with a similar approach to his Os Gatos work – but served up here in shorter snippets that allow a lot of variation on color and theme throughout the record. Album includes classic readings of "The Gentle Rain", "O Ganso", and "Non Stop To Brazil" – plus the tracks "Judy's Story", "Please Help Me One More Time", "Copa Beach", "It's Tempting", "Saturday In Rio", and "Across A Table". CD

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BossacucanovaUma Batida Diferente ... CD
Six Degrees, 2004. Used ... $4.99
You gotta hand it to these guys – releasing 2 albums at nearly the same time, yet somehow managing to come across sounding nice and fresh! Unlike the Ipanema Lounge album (issued weeks before this one), Uma Batida Diferente has a style that's much more in keeping with the group's earlier sessions for Six Degrees – an updating of classic bossa styles through clever use of modern rhythms and electronics – in a mode that really respects its roots, yet still offers up something new. As part of the old/new diad that drives the group, they're working here with classic bossa talents Marcos Valle, Orlandivo, and Roberto Menescal (father of one of the group's members) – plus more current artists Celso Fonseca and Zuco 103. Titles include "Bom Dia Rio", "Samba Da Minha Terra", "Previsao", "Queria", "Just A Samba", "Bonita", and "Vai Levando". CD
(Out of print.)

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Pierre CavalliUna Vitamina Faz Favor ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
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

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Stan Getz & Charlie ByrdJazz Samba/Jazz Samba Encore ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $5.99 18.98
A pair of bossa classics – back to back on a single CD! The first Jazz Samba set is one of those records that no home should be without – not only a pivotal album in the growth of bossa nova in the 60s – but a set that also really helped set the career of tenorist Stan Getz on fire! The real credit here might almost go to guitarist Charlie Byrd – as Byrd was a big early proponent of bossa nova rhythms, and had already been experimenting with them on his records of the time – yet also gets a key extra "umph" here in the presence of Stan's tenor – a bold, rich, soulful sound that really helps give the music a lot of direction – in ways that still resonate strongly all these many years later! Getz is completely sublime – a master of tone and timing throughout – and perfectly fit to these tunes. Rhythms are mostly from Byrd's trio, augmented with some extra percussion – and titles include the classic "Desafinado", plus "E Luxo So", "Samba Dees Days", "Samba Triste", "O Pato", "Samba De Uma Nota So", and "Baia". Jazz Samba Encore is hardly an "encore" of the first Stan Getz Jazz Samba album – as this set's got a slightly different feel, and lots of great elements that make it really unique! This time around, Brazilian musician Luiz Bonfa is on guitar – already a skilled proponent of the bossa by the time of the record, and arguably one of the few who really got it going back home in Rio. Stan's tenor sounds wonderful – as carefully and soufully blown as on the first set, but also with some new colors and tones too. Bonfa's wife Maria Toledo sings a bit on the record – hinting at Stan's work to come with Astrud Gilberto (this album was cut right before the Getz/Gilberto collaboration) – and the record also features added work on piano and guitar from the great Antonio Carlos Jobim – more than enough proof that the album's got a pure bossa pedigree! Titles include "Menina Flor", "Ebony Samba", "Saudade Vem Correndo", "Sambalero", "Samba De Duas Notas", and "Mania De Maria". CD
Also available Jazz Samba ... LP 14.99

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Stan Getz & Luiz BonfaJazz Samba Encore! ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good- Gatefold ... $11.99
Hardly an "encore" of the first Stan Getz Jazz Samba album – as this set's got a slightly different feel, and lots of great elements that make it really unique! This time around, Brazilian musician Luiz Bonfa is on guitar – already a skilled proponent of the bossa by the time of the record, and arguably one of the few who really got it going back home in Rio. Stan's tenor sounds wonderful – as carefully and soufully blown as on the first set, but also with some new colors and tones too. Bonfa's wife Maria Toledo sings a bit on the record – hinting at Stan's work to come with Astrud Gilberto (this album was cut right before the Getz/Gilberto collaboration) – and the record also features added work on piano and guitar from the great Antonio Carlos Jobim – more than enough proof that the album's got a pure bossa pedigree! Titles include "Menina Flor", "Ebony Samba", "Saudade Vem Correndo", "Sambalero", "Samba De Duas Notas", and "Mania De Maria". LP, Vinyl record album

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Nico Gomez & His OrchestraAquarela/Rio ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $7.99
One of our favorite tracks ever from the great Nico Gomez – a tune that begins with pounding piano in a bossa-styled groove, then features female chorus vocals rising with the rhythms – all with a warm style that's really wonderful throughout! "Rio" is great too – equally funky, with a strong mix of piano and percussion in subtle drama and a straightforward groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Seu JorgeCarolina ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
A HUGE batch of samba-soul grooves from Seu Jorge! Jorge previously knocked around Brazil as a member of the late 90s pop group Farofa Carioca, but his first solo outing is a massive step forward into the upper echelon of the Brazilian scene! Like the best of his contemporaries, Jorge uses the rich history of samba and bossa as a springboard – but it's the pronounced contemporary qualities, such as production and mix work by Beastie Boy producer Mario Caldato – that push Carolina way over the top and make it much more than a genre exercise! The title track echoes the earlier work of Jorge Ben, who actually pens the reggae-inflected tune "Em Nagoya Eu Vi Eriko", and the tracks "Mangueira" and "O Samba Tai" have the classic samba groove and crisp background vocals that would sound right in place on Tom Ze's Se O Caso E Chorar. "Hagua" has a deep reggae thump, and nearly everything here has kind of a 70s soul feel thanks to some bright, almost Kool & The Gang-like horn arrangements! The group includes Azymuth drummer Mamao, Paulinho Black on bass, Banda Black Rio's William Magalhaes on keyboards, and Josimar Monteiro on violin. Another great new solo artist from Brazil, and one that we expect amazing things from in the years to come! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Le Trio CamaraLe Trio Camara ... CD
Saravah/Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Bossa jazz from the French scene of the 60s – an ultra-hip album issued on the legendary Saravah Records label – and one that's one of the best illustrations of the label's way of blending together jazz and other global styles! The group here is a trio, with Fernando Martins on some wonderfully bold piano – working with bassist Edson Lobo and drummer Nelson Serra – in a groove that's rooted in older Rio bossa jazz modes, but also has a slightly more powerful quality, too – that special sort of late 60s flowering that Brazilian music had when it hit the very receptive European scene. The trio have a nice rolling sound that might be compared to some of the MPS jazz/Brazilian crossover sessions – and titles include "Upa Neguinho", "Nascente", "Bia", "Noa Noa", "Samba Novo", "Berimbau", "Nao Tem Solucao", and "Muito A Vontade". CD

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Piero UmilianiFischiando In Beat (with bonus CD) ... LP
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
We're not entirely sure what "fischiando" means, but we can definitely testify that the album lives up to the "beat" in its title – those kind of groovy, mod tunes we love so much in Italian 60s soundtracks from the great Piero Umiliani! This set's even more obscure than most of those records, though – done for the tiny Omicron sound library, as part of Piero's Sound Workshop series – with a nice mix of jazzy instrumentation on horns, plus a sweet range of keyboards that include Fender Rhodes, Hammond, and even a bit of spinet! Some tunes have bossa rhythms, others are more 60s mod – and the record also features a few sweet bits of whistling and acoustic guitar as well – although the main focus seems to come from the horns and keyboards. Titles include "Yes OK", "Autostop Per Rio", "Fischiando In Beat", "Tokio Blues", "Go Go Go", "Sono Un NJostalgico", and "Samba Mah Na", a great remake of one of Umiliani's famous themes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of full album!)

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Paul WinterJazz Meets The Bossa Nova ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good ... $1.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye mono pressing. Cover has a partially split top and bottom seam.)

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VariousBrazilian Boogie Connection – From Rio To Sao Paulo 1976 to 1983 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Think Brazil only gave the world bossa nova and samba? Think again – because this set is a great example of the nation's rich legacy of soul music – especially the kind of upbeat, hard-grooving styles that still stay strong on today's global dancefloors! The groundbreaking collection is a wonderful batch of rare club, disco, and boogie tracks from the Brazilian scene of the late 70s and early 80s – music that's not just a copycat of American dancefloor styles, but often a unique hybrid of funk and regional Brazilian styles – blended together with top-shelf studio perfection, and served up with loads of jazzy touches in the instrumentation. The grooves here are razor-sharp throughout – and many tracks may well blow away better-known US cuts from the time – and the set does a good job of mixing a few longtime standards with some fresher tunes that really keep things interesting! Titles include "Relax" by Painel De Controle, "Funk Funk La" by Robson Robson, "Nao Va" by Tim Maia, "A Paraibo Nao E Chicago" by Marcos Valle, "Saiba Ser Feliz" by Tarantulas, "Rio Babilonia" by Jorge Ben, "O Amigo De Nova York" by Emilio Santiago, "Expresso Madureira" by Banda Black Rio, "Olhos Coloridos" by Sandra Sa, "Aleluia" by Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti, and "Central Do Brasil" by Cassiano. CD
Also available Brazilian Boogie Connection – From Rio To Sao Paulo 1976 to 1983 ... LP 24.99

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VariousBrazilian Boogie Connection – From Rio To Sao Paulo 1976 to 1983 ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LPs Gatefold ... $24.99
Think Brazil only gave the world bossa nova and samba? Think again – because this set is a great example of the nation's rich legacy of soul music – especially the kind of upbeat, hard-grooving styles that still stay strong on today's global dancefloors! The groundbreaking collection is a wonderful batch of rare club, disco, and boogie tracks from the Brazilian scene of the late 70s and early 80s – music that's not just a copycat of American dancefloor styles, but often a unique hybrid of funk and regional Brazilian styles – blended together with top-shelf studio perfection, and served up with loads of jazzy touches in the instrumentation. The grooves here are razor-sharp throughout – and many tracks may well blow away better-known US cuts from the time – and the set does a good job of mixing a few longtime standards with some fresher tunes that really keep things interesting! Titles include "Relax" by Painel De Controle, "Funk Funk La" by Robson Robson, "Nao Va" by Tim Maia, "A Paraibo Nao E Chicago" by Marcos Valle, "Saiba Ser Feliz" by Tarantulas, "Rio Babilonia" by Jorge Ben, "O Amigo De Nova York" by Emilio Santiago, "Expresso Madureira" by Banda Black Rio, "Olhos Coloridos" by Sandra Sa, "Aleluia" by Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti, and "Central Do Brasil" by Cassiano. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Brazilian Boogie Connection – From Rio To Sao Paulo 1976 to 1983 ... CD 14.99

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VariousCafe Apres Midi Olive ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2000. New Copy ... About February 5, 2016
A fantastic blend of groovy tunes and bossa gems – and great all the way through! This one digs through gleaming Universal catalog of 60s and 70s goodies, pulling together tunes from Brazil, Europe, and the US into one swirling blend of great tunes, all selected with the high level of care that we've come to expect from this essential series! Titles include "Stormy" by The Third Wave, "Like To Get To Know You" by Spanky & Our Gang, "Day By Day" by Bossa Rio, "Flash Back" by Nara Leao, "Taxi Driver" by Joyce, "Bridges" by Milton Nascimento, "Troublemaker" by John Cameron, "California Soul" by Wilson Das Neves, "Eso Beso" by Georgie Fame, "Sunny" by Oscar Peterson, "Who Needs You" by Claudine Longet, "Whisper Not" by Knut Kiesswetter Train, and "Chansons Des Jumelles" by Michel Legrand. CD

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✨✧ DVDSaravah – A Film By Pierre Barouh (DVD) ... DVD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1969. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Piero UmilianiFischiando In Beat ... CD
Omicron/Schema (Italy), 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
We're not entirely sure what "fischiando" means, but we can definitely testify that the album lives up to the "beat" in its title – those kind of groovy, mod tunes we love so much in Italian 60s soundtracks from the great Piero Umiliani! This set's even more obscure than most of those records, though – done for the tiny Omicron sound library, as part of Piero's Sound Workshop series – with a nice mix of jazzy instrumentation on horns, plus a sweet range of keyboards that include Fender Rhodes, Hammond, and even a bit of spinet! Some tunes have bossa rhythms, others are more 60s mod – and the record also features a few sweet bits of whistling and acoustic guitar as well – although the main focus seems to come from the horns and keyboards. Titles include "Yes OK", "Autostop Per Rio", "Fischiando In Beat", "Tokio Blues", "Go Go Go", "Sono Un NJostalgico", and "Samba Mah Na", a great remake of one of Umiliani's famous themes! CD
Also available Fischiando In Beat (with bonus CD) ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Luis Bacalov (Luiz Enriquez)L'Amica (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Friends From RioFriends From Rio ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great LP of Brazilian fusion put together and produced by Joe Davis, the man behind the Blue Brazil compilation. Recorded in Rio recently, this LP features some great players like Marcos Valle (his first recording in years), Raul De Souza, and Celia Vaz running through a strong set of Brazilian jazz & MPB classics, like "Os Grillos", "Para Lennon e McCartney", and "Bebe". Nice modern sound, with a tight bossa fusion groove, and production that's very very faithful to the original style of the music. CD

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✨✧ Stan GetzVoices ... LP
Verve, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazingly seductive album from Stan Getz! The record features Getz's tenor blowing breezily away, amidst sophisticated arrangements with touches of dark easy scoring, post-bossa Brazilian writing, and early CTI production. Claus Ogerman arranged the whole set, and the overall feel is very similar to From The Hot Afternoon, which has Paul Desmond blowing in a similar style to arrangements by Don Sebesky. The core group features some hip players – like Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, and Ron Carter – and the larger backing has the "voices" you'd guess from the title. Tracks include "Once", "Darling Joe", "Midnight Samba", "Little Rio", "Infinidad", and "Where Flamingo's Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a partially split top seam.)

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✨✧ Seu JorgeCarolina ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2002. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A HUGE batch of samba-soul grooves from Seu Jorge! Jorge previously knocked around Brazil as a member of the late 90s pop group Farofa Carioca, but his first solo outing is a massive step forward into the upper echelon of the Brazilian scene! Like the best of his contemporaries, Jorge uses the rich history of samba and bossa as a springboard – but it's the pronounced contemporary qualities, such as production and mix work by Beastie Boy producer Mario Caldato – that push Carolina way over the top and make it much more than a genre exercise! The title track echoes the earlier work of Jorge Ben, who actually pens the reggae-inflected tune "Em Nagoya Eu Vi Eriko", and the tracks "Mangueira" and "O Samba Tai" have the classic samba groove and crisp background vocals that would sound right in place on Tom Ze's Se O Caso E Chorar. "Hagua" has a deep reggae thump, and nearly everything here has kind of a 70s soul feel thanks to some bright, almost Kool & The Gang-like horn arrangements! The group includes Azymuth drummer Mamao, Paulinho Black on bass, Banda Black Rio's William Magalhaes on keyboards, and Josimar Monteiro on violin. Another great new solo artist from Brazil, and one that we expect amazing things from in the years to come! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Carolina ... LP 22.99
 
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Pepper AdamsLive In Europe (with bonus track) ... CD
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
East Wind (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Milton Banana TrioSamba E Isso ... LP
RCA (Brazil), 1977. Good+ ... $9.99
70's electric bossa grooves from the great bossa nova drummer Milton Banana! Milton's trio here has a bit of a fusiony sound, and they're augmented occasionally by some backing vocals, for a nice sweet soulful sound. Most of the tracks are medleys of older bossa tunes, played together in a tight crackling way. Titles include "Deus Tem Mais Pra Dar", "Conto Ate Dez", "O Surdo", "Te Segura", "Fuzue", and "Cavaqhinho Camarada". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a cut corner.)

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Bossa IVFuga Azzurri ... CD
Old Lane Sign, 2015. New Copy ... $1.99
Nope, not a bossa project at all, but one of the finest DIY rock albums we've seen bubble up from the Chicago underground in years! Bossa IV is the work of one Matthew McGarry, a guy with a tremedous knack for melodies, and airing them over raw guitar, bass, drums and occasional keys – showing a love for 60s garage, late 70s punkish power pop, and the best basement rock of the 80s to today. Assertively tuneful, distinctively strong stuff! Hard to believe it's a one man band, recorded with Garageband software and a few microphones, making it all the more impressive! Titles include "Grounded", "Run Dry", "Pity", "Cabrio", "Fotograf", "You Won't" "Too Many Voices", "Off Key (Tosca)" and more. 10 tracks in all. CD
(Comes in a great, artist-assembled DIY cardboard sleeve, too!)

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Braen's MachineTemi Ritmici E Dinamici ... CD
Liuto Records/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Maybe the coolest and grooviest music we've heard from the obscure Braen's Machine sound library project from early 70s Italy – a record that's less tripped out than its predecessors, and instead has this great style that's heavy on bossa elements and funky jazz! The vibe's a bit like the best Italian soundtracks of the period – especially work by Morricone or Trovajoli – and the group still apparently features contributions from Alessandro Alessandroni, working with Piero Umiliani – which gives the whole thing a very strong soundtrack pedigree! Instrumentation includes some mighty nice keyboards – both Hammond and electric piano – and lots of great production on familiar instruments, which can give things like a snare drum a very odd crackle, or a flute this weirdly spacious sound. Titles include "Movimento", "Dinimica", "Gara", "Passeggiata", "Aspetti Grotteschi", "Esercizi Ginnici", "Ritmica Sportiva", and "Rinuncia". CD
Also available Temi Ritmici E Dinamici (with bonus CD) ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Braen's MachineTemi Ritmici E Dinamici (with bonus CD) ... LP
Liuto Records/Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Maybe the coolest and grooviest music we've heard from the obscure Braen's Machine sound library project from early 70s Italy – a record that's less tripped out than its predecessors, and instead has this great style that's heavy on bossa elements and funky jazz! The vibe's a bit like the best Italian soundtracks of the period – especially work by Morricone or Trovajoli – and the group still apparently features contributions from Alessandro Alessandroni, working with Piero Umiliani – which gives the whole thing a very strong soundtrack pedigree! Instrumentation includes some mighty nice keyboards – both Hammond and electric piano – and lots of great production on familiar instruments, which can give things like a snare drum a very odd crackle, or a flute this weirdly spacious sound. Titles include "Movimento", "Dinimica", "Gara", "Passeggiata", "Aspetti Grotteschi", "Esercizi Ginnici", "Ritmica Sportiva", and "Rinuncia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of full album!)
Also available Temi Ritmici E Dinamici ... CD 16.99

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Charlie ByrdLatin Impressions/Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros ... CD
Riverside/Universal (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $8.99
A pair of classics from guitarist Charlie Byrd – back to back on a single CD! First up is Latin Impressions, a set that's more Brazilian than Cuban – and maybe a bit Spanish, too – given the strong use of acoustic guitar from Charlie Byrd! The set's got a laidback, open feel – and Byrd's guitar work is mighty deft, yet without all the frills and flowers of some of the more dramatic, emotive players of the time – a great illustration of the huge shift that the early bossa guitar recordings had at a global level. Byrd was one of the first big American proponents of bossa, and you can definitely hear that influence at work here – amidst additional guitar from Gene Byrd, bass from Keter Betts, and drums from Bill Reichenbach. A few tunes feature Charlie on solo guitar with no backing – and titles include "O Pato", "Homage A Villa Lobos", "Bogota", "Vals", "Samba De Uma Nota So", "Amor Flamengo", and "Azul Tiple". Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros is a landmark, as guitarist Charlie Byrd was one of the first American players to record bossa nova tunes – but although his work with Stan Getz has always been well-documented, some of the titles under his own name can be quite hard to come by. This is one of the best ones that Charlie cut on his own – and it features tight guitar work in a mode that's similar to that used by Baden Powell on his early bossa recordings, augmented by trio rhythms – plus some occasional larger backings by Walter Raim, and some extended group settings that feature Charlie Hampton on alto, Earl Swope on trombone, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion. Tracks include "Ho Ba La La", "Samba Triste", "Yvone", "O Barquinho", "Un Abraco Do Bonfa", and "O Passaro". CD

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Vinicius CantuariaSamba Carioca ... CD
Naive (France), 2010. Used ... $8.99
Warm and wonderful work from Vinicius Cantuaria – a really timeless-sounding set, with all the samba elements you'd hope for from the title! Vinicius still has that great raspy quality in his vocals here, but the sound is nicely mellowed with age – and given a nice jazzy component by the instrumentation, which includes piano from Marcos Valle, Joao Donato, and Brad Mehldau! There's light percussion on most numbers – keeping a gentle bossa spirit alive – and most tunes are originals by Vinicius, with production by Arto Lindsay. Titles include "Fugiu", "Praia Grande", "Berlin", "Vagamente", "Julinha De Botas", and "Orla". CD

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Beth CarvalhoAndanca (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
Early and lovely work from Beth Carvalho – a set that's quite different than her later albums, with much more of a 60s bossa diva sound overall! Arrangements are by Lyrio Panicali and Gaya, and the album's got a warmly flowing groove that's right up there with more familiar sides from the Blue Brazil generation – such as work by Doris Monteiro! The Som 3 combo back up Carvalho on most of the album's tracks – making for some great groovy and jazzy elements – and the Golden Boys join in on harmony vocals on a handful of other tracks too! Titles include "Estrela Do Mar", "Maria Da Vavela", "Sentinela", "Rumo Sul", "Maria Aninha", "Carnaval", "Samba Do Perdao", and "Fechei A Parta". CD features 10 bonus tracks – including "Minie", "Essa Passou", "Meu Tamborim", "Berenice", "So quero Ver", and "Minhas Tardes De Sol". CD

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Conjunto SambacanaConjunto Sambacana Vol 3 ... CD
EMI/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
A really groovy vocal treat – and excellent work from this fab late 60s Brazilian group! Conjunto Sambacana sing in a mixed male/female style that stands with the best of the late 60s Brazilian harmony acts – a strange blend of bossa roots, American pop, and some of the beautifully baroque touches that were streaming through Brazilian music at the time – all handled with a maturity that's different than most of the other acts of their generation. These guys go way way past Brasil 66 – into ambitious territory that reminds us of some of the work of Marcos Valle or Edu Lobo of the same period, with arrangements that have a very similar feel. Titles include "Canto Puro Amor", "A Bela Da Feira", "Por Que", "Em Canto Antigo", "Tarde Azul", "Saudade Nos Olhos", and "A Bela Da Feira". CD

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Conjunto 3DMuito Na Onda (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $9.99
A groovy little group from Brazil – arranged and conducted by Antonio Adolfo! The group's got a really wonderful sound that's part bossa nova, part French 60s pop, and very much in the style of work by Marcos Valle from the late 60s! There's a female lead vocalist who sounds a lot like Valle's old vocal compatriot Anamaria, and most tracks have her singing next to a deeper-voiced male singer – making for a really cool mix of vocals that sounds great next to the album's jazzy small combo instrumentation. There's lots of scatting in the vocals, and tracks are a good mix of Brazilian tunes and global pop standards – with titles that include "Roda", "Partruira Samba", "Un Homme Et Une Femme", "See You In September", "Noite Dose Mascarados", "Canto Ou Fuga", and "Watermelon Man". CD also includes 2 bonus cuts – "Caminhada" and "Reirante". CD

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Gal CostaGal Costa (1969) ... CD
Polygram/Dusty Groove, 1969. New Copy ... $8.99 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) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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Gal CostaGal Costa (1969) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)
Also available Gal Costa (1969) ... CD 8.99

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Lennie Dale with Bossa TresUm Show De Bossa ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
A live bit of bossa vocals from Lennie Dale – recording here with some cooking accompaniment from the Bossa Tres trio! The format is very spontaneous and relaxed – similar to an American live jazz vocal date of the time, but with a bossa groove instead – one that's a perfectly showcase for Dale's lively vocals and strong sense of showmanship – singing here in both English and Portuguese! Luis Carlos Vinhas' piano playing sparkles throughout, and although recorded in a club, the set has all the crystal clarity you'd expect from the Elenco studio sides of the time. Many tunes are done in pot-pourri fashion – shifting easily between themes of a few different tunes – and titles include "No Dollar Bills", "Day In Day Out", "Old Devil Moon", "O Samba Da Minha Terra", "Improvisacao Bossa Tres", "Bim Bom", and "Samba Do Aviao". CD

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DeodatoImpulso! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Equipe/Bomba (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
Incredible early work by Deodato! This record's got the maestro picking up the Hammond organ, and playing with a samba/bossa group – for a sound that's similar to Walter Wanderley's Brazilian recordings, but which have a bit more going on in the instrumental department – thanks to some great work on saxes, trombone, and trumpet! Dom Um Romao and Wilson Das Neves are on drums, and the record's got a firey sound to it that's a perfect complement to the great bossa keyboard lines by Deodato – tightly rhythmic, but also fluid and smooth too. Tracks include "So Por Amor", "Baiaozinho", "Cheers!", "Samba Nova", "Pouca Duracao", "Esperanca", "Ela E Carioca", and "Menina Certinha". CD features 4 bonus tracks too – "Ainda Mais Lindo", "Samba De Verao", "Muito A Vontade", and "Diz Que Fui Por Ai". CD

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DeodatoSamba Nova Concepcao ... CD
Equipe/Bomba (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
Snapping percussion, sweet jazzy organ, and other great instrumentation – all dancing wonderfully together in this early bossa jazz set from Eumir Deodato! The album's got a simple brilliance that's totally great – and a sense of color, tone, and timing that really shows Deodato's skill at arranging – a mode that's sophisticated, but which never fails to groove! The whole thing's quite different than his later famous sides on CTI – and it's proof that even at the start, the maestro had a sound that was unlike anyone else. Players include Tenorio Jr on piano, Jose De Araju Oliveira on tenor, and Jorge Ferreira Da Silva on flute and alto – and titles include "Nana", "Straits Of McClellan", "Amor De Nada", "Garota De Ipanema", "Adriana", and "Samba No Congo". CD

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Art FarmerHomecoming ... LP
Mainstream, 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
One of Art Farmer's hippest albums of the 70s – thanks to some incredible work from the rhythm section! The tracks here are all quite skittish and grooving – not really funky, but flowing with a wonderful sort of energy – and bouncing along on the bottom with more drive than you might expect from Farmer! Art's working here with a group that features Jimmy Heath in the lead on tenor, soprano sax, and flute – but the real stars of the set are almost the core trio of Cedar Walton on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – who are augmented by Mtume and Warren Smith on percussion, both of whom give the record it's amazing sound. Even familiar numbers sound nicely fresh, and Heath himself is at one of his hippest points here – really opening up with lines that we would have never expected a decade before. Titles include include "Cascavelo", "Blue Bossa", "Some Other Time", and "Homecoming". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Tommy FlanaganTommy Flanagan 3 – Montreux 77 ... LP
Pablo/OJC, 1977. Sealed ... $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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Curtis FullerCurtis Fuller Meets Roma Jazz Trio ... CD
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ... $13.99
An overlooked 80s session from trombonist Curtis Fuller – and a great one too – a record that really returns the player to the powerful presence we first loved in his albums of the late 50s and early 60s! Fuller's the leadoff solo instrument throughout – working here with backing from the Roma Trio of Danilo Rea on piano, Enzo Pietropaoli on bass, and Roberto Gatto on drums – all playing with that careful, classic vibe that maybe made the Italian scene in the 80s one of the richest on the continent. Curtis blows boldly, even at mellower moments – often phrasing more like a trumpet than a typical trombonist – and serving up lots of soulful sounds in the process. The set features a sublime reading of "Naima", plus "Blue Bossa", "Afternoon In Paris", "Red's Delights", and "Impressions". CD

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Stan Getz & Charlie ByrdJazz Samba ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
One of those records that no home should be without – not only a pivotal album in the growth of bossa nova in the 60s – but a set that also really helped set the career of tenorist Stan Getz on fire! The real credit here might almost go to guitarist Charlie Byrd – as Byrd was a big early proponent of bossa nova rhythms, and had already been experimenting with them on his records of the time – yet also gets a key extra "umph" here in the presence of Stan's tenor – a bold, rich, soulful sound that really helps give the music a lot of direction – in ways that still resonate strongly all these many years later! Getz is completely sublime – a master of tone and timing throughout – and perfectly fit to these tunes. Rhythms are mostly from Byrd's trio, augmented with some extra percussion – and titles include the classic "Desafinado", plus "E Luxo So", "Samba Dees Days", "Samba Triste", "O Pato", "Samba De Uma Nota So", and "Baia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
Also available Jazz Samba/Jazz Samba Encore ... CD 5.99
 
 
 



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