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Cannonball Adderley with Bossa Rio SextetCannonball's Bossa Nova ... CD
Capitol/Riverside, 1962. Used ... $6.99
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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✨✧ Bossa RioBossa Rio ... CD
A&M/Rev-Ola (UK), 1970. New Copy ... About October 2, 2015
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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✨✧ Sergio Mendes & Bossa RioVoce Ainda Nao Ouviu Nada ... CD
Philips/Dubas (Brazil), 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early bossa jazz from Sergio Mendes – recorded with his famous Bossa Rio combo, in the years before he moved to America! The album's a classic in Brazilian jazz – a tight album of bossa-inflected jazz tunes played with razor-sharp precision, handled with a style that went on to influence countless other Brazilian groups at the time. Mendes is in the lead on piano, and other players include Edison Machado on drums, Raul De Souza on trombone, and Hector Costita on tenor sax. The whole thing's great – a masterpiece of both jazz and bossa – and it's filled with classic tunes arranged by Jobim, Moacir Santos, and Sergio himself. Titles include "Nana", "Primitivo", "Desafinado", "Ela E Carioca", "Amor Em Paz", "Noa Noa", and "Neurotico". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cannonball Adderley with Bossa Rio SextetCannonball's Bossa Nova Vol 2 ... CD
Capitol/Landmark, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bossa RioAlegria! ... LP
Blue Thumb, 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
 
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Nancy AmesSpiced With Brasil ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $6.99
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
(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear and some markings in pen on the back.)

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Luis Bacalov (Luiz Enriquez)L'Amica (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Octave (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $21.99
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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Luiz BonfaLuiz Bonfa's Brazilian Guitar ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A classic early set of tracks by the Brazilian guitar genius Luiz Bonfa, filled with the lightness and breeziness that made his playing a huge inspiration for the Bossa Nova movement. Originally recorded in Rio by the Odeon label, with some orchestrations behind him, but they're mostly spare and fragile, and they let Bonfa's dark moody guitar come to the forefront. Titles include "Batucada", "Xango", "Mambolero", "Cancao De Outono", and "Sambolero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some splitting on the top seam, and a stain on the bottom 2 inches, mostly on back.)

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

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✨✧ Joao DonatoBossa Muito Moderna ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
A perfect summation of the dearly Joao Donato at his best – a record that's awash in amazing tones, colors, and phrasing – and one that really demonstrates the subtle genius that Donato brought to his work! The album's only a trio outing – with Milton Banana on drums – but there's an approach to the piano that's as complex as some larger arrangements – especially in the way that Joao effortlessly shuffles sonic elements with the sophistication you'd guess from the "modern" in the title – yet still manages to groove as you'd expect from the "bossa" as well! The approach is quite jazzy, but something else as well – and titles include "Rio", "Silk Stop", "Outra Vez", "Noa..Noa", "Sambolero", "O Morro Nao Tem Vez", "Sambongo", and "Indo Perdido". CD

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Joao DonatoMillennium ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
This set from Universal mixes together tracks from Joao Donato's early bossa nova sides for Philips, plus his later album Lugar Comum from 1975. The bossa stuff is excellent – and there's not been good reissues of this material on the market for a long time. Titles from this era include "Sambou Sambou", "Rio", "Olhou Para Mim", "Silk Stop", "Caminho De Casa", and "Blue Changa". The work from Lugar Comum is electric and funky, with a choppy samba sound on many cuts. It's a bit jarring to hear these tracks in the midst of the bossa, but there's a lot of numbers that are worth the soundclash – including "E Menina", "Tudo Tem", "Lugar Comum", and Joao's great funky version of "Bananeira". CD
(Out of print.)

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Eliane EliasMade In Brazil ... CD
Concord, 2015. Used ... $8.99
Eliane Elias is always plenty comfortable with the music of Brazil – and this sweet session really lives up to her earlier Brazilian-styled gems for Blue Note! The format is familiar and easygoing – Eliane on both vocals and keyboards – which includes both acoustic piano and some mighty nice Fender Rhodes – amidst some larger arrangements which are always nicely grounded with acoustic percussion and other classic bossa-styled elements! There's also some great guests on the record too – guest vocals from Ed Motta, Amanda Brecker, and Take 6 – plus Roberto Menescal, who also plays some guitar as well. Titles include "Voce", "Vida", "Incendiando", "Searching", "Some Enchanted Place", "Driving Ambition", "Rio", and "No Tabuleiro Da Baiana". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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G/9 Group with Wilson Das Neves & Dom SalvadorBrazil Now! (Peruvian pressing) ... LP
CBS (Peru), 1968. Very Good ... $43.99
A lost bit of dreamy bossa from the 60s – recorded in Brazil at the end of the decade, but unavailable to most of the world for years! The session's got a gently snapping, always jazzy approach that easily matches the best takes on the bossa coming out from Rio and LA at the time – and the album's done in a style that really makes best use of the warmly soulful piano lines of Dom Salvador, while also hitting some harder rhythms that bristle with plenty of bossa jazz energy, thanks to the presence of drummer Wilson Das Neves! Vocals are often in a mode that showcases singer Valeria, but with support from harmonies on the chorus – and the record's got a sunny sort of groove that almost reminds us of classics by Mario Castro Neves & Samba SA! Titles include "Sambou Sambou", "Ponteio", "Viola Enluarada", "Vesti Azul", "Lady Madonna", "Deixa", "Alegria Alegria", and "Retrato Em Branco E Preto". LP, Vinyl record album
(Peruvian pressing, missing the plastic outer sleeve. Cover has a small date written in pen on back.)

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Gilberto GilGilberto's Samba Ao Vivo ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
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

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Girls From Bahia (Quarteto Em Cy)Pardon My English ... LP
Warner, 1967. Very Good ... $18.99
A very groovy record with a very fitting title – especially once you hear the lyrics of the tunes! The Girls From Bahia are actually the Quarteto Em Cy – one of the best harmony groups of the bossa era, and famous for classic recordings on the Elenco label – but working here in a rare American context that has them singing in English with heavily accented voices! The overall setting's quite similar to their Brazilian classics – gentle bossa backings arranged by Oscar Castro Neves, who brings an airy feel to the set – and it's great to hear the girls singing here in English, in ways that link back to the older harmony groups that clearly inspired them. The whole thing's incredibly charming, and titles include "Surfing In Rio", "Tup A Tup", "The Face I Love", "Canto De Ossanha", "Image", "Useless Landscape", "Tears", "Voce", and "Pardon My English". LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Nico Gomez & His OrchestraAquarela/Rio ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
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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✨✧ Nico Gomez & His OrchestraBossa Nova ... CD
Omega/P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. Used ... $18.99
Way way more than just bossa nova – a mighty groover from the great Nico Gomez! Nico's known for his harder pounding tracks that have become favorites with the funky crowd, but this stellar album shows that Nico could also work in jazzier territory when he wanted to – as the album's a wonderful batch of tunes that mix together Latin, groovy, and bossa styles! There's some very nice wordless female vocals on a few cuts, scatting along with a warm breezy feel – and other tracks feature vibes, or guitar, sax, and other strong instrumental elements – with more than enough punch to be funky at a few points. The whole thing's as groovy as groovy can be – with a sound that's past bossa, and way more than any fake easy instrumental attempt at the genre – a real peep into the mad mind of Nico Gomez, and proof that his albums are always worth tracking down! Titles include "Din Din Din", "Aquarela", "Samba De Rio", "Saudade Do Rio", "Agua", "Rio", and "O Barquinho". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Gracinha LeporaceGracinha ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1968. Used ... $18.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Sergio MendesSwinger From Rio ... LP
Atlantic, Early 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
A rare early session from Sergio Mendes – one that was recorded in New York, during a pre-66 visit by his core trio – and augmented with guest horn work from Art Farmer, Phil Woods, and Hubert Laws! Antonio Carlos Jobim plays a bit of guitar on the album, and the set's a straighter set of jazz than you might expect – with Sergio grooving hard on piano, and throwing in some light bossa touches to tracks that include "Maria Moita", "Sambinha Bossa Nova", "The Dreamer", "Primavera", "Favela", and "Pau Brazil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on Side 2.)

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✨✧ Rio 65 TrioRio 65 Trio ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A brilliant record right from the very first note! This amazing first album by the Rio 65 Trio is a solid gem all the way through – a magical moment in the recording studio, and a record that forever changed the face of bossa! The trio features piano work by jazz legend Dom Salvador – playing in a freewheeling and open-handed style that evokes far more moods, tones, and colors than you'd get from the average bossa session – supported by drummer Edison Machado and bassist Sergio Barroso, both of whom manage to be tight and loose at the same time, grooving in modes that are simply stunning all the way through. A true treasure, and one that we'd never pass up! Filled with great cuts that include "Meu Fraco E Cafe Forte", "Farjuto", "Sonnymoon For Two", "Tem Do", "Azul Contente", "Mau Mau", and "Minha Namorada". CD

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Wanda de SahSoftly ... LP
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
World Pacific, 1958. Near Mint- ... $13.99
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
(Yellow vinyl stereo pressing. Cover has light wear, splitting on the top seam, with some marker & a bit of pencil on back.)

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Tamba TrioAvanco ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
A seminal set from one of the greatest bossa combos ever – a group who could boast sharp instrumentation and warm vocal harmonies too! The mix of sounds is completely sublime – jazzy piano trio sounds at the core, topped by soaring harmonies from the members of the trio – a combination the group pioneered with this legendary album – and helped set a whole new standard for the bossa nova generation! Luiz Eca heads up the group on arrangements and piano – with percussion from Helcio Milito, bass and reeds from Bebeto, and just a bit of guest guitar from Durval Ferreira – on killer cuts that include "Batucada", "Sonho De Maria", "Mas Que Nada", "Moca Flor", "O Samba Da Minha Terra", and "Rio". CD

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✨✧ Sylvia TellesBossa Balanco Balada ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $13.99
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
 
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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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Jamey AebersoldBossa Novas ... CD
JA Records, 1984. Used ... $5.99
A lost gem in the jazz instruction catalog of Jamey Abersold – a set of soulful bossa nova tunes played by a piano trio that features Hal Galper on piano, Steve Gilmore on bass, and Bill Goodwin on drums. The tracks are simple, but grooving with the soulfulness of Galper's best records from the 70s – a light bounce, a deep bottom, and some nice syncopation to keep things fresh. Titles include "Wave", "Summer Samba", "Little Boat", "Once I Loved", and "The Girl From Ipanema". CD
(Please note – This copy does not inlcude the original book.)

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Laurindo AlmeidaConcerto De Aranjuez ... CD
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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AzymuthAzimuth (Linha Do Horizonte) ... CD
Som Livre/Far Out (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the sweetest electric records to come from 70s Brazil – the fabulous first effort from the Azymuth trio, and work that's hardly been matched again! Although the group here have plenty of the warm keyboard touches of their more famous later work, they're also moving in territory that's a bit more abstract as well – using some noisier electronics amidst the smoother ones, to create a style that's somewhere between fusion, electric funk, and some of the more soaring Brazilian rhythms of the post-bossa years! The keyboards of Jose Roberto Bertrami are worth the price of admission alone – and include Fender Rhodes, Arp, and clavinet – plus bits of Hammond organ too! There's more than a few great breaks and samples on the set – and titles include "Brazil", "Caca De Conta", "Melo Dos Dois Bicudos", "Manha", "Periscopio", and "Montreal City". CD
(40th Anniversary edition.)

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AzymuthAzimuth (Linha Do Horizonte) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1975. Used ... $17.99
One of the sweetest electric albums to come from 70s Brazil – the fabulous first effort from the Azymuth trio, and a work that's hardly been matched again! Although the group here have plenty of the warm keyboard touches of their more famous later work, they're also moving in territory that's a bit more abstract as well – using some noisier electronics amidst the smoother ones, to create a style that's somewhere between fusion, electric funk, and some of the more soaring Brazilian rhythms of the post-bossa years! The keyboards of Jose Roberto Bertrami are worth the price of admission alone – and include Fender Rhodes, Arp, and clavinet – plus bits of Hammond organ too! There's more than a few great breaks and samples on the set – and titles include "Brazil", "Caca De Conta", "Melo Dos Dois Bicudos", "Manha", "Periscopio", and "Montreal City". CD
(Out of print Brazilian pressing.)

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Milton Banana TrioBalancando ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastically hard bossa nova jam led by the legendary Milton Banana – a man not only known as Joao Gilberto's favorite drummer, but also as one of the architects of bossa nova drumming and percussion! The album is full of non-stop drums and piano grooves, and it's a mostly uptempo treat all the way through. Milton B tipples his way across the tops of the drums in an amazingly light fashion, yet still manages to kick on the rhythm all the way through. The hard piano sound and Milton B's beats and rhythms made this album a legend – and really cleared the way for so many great bossa albums to come. Amazing! 12 tracks including "Aruanda", "Ora Bolas", "Encanto Triste", and "Improviso", "A Resposta", "A Resposta". CD

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Maria BethaniaMaria Bethania Favorites 1971 to 1979 (aka Maria Bethania Revisitada) ... CD
Dubas/Wrasse, 1970s. New Copy ... $5.99 14.98
A stirring document of the power of Maria Bethania's work in the 70s – an emotive approach to MPB that returned the music to the depth of earlier years, yet still retained the modern changes wrought by the bossa and Tropicalia generations! And while the force of this work can sometimes make it a bit impenetrable to outsiders, the collection does a really great job of distilling down the best tracks from nearly a decade's worth of albums – picking key tracks that display Bethania at her best, without some of the higher trappings of the full records of the period. 13 tracks in all – with titles that include "Iansa", "Esse Cara/Bodas De Prata", "Teresinha", "Festa", "Drama", "Amor Amor", "Cheiro De Amor", "Mel", "Olha O Tempo Passando", and "Folha Morta". CD

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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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✨✧ Beth CarvalhoAndanca (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
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 ... $13.99
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 ... $13.99
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 ... $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.)

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✨✧ Gal CostaGal Costa (1969) ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
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
Also available Gal Costa (1969) ... CD 10.99

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Duduka Da FonsecaJive Samba ... CD
Zoho, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Lively trio work from drummer Duduka Da Fonseca – a set that has all the Brazilian touches you might expect from the title, but which also sparkles with lots of straighter jazz moments too! Duduka's as strong as ever on the kit, and the album really draws a lot of warmth from the piano lines of David Feldman – who blocks out the ballads with this gentle groove that's especially nice, then really catches fire on some of the more upbeat numbers – which also have Fonseca reminding us of his deftness on the drums. Guto Wirtti plays bass in the trio, and one track includes tenor from Paulo Levi – on titles that include "Jive Samba", "Lucky Southern", "Pensativa", "Clouds", "Peresina", "Recorda Me", and "Sco's Bossa". CD

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Rita DaCosta with Cedar WaltonRita DaCosta Meets The Cedar Walton Trio ... LP
Finite, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A sweet mix of jazz and bossa elements from this groovy little singer – with backing from the Cedar Walton Trio! Titles include "Boy From Ipanema", "Quiet Nights", and "On A Clear Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, and a bit of red marker on the top seam. Still very nice, though.)

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Rosinha De ValencaApresentando Rosinha De Valenca ... CD
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
The first album by Brazilian guitarist Rosinha Da Valencia – and a beautiful one at that! The record features Rosinha playing solo guitar with percussion backing, very much in the style of Baden Powell's early work, especially his own albums for the Elenco label – and as the set progresses, occasional other instrumentation comes into play, like flute or piano, and Rosinha sings on just a few numbers. The album's a killer – bossa groovy all the way through, and an essential gem from the long out of print Elenco catalog! Titles include "Tema Do Boneco De Palha", "Ela E Carioca", "Com Que Roupa", "Atirei O Pau No Gato", "Estrada Do Nada", and "Ate Londres". 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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✨✧ Stan Getz & Joao GilbertoGetz/Gilberto #2 ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used ... $7.99
A very different record than the first collaboration between Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – but that's also one of the things that makes it great! The album's more of a split LP than a shared one – as side one features a live performance from the great mid 60s Stan Getz quartet that featured Gary Burton on vibes – a wonderfully cool combo that was very under-documented on record, and which makes a key appearance here. The combination of Burton's vibes and Stan's tenor is pure genius – a sound that's got all the subtle hues and cool colors of the Getz bossa recordings, but which is quite different overall. Stan's tone is amazing on these tunes – and titles include "Here's That Rainy Day", "Tonight I Shall Sleep With A Smile On My Face", "Grandfather's Waltz", and "Stan's Blues". Side two features Joao Gilberto without Stan – playing in a very groovy trio that's more straight bossa than most of his other US recordings – cool small combo grooving that's totally great! The lineup features Gilberto on guitar and vocals, Keeter Betts on bass, and Helcio Milito on drums – all working in a sweetly grooving mode on titles that include "Samba De Minha Terra", "Meditation", "Bim Bom", "Rosa Moreno", and "O Pato". CD
Also available Getz/Gilberto #2 ... LP 11.99

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Stan Getz & Joao GilbertoGetz/Gilberto #2 ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
A very different record than the first collaboration between Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – but that's also one of the things that makes it great! The album's more of a split LP than a shared one – as side one features a live performance from the great mid 60s Stan Getz quartet that featured Gary Burton on vibes – a wonderfully cool combo that was very under-documented on record, and which makes a key appearance here. The combination of Burton's vibes and Stan's tenor is pure genius – a sound that's got all the subtle hues and cool colors of the Getz bossa recordings, but which is quite different overall. Stan's tone is amazing on these tunes – and titles include "Here's That Rainy Day", "Tonight I Shall Sleep With A Smile On My Face", "Grandfather's Waltz", and "Stan's Blues". Side two features Joao Gilberto without Stan – playing in a very groovy trio that's more straight bossa than most of his other US recordings – cool small combo grooving that's totally great! The lineup features Gilberto on guitar and vocals, Keeter Betts on bass, and Helcio Milito on drums – all working in a sweetly grooving mode on titles that include "Samba De Minha Terra", "Meditation", "Bim Bom", "Rosa Moreno", and "O Pato". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the top seam.)
Also available Getz/Gilberto #2 ... CD 7.99

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Astrud Gilberto & Walter WanderleyCertain Smile, Certain Sadness ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... $5.99
Kind of a dream combination in one little album – especially if you dig breezy bossa from the 60s! Back in 1966, Verve Records got the great idea of teaming up its (then) biggest Brazilian imports – vocalist Astrud Gilberto and organist Walter Wanderley – both of whom were selling plenty at the time! Astrud's lovely vocals are matched beautifully with the lean, rhythmic bossa grooves of Wanderley's trio – and the result is a record that's near-perfect in execution. Most of the tracks are quite short, as is the record itself – but it's a perfectly concentrated dose of the Verve bossa sound at its best, with tracks that include "Portuguese Washerwoman", "Tu Meu Delirio", "A Certain Smile", "Call Me", "Here's That Rainy Day", "A Certain Sadness", "It's A Lovely Day Today", and a vocal version of Wanderley's big hit "Summer Samba", redone here as "So Nice"! Plus, this groovy reissue also includes two previously unissued cuts – "Who Needs Forever" and "The Sadness of After"! CD
(Digipack has some light wear.)
Also available Certain Smile, Certain Sadness ... LP 16.99
 
 
 



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