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Bossa RioBossa Rio ... LP
A&M, 1970. Very Good ... $11.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cannonball AdderleyCannonball Adderley & The Bossa Rio Sextet With Sergio Mendes ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Used ... Temporarily 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. Includes the cuts "Joyce's Samba", "Clouds", "Minha Saudade", "Corcovado", "Batida Diferentes", and "Sambops". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Cannonball Adderley & The Bossa Rio SextetQuiet Nights ... LP
Capitol, 1962. Used ... Temporarily 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. Includes the cuts "Joyce's Samba", "Clouds", "Minha Saudade", "Corcovado", "Batida Diferentes", and "Sambops". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear, and the paste-ons are flipped.)
 
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Nancy AmesSpiced With Brasil ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
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 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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Joao DonatoMillennium ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $11.99
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. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
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

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Friends From RioFriends From Rio 2014 ... LP
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

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G/9 Group with Wilson Das Neves & Dom SalvadorBrazil Now! (Peruvian pressing) ... LP
CBS (Peru), 1968. Very Good ... $49.99
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 ... $22.99
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.)
Also available Pardon My English (with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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Girls From Bahia (Quarteto Em Cy)Pardon My English (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
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". CD also features the bonus tracks "Berimbau", "I Live To Love", and "Amaralina Beach". CD
Also available Pardon My English ... LP 22.99

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Michel LegrandLegrand In Rio ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ ... $5.99
A Brazilian fantasy in music – as Michel Legrand turns his early orchestral approach towards the sound of Rio in the 50s! Given that the work here is from the pre-bossa years, the sounds invoked are a bit of samba, and a bit of the more dramatic instrumentation used in Brazilian music of the time – served up in Latin-styled hits of Brazilian and other South American origin – all given some rich colors and flourishes by Legrand's orchestrations! There's some bolder percussion amidst the swirling strings – and as usual with Legrand, specific instruments step out of the broader mix nicely – giving a rich sense of personality to the music that you might not expect. The record's got a lot more to offer than sleepier American sessions of this nature – and is actually even better than Michel's albums from the time based on European themes. Tracks include "Adios", "Maria Dolores", "Maria My Own", "Siboney", "Caravan", "Brazil", "Frenesi", "La Ultima Noche", "Perfida", and "Besame Mucho". LP, Vinyl record album
(6 Eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear.)

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Os GatosOs Gatos ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
An album of incomparable beauty – one of the two rare albums cut by this legendary group during the 60s, and a bossa nova masterpiece all the way through! The work is guided by a young Deodato – who's moving here into much more complicated territory than his early organ jazz records – a spacious sort of sound that really marks him as one of the most inventive talents of the mid 60s bossa era! The arrangements are light, and spacious – and leave plenty of room for individual voices to float through the mix – including key piano, saxophone, or trombone passages, plus some occasional harmony vocals – which resonate with the force of work by Tamba Trio at times. The whole thing's fantastic – and titles include "Nuvens", "Sambidu", "A Chuva", "O Show E O Meu Rio", "Novo Sol", and "Razao De Viver". CD

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Wanda SaBossa Nova Anos 60 (Vagamente/Brasil 65/Softly) (3CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1964/1965. New Copy 3CD ... $50.99
Three bossa nova gems from Wanda Sa – packaged together in one great set! First up is Vagamente – a stunning early bossa session by Wanda Sa – the singer who recorded for Capitol in the US under the name Wanda De Sah – but who sounds even better here in her native Brazil! Roberto Menescal put the session together, and it's filled with all of the inventive twists and turns of his own 60s work on Elenco – bits of organ, piano, flute, and percussion all sliding around magically underneath the vocals – played by a variety of groups led by Menescal, Tenorio Jr, Luiz Carlos Vinhas, and Deodato! But even more than the instrumentation, Wanda's vocals are really the star of the set – a bit breathy and nicely restrained – almost like Nara Leao in her youth, and perfectly recorded in the best RGE tradition! Titles include "Adriana", "Tristeza De Nos Dois", "Vagamente", "Vivo Sonhando", "Encontro", "Inutil Paisagem", and "E Vem O Sol". Next is Brasil 65 – an album issued under the name of Sergio Mendes, and one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". Softly is last – a great 60s bossa album on Capitol! The album's got a wonderfully laidback feel – languid, yet jazzy, with the feel of some of Astrud Gilberto's best work on Verve, yet with vocals that are possibly better – thanks to Wanda's pedigree in Brazilian pop. Recordings were done in California, not Rio – and arrangements are handled by the great Jack Marshall – who's got a strong ear for keeping things interesting with a mix of strings, Latin rhythms, and Capitol pop shadings. Titles include "Aqua De Beber", "Ho Ba La La", "Sweet Happy Life", "The Dreamer", and a great version of "Aruanda". CD

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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- ... $16.99
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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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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TitaL'Incomparable Tita ... CD
Barclay/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful bossa from late 60s France – a really lovely session that mixes the vocals of Tita with jazzy backings from Trio Camara – who we know from their own legendary album on the Saravah label! The sound here is a bit different than bossa from Brazil – somewhat darker at points, carried off in that cool continental mode that would sometimes show up when sounds from Rio were filtered through 60s Paris – kind of an extra level of hipness that really makes for some special music here. There's a bit of additional strings next to the trio's backing, which underscores some elements of sadness and also makes for a bit of a soundtrack feel at points – and other instrumentation includes acoustic guitar and some occasional flute. Titles include "Anjo", "Trapezista", "Zefa", "Um Motivo De Ser", "Beatriz", "Nao Faz Mal", "Quebra Mar", and "Vejo A Tarde Cair". CD

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Caetano Veloso & Gal CostaDomingo ... CD
Philips (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful early duets from Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa – much more of a bossa-styled album than any of the late 60s Tropicalia albums from the pair! The set's got a really wonderful sort of feel – bossa at some level, but also with some of the gentle darkness that Caetano and Gal would bring to Brazilian popular music more strongly in the next few years – an approach that's somewhat subtle, but often somewhat different than albums of the generation on labels like Elenco or Forma. The orchestrations are somewhat full, but never too much so – and tracks include a fair bit of early original compositions by Caetano. Titles include "Candeias", "Zabele", "Um Dia", "Avarandado", "Maria Joana", "Onde Eu Nasci Passa Um Rio", "Coracao Vagabundo", and "Quem me Dera". CD

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✨✧ Joao DonatoBossa Muito Moderna ... CD
Polygram (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Carlos LyraE No Entanto E Preciso Cantar ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful 70s session from bossa legend Carlos Lyra – 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)
 
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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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Bossa IVFuga Azzurri ... CD
Old Lane Sign, 2015. New Copy ... $5.99
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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Dorival CaymmiEssential Caymmi – Dorival Caymmi Centenary ... CD
DRG, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 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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Stelvio CiprianiFemina Ridens/La Morte Cammina Con I Tacchi Alti/L'Iguana Dalla Lingua Di Fuoco ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1969/1971. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A treasure trove of work from the great Stelvio Cipriani – three full albums in a single package! First up is Femina Ridens – penned for a 1969 Italian thriller with psycho-sexual overtones, and done with music that has elements of both! At some points, Cipriani has all the erotic touches of his best early 70s work – but at others, he uses late 60s modes that evoke Morricone and Piero Umiliani, especially the latter's playful use of instrumentation in his more outlandish soundtracks! The music grows a bit more tense as the film moves on, but usually has a sense of lightness overall – and a number of tracks feature wordless vocals, sung either by Edda Dell'Orso or I Cantori Moderni. The CD offers up beautiful remastering of the music, and features 7 bonus tracks that weren't on the original release – a total of 19 tunes that include "Week End With Mary", "Love Symbol", "Hot Skin", "Chorus & Brass Fugato", "Redezvous In The Castle", "Femina Ridens", "The Run In The Alley", and "The Shower". Next is La Morte Cammina Con I Tacchi Alti – music set to loads of sweet scoring that includes bossa-inspired rhythms, bubbling organ lines, and some great female vocals from Nora Orlandi! The record's a fair bit like some of Morricone's best from the period – with a similar mixture of the dark and the light dancing together magically, all in a blend that's sometimes lush, but which often has a stripped-down, nicely compressed feel that gets right to the core elements of the most beautiful tunes. Given the bloody images used on the cover and inside the notes to the booklet, you'd hardly expect the record to be so sweet – but it's filled with dreamy numbers that go way beyond the simple slasher theme of the film! Titles include "Fantasia Tragica", "Night Club Girl", "Shopping", "Felicita", "Dopo Cena", "Hallory Mano Di Legno", "Rivelazioni Di Un Assassino", "Al Pub", and "Il Comandante". Last is L'Iguana Dalla Lingua Di Fuoco – tremendous stuff, and the kind of soundtrack that's putting Stelvio Ciprani at the top of our list of favorite composers these days! The film itself is a dark early 70s Italian horror movie – but Cipriani's music is much lighter, almost dreamy at times – with a blend of slightly erotic themes, and a few slightly darker moments. The lighter tracks dominate, though – and even when supposedly tense, they use a beautifully spare, beautifully timed sort of instrumentation that flows softly and sweetly – not really funky, but with an inherent sense of rhythm, however mellow and slow. Woodwinds are almost watery at times, and titles include "Nuovo Delitto", "Tema D'Amore", "Night Club", "Intrusione", "Scogliere", "Interrogatorio", and "Lotta & Morte Dell'Assassino". CD

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Michael CochraneDiscovery ... CD
Steeplechase (Denmark), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 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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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 Costa (1969) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 32.99
Gal Costa (1969) ... CD 13.99

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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
Gal Costa (1969) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 32.99

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Gal CostaGal Costa (1969) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
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.)
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Gal Costa (1969) ... CD 10.99
Gal Costa (1969) ... CD 13.99

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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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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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Agostinho Dos SantosAgostinho Dos Santos – 1967 to 1973 (5CD set) ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $59.99
A rare set of work from Agostinho Dos Santos – an artist we mostly know for his early 60s bossa-styled albums on RGE, heard here in a less-discovered batch of later material! The albums still have Agostinho's rich voice firmly in place – this soulful sound that echoes out brilliantly, especially on the rootsier, more samba-oriented records here – although Dos Santos also sounds wonderful on some of the groovier late 60s records that have backings by Erlon Chaves, Lindolfo Gaya, and Lyrio Panicali! Some tracks get a bit romantic, but others bring in a bouncy groove that stands as a nice contrast – and together, the albums offer up a wealth of under-exposed work by this great Brazilian singer. Box features five full albums – one with four bonus tracks – all with original artwork and remastered sound – Agostinho Dos Santos (1967), Musica Nossa, Agostinho Dos Santos (1969), Agostinho Dos Santos (1970), and Agostinho Dos Santos (1973). CD

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Astrud Gilberto & Walter WanderleyCertain Smile, Certain Sadness (UK pressing) ... CD
Verve/Rev-Ola (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $8.99
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

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✨✧ Grant GreenLatin Bit (RVG remaster edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
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, booklet has a few creases.)

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Grupo ManifestoManifesto Musical (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Elenco/Think (Japan), 1967. Used ... $24.99
The first album by this obscure and groovy early MPB-ish group – done in a great style that features with a range of voices laid out over some crazy off-kilter arrangements! The album's got mostly a bossa/samba feel, and in the same vein as Quarteto Em Cy or Tamba Trio, but with more space in the recording, and some great unique material. Grupo Manifesto were certainly one of the more obscure groups from the time, but they're right up there with other faves from the post bossa era, and with the same high quality as the best artists on the Elenco label. The album's got a crazy cover, like most of the Elenco records – and features the tracks "Manifesto", "O Mundo E Nosso", "Garota Esquerdinha", "Brasil Da Samba", and "Cabra Macho". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Al HaigAl Haig Today – The Great Piano Of A Piano Great (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Mint/SSJ (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $22.99
A great little set from pianist Al Haig – recorded in the 60s, and showing a tremendous growth since his early years! The feel of the set is very different than the Al we knew back in the early 50s – much more lyrical and open-ended, a mixture of blue notes and bossa influences, gently gliding along with superb rhythmic accompaniment from bassist Ed DeHaas and drummer Jim Kappes – neither of whom we know, but both of whom really make the set a memorable one. The record is an overlooked gem from these under-recorded years of Haig – and titles include "Bag's Groove", "Bluesette", "Saudade", "Thrio", "Brother Where Are You", and "The Good Life". CD

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Jackie & RoyLovesick ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Wonderfully groovy work from the team of Jackie Cain & Roy Kral – a set that has the pair moving into much hipper modes for the 60s, and really taking off from the greatness of earlier records! Backing is still by Roy's core trio, with acoustic piano at the lead – but the addition of electric bass to the lineup really helps the tunes step along nicely – hitting a groove not heard before from Jackie & Roy, with results that are completely sublime! There's a definite bossa influence that comes into some of the best tracks – a skipping, lilting approach to rhythm that's made even better by the unique dual vocals of the team, especially when they're singing wordlessly. But even when lyrical vocals are part of the mix, the sound is still great too – and Jackie & Roy have a way of bringing charm to a tune that few other singers can touch! Titles include "Lovesick", "A Big Beautiful Ball", "You Really Started Something", "Let's Begin", "Mimosa & Me", "Corcovado", "Samba Triste", and "The World Is Your Balloon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Willis JacksonNuther'n Like Thuther'n (More Gravy/Boss Shoutin') ... CD
Prestige, 1963/1964. Used ... $11.99
This reissue pulls together 2 great albums recorded during Jackson's prime mid-60s period, More Gravy & Boss Shoutin' – when it seemed like Willis just couldn't miss! The first features the excellent long groover "Nuther'n Like Thuther'n" – which has an amazing spinning bossa groove that will never let you down – plus some other groovers like "Pool Shark" and "Stuffin". The group's totally tight, totally hard, and features his best accompanists – Carl Wilson on organ, and Pat Martino on guitar. The tracks on Boss Shoutin' are also nice & long, with a great rolling McDuff-ish groove – and lots of nice twists and turns that keep everything groovy, and the whole album from being just a run of the mill organ/tenor session. Even the snoozy titled "Boss St. Louis Blues" is a groover – and other cuts include "Que Sera, Sweetie", "Shoutin", and "Your Wonderful Love". Very deep dope groove to this one! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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