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Celso FonsecaFeriado ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 2007. Used ... $8.99
Nicely upbeat work from Celso Fonseca – an album that has him sparkling with even more confidence than before, all while hitting a nicely jazzy groove! The music here carries echoes of older samba and bossa roots – but the execution is quite contemporary – never bogged down in too much electronics or beats, but given a vibrant sensibility that's a bit of a change from Celso's earlier work. Fonseca handled all arrangements himself – and the music features a great blend of acoustic and electric elements all filtered down nicely into a seductive groove that fits wonderfully with Celso's raspy vocals. Titles include "Estreleinha", "Ela So Pensa Em Beijar", "Nao Se Afasta De Mim", "Feriado", "Queda", "Aquas De Marco", and "Sorte". CD

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Celso Fonseca & Ronaldo BastosJuventude – Slow Motion Bossa Nova ... CD
Universal, 2001. Used ... $9.99
Slow Motion Bossa Nova certainly fits this one – a beautiful album of lush jazzy arrangements, done in the 60s style of artists like Roberto Menescal or Lalo Schifrin, but with added touches of soulful vocals by Celso Fonseca. The assemblage of musicians on the record is great – and players feature old and young bossa talents that include Joao Donato, Robertinho Silva, Marcio Montarroyos, Luiz Alves, Daniel Jobim, and Jaques Morelenbaum. The album's far more than a 60s bossa reprise – as it's filled with original tunes that sparkle with the gentle easiness of some of Ivan Lins' best work of years past. Titles include "Satelite Bar", "Samba E Tudo", "A Voz Do Coracao", "Dylan Em Madrid", "Feito Pra Voce", "Miles Ahead Of Time", and "O Sorriso De Angkor". CD
(Out of print.)

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Trio Da Paz (Lubambo/Matta/Fonseca)30 ... CD
Zoho, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
A perfectly triangulated lineup of players – guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca – all working together at a level that seems to continually place an equal amount of presence on each instrument! The format here is very different than both the usual jazz guitar trio, or the Brazilian bossa combo – and although the group plays equally well in both formats, they also have a way of opening them up, rearranging their parts, and moving into new realms of rhythm and tone in the process. Lubambo plays both acoustic and electric guitar – and titles include "For Donato", "Sampa 67", "Alana", "Luisa", "Samba Triste", "Flying Over Rio", and "Aguas Brasileiras". CD
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Trio Da Paz (Lubambo/Matta/Fonseca)30 ... CD
Zoho, 2016. Used ... $11.99
A perfectly triangulated lineup of players – guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca – all working together at a level that seems to continually place an equal amount of presence on each instrument! The format here is very different than both the usual jazz guitar trio, or the Brazilian bossa combo – and although the group plays equally well in both formats, they also have a way of opening them up, rearranging their parts, and moving into new realms of rhythm and tone in the process. Lubambo plays both acoustic and electric guitar – and titles include "For Donato", "Sampa 67", "Alana", "Luisa", "Samba Triste", "Flying Over Rio", and "Aguas Brasileiras". CD
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✨✧ Marcos Valle & Celso FonsecaPagina Central ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2009. New Copy ... $15.99
A wicked collaboration between Marcos Valle and Celso Fonseca – a set that's different than other recent work from both artists, and pretty darn great overall! The style's a bit fuller and more soulful than some other recent Valle albums – and Fonseca's got more force too – not nearly as gentle as on some of his own albums, and working with Marcos in a mode that recalls some of the best soul-based sound of Valle's records from years back! Both Marcos and Celso sing on the set – and Valle plays lots of Fender Rhodes, in ways that remind us that he was one of our favorite musicians to handle the keyboard back in the 70s – and most cuts on the record are co-composed by Valle and Fonseca. Titles include "Quase Perto", "Tres Da Tarde", "Pagina Central", "Pra Tocar Assim", "Faz De Conta", "Azul Cristal", "Voo Livre", and "Curvas Do Tempo". CD

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✨✧ Celso FonsecaVoz & Violao ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really lovely work from Celso Fonseca – a live recording, but one that's arguably even more personal and intimate than some of his previous studio albums! Celso's sound here is fragile, yet extremely present as well – in ways that remind us of some of Joao Gilberto's best solo vocal/guitar material, or some of the stripped down live material that Caetano Veloso recorded at rare points in his career. Titles include "Quando Te Vi", "Beleza Rara", "Casa Serio", "Tempo Rei", "Conquista", "Ela E Carioca", "Adeus Batucada", "Febre", and "Slow Motion Bossa Nova". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Roberto FonsecaAkokan ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sensitive sounds from pianist Roberto Fonseca – jazz, but with plenty of Cuban undercurrents, yet delivered here in very laidback, soulful ways that are quite different from the usual Latin jazz set! Fonseca's got this wonderfully round tone in his piano – a sound that's got strong roots, even when mellow – and which slides into the mix nicely, alongside a bit of flute and clarinet from Javier Zalba, bass from Omar Gonzalez, drums from Ramses Rodriguez, and percussion from Joel Hierrezuelo. The album's also got a bit of vocals – from Fonseca himself, plus guests Mayra Andrade and Raul Midon. Titles include "Everyone Deserves A Second Chance", "Drume Negrita", "Lo Que Me Hace Vivir", "Fragmento De Misa", "Como En Las Peliculas", "Cuando Una Madre Llama A Su Hijo", and "Siete Potencias". CD
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✨✧ Roberto FonsecaZamazu ... CD
Enja/Justin Time, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Celso FonsecaLike Nice ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really tremendous album from Celso Fonseca – a set that really takes the singer to a whole new level, and may even find him a wider global audience as well! The album begins with the sublime title cut – an original by Celso, with beautiful English lyrics – and throughout the record, songs mix English and Portuguese in this really lovely way – scored to these jazzy backings that are augmented by just the right, light use of strings – which almost gives the whole thing the feel of some sophisticated late 60s jazz vocal album, although one that's still got plenty of Brazilian touches, too! Acoustic guitar underscores some bossa elements in the music, but the set's hardly just a bossa record at all – and instead, really feels like Fonseca making a bid to become one of the best male jazz singers on the planet, which he might well do with a record like this. Titles include "Rio 56", "Like Nice", "Road To Paradise", "Cancao Que Vem", "Meu Silencio", "January In The Tropics", "Zum Zum", "Stormy", and "O Que Vai Sobrar". CD

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✨✧ Zelia FonsecaO Terceiro Olho Da Abelha ... CD
Enja (Germany), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic work from Zelia Fonseca – singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist – working here in a special space that reminds us of some of our favorite female talents from the Brazilian scene of the 60s and 70s! The sound isn't bossa, nor any sort of easy mode to label – a bit like Joyce in that Fonseca has created a special style of her own, one so unique, we'll beg her pardon for trying to use Joyce as a reference point in anything but the positive presence of her music. Instrumentation is relatively spare on most numbers – a bit of additional acoustic bass, percussion, or other elements – but even these small additions resonate beautifully, thanks to the power of Zelia in the lead – and the wonderfully resonant style of recording. Titles include "No Ar", "Coracao Abelha", "Fora Da Rede", "Amoramento", "Trilha Do Mel", and "Baile Do Desassossego". CD
 
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✨✧ David AmramLatin Jazz Celebration ... CD
Atlantic/Wounded Bird, 1983. New Copy ... $3.99 11.98
An early 80s look at Latin jazz from David Amram – with a who's who of Latin jazz players and stellar jazz musicians of other realms – including Paquito D'Riveria, Candido, Machito & Machito Jr, Brazilian percussion guru Duduca Fonseca, David Fathead Newman, Jimmy Knepper, Pepper Adams and others others! What could have come out as clinical or academic comes through with passion and affection, partly because Amram could get such incredible players on the record, but mostly because the multi-instrumentalist ring leader is genuinely celebrating the music rather than simply replicating it. Includes "En Memoria De Chano Pozo, "New York Charanga", "Brazilian Memories", "Celebration", "Song Of The Rainforest" and more. CD

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✨✧ Gal CostaAquele Frevo Axe ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1998. New Copy ... $14.99
Gal Costa gets some great help here from Celso Fonseca – who produced the album, and gives Costa a fresh sound that makes the album one of her best from the 90s! The music's a bit in Fonseca's own mode on his recordings – currents of bossa that bring a classic feel at times, but also modernized a bit in the arrangements, and creative use of contemporary instrumentation – at levels that keep the whole thing from just being a back-to-bossa session! Gal's voice is wonderful – able to turn a line with such subtle power, she grabs us even when we can't understand the lyrics – and the instrumentation is right in there to underscore all the best elements, with the right touches on piano or guitar. Titles include "A Voz Do Tambor", "Imunizacao Racional", "Qui Nem Gilo", "Sertao", "Calling You", "Habib", and "Aguarte Agora". CD

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Astrud GilbertoAstrud Gilberto Plus James Last Orchestra ... CD
Verve/Jazzclub (Germany), 1986. New Copy ... $8.99
A rare 80s set from Astrud Gilberto – cut at a time when she was hardly doing any new recording at all! As you'll guess from the title, the album has Gilberto teaming up with German groovemaker James Last – who handles all the orchestrations for the record, and shows a surprising sensitivity towards Astrud's bossa styles in his music. Last can sometimes be a bit over the top, but he's quite subtle here – leaving lots of room for Gilberto's sweetly sensitive vocals, and the music of her core combo, which features Romero Lubambo on guitar and Dudu Da Fonseca on percussion. Paulo Jobim guests on vocals and guitar on a few tracks – and titles include "Aqua De Beber", "Champagne & Caviar", "Samba Do Soho", and "Saci". CD
 
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✨✧ Lee KonitzBrazilian Rhapsody ... CD
Music Masters, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful Brazilian Rhapsody from Lee Konitz – part of the altoist's later life exploration of the sounds of Brazil, and one of the best dates to come across in that style! Lee's horn really has a great sense of feeling here – some raspy edges that are drenched with feeling, especially on the alto numbers – although his soprano sax work on the set is quite nice too. And since the rhythms are usually light, Konitz's presence is felt all that much more strongly – really carrying the soul and the spirit of the tunes beautifully. Other players include Romero Lubambo on guitar, Peggy Stern on piano, and Duduka Dafonseca on drums – and two of the tracks feature a bit of vocals. Titles include "Lunasea", "Manha De Carnaval", "Samba Triste", "Berimbau", and "Menina Moca". CD
(Out of print US pressing.)
 
 
 



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