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Trio Da Paz (Lubambo/Matta/Fonseca)30 ... CD
Zoho, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 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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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 FonsecaLike Nice ... CD
Universal (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Celso Fonseca & Ronaldo BastosLiebe Paradiso ... CD
Dubas/Membran (Germany), 2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really wonderful music from this sublime Brazilian pair – a duo who just get better and better with each new album, and who really take off here in the context of some beautiful larger arrangements! As with most of the best contemporary sounds we've heard from Brazil in recent years, the style here is beyond category or definition – a subtle, yet complex blend of organic roots, elements of jazz and bossa, and the kind of visionary musical constructions you'd hear in the most sublime 70s landmarks of MPB – but served up here with a gentle approach that somehow makes the whole thing even more marvelous and mystical! Added strings and acoustic instrumentation slide in gracefully, and mix with some slight acoustic bits – and the vocals of Celso Fonseca are a delight throughout. Titles include "Flor Da Noite", "Paradiso", "Candeerio", "Denise Bandeira", "Ela Vai Pro Mar", and "Alma De Pierro". CD
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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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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 ... $5.99
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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