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Ivan LinsAmerica Brasil Vol 1 ... CD
Sony (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the strongest, most positive albums that Ivan Lins has recorded in years – a set that almost has the feel of some of his biggest albums from the 80s, a time when Lins was riding high on a big wave of international acclaim! The production is a bit more top-shelf than other recent efforts, but that's a great thing – as it really helps to bring out the strengths in Lins' songwriting – which hasn't dimmed at all over the years. There's plenty of catchy tunes on the set – the kind of classic work from Lins that you can totally dig, even without knowing the language – and titles include "Cantor Da Noite", "Cantoria", "Luxo Do Lixo", "America Brasil", "Agua Doce", and "Do Oiapoque Ao Chui". CD

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✨✧ Ivan LinsAwa Yio ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $14.99
A record cut at a time when Brazilian singer Ivan Lins was enjoying a great wave of international fame – a moment that resulted in music that almost had him reaching out as a majestic singer, able to inspire the whole world at once, rather than just the mainstream audiences back home in Brazil! The set's got this quality that's very positive and uplifting – almost as if Lins is borrowing a bit from the production and arrangements that Milton Nascimento was using, but giving it a more personal twist with his excellent songwriting. And the whole thing's tight, but never slick – that careful balance that Brazilian artists could always reach, at a time when American singers would always sound too clunkily commercial. Ivan's voice is wonderful throughout – able to communicate volumes, even if you can't understand his language – and titles include "Pontas Cardeias", "Leva E Traz", "Clareou", "Awa Yio", and "Cru Cre Corroro". CD

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Ivan LinsChama Acesa ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
A great album from one of Ivan Lins' best periods – a great shift in his music, with a sound that's made the album one of his all-time classics! The set has him adapting more of a jazzy sound than on earlier records – dropping some of the baroque arrangements for a sound that's leaner, meaner, and stripped down in a way that really gets the spirit of his great compositions across to the listener. The small backing combo features Gilson Peranzzetta, who plays some excellent electric piano, which gives the album a moody groove that places it somewhere between the early 70s work of Joao Donato and Milton Nascimento. Titles include "Lenda Do Carmo", "Sorriso Da Magoa", "Palhacos E Reis", "Corpos", "Demonio De Guarda", and "Nao Ha Porque". CD

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Ivan LinsLove Dance ... CD
Reprise (Japan), 1989. New Copy ... $14.99
A record with a cheesy title and cover, but with a sound that's completely sublime – that transcendent vocal approach and incredible songwriting that makes just about any record by Ivan Lins a real treasure! The set's not as experimental as his earliest work, but it's got a rock-solid sound that puts Lins right up there in the company of the world's greatest singer/songwriters – a range that would include not just his countrymen like Caetano Veloso, but also some of the greats from the French scene of the 60s. Titles include "Marlena", "Velas", "Art Of Survival", "Comecar De Novo", "Evolution", "You Moved Me To This", and "Who's In Love Here". CD

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Ivan LinsModo Livre ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $14.99
Sublime early work from Ivan Lins – exactly the kind of album that made him one of the global breakout talents from Brazil in the 70s – and a record that you can still pick up all these many years later, and find the same sort of genius! Arrangements are by Arthur Verocai – who gives the whole thing a quality that's like his own famous work, but even better – given the strength of Lins' songwriting and amazing vocal presentation – a level that, like Milton Nascimento or Lo Borges, seems to grab us in ways that go beyond the language of the lyrics – this sort of universal soul that slides right down into the warmly jazzy arrangements! Lins plays organ, guitar, and electric piano – and the set features more organ from Wagner Tiso, amidst a wonderful set of larger arrangements. Beautiful all the way through –a nd titles include "Nao Tem Perdao", "Abre Alas", "Deixa Eu Dizer", "Desejo", "Rei Do Carnaval", "Tens", "General Da Banda", and "Avarandado". CD

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✨✧ Ivan LinsNovo Tempo ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful album by Ivan Lins – truly one of his greatest records, and a real gem that stands out as one of the best in his already-excellent catalog! The set has Ivan stepping out strongly from his sound of the 70s – working with Gilson Peranzzetta in a set of arrangements that have touches of jazz and a deeply expressive soul that matches Lins' growing vocal confidence wonderfully. Lins' voice is in top form, and the material is extremely strong (in fact, most of the songs are so good, and so catchy, that we've hardly noticed that they weren't in English!) Titles include "Vira", "Arlequim Desconhecido", "Barco Fantasma", "Novo Tempo", and "Coracao Vagabundo". CD

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✨✧ Ivan LinsNos Dias De Hoje ... CD
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from Ivan Lins' best period! The record captures him at a perfect point – when he was honing his songwriting to an incredibly precise style that would match the best work of Milton Nascimento or Lo Borges, but before he's gotten a bit too slickly produced. This record features a great set of tracks written in collaboration with Vitor Martins, and with backing by Grupo Modo Livre, arranged by Gilson Peranzzetta. If you've ever wondered why people talk about Lins' genius as a songwriter – check out this album, and you'll see what they mean! Titles include "Cantoria", "Quaresma", "Temporal", "Aos Nossos Filhos", and "A Visita". CD
 
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Joao BoscoCaca a Raposa ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
Maybe one of the best-remembered albums from the legendary 70s run of Joao Bosco – a set that manages to bring together jazzy instrumentation, samba rhythms, folksy elements, and a whole new level of songwriting – all in a blend that beautifully announces Bosco's genius to the world! There's a level of expression here that rivals Caetano Veloso or Ivan Lins – and like those giants of Brazilian music, the sound here is almost Bosco's genre unto itself – a wonderfully strong expression of new ideas, done in close collaboration with songwriter Aldir Blanc. Cesar Camargo Mariano handles arrangements and keyboards – which makes for more than a few jazzy and groovy moments – especially on the cuts "Nessa Data" and "Casa De Marimbondo", plus the classic "Kid Cavaquinho". Other titles include "O Mestre Sala Dos Mares", "Escadas Da Penha", "Jardins Da Infancia", and "Violeta De Belfort Roxo". CD

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✨✧ Nana CaymmiNana (1977) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
One of Nana Caymmi's strongest records from the 70s – an album that allows Nana to sing with that rich, emotive style that she does so well – but in a way that never gets too dark or overdone! That balance is Caymmi's real contribution to the sound of MPB – as, at some level, she brings back that pre-bossa style of expression, but also works in a leaner way that really reflects her family's legacy – especially in the great arrangements from brother Dory Caymmi! The album also features piano by Joao Donato, guitar by Toninho Horta, and guest appearances from Ivan Lins, Novelli, and Nelson Angelo – on titles that include "Dona Olimpia", "Soneto A Mama", "Falam De Mim", "Milagre", "Fingidor", "Cais", and "Meu Menino". CD

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✨✧ Ann SallyVoyage ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... $21.99
A great set by Korean jazz singer Ann Sally – recorded with a gentle mellow finish, and some sweet Brazilian touches! Ann sings in both Portuguese and English – running through a host of tracks that includes classics by Ivan Lins, Marcos Valle, Joni Mitchell, Henry Mancini, and Roberto Menescal – all done in a way that's both gentle and breezy at the same time, and which makes the record sound like the kind of 70s female jazz classic that Japanese groovehounds have been going nuts over for years now! Titles include "Velas", "He Loves You", "O Barquinho", "All I Want", "Midnight At The Oasis", "Smile", "The Face I Love", and "Both Sides Now". CD

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✨✧ Tamba TrioTamba Trio (1975) ... CD
RCA (Brazil), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
A mid 70s gem from the Tamba Trio! The record takes their core 60s sound of piano trio grooving and bossa harmony vocals, and gives it a strong 70s twist – with mellow production that flanges the style out a bit more, and arrangements that add in some extra instrumentation from the likes of Helio Delmiro, Ivan Lins, Toninho Horta, Danilo Caymmi, and Joao Bosco – each of whom play a bit of guitar on the record, the last of whom also sings a bit of guest vocals too! Luiz Eca handled the arrangements, all with that subtle sense of sophistication that we've always loved in the group – even more mature here than in the 60s, and with a sound that's totally great. Titles include "3 Horas Da Manha", "Visgo De Jaca", "Beira Mar", "Chorinho No 1", "Jogo Da Vida", "Sanguessuga", and "Beijo Partido". CD
Also available Tamba Trio (1975) ... CD 11.99

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Tamba TrioTamba Trio (1975) ... CD
RCA (Brazil), 1975. Used ... $11.99
A mid 70s gem from the Tamba Trio! The record takes their core 60s sound of piano trio grooving and bossa harmony vocals, and gives it a strong 70s twist – with mellow production that flanges the style out a bit more, and arrangements that add in some extra instrumentation from the likes of Helio Delmiro, Ivan Lins, Toninho Horta, Danilo Caymmi, and Joao Bosco – each of whom play a bit of guitar on the record, the last of whom also sings a bit of guest vocals too! Luiz Eca handled the arrangements, all with that subtle sense of sophistication that we've always loved in the group – even more mature here than in the 60s, and with a sound that's totally great. Titles include "3 Horas Da Manha", "Visgo De Jaca", "Beira Mar", "Chorinho No 1", "Jogo Da Vida", "Sanguessuga", and "Beijo Partido". CD
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ Johnny AlfNos ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet electric genius from Johnny Alf – a 70s record that has him really reinventing his sound from the bossa nova years – moving into the same range of complicated styles you'll find in work of the time from Joao Donato! Alf's a bit more sentimental in his approach – especially given his use of vocals – but the orchestrations are amazing, and the mix of electric and acoustic piano is sublime – stretched out over beautiful backings provided by some of the hippest Brazilian talents of the time – Egberto Gismonti, Paulo Moura, Ivan Lins, and Wagner Tiso – all of whom leave their mark on the record, and make Johnny's set sound a bit like some of their own best releases. Highlights include "Musico Simples", "Acorda Ulysses", "Nos", "E Um Cravo E Tem Espinho", and the wonderful "Um Tema P'Ro Simon"! CD
(Out of print, CD is copy controlled.)

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✨✧ Nana CaymmiNana Caymmi (1975) ... CD
CID/Discmedi (Spain), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mellow classic from Nana Caymmi – recorded in that laidback, jazzy style that was fast becoming the trademark sound of the younger Caymmi generation! The approach is a really wonderful – as Nana's dark vocals drift around easily – amidst a set of warm arrangements graced by light instrumental touches from players that include Tenorio Jr., Toninho Horta, Nelson Angelo, and Ivan Lins. At some level, the record's almost a blueprint for so many albums in later years to come – that space between jazz and more baroque pop that Nana's always filled so nicely! Titles include "Beuo Partido", "So Louco", "Ponta De Areia", "Saudade", "Tens", and "Medo De Amar". CD
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Weldon IrvineSpirit Man (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1975. Used ... $25.99
Massively funky work from the mighty Weldon Irvine – sublimely cosmic and filled with soul throughout! The vibe here is a bit more focused than on some of Weldon's earlier albums – a moody blend of electric keys, heavy percussion, and some slight bits of jazzy solo work by trumpeters Charles Sullivan and Everett Blood Hollins, and saxophonist Sonny Fortune – both players who really help the album find some soulful structure! The album's all-instrumental, and has Weldon really taking off on the keyboards – not just using them for main solos, but also dropping in cool noisy bits and analogue effects that really sound great – almost out-Herbieing Herbie Hcock for the record, and turning in some of his biggest classics on wax! Titles include the massive sample cut "We Gettin' Down", plus "Jungle Juice", "Blast Off", "Softly", "Power & The Glory", "Yasmin", and "Pogo Stick". CD

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MPB4Tres Tons (10 Anos Depois/Canto Dos Homens/Vira Virou) (3CD set) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1975/1976/1980. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99
Three hard to find albums from this wonderful group – all packaged together in a single set! First up is 10 Anos Depois – smooth harmony vocals by the classic Brazilian quartet MPB4 – released on the 10th anniversary of the group, and an excellent example of the way they'd matured over the years! The style is still in the mode of their older work – with harmonies right up front in the mix – but the overall style is more sophisticated, with touches of jazz, and complicated musical backings by Wagner Tiso, Magro, and Francis Hime. Quarteto Em Cy join the group on versions of "Ana Luiza" and "Pressentimento" – and the album's got an excellent reading of Milton Nascimento's "Vera Cruz", as well as "Galope", "Canto Triste", and "Amei Tanto". Canto Dos Homens was recorded with a smooth electric feel that works well for their sweet harmonies. The album features songs by Joao Bosco, Livan Lins, Chico Buarque, and Edu Lobo – and the overall sound is different than their 60s work, but great in many different ways. It's because of groups like this that Brazil was able to hang onto a harmony sound long after American groups of the 60s had faded away – and if you dig the Brazilian harmony work of the 70s, you'll like this one a lot. Titles include "O Ronco Da Cuica", "Corrente", "Canto Dos Homens", "Aparecida", "Moreno", "Bola Ou Bulica", and "Negro, Negro". Vira Virou has the group in perfect form, harmony vocal-wise, and the arrangements on most tracks are light and jazzy, slightly modern in instrumentation, but perfectly conceived to bring out the best of the group's singing style. Titles include "Depende", "Olhar De Cobra", "Compadres", "Viracao", "Linha De Montagem", and "Bilhete". CD

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✨✧ Charlie ShaversHorn O Plenty (Horn O Plenty/The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan/We Dig Cole) ... CD
Lonehill (Spain), 1954/1957/1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
3 very unusual slices of work by trumpeter Charlie Shavers – proof of his vitality and the range of his powers during the 50s! The first 4 tracks on the set are from the Horn Of Plenty 10" LP recorded for Bethlehem – a pretty weird little record for trumpeter Charlie, done as a "story of the jazz trumpet", and featuring narration by Al Jazzbo Collins! Collins talks his way through the set – providing some hipster speak that sets that stage for a variety of older tunes featuring Shavers on solo. The set list includes "Young Man With A Horn", "Salt Peanuts", "Desert Dawn", and "Moten Swing" – all done in pretty cool, swinging versions. The next 5 tracks on the set feature recordings from 1957 – 2 of which feature vocalist Maxine Sullivan, and all of which include Buster Bailey on clarinet, Russell Procope on alto, and Billy Kyle on piano – on tunes that include "Windy", "Rose Room", "If I Had A Ribbon Row", and "Molly Malone". The last 8 tracks on the set are from a swinging late 50s album called We Dig Cole – a batch of Cole Porter tunes performed by Shavers with a group that includes Urbie Green on trombone, Sol Yaged on clarinet, Buddy Weed on piano, Cozy Cole on drums, and Sam Taylor on tenor. Larry Clinton arranged, and the whole thing's got a highly swinging approach – and tunes include "Night & Day", "It's Delovely", "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Just One Of Those Things", and "My Heart Belongs To Daddy". CD
 
 
 



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