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Milton Banana TrioBalancando ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Around June 17, 2015
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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✨✧ Milton BananaMilton Banana Trio (1969) ... LP
Odeon (Brazil), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best of Milton's classic bossa piano albums from the 60s, and one of the last before the switch to electric keyboards. Milton's drumming is tight tight tight, with lots of little flourishes and fills to keep the whole thing grooving along – and the piano lines are nice and firey all the way through. Includes great versions of "Pais Tropical", "Aquele Abraco", "Que Maravilha", and the great groover "Chivas 12". Nice stuff, and sounds great on the original vinyl! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the original outer sleeve, too.)
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Kunihiko SuganoOpa Brazil (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Trio/Think (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $28.99
A really groovy album from pianist Kunihiko Sugano – a set that has the leader working on Fender Rhodes, but often with a touch that has the sharpness of an acoustic piano – which is then underscored by some strong use of acoustic percussion as well! The album's definitely got the bossa flavor promised in the title – kind of a post-bossa version of the bossa jazz trio style of the 60s – a bit like the records that Tamba Trio and Milton Banana were cutting in the 70s, but maybe even better overall! The percussionists are all great – the album features five of them, all Brazilian – and they work alongside bassist Toni Botero and drummer Elis Siabo. Titles include "Samba Medley", "Mood Island", "UFO", "Midnight Sun Never Set", and "Diane". CD

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Joao DonatoBossa Muito Moderna ... CD
Polygram (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Around June 10, 2015
Early work from the great Joao Donato – a classic set of piano trio sides, featuring a group with Milton Banana on drums, and some extra percussion on a number of tracks! The style here is more stripped down than on a lot of Joao's other albums – spare bossa tunes, nicely grooving with a warm and jazzy feel. Joao's work on the keys is as lovely as always – lyrical chords with a mellow groove, working through a host of tunes that includes some strong original compositions! Tracks include "Rio", "Silk Stop", "Outra Vez", "Noa..Noa", "Sambolero", "O Morro Nao Tem Vez", "Sambongo", and "Indo Perdido". CD

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✨✧ Milton BananaAo Meu Amigo Tom – Samba E Isso Vol 4 (Japanese pressing) ... LP
RCA (Japan), Late 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet later work from bossa jazz drummer Milton Banana – a set of tunes delivered as a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim, but done very much in the spirit of Banana's best 70s work! The style here is a bit more expansive than Milton's harder-edged sets of the 60s – core trio work expanded with some light strings and woodwinds, in ways that would really please Jobim – who seems to be enjoying himself nicely, having a drink with Milton on the front cover! Many numbers are done in the "pot-pourri" style that Banana used heavily at the time – mixing a few key themes into instrumental medleys – and titles include "Chega De Suadade", "Intuil Paisagem", "Amor Em Paz", "Aquas De Marco", "So Em Teus Bracos", "Este Seu Olhar", "Insensatez", "So Danco Samba", "Dindi", "Demais", and "A Felicidade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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✨✧ VariousBeginners Guide To Bossa Nova (3CD set) ... CD
Nascente (UK), 1960s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just an introduction – and instead, an amazing collection of bossa nova gems – 48 tracks pulled from the vaults of the legendary EMI/Odeon label – home to some of the best bossa work ever recorded in Brazil! The package is a treasure through and through – filled with key classics, overlooked gems, and the kind of weird and wonderful bossa numbers that never made it here to the US – but which have made digging for Brazilian records a favorite pastime of ours for decades. Most tracks here are from the 60s, and the set runs from straight bossa numbers to others that use bossa as a starting point, then take off into great new territory. Titles include "Ao Amigo Tom" by Doris Monteiro, "A Resposta" by Marcos Valle, "Voce" by Milton Banana Trio, "Deixa Eu Dizer" by Claudia, "A Ra" by Joao Donato, "Eh Mundo Bom Tai" by Johnny Alf, "Agua De Beber" by Neco, "Onde Anda O Meu Amor" by Bossa Tres, "Fotografia" by Sylvia Telles, "Por Causa De Voce" by Marisa, "Outra Vez" by Elizeth Cardoso, "Inutil Paisagem" by Dick Farney, "Ho Ba La La" by Norma Benguell, "Estamos Ai" by Leny Andrade, "So Tinha De Ser Com Voce" by Eumir Deodato, and "Misturada" by Quarteto Novo. CD

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✨✧ VariousBlue Brazil ... LP
Blue Note (UK), 1994. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic compilation of rare Brazilian jazz cuts, put together by London DJ Joe Davis for Blue Note UK a few years ago. This has never been reissued in the states, and includes some of the finest material from the EMI-Odeon Brazil catalog. Includes work by Milton Banana Trio, Joyce, Som Tres, Quarteto Novo, Luiz Arruda Paez, Mandrake Som, Perry Ribiero, Marcos Valle, and more! 2 LPs, with 3 bonus cuts on this vinyl version – including the sublime "Me Deixa" and "Cala Boca Menino" by Joao Donato, and a great jazzy take on "Night And Day" by Victor Assis Brasil. Excellent stuff, and a perfect introduction to the funky Brazilian scene, with loads of cuts that even longtime collectors die for! LP, Vinyl record album

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