Brilliant work from Geraldo Vandre – an overlooked singer/songwriter who was a key bridge between the early bossa years and more sophisticated MPB sounds in the 70s! In the years immediately preceding the rise of the MPB giants of the post-Tropicalia years, Geraldo Vandre was one of Brazil's best talents, and an extremely strong singer/songwriter who managed to build a bridge from the bossa era to the present. This incredible album from the mid 60s is one of his best – and features an amazing set of songs that match any of the best Brazilian work of the 60s. Some tracks are folksy, some have a bit of a jazz sound – and the range of styles seems to run from Leonard Cohen to Marcos Valle to Dick Farney. Really great stuff – with an imagination and soulfulness that still leaves us breathless. Titles include "Requiem Para Matraga", "Tristeza De Amar", "Pequeno Concerto Que Ficou Cancao", "Rosa Flor", "Que Quizer Encontrar O Amor", and "Porta Estandarte". CD
Classic bit of bossa jazz by this legendary trio – one of the best of the Brazilian 60s scene! This album is not to be confused with the group's other self-titled album (the one on Audio Fidelity), as it's got a different set of tracks, and a bossa groove that's even more hard hitting than that one! The record's filled with loads of nice titles that have a strong, complicated feel to them. Includes their great version of "Nana", plus "Deus Brasileiro", "Cangaceiro", "Samba De Verao", "Improviso Negro", and "Roda De Samba". (Also issued under the title Improviso Negro.) CD
Sansa Trio —
Sansa Trio Vol 2 ... CD SomMaior/Paradise Masters (Brazil), 1965. New Copy ...
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A wonderful second album from the Sansa Trio – one of the more obscure combos of the 60s bossa era! The group here is heavy on piano lines from Jose Briamonte – but also features bass from Jose Odonez and drums from a very young Airto! Briamonte's a great player on the keys – one with a style that's rhythmic, but also filled with lots of bright notes that really leap out beautifully – creating a lot of lyrical interplay on the album, even when the grooves are upbeat and driving. The whole thing's got a really free and fluid sound – and titles include "Bossa So", "Foi Assim", "Chuva", "Cao Xango", "Aruanda", "Mar Amar", "A Resposta", and "Sambidu". CD
Easily the greatest album ever from Trio Mocoto – and one of the key sides of the 70s Samba Soul generation! The group are perhaps best known for their work with Jorge Ben, but they really come into their own on this set – grooving up a mix of funk, samba, and plenty of soul – all delivered with lots of heavy percussion at the bottom, and a varied mix of instrumentation that includes searing Hammond organ, choppy guitar, and nicely blasting horns. Arrangements are by Rogerio Duprat, Waldemiro Lemke, and others – and the album's filled with choppy groovers that still stand as some of the funkiest samba tracks from the time! Titles include "Desapareca", "Maior E Deus", "Samba Da Preguica", "Vem Sa", "Recordar", "Palomares", "Swinga Sambaby", and "Gotas De Chuva Na Minha Cuica". LP, Vinyl record album