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Geraldo VandrePra Nao Dizer Que Nao Falei Das Flores ... CD
Som Maior (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
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

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✨✧ Sambalanco TrioSambalanco Trio (1965) ... CD
Som Maior/Bomba (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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

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✨✧ Sansa TrioSansa Trio Vol 2 ... CD
Som Maior/Paradise Masters (Brazil), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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

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