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Luiz BonfaAmor! – The Fabulous Guitar Of Luiz Bonfa ... LP
Atlantic, 1957/1958. Good+ ... $16.99
A rare early album by the legend Brazilian guitar genius – still bossa, but also recorded in the US – which gives the album a stronger jazz feel at times! The core focus here is still on Bonfa's lively guitar solos – but the presence of added jazz musicians make for a set that's a bit fuller and richer than some of the more solo-styled album from Luiz – not exactly Verve bossa, but somewhere close – and a wonderful record that manages to capture the best side of Bonfa's lyrical genius – thanks to a mix of original sambas and bossa tunes, plus Bonfa-ized versions of some American standards. Titles include "Brasilia", "Island Of Trinidade", "Blue Madrid", "Old Times", "Indian Dance", "Marajo", and "Arabesque". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Radio station copy with masking tape along all seams some wear and a few small stickers.)

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Luiz BonfaBrazil's King Of The Bossa Nova & Guitar ... LP
Philips/Doxy (Italy), 1962. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the greatest Luiz Bonfa albums we've ever heard! The record was recorded in Paris in 1962 – and it's got a clean lively bossa sound that reminds us a lot more of the catchy early work by Joao Gilberto and Baden Powell than Bonfa's sometimes flowery sessions from the same time. There's a tight jazz combo backing him up – with drums, bass, and flute – and a number of tracks have some wonderful breathy vocals next to Bonfa's driving guitar. There's more than a few great uptempo numbers – and the whole album's really a mad bossa treat! Titles include "Bonfa Nova", "Teu Olhar Triste", "Lila", "Sorrindo", "Bossa Em Re", and "Dor Que Faz Doer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on 140 gram clear vinyl! Hand numbered, limited edition of 500!)

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Luiz BonfaIntrospection/The New Face Of Luiz Bonfa ... CD
RCA/Five Four, 1970/1971. New Copy ... $8.99
Great guitar from Luiz Bonfa – two albums that have the bossa legend moving way past his roots! Introspection has Bonfa recording in New York – a superb solo guitar session that has him playing the instrument as a "miniature orchestra", shading in a rich array of colors, tones, and harmonic spaces through his expert manipulation of the strings. There's still a bit of his earlier bossa phrasing in the record – but it mostly shows Bonfa as a richly talented individual on his instrument, moving past simple instrumental modes into virtuoso territory! Titles include "Adventure In Space", "Reflections", "Enchanted Mirror", "Concerto For Guitar", and "Rain". New Face Of Luiz Bonfa is a wickedly wonderful record from Luiz Bonfa – one that has his bossa-inflected guitar style supported by larger arrangements by Marty Manning. The feel is kind of bossa meets 60s easy meets early CTI – as Manning's work reminds us a lot of the larger orchestrations penned by Don Sebesky or Claus Ogerman at the end of the 60s, a perfect foil for the tighter guitar work of Bonfa – making the album one of the best showcases of his style from the time! Tracks include "Helicopter 274", "Window Girl", "Peixe Bom", "Salvador", and "Africana" – and the record sounds like a lost 70s Italian soundtrack! CD

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✨✧ Luiz BonfaJacaranda ... LP
Ranwood, 1973. Very Good- Gatefold ... $16.99
Very cool album recorded by Luiz Bonfa in the US, with cool electric arrangements by Deodato, and a sound that's unlike anything else he's ever done! Some tracks even get downright funky, and there's a nice break or two on here, if you're the type that digs for that sort of thing. Titles include "Apache Talk", "Sun Flower", "Jacaranda", "Strange Message", and "Danse V". Idris Muhammad's on drums, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Library copy, with tape on all seams, promo sticker, sticker on the spine, and wear.)

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Luiz Bonfa/Eumir DeodatoGentle Rain ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
A dreamy little soundtrack to this lesser-known film – but a real bossa classic from the 60s, featuring original tunes by Luiz Bonfa and orchestrations by Deodato! The sound of the set is really wonderful – sometimes fragile, sometimes full – with a juxtaposition that beautifully links American soundtrack modes of the 60s and some of the bossa innovations associated with Bonfa and Deodato. Deodato's orchestrations are possibly the best side of the set – often light and airy with a similar approach to his Os Gatos work – but served up here in shorter snippets that allow a lot of variation on color and theme throughout the record. Album includes classic readings of "The Gentle Rain", "O Ganso", and "Non Stop To Brazil" – plus the tracks "Judy's Story", "Please Help Me One More Time", "Copa Beach", "It's Tempting", "Saturday In Rio", and "Across A Table". CD

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✨✧ Luiz BonfaLuiz Bonfa's Brazilian Guitar ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic early set of tracks by the Brazilian guitar genius Luiz Bonfa, filled with the lightness and breeziness that made his playing a huge inspiration for the Bossa Nova movement. Originally recorded in Rio by the Odeon label, with some orchestrations behind him, but they're mostly spare and fragile, and they let Bonfa's dark moody guitar come to the forefront. Titles include "Batucada", "Xango", "Mambolero", "Cancao De Outono", and "Sambolero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label pressing.)

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✨✧ Luiz BonfaNon Stop To Brazil ... CD
Chesky, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Luiz Bonfa & Maria ToledoBraziliana ... LP
Philips, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very groovy bossa tracks – very much in the mode of some of the Verve hit recordings of the mid 60s! After the success of the Astrud Gilberto/Joao Gilberto work with Stan Getz, it's clear that Philips and Luiz Bonfa wanted to get in on the act – and they've paired Bonfa's guitar with vocals from his wife Maria Toledo – a really wonderful singer with very Astrud-like appeal! The album's got some larger backings from Bobby Scott, who brings in a nice undercurrent of jazz – and while some of Bonfa's other work of the time is somewhat spare and dreamy, the style is nicely full here. Toledo sings in both English and Portuguese, and even scats wordlessly a bit – which we really like – on titles that include "Sambura", "Whistle Samba", "Tanto Amor", "Boticario", "Promessa", and "Sugar Loaf". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Caterina ValenteCaterina In Italian/Caterina Canta Luiz Bonfa ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of unusual albums from this great German singer – one in Italian, the other a bossa tribute! On Caterina In Italia, Valente sings Italian throughout – a language that seems to give her vocals an even peppier, more playful vibe – especially on the upbeat numbers, which feel like the kind of jaunty pop tunes you'd hear blaring from a car radio in a Fellini film! Arrangers are familiar German talents – Heinz Kiessling and Addy Flor – and titles include "Senza Stelle", "Luna Malinconica", "Ma L'Amore No", "Polvere Di Stella", and "Sulla Carrozzella". Next up is a mighty cool little record – Caterina Valenta Canta Luiz Bonfa – a set that has arranger Addy Flor doing a really wonderful job with bossa-styled backings – which are a wonderful shift for Valente as she works through a run of songs the hand of bossa composer Luiz Bonfa! Most of the lyrics seem to be in Italian, not Portuguese – which is another nicely interesting touch on the record – and tunes include "Poco E Tutto", "Samba Di Due Note", "Menina Flor", "Cantiga Da Vida", "Prima O Poi", "Se Potessi Tornar", and "Non Pensarci Piu". CD
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Heraldo Do MonteO Violao Do Heraldo Monte ... CD
London/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
A great guitar session from late 60s Brazil – bossa at its core, but with some other groovy touches too! Guitarist Heraldo Do Monte plays light acoustic, in a style that's right up there with Luiz Bonfa or Baden Powell – but the overall setting of the album also gives a nod towards some of the more advanced changes going on in Brazilian instrumental music at the time – the first inkling of some of the Blue Brazil touches from EMI/Odeon, with a deeper sophistication in some of the arrangements than just straight bossa. A few moments are straight ahead, mixed with others that have a nice degree of darkness – and titles include "Teletema", "My Cherie Amour", "Recit De Cassard", "Que Maravilha", "Casa Forte", and "Moanin". CD

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Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luis BonfaOrfeu Negro (Black Orpheus) ... LP
Doxy, 1959. New Copy ... $20.99
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – a record that set a whole new standard for audio representation of a film! The mad music for the set was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Vincius De Moraes – and performed by Luiz Bonfa on guitar – but despite such prime bossa pedigree, the whole thing's got a sound that goes way beyond the familiar – a crazy mix of batucada percussion, samba rhythms, bossa guitar, and loads of sound effects from the film – so much so that the first half of the record is almost a sound-for-sound replication of the first 20 minutes of the movie! The sound collage is amazing – an extremely unique approach to soundtrack representation, and one that's never been done so beautifully since. A truly breathtaking record, filled with mindblowing sounds – and an early example of the genius that would explode in 60s music in Brazil. Some key bossa classics are represented here in early versions – including "Felicidade", "O Nosso Amor", and "Manha De Carnaval" – but they're wrapped up in odd sounds and rhythms that really make them sound different! LP, Vinyl record album
(140 gram vinyl pressing!)

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VariousBossa Nova At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1962. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Essential reissue of the legendary 1962 Bossa Nova concert at Carnegie Hall. The concert is legendary not only because it was a bit of a disaster (according to legend, just about nobody got paid!), but also because it brought together a huge amount of Brazilian talent on one stage, and premiered their music to a rabid U.S. audience. The recording has a stunning live feel, and it preserves all the acoustics of Carnegie Hall, complete with lively crowd response. Oscar Castro Neves backs up most of the singers – including Sergio Ricardo, Carmen Costa, Carlos Lyra, Ana Lucia, and Chico Feitoso – and the LP has other instrumental performances by Joao Gilberto, Milton Banana, Roberto Menescal, Luiz Bonfa, and Sergio Mendes. Great stuff, and with 15 tracks, including "O Barquinho", "Influencia Do Jazz", "Outra Vez", "Zelao", "Nao Faz Assim", "Bossa Nova Em Nova York", and "Passarinho". A bossa classic! This version has a much higher sound quality than the reissue that was floating about a couple of years ago. LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Brazilian pressing.)

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VariousMusica De Tom Jobim ... CD
Atracao (Brazil), 2000. Used ... $6.99
Light lively readings of tunes by Jobim – hard to tell if they're all of older vintage from the lack of liner notes, but they certainly sound that way! There's a mixture of instrumental and vocal numbers, and most of the cuts have an early 60s feel, although there's a few that sound more modern. Titles include "Aguas De Marco" by Titulares Do Ritmo, "Teresa Da Praia" by Dick Farney & Lucio Alves, "Se E Por Falta De Adeus" by Doris Monteiro, "Solidao" by Nora Ney, "Corcovado" by Noberto Baldauf, "Domingo Sincopado" by Ed Lincoln & Luiz Bonfa, and "Intuil Paisagem" by Erlon Chaves. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTrip To Brazil Vol 1 – 40 Years Of Bossa Nova ... CD
Motor (Germany), 1998. Used 2CD ... $18.99
If you've been looking for a compilation that will be an excellent introduction to bossa nova – this is it! The folks at Motor Music have put together this monster set of 50 tracks on 2CDs, and it spans a total of 40 years of bossa nova (although nearly all of the material is from the classic years!) There's not a huge amount of rare stuff on here, but the tracks that are included were chosen with great care, and represent an excellent primer in the bossa nova style. Futhermore, there's great little notes on each track, with a good explanation of how the songs fit into the larger history of bossa nova. There's way too much here to mention completely, but the CD set includes material by Edu Lobo, Os Gatos, Joao Donato, Astrud Gilberto, Marcos Valle, Nara Leao, Os Namorados, Tamba Trio, Os Cariocas, Luiz Carlos Vinhas, Marcia, Luiz Bonfa, Pele, Quincy Jones, Meirelles, and lots of others! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBrazilian Scene ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not the entire Brazilian scene – but a sweet little set with some wonderful bossa numbers! About half the record features the initial album recorded by Ze Maria – the great Tudo Azul, a lost bossa organ classic – and a set that features some vocals by Jorge Ben! The album's a rare gem from early 60s Brazil, and features Ben singing in the same soulful style as on his own early records – dancing lightly over grooves set down by organist Ze Maria, who has a wonderful sound that's a lot like Walter Wanderley! The whole thing's a dream, and features early versions of Ben's own tracks "Mas Que Nada" and "Por Causa De Voce Menina" – plus the tracks "A Vida Do Negro", "Influencia Do Jazz", "Tudo Azul", and "Samba Do Aviao". Other tracks are from a variety of Brazilian sources – and include "Murmurio" by Luiz Bonfa, "Consolacao" by Baden Powell, "Uirapuru" by Heitor Villa Lobos, "Lento" by Radames Gnattali, and "Serenata Do Telecoteco" by Gilberto Gil. CD

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