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✨✧ Luiz BonfaBonfa ... LP
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of Bonfa's better pop-bossa efforts of the 60s, and a record that features some pretty solid arrangements by Deodato. The record's still a mix of easy tunes and bossa ones, with the usual confusion of some of Bonfa's other American records – but the groove is pretty solid Now Sound stuff, executed well by all parties. Titles include "Amazonas", "Santa Cruz", "Love Is Blue", "Zabumba", and "Aqua Marina". LP, Vinyl record album

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Luiz BonfaIntrospection ... CD
BMG (Brazil), 1972. Used ... $28.99
A pretty unique record from this famous Brazilian guitarist! Luiz recorded this set in New York – and it's 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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Luiz BonfaIntrospection/The New Face Of Luiz Bonfa ... CD
RCA/Five Four, 1970/1971. New Copy ... $3.99
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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Stan Getz & Luiz BonfaJazz Samba Encore! ... CD
Verve, 1963. Used ... $5.99
Hardly an "encore" of the first Stan Getz Jazz Samba album – as this set's got a slightly different feel, and lots of great elements that make it really unique! This time around, Brazilian musician Luiz Bonfa is on guitar – already a skilled proponent of the bossa by the time of the record, and arguably one of the few who really got it going back home in Rio. Stan's tenor sounds wonderful – as carefully and soufully blown as on the first set, but also with some new colors and tones too. Bonfa's wife Maria Toledo sings a bit on the record – hinting at Stan's work to come with Astrud Gilberto (this album was cut right before the Getz/Gilberto collaboration) – and the record also features added work on piano and guitar from the great Antonio Carlos Jobim – more than enough proof that the album's got a pure bossa pedigree! Titles include "Menina Flor", "Ebony Samba", "Saudade Vem Correndo", "Sambalero", "Samba De Duas Notas", and "Mania De Maria". Plus, the CD also includes a bonus alternate take of "Ebony Samba". CD

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✨✧ Luiz Bonfa/Eumir DeodatoGentle Rain ... CD
Mercury (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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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Steve Lawrence & Eydie GormeBonfa & Brazil ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Very groovy Brazilian work – in a similar vein to Eydie's Blame It On the Bossa Nova LP! Stevie & Eydie recorded this set with bossa guitarist Luiz Bonfa, and Deodato did the arrangements – and they both really bring in a beautiful sound to the set that's quite unlike other Gorme/Lawrence albums from the time. The bossa is twisted beautifully through the twisted relations of Steve & Eydie, and the track list features a number of English versions of tracks that you'd probably recognize better in the Portugese versions. Cuts include "Empty Glass", "Sweet Talk", "Dream My Dream", and "Summer, Summer Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(2 eye pressing.)

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VariousBrazilian Scene ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
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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Rosinha De ValencaUm Violao Em Primeiro Plano ... CD
RCA (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... About July 6, 2016
A great little set from female guitarist Rosinha De Valenca – a player who worked briefly with Sergio Mendes in the mid 60s, and who sounds incredible on this rare album from 1971! Rosinha's got a light touch on the acoustic guitar – one that steps off nicely from a legacy of earlier Brazilian guitarists like Baden Powell or Luiz Bonfa – and on this set, she's backed by some light arrangements that almost have a groovy late 60s LA feel – with lots of nice lilting A&M-ish moments, touched by other spots of Brazilian grooves and funk! The blend is wonderful, and makes the record a real standout from Rosinha – a record that's more than enough to help her make her mark away from Sergio! Titles include "Asa Branca", "Summertime", "Samba De Minha Terra", "Tema Espanhol", "Boi Ta Ta", "Marinheiro", "Zanzibar", and "Mudei De idea". CD

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✨✧ VariousVinicius De Moraes – Modernism & Bossa Nova ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A set that really lives up to its title – especially considering that the music here is virtually the blueprint for the emergence of the modern in Brazilian music during the bossa generation! The collection features a range of different tunes from poet Vinicius De Moraes – an important early collaborator of Antonio Carlos Jobim, and one of the key architects of the bossa sound and spirit during the late 50s! The passage of tracks in the set really shows the evolution of the music – as it begins with more ambitious stage work done by the pair, then moves into a range of beautiful vocal numbers that illustrate all the subtle power of bossa lyricism at its best. Titles include "Um Nome Mulher" by Roberto Pava, "Eu Na Existo Sem Voce" by Silvia Telles & Lucio Alves, "Love & Peace" by Jon Hendricks, "Lamento No Morro Solo" by Luiz Bonfa, "Samba Em Preludio" by Agostinho Dos Santos & Rosana Toledo, "Aqua De Beber" by Ana Lucia, "Valsa De Euridice" by Lenita Bruno, "Chega De Saudade" by Os Cariocas, and "Valsa Do Amor De Nos Dois" by Elza Laranjeira. CD

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✨✧ Stan Getz & Charlie ByrdJazz Samba/Jazz Samba Encore ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of bossa classics – back to back on a single CD! The first Jazz Samba set is one of those records that no home should be without – not only a pivotal album in the growth of bossa nova in the 60s – but a set that also really helped set the career of tenorist Stan Getz on fire! The real credit here might almost go to guitarist Charlie Byrd – as Byrd was a big early proponent of bossa nova rhythms, and had already been experimenting with them on his records of the time – yet also gets a key extra "umph" here in the presence of Stan's tenor – a bold, rich, soulful sound that really helps give the music a lot of direction – in ways that still resonate strongly all these many years later! Getz is completely sublime – a master of tone and timing throughout – and perfectly fit to these tunes. Rhythms are mostly from Byrd's trio, augmented with some extra percussion – and titles include the classic "Desafinado", plus "E Luxo So", "Samba Dees Days", "Samba Triste", "O Pato", "Samba De Uma Nota So", and "Baia". Jazz Samba Encore is hardly an "encore" of the first Stan Getz Jazz Samba album – as this set's got a slightly different feel, and lots of great elements that make it really unique! This time around, Brazilian musician Luiz Bonfa is on guitar – already a skilled proponent of the bossa by the time of the record, and arguably one of the few who really got it going back home in Rio. Stan's tenor sounds wonderful – as carefully and soufully blown as on the first set, but also with some new colors and tones too. Bonfa's wife Maria Toledo sings a bit on the record – hinting at Stan's work to come with Astrud Gilberto (this album was cut right before the Getz/Gilberto collaboration) – and the record also features added work on piano and guitar from the great Antonio Carlos Jobim – more than enough proof that the album's got a pure bossa pedigree! Titles include "Menina Flor", "Ebony Samba", "Saudade Vem Correndo", "Sambalero", "Samba De Duas Notas", and "Mania De Maria". CD

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✨✧ Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luis BonfaOrfeu Negro (Black Orpheus) ... LP
Doxy, 1959. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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