Featuring guest work by Ivan Lins, Antonion Carlos Jobim, Paulo Moura, Tutty Moreno, and Joyce. CD
(Out of print.)
Antonio Adolfo —
Viralata ... LP Artezanal/Far Out (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
Fantastic stuff – and one of the greatest records ever by Brazilian keyboardist Antonio Adolfo! The album was recorded at the end of the 70s, and has a sound that's a lot like the best fusion work by Azymuth – a great mix of jazz and funk, plus more dynamic Brazilian elements – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Antonio Adolfo & Carol Saboya —
Ao Vivo ... CD Kuarup/Points South, 2006. Used ...
The lovely Carol Saboya gets some great jazz-based backing here from Brazilian piano legend (and father) Antonio Adolfo – leading a small combo on this live date, and making Carol sound even better than usual! The set begins with Adolfo working through some instrumental passages, then Saboya ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Cris Aflalo —
So Xerem ... CD Sonopress/Tratore (Brazil), 2003. Used ...
One of Airto's best albums ever – and one that we never tire of hearing! There's a sublime quality here that steps perfectly right off of the percussionist's groundbreaking work with Quarteto Novo! Airto's joined on this set by Hermeto Pascoal – also from the Quarteto Novo group ... read moreCD
Spacious and earthy fusion from Airto – a record that departs nicely from earlier work, yet still keeps all the best elements intact! Airto's percussion work is firmly at the core of the set – giving it a nice acoustic base to work from, while also adding in touches of electric guitar ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a rough cutout hole, lightly bent corners, and some surface wear.)
Easily one of the greatest records that Brazilian percussionist Airto ever recorded – a stunning blend roots and jazzy currents, and a set that follows strongly off his work in the group Quarteto Novo! The set's got contributions from one of his key partners in that combo – reedman ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
CTI Records meets that Brazilian fusion sound of the 70s – served up here on two classic albums! Fingers is one of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a ... read moreCD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)
Rare work from Brazilian bossa nova legend Johnny Alf – recorded in his later years, but with a stripped-down sound that makes the whole thing sound pretty darn classic overall! Half the set is studio material, half is recorded live – and all the tracks were never issued at the time, ... read moreCD
Jazzy guitar from the great Laurindo Almeida – with Chuck Domanico on bass, Clare Fischer on acoustic and electric iano, Emil Richards on vibes and marimba, Frederick Seykora on cello, Aime Maurice Vereeck on percussion, and Chuck Flores on drums and percussion. (Jazz, Brazil)LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing. Cover has minimal wear and aging.)
Cape Verdean vocals from Mayra Andrade, but carried off with a warm and lovely feel that's almost bossa nova at points! Andrade's gently expressive in her lyrics – singing soulfully, but subtly alongside these sweet little rhythms with a touch of jazz, and some earthier percussion elements ... read moreCD
An amazing bit of Brazilian funk – and the best album ever by this exciting soulful duo! The record's their first, and it's got a crackling intensity that you don't always find on their other albums – a groove that mixes hard samba with bass-heavy funk, with a sound that makes them one ... read moreCD
Antonio Carlos & Jocafi —
Mudei De Ideia ... LP RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)...
An amazing bit of Brazilian funk – and the best album ever by this exciting soulful duo! The record's their first, and it's got a crackling intensity that you don't always find on their other albums – a groove that mixes hard samba with bass-heavy funk, with a sound that makes them one ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Author Bento Araujo has given us previous examinations of crucial Brazilian records in the 60s and 70s – and this important third volume shows just how strongly the spirit of experimentation continued well into the 21st Century – as the CD era opened up new frontiers for sonic ... (Books, Brazil)read moreBook
As Bahias E A Cozinha Mineira —
Bixa ... CD YB Music (Brazil), 2017. Used ...
Clarice Assad —
Home ... CD Adventure Music, 2012. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Brazilian vocals, with plenty of jazz – a smoker of a set from singer Clarice Assad – with a feel that takes us back to rare indie albums of the 70s and 80s! The instrumentation is great – lots of hard-grooving piano from Clarice, played in these inventive ways that often infuse ... read moreCD
Mariana Aydar's really blowing our mind since the last time we heard her on record – stepping forth here with her deepest, most complex material ever – an album as rich in sounds and styles as some of our favorite Brazilian material from the 70s! There's this confidence to the ... read moreCD
A record with an unusual source, but a sound that puts it right up there with some of the most heavenly rare Brazilian albums of the 70s – served up here in a folksy, jazzy mix of acoustic and electric elements – all with help from heavyweights who include Victor Assis Brasil, Mauricio ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible little record – and the set where it really all comes together for this legendary funky jazz group! Azymuth were already great on their debut, although maybe a little experimental at times – but here, they really find the soulful groove that later got them big fame on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing early work from Azymuth – rare demo recordings done at the home studio of keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami, in the short space before the group issued their legendary debut! The tracks here are as much jazz funk as they are the later modes that Azymuth would put forth – killer ... read moreCD
Subtle magic from Azymuth – two mid 80s albums, back to back on a single CD! First up is Flame, a set that nicely lives up to its title – and which shows the strengths the trio picked up during their years in the US! The sound here is round and soulful – a great fusion of the ... read moreCD
One of Azymuth's best-remembered albums from their American years on Milestone – a really killer classic that beautifully blends Brazilian and American styles of fusion! There's a simple, elegant feel to these tunes that takes off nicely from the group's previous album for Atlantic in Brazil ... read moreCD
(Remixed and remastered version – with better sound than ever!)
Carlos Badia —
Zeros ... CD Carlos Badia (Brazil), 2015. Used 2 CDs ...
A Brazilian underground classic from the early 70s – mindblowing work that mixes heavy percussion with lots of guitar – in a style that's samba soul one minute, but heavier rock the next! There's a bit of a Jorge Ben influence going on at times – particularly in the way the ... read moreCD
A very weird record – and an odd parody of both Os Novos Baianos and Caetano Veloso! The album's recorded live, and it's very much in the spirit of early work by Os Novos Baianos – with loads of tunes that have a funky samba style, with some nice rough touches – but there's also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ... read moreCD
A brilliant new vision for the legendary Banda Black Rio – the pioneering samba, soul and funk combo that broke so much ground in the 70s and remain vital to this day – led here by William Magalhaes, in a mode that celebrates decades of the best Brazilian music, while fearlessly moving ... read moreCD
Proof that Brazil may well be poised to become the next modern rock capitol of the 21st century – and a tight little set that's filled with youthful energy and some extremely catchy songs! The format here is nothing groundbreaking – very much in a guitar, bass, drums mode that's been ... read moreCD
A delightful collision of music old and new – as acoustic Brazilian choro comes into play with more booty-styled beats – in a blend that's surprisingly great on the best numbers in the set! The style is one that might sound a bit hokey on paper, but it comes off well – never too ... read moreCD
A landmark recording that is one of Jorge Ben's best albums ever! The album is a perfect realization of the way that Jorge mixes Brazilian rhythms with choppy Afro grooves – and the result is a masterpiece that yeilded some of his biggest tracks ever. Included here is the great choppy funk ... read moreCD
(Out of print, 1998 Japanese pressing – includes obi!)
A stunner of a record from the mighty Jorge Ben – and a record that catapulted the Brazilian singer to international fame at the time! Ben had already been making magic for almost a decade down in Brazil – and his compositions and grooves left an undeniable impact on the scene in the ... read moreCD
(Limited edition of 2000 copies – in a nice LP-styled sleeve!)
New work from the legendary founder of Azymuth! Jose Roberto Bertrami's keyboards have graced dozens of Brazilian jazz sessions over the past 30 years – not only with his famous combo Azymuth, but also on albums by other Brazilian singers and instrumentalists of the 70s and 80s. This new ... read moreCD
Jose Roberto Bertrami & His Modern Sound —
Aventura ... CD Far Out (UK), 2009. New Copy ...
A different groove than usual for Jose Roberto Bertrami – and a record that definitely lives up to the promise of its title! Bertrami's really broken free from the regular Azymuth groove on this set – much more so than on some of his recent solo albums – playing here with a vibe ... read moreCD
One of Maria Bethania's first albums, and a beautiful set of live recordings – with a vibe that's a lot more uptempo and swinging than some of her later work! The style here almost has traces of bossa – a lighter, groovier feel at times than some of the more emotive modes that Bethania ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono green & white label pressing. Cover is housed in a plastic sleeve laminate which has some aging.)
A Brazilian group, but one who plays with a sweet Afro Funk vibe – really mixing together a few cultural influences in a groove that's totally unique! There's a style here that's similar to other contemporary Afro Funk grooves – but there's also a different vibe too – one that's ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Bixiga 70 —
Ocupai ... CD Mais Um Discos (UK), 2014. Used ...
An Afro Funk combo from Brazil, but one who bring in a huge amount of different influences to their music as well – expanding their sound with a range of soulful colors that make this set even more compelling than their debut! In addition to some expected Brazilian elements, there's also ... read moreCD
A beautiful take on Brazilian guitar modes from earlier years – a set that has Leonardo Boccia first stepping out in an acoustic vibe that echoes roots from Baden Powell and Luiz Bonfa – then has the musician working alongside the vocals of Sueli Sodre, plus added percussion and effects ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alexia Bomtempo —
Suspiro ... CD Ropeadope, 2021. New Copy ...
A set recorded in Brooklyn, but one with plenty of Brazilian spirit in the music – served up in a mix of English and Portuguese lyrics, with a breathy sort of charm that really takes us back to the 60s! The album's more jazz vocals than bossa nova, but definitely has some of the latter ... read moreCD
Wonderful recent work from Joao Bosco – one of the few artists from 70s Brazil who's kept his sound strong over the years! This album's got a very intimate feel – mostly just Joao's vocals and acoustic guitar at the core, augmented with some light group backing that shifts from track ... read moreCD
Julia Bosco —
Tempo ... CD Julia Bosco (Brazil), 2011. Used ...
The first album in many years from Robertinho Brant – and a really evocative little set, one that more than lives up to its title! There's definitely a soundtrack sort of quality to the tunes, even though most of them are vocal numbers – and they work like little snapshots of life, put ... read moreCD
A fantastic double-length set – two full albums of music, essential for any fan of Brazilian jazz – or even jazz in general! First up is Esperanto – an incredible album from one of Brazil's greatest reed players of the 70s – the mighty Victor Assis Brasil – a free-thin ... read moreCD
A sweet mix of Brazilian grooves and New York attitude – an overlooked session from the end of the 90s – recorded in the US by Brazilian saxman Leo Gandelman, with soulful help from a variety of American players – including Reuben Wilson on organ and both Charlie Hunter and Grant ... read moreCD
Carlinhos Brown is impressing us more and more these days – and this great little set is a rootsy exploration of Candomble, done in a highly percussive mode that's a welcome change from the mish-mash modernism of Brown's earlier albums! There's still a bit of electronics on the set, but the ... read moreCD
A light and dreamy set of Brazilian vocal tracks – recorded in 1967, and featuring the voice of singer Lenita Bruno, a strong 60s talent with a style that's somewhat like Sylvia Telles. Arrangements on the set are by Clare Fischer – who plays piano, organ, and electric harpsichord in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has bumped corners.)
A fantastic live follow-up to the Caravanas album by Chico Buarque – and done at a similar level that shows that Chico's lost none of his charms as the years go by! The set's got the man upfront, singing and playing acoustic guitar – with a combo behind him, kicking up the rhythms in a ... read moreCD
One of the few albums ever cut by the team of Octavio Burnier and Claudio Cartier – a mid 70s Brazilian duo with a sweet and soulful finish! Both Burnier and Cartier play guitar – but not in a spare, Baden Powell-like way. Instead, they've got a sound that's very full – touched ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Caixa Cubo —
Angela ... LP Heavenly, 2021. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A really fantastic trio from Brazil – one who work in a very classic Azymuth mode of electric piano, bass, and drums! The tunes are nicely open, and have a tremendous sense of flow – jazz, to be sure – but with lots of focus on the rhythms, which often have this slow funk quality ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of earlier material on the RGE label – with tracks that include "Balalaika", "Katia", "Fado Das Maos", "Samambaia Na Varanda", "Velhos Carnavais", "Paciencia", and "Homenagem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is missing the plastic wrap, but is great overall.)
Only the second solo album from Marcelo Camelo – but already he's really winning our ears with his creative sounds, and deeply personal presentation of his music! There's a solid quality here that almost takes us back to the glory days of MPB – although Marcelo's also brought in some ... read moreCD
Orla ... LP None More (UK), 2021. New Copy ...
Really lovely work from Caravela – a British band, but one with a lovely lead singer who delivers lyrics in Portuguese – while the group support the music in a mix of Brazilian styles and more contemporary London modes! The album's like the sort of great fusion we used to hear from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The second album from Daniel Carlomango – and an amazing little set that's one of our favorite recent albums from Brazil! Daniel's got a style that's a bit like that of some of his Trama labelmates – but there's also a depth and seriousness here that's instantly apparent in the ... read moreCD
Nice lively stuff by this modern group from Pernambuco. The tracks have a choppy samba-esque sound, augmented by tightly ringing percussion and a catchy accordion sound. Most tracks have ensemble vocals, and titles include "Festanca Do Canavial", "Poeira No Terreiro", "Xod ... read moreCD
Our Brazilian section just got a whole lot groovier! This 1967 album by Mario Castro-Neves and his Samba SA group is a real gem – a breezy vocal group set with an approach that's clearly influenced by the Sergio Mendes Brasil 66 style, but which also has touches of European 60s jazz – ... read moreCD
Celia ... CD Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy ...
A beautifully groovy album from Celia Reis – maybe the hippest set ever from this Brazilian singer who was equally at home in samba and bossa modes! Production and arrangements are by Arthur Verocai – which will give you an idea of the creativity that went into the record – as ... read moreCD
A beautifully groovy album from Celia Reis – maybe the hippest set ever from this Brazilian singer who was equally at home in samba and bossa modes! Production and arrangements are by Arthur Verocai – which will give you an idea of the creativity that went into the record – as ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wickedly cool work from this overlooked Brazilian singer – a record that's got a strong sense of soul in the grooves, and a great sense of imagination in the choice of songs! Celia sings early work by Joyce, Lo Borges, Nelson Angelo, and others – with these shifting arrangements from ... read moreCD
Wickedly cool work from this overlooked Brazilian singer – a record that's got a strong sense of soul in the grooves, and a great sense of imagination in the choice of songs! Celia sings early work by Joyce, Lo Borges, Nelson Angelo, and others – with these shifting arrangements from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Apka ... LP Six Degrees, 2020. New Copy ...
Ceu seems to be an even stronger singer here than before – still able to drift in and out of an easygoing rhythm when she wants, but also more suited to take on tunes with a more soulful vibe – which includes a number of standout tunes that really make the record shine! There's still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The two faces of Juca Chaves – one a witty samba singer, the other a straighter vocalist – served up here in a strong split album from the 60s! Side one features "satiras" – tunes that often have Juca's vocals cutting sharply alongside percussion, guitar, and some nice ... read moreCD
Juca Chaves relaxes in bed on the cover, but he's actually sounding a bit more formal throughout the album – working with great arrangements from Radames Gnatalli, always heavy on woodwinds – and with a sophisticated style that brings a lot to his music. The clarinets and other ... read moreCD
'Dark-edged Brazilian pop from China – but work that still has a nice sense of warmth overall! There's a balance here that takes some of the sharper guitars and rhythms of early 80s postpunk, and wraps them around some of the hipper MPB modes of the post-Tropicalia years – all fused ... read moreCD
Beautifully mellow work from this great Japanese group – a set of simple tunes that play on the "choro" style of Brazilian music, yet which take its interplay of acoustic string melodies, and strips it down to its core. The title Colors is a very appropriate one for the set – ... (New Grooves, Brazil)read moreCD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Cibelle ... CD Ziriguiboom/Six Degrees, 2003. Used ...
One of the most unusual projects we've heard in the recent wave of genre-crossing work from the Crammed label – a beautifully fragile album of vocals and light instrumentation from the lovely Cibelle! The sound here has some of its roots in bossa, and maybe borrows a bit from traditions of ... read moreCD
Really mindblowing work from legendary drummer Ivan "Mamao" Conti – a key part of Azymuth through that group's many years – and still going strong here as a solo artist on his own! The album's almost a 21st Century realization of the sound that Azymuth was going for back in ... read moreCD
A classic bit of jazzy fusion from Chick Corea and the legendary Return To Forever group that included Flora Purim and Airto! The sound of the album influenced a generation, and although the album was overlooked by groovers for years, partly due to its success, it still sounds surprisingly fresh ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreCD
An incredible live album from Gal Costa – one that's easily as great as any of her studio albums from the time! But unlike the studio albums, the style here is quite spare and intimate – a very personal presentation of Gal's music, recorded in a way that has her starting out nearly ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Gal Costa —
India ... CD Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ...
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio ... read moreCD
Raquel Coutinho —
Mineral ... CD Raquel Coutinho (Brazil), 2014. Used ...
Tracks include "Samba Do Aviao", "Vivo Sonhando", "Triste", "Fotografia", "Passarim" and "Ana Luiza". CD
Mestre Cupijo E Seu Ritmo —
Siria ... CD Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ...
An incredible compilation of material by Mestre Cupijo and the musicians of Cameta – the Amazonian town where the Siria style was born! The always-great Analog Africa label turns to Brazil for this one – a nice step after their rich range of African reissues – given the nature ... read moreCD
Paulinho Da Costa —
Agora ... LP Pablo, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ...
A tasty session of west coast Brazilian grooves – cut by the great percussionist Paulinho Da Costa, with a group that includes Claudio Slon, Larry Williams, and Lee Ritenour. The record's got a very nice breezy feel – with a sound that's similar to some of the Fantasy Brazilian LPs of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy. Cover has an index card slot on the front, a sticker on the label, and a split spine.)
A collection of remixes from one of the greatest groups going! Da Lata have one of the strongest sounds going – a mixture of Brazilian rhythms and modern production, steeped in classic jazz influences, and the rich sense of history brought to the group by DJ Patrick Forge. And when they ... (New Grooves, Brazil)read moreCD
Always-lovely work from Vanessa Da Mata – a contemporary Brazilian vocalist, and one who sings with plenty of soul! The album features some great work from Kassin – who produced, plays bass, and clearly had a hand in shaping the sound of the set – giving the whole thing lots of ... read moreCD
Features arrangements from Rildo Hora and Ruy Quaresma – and titles include "Diamente", "Rabo De Cometa", "Pagode Da Saideira", "Cade A Farinha", "Batuca No Chao", "Bem No Coracao", and "O Preco Da Traicao". LP, Vinyl record album