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
A lively batch of pop samba stuff from this big Brazilian artist of the 60's. The tracks are all fairly uptempo, with a sing song rhythm sound, and a nice 60's Brazilian pop groove. Tracks include "Leva Meu Samba", "Saudade Dela", "Sai Do Meu Caminho", "Vida De ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later Serie Reminiscencias pressing on Sinter.)
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
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 excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A samba soul masterpiece from Jorge Ben – one of the most brilliant records to come out the fertile late 60s Brazilian scene – and an incredible album that works with the psychedelic flourishes of Ben's contemporaries and a deeper undercurrent of soul & funk! This is one of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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
One of the better early bossa albums by Bonfa, and one that doesn't have the sleepy quality that you find on some of his other records. Luiz' guitar is backed by a nice little combo, and the tracks have a lively rhythm, with occasional vocals, and some nice flute solos from time to time. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great release by this really unique combo – a Brazilian group, but one who are equally interested in the African roots in their music – but in ways that are completely different than any other contemporary act we can think of! Camarao Orkestra aren't one of those Fela-styled Afro ... (Global Grooves, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful early album by Elizete Cardoso – arguably one of the first bossa nova records ever, and a set that features some great early tracks penned by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius De Moraes! The record is a haunting showcase for the genius of Jobim and Vinicius, and it includes early ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early blue label pressing – nice and heavy! Cover has some light wear, and light aging.)
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
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful little record from Brazilian composer Jocy De Oliveira – one that echoes some of the bossa modes of the generation in which it was created, but which also has these really special modern touches too! In a way, the vibe is a bit like some of the work that Baden Powell and Vinicius ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare Brazilian album from the legendary keyboardist Deodato – recorded right around the same time as his classic CTI albums Prelude and Deodato 2 – but much more obscure! This set's got a similar electric vibe, but is much more compact – with maybe more organ than Rhodes, on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A gem of a record from the same Pernambuco early 70s scene that gave us Lula Cortes, Ze Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo, and Alceu Valenca! This obscure little set has lots of the earthier tones that showed up in work by the above artists – a style that mixes folksy touches with bits of psychedelia ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful dreamy album that's quite different from the classic Getz/Gilberto collaboration – but which also shares much of that set's lyrical beauty! This album was recorded live, in 1964, when Stan Getz was playing with his quartet that included Gary Burton on vibes – an incredible ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd —
Jazz Samba ... LP Verve, 1962. New Copy (reissue)...
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 ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
It's been awhile since we've last heard from Bebel Gilberto – and honestly, that time has made all the difference – as this album's a corker, and may well be her greatest record to date! We've always liked Bebel, but maybe have never loved her – maybe always had a softer spot for ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work by this underdiscovered Brazilian talent! Hyldon was part of the 70s Brazilian soul and funk generation that included Tim Maia, Cassiano, and Toni Tornado – but he'd also absorbed a lot of the singer/songwriter influences of Caetano Veloso, who's laidback mid 70s style will ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The wonderful world of Antonio Carlos Jobim gets a whole lot bigger on this American release from the 60s – thanks to a collaboration with the great Nelson Riddle, the arranger whose work made so many of Frank Sinatra's albums so great! Riddle really understands the jazzy elements at the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet 70s set from Odair Jose – a record that's got a nicely laidback blend of keyboards, guitars, and Odair's excellent vocals – all put together with help from some of the most soulful talents on the scene at the time! The record features keyboards from Jose Roberto Bertrami, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tripped-out batch of hard jamming tracks from ex-Mutante Rita Lee – recorded with assistance from all the members of the group at the time, but in a mode that's quite different overall! Lee is clearly the star of the show here – singing all lyrics with a much fiercer vocal approach ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Les Masques with Le Trio Camara —
Brasilian Sound ... LP CBS/Le Tres Jazz Club (France), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)...
Groovy groovy groovy! Les Masques were a 60s vocal-oriented Brazilian combo from France, and they had a tight jazzy approach that was similar to Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66! That alone would be enough to make them #1 in our book – but they also get some excellent backing from the Trio ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
You know, despite the fact that this one was recorded in the mid 80s, when we felt that Tania's great jazzy vocal style was being buried in excessive arrangements – in retrospect, it's actually got some darn nice moments. These include the great "Tanoca Vignette", a lively number ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Cesar Camargo Mariano & Helio Delmiro —
Samambaia ... LP EMI (Brazil), 1981. Near Mint- ...
Spare duets between these two Brazilian jazz giants Cesar Camargo Mariano and Helio Delmiro – but great work throughout, and filled with a lot more soul and energy than you'd expect! Mariano plays mostly electric keyboards – but not in a way that overrides the acoustic guitar of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic bit of funky fusion from Brazil – one of the most hard-hitting albums we've ever heard from keyboardist Cesar Mariano! Mariano had a long legacy in music that included great arrangements for Elis Regina – but this set is completely different than most of his other work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early bossa jazz from Sergio Mendes – recorded with his famous Bossa Rio combo, in the years before he moved to America! The album's a classic in Brazilian jazz – a tight album of bossa-inflected jazz tunes played with razor-sharp precision, handled with a style that went on to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sergio Mendes is definitely a swinger – especially on this jazz-based session that was recorded before his famous work with Brasil 66! This album was recorded in New York, at a time when Mendes was one of the hottest things brewing in the bossa scene in Brazil – and apart from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited green & yellow split color vinyl with obi!)
A excellent set of instrumental bossa nova tunes by Roberto Menescal – one of Brazil's true musical geniuses of the 60s! The arrangements are bossa, but much more off-kilter than usual, with a weird edge, and groovy instrumentation, like vibes, that are not that common on Brazilian material ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky samba soul from the Brazilian scene of the early 80s – a record that's drunk deep on all the best elements of Jorge Ben and his generation, then comes up with a groove that's even more soulful and groovy! The instrumentation has some occasional jazzy touches – the sorts of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fabiano Do Nascimento —
Preludio ... LP Now Again, 2020. New Copy ...
A contemporary record, but one that's got all the depth, warmth, and complexity of some of our favorites from the 70s – music that more than strongly lives up to the legacy of Egberto Gismonti and Edu Lobo! Fabiano Do Nascimento has a way of mixing acoustic guitar with really compelling ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautiful work from Milton Nascimento – songs done for a ballet, but served up with the same understated brilliance of some of Milton's other studio material! The songs are never overblown or the sort that you'd know from a larger piece of this sort in the European tradition – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red vinyl pressing – first time on vinyl!)
Not as all-out experimental as some of the other work by Lelo Nazario – but still pretty great! "Lagrima" is a side-long piano solo – and the other side features "Sursolide Suite", Nazario's piano with two basses, played by Zeca Assumpcao and Rodolo Stroeter! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker in the corner, and some light wear.)
A really unique little record from Ze Eduardo Nazario – a set that maybe begins in improvised jazz, but which soon opens up to a world of different sonic possibilities – on some moments that have a very Brazilian vibe overall, even if it is an experimental one! Eduardo plays a range of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare little bossa jazz album from the early 60s Brazilian scene – one that's also a soundtrack too, which gives it a different feel than most other records of its type! The music is a mix of jazz and occasional larger orchestrations – in the best tradition of the late 50s French new ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet bossa combo from 60s Brazil – a jazzy little group that features some very early work on piano and arrangements from Francis Hime – whose sense of tone and color is already shining through, even at a relatively young age! Hime plays piano, and Nelson Motta plays guitar – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Papete's strong early albums – a fragile blend of rootsy percussion and jazz-tinged instrumentation – all touched off by Papete's light and honest vocals. There's not as many groovers on here as on other albums from the time, but the set does have a nice breezy finish that keeps ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best records ever by this lost Brazilian organist! The album features Penazzi's organ backed by only drums and percussion – and Andre handles the bass chores very nicely with his pedals, while riffing away on the keys in a firey style that reminds us of the best work by Ed Lincoln. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Flora Purim —
Flora e MPM ... LP RCA/Audio Clarity (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
The amazing first album from Flora Purim – recorded years before the Brazilian jazz singer would rise to much greater fame on the global scene! Here, Flora's stepping off of the late bossa years – working in a mode that recalls some of the jazzier bossa singers of the time, but also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic 70s album from this legendary harmony quartet – a female group that first emerged during the bossa generation in 60s Brazil, but who seem to hit an even more sublime sound with this rare gem from 1972! The setting is kind of post-bossa – maybe in the territory that Marcos ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brazilian singer Elba Ramalho is still going strong – and maybe sounding better than ever, partly due to a matured quality in her vocals – which makes things sometimes sound deeper than in the early years! The style here is a mix of older forro elements with more contemporary touches ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An excellent early gem by one of Brazil's greatest singers! The record captures Elis Regina at a prime early stage – when her voice was raw and filled with emotion, and when she was backed by some excellent arrangements that blended jazz, bossa, and more complicated vocal settings. The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet Brazilian fusion from keyboardist Marcos Resende – best known to our ears for his groundbreaking work with the group Index! This set's sweeter than that work, but still quite nice – a selection of tunes made famous by Roberto Carlos, done by Resende in instrumental versions that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small store sticker on one edge.)
A soaring blend of Brazilian modes – served up here by Ricardo Richaid, who's almost a one-man army himself, given the amount of instruments he plays on the set! Yet the record is also way more than just a batch of tunes cooked up in a bedroom – as Richaid has collaborators on nearly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever cut! Dom recorded this set in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York musicians – creating an incredible sound that's unlike anything else we can think of – a rich harmony of Brazilian roots and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet funk from 70s Brazil – a totally great album from drummer Ronnie – aka Ronald Mesquita, the percussive force behind the Bossa Tres combo! This album's got a smoother groove than their records – great use of Fender Rhodes, gliding alongside sweet samba soul arrangements ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Includes solo piano renditions of "Summer Of 42", "Summertime", and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", plus a few ensemble recordings with personnel including Antonio Sant'Anna, Elber Bedaque, Romero Lubambo, Nilton Rodrigues, Raul Mascarenhas, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
Pedro Santos —
Krishnanda ... LP CBS/Mr Bongo (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
A totally unique album from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – a set that was recorded right in the middle of the big Tropicalia years, but which has more of the earthier touches that would emerge in the Brazilian scene during the 70s! Yet there's also a sense of tight arrangement here too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mad mix of loud guitar, wild samples, and heavy Brazilian percussion – all nicely topped with the soulful vocals of Chico Science! The record's one of the group's earlier ones, and it's filled with a sense of raw power and experimentation that easily demonstrates why the band grabbed so ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A Brazilian rock classic! The band had a very sophisticated sound that mixes nice vocal production with spare arrangements supported by guitar, piano, and bass. The sound is difficult to describe – but the record has some extremely compelling songwriting, and great vocal work that carries ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early album by this groovy Brazilian rock group that featured Ney Matogrosso on vocals! The record has a haunting sound that mixes nice vocal production with spare arrangements supported by guitar, piano, and bass. The sound is difficult to describe – but the record has some extremely ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer set from Brazilian trombonist Marlon Sette – a player who seems likely to take on the legacy of Raul De Souza, through his own mix of jazz, funk, and soul! The set's all instrumental, with plenty of strong solos from Sette – working in a combo that also features Alex Meirelles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sublime little set all the way through – an early 60s date from the west coast scene – and one that was almost as important to that side of the country as the Verve bossa records were to New York! Bud Shank's in the lead on alto sax – no flute at all this time around – ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing, still sealed with some sticker remnants on front.)
One of the cooler groups from the jovem guarda years of 60s Brazil – a combo who sometimes echo rock modes of the Anglo world, but who can also bring in some strong currents from samba too! The mix is great, and completely infectious on the best cuts – as the blue guitars and echoey ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early dose of samba soul from the great Wilson Simonal – a set that's almost as important to his career as late 60s work for Jorge Ben! Like Ben, Simonal's music has a great blend of the rootsy and the groovy – raspy vocals that are overflowing with soul, supported by lively ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, with the plastic overwrap on the sleeve. Vinyl has a mark that clicks for a bit on two tracks.)
Wilson Simonal —
Tem Algo Mais ... LP Odeon/Honey Pie (UK), 1963. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A fantastic early bossa session from Wilson Simonal! His deep soulful voice is in perfect form – and it sounds super next to sweet lilting arrangements by the great Lyrio Panicalli – who uses larger orchestrations to open up that soulful side of Wilson's vocals – the sort that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful little album that shows a whole new side of Sinatra! Frank's a bit late on the bossa game – but the record's a wonderfully gentle batch of bossa nova tunes, performed with musical and occasional vocal accompaniment by Jobim, and larger orchestral backings by Claus Ogerman. Far ... (Vocalists, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great bit of Brazilian rock – with a feel that's hard and heavy, but also has nice traces of pop, and which reminds us a lot of work by Peruvian group We All Together! The production is simple, but ambitious – with the vocals all flanged out in a way that sounds perfect next ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Richly textured work from STVZ – music that echoes lots of the other currents we love in contemporary Brazilian music, but maybe with a quality that's a bit more abstract! The tracks here are all relatively short – there's 17 of them on an album that's only close to an hour in length ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brazil salutes Mexico – in a rare little album from the legendary Tamba Trio! The album's a rare Mexican release from the group – and was later issued as a self-titled set in Brazil in 1968 – but this original package is the first release of this great material! The record is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono Mexican pressing. Vinyl plays with some crackles on Side 1. Cover has split seams with yellowed tape remnants and some peeling along the top.)
Trio Mocoto first rose to fame as the funky band behind Jorge Ben on his early 70s classics – the combo that gave him such a soulful sound – and here on their own, they sound pretty darn great – with a style that follows the same evolution as Jorge's own sound at the time! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally rare gem from Marcos Valle – and one of his most unusual recordings! The album is from the soundtrack from a film about the famous Brazilian race car driver Emerson Fittipaldi – and the tracks are a very unusual mix of music by Valle with some spoken passages that might be ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the grooviest Verve albums of all time – a rare American session from Brazilian legend Marcos Valle – and his only US album to feature vocals! The album's even dreamier than Valle's early bossa sides from Brazil – and the setting has some nice Verve-like touches from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the earliest recordings of Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos – an artist who'd go on to have a huge history in jazz, including famous work with Pat Metheny on ECM! This set has Nana very much in his roots – playing first on a stunning solo percussion track that mixes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Caetano Veloso at the end of the 70s – still sounding wonderful, but in ways that are quite different from his earliest albums! The sound here is more restrained, and more mature – a beautiful example of the songwriting strength that Veloso evolved as his career moved on – tunes ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arthur Verocai —
Encore ... LP Far Out (UK), 2007. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Tremendous new work from Arthur Verocai – the Brazilian legend who's best remembered for his sublime self-titled album from the 70s, but who sounds equally great on this contemporary release! The record has a really classic feel overall – warm, soulful, and filled with plenty of jazzy ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mellow bossa guitar – in the tradition of Bonfa or Gilberto, but lacking the same sort of soul. Not bad, but kind of a "cash in on the big names" release by Capitol – although the record was originally recorded in Brazil, so it's at least got some sort of cred. Titles ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Labels have address labels.)
One of our favorite Brazilian albums of the late 60s – a really mod mix of vocals and instrumentals, samba and jazz, funky bits and soul – all billed as a "psychedelic" take on the music of Luiz Carlos Vinhas! You may know Vinhas as a pianist on other bossa records, but here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing of 500!)
Walter Wanderley —
Cheganca ... LP Verve, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Bossa nova meets organ jazz – a real classic from the great Walter Wanderley, recorded right on the heels of his famous Rain Forest album for Verve! This set's in a very similar format to that one – core trio grooving with organ, bass, and drums – sometimes augmented with added ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Werther ... LP Stylo/Altercat (Germany), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A lost late bossa gem from the Brazilian scene of the 70s – served up by a singer with an acoustic guitar, but in a way that's a lot more complex than bossa nova records of the 60s! Werther works here in territory that's a bit like Joyce or Edu Lobo at the time – music that uses the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those impossible to find records by Tom Ze from the 70s – and well worth the search! The record has Ze working in a slightly more conventional mode – with a mix of styles that ranges from spare percussive tracks, to others that have a smoother production style, but still a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic funk from 70s Brazil – an album that effortlessly blends jazz and funk with a touch of Brazilian rhythms – all at a level that matches some of the most soulful combos of the time from the Rio and Sao Paulo scenes! As you'd guess from the title and cover, there's plenty of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe the coolest entry so far in this excellent series – and proof that the Mr Bongo label has gone much farther in recent years than it ever did in the past! Years back, Bongo was known as a hotbed of Latin and Brazilian music – but the sounds here are also rare funk and soul, other ... (Funky Compilations, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
70s psychedelia from the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil – incredible stuff that combines rawly percussive tropical sounds with a world of psychedelic creativity and possibilities – one of the best compilations ever put together by Mr Bongo! Lula Cortes was a pivotal figure ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This very hip series just got a whole lot hipper – thanks to the selection talents of Brazilian soul legend Ed Motta – who serves up a huge host of rare tracks from Brazil! Ed's always had a deep love of the AOR sound of the 70s – and he's not only a great soul singer on his own ... (Funky Compilations, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album