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XBossa nova, samba, MPB, Tropicalia, choro, and more -- a great selection of music, both vintage and contemporary!


STVZ

Imposter
Chupa Manga, 2019. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jacob Do Bandolim

Jacob Do Bandolim 1952 to 1962
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy
A fantastic collection of work from Jacob Do Bandolim – the Brazilian musician who was so great on his instrument, he took its name and added it to his own! The bandolim is the Brazilian equivalent of the mandolin – but Jacob plays here with qualities that are quite far removed from ... CD
Philips/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy
CD...$5.99 18.98
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 ... CD

Jongo Trio

Jongo Trio (1972)
EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1972. New Copy
The rare second album by the Jongo Trio – a fantastic bossa group who mixed together vocals and keyboards with stunning magic! The trio's approach is similar to that of the more famous Tamba Trio – in that the three members groove on keyboards, bass, and percussion – while also ... CD
Tapecar/Amazon (Brazil), Early 70s. New Copy
Moody female vocals from Brazil – a great early 70s album with a dreamy feel and a nice electric touch! In a way, the album's a fair bit like the Ana Mazzotti album from the same period, with a mix of some funky scatting vocal numbers, and other tunes that are more laidback, but which fit ... CD

Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes (1968)
Universal (Brazil), 1968. New Copy
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work ... CD
El (UK), 1961/1962. New Copy
CD...$3.99 13.99
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by Elis Regina – issued here on a set that brings together her first two albums in one package! The sound here is quite different than the Elis Regina sound of the 70s – a lot brighter and more youthful, without as many of the somber overtones ... CD
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
CBS/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A classic album of 70s soul from Brazil – put together with a warm sunny finish that seems to unify the best modes of Rio and LA at the time! Singer Robson Jorge works here with frequent partner Lincoln Olivetti – and both artists handle plenty of keyboards throughout – lots of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Novos Baianos

E Ferro Na Boneca
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A totally great album from Novos Baianos – the earliest one we've ever seen by the group, and a session that has them sounding a fair bit like Os Mutantes! There's a wild range of influences running through the set – some psychedelic, some baroque pop, and some a bit more rootsy – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Caetano, Moreno, Tom, & Zeca Veloso

Ofertorio Ao Vivo (Brazilian version)
Universal (Brazil), 2018. New Copy
A fantastic family outing from Caetano Veloso – one that has the legendary Brazilian singer working with his sons Tom, Zeca, and Moreno Veloso! Moreno's probably the one who's best known to American audiences – thanks to his fantastic legacy of sounds with Domenico and Kassin in the +2 ... CD

Gal Costa

Gal (1969)
Philips/Mercury (Brazil), 1969. New Copy
Heady heady work from the legendary Gal Costa – caught here right at her early best, smack dab in the middle of the Tropicalia years! The album's one of Gal's legendary collaborations with arranger Rogerio Duprat – and it's very much in the spirit of her other incredible session from ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1974. New Copy
Sweet 70s grooving from Brazilian singer Eva – a bit of soul, a bit of easy, all styled together nicely by orchestrations from the magical maestro Gaya! Gaya's work here is similar to his best backings for other artists in the Blue Brazil generation – a mix of American pop, post-bossa ... CD
Philips/Elemental (Brazil), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Chico Buarque's fourth album – a mainstream Brazilian success at the time, but a record that's still as great as any of the more experimental sides from the period! Buarque has a sense of timing and charm here that are undeniable – an approach to the music that's aware of all the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Essential early material by Gal Costa! The record is her first after the immediate Tropicalia years, and it's a stunning blend of styles that seems to draw heavily from changes going on in the American rock scene at the time. The core of the music is still steeped in Brazilian elements – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Toquinho

Toquinho
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy
A wonderful early album from Brazilian guitarist/singer Toquinho – done before his famous collaborations with Vincius De Moraes, and with a very different groove! The record features guest appearances by Jorge Ben on two tracks – and much of the record seems to have Toquinho absorbing ... CD
Odeon/Polysom (Brazil), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Incredible early work from Joyce – the completely fantastic female singer who would go on to transform the sound of Brazilian music in the 70s, and have a huge global legacy for years to come! This set's got Joyce working with Nelson Angelo – a bandmate of the singer in the group A ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
The second set of madness from the legendary Os Mutantes – and like the first, an album done in close collaboration with arranger/producer Rogerio Duprat, whose talents add a new level of genius to the record! The album's got a compelling mix of styles that strikes out on the very first tune ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Classic work from one of Brazil's greatest soul singers of the 70s – an album of rich feeling that's a wonderful bridge between American soul music and some of the sophisticated song stylings of the MPB generation! Cassiano's somewhere in the territory of contemporary Tim Maia – but is ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most mindblowing albums ever recorded – anywhere, anytime! This 1969 set stands as one of the greatest records ever cut by Gal Costa – done at the height of the Tropicalia movement, and featuring a sublime mix of styles that really gets the spirit of the movement right. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Arthur Verocai

Arthur Verocai
Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Sweet and jazzy pop from early 70s Brazil – a great little album that we'd rank with our favorites by Marcos Valle and Edu Lobo! Arthur Verocai isn't nearly as well-known as those two, but he works in a similar territory – taking jazz, large arrangements, and nice touches of electric ... LP, Vinyl record album

Astrud Gilberto

Astrud Gilberto Now
Perception, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Killer work by Astrud Gilberto – very different than her Verve sides of the 60s! The album was produced by Astrud, arranged by Deodato – and has that wonderful warm full jazz feel of her classic album on CTI, but also a bit more like some of the funky work of Jorge Ben at the time ... LP, Vinyl record album
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
CD...$6.99 13.99
A very cool collection of female bossa nova records – one that really goes way past the usual! First up is Bossa Classica by Caterina Valente – a German singer by birth, but one who was really open to new styles from around the world – including lots of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian ... CD

Quintal De Clorofila

O Misterio Dos Quintais
Discos Mariposa (Argentina), 1983. New Copy
Complicated and folksy work from Quintal De Clorofila – aka Garden Of Chlorophyll – the duo of Negendre and Dimitri Arbo, singing together and working on an assortment of instruments that include acoustic guitars, casio keyboard, bandolim, microharp, soprano sax, flute, and lots of ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1978. New Copy
A lost 70s album from the great Joao Donato – set that was never issued at the time, but which should have been the follow-up to his classic Lugar Comum! Like that set, there's great use of electric piano on the record – over subtle and funky rhythms that mix elements from the samba ... LP, Vinyl record album
Discobertas (Brazil), 1965/1972/1978/1985. New Copy 4 CDs
Four rare slices of work from the lovely Nara Leao – unreleased live material from 1965 through 1985 – really showing the tremendous scope and development of her music! The first CD features a live concert from 1965 – definitely with some bossa elements in the mix, but also ... CD

Perfume Azul Do Sol

Nascimento
Pedra Temple Animal, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
That's a trippy cover on the album, and the group are pretty darn trippy too – much more so than most of the popular Brazilian acts of the mid 70s – still working with a sound that hearkens back to the offbeat psych of the Tropicalia generation! We don't know much about these guys, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
Som Livre/Vinilisssimo (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A rare bit of glam rock from 70s Brazil – which you might have guessed from the look of Edy Star on the cover! The set's a bit different than UK glam, though – as it still carries some of the touches of the post-Tropicalia scene – particularly some of the sounds of Raul Seixas ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1979. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A gem of an album from Hermeto Pascoal – right up there with 70s classics like A Musica Libre and Slaves Mass – and done with a similar sort of energy that goes way beyond jazz, way beyond conventional Brazilian music – into territory that can only be described as Hermeto-like! ... LP, Vinyl record album

Celia

Celia (1970)
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Barclay/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
One of the grooviest Brazilian albums you could ever hope to buy – and one that's not even from Brazil, either! This little gem was recorded in France in the early 70s – but it's got a swinging groove that's very similar to the work of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 during the 60s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Scubidu (Brazil), 2019. New Copy
A very original vision of Brazilian forro – served up here by the mighty musical talents of Hermeto Pascoal, still making very fresh sounds this late in his career! As with some of Hermeto's other recent records, the leader is accompanied by some great younger musicians who are able to ... CD
Equipe/Far Out (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Montuno/Soul Jazz (UK), 1988. New Copy
One of the greatest Airto records ever – a really overlooked record cut for the mostly-Latin Montuno label in the 80s! The album's quite spare, and almost more in a Latin mode at times – given the harder percussion on the set, and the firey recording style given to the set by Montuno ... CD

Ubirajara & Seus Embaixadores De Copacabana

Orquestra Metais Dourados
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1963. New Copy
The Solovox organ sounds mighty great here – very different than 60s Hammond, and even the up-and-coming Lowrey – as Brazilian keyboardist Ubirajara plays the instrument with all sorts of sounds and effects, but all without ever losing the groove of the tunes! Ubirajara almost has the ... CD

Grupo Controle Digital

A Festa E Nossa
Soundway (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)
A rare Brazilian album from the early 80s, but one that's quite different than you might expect – as these guys have a clear love of keyboards that resonate with some of the bigger electro pop acts of the UK and European scene of the time! The group's really just a duo – Billy Jaguar ... LP, Vinyl record album

Elza Soares

Deus E Mulher
Deck Disk (Brazil), 2019. New Copy
The voice of Elza Soares has been gracing Brazilian records for decades – and it somehow sounds even more amazing now than it did back in the day – with this raw, raspy power that's completely compelling, even if you can't understand the language! The record's got some of the same ... CD
NMC/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
A wonderfully strange combination of musical elements – and one that really stands out because of that strangeness! Judith Ravitz is an Israeli singer, but she's also got a love for the music of Jorge Ben – and she recorded this sweet little set at a time when Jorge's backing group, A ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2018. New Copy Gatefold
A contemporary set from Brazil, but one with a groove that feels like it was lifted right from the 70s – especially that period later in the decade when samba soul modes were coming into play with warmer boogie modes! The set's a live one, and features the strong lead vocals of Renato Gama ... LP, Vinyl record album
Far Out (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD

Baiano & Os Novos Caetanos

Baiano & Os Novos Caetanos (180 gram vinyl)
CID/Far Out (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Duofel with Carlos Malta & Robertinho Silva

Duofel + 2
SESCSP (Brazil), 2019. New Copy
A hip Brazilian guitar duo gets inflected with some nice currents of jazz – as guitarists Fernando Melo and Luiz Bueno are joined by Robertinho Silva on percussion and Carlos Malta on a variety of saxes and flutes! The mix of modes is almost like an extension of some of the 60s experiments ... CD

Claudette Soares & Alaide Costa

60 Anos De Bossa
Kuarup (Brazil), 2018. New Copy
A celebration of 60s years of bossa nova by two Brazilian singers who were almost with the genre at the start! And while the ladies might look like the Golden Girls on the cover, they come across with a lot more youth and verve on the record – especially Soares, who seems as if she hasn't ... CD
Odeon/Cornbread, 1964. New Copy (reissue)
Rare early work from the great Marcos Valle – and one of his first-ever albums! The record's very much in a moody bossa mode, and the orchestrations are wonderful – light, but never sleepy – really done with that unique new bent that Brazilian artists were using at the time, best ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tim Maia

Tim Maia (1977)
Som Livre (Brazil), 1977. New Copy
70s soul from Brazil – and a tremendously strong effort from the legendary Tim Maia! This record was Tim's first after an initial run on Polydor – and it shows Maia tightening up his groove even more, but still avoiding the slicker sounds of later years. There's a really focused sound ... CD

Tim Maia

Tim Maia (1972)
Polygram (Brazil), 1972. New Copy
An amazing early effort from Brazilian soul hero Tim Maia – one of his greatest ever! Even at this early point in his career, Maia had a fantastically soulful feel in his voice – steeped in influences from American soul greats of the 60s, and recorded here with some great arrangements ... CD
EMI/Polysom (Brazil), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A landmark album from Milton Nascimento – not only a set that really marked his growth as a singer, songwriter, and overall musical visionary – but also a record that really showcased the collaborative spirit that would be a part of his music for years to come! The album features ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Searing samba soul from Jorge Ben – one of his best-remembered albums of the 70s, and for good reason too! The album's got a slightly fuller feel than some of Ben's other work of the time – never slick, but with backings balanced nicely against his own raspy vocals and acoustic guitar ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated July 23, 2019


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