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Brazil — Recently Added

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


Rita Lee & Tutti Frutti

Entradas E Bandeiras
Som Livre/Survival Research (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A standout solo set from Os Mutantes member Rita Lee – an album that's different than both her work with that group, and her early solo material – and which sort of represents a return to the roots of rock and roll during the middle part of the 70s! The group features ex-members of ... LP, Vinyl record album
EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1974. New Copy
CD...$3.99 14.99
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

Jongo Trio

Jongo Trio (1972)
EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1972. New Copy
CD...$3.99 14.99
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
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic work from 70s Brazil – served up here by the great Lady Zu, who was one of the few female artists in the mostly-male samba soul generation! Lady Zu's a bit like Tim Maia at the time – a soul singer first, and Brazilian artist second – and works here with a sound that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Buddah/Real Gone, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil

Barra 69
Polygram/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy
A seminal live set that brings together two giants of the Tropicalia scene – Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, recorded here in a rough-edged performance from 1969! The format has the artists alternating songs throughout the set, then coming together for a duet at the end – and the ... CD

Gelson Oliveira & Luiz Ewerling

Terra
Mad About Records (Portugal), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Sharp-changing fusion in the best Brazilian mode – one of those independent gems from the early 80s that really helped push the whole scene forward! Gelson Oliveira plays guitar and Luiz Ewerling plays drums – and the record's full of these great rhythms, nice time changes, and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tom Ze

Raridades
Warner (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A fantastic collection of rare work from the young Tom Ze – obscure tracks from 7" singles, compilations, and festival performances too – all brought together as a counterpart to his full length albums on the Continental and RGE labels! As singles, a few of these tracks are maybe ... CD

Elis Regina

Elis (1966)
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy
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 ... CD
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy
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 ... CD
Cruzeiro/Tidal Waves, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A really unique little album – one that features sounds created in collaboration between Marcos Valle and Azymuth – all done as a specialty album for an airline in Brazil! The sound is breezy and dreamy – different than some of Azymuth's earliest music, but not that far off ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cruzeiro/Tidal Waves, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A really unique little album – one that features sounds created in collaboration between Marcos Valle and Azymuth – all done as a specialty album for an airline in Brazil! The sound is breezy and dreamy – different than some of Azymuth's earliest music, but not that far off ... LP, Vinyl record album

Banda Black Rio

Maria Fumaca
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Milestone, 1982/1983. New Copy
Sublimely soulful work from Azymuth – 2 albums back to back on a single CD! Cascades is fantastic fusion from a group who just couldn't miss during these early 80s California years! The sound here is smooth, but never slick – always a little offbeat, and quite different from more ... CD

Marcos Valle

Marcos Valle (1983)
Som Livre/Mr Bongo (UK), 1983. New Copy
Marcos Valle might look a bit sad and forlorn with all those fruity drinks on the cover – but the record itself is a wonderfully upbeat session, and one that's very much in the same modern soul mode of his 80s groove Vontade De Rever Voce! As on that record, the sound here shows strong ... CD

Sandra Sa

Vale Tudo
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1983. New Copy
Early work from Sandra Sa – one of the strongest female soul artists to emerge from the Brazilian scene at the start of the 80s – working here on a classic set that's got a groove that's very similar to American R&B work of the time! Tim Maia joins Sandra for a bit on the set ... CD
Philips/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy
CD...$6.99 15.98
Erasmo Carlos sounds even cooler here than usual – still working with tunes penned with his brother Roberto – but also taking on music by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Marcos Valle too! There's a heady undercurrent to the record that's maybe a filtering-through of an earlier ... CD

Eve (Everaldo Marcial)

Canto Aberto
Free Lance/Kosmos (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Eve isn't Adam's partner, but instead Brazilian musician Everaldo Marcial – an artist who fled the dictatorship in the 70s for a new home in France – where he recorded this beautiful album in the second half of the 70s! The set's got some of the best hybrid modes of other ... LP, Vinyl record album

Le Trio Camara

Le Trio Camara
Saravah/Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1968. New Copy
Bossa jazz from the French scene of the 60s – an ultra-hip album issued on the legendary Saravah Records label – and one that's one of the best illustrations of the label's way of blending together jazz and other global styles! The group here is a trio, with Fernando Martins on some ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy
An amazing early album by Nara Leao – one that features mostly spare vocals and acoustic guitar, plus some additional percussion – coming off in a style that's halfway between the best 60s work of Geraldo Vandre and early albums by Joyce! Nara's vocals are incredible – really ... CD

Gal Costa

Gal Costa (1969)
Polygram/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy
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. ... CD

Milton Nascimento

Milton (1976)
A&M/Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy
An important American album for the great Milton Nascimento – his first recorded in the US since the earlier Courage set for A&M – and like that record, a perfect bridge between the sound of his work in Brazil and the global modes that he had to offer! A key part of the set is the ... CD

Gal Costa

India
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 ... CD

Joyce with Joao Donato

Aquarius
Far Out (UK), 2009. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
A beautiful collaboration between two of our favorite Brazilian artists ever – the lovely Joyce and bossa piano legend Joao Donato – both of whom have held onto all of their best early charms of their music! The session's definitely got a Joyce flavor upfront, as she's the main ... CD

Tutty Moreno with Joyce

Magica (aka Unreleased Project 1981)
Far Out (UK), 1981. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
A beautiful document of the warmth and magic that flows between Brazilian singer Joyce and her jazz drummer husband, Tutty Moreno – featured here together in a project that was recorded privately in the early 80s, and not released to the public until many years later! The style here is a bit ... CD
Continental/Discos Mariposa (Argentina), 1972. New Copy
The second album from O Terco – the guitar-heavy power trio who were one of the hardest things going in Brazil during the early 70s! The album's got a style that's somewhat progressive, but which also still holds onto plenty of late 60s psychedelic elements – qualities both sweet and ... CD

O Bando

O Bando
Polydor/Discos Mariposa (Argentina), 1969. New Copy
Heavy fuzz from late 60s Brazil – a Tropicalia-era album, but one with a slightly more mainstream groove – one that mixes elements of regional music with psychedelic elements and bouncy, mod-styled backings! The approach is somewhat like the work going on over at EMI/Odeon during the ... CD

Elza Soares

Elza Pede Passagem
EMI/Universal (Brazil), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Fast and funky samba tunes by Elza Soares – handled with a great 70s twist, one that brings the tunes up to speed with samba soul work of the time by Jorge Ben and Antonio Carlos E Jocafi! The feel is light and bouncy, but also very soulful – and the set grooves in a way you won't find ... LP, Vinyl record album

Maria Bethania

A Tua Presenca
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Wonderful early work from Maria Bethania – an album that's put together with a very sophisticated sound, and a really powerful feel overall! The orchestrations are relatively baroque – sometimes using strings in odd ways, other times bringing in bits of voices – all very much in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Continental/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A rare set from the early 70s samba soul years in Brazil – one of the few albums ever cut by Renata Lu, a singer who worked more famously on records by other artists – and an album that really does a great job of mixing rootsier, funkier touches with some of the larger arrangements that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mad About Records (Portugal), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic funk from Brazil – the kind of cuts you'll totally dig if you love the classic work of Banda Black Rio and Azymuth – but which are even more obscure! The collection's a great one – full of tracks that blend together funky rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and that special ... 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
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A wild solo project from Rita Lee – done after the breakup of Os Mutantes, and offered up almost as some sort of commentary on mainstream rock in the 70s! There's a much more straightforward approach to the music here – a sometimes-glammy sound that's echoed by the band's space-style ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fermata/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy
A totally wonderful little soundtrack – Brazilian in origin, but with lots of the lush, warm tones we love in 70s Italian erotic scores too! The style is definitely Brazilian, though – and modes run from some of the cooler, larger arrangements you'd hear from Marcos Valle – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Chico Science & Nacao Zumbi

Da Lama Ao Caos (180 gram pressing)
Chaos/Polysom (Brazil), Early 90s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mochilla, 2009. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
An amazing return to form for the legendary Arthur Verocai – the Brazilian artist whose 1972 album was initially buried under the shifting sands of time – only to re-emerge to a huge new audience in the 21st Century via reissue – and sampling by a host of artists who include ... LP, Vinyl record album
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 4CD
A really well-done look at the early music of Antonio Carlos Jobim – one of the most important musical forces of the bossa nova years in Brazil, and an artist who helped set the stage for countless generations to come! The package is overflowing with work from key early albums – and ... CD
Underdog (France), 2021. New Copy
Joao Selva has a great way of bridging classic Brazilian modes and contemporary sounds – a quality we loved on his debut, and which seems to be even more fully-formed here on his second release! Maybe that past/present quality is no surprise, though, when you consider that the record's a ... 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

Burnier & Cartier

Burnier & Cartier (1974)
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... 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

Antonio Carlos & Jocafi

Mudei De Ideia
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Caravela

Orla
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Joao Negrao

Asfalto Selvagem
Paneg/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1964. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, 1965. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Vasconcelos Sentimento

Futuro
Far Out (UK), 2021. New Copy
A record that's incredibly hard to pin down – and we mean that in the best way possible – a really explosive blend of jazz elements, contemporary rhythms, and all these other wonderful sounds and styles – a globe's worth of music that somehow was created in just a tiny bedroom ... LP, Vinyl record album

Elis Regina

Elis (1972)
Philips (Brazil), 1972. New Copy
A stunning step forward for the great Elis Regina – and a landmark record that would set the stage for most of her final work to come in the 70s! The album's got less of the jazz or bossa inflections of her music from the 60s – and instead moves into this richly sophisticated style ... CD

Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax

Zeca Do Trombone & Roberto Sax
Pirata/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Carioca & Devas

Misterios Da Amazonia
Atonal Producoes/Altercat (Germany), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A Brazilian album from the start of the 80s, but one recorded in an all-acoustic mode that makes the whole thing tremendously timeless over the years! Ronaldo L Freitas is the guitarist pictured on the front – and he provides these amazing guitar lines that have all the deftness of the best ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated October 16, 2021


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