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Brazil — Recently Added

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


Uzoma
Think (Japan), 2018. New Copy
Really great work from a Brazilian combo that somehow manages to work in a mode that's completely rootsy, but also completely contemporary too! The music here mixes together heavy percussion, bits of jazz, and just the right touches on keyboards, beats, and samples – so that the organic and ... CD
Arista/BGO (UK), 1972/1975/1976. New Copy 2 CDs
A trio of albums from percussionist Airto – with bonus tracks too! First up is Free – one of the coolest, grooviest albums you'll ever hear from the legendary percussionist Airto – a set that mixes his own Brazilian roots with the electric genius of 70s CTI – all with ... CD
Luaka Bop, 1970s. New Copy 2LP
Insanely great sounds from the legendary Tim Maia – easily the most soulful singer in 70s Brazil, and an artist with a heck of a strong ear for funk, too! The music here is an incredible hybrid of American soul and Brazilian elements – especially since some lyrics are in English – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Toni Tornado
Odeon/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
An early 70s gem from Brazilian singer Toni Tornado – one of that country's greatest soul singers of the time, and an artist with a real talent for putting over a groove! The tunes on the set are a mad mix of heavy funk, deep soul, and larger arrangements – making the whole thing sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
CID/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
One of the grooviest albums we've ever heard from Erlon Chaves – a Brazilian arranger who got his start in the bossa generation, later did some more traditional music – but here explodes with this great fusion of European and Brazilian soundtrack styles! The record's credited to the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jorge Ben (1969)
Philips/Verve, 1969. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
CBS/Lion, 1971. New Copy
CD...$6.99 14.99
Post-Tropicalia work from Leno – a Brazilian singer who'd worked as part of a duo during the Jovem Guarda years, but who really sounds great here on his own! The style's a bit more straightforward rock than the Brazilian sound of a few years back – a bit fuzzy and compressed at times, ... CD
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1966. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Copacabana Sadia
Columbia/Athens Of The North (UK), 1982. New Copy
Great modern soul from Brazil – a tight little set that's got a similar vibe to some of the work that Marcos Valle and Leon Ware were doing together in the early 80s! The groove here is nice and jazzy – arranged by Lincoln Olivetti in a style that's funky, but laidback too – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Tim Maia (1977)
Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Acabou Chorare
Som Livre/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Certainly one of the greatest albums by this excellent (and oft-overlooked!) group from the 70s! The band of young Bahians deliver a great mix of tracks tinged with bits of rock, funky samba, and even a few psychedelic influences – with alternating male and female vocals, and some excellent ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Verve/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Elemental (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Chico pays tribute to a host of other Brazilian composers – but he manages to make the work entirely his own, thanks to a deeply personal approach! Styles here run the gamut from samba to sophisticated, often handled with slightly jazzy undercurrent – and backings are by Perinho ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sao Paulo - Brasil
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy
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 ... 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
Os Gatos
Philips (Japan), 1964. New Copy
An album of incomparable beauty – one of the two rare albums cut by this legendary group during the 60s, and a bossa nova masterpiece all the way through! The work is guided by a young Deodato – who's moving here into much more complicated territory than his early organ jazz records ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
In the world of global grooves, Bixiga 70 have always been a bit unique – they hail from Brazil, love Afro Funk, but also never it those easy modes that makes so may other combos sound like they're just trying to go for the sound of Lagos in the 70s! Instead, these guys seem to have ... LP, Vinyl record album
Caravanas – Ao Vivo
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2018. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
Matheus Segundo Matheus
RCA/Athens Of The North (UK), 1975. New Copy
A sweet bit of electric work from 70s Brazil – the only album we've ever seen from Helio Matheus, and one of those rare gems that's every bit as great as its legend might imply! Helio works here in this spacious territory that has a compressed groove on the bottom, and a wide sound on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
CID/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Incredible stuff – the kind of obscure Brazilian 70s album that first got us into the music in the first place, and which keeps us digging through the racks for more and more over the years! The set is the first album ever recorded by the team of Jaime Alem and Nair De Candia – both of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Som Livre/Polysom (Brazil), 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
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Equipe/Far Out (UK), 1965. New Copy
An organ bossa classic from the legendary Eumir Deodato – one of his strongest albums from his early years in Brazil! There's a very jazzy feel to the set all the way through – thanks to a tightly arranged group that not only features the organ and percussion you might expect from such ... CD
Pedra Do Espia
Far Out (Brazil), 2001. New Copy 2CD
Wonderful jazziness from Brazil! This group has a sound that's beyond compare – influenced clearly by the 70s work of Hermeto Pascoal, but much more tuneful, light, and dancing – vocals blending with piano, percussion, and a host of angular reed instruments! The sound is incredible ... CD
Gal Canta Caymmi
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1976. New Copy
Gal Costa sings the music of Dorival Caymmi, but does so at a level that's completely different than his classics – often adding in currents of funk, jazz, and samba soul – sometimes with help from Joao Donato, who also plays keyboards on the set! The record's a perfect blend of modes ... CD
Caetano Veloso (1967)
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1967. New Copy
One of the building blocks of the late 60s Tropicalia scene in Brazil – and a standout solo debut from the young Caetano Veloso! The album's got an approach that's as dynamic and trippy as its cover image might imply – the same amazing blend of sounds and styles you'd hear on ... CD
Jorge Ben (1969)
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1969. New Copy
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 ... CD
Celia
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nara Leao (1968)
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy
Pure genius – a lost Nara Leao album from the late 60s, and a key piece in the puzzle of late 60s Tropicalia – a set we'd place right next to equally important records by Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, and Os Mutantes! Although Leao always gets cited as one of the more revolutionary ... CD
Spirit Of The Times
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible set of Brazilian jazz – one of the few albums that percussionist Dom Um Romao recorded as a leader, and sublime all the way through! The record's got a wonderful blend of funky fusion and Brazilian percussion – and features a group from two continents that includes Sivuca ... LP, Vinyl record album
EMI/Polysom (Brazil), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible album from Lo Borges – one of the best singer/songwriters on the Brazilian scene of the 70s! Borges first burst into the spotlight for his work on the Club Da Esquina album by Milton Nascimento – and his work as part of Milton's "corner club" really helped shape ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Tim Maia (1977)
Mr Bongo (UK), 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
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
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
Luaka Bop, 2018. New Copy
We admire the hell out of Kassin, but it's hard to imagine that we'd relax when faced with a new record of his – as we always pay fervent attention to everything he ever does! And this time around, that attention is rewarded even more than usual – as the musician and studio genius ... LP, Vinyl record album
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Wonderful 70s work from Tom Ze! The record's a bit more straightforward than some of his other records from the decade, and has a number of tracks with a samba sound at the base – but there's more than enough fantastic material to keep the record fresh, and Tom's writing is as great as ever. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Loki (180 gram pressing)
Polygram/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A freaky little solo album by Arnaldo Baptista of Os Mutantes – a set that's every bit as wild as you might guess from the cover! The album was recorded right after the first few classics by Os Mutantes – in 1974 – and Baptista wrote all of the songs, except for one, which lists ... LP, Vinyl record album
Discos Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A bit of an oddball record from Walter Franco, and one we've really come to love over the years! Franco's clearly going for an experimental rock sound here – and while the hard jamming kind of works at odds against that at times, at others, the whole thing gels together nicely in a blend of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Embalo
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1964. New Copy
A set that's maybe one of the greatest bossa jazz albums of all time – and a fantastic homegrown Brazilian effort that's quite different from the more commercial American bossa albums of the 60s! Tenorio Jr isn't just a hell of a pianist, he's a great writer and arranger too – one who's ... CD
El (UK), 1961/1962. New Copy
CD...$4.99 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
Discobertas (Brazil), 1965/1966/1975. New Copy 3CD
A fantastic collection of work from this legendary harmony group from Brazil – not a set of the female quartet's famous albums, but instead some rare material that (we think) appears here for the first time ever! The first CD is titled Contrapunto – and features a tremendous live date ... CD
Nos Mundo Dos Sons
SESCSP (Brazil), 2017. New Copy 2CD
Fantastic sounds from Hermeto Pascoal – an artist who first set the world of Brazilian music on fire in the early 70s, and has continued to be one of its most creative talents for decades! One of the great things about Hermeto is not only his own talents as a composer and instrumentalist, ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2018. New Copy
A really great record from Gilberto Gil – a Brazilian legend who maybe strayed from his genius a bit in later years, but who's really been back on track of late! Gilberto's wonderful here – very up-close and personal, but also sharply witty too – returning to that energy that ... CD
Palmeira
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Beautiful Brazilian jazz from the European scene – done in a warm blend of acoustic modes that's totally great! The set's got a bit less fusion focus than some of its contemporaries – as Palmeira's instrumentation is heavy on percussion and acoustic guitar – all tied together ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated January 19, 2019


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