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Brazil — Recently Added

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


Quartin/Far Out (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A tremendous lost masterpiece from Jose Mauro – a less-remembered figure in Brazilian music at the start of the 70s – but one we'd rank right up there with the best of the time, on a short list that would include Marcos Valle, Milton Nascimento, and Arthur Verocai! Like those three ... LP, Vinyl record album

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

Nana Vasconcelos & Agustin Pereyra Lucena

Incredible Nana (with bonus download)
Tonodisc/Altercat (Germany), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jose Mauro

A Viagem Das Horas
Quartin/Far Out (UK), 1970. New Copy
A tremendous lost masterpiece from Jose Mauro – a less-remembered figure in Brazilian music at the start of the 70s – but one we'd rank right up there with the best of the time, on a short list that would include Marcos Valle, Milton Nascimento, and Arthur Verocai! Like those three ... CD
Philips/Third Man, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jackson Do Pandeiro

Forro Do Jackson
Copacabana/Honey Pie, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
A great little set from Brazilian percussionist Jackson Do Pandeiro – an album that grooves along on a strong wave of forro – that rootsy genre that burst big on the Brazilian scene of the 50s – tying together folksy roots and modern samba nicely, with lots of heavy percussion and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Wilson Simonal

Tem Algo Mais
Odeon/Honey Pie (UK), 1963. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alexia Bomtempo

Suspiro
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Morisom/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A really heavyweight album from the Brazilian scene of the 70s – recorded by a group of artists who were really helping to transform the sound of jazz at the time! There are elements that are familiar here, but served up in these really fresh ways – changing up the rhythmic and melodic ... LP, Vinyl record album

Celia

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

Lucas Santtana & Selecao Natural

3 Sessions In A Greenhouse (red vinyl pressing)
Diginois/Mais Um Discos (UK), 2006. New Copy
The most mindblowing record to date from Lucas Santtana – a dub-heavy session recorded live in the studio, done with a darkly brooding sound that's far different from his other albums! Instrumentation here is by the combo Selecao Natural – working in a blend of heavy bass and horns ... LP, Vinyl record album

Marcos Resende & Index

Marcos Resende & Index
Far Out (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A Brazilian jazz keyboard masterpiece – a set you can put right up there next to the earliest records by Azymuth, even though this one's much more obscure! Keyboardist Marcos Resende never hit the kind of fame he deserved, but that also allowed him to be one of the most creative players on ... LP, Vinyl record album

Arthur Verocai

Encore
Far Out (UK), 2007. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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

Jorge Ben

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
Arista/BGO (UK), 1972/1975/1976. New Copy 2 CDs
CD...$9.99 19.99
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

Sabrina Malheiros

Dreaming
Far Out (UK), 2011. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
Always-lovely work from Sabrina Malheiros – serving up a sublime blend of Brazilian roots and soulful overtones – a style that's easily made her one of the best artists on the Far Out label over the years! Sabrina's got a family lineage that traces back to Azymuth – and the music ... CD
Quartin/Far Out (Brazil), 1970. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.99
An incredible record from the legendary Quartin label – and a set that, like most of the releases from that imprint, has a sound that's years ahead of its time! Piri's a guitarist, and works here with an instrumental combo who support his soaring, scatting vocals – in a mode that's ... CD

Os Ipanemas

Que Beleza
Far Out (UK), 2010. New Copy
Wonderful work from Os Ipanemas – the legendary Brazilian jazz combo who've been revived in recent years, thanks to the efforts of Far Out Records! This album may well be our favorite so far from the combo – as it seems to take their core rhythmic groove, and flesh it out even more ... CD

Joyce with Joao Donato

Aquarius
Far Out (UK), 2009. New Copy
CD...$7.99 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
Far Out (UK), 2009. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.99
Strictly Samba, and strictly great stuff – a mix of contemporary work from the Far Out label and a host of other artists too – almost all of whom work here in a relatively classic mode! Although most of the tunes are recent, they'd fit right next to some of your classic samba sides ... CD

Antonio Adolfo, Brazil & Brazuca

Destiny
Far Out (UK), 2007. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.99
The return of a legend – and a tremendously groovy little record! Brazilian keyboardist/composer Antonio Adolfo's been making records for years – but easily his greatest albums were those cut at the end of the 60s with his Brazuka group – a cool combination of funky rhythms, ... CD

Tutty Moreno with Joyce

Magica (aka Unreleased Project 1981)
Far Out (UK), 1981. New Copy
CD...$7.99 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
Far Out (UK), 2006. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.99
A Brazilian tribute to football – but one that's given a distinctly London twist – as core rhythms by Wilson Das Neves, Dom Um Romao, and others are mixed up and augmented by Da Lata, Zero dB, Roc Hunter, Fauna Flash, and Osunlade! The album's got a depth and compelling quality that ... CD

Grupo Batuque

Africa Brazil
Far Out (UK), 2000. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.99
Possibly the best album ever by this excellent Brazilian percussive combo! The record begins the groove where the group's other albums started – by taking hard batucada rhythms, and tight samba grooves – but it also adds in a bit tighter production, and shows a marked commitment to ... 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
Buddah/Muzak (Japan), 1970. New Copy
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 ... CD

Joao Gilberto

Joao Gilberto In Tokyo
Universal (Japan), 2003. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A beautiful recent live recording from bossa legend Joao Gilberto – the kind that shows that he's still very much in fine fine form! The set was recorded in Tokyo, and features Joao on voice and guitar – with no other instrumentation at all – replicating the feel of some of his ... LP, Vinyl record album

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
Copacabana/Patua Discos (Brazil), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A pretty fantastic set of soulful 70s work from Brazil – a set that's got lots of deep currents in the orchestrations, which are echoed further by the rich vocals of Amada Maita! The record's got a way of sounding sophisticated and groovy at the same time – and the arrangements often ... 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

George Sauma Jr

George Sauma Jr
Favorite (France), 1985. New Copy (reissue)
A sweet 80s groove from Brazil – a self-released set by George Sauma Jr, a singer who works in some nicely soulful territory throughout! In a way, the vibe here is a bit like the Marcos Valle albums of the early 80s – elements of modern soul and boogie in the rhythms, but given a very ... LP, Vinyl record album
Som Livre/Mr Bongo (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Som Livre/Mr Bongo (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A record with "samba" in the title, but a set that hardly sounds like samba at all – given that the record is one of the groundbreaking 70s albums from the legendary Tom Ze! Ze first rose to fame as an experimentalist in the Tropicalia scene – but here, he's years past that ... 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

Jose Prates

Tam Tam Tam
Trunk (UK), 1958. New Copy (reissue)
Heavy rhythms from the Brazilian scene of the 50s – a set of grooves originally used to accompany a touring dance production, but a set of tracks that's gone on to have quite a life of its own! The music here isn't the cool bossa or spare samba you might expect – and instead has this ... LP, Vinyl record album
Top Tape/Far Out (UK), 1974. New Copy
An amazing album of vocal Brazilian jazz and sweet electric funk – a standout classic that's forever been at the top of our stack of 70s Brazilian music! Singer Ana Mazzotti is at the head of the session – singing with this breezy style that's at once cold and warm, cool and emotive ... LP, Vinyl record album

Marcos Valle

Marcos Valle (1983)
Som Livre/Mr Bongo (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

George Sauma Jr

George Sauma Jr
Favorite (France), 1985. New Copy
A sweet 80s groove from Brazil – a self-released set by George Sauma Jr, a singer who works in some nicely soulful territory throughout! In a way, the vibe here is a bit like the Marcos Valle albums of the early 80s – elements of modern soul and boogie in the rhythms, but given a very ... CD

Caixa Cubo

Angela
Heavenly, 2021. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Paris Gadjo Club

Cafe Du Brasil 2
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2021. New Copy
A really wonderful mix of styles – the gypsy swing of the Paris jazz world of the 30s, mixed with older tunes from the world of Brazilian music – all presented here in a blend that works surprisingly well together! The groove often takes most of its rhythm from non-percussion ... CD

Joao Selva

Navegar
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 ... CD

Marcos Resende & Index

Marcos Resende & Index
Far Out (UK), 1976. New Copy
A Brazilian jazz keyboard masterpiece – a set you can put right up there next to the earliest records by Azymuth, even though this one's much more obscure! Keyboardist Marcos Resende never hit the kind of fame he deserved, but that also allowed him to be one of the most creative players on ... CD

Antonio Neves

Pegada Agora E Essa
Far Out (UK), 2021. New Copy
That's Antonio Neves wielding a trombone on the cover – but the set's got elements that move way past his great work on that horn – drawn from very collaborative contributions from different members of the contemporary scene in Rio! The record's got a jazz basis at the core, but ... CD
Milestone/Far Out (UK), 1979. New Copy
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 ... CD

Dom Um Romao

Dom Um Romao
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s. New Copy
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 ... CD

Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo

Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo
Mad About Records (Portugal), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A warm jazzy gem from 70s Brazil – a set that's filled with incredible keyboard work from Guilherme Coutinho, who handles organ, electric piano, and other keyboards too – mixed with vocal modes that often have the best sorts of jazzy touches from the scene at the time! The blend is the ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated June 13, 2021


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