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Brazil — Recently Added

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


Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of the funkiest albums ever from Gilberto Gil – a set that beautifully mixes rootsy elements with tighter funk arrangements – in a style that's not unlike some of the 70s samba soul experiments from Jorge Ben! The record borrows heavily from American funk and soul of the time, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Discos Marcus Pereira/Polysom (Brazil), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A 70s gem from Cartola – one of the key recordings done in a crucial flurry of activity in the later years of his career! There's a simple brilliance here that's hard to deny – aging vocals mixed with spare backings on guitar, flute, and percussion – all in a samba style that's ... 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

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
Odeon/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A gem of a record – one we wouldn't part with for anything! Joao Donato's best known as one of the founding fathers of bossa nova – better known for his 60s work over the years, than he was for 70s electric work like this. Fortunately, international groove hounds picked up on the ... 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

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

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 ... CD
Barclay/Universal (Japan), 1986. New Copy
A sweet mix of vocal and instrumental tracks from Toquinho – the Brazilian singer/guitarist who recorded famously with Vinicius De Moraes in the 70s, and who definitely learned a sense of poetry from that association! The work here is relatively mellow, but in a way that shows the maturing ... 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
EMI/Polysom (Brazil), 1978. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A second great statement from the "corner club" of Milton Nascimento – that special assemblage of musicians from his home territory of Minas Gerais, augmented here in slight ways that maybe make the album an even more ambitious record than the first! All the best artists from the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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)
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
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
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
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

Luiz Eca

Piano E Cordas
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy
Soaring strings and bossa piano – a tremendous combination in the hands of Luiz Eca – working here at a time when the arranger was first making his name with the Tamba Trio! The set's one of Eca's gems from the 60s under his own name – and it's got a style that echoes the mix of ... CD

Rio 65 Trio

Rio 65 Trio
Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy
A brilliant record right from the very first note! This amazing first album by the Rio 65 Trio is a solid gem all the way through – a magical moment in the recording studio, and a record that forever changed the face of bossa! The trio features piano work by jazz legend Dom Salvador – ... CD

Milton Banana Trio

Milton Banana Trio (1965)
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1965. New Copy
Sublime bossa jazz from one of the greatest combos on the Brazilian scene of the 60s – the crackling trio led by drummer Milton Banana, a really tremendous player no matter what the setting! The album bristles with energy from the very first note – virtually a blueprint for the sound ... CD

Jorge Ben

Forca Bruta
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy
A fantastically soulful album from Jorge Ben – one of his greatest records ever, and a key part of Brazilian music in the 70s! The album marks an earthier shift for Jorge – a sound that's still rooted in the samba influences of the 60s, but which also takes on a bit more soul at the ... CD

Tania Maria

Brazil With My Soul
Barclay/Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy
Incredible work from Tania Maria – recorded in France right before her departure for bigger fame in the US! The set's got a fully jazzy feel that we really really love – one that has Tania's fluid vocals and soulful piano alongside backings that are expanded past her usual trio – ... CD

Toninho Horta

Diamond Land
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1988. New Copy
A beautiful American release from Toninho Horta – and one that features some great guest work by Joyce too! The sound here is a nice extension of Horta's early EMI albums in Brazil – a bit more jazz-based and somewhat polished – but still light years away from the sound of ... CD

Chico Buarque & Ennio Morricone

Per Un Pugno Di Samba (180 gram pressing)
RCA/Sony (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
An amazing record – one that stands as one of Chico Buarque's greatest from the 70s! The set was recorded in Italy in 1970 – and features Chico singing lead vocals over backings handled by Ennio Morricone – all in a style that's a perfect blend of MPB with the best elements of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Aquarela Do Brasil (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
A pair of bossa gems from pianist Luiz Eca – back to back in a single set! First up is Luis Eca & Cordaos – a record that's filled with soaring strings and bossa piano – a tremendous combination in the hands of Luiz Eca – working here at a time when the arranger was ... CD

Rubens Bassini

Ritmo Fantastico
Pawal/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1961. New Copy
Fantastic rhythms from percussionist Rubens Bassini – a set that has all the raw live energy of a Latin jazz jam session, but which also carries some of the sweet touches of the bossa nova scene in Brazil – a really wonderful mixing of modes that makes the album a gem all the way ... CD

Marcos Valle

Tempo Da Gente
Arca/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. New Copy
A great soul album from the legendary Marcos Valle – a Brazilian talent who started out in the 60s bossa years, but who's coming across here after some great modern soul material with Leon Ware in the US! The vibe here is similar to some of the Ware collaborations – tight, smooth, and ... CD

Balona E Seu Conjunto

Garota De Ipanema
Paladium/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. New Copy
A rare one from 60s Brazil – and a really great small combo bossa session with some very unusual instrumentation! At their core, the Balona group seem to be a bossa piano trio – but many tracks here have a little "something else" – vibes, electric guitar, or trumpet ... CD

Elza Soares

Elza Soares (1974)
Tapecar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy
Standout samba from Elza Soares – a cracker of an album from the mid 70s, and exactly the best sort of record to get you started appreciating her talents! Elza's got a great blend here – some of the soulful elements of her samba contemporaries, mixed with a bit of the fullness of ... CD
Philips/DOL (Russia), 1963. New Copy Gatefold
A seminal set from one of the greatest bossa combos ever – a group who could boast sharp instrumentation and warm vocal harmonies too! The mix of sounds is completely sublime – jazzy piano trio sounds at the core, topped by soaring harmonies from the members of the trio – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
RGE/Light In The Attic, 1970. New Copy
CD...$6.99 15.98
A seminal set from Erasmo Carlos – a record that has him stepping past the simpler rock modes of his youth, and really embracing some of the great changes going on in Brazilian music at the start of the 70s! These changes aren't just the expected psych modes, but also some of the more lofty, ... CD

Antonio Carlos Jobim

Wave
CTI/A&M, 1967. New Copy
CD...$6.99 14.98
A stunning mix of talents that brings the heavenly piano and guitar of Antonio Carlos Jobim into play with the lush, but light arrangements of Claus Ogerman – a swirling mix of post-bossa loveliness that redefines Jobim's sound, and opens up new avenues for exploration in sound! The ... CD

Milton Nascimento

Clube Da Esquina
EMI, 1972. New Copy
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 ... 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

Chico Buarque

Calabar
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Genius work from Chico Buarque – one of his most complicated, sophisticated, and fully-realized albums – a great summation of all the brilliance he'd already brought to Brazilian music – moved forward into new territory for the 70s! The album's of the same vintage as the more ... 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

Guilherme Lamounier

Guilherme Lamounier
Atco/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A beautiful album of laidback psych from early 70s Brazil – the sort of more personal, more introspective work that some of the artists on the scene were cutting after the more experimental modes of the Tropicalia years! Guilherme Lamounier has a gentle sort of majesty in his music – ... 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

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
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
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
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

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
Polydor/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A great step forward for the legendary Tim Maia – working here in a style that's even tighter and more sophisticated than before – yet still equally filled with funk and soul! The arrangements are a bit bigger than before, and the production a bit more professional – but that ... 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 September 22, 2021


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