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Brazil — Recently Added

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


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
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

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

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
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

Antonio Adolfo

Viralata
Artezanal/Far Out (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic stuff – and one of the greatest records ever by Brazilian keyboardist Antonio Adolfo! The album was recorded at the end of the 70s, and has a sound that's a lot like the best fusion work by Azymuth – a great mix of jazz and funk, plus more dynamic Brazilian elements – ... LP, Vinyl record album

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

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 ... CD

Tenorio Jr

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

Joao Gilberto

Joao Gilberto (1973)
Polygram (Brazil), 1973. New Copy
One of the most heavenly albums ever recorded – a sublime post-60s session by Joao Gilberto, one with even more fluid grace than his original bossa nova classics! The setting here is extremely spare – Joao on vocals and acoustic guitar, backed by only a slight bit of percussion – ... CD
Quartin/Far Out (UK), 1970. New Copy
CD...$9.99 16.99
A fantastic double-length set – two full albums of music, essential for any fan of Brazilian jazz – or even jazz in general! First up is Esperanto – an incredible album from one of Brazil's greatest reed players of the 70s – the mighty Victor Assis Brasil – a free-thin ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1976. New Copy
CD...$9.99 16.99
A never-issued album by the great Hermeto Pascoal – recorded in the space between his 70s classics Slaves Mass and A Musica Livre – and every bit as amazing as those classics! The music here is fluid, open, and a fantastic mix of jazz and all of Hermeto's new ideas about musical ... 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

Alex Malheiros & Banda Utopia with Sabrina Malheir

Wave
Far Out (UK), 2009. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.99
Beautiful grooves from Alex Malheiros – best known for his bass work in Azymuth, but stepping out here in a warm and wonderful set of his own! The groove here really takes us back to the sunny, soulful fusion we first loved when Azymuth hit the scene in the 70s – and Malheiros' ... CD

Jose Roberto Bertrami & His Modern Sound

Aventura
Far Out (UK), 2009. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.99
A different groove than usual for Jose Roberto Bertrami – and a record that definitely lives up to the promise of its title! Bertrami's really broken free from the regular Azymuth groove on this set – much more so than on some of his recent solo albums – playing here with a vibe ... CD

Sabrina Malheiros

New Morning
Far Out (UK), 2008. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.99
Sabrina Malheiros just keeps on getting better and better – and she really sparkles wonderfully here in a set of fully soulful backings! The album's put together by Daniel Maunick, aka Venom, and son of Bluey from Incognito – and there's a bit of an Incognito sensibility to the whole ... CD
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
CTI/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy
CTI Records meets that Brazilian fusion sound of the 70s – served up here on two classic albums! Fingers is one of Airto's greatest records ever – a really hard hitting batch of tracks that mix sharp-edged fusion lines with some earthier Brazilian percussion touches – all in a ... CD
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

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

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 ... 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
Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
A great little project – Clara Moreno's jazzy soul take on Jorge Ben's classic Samba Esquema Novo album – but much more than a simple tribute record, and some of her warmest grooves in years! The songs by Jorge are great, of course – but Clara is really doing something special ... CD

Marcos Valle

Estatica
Far Out (UK), 2010. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
An incredible record from Marcos Valle – maybe our favorite-ever of his recent-revival years! The sound here is sublime – a warm blend of funky rhythms, bossa roots, and larger orchestrations – all very much in the spirit of those legendary albums that Valle recorded for ... CD
Far Out (UK), Mid 90s/2000s/Mid 2010s. New Copy 2CDs
CD...$7.99 16.99
Hard to believe it's been 20 years since the Far Out label first started making wonderful music – because their sounds are always so ahead of their time, it's as if they're still coming to us from the future! This wonderful 2CD set perfectly sums up all that's great about Far Out – ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2014. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.99
A very hip set that goes way beyond the stock bass-heavy grooves that have been showing up on other Brazilian compilations in recent years – and a package that really does a great job of reintroducing roots to contemporary urban music in Brazil! The album offers up a Brazilian take on the ... CD

Garrincha (Leo Gandelmen & Others)

Estrella Solitaria
Far Out (UK), 2010. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.99
Jazzy samba from the Far Out label – the soundtrack the film Garrincha!! – Estrela Solitaria (The Lonely Star) – featuring a groovy mix of samba sounds, sultry & steamy jazz funk, percussion madness, more darkly cinematic grooves! The film is about the legendary Brazilian ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2008. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.99
The hippest installment so far in the Brazilika series – a mad mix of musical styles from Finders Keepers mainman Andy Votel – all in a freaky, funky, fuzzy blend of sounds! The tracks here are much grittier than the work we're used to hearing from the Far Out label – as Votel's ... 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
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

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

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
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
The rare 3rd album by Gilberto Gil, and a key piece of the Tropicalia puzzle – one of the most wildly experimental albums from those years, and Gil's last before going into exile! The sound is much more electric than his other albums from the late 60's – and the production, songwriting ... 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

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

Lucas Santtana

Sem Nostalgia
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2009. New Copy
Another bold leap forward for Lucas Santtana – a Brazilian artist who really blows our mind with each new release! It's been a few years since we last heard from Lucas, but it's clear he's been doing plenty during the time – coming up with fresh new ideas, working on some English-based ... LP, Vinyl record album
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

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

Miltinho

Mi Proprio Yo
Sonus/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. New Copy
An unusual album from Brazilian singer Miltinho – one of his few 60s efforts recorded in Spanish, and issued by the Sonus label in the Dominican Republic! Backings are more Latin-styled overall – handled by Pocho Perez with a nice mix of percussion and brass, which underscores the ... CD

Werther

Werther
Stylo/Altercat (Germany), 1970. New Copy
A lost late bossa gem from the Brazilian scene of the 70s – served up by a singer with an acoustic guitar, but in a way that's a lot more complex than bossa nova records of the 60s! Werther works here in territory that's a bit like Joyce or Edu Lobo at the time – music that uses the ... CD

Flora Purim

Flora e MPM
RCA/Audio Clarity (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
The amazing first album from Flora Purim – recorded years before the Brazilian jazz singer would rise to much greater fame on the global scene! Here, Flora's stepping off of the late bossa years – working in a mode that recalls some of the jazzier bossa singers of the time, but also ... LP, Vinyl record album

Various

Brasa 4
Bemol/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy
A cool collection of late 60s rock and pop from Brazil – and a set that stands as a nice contrast to some of the "song festival" albums from the time on Philips and Odeon! Like those sets, this one presents up-and-coming artists working through a variety of material – but ... CD

Dom La Nena

Tempo
Six Degrees, 2021. New Copy
Gently beautiful work from Dom La Nena – a set recorded in Lisbon, but with echoes of French chanson and Brazilian bossa – all given a contemporary twist, but in a very subtle way! Dom is probably one of the most understated artists issued by the Six Degrees label – very personal ... CD

Ricardo Richaid

Travessiero Feliz
Far Out (UK), 2020. New Copy
A soaring blend of Brazilian modes – served up here by Ricardo Richaid, who's almost a one-man army himself, given the amount of instruments he plays on the set! Yet the record is also way more than just a batch of tunes cooked up in a bedroom – as Richaid has collaborators on nearly ... CD

Eumir Deodato

Os Catedraticos 73
Equipe/Far Out (UK), 1973. New Copy
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 ... CD
Equipe/Far Out (UK), 1965. New Copy
CD...$9.99 16.99
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
Far Out (UK), 2018. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
The first work we've heard in many years from keyboardist Hugo Fattoruso – an artist who was born in Uruguay, but whose talents have been intertwined with Brazilian music for many years – including early recordings in a bossa mode, and 70s fusion with his legendary Opa combo! This set ... CD

Dos Cafundos

Capitao Coracao
Far Out (UK), 2012. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
One of the more far out-sounding records we've heard on Far Out Records – a wild one from Rio's Dos Cafundos! It's a sometimes funky, sometimes noisy, but always evolving sound – with raw tropical funk mixed with diverse strains of noise rock and jazz, a la Zorn and Zappa. It's never ... CD

Leo Gandelman

Vip Vop
Far Out (UK), 2012. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.99
One of the best new recordings in years from Brazilian reedman Leo Gandelman – a set that's got a lean, mean groove that's just right for the album's mix of samba, bossa, and jazz! Leo's right out front in the arrangements on saxes – but there's also a really unified groove on the set ... CD
 
Updated April 17, 2021


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