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


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

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

Agustin Pereyra Lucena

La Rana
MAI/Far Out (UK), 1979. New Copy
A landmark bit of Brazilian from Europe – and a sweet groover from guitarist Agustin Pereyra Lucena! The set was recorded in Oslo, but it's got the warm sound of a Brazilian jazz set from the time – with Agustin on acoustic guitar and percussion – backed by a quartet that ... CD

Quarteto Em Cy & Tamba Trio

Som Definitivo
Pregador Do Som (Germany), 1966. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.99
An incredible album – one in which the Brazilian female harmony quartet meets up with their male counterparts, the Tamba Trio! The gals have most of the vocals on this set, but backings are in the sublimely modern mode that the Tamba combo was using at the time, set to arrangements by Luiz ... CD
EMI/Polysom (Brazil), 2006. New Copy (reissue)
Warmly mellow work from Marisa Monte – a record that's issued in conjunction with her samba-styled Universo Ao Meu Redor album, but which has a sound that's much more in keeping with her Memorias Cronicas E Declaracoes set from a few years back! The backings here are often mellow and ... 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

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

Uniao Black

Banda Uniao Black
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2006. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
The long-awaited return of Uniao Black – one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands of the 70s, sounding better than ever here with some great raw production! The record's easily some of the best work the group's ever done – and although current, the whole thing's got a searing sound ... CD
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... 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
Philips/Vinyl Lovers (Italy), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Some of the most beautiful work ever recorded by Caetano Veloso – an album that carries on the style of English language lyrics used on his session in exile in 1971, but which also introduces him back to the world of Brazilian popular music! The album's a great transition for Veloso – ... LP, Vinyl record album

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
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
EMI/Polysom (Brazil), 2006. New Copy (reissue)
A real departure for Marisa Monte – an album of samba tunes done in mostly traditional modes! The style here is often simple and classic – bits of guitar, percussion, cavaquinho, and slight use of keyboards to warm things up a bit – but mostly in a way that allows for the ... 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
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

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

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
Ebrau/Think (Japan), 1973. New Copy
A rare collection of Brazilian music from the early 70s – and a set that maybe feels more like some of the modernist bossa classics on the Elenco label from the 60s, right down to the black and white image on the cover! There's a fair bit of bossa nova elements in the instrumentation – ... CD
180g (UK), 2021. New Copy
A cool collection of cuts from the contemporary scene in Brazil – but all recorded at the Belo Horizonte studio of Leonardo Marques – a place that's filled with vintage instruments and equipment, which results in some equally-vintage sounds in the music! The artists are different, but ... LP, Vinyl record album

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

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
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

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

Manfredo Fest

Brazilian Dorian Dream
T&M/Far Out (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A sublime little set – quite possibly the greatest album ever from Brazilian keyboardist Manfredo Fest! Manfredo first cut his teeth on the bossa scene of the 60s – but by the time of this rare indie session, he'd moved up to the US – and was working with sweet keyboards to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Quartin/Far Out (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible treasure of Brazilian music – an obscure but landmark set from the great Jose Mauro, and one of the few records ever issued on the legendary Quartin label! There's a soaring brilliance here that easily matches the best early 70s work from Milton Nascimento and Edu Lobo – ... 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

Fabiano Do Nascimento

Ykytu
Now Again, 2021. New Copy
Maybe the most personal album to date from Fabiano Do Nascimento – a set that continues the Brazilian acoustic guitar legacy of players like Baden Powell, Egberto Gismonti, and some of the older greats – but which finds a way to express its sound in a very contemporary way! Fabiano ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polygram (Brazil), 1970. New Copy
The first solo album by Rita Lee – cut back when she was a member of the groundbreaking Tropicalia trio, Os Mutantes! The album's got a very different feel than her work with that group – and has Rita stepping out as a sophisticated pop singer, almost in the way that Nico did on the ... CD

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

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

Nana Vasconcelos & Agustin Pereyra Lucena

Incredible Nana
Tonodisc/Altercat (Germany), 1971. New Copy
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 ... CD

Marcos Valle

Cinzento
Deck Disk (Brazil), 2020. New Copy
One of our favorite Brazilian artists of all time – stepping out here with a record that really lives up to all the faith we've had in his music over the decades! Back at the start of the 90s, Valle had all but disappeared from the recording world – but since that time, he's continued ... CD

Miguel Angel

Samba Na Onda
Equipe/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1965. New Copy
An upbeat groover from 60s Brazil – a highly percussive album that features work by Wilson Das Neves and Rubens Bassini – plus some excellent chorus vocals too! The whole thing's maybe a bit more of a hard-driving example of the Brazilian harmony mode heard from bigger groups like ... 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

Oscar Castro Neves

Bossa Nova Mesmo
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1960. New Copy
A rare bossa treasure from the early years of the genre – a wicked session that features instrumentation by Oscar Castro Neves, and vocals by a host of different singers! The set's half vocal, half instrumental – and the latter feature some great sounds from Oscar's combo – a ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy
A landmark album – not just in Brazilian music, but in all modern music in general! The set's a legendary manifesto for the Tropicalia movement in Brazil – and features key works by all the leading musical luminaries in the movement – including a few later stars who are heard ... CD

Tom Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes, & Others

Garota De Ipanema
Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy
A stunning lost bossa nova soundtrack! The score was penned for the 1967 film Garota De Ipanema (Girl From Ipanema), and although you've heard some of the tracks before in other versions, the overall album is very nice – and is a wonderful tribute to the early days of bossa nova! Jobim and ... CD

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

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

Milton Nascimento

Encontros E Despedidas
Universal (Japan), 1985. New Copy
A nicely understated 80s set from Milton Nascimento – a record that still has that heavenly, soaring sensibility in his vocals – but which maybe also has some of the intimacy you might expect from the cover's image of Milton walking alone in a forest! There's some jazzy currents in the ... CD

Milton Nascimento

Milton Nascimento Ao Vivo
Barclay/Universal (Japan), 1983. New Copy
A live album from Milton Nascimento, but a set that's got all the majesty of his studio work of the 70s – thanks to a core group that's really wonderful, and some larger orchestrations that must have taken up a fair bit of space on the stage! Nascimento's got that wonderfully expressive ... CD

Milton Nascimento

Anima
Mercury (Japan), 1982. New Copy
An ambitious early 80s session from Milton Nascimento – done in the style begun by his Minas and Geraes albums, and infused with an ever-growing sense of soul that makes even the mellower numbers sound great! There's a more popular approach to the songwriting here – one that goes a bit ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1993. New Copy
A set of compositions penned by Roberto and Erasmo Carlos – sung by Maria Bethania in a warmly personal setting! The style here gets away from any of the too-romantic qualities that can sometimes mar presentation of the Carlos' brothers work – and instead, Bethania uses her innate ... CD

Maria Bethania

25 Anos
Universal (Japan), 1990. New Copy
A beautiful tribute to 25 years in Brazilian music by Maria Bethania – and a record that's easily one of her greatest efforts from later years! The album's something of an all-star effort – with guest vocals from Nina Simone, Joao Gilberto, Gal Costa, and others – and tremendous ... CD

Maria Bethania

Memoria De Pele
Universal (Japan), 1989. New Copy
One of Maria Bethania's great collaborations with arranger Jaime Alem – an artist we loved as part of the team of Jaime & Nair back in the 70s, and who's really helping Bethania find some deeper space here in the middle years of her career! At a time when Maria had moved into some of the ... CD

Maria Bethania

Alibi
Universal (Japan), 1978. New Copy
Strong work by Maria Bethania from the late 70s – a session that has her tightening up her sound a bit more than before, but without any loss of her sense of drama or emotion! The album was recorded with a number of different musical backgrounds, including many small group settings with ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1987. New Copy
A great one from Nara Leao's "back to bossa" years in the late 80s – a set that has the lovely vocalist working through older American standards – but done here with new lyrics in Portuguese and some great bossa backings from Roberto Menescal! Menescal's airy style proved to ... CD
 
Updated December 05, 2021


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