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


Good Is A Big God
Luaka Bop, 2018. New Copy
You've heard Domenico before as part of the groundbreaking +2 trio with Kassin and Moreno Veloso – but this is only the second time the singer has worked on his own, and the first that he's given us his full name on the cover! That difference might mark a new sort of confidence in Domenico ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Projecao (Japanese paper sleeve edition)
RGE/Bomba (Japan), 1963. New Copy
Bossa jazz doesn't get any better than this! The album's a rare little gem led by bassist Luiz Chaves – recorded in 1963, with a swinging mix of jazzy styles, and instrumentation that includes piano, guitar, tenor sax, alto, trumpet, and a slight bit of guitar. The group grooves with a ... CD
Samba Na Madrugada (180 gram pressing)
RGE/Polysom (Brazil), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
Spare and jazzy samba work from the team of Paulinho Da Viola and Elton Medeiros – a beautiful illustration of the genre at its simple best – carried off with no pretension and a wonderful sense of grace! Instrumentation is heavy on acoustic guitar and percussion – and also ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
If you've ever been wondering which album to get by Chico Buarque – this is it! The record's a stunning batch of sophisticated sides, done in collaboration with Roberto Menescal, and with help from Jobim and MPB4! The album builds on the style of Buarque's excellent late 60s songwriting, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Burnier & Cartier (1974)
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy
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 ... CD
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
Disco Club
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
Not the throwaway disco you might expect – and instead, an excellent album in the 70s run of Brazilian soul giant Tim Maia – and one that provides a bit of a link to the legacy of his nephew Ed Motta in later years! The album's filled with uptempo tunes – as you'd expect from the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Embalo
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1964. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... 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
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
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
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
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 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
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
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A great early album from Belchior – much rootsier than some of his later work, with a groove that almost feels like samba soul at times! Arrangements and music are handled by Marcus Vinicius – who uses quick-stepping samba elements on some of the best tracks, mixed with more modern ... LP, Vinyl record album
Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti (180 gram pressing)
Polysom (Brazil), 1981. New Copy (reissue)
Great 80s grooves from this cool Brazilian duo – the guitar and vocals of Robson Jorge and a sweet range of keyboards from Lincoln Olivetti – tied together in a style that's got plenty of great electro soul touches! At some level, the album recalls some of the 80s grooves coming from ... LP, Vinyl record album
Caravanas
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2017. New Copy
That's an aging Chico Buarque on the cover, still looking cooler than anyone else around – and sounding the same on this wonderful record! Buarque was one of the first of an important new generation of Brazilian songwriters to emerge in the 60s – and unlike some of the others, who've ... CD
Donato Eletrico
SESCSP (Brazil), 2016. New Copy
A glorious return to electric modes for the legendary Joao Donato – a set that has him playing the kind of sweet funky Fender Rhodes lines we love in his 70s work – alongside some Farfisa, Moog, and Clavinet too! Donato definitely takes the "eletrico" in the title seriously ... CD
Som Livre/Far Out (UK), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of the sweetest electric records to come from 70s Brazil – the fabulous first effort from the Azymuth trio, and work that's hardly been matched again! Although the group here have plenty of the warm keyboard touches of their more famous later work, they're also moving in territory that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brazilian Voices
Ahora Corp (Japan), 2017. New Copy
A great bossa combo from Tokyo – and one who get help from a few Brazilian artists too – including the lovely Joyce, whose vocals really make one song sparkle! The core sound is already great enough, though – bossa piano jazz, but maybe a bit more laidback and expressive than the ... CD
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
Tributo A Oscar Peterson
Canal (Brazil), 2018. New Copy
A straight jazz album from Brazilian pianist Gilson Peranzzetta – an artist who's played on countless sessions over the years, including a wealth of famous vocal records too – but who here pays tribute to the great Oscar Peterson, in a nicely stripped-down set of jazz piano trio tracks! ... CD
Embalo R Vol 2
Som Maior/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy
The second album from this cool little rock combo from late 60s years – a group from the pre-Tropicalia era, when Brazilian groups were still picking up direct influences from the Anglo scene! In fact, there's a quality to the record that reminds us of some of our favorite garagey psych ... CD
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
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
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Heady heady work from the legendary Gal Costa – caught here right at her early best, smack dab in the middle of the Tropicalia years! The album's one of Gal's legendary collaborations with arranger Rogerio Duprat – and it's very much in the spirit of her other incredible session from ... LP, Vinyl record album
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Incredible! This is one of Tom Ze's best albums ever – and it's monsterously hard to find. The record is a fantastic blend of post-Tropicalia styles – and it features some strange arrangements that perfectly illustrated Ze's insane approach to songwriting. As with much of Ze's music, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Amendoim/Far Out (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)
A Brazilian duo with a really wonderful sound – one that manages to merge acoustic instrumentation, vocal harmonies, and some light electric touches – all with a sound that's both jazzy and folksy at the same time! Edu Passeto and Gui Tavares have this unique vibe that maybe reminds us ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jazz & Milk (Germany), 2018. New Copy
Brazilian grooves from the rootsier side of the spectrum – tunes that are often a lot earthier than sounds you might know from bossa nova – with plenty of raw percussion to get the grooves going! The music here spans the space of a few decades, but it's united by a timeless vibe that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Som Definitivo
Pregador Do Som (Germany), 1966. New Copy
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
Far Out (UK), 2017. New Copy
The title track of Sabrina Malheiros' great album – served up here in a trio of stellar remixes! Henry Wu really stretches out "Clareia" – letting it build at the beginning as he loops the vocals, then throws some heavy beats into the bottom with a very kicking vibe! The ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Moraes Moreira
Som Livre (Brazil), 1975. New Copy
Some of the coolest work we've ever heard from Moraes Moreira – a really unique hybrid of styles that includes samba soul, jazzy funk, and other Brazilian modes from the 70s – all wrapped up into a beautifully fresh and personal approach! There's elements here that would please any fan ... CD
Odeon/El (UK), 1959. New Copy
CD...$6.99 13.99
A beautiful early showcase of the compositions of Antonio Carlos Jobim – and one of the best late 50s albums from the lovely Sylvia Telles! The album's got a wonderfully gentle feel – one that's a far cry from some of the more emotive female vocal work that had come from Brazil in the ... CD
Alo Vila Isabeeeel
Sony (Brazil), 2018. New Copy
Still-tremendous work from one of the greatest voices in samba music – working here in a set that's filled with lively rhythms, and which also features a few younger guests in the spotlight as well! Martinho's voice is full of charm, with this raspy edge that belies his maturity – but ... CD
Tom, Vinicius, Toquinho, & Miucha – Gravado Ao Vivo No Canecao
Som Livre (Brazil), 1977. New Copy
A sweet little live set that brings together the talents of two great bossa duos of the 70s – the team of Antonio Carlos Jobim and female singer Miucha – and poet Vinicius De Moraes and guitarist Toquinho! The set is filled with very lively material that has a classic bossa feel, and ... CD
Bells
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1966. New Copy
The Bells serve up a great blend of garage rock modes and Brazilian elements on this debut album from the 60s – a sweet small combo style that's heavy on swirling organ lines and echoey guitar! As with some of the other jovem guarda groups of the period, these guys lean heavily on influences ... CD
Aladdin Band
Fermata/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy
A Brazilian instrumental rock combo from the 60s, and one who are equally heavy on horns as they are on guitars – all of which makes for a mighty cool sound overall! The group's a biggish one – with tenor sax, trumpet, and baritone stepping out next to driving drums, bass, and electric ... CD
Interpretam Milton Nascimento – Invento
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2018. New Copy
Fantastic – maybe the most incredible Milton Nascimento album we've ever heard – and one that's completely different, too! Sure, Brazilian singers have been paying tribute to Milton almost from the moment of his first recordings – but this really unique session finds a way to put ... CD
Xenia
Agogo (Brazil), 2018. New Copy
A wonderful mix of Brazilian roots and contemporary soul from Xenia – a singer with previous experience in the groups Alafia and Capadoxe – but much more compelling on her own in the spotlight! The music has the kind of roots/futurist vibe you might expect from the cover – a very ... CD
Elizabeth (1970)
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1970. New Copy
Elizabeth is a lovely looking singer on the cover – and she packs a surprising amount of punch on the record – coming across with the sort of bold, soulful currents that remind us a lot of the best Brit girl singers of the mid 60s! Lyrics are all in Portuguese, but there's certainly ... CD
Caipira
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2017. New Copy
Monica Salmaso works here with some really lovely instrumentation – a bit of bass flute, some accordion, and even a bit of clarinet – all instruments that really give the record a unique sort of vibe! There's almost an updated version of the choro taking place here – but one that' ... CD
Pescador
Som Livre (Brazil), 2017. New Copy
The debut album of this excellent Brazilian singer – an artist who was discovered by Ney Matogrosso, who presents him here on his own label – even though Ze Maria is clearly very much his own man too! The songs are mostly poetic tunes that evoke the northeast territory that is Maria's ... CD
Tim Maia (1977)
Som Livre (Brazil), 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
India
Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio ... CD
Brazil LXIX
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Excellent work from Os Tres Brasileiros – better known in Brazil as Os Tres Morais! The group, like many, were a Brazilian ensemble who recorded in America under a different name – one that might be more "catchy" for the American audiences – but apart from that shift, ... CD
Maria Fumaca
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Krishnanda
CBS/Mr Bongo (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A totally unique album from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – a set that was recorded right in the middle of the big Tropicalia years, but which has more of the earthier touches that would emerge in the Brazilian scene during the 70s! Yet there's also a sense of tight arrangement here too ... CD
Trinca De Ases
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2018. New Copy 2CD
Three Brazilian musical giants – all coming together in a live setting – and presented in a way that reminds us of some of the great collaborative MPB projects of the 70s! All three artists participate vocally – taking verses alone and together, and frequently trading lines or ... CD
Borghetti Yamandu – O Filme
Estacao (Brazil), 2018. New Copy
A record as vivid as its cover – a beautiful collaboration between 7-string guitarist Yamandu Costa and Renato Borghetti – who plays the gaita ponto, an accordion that's used here in ways that echo both Brazilian and European modes – but which also open up in special tones ... CD
 
Updated May 21, 2018


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