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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/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

Jongo Trio

Jongo Trio (1972)
EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1972. New Copy
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
Tapecar/Amazon (Brazil), Early 70s. New Copy
Moody female vocals from Brazil – a great early 70s album with a dreamy feel and a nice electric touch! In a way, the album's a fair bit like the Ana Mazzotti album from the same period, with a mix of some funky scatting vocal numbers, and other tunes that are more laidback, but which fit ... CD

Tribalistas (Arnaldo Antunes, Carlinhos Brown, & Marisa Monte)

Capa Provisoria
Universal (Brazil), 2017. New Copy
Beautiful work from Tribalistas – that groundbreaking group forged from three Brazilian stars who rose in the 90s – Arnaldo Antunes, Marisa Monte, and Carlinhos Brown – who somehow found a perfect way to come together, and make their music even more special as a trio! We've ... CD

Ely Arcoverde

O Orgao Que Canta Sambas
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1962. New Copy
Wonderfully weird bossa organ from the lesser-known Ely Arcoverde – a record that stands in nice contrast to better-known 60s Brazilian organ sessions from Walter Wanderley and Ed Lincoln! The rhythms are often in a samba mode – arranged by Waldemiro Lemke – but Ely's got a way ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A mindblowing discovery of music from northern Brazil – not the more familiar sounds that you might know from Rio or Sao Paulo, but much rootsier grooves that were first forged up at the northern city of Belem! The city is a gateway to the Amazon, and also a crossroads too – blessed ... LP, Vinyl record album
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. New Copy
A mindblowing discovery of music from northern Brazil – not the more familiar sounds that you might know from Rio or Sao Paulo, but much rootsier grooves that were first forged up at the northern city of Belem! The city is a gateway to the Amazon, and also a crossroads too – blessed ... CD

Jorge Ben

Solta O Pavao
Philips/Survival Research (Australia), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
An overlooked treasure from the great Jorge Ben – an album recorded between the fame of his "Taj Mahal" hit and Africa Brasil classic – and a set that's every bit as wonderful as those two records! There's a tight, choppy groove to most of the set – that mix of samba, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of the weirdest, wildest albums Caetano Veloso ever recorded – a highly experimental session that shows that his ties with the avant art world were still plenty strong on his return to Brazil! Despite a goofy cheeseball photo of Veloso on the cover in a bikini, the sound on this one is ... 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

Gal Costa

Gal (1969)
Philips/Mercury (Brazil), 1969. New Copy
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 ... CD

Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes (1968)
Universal (Brazil), 1968. New Copy
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work ... CD
Eagle Vision, 2005. New Copy
CD...$3.99 13.98
Take it from us, Seu Jorge puts on one of the greatest live shows you'll ever hope to see – and what's even more amazing is that most of the power of his performance comes from only voice and guitar, plus a bit of added instrumentation on the stage! This Montreux performance from 2005 really ... 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
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2019. New Copy
Gal Costa somehow looks younger than usual on the cover, and she sounds younger than usual on the set too – a fantastic live album recorded with backing from a tight rock-based combo – in a way that seems to intensify Gal, and bring her back to the gripping sounds of her work in the ... CD

Maysa

Maysa (1957)
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1957. New Copy
Very early work from Maysa – an album recorded in 1957, before her better-known bossa sides of the 60s – and a set that shows the singer in the kind of full-voiced style that first made her a legend! Masya's got a great talent for subtle drama here – a kind of deep burning vibe ... CD
Tratore (Brazil), 2019. New Copy
Bruno E sounds fantastic here, and very different than the broken beat maestro we loved on his records from the early part of this century – as Bruno's moved into a much warmer jazz-based environment, and plays acoustic bass here with a very hip little combo! Most of the tracks are ... CD

Helio Mendes e Seu Conjunto

Helio Mendes e Seu Conjunto
Discobertas (Brazil), 1965. New Copy
Sweetly easygoing instrumentals from pianist Helio Mendes – half dreamy and hypnotic, and half groovy and bossa! Much of it has a driving feel that reminds us bit of Ed Lincoln's albums around the same time – most of the instrumentation on these numbers is brassy and loud, with ... CD

Ely Arcoverde

Balanco Balanco Balanco
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1964. New Copy
An amazing session of bossa organ grooves – and one of the few rare 60s sessions by keyboardist Ely Arcoverde! The record's done in a style that's similar to Ed Lincoln or Walter Wanderley's albums from the time – clean organ lines dancing over tight samba and bossa percussion – ... CD

Lo Borges

Rio Da Lua
Deck Disk (Brazil), 2019. New Copy
Fantastic work from Lo Borges – the legendary Brazilian singer that we've loved since his first "corner club" work with Milton Nascimento in the 70s – and who looks as if he hasn't aged a bit in the photo included with the album! Borges was always one of the strongest ... CD

Toni Tornado

BR3
EMI/Polysom (Brazil), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Funky soul from Toni Tornado – one of the first talents in Brazil's samba soul generation of the 70s! Toni's got a style that's a lot like early work by Tim Maia – a blend of American funk and soul, with traces of some of the other Brazilian arranging styles that were popular at the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polysom (Brazil), 2019. New Copy (reissue)
Brazilian singer Elba Ramalho is still going strong – and maybe sounding better than ever, partly due to a matured quality in her vocals – which makes things sometimes sound deeper than in the early years! The style here is a mix of older forro elements with more contemporary touches ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polysom (Brazil), 2019. New Copy
A killer set from Brazilian trombonist Marlon Sette – a player who seems likely to take on the legacy of Raul De Souza, through his own mix of jazz, funk, and soul! The set's all instrumental, with plenty of strong solos from Sette – working in a combo that also features Alex Meirelles ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Fantastic grooves from the 70s – tracks that are part of a great second wave of Brazilian music to hit our shores, then take off in a whole new direction! The US was no stranger to Brazilian sounds in the 60s – given the popularity of bossa nova and a few other styles – but as ... LP, Vinyl record album

Os Seis Em Ponto

Os Seis Em Ponto
RGE/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1966. New Copy (reissue)
A sweet bossa combo from 60s Brazil – a jazzy little group that features some very early work on piano and arrangements from Francis Hime – whose sense of tone and color is already shining through, even at a relatively young age! Hime plays piano, and Nelson Motta plays guitar – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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

Maria Rita (Maria Rita Stumpf)

Brasileira
Selva (Brazil), 1988. New Copy (reissue)
Not the same Maria Rita that rose to international fame in the past decade or so – but an earlier, much more obscure singer with a nicely rootsy vibe – one whose presence in the Brazilian music scene is maybe more welcome to our ears than her famous later namesake! The album came out ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ze Eduardo Nazario

Poema Da Gota Serena
Lira Paulstana/Lugar Alto (Brazil), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A really unique little record from Ze Eduardo Nazario – a set that maybe begins in improvised jazz, but which soon opens up to a world of different sonic possibilities – on some moments that have a very Brazilian vibe overall, even if it is an experimental one! Eduardo plays a range of ... LP, Vinyl record album
CBS/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
A classic album of 70s soul from Brazil – put together with a warm sunny finish that seems to unify the best modes of Rio and LA at the time! Singer Robson Jorge works here with frequent partner Lincoln Olivetti – and both artists handle plenty of keyboards throughout – lots of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Scubidu (Brazil), 2019. New Copy
A very original vision of Brazilian forro – served up here by the mighty musical talents of Hermeto Pascoal, still making very fresh sounds this late in his career! As with some of Hermeto's other recent records, the leader is accompanied by some great younger musicians who are able to ... CD

Novos Baianos

E Ferro Na Boneca
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A totally great album from Novos Baianos – the earliest one we've ever seen by the group, and a session that has them sounding a fair bit like Os Mutantes! There's a wild range of influences running through the set – some psychedelic, some baroque pop, and some a bit more rootsy – ... LP, Vinyl record album

Moyseis Marques

Passatempo – Ao Vivo
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2019. New Copy
A beautiful set of live samba and choro performances from this up-and-coming Brazilian singer – an artist who's younger than most in his field, but who manages to make his music resonate with a strong sense of history, while also reveling in the energy of youth! The album's a well-recorded ... CD
CID/Far Out (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
That's Dila, not Dilla – a great Brazilian female singer, stepping out here on a very funky album from 1971! The record's got a very cool little groove – that mix of samba, soul, and larger orchestrations that was being explored by bigger artists on the EMI/Odeon label of the time, as ... LP, Vinyl record album

Carioca & Devas

Misterios Da Amazonia
Atonal Producoes/Altercat (Germany), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A Brazilian album from the start of the 80s, but one recorded in an all-acoustic mode that makes the whole thing tremendously timeless over the years! Ronaldo L Freitas is the guitarist pictured on the front – and he provides these amazing guitar lines that have all the deftness of the best ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A really overlooked album from Caetano Veloso – one that's quite different than the more experimental modes of records like his Tropicalia sets, or his Araca Azul record – but with a unique charm that makes it every bit as special as those! The set's quite stripped-down and personal ... LP, Vinyl record album
Odeon/Elemental (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
One of the greatest records ever by the legendary Marcos Valle – a set of pure genius that's beyond description – easily one of the key records that's got him so well-remembered in recent years! The record takes Valle's earlier bossa style, and filters it through a late 60s sense of ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ana Mazzotti

Ana Mazzotti (1977)
GTA/Far Out (UK), 1977. New Copy
One of two incredible albums from the lovely Ana Mazzotti – a 70s Brazilian singer who could effortlessly blend fusion and soul, Brazilian rhythms and funk – working here with plenty of help from Jose Roberto Bertrami of Azymuth! In fact, the record has a vibe that's a lot like the ... 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

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

Juca Chaves

Juca Bom De Camera
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1977. New Copy
Juca Chaves relaxes in bed on the cover, but he's actually sounding a bit more formal throughout the album – working with great arrangements from Radames Gnatalli, always heavy on woodwinds – and with a sophisticated style that brings a lot to his music. The clarinets and other ... CD
Milestone/Far Out (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jorge Ben

Sacundin Ben Samba
Universal (Brazil), 1964. New Copy
One of Jorge Ben's greatest albums – a groundbreaking blend of samba and soul that forever went onto transform the face of Brazilian music! The record works off the groove set down by Jorge's earlier hit "Mas Que Nada" (which appears on another LP), and takes the blend of bossa, ... CD

Gal Costa

Cantar
Philips (Brazil), 1974. New Copy
A real moment of beauty from Gal Costa in the 70s – a set that moves away from her more experimental music of the Tropicalia generation, and yields a more personal approach overall – one that's quite similar to the best from Caetano Veloso at the time! As with Caetano during this shift ... CD

STVZ

Imposter
Chupa Manga, 2019. New Copy
Richly textured work from STVZ – music that echoes lots of the other currents we love in contemporary Brazilian music, but maybe with a quality that's a bit more abstract! The tracks here are all relatively short – there's 17 of them on an album that's only close to an hour in length ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 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

Ana Mazzotti

Ana Mazzotti (1977)
GTA/Far Out (UK), 1977. New Copy
One of two incredible albums from the lovely Ana Mazzotti – a 70s Brazilian singer who could effortlessly blend fusion and soul, Brazilian rhythms and funk – working here with plenty of help from Jose Roberto Bertrami of Azymuth! In fact, the record has a vibe that's a lot like the ... CD
Far Out (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Amazing early work from Azymuth – rare demo recordings done at the home studio of keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami, in the short space before the group issued their legendary debut! The tracks here are as much jazz funk as they are the later modes that Azymuth would put forth – killer ... CD

Claudette Soares & Alaide Costa

60 Anos De Bossa
Kuarup (Brazil), 2018. New Copy
A celebration of 60s years of bossa nova by two Brazilian singers who were almost with the genre at the start! And while the ladies might look like the Golden Girls on the cover, they come across with a lot more youth and verve on the record – especially Soares, who seems as if she hasn't ... CD

Antonio Carlos Jobim

Tide/Stone Flower
CTI/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
A pair of CTI records gems from Antonio Carlos Jobim – back to back on a single CD! First up is Tide – an incredible record from the first off-key note to the last! The album's filled with some wonderfully moody LA studio sounds, arranged by Deodato, and a has a great swirling mix of ... CD

Banda Black Rio

O Som Das Americas
Universal (Brazil), 2019. New Copy
Contemporary work from Banda Black Rio – the legendary Brazilian funk band who gave us some really great records in the 70s! Turns out, the group still sounds great after all the passage of years – more in a modern soul mode overall, with a few more sophisticated twists and turns ... CD
 
Updated November 22, 2019


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