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


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Tim Maia (1977)
Som Livre/Vinilisssimo (Spain), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fenix
Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy
The legendary Azymuth rises from the ashes – on this, their first record after the passing of keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami – with a sound that takes us back to the amazing cosmic funk of their first few albums in the 70s! The new keyboardist, Kiko Continentino, has a sound that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD
Four early albums by Toquinho – packaged together here in a single set, and with two bonus tracks too! First up is A Bossa Do Toquinho, from 1966 – an honest to goodness actual bossa nova session from Toquinho – one that's recorded during the 60s, and not one of his bossa-revival ... CD
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Saudade De Pernambuco
Deck Disk (Brazil), 1979. New Copy
A fantastic late 70s album from underground Brazilian legend Alceu Valenca – and a set that follows in the same tradition of exile as earlier albums by Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil! The set was recorded in Paris, and has a sound that's maybe even earthier and stripped-down than some of ... CD
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Elis – Original Soundtrack
Universal (Brazil), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
A beautiful little soundtrack – one that's put together to accompany the fantastic bio-pic on the life of Elis Regina – one of the greatest Brazilian singers ever – and a set that's filled with some of her most compelling songs, plus a handful of great tracks by other artists too! ... CD
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Dobrando A Carioca
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2016. New Copy
A sublime meeting of these four legendary Brazilian talents – singers and musicians we're not used to hearing in each others' company, but who feel here as if they've been working together for a lifetime! The approach is beautiful – as each singer also plays a bit of acoustic guitar ... CD
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Muito Bom Tocar Juntos
Discobertas (Brazil), 2016. New Copy
One of the best albums we've ever heard from this legendary Brazilian singer – at least within the past decade or so – a fantastic reunion with pianist/arranger Geraldo Flach, who gives the music a jazzy flow that's totally wonderful! Both Ivan Lins and Geraldo play piano and keyboards ... CD
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Som Livre (Brazil), 2016. New Copy
A fantastic take on the music of Marisa Monte – one that takes the Brazilian singers best songs, and recasts them in a style that's beautifully soulful! Silva handles most of the instrumentation himself, along with the vocals – and the set is heavy on Fender Rhodes and other keyboards, ... CD
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Bahia Fantastica
YB Music (Brazil), 2012. New Copy
An overlooked bit of contemporary genius from Brazil – a record that has all the depth, soul, and complexity of some of our favorites from decades back – and also the same sort of instantly-grabbing sound that transcends the boundaries of nation or language! Rodrigo Campos is a hell of ... CD
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Marcos Valle Songbook Vol 1
Lumiar/Sony (Brazil), 1998. New Copy
A fantastic collection that was part of a huge return to fame for Marcos Valle during the 90s – a time when he was emerging from obscurity and recording great music of his own – and also finally getting his due from some of his Brazilian contemporaries too! The collection features new ... CD
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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
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Ayu
Mr Bongo (UK), 2016. New Copy
Very cool sounds from this unique Brazilian group – an ensemble whose music mostly comes from their voices and percussive sounds made on their bodies! The approach is surprisingly great – and maybe not nearly as squishy as you'd expect – as there's a clean, clear sound to the ... CD
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Philips/Lilith (Italy), 1967. New Copy LP & CD (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
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Musical Family
Essential, Early 70s. New Copy
A very groovy group who have way more to offer than the "pop" in their name might make you expect – a sweet jazzy take on bossa nova styles – definitely in the manner of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, but with a slightly more complicated approach as well! We'll be honest, we ... CD
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Milestone/Far Out (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
Wicked early work from Azymuth – one of the albums that the group recorded when they were really starting to take off on the global scene – burning strong with a soulful fusion vibe, lots of Brazilian rhythm currents, and always hitting all the right notes in their music! The sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Janelas Abertas
Fina Flor (Brazil), 2016. New Copy
The lovely sound of Quarteto Em Cy never fails to please our ears – that sublime female harmony mode the quartet first forged during the bossa generation, and which has continued to evolve so strongly over the years! This album's a thing of subtle beauty – never overdone, never trying ... CD
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Polydor/Discobertas (Brazil), Mid 70s. New Copy 4 CDs
A much-needed look at the 70s work of Jards Macale – a singer/songwriter who was almost as important to his generation as Caetano Veloso or Tom Ze! First up is the 1972 self-titled album Jards Macale – an album that we'd rank right up there with work by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, or ... CD
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RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), Late 50s. New Copy 4CD
Four beautiful early albums from Maysa – the Brazilian singer who hit a bit of fame in the bossa nova years, but who also began her recording career in the 50s! Maysa's got a full, expressive style that's unusual if you only know Brazilian singers from the 60s onward – maybe almost ... CD
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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
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SP 73
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Moody instrumental magic from Hareton Salvanini – an artist with an Italian sounding name, and an approach that reminds us of some of the hippest composers of the sound library and film score scene in Italy during the 70s! The album's all instrumental, and is almost a soundtrack for a film ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated December 10, 2016


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