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


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Rough Guide, Mid 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Mid 2010s. New Copy
A heady batch of psychedelic samba from the 60s onward – and some wonderful modern takes on the style, too! Compiler John Armstrong took special care here to include a number of fairly recent numbers that very strongly represent the diverse Brazilian tropical psychedelia of the 60s & 70s ... CD
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Green Planet (Brazil) – Esmeraldas Do Tempo
Milan, 2001. Used
No description available. CD
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Destiny
Far Out (UK), 2007. Used
The return of a legend – and a tremendously groovy little record! Brazilian keyboardist/composer Antonio Adolfo's been making records for years – but easily his greatest albums were those cut at the end of the 60s with his Brazuka group – a cool combination of funky rhythms, ... CD
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Carnival
Far Out (UK), 1996. Used
Surprisingly great recording by this legendary Brazilian fusion group. Surprising because it's so good, and waaay better than anything they've done in the past 10 or 15 years. The sound is nice and stripped down, and resembles their good early work much more than it does their more recent stuff. ... CD
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Pacific Jazz/Universal (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy
A landmark bit of bossa – one of the first albums ever recorded by Joao Donato, the Brazilian pianist whose styles would go onto influence many in the coming years – and the US issue of the the 1962 Polygram album Muito A Vontade! Joao's got an incredibly fluid touch on the keys – ... CD
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Quem e Quem
EMI (Japan), 1973. New Copy
A gem of a record – one we wouldn't part with for anything! Joao Donato's best known as one of the founding fathers of bossa nova – better known for his 60s work over the years, than he was for 70s electric work like this. Fortunately, international groove hounds picked up on the ... CD
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Caetano Veloso (1971)
Philips (Japan), 1971. New Copy
One of the greatest albums ever from Caetano Veloso – a rare all-English language set, recorded in London during the years of his exile! The post-Tropicalia set is a fair bit different than any other Veloso album we can think of – not just because of the English language, but also ... CD
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O Fabuloso Fittipaldi – Original Soundtrack
Mercury (Japan), 1973. New Copy
A totally rare gem from Marcos Valle – and one of his most unusual recordings! The album is from the soundtrack from a film about the famous Brazilian race car driver Emerson Fittipaldi – and the tracks are a very unusual mix of music by Valle with some spoken passages that might be ... CD
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Sunnyside, 2015. New Copy
A truly beautiful tribute to the classic songcraft of Antonio Carlos Jobim – done with warmth, reverence and soul-stirring voice and guitar by Vinicius Cantuaria! The Tom Jobim songbook is timeless, of course, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that one of the finer Brazilian voices of a ... CD
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Philips (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Damn – what a great album! This is Joyce's second solo album – and it's a landmark in Brazilian music, stretching way past the bossa styles of her first release, into a groove that's free, jazzy, and open-ended, a real shift towards the genius of her work in the 70s and 80s. ... CD
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Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1970. New Copy
Legendary work from Milton Nascimento – one of his first albums, and still one of his greatest! The record is amazing – a sublime blend of soulful vocals, baroque orchestrations, and just the right amount of jazzy touches – handled in a way that forever proclaimed Milton as one ... CD
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KM 110 EP
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
An incredibly rare EP from Brazil – one that's filled with trippy sounds that definitely match the image on the cover! The music is somewhere in the samba soul territory of the late 60s, but also has some bigger backings – of the sort you'd hear on EMI/Odeon work of the period – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Bossa Balanco Balada
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy
One of the best records ever by Sylvia Telles – a very tight set of bossa grooves, with some warm and complicated arrangements by the great Moacir Santos! Santos' influence on the session is felt especially on the tracks that feature him soloing on alto and flute – adding in some dark ... CD
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Windy
Verve (Japan), 1967. New Copy
One of the hardest to find Astrud Gilberto records on Verve – and one of the best! Deodato, Don Sebesky, and Pat Williams did the arrangements – and the sound here is a bit different than some of the straighter Gilberto sets of the time – still very bossa-inspired, but also in a ... CD
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Jobim (aka Maita Pere)
Verve (Japan), 1973. New Copy
An incredible moment of genius from Jobim! The record features one of the best versions of "Aqua De Marco" ever recorded – done up in these haunting blue chords, backed by great baroque orchestrations, which descend and trail off, then come sweeping back in. The whole album's just ... CD
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Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Think Brazil only gave the world bossa nova and samba? Think again – because this set is a great example of the nation's rich legacy of soul music – especially the kind of upbeat, hard-grooving styles that still stay strong on today's global dancefloors! The groundbreaking collection ... CD
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Philips (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
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Tamba Trio (1968)
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy
One of the most obscure Tamba Trio albums of the 60s – and a set that has the classic combo doing some heavenly takes on more familiar bossa numbers of the time! The album was recorded right before the group's sides for A&M in the US at the end of the 60s – and it's filled with the ... CD
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Bossa Muito Moderna
Polygram (Japan), 1963. New Copy
A perfect summation of the dearly Joao Donato at his best – a record that's awash in amazing tones, colors, and phrasing – and one that really demonstrates the subtle genius that Donato brought to his work! The album's only a trio outing – with Milton Banana on drums – but ... CD
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Capitol (Japan), 1965. New Copy
That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the ... CD
 
Updated August 29, 2015


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