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


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
Galaxies
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy
A cool Brazilian quartet with a very groovy sound – one gal and three guys, and a group who aren't afraid to show their love of American music! Most tunes here are sung in English, and are covers of work by Anglo groups of the time – including two especially sublime takes on tunes by ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1974. New Copy
Funky samba with some nicely warm touches in the music – all of which makes for a strong undercurrent of soul in the grooves! Djalma Dias sometimes works in familiar territory here, but he also surprises us at some points – especially when he steps into versions of two tunes by Marcos ... CD
Safra 74
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1973. New Copy
A great blend of samba soul and acoustic roots from the 70s – a sweet little set that's right up there with some of our favorite grooves from the Som Livre label scene of the time! Ruy Maurity sings with a sound that's surprisingly soulful for a bearded guy in a turtleneck – and the ... 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
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
Warner (Brazil), 1977. New Copy
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 ... CD
Discobertas (Brazil), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 4CD
A huge addition to the 70s and 80s catalog of keyboardist Joao Donato – pulled from a time when the bossa genius wasn't getting as much time to record as before, but was still overflowing with fantastic new ideas! The set begins with a CD of rarities – including keyboard-heavy demos ... CD
Silvery Boys
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy
One of the cooler groups from the jovem guarda years of 60s Brazil – a combo who sometimes echo rock modes of the Anglo world, but who can also bring in some strong currents from samba too! The mix is great, and completely infectious on the best cuts – as the blue guitars and echoey ... 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
Contra Corrente
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1978. New Copy
Brightly-tripping grooves from singer/guitarist Carlinhos Vergueiro – a lesser-known Brazilian talent from the 70s, but one who works here at a level that matches some of the bigger names in MPB! The album's got a subtle sort of sophistication – a mixture of samba and jazz in the ... CD
Alue
Sesac (Brazil), 2018. New Copy
One of the greatest albums in years from percussion Airto Moreira – a set that really lives up to the complex sort of grooves he first brought to our shores in the 70s! Airto's back home in Brazil for this set, and working with a really great lineup – a group that's heavy on acoustic ... 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
Festa Funk
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1984. New Copy
A set that's definitely the funk festival promised in the title – but one that's also served up in an 80s-styled mode! Almir Ricardi sings in a soulful style, amidst lots of basslines and keyboards set up by Lincoln Olivetti and Robson Jorge – both Brazilian musicians with plenty of ... CD
Estrela E Lua Nova
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1969. New Copy
Lively soulful samba from Eliana Pittman – a Brazilian singer that never lets us down! Although Eliana can sometimes record in a rootsier mode, the style here is a very hip blend of samba roots with some of the groovier styles of arrangement used in Brazilian music at the end of the 60s ... 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
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
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
 
Updated April 24, 2018


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