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


Banzeiro
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2017. New Copy
Brazilian music from far up the Amazon River – from a place where the sounds are often quite different from those heard in Rio or Sao Paulo – and much more likely to share some elements with the native cultures of the other side of South America, as well as some Caribbean rhythms too! ... LP, Vinyl record album
In Person At El Matador
Atlantic (Japan), 1964. New Copy
A great little live set from Sergio Mendes and his Brasil 65 group – a pre-Brasil 66 combo that features Wanda De Sah on vocals and Rosinha De Valenca on guitar! The style here is more traditionally Brazilian bossa than Sergio's later work on A&M – a fluidly jazzy groove captured ... CD
Swinger From Rio
Atlantic (Japan), 1964. New Copy
Sergio Mendes is definitely a swinger – especially on this jazz-based session that was recorded before his famous work with Brasil 66! This album was recorded in New York, at a time when Mendes was one of the hottest things brewing in the bossa scene in Brazil – and apart from the ... CD
Encore
Far Out (UK), 2007. New Copy
Tremendous new work from Arthur Verocai – the Brazilian legend who's best remembered for his sublime self-titled album from the 70s, but who sounds equally great on this contemporary release! The record has a really classic feel overall – warm, soulful, and filled with plenty of jazzy ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
70s psychedelia from the northeastern state of Pernambuco, Brazil – incredible stuff that combines rawly percussive tropical sounds with a world of psychedelic creativity and possibilities – one of the best compilations ever put together by Mr Bongo! Lula Cortes was a pivotal figure ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tim Maia (1970)
Polydor/Oficial Arquivos, 1970. New Copy
The incredible first album by Tim Maia – Brazil's greatest soul star in the 70s, and for good reason too – given that Tim was one of the few who could match the depth of American soul and funk at the time! Yet the music here is way more than just a Brazilian version of American soul ... LP, Vinyl record album
Maquina De Escrever Musica (Music Typewriter)
Hannibal/Luaka Bop, 2001. New Copy Gatefold
An incredible album from Moreno Veloso – the son of the famous Caetano, but an artist who's already very much his own man on this classic collaboration with the team of Kassin and Domenico! Moreno plays it cool on most of the record – singing in a spare setting that mixes acoustic ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sincerely Hot
Ping Pong/Luaka Bop, 2002. New Copy Gatefold
An excellent set by the same group that served up the Moreno Veloso album Musical Typewriter – led here by drummer Domenico, but featuring Moreno on vocals and other instrumentation, plus the mighty Kassin – who really emerges here as one of the freshest talents in Brazilian music for ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tom Ze (1970)
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
One of Tom Ze's greatest records – and an album that proves that the Tropicalista spirit didn't die once Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil went into exile! The cover is a bit standard, in comparison to the artier look of other Tom Ze albums – but the sound is very forward-thinking, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Musidisc/Discobertas (Brazil), Early 60s. New Copy 3CD
A trio of classic albums from Brazilian singer Orlandivo – all presented with original artwork too! First up is A Chave Do Successo – the first album ever by samba singer Orlandivo, a great talent who had a knack for blending samba, bossa, jazz, and a bit of soul – surfacing here ... CD
Loki (180 gram pressing)
Polygram/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A freaky little solo album by Arnaldo Baptista of Os Mutantes – a set that's every bit as wild as you might guess from the cover! The album was recorded right after the first few classics by Os Mutantes – in 1974 – and Baptista wrote all of the songs, except for one, which lists ... LP, Vinyl record album
Natureza
Favorite (France), 2017. New Copy
A fantastic album of Brazilian funk, and one that's got a great contemporary twist, too – given that the whole thing is a collaboration between singer Joao Selva and Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart! Patchworks handles most of the instrumentation here – apart from some percussion ... LP, Vinyl record album
Alvoroco
Odeon/Joia Moderna (Brazil), 1973. New Copy
One of the coolest albums ever from Brazilian singer Leny Andrae – a set that takes her way past the usual jazz and bossa of other records, into territory that's completely sublime! The record features arrangements from some of the most sophisticated talents of the early 70s scene in Brazil ... CD
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/Dusty Groove, 1972. New Copy
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
Quartin/Far Out (Brazil), 1970. New Copy
An incredible record from the legendary Quarin label – and a set that, like most of the releases from that imprint, has a sound that's years ahead of its time! Piri's a guitarist, and works here with an instrumental combo who support his soaring, scatting vocals – in a mode that's ... CD
Como Vinho 70 Anos
Canal (Brazil), 2017. New Copy
A beautiful tribute to the career of Brazilian pianist Gilson Peranzzetta – a musician who's been adding his talents to records of some of the greats of that scene from the 70s onwards – including recordings by Ivan Lins, Simone, and Gal Costa! Peranzzatta's both a great musical ... CD
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
Todo Sentimento
Canal (Brazil), 2016. New Copy
Jazzy duets between guitarist Romero Lubambo and saxophonist Mauro Senise – but served up with a lot of rich currents from Brazilian music too! Senise is a reedman with a great amount of dexterity – able to solo effortlessly, but also able to slide into more familiar songforms too ... CD
 
Updated June 25, 2017


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