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


Nublu, 2017. New Copy Gatefold
A heady take on the Brazilian roots rock of the early 70s – particularly the kind of hippie hybrid that was brewing up in the northeast scene – where the longhairs had taken to territory of their own, as a way of finding their own unique musical space! The set's got a rock-solid ... 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
Cantanto Bossa Nova
Colpix/Warner (Japan), 1962. New Copy
One of the few albums ever cut by singer Vi Velasco – and a great vocal follow-up to the Zoot Sims bossa albums on Colpix! Zoot plays tenor on this record too – mixing his solos with Vi's vocals in a style that's like the interplay between Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto – with a ... CD
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! ... CD
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
Seu Jorge & Almaz
Now Again, 2010. New Copy
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Incredible music from Seu Jorge – and that's saying a lot, given how much we've loved all of his previous records! This time around, Jorge really knocks it out of the park – by stepping away from some of his tighter styles, and going for a looser, more organic approach that's totally ... CD
Obnoxius
Quartin/Far Out (UK), 1970. New Copy
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An incredible treasure of Brazilian music – the only album we've ever seen from Jose Mauro, and one of the few records ever issued on the legendary Quartin label! There's a soaring brilliance here that easily matches the best early 70s work from Milton Nascimento and Edu Lobo – with ... CD
Philips/Universal (Brazil), 1964. New Copy
Beautiful work from the incredible Nara Leao – a record that's lightly driven by the bossa, but with some sadder and darker touches that really set the sound apart! Backings on most tracks are simply spare percussion, and an acoustic guitar follows Nara's vocals as they dart in and out of ... CD
Black Soul Brothers
Groovie (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Fantastic work from Miguel De Deus – an artist with more than enough funky talent to live up to the ambitious title of the album – given that he started his career working in the famous Os Brazoes combo! That group were a key part of the Tropicalia years, and mixed up a heady brew of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy
A pair of amazing records from percussionist Dom Um Romao – back to back in a single set! The self-titled Dom Um Romao is an unbelievably fantastic album, and perhaps the greatest one that Dom Um Romao ever cut! Dom recorded this set in America with a blend of Brazilian and New York ... CD
Astrud Gilberto Now
Perception, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Killer work by Astrud Gilberto – very different than her Verve sides of the 60s! The album was produced by Astrud, arranged by Deodato – and has that wonderful warm full jazz feel of her classic album on CTI, but also a bit more like some of the funky work of Jorge Ben at the time ... LP, Vinyl record album
Donato-Deodato
Muse, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
The legendary meeting of the two biggest Brazilian keyboard talents of the 70s – Joao Donato and Eumir Deodato – coming together in beautifully funky formation! The sound is a great blend of the moody electric work of Donato's classic Quem E Quem album, and some of the fuller, funkier ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sansa Trio Vol 2
Som Maior/Paradise Masters (Brazil), 1965. New Copy
A wonderful second album from the Sansa Trio – one of the more obscure combos of the 60s bossa era! The group here is heavy on piano lines from Jose Briamonte – but also features bass from Jose Odonez and drums from a very young Airto! Briamonte's a great player on the keys – ... CD
Rambling (Japan), 2016. New Copy Gatefold
The lovely Joyce – sounding lovelier here than we've heard in years – on a special Japanese album that really takes the singer back to her best classic territory! Backing is by a small group, and nicely jazzy – with piano from Helio Alves, and drums from Tutty Moreno – ... CD
Philips/Think (Japan), 1970. New Copy
Heavy drums, and some great grooves throughout – a wonderful album from percussionist Wilson Das Neves, and maybe his best record ever! The album's more funk than the samba in the title – although the best numbers have a little bit of both – almost an instrumental take on the ... CD
Os Maestros Premiados
Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy
An amazing split album – one that features instrumental work by 2 of our favorite arrangers ever! Both Gaya and Rogerio Duprat were key forces in the sound of Brazil at the end of the 60s – Gaya for his soaring, leaping, often-funky arrangements for EMI/Odeon during the Blue Brazil ... CD
Virgin Land
Salvation/King (Japan), 1974. New Copy
A great little fusion set from Airto – recorded in a mode that's a great bridge between his acoustic roots and some of his smoother albums in years to come! The sound has some key electric elements here – bits of bass, guitar, and keyboards – but there's still a strongly acoustic ... CD
Manfredo Fest Trio (1965)
RGE/Bomba (Japan), 1965. New Copy
Bossa piano genius from a young Manfredo Fest – one of his first albums, and a very jazzy set at that! The group's his original trio from the early days, a very soulful ensemble with work on bass and drums that is every bit as great as Manfredo's own strong lines on piano – tight, in a ... CD
Djavan
EMI (Japan), 1978. New Copy
Sublime early work from Djavan – a bit of jazz, a bit of samba, and a bit of soul – all wrapped together in wonderfully warm arrangements! The sound here is sophisticated without being sleepy, and there's still a lightness to Djavan's music at this point – a style that manages to ... CD
Philips/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy
Erasmo Carlos sounds even cooler here than usual – still working with tunes penned with his brother Roberto – but also taking on music by Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Marcos Valle too! There's a heady undercurrent to the record that's maybe a filtering-through of an earlier ... CD
 
Updated May 25, 2017


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