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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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Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy
Clara Moreno's wonderful tribute to Jorge Ben's classic Samba Esquema Novo – covering the album from beginning-to-end with a thoroughly timeless, jazzy samba sound – an endearing tribute to the seminal material, but with nicely original vibe! The songs ever fresh, of course, but Clara ... 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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Minas (with bonus tracks)
EMI (Japan), 1975. New Copy
A mid 70s masterpiece from Milton Nascimento – a record that still has the soaringly ambitious touches of his other work from the time, but which also comes across with a slightly personal feel too! Nascimento's voice is near-perfect – even more spacious and heavenly than before – ... CD
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Outubro
Milestone/Far Out (UK), 1980. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1964. New Copy
One of Brazil's best jazz sessions of the 60s – and one of those records that shows that although Verve and other US labels could record their own version of bossa nova, the style still always sounded best when coming from Brazil! Drummer Edison Machado really nocks it out of the park here ... CD
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Tamba Trio (1975)
RCA (Brazil), 1975. New Copy
A mid 70s gem from the Tamba Trio! The record takes their core 60s sound of piano trio grooving and bossa harmony vocals, and gives it a strong 70s twist – with mellow production that flanges the style out a bit more, and arrangements that add in some extra instrumentation from the likes of ... CD
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Nana (1977)
RCA (Japan), 1977. New Copy
One of Nana Caymmi's strongest records from the 70s – an album that allows Nana to sing with that rich, emotive style that she does so well – but in a way that never gets too dark or overdone! That balance is Caymmi's real contribution to the sound of MPB – as, at some level, she ... CD
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RCA (Japan), 1974. New Copy
A sublime 70s groover from the great Tamba Trio! This one works off of the expanded sound that the bossa jazz combo were forging on their late 60s work for CTI – adding in some more complicated arrangements by Luiz Eca to the regular piano/bass/percussion groove, pushing the sound into a ... CD
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Visions Of Dawn – The Paris 1976 Project (180 gram vinyl)
Far Out (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
An amazing little record – a 70s session that we'd easily rank right up there with the best recordings ever from Joyce, but one that's only being issued here for the first time ever! The sound is brilliant – that beautiful mix of strong and sweet that you'll always find when Joyce is ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA (Japan), 1965. New Copy
Darkly brilliant – and one of Joao Donato's most fantastic records! The set was recorded during Joao's time in America in the mid 60s – cut in New York with lofty backings by Claus Ogerman, in a pillowy soft mode that fits perfectly with Joao's light bossa piano lines, and which has ... CD
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Quatro Grandes Do Samba
RCA/Sony (Japan), 1977. New Copy
A beautiful album of samba tracks – recorded with a warm intimacy that really gets at the talents of the group! Four samba giants – Nelson Cavaquinho, Cadeia, Guilherme De Brito, and Elto Medeiros – join forces in this 1977 session recorded for RCA Brazil. The vocal stylings of ... CD
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Aquele Frevo Axe
RCA (Japan), 1998. New Copy
Gal Costa gets some great help here from Celso Fonseca – who produced the album, and gives Costa a fresh sound that makes the album one of her best from the 90s! The music's a bit in Fonseca's own mode on his recordings – currents of bossa that bring a classic feel at times, but also ... CD
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Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1970. New Copy
Some of the most brilliantly baroque work ever recorded by Marcos Valle – an obscure 1970 album that collects together tunes from a few of his odd soundtrack experiments of the late 60s, plus a few others that are in a very similar vein! Marcos is really going over the top here – ... CD
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Awa Yio
Reprise (Japan), 1991. New Copy
A record cut at a time when Brazilian singer Ivan Lins was enjoying a great wave of international fame – a moment that resulted in music that almost had him reaching out as a majestic singer, able to inspire the whole world at once, rather than just the mainstream audiences back home in ... CD
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Marcos Valle (1974)
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1974. New Copy
An excellent album from Marcos Valle – and one of his rarest! The album is extremely hard to describe, but it's kind of a baroque extension of his groundbreaking work in the early 70s, with some of the best songwriting of his career, and majestic arrangements that sound great behind his ever- ... CD
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Africa Brasil
Universal (Japan), 1976. New Copy
A landmark recording that is one of Jorge Ben's best albums ever! The album is a perfect realization of the way that Jorge mixes Brazilian rhythms with choppy Afro grooves – and the result is a masterpiece that yeilded some of his biggest tracks ever. Included here is the great choppy funk ... CD
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Softly
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy
A lost bossa classic from Wanda De Sah – aka Wanda Sa, the wife of Edu Lobo, and a singer who worked with Sergio Mendes in his pre-Brasil 66 days! The album's got a wonderfully laidback feel – languid, yet jazzy, with the feel of some of Astrud Gilberto's best work on Verve, yet with ... CD
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Philips (Japan), 1979. New Copy
Caetano Veloso at the end of the 70s – still sounding wonderful, but in ways that are quite different from his earliest albums! The sound here is more restrained, and more mature – a beautiful example of the songwriting strength that Veloso evolved as his career moved on – tunes ... CD
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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
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Novo Tempo
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1980. New Copy
A beautiful album by Ivan Lins – truly one of his greatest records, and a real gem that stands out as one of the best in his already-excellent catalog! The set has Ivan stepping out strongly from his sound of the 70s – working with Gilson Peranzzetta in a set of arrangements that have ... CD
 
Updated July 23, 2016


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