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


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Disques Dessinee (Japan), 2015. New Copy
A very cool Brazilian duo – working here with a sound that's nicely tripped-out, but which also has acoustic elements that take us back to Brazilian styles of the 70s too! Acoustic guitar figures strongly on many tracks – right up front in the mix, as on a Jorge Ben record – but ... CD
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Carry On
Warner (Japan), 1979. New Copy
Great stuff – one of Flora Purim's more R&B-sounding albums from the 70s, produced by George Duke with an appreciation for Flora's Brazilian jazz roots, but with a smoother sound that's in keeping with Duke's own work of the time! The combination is pretty sweet – a professional ... CD
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Barclay/Universal (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy
Some of the first recordings done by Baden Powell outside of Brazil – and already an indication that his work with the European scene was a very good thing! The record has Powell upfront on guitar and vocals, but working with these great arrangements from arranger/trumpeter Ivan Jullien ... CD
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Odeon/Light In The Attic, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of Marcos Valle's most strangely beautiful albums – a set that really his him stepping off strongly from his bossa nova years – really moving into mindblowing music with a range of styles that's simply incredible! There's definitely a bit of bossa at the core, but the larger ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Odeon/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy
A holy grail! This is one of Marcos Valle's best-ever albums – and it's certainly the one to best realize the larger scope he was heading for in the years after the bossa – that sublime mix of jazz and more expansive arrangements – a perfect fit for the growing sophistication of ... CD
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Odeon/Light In The Attic, 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
An insanely wonderful album that will always remain one of the all-time favorites of the Dusty Groove staff! This beautiful batch of tracks by Brazilian singer/songwriter Marcos Valle has him pushing waaaay past his bossa work of the 60s – into a cool 70s mix of electronics and sexy scoring, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips/Soul Jazz (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LPs Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tam Tam Tam
Trunk (UK), 1958. New Copy (reissue)
Heavy rhythms from the Brazilian scene of the 50s – a set of grooves originally used to accompany a touring dance production, but a set of tracks that's gone on to have quite a life of its own! The music here isn't the cool bossa or spare samba you might expect – and instead has this ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fazendo As Pazes Com O Swing
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2011. New Copy
Maybe the greatest record so far from this ultra-hip Brazilian group – a set that has the range of singers and musicians coming together wonderfully – in a really rich sound that's way more than the sum of its already-great parts! The album features vocals by Moreno Veloso, Nina Becker ... CD
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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
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Tamba Trio (1975)
RCA (Brazil), 1975. Very Good+
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Danca Das Cabecas
ECM, 1977. Near Mint-
A really unique moment for Brazilian genius Egberto Gismonti – as the album marks a strong move away from some of the fuller orchestrations of his previous sets! The album features Gismonti on acoustic 8 string guitar – mixed with piano, wood flutes, and voice – plus some sublime ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fonit Cetra (Italy), Late 70s. Near Mint-
Rare Italian work from Toquinho – a sweet trio session with electric bass and drums! LP, Vinyl record album
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Gilberto With Turrentine
CTI, 1971. Very Good Gatefold
Incredible 70s work from the lovely Astrud Gilberto – a rare effort for the CTI label that has her teaming up with arranger Eumir Deodato and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine – all in a groove that's totally different than most of her earlier work! Astrud's breathy vocals are still ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ben
Philips (Brazil), 1972. Near Mint-
Amazing stuff from Jorge Ben – and the record that pushed him over the top! The album's a masterpiece of funky Brazilian soul – and it includes the huge hit "Taj Mahal", which still sounds great, even after all these years! Other great cuts include "Fio Maravilha", ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Rain Forest
Verve, 1966. Very Good
An album that not only broke the bossa big in the US – but a set that also really helped transform the sound of the organ in jazz! Not only is the record a key meeting of bossa rhythms and jazz organ – transplanted hugely to the US after a big initial Wanderley run in 60s Brazil – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips/Think (Japan), 1963. New Copy
An overlooked singer from 60s Brazil – working here with some great bossa backings from the Tamba Trio! The trio usually sing on their own early records, but they step aside on the vocal tip, and let Joao handle all the lyrics on the set – while they provide their own great ... CD
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Look To The Rainbow (Folio)
Verve/Folio (Italy), 1965. Used
One of the moodiest Verve albums from Astrud Gilberto – a set that has some surprising arrangements by Gil Evans – working here on one of his few 60s dates with a singer! Astrud's blue-tinged vocals work perfectly with Evans' backdrops – and Al Cohn also takes over the helm on ... CD
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Danca Dos Escravos
ECM, 1988. Near Mint-
Titles include "2 Violes", "Danca Dos Escravos", "Lundu", "Alegrinho", and "Salvador". LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated March 31, 2015


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