Brazil — Recently Added

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


Mudei De Ideia
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
An amazing bit of Brazilian funk – and the best album ever by this exciting soulful duo! The record's their first, and it's got a crackling intensity that you don't always find on their other albums – a groove that mixes hard samba with bass-heavy funk, with a sound that makes them one ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nacao Zumbi (2014)
Som Livre/Circular Moves, 2014. New Copy
Excellent work from Nacao Zumbi – one of the first groups to showcase the new sound of music in Brazil 20 years back – and still a combo who can come up with the good when they want to! The music here remains very true to the best NZ groove – a heady brew of rootsy elements, ... CD
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
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
Krishnanda
CBS/Mr Bongo (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A totally unique album from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – a set that was recorded right in the middle of the big Tropicalia years, but which has more of the earthier touches that would emerge in the Brazilian scene during the 70s! Yet there's also a sense of tight arrangement here too ... CD
Antilles/Oficial Arquivos, 1976. New Copy
One of the few albums by Jorge Ben that was issued in America – a mid-70s set that brings together some of the best work he recorded for Philips Records in Brazil in the late 60s and early 70s! The work here is the stuff of legend – sounds that effortlessly blend samba and soul, all ... CD
Fenix
Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy
The legendary Azymuth rises from the ashes – on this, their first record after the passing of keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami – with a sound that takes us back to the amazing cosmic funk of their first few albums in the 70s! The new keyboardist, Kiko Continentino, has a sound that's ... 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
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD
Four early albums by Toquinho – packaged together here in a single set, and with two bonus tracks too! First up is A Bossa Do Toquinho, from 1966 – an honest to goodness actual bossa nova session from Toquinho – one that's recorded during the 60s, and not one of his bossa-revival ... CD
Saudade De Pernambuco
Deck Disk (Brazil), 1979. New Copy
A fantastic late 70s album from underground Brazilian legend Alceu Valenca – and a set that follows in the same tradition of exile as earlier albums by Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil! The set was recorded in Paris, and has a sound that's maybe even earthier and stripped-down than some of ... CD
Dobrando A Carioca
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2016. New Copy
A sublime meeting of these four legendary Brazilian talents – singers and musicians we're not used to hearing in each others' company, but who feel here as if they've been working together for a lifetime! The approach is beautiful – as each singer also plays a bit of acoustic guitar ... CD
Fermata/Polysom (Brazil), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible little record with a sound that's unlike anything else we've ever heard before – a set that mixes jazzy inflections on vibes, organ, guitar, percussion, and flute – the last of which is played here by a young Hermeto Pascoal! The set was done after Pascoal's work in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Searing samba soul from Jorge Ben – one of his best-remembered albums of the 70s, and for good reason too! The album's got a slightly fuller feel than some of Ben's other work of the time – never slick, but with backings balanced nicely against his own raspy vocals and acoustic guitar ... 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
Nonesuch, 2016. New Copy CD & DVD
The music of Cartola, beautifully re-presented here by Teresa Cristina – who takes the songs, and instantly makes them her own! Cristina's vocal approach – light and lovely – is quite different from the deeper sound of Cartola – but the music has an equally rich spirit, ... CD
Cool
Far Out (UK), 2015. New Copy
Plenty cool sounds from Joyce – a lady who's always been the definition of the world used in the title – thanks to her totally unique, totally wonderful style! The album's one of a number of recent gems that have Joyce really going back to basics – hitting that soaring blend of ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2016. New Copy
A great little project – Clara Moreno's jazzy soul take on Jorge Ben's classic Samba Esquema Novo album – but much more than a simple tribute record, and some of her warmest grooves in years! The songs by Jorge are great, of course – but Clara is really doing something special ... CD
Continental/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A great 70s album by Os Novos Baianos – a wonderfully youthful group that was one of the bright spots in Brazilian music after the Tropicalia years. The band had a style that mixed folksy percussion with honest personal songwriting, plus occasional touches of elements gleaned from the larger ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1969. New Copy (reissue)
Heady heady work from the legendary Gal Costa – caught here right at her early best, smack dab in the middle of the Tropicalia years! The album's one of Gal's legendary collaborations with arranger Rogerio Duprat – and it's very much in the spirit of her other incredible session from ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated January 18, 2017


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