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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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Tristeza
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy
A jazzy little groover – a record with Dutch origins, but a firm commitment to Brazilian sounds – in that wonderful mix of Latin rhythms and jazz that was flowing out of some of the hipper corners of the European scene in the early 80s! The set was recorded in the Netherlands – ... CD
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Identity
Arista (Japan), 1975. New Copy
A soaring set of grooves from one of the world's greatest percussionists – a standout set as a leader from Airto, and a key set in his wonderful run of work from the 70s! The album's still got the loose, free feel of Airto's earliest work, and isn't nearly as crossover-oriented as some of ... CD
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Cometa
Nublu, 2016. New Copy Gatefold
A totally wonderful project from the mad musical world of Brazilian genius Kassin – a set of all-instrumental tracks by the group Cometa – a combo who seem equally at home in the worlds of jazz and funk, as they do in a much wider territory of music, too! The record bristles with so ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Safra 74
Som Livre/Bomba (Japan), 1973. New Copy
A great blend of samba soul and acoustic roots from the 70s – a sweet little set that's right up there with some of our favorite grooves from the Som Livre label scene of the time! Ruy Maurity sings with a sound that's surprisingly soulful for a bearded guy in a turtleneck – and the ... CD
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Bossa Tres
Audio Fidelity, 1963. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing bossa jazz from one of Brazil's best combos! The Bossa Tres were led by dynamic pianist Luis Carlos Vinhas – an incredibly strong talent who was as great an arranger as he was a piano player – and on this early session, he's at his most firey, really flowing out with tremendous ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mutacao
Philips (Japan), 1981. New Copy
Sublime vocals from the lovely Celia Vaz – a singer best known for her later work on the Far Out label, but one who really sparkles here in this classic fusion set! The album's one of the shining jewel's of the MPBC series – and like some of the others, it's got a sharp-edged quality ... CD
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Premier (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
18 tracks – most of them rare Brazilian ones, and all with a great mix of jazz, bossa, and groovy rhythms! The sound is very mod and 60s – and there's more than a few here that we haven't seen reissued for a while. Titles include "Ponteio" by Som Psicodelico, "Balaio&quo ... CD
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Samba
Tratore (Brazil), 2016. New Copy
A great return to form from the legendary Marku Ribas – an artist we love for his Brazilian funky classics of the 70s – still sounding great after all these years! Marku's always had a very deep vocal approach – at the bottom end of the sonic spectrum, which not only makes for a ... CD
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Toquinho, Vinicius, & Amigos
RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), 1974. New Copy
One of the most striking of the Toquinho/Vinicius De Moraes pairings of the 70s – thanks to the presence of some added "amigos" who really help push the sound of the set – and make for a richer, more fully-voiced presentation of the wonderful lyrics of Vinicius! The album's ... CD
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Stone Flower
CTI, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
One of Antonio Carlos Jobim's greatest records – and a perfect blend of his subtle bossa genius with the moody electric sound of CTI! Jobim plays electric and acoustic piano, guitar, and sings a bit – and Deodato handled the arrangements with a breezy brilliance that matches all the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Toquinho
RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), 1970. New Copy
A wonderful early album from Brazilian guitarist/singer Toquinho – done before his famous collaborations with Vincius De Moraes, and with a very different groove! The record features guest appearances by Jorge Ben on two tracks – and much of the record seems to have Toquinho absorbing ... CD
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Som Livre (Brazil), 1978. New Copy
Funky, soulful, and totally wonderful – a wicked late 70s live set from Jorge Ben – and one of his few post-Philips albums that really holds onto the best energy from earlier years! The date's a live one, and the group grooves in a style that's got plenty of Africa Brasil touches ... CD
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Mario Telles
CBS/Rev-Ola (UK), 1964. New Copy
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The one and only solo album by Mario Telles – brother of the better-known Sylvia Telles, but an equally great bossa singer on his own! This rare date from the 60s features some wonderful arrangements by Baden Powell, Moacir Santos, and Astor Silva – all of whom bring Mario into some ... CD
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Nascente – A Musica De Hermeto E Guinga
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2016. New Copy
Two younger Brazilian music serve up a tribute to the music of older Brazilian giants – the guitarist Guinga, and sublime composer/multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal! Yet the setting here is quite different than you might expect – at least for the music of Pascoal – as the duo ... CD
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Lumiar/Sony (Brazil), 1993. New Copy
Gilberto Gil's working here not as the main artist, but as the songwriter – the very special talent around which this excellent set of recordings is based! The package is one of our favorite in the Lumiar Songbooks series – and, like the rest, it showcases the tremendous compositional ... CD
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Lumiar/Sony (Brazil), 1993. New Copy
Gilberto Gil's working here not as the main artist, but as the songwriter – the very special talent around which this excellent set of recordings is based! The package is one of our favorite in the Lumiar Songbooks series – and, like the rest, it showcases the tremendous compositional ... CD
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Estrelando Embaixador
Goma Gringa (Brazil), 1971. New Copy
An amazing bit of funk from early 70s Brazil – an ultra-rare album, but one that almost beats some of the bigger Brazilian classics of the time! The recording has a very unusual approach – a non-stop blend of songs on each side – which makes for long, continuous tracks that mix ... CD
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Coqueiro (Brazil), 2016. New Copy CD & DVD
Elza Soares sings the music of Lupicino Rodrigues – the legendary composer of blue-tinged samba tunes from the 20th century! Rodrigues' songs have just the right amount of subtle emotion to bring out the best in Soares – a singer who's clearly aged since the last time we've heard her ... CD
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Heraldo Do Monte
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2016. New Copy
Heraldo Do Monte's been playing guitar on the Brazilian scene from the late 60s onward – and over the years, his work on the instrument has really hit the level of the sublime – as Heraldo's able to effortlessly turn out flurries of notes with very individual phrasing – which ... CD
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Novos Baianos (1970)
Som Livre (Brazil), 1971. New Copy
Rare work from Novos Baianos – one of the hippest Brazilian groups of the post-Tropicalia years, heard here in a selection of tracks from the start of their career! The material is from the group's first record ever, originally a 7" EP – and the four track set is relatively short, ... CD
 
Updated May 27, 2016


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