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


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Previsao Do Tempo
EMI (Japan), 1973. New Copy
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, ... CD
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Putte & Sivuca
Four Leaf Clover (Sweden), 1969. New Copy
Breezy bossa, with an icy jazz undercurrent – and a rare 1969 session that pairs the mighty Sivuca with Scandinavian clarinetist Putte Wickman! The sound is incredible – as Sivuca steps out on accordion, guitar, and vocals with a sound to match the groove of his legendary Vanguard ... CD
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Sunrise (Japanese pressing)
Pablo/Victor (Japan), 1984. Near Mint-
Sweet Brazilian rhythms – one of the tightest of the Pablo albums by Paulinho Da Costa, but still a nice batch of Brazilian tinged fusion, with a smooth production style that reminds us of some of the Japanese albums of the same sort during the late 70s! The set was recorded in LA, with help ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Rio 65 Trio
Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy
A brilliant record right from the very first note! This amazing first album by the Rio 65 Trio is a solid gem all the way through – a magical moment in the recording studio, and a record that forever changed the face of bossa! The trio features piano work by jazz legend Dom Salvador – ... CD
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Os Reis Do Ritmo
Odeon/Universal (Japan), 1966. New Copy
A holy grail of bossa nova! This album's one of the rare few ever cut by the fabulous Bossa 3 – the tight groovy combo led by genius pianist Luiz Carlos Vinhas – a record that's far too wonderful to turn up so rarely over the years! It's got a nice mix of straight jazz cuts with ... CD
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Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1967. New Copy
A landmark album that changed a generation of Brazilian musicians – a sublime instrumental collaboration between Airto, Hermeto Pascoal, and 2 other great musicians of their generation! The sound is quite unique – almost a modern recasting of older rootsy modes – taken into the ... CD
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Balancando
EMI/Odeon (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy
A fantastically hard bossa nova jam led by the legendary Milton Banana – a man not only known as Joao Gilberto's favorite drummer, but also as one of the architects of bossa nova drumming and percussion! The album is full of non-stop drums and piano grooves, and it's a mostly uptempo treat ... CD
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Philips (Japan), 1968. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Philips (Japan), 1969. New Copy
The rare 3rd album by Gilberto Gil, and a key piece of the Tropicalia puzzle – one of the most wildly experimental albums from those years, and Gil's last before going into exile! The sound is much more electric than his other albums from the late 60's – and the production, songwriting ... CD
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Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1970. New Copy
Legendary work from Milton Nascimento – one of his first albums, and still one of his greatest! The record is amazing – a sublime blend of soulful vocals, baroque orchestrations, and just the right amount of jazzy touches – handled in a way that forever proclaimed Milton as one ... CD
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A Via Lactea
EMI (Japan), 1979. New Copy
An oft-overlooked gem by the great Lo Borges – known to many for his stunning work with Milton Nasicmento in the early 70s, and still sounding wonderful here in the early 80s! Despite the passage of time, the feel of this one's very similar to Lo's earlier albums – a brilliant mix of ... CD
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Os 3 Morais
Odeon/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy
An incredible album – especially if you dig the groovier side of Brazil! Os 3 Morais fit nicely in a groove that runs between Som 3, Tamba Trio, Marcos Valle, and Antonio Adolfo & Brazuca – and they have a style that's a mix of the madder baroque arrangements of Valle and Adolfo, ... CD
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Philips (Japan), 1972. New Copy
A stunning step forward for the great Elis Regina – and a landmark record that would set the stage for most of her final work to come in the 70s! The album's got less of the jazz or bossa inflections of her music from the 60s – and instead moves into this richly sophisticated style ... CD
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Muito Pra Frente
Odeon/EMI (Japan), 1965. New Copy
Soaring harmonies from this cool 60s Brazilian group – a real lost gem that's in the best Brazilian harmony tradition of the time! The set is similar to work by Os Cariocas, Tamba Trio, and other groups of that nature – soaring vocals over bossa rhythms – but it's also got an ... CD
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Bossa Muito Moderna
Polygram (Japan), 1963. New Copy
A perfect summation of the dearly Joao Donato at his best – a record that's awash in amazing tones, colors, and phrasing – and one that really demonstrates the subtle genius that Donato brought to his work! The album's only a trio outing – with Milton Banana on drums – but ... 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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EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Early and lovely work from Beth Carvalho – a set that's quite different than her later albums, with much more of a 60s bossa diva sound overall! Arrangements are by Lyrio Panicali and Gaya, and the album's got a warmly flowing groove that's right up there with more familiar sides from the ... CD
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Odeon/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy
Stunning early work by the great Marcos Valle – a dreamy bit of bossa that virtually defines the genre! The album's one of the first to feature Marcos as a singer – a showcase for his work as a "cantor" after his reputation had been building as a composer – and the ... CD
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Um Show De Bossa
Elenco/Universal (Japan), 1963. New Copy
A live bit of bossa vocals from Lennie Dale – recording here with some cooking accompaniment from the Bossa Tres trio! The format is very spontaneous and relaxed – similar to an American live jazz vocal date of the time, but with a bossa groove instead – one that's a perfectly ... CD
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Philips (Japan), 1970. New Copy
One of the greatest of all Brazilian soundtracks! This early gem from the Globo TV series of soundtracks features a sublime mix of easy, breezy, and funky tunes – all with that hip end-of-the 60s Brazilian sound we love so much! Arrangements are by Antonio Adolfo, Erlon Chaves, and Jose ... CD
 
Updated July 01, 2015


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