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


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Vera Figueiredo
Baratos Afins (Brazil), 1990. Near Mint- Gatefold
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Philips (Brazil), 1988. Near Mint-
A strange mixture of styles for this enigmatic Brazilian keyboardist – and a record that has a bit of rock, a bit of classical, and an approach that you certainly wouldn't find from an American artist recording at the same time! Like a lot of Tiso's later work, this one has some moments that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Versatil
Olho Do Tempo (Brazil), 2008. Used
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Love Music
Bell, 1973. Very Good
Warm mellow magic from Sergio Mendes in the 70s – a great little album that's got a sweet electric feel! The set was recorded with help from Tom Scott and Bob Alcivar on arrangements, and has a sunny southern California feel that's a nice extension of Sergio's 60s work – yet which also ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fly/Sire, 1989. Very Good-
The first-ever record in the Luaka Bop legacy – a massive collection of Brazilian grooves that still serves as one of the best introductions to the music we can think of! Most of the artists here are the bigger names of the MPB generation of the 70s – but many are still very under-repre ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol, 1965. Near Mint-
That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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A Arte De Maria Bethania
Fontana (Brazil), Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP
Classic work from one of Brazil's greatest artists – a collection of Maria's earliest recordings for Philips, pulled from her records for the label from the late 60s and early 70s! Bethania's style was like no one else's at the time – dark, serious, and incredibly powerful – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Alegria Alegria Vol 2
Odeon (Brazil), 1968. Poor
An early dose of samba soul from the great Wilson Simonal – a set that's almost as important to his career as late 60s work for Jorge Ben! Like Ben, Simonal's music has a great blend of the rootsy and the groovy – raspy vocals that are overflowing with soul, supported by lively ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Buddah, 1971. Very Good Gatefold
Great bit of Brazilian jazz recorded by Airto, with Flora and Hermeto, for the Buddah label in 1971. Easily one of the greatest records he ever made, with perfect production, and just the right mix of Brazilian instrumentation and fusiony sounds. If you've ever heard one of his many weak albums ... LP, Vinyl record album
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For You
ANS/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1979. New Copy
Beautiful Latin-styled jazz – not really New York or Cuban, but also not Brazilian either – and instead this really wonderful hybrid of sounds that's cooked up by guitarist Angelo Noce Santoro – a player with roots in psych and prog! This album's not any of that, though – ... CD
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Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1983. New Copy
Beautiful Brazilian jazz from the European scene – done in a warm blend of acoustic modes that's totally great! The set's got a bit less fusion focus than some of its contemporaries – as Palmeira's instrumentation is heavy on percussion and acoustic guitar – all tied together ... CD
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Barclay/RGE (Brazil), Late 60s. Very Good
Brazilian pressing of one of Baden Powell's great Barclay records, and a nice bit of bossa guitar, with a small combo of drums, bass, and percussion – and Baden's firey guitar working away on tracks like "Chanson D'Hiver", "Choro Para Metronomo", "Samba Triste", ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips (Brazil), 1970. Very Good+
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Sol Do Meio Dia
ECM, 1977. Near Mint-
Spare European work from Egberto Gismonti – a set that's different than his fuller earlier work from Brazil, but still pretty compelling overall! Gismonti's playing here with a group of familiar ECM artists – mixing his own piano, guitar, and percussion lines with soprano sax from Jan ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Rapid Transit
Milestone, 1983. Very Good+
A set with a really warm groove overall – hardly the too-fast, or too-urban record you might expect from the title! Instead, there's a nicely organic sensibility going on here – a sound that feels fresh and spontaneous, even when it's in the highly electric territory of Jose Roberto ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Gal Costa (1969)
Polygram (Japan), 1969. New Copy
One of the most mindblowing albums ever recorded – anywhere, anytime! This 1969 set stands as one of the greatest records ever cut by Gal Costa – done at the height of the Tropicalia movement, and featuring a sublime mix of styles that really gets the spirit of the movement right. ... CD
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Philips (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
Sublime work from the glory days of the Brazilian TV soundtrack! Like other gems from the time, this set's a mixture of tracks by popular Brazilian singers and instrumentalists – produced with a breezy and easy approach in soap operas of the time. The work's a striking counterpart to that ... CD
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Quem e Quem
EMI (Japan), 1973. New Copy
A gem of a record – one we wouldn't part with for anything! Joao Donato's best known as one of the founding fathers of bossa nova – better known for his 60s work over the years, than he was for 70s electric work like this. Fortunately, international groove hounds picked up on the ... CD
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Elis Regina In London
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Elis Regina hits the London scene of the late 60s – with amazing results that make the album one of her best from the early years! The style here is still quite bossa-oriented, but backings are done by Peter Knight – who'd worked with Scott Walker and some of the other hip British ... CD
 
Updated May 26, 2015


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