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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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
A pretty sweet album by Elis Regina – and one of the last she ever did! The arrangements have a bit more of an electric jazz sound than usual – but they actually give her voice a nice sound, and create some nice lush soulful tracks that have a very sweet sound. Cesar Mariano is still ... LP, Vinyl record album
A strange lost "comeback" album for Walter Wanderley – but a great one! The set was recorded recorded in the US in the early 70's, and with the same sweet electric sound that Wanderley was using on his last A&M/CTI albums! Walter plays organ and electric piano, and the group ... LP, Vinyl record album
The second volume in this nice tribute series to great Brazilian composers, cut by the swingin' MPB4 vocal group, in their unique harmony style. This volume features the MPB4 paying homage to Ary Barroso, Ivan Lins, Mauricio Tapajos, Pxinguinha, and Haroldo Lobo, among others – and the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Amazing bossa nova 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. This album is one of the group's rarest – as it was recorded in New York for the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sadness on guitar – a perfect title for Baden Powell's work on his chosen instrument, especially the way he could bring a simple but emotive style to his music! Powell's work on guitar here is often quite spare, but beautifully handled – set up with rhythms by a small combo that ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great package of Jobim material, and very nicely produced, like all the other titles in this series! The album features some great compositions by Jobim, including a few lesser-known gems – and the music is performed by a wide range of artists, but all very faithfully to Jobim's ideas. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic work by one of our favorite Brazilian singers! Geraldo Vandre's work pre-dated the young MPB/Tropicalia generation that included Caetano, Gal Costa, and Gilberto Gil – but even in those days, he wrote with a complicated approach and sophisticated style that spoke volumes of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
This is the third in series of a collection of a great batch of batucada tracks, with very spare raw production that makes them all sound great. Titles include "Repinicando", "No Gemido Da Cuica", "Platinelas De Prata", "Batucando", "Cavacos Vadios" ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest soundtracks ever – an archetypal album from French composer Francis Lai, and a record that set the tone for countless other imitations to come – yet which is still the best! The groove here is really unique – a spare blend of bossa influences, jazzy organ ... LP, Vinyl record album
A pretty silly record overall – mostly western-themed numbers played by an orchestra and occasionally sung by a chorus that matches the comedic feel of the film. The whole thing's got a whimsical feel that kind of falls flat after all these years, but overall the record's not a bad one if ... LP, Vinyl record album