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One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so.
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but might detract from the looks.
May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be
intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under
the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record.
(Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
Possible minor surface noise when played.
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The classic recording of Chico Buarque's opera Malandro – done with the supervision of Chico himself, who also stars on vocals along with singers that include Gal Costa, Zizi Possi, MPB4, Nara Leao, Alcione, Moreira Da Silva, and Francis Hime. Hime handled the arrangements and directed the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Classic live set from 1978, featuring Elis at the height of her interpretive powers, performing with backing by Cesar Mariano and his fusiony CIA group. The sound is nicely electric, with elements of rock and jazz blending beautifully behind Elis' rich vocals. Mariano plays Fender Rhodes in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Gal's in the prime of her sexy diva style here – singing in a sweet warm style with smooth jazzy arrangements that bring out a whole new side of her career. Obviously, the album's not as groundbreaking as some of her early work – but the quality is very high, and Gal's voice is always ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the more lively, and more beautiful Vinicius albums from the 70s! Unlike a lot of others, which have spare production – this one has some wonderful arrangements, in a manner that's similar to some of Jobim's from the same time, but with occasional touches of samba. The production is ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nara Leao recorded some incredible albums at the end of the 60s in Brazil – and she returned to greatness in the 80s with records like this – done with a different sound that really marked a strong second chapter in the singer's career! The record features a fair bit of bossa nova ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nice work from the immediate post-EMI/Odeon years of Wilson Simonal – from a time when he was still very groovy, and maybe even more soulful than before! Features songs penned by Marcos Valle, Gilberto Gil, and Tom E Dito! LP, Vinyl record album
An interesting side project from Luiz Eca – an artist who most folks know as the pianist for the Tamba Trio! The vibe here is very different – a real mix of modes that even includesa a few slightly-avant tracks that really demonstrate Eca's keyboard skills at a level that we don't ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Excellent work from Flora Purim – one of the wonderful west coast bits of Braziliana recorded in the Fantasy Records studios during the mid 70s! The record's a perfect example of the greatness that arose when Brazil's best talents had the chance to work with some of America's best jazz and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wonderful early work by this great Brazilian keyboardist! Ed Lincoln's playing both piano and organ – all in a lively choppy samba style, filled with excellent grooves and riffs, and some harmony vocals on a number of tracks. The overall feel is excellent – and the record's a massive ... LP, Vinyl record album