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Should still shine under a light, but one or two marks may show up when tilted.
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This is the kind of record that will play "near mint", but which will have
some signs of use (although not major ones).
May have slight surface noise when played.
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A fitting tribute to the masterful work of Brazilian poet and diplomat Vinicius De Moraes – pulled from classic records he cut in conjunction with Baden Powell, Odette Lara, Quarteto Em Cy, Toquinho, and others. The set's a great way to get some of Vinicius' best compositions on vinyl – ... LP, Vinyl record album
An early 70s packaging of an older bossa session by Deodato – done with a modern cover that's clearly trying to cash in on his fame at CTI! Don't let that fakery stop you though, because the record's a great one – a 1964 session of straight piano bossa tracks by Deodato, with ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great work by one of Brazil's most unique groups! Of all the contributions that Brazil has made to the world pop legacy, one of the greatest is their strong tradition of pop vocal groups – most of which took a basic American jazz harmony sound and turned it into something really special and ... LP, Vinyl record album
A real gem from the great Dick Farney – no vocals, just his talents on piano – in a tight trio with bass and drums! Titles include "Brandenburg Gate", "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "Three To Get Ready", and "Besame Mucho" – all played with a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Maria Bethania's warmed her sound up a fair bit here from earlier releases – and is hitting the same blend of jazz overtones and larger arrangements used during the same period by Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa – both of whom were maturing at a similar pace! There's still a fair bit of ... LP, Vinyl record album
A beautiful album of bossa tunes – recorded in Italy by the team of Toquinho and Vinicius De Moraes, with vocals by the lovely Ornelia Vanoni – an Italian singer who holds the sort of place usually reserved for Brazilian vocalists on other projects by the pair! Vanoni's presence on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great little album by Elis Regina – recorded for Elektra, but very much in the spirit of her classic work for Philips in the 70s. Like so many of those records, this one features arrangements and keyboards by Cesar Camargo Mariano – and the list of tracks is a stellar blend of work ... LP, Vinyl record album
The legendary 1962 Bossa Nova concert at Carnegie Hall – and one of the first live recordings of the young bossa nova in all its glory! The concert is famous not only because it was a bit of a disaster (according to legend, just about nobody got paid!), but also because it brought together a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Upbeat soul from Sergio Mendes – but a record that's still got a Brazilian heart beating underneath! The sound of the set is very much in the best mainstream soul modes of the time – never too electric overall, but put together with a nicely warm groove that continues the legacy of ... LP, Vinyl record album