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Pure genius from a young Chico Buarque – simple, effective, straightforward tunes – and music that has had a resonance in Brazil for many decades since! At one level, the sound here draws heavily from the samba recordings of previous years – but at another level, there's a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Very groovy bossa tracks – very much in the mode of some of the Verve hit recordings of the mid 60s! After the success of the Astrud Gilberto/Joao Gilberto work with Stan Getz, it's clear that Philips and Luiz Bonfa wanted to get in on the act – and they've paired Bonfa's guitar with ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of Maria Bethania's great collaborations with arranger Jaime Alem – an artist we loved as part of the team of Jaime & Nair back in the 70s, and who's really helping Bethania find some deeper space here in the middle years of her career! At a time when Maria had moved into some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
A killer early album of Batucada tracks – filled with lots of tight, short, hard percussive groovers! The record features work by the Escola De Samba Da Cidade, and the percussionist Paulinho. Tracks include "Cruzado e Bossa Nova", "Samba De Rua", "Samba De ... LP, Vinyl record album
A set of compositions penned by Roberto and Erasmo Carlos – sung by Maria Bethania in a warmly personal setting! The style here gets away from any of the too-romantic qualities that can sometimes mar presentation of the Carlos' brothers work – and instead, Bethania uses her innate ... LP, Vinyl record album
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
An incredible soundtrack – and the beginning of a huge subgenre in Brazilian music! This album features some amazing cuts cut by some of our favorite Brazilian artists – and it was a very successful soundtrack to a popular soap opera at the time. It features an amazing mix of music, ... LP, Vinyl record album
A rare bit of samba jazz from Brazil – the only album we've ever seen by this Hammond-lead combo featuring organist Paulo Roberto! Roberto's sound is clean and lean – very much in the spirit of Walter Wanderley from the same period, and backed here with a similar blend of snapping ... LP, Vinyl record album
An early collection, before lambada was packaged cheaply and shipped out to the rest of the world – with tracks by Chiclete Com Banana, Novos Barbaros, Olodum, Banda Mel, Sossega Leao, and Aurelio Do Sax. LP, Vinyl record album
The official album of the 1980 MPB Festival in Brazil – with work by Joyce, Diana Pequeno, Elza Maria, Exporta Samba, Dercio Marques, Oswaldo Montenegro, Fernanda, Baby Consuelo, Quinteto Violado, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
Killer work by Astrud Gilberto – very different than her Verve sides of the 60s! The album was produced by Astrud, arranged by Deodato – and has that wonderful warm full jazz feel of her classic album on CTI, but also a bit more like some of the funky work of Jorge Ben at the time ... LP, Vinyl record album