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An excellent compilation that's very much in the spirit of some of the best Som Livre soundtracks from the time – pulling together some of the best of the new and groundbreaking work of the early 70s, packaged in a set with the Globo logo on the front. The tracks here are a great overview of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Funky soul from the great Marcos Valle – a great blend of mellow grooves and upbeat tunes recorded at the same time Valle was working in the US with Leon Ware! The style here is very similar to Ware's 2 albums for Elektra – both of which feature work from Valle, and include tunes that ... LP, Vinyl record album
An unusual 70s session from singer/arranger Sidney Miller – an artist we know best from his lofty Elenco work of the 60s, but who's working here in a completely different mode! The style here is personal, almost gentle at times – following in a mode that recalls some of the Milton ... LP, Vinyl record album
The start of a legend – and the very first album by Sergio Mendes' Brasil 66 group, proudly brought to the world through the godlike talents of a young Herb Alpert! Sergio was no stranger to the recording studio by the time of this set, but the record marked a real shift in his music – ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums – and quite possibly our personal favorite! The record features beautifully understated arrangements by Joao Donato, Don Sebesky, and Claus Ogerman – and the instrumentation is a haunting mix of bossa rhythms with darker orchestrations that ... LP, Vinyl record album
A beautifully moody record, recorded by Baden Powell in France – with a group that includes Nelson Serra De Castro on drums, Silvio Silveira and Luiz Agudo on Brazilian percussion, and Jeanine De Waleyne on vocals. The tracks are mostly dark and offbeat, with lots of off-kilter jazzy changes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Known world-round for his classic work with Sergio Mendes and Weather Report, percussionist Dom Um Romao is one of the greatest Brazilian musicians of all time, and this compilation of 1976 recordings for Pablo has him playing in a nice raw groove. The tracks have a beautifully jazzy sound, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant 70s material by Antonio Carlos Jobim – one of his key sets from the middle part of the decade that had the composer really deepening his approach to both singing and songwriting – moving past some of the more instrumental modes that he was using at the start of the decade! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Later than most of Luiz's classic work – but still a mighty nice album, thanks to some good arrangements by Jota Moraes, who keeps part of the record in the more baroque styles of earlier years. Some of the instrumentation's a bit slicker than before, but not in a way that's bad – ... 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
One of the only albums ever cut by Perri Lee – a hell of a talent on the Hammond, captured live here in a real smoker from the 60s! Lee was another one of the great female organists around in the early 60's – like Shirley Scott or Rhoda Scott – and she just wails in this live set ... LP, Vinyl record album
An amazingly beautiful set of tracks from Art Farmer – playing here with superb accompaniment from a young Harold Mabern on piano, in a laidback quartet format that really lets Art open up! Art's playing is fresh and creative throughout – never too over the top, and always blown with ... LP, Vinyl record album