Recorded in Buenos Aires, but a strong set of Brazilian tunes by these three greats! Singer Maria Crueza was at her best during the early 70s – and working here with the classic bossa team of poet Vinicius De Moraes and guitarist Toquinho, she really sparkles with a sound that's some of her ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 70s pressing in a flip-back cover, with some wear and aging.)
The album's a tribute to the legendary Zimbo Trio from 60s Brazil – and pianist Amilton Gody really does a great job of getting the sound just right! The tunes are all instrumentals, with bass from Sidiel Viera and drums from Edu Ribeiro – done in that lively, rhythmic style that made ... read moreCD
A samba soul masterpiece from Jorge Ben – one of the most brilliant records to come out the fertile late 60s Brazilian scene – and an incredible album that works with the psychedelic flourishes of Ben's contemporaries and a deeper undercurrent of soul & funk! This is one of the ... read moreCD
Kind of a dream combination in one little album – especially if you dig breezy bossa from the 60s! Back in 1966, Verve Records got the great idea of teaming up its (then) biggest Brazilian imports – vocalist Astrud Gilberto and organist Walter Wanderley – both of whom were ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Digipack has light wear and a small index sticker on the spine.)
Bebel's second album for Six Degrees – and quite possibly an even better album than the first! Not one to rest on the laurels of her success of recent years, Bebel seems to diverge a bit from the sound of her initial hit – going for a deeper approach to songwriting, and a musical style ... read moreCD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 —
Equinox ... LP A&M, 1968. Very Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
The second album by Sergio and crew – and a real push forward for the group! The basic format of two-female harmony leads is still in place – but for some reason, this album gives a bit more of a nod to Brazilian roots than before, and really spices things up with an even more ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the building blocks of the late 60s Tropicalia scene in Brazil – and a standout solo debut from the young Caetano Veloso! The album's got an approach that's as dynamic and trippy as its cover image might imply – the same amazing blend of sounds and styles you'd hear on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Nicely done Third Man pressing – remastered from the original 1967 mixes!)
An incredible moment of genius from Jobim! The record features one of the best versions of "Aqua De Marco" ever recorded – done up in these haunting blue chords, backed by great baroque orchestrations, which descend and trail off, then come sweeping back in. The whole album's just ... read moreCD
A fantastic combination of funky grooves – the studio talents of Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and the Brazilian-tinged fusion of the legendary Azymuth! The jazzy trio are in great form here – tunes that are lean, and which really offer up all the best aspects that the ... (Deep Funk, Brazil)read moreCD
It's 1980, and Rita Lee's days in Os Mutantes are way behind her. Here, she's peforming a batch of jazz and pop numbers, in a style that's similar to some of the recordings that Gal Costa was doing at the same time. Most of the tracks were written in collaboration with Roberto De Carvalho, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on RCA. Cover has some ring and edge wear and half split seams.)
A lively collection of classic samba material – featuring some really nice gems from the revivalist era of the early and mid 70s. As with all Luaka Bop compilations, the liner notes are great, and provide a strong introduction to the music. There's a total of 13 cuts in all – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing. Shrinkwrap has a small hole in front. Cover has a cutout notch.)
That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(60s Mexican pressing! Cover has some tape on the bottom seam, and one slightly bumped corner – but is nice overall.)
Joao Gilberto —
Joao ... CD Verve, 1991. Used ...
A later album by bossa legend Joao Gilberto – but with all the fragile brilliance of his best early work! The album features arrangements by Clare Fischer – the wonderful talent behind some of the best Brazilian-tinged jazz sessions of the 60s and 70s, a perfect accompanist to Joao's ... read moreCD
Includes music from Cal Tjader, Stan Getz, Bob Brookmeyer, Kenny Burrell, Astrud Gilberto, Dizzy Gillespie, and Gerry Mulligan. (Jazz, Brazil)CD
(Out of print.)
Marcos Valle —
Braziliance! ... LP Warner/Mr Bongo (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the most important early albums by Marcos Valle – a set of instrumental tracks recorded with lots of acoustic guitar! Even though Valle was well known as a singer and composer of bossa nova tunes, the set instead focuses on his instrumental work – recording his guitar ala Jobim ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Subtle magic from Azymuth – two mid 80s albums, back to back on a single CD! First up is Flame, a set that nicely lives up to its title – and which shows the strengths the trio picked up during their years in the US! The sound here is round and soulful – a great fusion of the ... read moreCD