One of the grooviest Brazilian albums you could ever hope to buy – and one that's not even from Brazil, either! This little gem was recorded in France in the early 70s – but it's got a swinging groove that's very similar to the work of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 during the 60s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pedro Santos —
Krishnanda ... LP CBS/Mr Bongo (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)...
A totally unique album from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – a set that was recorded right in the middle of the big Tropicalia years, but which has more of the earthier touches that would emerge in the Brazilian scene during the 70s! Yet there's also a sense of tight arrangement here too ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great tribute to the TV music on Globo shows – with tracks that include "Irene" by Caetano Veloso, "Carolina" by Chico Buarque, "Madalena" by Elis Regina, "Travessia" by Tres Morais, "O Cafona" by Angela & Paulo Sergio Valle, "Carinh ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wickedly cool work from this overlooked Brazilian singer – a record that's got a strong sense of soul in the grooves, and a great sense of imagination in the choice of songs! Celia sings early work by Joyce, Lo Borges, Nelson Angelo, and others – with these shifting arrangements from ... read moreCD
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Wickedly cool work from this overlooked Brazilian singer – a record that's got a strong sense of soul in the grooves, and a great sense of imagination in the choice of songs! Celia sings early work by Joyce, Lo Borges, Nelson Angelo, and others – with these shifting arrangements from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, March 22.
One of the grooviest Brazilian albums you could ever hope to buy – and one that's not even from Brazil, either! This little gem was recorded in France in the early 70s – but it's got a swinging groove that's very similar to the work of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 during the 60s ... read moreCD
A record with "samba" in the title, but a set that hardly sounds like samba at all – given that the record is one of the groundbreaking 70s albums from the legendary Tom Ze! Ze first rose to fame as an experimentalist in the Tropicalia scene – but here, he's years past that ... read moreCD
There's lots of cool keyboards on "Mais Kriola" – moogy bits, clavinet, and maybe more too – all wrapped together in this mix of funk and Brazilian fusion, in a way that reminds us a bit of early Azymuth – but with more soulful vocals! "Maita" is one of the ... (Funky 45's, Brazil)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Gal Costa —
India ... CD Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ...
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio ... read moreCD
Two killer slices of Brazilian funk! The instrumental "Miss Cheryl" is one of the trademark tunes of Banda Black Rio – a cut with these sharp, jazzy changes that are completely amazing – and which easily have BBR rivaling the sound of Earth Wind & Fire at their best! The ... (Funky 45's, Brazil)read more7-inch, Vinyl record
A great return for the legendary Tom Ze – an artist who'd been brought back to prominence via the efforts of a Luaka Bop compilation – then given this great chance to record for the label on his own! The set's a great return to form for Ze – who sprung from this moment into a ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Punch through booklet and rear tray card.)
The latest (and perhaps greatest) entry into this always-wonderful series! As with the earlier volumes, this one's an amazing transformation of Brazilian grooves into a hyper-modern European idiom – featuring core acoustic beats and riffs remade into lush jazzy grooves by some of the ... (Funky Compilations, Brazil)read moreCD
A well-fitting title for this sweet little set – a record that mixes together jazz, samba, and bossa styles wonderfully – with Cristina Braga on both vocals and harp, and backing from a tight little combo! Bassist Ricardo Medeiros put the grooves together for the set – and he's ... (Vocalists, Brazil)read moreCD
A collection of big tracks that moved the carnival season in Brazil – with work from the 30s and 40s – historical hits by Francisco Alves, Joel E Gaucho, Araci De Alameida, Jayme Brito, Sylvio Caldas, Almirante, and Alcides Gerardi. LP, Vinyl record album
One of the most groundbreaking Brazilian albums from the end of the last century – a key set that signaled a whole new generation of creativity in Brazilian music – and one that wasn't afraid to move effortlessly between the past and future! Otto uses this great blend of acoustic roots ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest 70s collaborations between Vinicius De Moraes and Toquinho – and a record that's made even nicer by vocals from co-composer Marilia Medalha! Arrangements here are full and lofty – still driven with some of the lighter bossa rhythms of the pair's other albums, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing on Fermata. Cover has a half split top seam, light wear, and clear tape on the bottom seam.)
Very spare stuff by Baden, recorded in a warm intimate setting, with just guitar and voice carrying the entire record. The tracks are more sophisticated than his bossa work – and the guitar playing is extremely emotional and a testament to Powell's virtuosity. Tracks include "Um Abraco ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small torn portion at the opening and an import sticker.)
When this album was first issued in the mid 90s by EMI, it quietly glided onto the market, with very little effect. Over the past few years, though, the record has slowly been championed by a large number of American critics and musicians, and has come to be one of the most critically acclaimed ... read moreCD
Nice overstuffed "best of" compilation that features work by Veloso that spans from his early Tropicalia years to the stuff he did as a pseudo-new wave artist in the early 80s. 7 cuts alone are from the pivotal year of 1968 – including "Shy Moon", "Lua De Sao ... read moreCD
Massively heavy sounds from A Bolha – a Brazilian group who were previously known as The Bubbles, and backed up Gal Costa during the Tropicalia years – but who work here in a fuzzy, bassy groove that's totally great – definitely an heir to the headier sounds of the UK scene at the ... (Rock, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Post-Tropicalia work from Leno – a Brazilian singer who'd worked as part of a duo during the Jovem Guarda years, but who really sounds great here on his own! The style's a bit more straightforward rock than the Brazilian sound of a few years back – a bit fuzzy and compressed at times, ... read moreCD
Perfume Azul Do Sol —
Nascimento ... LP Pedra Temple Animal, 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
That's a trippy cover on the album, and the group are pretty darn trippy too – much more so than most of the popular Brazilian acts of the mid 70s – still working with a sound that hearkens back to the offbeat psych of the Tropicalia generation! We don't know much about these guys, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Francesca Ajmar with Hector Costita Bisignani —
Estrada Do Sol ... CD Abeat (Italy), 2019. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Vocal jazz meets Brazilian songs – in a very beautiful performance that not only spotlights the strong lead vocals of Francesca Ajmar, but which also includes stunning work on tenor sax from the great Hector Costita! We love Hector's performances on Brazilian albums from decades back, and ... (Vocalists, Brazil)read moreCD
Good record from the late 70's by this quartet of 4 male Brazilian singers. Their sound is a different from that of Quarteto Em Cy or Tamba Trio, and their singing is less filled with straight jazzy harmonies than it is some off-kilter vocal lines that weave together and challenge each other ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Brazilian pressing. Cover has some wear with a center split spine and a small sticker.)
Gilberto Gil's still got a nicely sharp edge here on this great set from the late 80s – a record that broke bigger than most of his others from the decade, at least on a global scale – and an album that showed the world that Gil still had plenty of energy and new ideas to offer! There's ... read moreCD
Some of the first recordings done by Baden Powell outside of Brazil – and already an indication that his work with the European scene was a very good thing! The record has Powell upfront on guitar and vocals, but working with these great arrangements from arranger/trumpeter Ivan Jullien ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Trio Mocoto first rose to fame as the funky band behind Jorge Ben on his early 70s classics – the combo that gave him such a soulful sound – and here on their own, they sound pretty darn great – with a style that follows the same evolution as Jorge's own sound at the time! The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album