A bossa trio with added solos on trombone and trumpet – all of which makes for a tremendously jazzy session from the 60s! The Sansa Trio weren't one of the best-known combos of their era, but this rare gem on Som Maior is one of the best examples of 60s bossa jazz at its best – a ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Apka ... LP Six Degrees, 2020. New Copy ...
Ceu seems to be an even stronger singer here than before – still able to drift in and out of an easygoing rhythm when she wants, but also more suited to take on tunes with a more soulful vibe – which includes a number of standout tunes that really make the record shine! There's still ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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Mestre Cupijo E Seu Ritmo —
Siria ... CD Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ...
An incredible compilation of material by Mestre Cupijo and the musicians of Cameta – the Amazonian town where the Siria style was born! The always-great Analog Africa label turns to Brazil for this one – a nice step after their rich range of African reissues – given the nature ... read moreCD
A sublime little set – quite possibly the greatest album ever from Brazilian keyboardist Manfredo Fest! Manfredo first cut his teeth on the bossa scene of the 60s – but by the time of this rare indie session, he'd moved up to the US – and was working with sweet keyboards to ... read moreCD
One of two incredible albums from the lovely Ana Mazzotti – a 70s Brazilian singer who could effortlessly blend fusion and soul, Brazilian rhythms and funk – working here with plenty of help from Jose Roberto Bertrami of Azymuth! In fact, the record has a vibe that's a lot like the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rare Brazilian album from the legendary keyboardist Deodato – recorded right around the same time as his classic CTI albums Prelude and Deodato 2 – but much more obscure! This set's got a similar electric vibe, but is much more compact – with maybe more organ than Rhodes, on ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Antonio Adolfo —
Viralata ... LP Artezanal/Far Out (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
Fantastic stuff – and one of the greatest records ever by Brazilian keyboardist Antonio Adolfo! The album was recorded at the end of the 70s, and has a sound that's a lot like the best fusion work by Azymuth – a great mix of jazz and funk, plus more dynamic Brazilian elements – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Key proof that Deodato kept on making great records after leaving CTI Records – and in a way, the kind of set that allowed him a bit more freedom to grow than some of his contemporaries! The vibe here is a bit tighter than before, but in a way that makes many numbers even funkier – ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet keyboard soul from Deodato – a set that steps off nicely from the strengths of his big hits on CTI, hitting a similarly flowing groove that's really great! The instrumentation here is a bit more expanded than before, but never in a way that buries the keyboards – and Deodato's ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
Mauricio Oliveira —
Registro ... CD Trilhos (Brazil), 2005. Used ...
A lovely new talent from Brazil – the sweetly soulful Mauricio Oliveira, a great singer with a style that really builds on the recent work from the Trama generation! Mauricio's got an approach that's a bit lighter than some of his contemporaries – more traditional in instrumentation, ... read moreCD
The second album by this amazing group – a magical trio who really pushed the boundaries of bossa! The MPM in the title refers to "modern popular music" – a way of naming the work on the set that shows that it's more than jazz, more than bossa, more than Brazilian – a ... read moreCD
Genius work from Max De Castro – one of our favorite talents on the current Brazilian scene, and an artist who never fails to grab our attention! Max is light years ahead of most of his contemporaries on this set – working in an effortless blend of styles that builds on a Brazilian ... read moreCD
This great Brazilian funky samba team offer up a nicely re-recorded batch of 20 of their best tracks ever! The quality of the work is very good, with nice spare production that allows plenty of room for the duo's choppy guitar work, and their deeply soulful vocals. It's a shame that none of these ... read moreCD
Some of the roughest funk you'll ever hear from Brazil – tracks recorded live at street parties in support of Rio gangs – all a fair bit more low-fi than mainstream work from the baile funk scene! The music is incredibly bracing – and usually features beats and samples mixed live ... read moreCD
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!)
A trio of albums from percussionist Airto – with bonus tracks too! First up is Free – one of the coolest, grooviest albums you'll ever hear from the legendary percussionist Airto – a set that mixes his own Brazilian roots with the electric genius of 70s CTI – all with ... read moreCD
Paul Winter's classic sextet is recorded here in both Rio and New York – one of three different sessions that Winter cut for Columbia in the 60s – all records that explore his own love of the bossa at a time when it was coincidentally very good business to be doing so! Tracks are light ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brazil and France – a great combination! This excellent set features jazzy groovers recorded in France during the 70s and 80s – all very much in a sunny fusion mode, mixing post-bossa styles of jazz and vocals with some of the more strident European jazz modes of the time. The result ... (Funky Compilations, Brazil)read moreCD
Although there's been a few "best of" collections out already by this legendary Brazilian rock group – this volume still stands as the most nicely-selected batch of tracks, and it comes complete with great liner notes that help you really navigate and understand their music. There's ... read moreCD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)
A collection of two albums that Joao Gilberto did for Warner Brothers in the late 70s/early 80s. Amoroso is some pretty sweet stuff from Joao Gilberto – featuring a core jazz combo playing along with a larger set of arrangements, in a manner that's similar to some of Jobim's work from the ... read moreCD
Jazz versions of classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim – all done by a group arranged and directed by guitarist Mario Adnet, and featuring guest work from Joyce, Helio Delmiro, Romero Lumbambo, and others! The sound here is really fresh – not merely just a reworking of Jobim's original ... read moreCD
(Case has some light edgewear & a punch through digipack barcode.)
11 tracks in all, including "CSS Suxxx", "Patins", "Alala", "Let's Make Love & Listen to Death From Above", "Art B!tch", "Meeting Paris Hilton", "Off The Hook", "Alcohol", "Music Is My Hot, Hot Sex", and ... (Rock, Brazil)read moreCD
Pure vocal magic – featuring the lovely Flora Purim at the height of her California powers – working in a sublime mix of jazz, fusion, and Brazilian rhythms – a sound that she virtually invented! The group on the set is one of her greatest of the time – with players that ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Maria Bethania —
Ciclo ... LP Philips (Brazil), 1983. Very Good+ ...
A nicely rootsy little album from Maria Bethania – recorded during a period when some of her music could often sound much fuller and more electric! The album's got subtle help from Toninho Horta, Dori Caymmi, and Guto Graca Mello – all of whom arrange Maria's vocals in a sophisticated ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album