Not the most authentic Brazilian album you'll ever find – but a great batch of bossa jazz tracks! The set was put together in New York by pianist Bill Potts, and it features some great work by Zoot Sims on tenor, Louie Ramirez on percussion, Chano Pozo on conga, and a special unnamed guest ... (Jazz, Brazil)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo. Cover has masking tape on the seams and spine.)
A fantastic early bossa session from Wilson Simonal! His deep soulful voice is in perfect form – and it sounds super next to sweet lilting arrangements by the great Lyrio Panicalli – who uses larger orchestrations to open up that soulful side of Wilson's vocals – the sort that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album by Joyce – one of our favorite Brazilian singers ever! The album's a wonderfully lyrical batch of tracks – many written by Joyce herself, plus a few by Brazilian songwriters Jards Macale, Toninho Horta, and Marcos Valle – and the orchestrations are by Gaya, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite albums by Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – a perfect bridge between the simple pop of earlier records, and the group's expanding sound as the 70s approached! The warmly glowing Brasil 66 style is still very strongly in place, but the music here is all a bit hipper – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of our favorite Brazilian albums of the late 60s – a really mod mix of vocals and instrumentals, samba and jazz, funky bits and soul – all billed as a "psychedelic" take on the music of Luiz Carlos Vinhas! You may know Vinhas as a pianist on other bossa records, but here ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty fantastic set of soulful 70s work from Brazil – a set that's got lots of deep currents in the orchestrations, which are echoed further by the rich vocals of Amada Maita! The record's got a way of sounding sophisticated and groovy at the same time – and the arrangements often ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Victor Assis Brasil —
Desenhos ... LP Forma/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1966. New Copy (reissue)...
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Genius work from Victor Assis Brasil – one of the greatest Brazilian saxophonists ever, heard here in a sublime recording from the bossa nova era! The set's got a wicked feel right from the start – killer rhythms from the trio of Tenorio Jr on piano, Edison Lobo on bass, and Chico ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Warmly mellow grooves from Azymuth – a set that nicely lives up to the "Flame" in the 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 group's roots in the 70s Brazilian ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic batch of Bay Area Brazilian grooves – recorded in the sweet breezy electric style of the Fantasy studios, and featuring the vocals of the lovely Flora Purim in the lead! The session's got a great mix of Brazilian and American fusion players – including Airto (of course!), Ron ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rizo was one of many American Latin pianists who tried to cash in on the bossa craze in the early 60s – but like so many others, his style is much more steeped in Latin playing, with a much heavier sound than some of the Brazilian keyboardists who were the true geniuses of bossa. Still not ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the last records that Elis recorded for Polygram, and a great batch of tracks that has a lot more of a jazzy feel than some of her other albums from the time! The backing is by a small little combo with some great electric piano, and there's lots of nice percussive moments to keep things ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album