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Joao Donato, Carlos Lyra, Marcos Valle, & RobertoOs Bossa Nova (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2008. New Copy ... $15.99
A really warm and wonderful little record – one that features the collaborative talents of these four bossa nova giants, all coming together in a really relaxed, intimate setting! Although most of these artists didn't work together in the 60s, they all share a very similar spirit, and come together beautifully here – all four working together on the first and last track in the set, then splitting apart to work in smaller duos, and each take a track or two on their own. Instrumentation is mostly small combo, and warmly jazzy – and Valle, Lyra, Menescal, and Donato all handle the arrangements too – furthering the collaborative spirit of the set. Titles include "Balansamba", "Ate Quem Sabe", "Tereza Da Praia", "Ate O Fim", "Bewitched", "Sextante", "Gente", "Vagamente", "De Um Jeito Diferente", and "Ciume". This 2018 version has 2 extra tracks: "Ultimo Aviso" & "Sambeando". 16 in all. CD
(2018 version – with 2 extra tracks!)

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Edu Lobo, Dori Caymmi, & Marcos ValleEdu, Dori, & Marcos ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Three Brazilian music legends come together in a very unusual project – a record that features famous songs by all three artists, each performed by one of the other singers – in a setting that's got all the sophisticated warmth of the best projects on the Biscoito Fino label! There's an undercurrent of jazz in most of the music – which makes for nice changes from the original versions of the songs – and arrangements here are by Cristovao Bastos, Dori Caymmi, and Marcos Valle – who handles all the songs that feature his own vocals. There's a mature, thoughtful approach to the whole album – perfectly fitting for the list of songs that include "Saveiros", "Velho Piano", "Dos Navegantes", "Corrida De Jangada", "Passa Por Mim", "Canto Triste", "Alegre Menina", "Bloco Do Eu Sozinho", "Na Ilha De Lia No Barco De Rosa", "Viola Enluarda", and "O Amor E Chama". CD

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Marcos ValleMustang Cor De Sangue ... CD
Odeon/Elemental (Spain), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the greatest records ever by the legendary Marcos Valle – a set of pure genius that's beyond description – easily one of the key records that's got him so well-remembered in recent years! The record takes Valle's earlier bossa style, and filters it through a late 60s sense of baroque pop – filled with incredible sweeping arrangements, funky undercurrents, jazzy instrumentation, and lots of other cool touches – all sifted together beautifully by arranger Lyrio Panicali, and given a hip sound that's completely sublime! The music is almost a blend of soundtrack themes, experimental bossa nova, and deeply personal songwriting – all delivered with warmly crackling vocals by Valle in a way that goes far beyond language! Titles include "Frevo Novo", "O Evangelho Segundo San Quentin", "Mentira Carioca", "Samba De Verao 2", "Azimuth", and "Mustang Cor De Sangue". CD
Also available Mustang Cor De Sangue (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Marcos ValleMustang Cor De Sangue (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Odeon/Elemental (Spain), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
One of the greatest records ever by the legendary Marcos Valle – a set of pure genius that's beyond description – easily one of the key records that's got him so well-remembered in recent years! The record takes Valle's earlier bossa style, and filters it through a late 60s sense of baroque pop – filled with incredible sweeping arrangements, funky undercurrents, jazzy instrumentation, and lots of other cool touches – all sifted together beautifully by arranger Lyrio Panicali, and given a hip sound that's completely sublime! The music is almost a blend of soundtrack themes, experimental bossa nova, and deeply personal songwriting – all delivered with warmly crackling vocals by Valle in a way that goes far beyond language! Titles include "Frevo Novo", "O Evangelho Segundo San Quentin", "Mentira Carioca", "Samba De Verao 2", "Azimuth", and "Mustang Cor De Sangue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Mustang Cor De Sangue ... CD 13.99

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Marcos ValleNova Bossa Nova ... CD
Far Out (UK), 1998. New Copy ... $13.99
The first album by Marcos Valle after years and years away from the studio – a set that really reintroduced his talents to a whole new generation! The set was recorded for the Far Out label in London – a then-new imprint who were doing a great job to bring back a Brazilian groove that had been lost since the 70s – and Valle was one of a few key artists they had a big hand in reviving! The record's got a great modern bossa nova feel, with a good electric sound, and lots of nice moody grooves on piano and guitar, plus nice vocals by Marcos himself – sounding a bit older than on his 80s soul records, but in a way that really makes the album crackle with charm! Titles include "Novo Visual", "Nordeste", "Bar Ingles", "Bahia Blue", "Cidade Aberto", and a remake of "Vontage De Rever Voce". CD
Also available Nova Bossa Nova (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 19.99

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Marcos ValleNova Bossa Nova (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Far Out (UK), 1998. New Copy ... $19.99
The first album by Marcos Valle after years and years away from the studio – a set that really reintroduced his talents to a whole new generation! The set was recorded for the Far Out label in London – a then-new imprint who were doing a great job to bring back a Brazilian groove that had been lost since the 70s – and Valle was one of a few key artists they had a big hand in reviving! The record's got a great modern bossa nova feel, with a good electric sound, and lots of nice moody grooves on piano and guitar, plus nice vocals by Marcos himself – sounding a bit older than on his 80s soul records, but in a way that really makes the album crackle with charm! Titles include "Novo Visual", "Nordeste", "Bar Ingles", "Bahia Blue", "Cidade Aberto", and a remake of "Vontage De Rever Voce". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Nova Bossa Nova ... CD 13.99

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Marcos ValleO Compositor E O Cantor (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Odeon/Universal (Japan), 1965. Used ... $14.99
Stunning early work by the great Marcos Valle – a dreamy bit of bossa that virtually defines the genre! The album's one of the first to feature Marcos as a singer – a showcase for his work as a "cantor" after his reputation had been building as a composer – and the record does a great job of strongly putting forward Valle's youthful talents! Arrangements are by Deodato – working strongly in his early blend of bossa rhythms and strings – and Marcos himself sings in a wonderfully fragile voice, and also plays acoustic guitar. Titles include many classic compositions by Valle – including "Deus Brasileiro", "Mais Amor", "Vem", "Gente", and "Samba De Verao" – plus the bonus tracks "E Precisio Cantar" and "Batucada Surgiu". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Marcos ValleSamba '68 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
One of the grooviest Verve albums of all time – a rare American session from Brazilian legend Marcos Valle – and his only US album to feature vocals! The album's even dreamier than Valle's early bossa sides from Brazil – and the setting has some nice Verve-like touches from Deodato – who handled the arrangements, and brings a nicely airy, nicely jazzy style to the record. Most tunes are sung as duets with his lovely wife Anamaria – made famous by the album's landmark groover "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" – an English-language version of Valle's earlier "Os Grilos". Other titles are all great too – and sport English lyrics that hardly ever got much exposure. In addition to the great "Crickets Sing For Anamaria", other titles include "The Face I Love", "She Told Me She Told Me", "Pepino Beach", "Chup Chup I Got Away", and "Batucada". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Marcos ValleSamba Demais (180 gram pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
Odeon/Cornbread, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
Rare early work from the great Marcos Valle – and one of his first-ever albums! The record's very much in a moody bossa mode, and the orchestrations are wonderful – light, but never sleepy – really done with that unique new bent that Brazilian artists were using at the time, best heard in the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim. There's a nice sense of darkness here that doesn't show up on some of Valle's later albums – a really moody sensibility that works beautifully with the fragile nature of the tunes. A few cuts are originals by Valle, and others are familiar bossa tracks – with titles that include "Vivo Sonhando", "Moca Flor", "Sonho De Maria", "E Vem O Sol", "Tudo De Voce", and "A Morte De Um Deus De Sal". Features the bonus track "Vamos Pranchar". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marcos ValleSempre ... CD
Far Out (UK), New Copy ... About June 28, 2019
... CD

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✨✧ Marcos ValleSempre ... LP
Far Out (UK), New Copy ... About June 28, 2019
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Marcos ValleVento Sul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Odeon/Polysom (Brazil), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A holy grail! This is one of Marcos Valle's best-ever albums – and it's certainly the one to best realize the larger scope he was heading for in the years after the bossa – that sublime mix of jazz and more expansive arrangements – a perfect fit for the growing sophistication of Valle's songwriting. The record is fantastic – done with a sweeping sound that still leaves us breathless after all these years – and put together with an approach to composition that is virtually indescribable. There's a huge amount of influences running through here, and the album is proof that Valle was one of Brazil's richest talents, never ceasing to perfect and transform his craft – even long after he could have rested on the laurels of his success! Tracks include "Democustico", "Revolucao Organica", "Vento Sul", "Paisagem De Mariana", and "Pista O2". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marcos VallePrevisao Do Tempo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Odeon/Polysom (Brazil), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An insanely wonderful album that will always remain one of the all-time favorites of the Dusty Groove staff! This beautiful batch of tracks by Brazilian singer/songwriter Marcos Valle has him pushing waaaay past his bossa work of the 60s – into a cool 70s mix of electronics and sexy scoring, for a sound that's a mix of Brazilian rhythms with other styles that evoke Italian soundtracks and French pop backing. That description hardly does the record justice, though, because the whole thing's wonderful – and it's got a feeling that's unlike anything else we've ever stocked – every bit as warmly watery as the image of Marcos in a swimming pool on the cover. It's no wonder that the album was one of Valle's last great recordings – because with tracks as good as "Mentira", "Mais Do Que Valsa", "Nao Tem Nada Nao", "Samba Fatal", and "Tiu-Ba-La-Quieba", it's hard to top yourself! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marcos ValleEstatica (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An incredible record from Marcos Valle – maybe our favorite-ever of his recent-revival years! The sound here is sublime – a warm blend of funky rhythms, bossa roots, and larger orchestrations – all very much in the spirit of those legendary albums that Valle recorded for EMI/Odeon right at the start of the 70s – soaring, sophisticated, and never without a groove! Valle did all the arrangements for the set, but gets some great help on strings and horns from Jesse Sedoc – whose touches are really a key part of the Odeon-styled sound here – and a number of the tracks feature female vocals duetting with Marcos' lead, in a mode that's just like his classic work with Anamaria! Titles include "Prefixo", "Vamos Sambar", "Novo Acorde", "1995", "Esphera", "Papo De Maluco", and "Baiao Maracatu". LP, Vinyl record album
(New remastered pressing!)

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✨✧ Marcos ValleTempo Da Gente ... CD
Arca/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1986. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great soul album from the legendary Marcos Valle – a Brazilian talent who started out in the 60s bossa years, but who's coming across here after some great modern soul material with Leon Ware in the US! The vibe here is similar to some of the Ware collaborations – tight, smooth, and filled with soul – in a way that focuses the funky currents that Marcos has always had in his music, and gives his wonderful vocals a whole new range for expression. The songwriting's pretty great in most cases – even though the overall sound is a lot more soul-based than Valle's early crazy albums. – and titles include "Ah! Voce Mulher", "Um Tempo Musical", "No Inicio", "Pior Que E", "Ta Tudo Bem", and a remake of "Protons Eletrons Neutrons". Deodato makes a guest appearance, too! CD
(Includes obi.)
 
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Gilberto GilLuar – A Gente Precisa Ver O Luar (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 1981. New Copy ... About May 5, 2019 (delayed)
Sweetly soulful work from Gilberto Gil – an album that almost has him in the same sort of R&B-inspired territory as Marcos Valle's early 80s albums! Instrumentation includes a fair bit of keyboards and electric rhythms – all put together quite nicely by Gil, Lincoln Olivetti, and Liminha – with a style that borrows heavily from American soul of the time, yet still keeps enough of Gil's own spirit intact. The album's supposedly dedicated to John Lennon – but given the sound, that's more of a side note than anything else. Titles include "Morena", written with Cassiano, plus "Cores Vivas", "Cara Cara", "Axe Baba", "Palco", "Lente Do Amor", and "Se Eu Quiser Falar Com Deus". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Coracoes A Mil (inst)" and "Marcha Da Tietagem". CD

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Astrud Gilberto5 Original Albums (Astrud Gilberto Album/Look To The Rainbow/Certain Smile Certain Sadness/Windy/I Haven't Got Anything Better) (5CD set) ... CD
Verve (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $17.99
A quintet of wonderful records from the legendary Astrud Gilberto! First up is the Astrud Gilberto Album – pne of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums of the 60s – a classic session produced for Verve by Creed Taylor, and featuring sweet gentle arrangements from Marty Paich, co-arranged with Antonio Carlos Jobim, who also plays guitar on the session next to the piano of Joao Donato! That's a mouthful of heavy-hitters, we know – but the result is a totally great session that has Astrud's light and gentle vocals drifting over some of the most magical bossa backings you'll ever hear. The whole thing's great, stuffed with bossa classics done in English – and titles include "Once I Loved", "Aqua De Beber", "O Morro", "Dindi", "Dreamer", and "Photograph". Look To The Rainbow is one of the moodiest Verve albums from Astrud Gilberto – a set that has some surprising arrangements by Gil Evans – working here on one of his few 60s dates with a singer! Astrud's blue-tinged vocals work perfectly with Evans' backdrops – and Al Cohn also takes over the helm on two of the album's tracks, but still does a very good job of keeping the groove. There's a nice mix of sadness and lightness in the set – and titles include a wonderful version of "Berimbau" that actually features berimbau playing by Dom Um Romao, a great take on "El Preciso Aprender A Ser So" with English lyrics, and the titles "Bim Bom", "Lugar Bonito", "Frevo", and "Once Upon A Summertime". For Certain Smile Certain Sadness, 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 selling plenty at the time! Astrud's lovely vocals are matched beautifully with the lean, rhythmic bossa grooves of Wanderley's trio – and the result is a record that's near-perfect in execution. Most of the tracks are quite short, as is the record itself – but it's a perfectly concentrated dose of the Verve bossa sound at its best, with tracks that include "Portuguese Washerwoman", "Tu Meu Delirio", "A Certain Smile", "Call Me", "Here's That Rainy Day", "A Certain Sadness", "It's A Lovely Day Today", and a vocal version of Wanderley's big hit "Summer Samba", redone here as "So Nice"! Windy is one of the hardest to find Astrud Gilberto records on Verve – and one of the best! Deodato, Don Sebesky, and Pat Williams did the arrangements – and the sound here is a bit different than some of the straighter Gilberto sets of the time – still very bossa-inspired, but also in a style that mixes in some great Sunshine Pop and 60s easy influences too – particularly on the tracks arranged by Williams! Tracks are all quite short, but get a heck of a lot of magic into a tiny space – and the album features some really wonderful songs that break Gilberto's pattern a bit – including versions of the Marcos Valle tracks "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" and "Chup Chup, I Got Away" – plus takes on "Windy", "Sing Me A Rainbow", "Never My Love", and "Where Are They Now?" I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do is one of the darkest albums ever recorded by Astrud Gilberto – her 60s last session for Verve Records, and a batch of beautifully moody tunes throughout! Arrangements are by Albert Gorgoni, who'd handled Gilberto's previous September 69 album – but the style here is a bit mellower, a bit sadder – touched with more adult themes of love, life, and loss – and very much in keeping with Astrud's tear-stained image on the cover! There's a sound here that almost mixes Gilberto's earlier bossa with the more baroque modes of Scott Walker at the end of the 60s – and as with Scott Walker's classic solo sets, the album shows a side of Astrud's talents that we never would have expected a few years earlier! Titles include "Wailing Of The Willow", "Where's The Love", "Wee Small Hours", "If", "Without Him", "Trains & Boats & Planes", "The Sea Is My Soil", and "Didn't We?". CD

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Antonio Carlos JobimLove, Strings, & Jobim ... LP
Warner, 1966. Good+ ... $4.99
All the elements that make the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim so wonderful – summed up perfectly in the title of this American session from the 60s! The sounds are full of the gentle love that Jobim always brought to his writing and performance – a sense of space and style that really set him apart from so many other composers of the time – all given just the right sort of string charts from arrangers Gaya and Dedoato, whose work here echoes the space of the leader – so that things are far from the soppy use of strings on American instrumental records of the time. Other Brazilian talents are on hand to ensure that the sound is perfect – including Baden Powell and Marcos Valle on guitar, Luiz Eca on piano, and Oscar Castro Neves as well – on titles that include darkly sophisticated versions of bossa classics like "Preciso Aprender A Ser So", "Berimbau", "Samba Torto", "Chuva", and "Imagem". Nice stuff, and with a lot more bite than the "love and strings" title might imply! LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Robson Jorge & Lincoln OlivettiRobson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polysom (Brazil), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Great 80s grooves from this cool Brazilian duo – the guitar and vocals of Robson Jorge and a sweet range of keyboards from Lincoln Olivetti – tied together in a style that's got plenty of great electro soul touches! At some level, the album recalls some of the 80s grooves coming from the US soul scene at the time – but the music also has elements that reflect some of the Brazilian funk of groups like Unaio Black or Banda Black Rio, and maybe even some of the styles of Marcos Valle in the early 80s too! There's a depth to the instrumentation that reflects a stronger understanding of jazz than most groups of this nature – and the vocals often take more of a place on the sidelines in favor of the instrumentation. The jazz sound is underscored by work from Marcio Montarroyos on trumpet and Leo Gandelman on baritone sax – and titles include "Eva", "Jorgea Corisco", "No Bom Sentido", "Raton", "Squash", "Ginga", and "Alegrias". LP, Vinyl record album

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KassinRelax ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
We admire the hell out of Kassin, but it's hard to imagine that we'd relax when faced with a new record of his – as we always pay fervent attention to everything he ever does! And this time around, that attention is rewarded even more than usual – as the musician and studio genius emerges a bit more from the background than usual – finally putting his face on the cover (sort of!), and really showing off his talents as both a singer and songwriter! Yet as with all of Kassin's other work – including his famous collaborations with Domenico and Moreno Veloso, his time in Orquesta Imperial, and his projects with bigger names in Brazilian music – there's always this understated quality that makes the whole thing even more charming than if Kassin was overstating his talents. Kassin is one of the few contemporary Brazilian artists to really live up to the genius of the golden years that gave us talents like Marcos Valle, Edu Lobo, or Caetano Veloso – and his sense of songwriting, presentation, and overall structure here is wonderful – making the album an instant classic in Brazilian music. Titles include "Seria O Donut", "Comprimidos Demais", "Estricnina", "Momento De Clareza", "O Anestesista", "Su Sugestao", "Enquanto Desaba O Mundo", and "As Coisa Que Nos Nao Fizemos". CD
Also available Relax (with bonus download) ... LP 19.99

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KassinRelax (with bonus download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, 2018. New Copy ... $19.99 20.99
We admire the hell out of Kassin, but it's hard to imagine that we'd relax when faced with a new record of his – as we always pay fervent attention to everything he ever does! And this time around, that attention is rewarded even more than usual – as the musician and studio genius emerges a bit more from the background than usual – finally putting his face on the cover (sort of!), and really showing off his talents as both a singer and songwriter! Yet as with all of Kassin's other work – including his famous collaborations with Domenico and Moreno Veloso, his time in Orquesta Imperial, and his projects with bigger names in Brazilian music – there's always this understated quality that makes the whole thing even more charming than if Kassin was overstating his talents. Kassin is one of the few contemporary Brazilian artists to really live up to the genius of the golden years that gave us talents like Marcos Valle, Edu Lobo, or Caetano Veloso – and his sense of songwriting, presentation, and overall structure here is wonderful – making the album an instant classic in Brazilian music. Titles include "Seria O Donut", "Comprimidos Demais", "Estricnina", "Momento De Clareza", "O Anestesista", "Su Sugestao", "Enquanto Desaba O Mundo", and "As Coisa Que Nos Nao Fizemos". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Relax ... CD 12.99

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Tim MaiaTim Maia (1970) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Polydor (Brazil), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 39.99
The incredible first album by Tim Maia – Brazil's greatest soul star in the 70s, and for good reason too – given that Tim was one of the few who could match the depth of American soul and funk at the time! Yet the music here is way more than just a Brazilian version of American soul – as Tim brings in some rootsier elements from local musical styles, and even some of the trippier elements that were running through Brazilian music in the wake of Tropicalia – all to make for this heady brew of sounds that's completely unique, and completely wonderful all the way through! There's plenty of tracks here that would fit well alongside both familiar soul, and the modes of funky artists like Marcos Valle at the time – and the set also features work on guitar and backup vocals by Cassiano, who'd soon go onto become a Brazilian soul star on his own. Titles include the break-heavy "Padre Cicero" and "Voce Fingiu" – plus "Tributo A Booker Pittman", "Cristina No 2", "Jurema", "Flamengo", "Corone Antonio Bento", and "Primavera". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy vinyl pressing – with lyric insert!)

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Helio MatheusMatheus Segundo Matheus ... LP
RCA/Athens Of The North (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
A sweet bit of electric work from 70s Brazil – the only album we've ever seen from Helio Matheus, and one of those rare gems that's every bit as great as its legend might imply! Helio works here in this spacious territory that has a compressed groove on the bottom, and a wide sound on the sides – where the vocals, guitar, and keyboards move together with these airy, jazzy modes that are a bit like the electric 70s material of Joao Donato or Marcos Valle! Helio's maybe a bit more soulful overall, and has a raspy quality in his vocals that's more than charming enough, even if you can't understand his vocals – and he uses a fair bit of acoustic guitar amidst the electric elements in the arrangements, which further warms things up in a great way. Most of the tunes are originals by Matheus, and the set features Fender Rhodes from Ze Roberto, and arrangements by Chiquinho De Moraes – on titles that include "Ausencia", "Voce Se Foi", "Camisa 10", "Comunicacao", "Cidadezinha", "Mais Kriola", "Marraio", "Meu Diario", and "Meu Mundo De Monstros E Fantasias". LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered limited edition!)

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Look Around ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... About May 8, 2019 (delayed)
Dreamy bossa pop from the A&M studios of the 60s – the Brasil 66 sound at its best! The style here is a perfect blend of real Brazilian influences and some of the hipper styles bubbling in the LA studio scene of the time – all locked together perfectly by Sergio Mendes, in the twin-voiced style that let Brasil 66 transform any tune they could get their hands on! There's some really great numbers here of Brazilian origin – including Joao Donato's "The Frog", Marcos Valle's "Batucada", and Gilberto Gil's "Roda" – not to mention Sergio's own "Look Around", which is an especially charming number! Other titles include "The Look Of Love", "Pradizer Adeus", and "Like A Lover". CD
Also available Look Around ... LP 4.99

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Look Around ... LP
A&M, 1967. Very Good ... $4.99
Dreamy bossa pop from the A&M studios of the 60s – the Brasil 66 sound at its best! The style here is a perfect blend of real Brazilian influences and some of the hipper styles bubbling in the LA studio scene of the time – all locked together perfectly by Sergio Mendes, in the twin-voiced style that let Brasil 66 transform any tune they could get their hands on! There's some really great numbers here of Brazilian origin – including Joao Donato's "The Frog", Marcos Valle's "Batucada", and Gilberto Gil's "Roda" – not to mention Sergio's own "Look Around", which is an especially charming number! Other titles include "The Look Of Love", "Pradizer Adeus", and "Like A Lover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a center split spine.)

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Roberto Menescal80 Anos ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Brazilian bossa legend Roberto Menescal celebrates his 80 years on the planet – in a beautiful set of jazzy grooves that feature work from some of his key collaborators, and a host of great guests too! The record boasts appearances from Marcos Valle, Wanda Sa, Lenine, Joyce, Leny Andrade, Danilo Caymmi, Zelia Duncan, Leila Pinheiro, and others – all working with Roberto in that modern bossa style that he's kept strong in recent decades – flying the flag for the coolest groove on the planet, even when the style was slightly out of favor. Roberto sings and plays guitar, and continues his great legacy as an arranger and collaborator – on titles that include "Telefone", "Agarradinhos", "Voce", "A Morte De Um Deus De Sal", "Adriana", "Nara", "Amanhecendo", "O Barquinho", "Nos E O Mar", and "Errinho Atoa". CD

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Paulinho NogueiraUm Festival De Violao ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
A one-man guitar festival from the great Paulinho Nogueira – captured here in one of his later albums from the 60s, with an even richer, more sophisticated sound than before! Nogueira's skills on the strings is amazing – very different than a simple rhythmic or melodic pulse, with all these complicated shifts and unusual phrasing as he makes his way through the tunes – sometimes with fuller backings that shade things in with a bit of darkness, sometimes with lighter, more lyrical instrumentation that might include a bit of percussion or flute. There's just a touch of vocals on the record, but the main focus is the guitar – on titles that include "Malaguena", "O Cantador", "Here There & Everywhere", "Preludio No 20", "Historia De Uma Ciranca", "Lua Cheia", "Ouvi Tua Voz", and a version of the Marcos Valle tune "Viola Enluarada". CD

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Quarteto Em CyQuarteto Em Cy (1972) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Odeon/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A fantastic 70s album from this legendary harmony quartet – a female group that first emerged during the bossa generation in 60s Brazil, but who seem to hit an even more sublime sound with this rare gem from 1972! The setting is kind of post-bossa – maybe in the territory that Marcos Valle and some of his contemporaries were hitting – as the quartet work with fantastic arrangements from Edu Lobo and Luiz Eca of the Tamba Trio – in modes that are complicated and sophisticated, yet also straightforward and groovy – a perfect blend for the vocal harmonies! The album features the girls' incredible take on the Milton Nascimento song "Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser" – and other great tracks include "Quando O Carnaval Chegar", "Inclensa", "Cantoria", "Canto De Oba", and "Zanga Zangada". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Elis ReginaElis (1966) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Elemental (Spain), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
An excellent early gem by one of Brazil's greatest singers! The record captures Elis Regina at a prime early stage – when her voice was raw and filled with emotion, and when she was backed by some excellent arrangements that blended jazz, bossa, and more complicated vocal settings. The material is handled extremely well – and the set list includes many early versions of songs by some of Brazil's best writers, like "Cancao Do Sal" by Milton Nascimento, "Sonho De Maria" by Marcos Valle, "Tem Mais Samba" by Chico Buarque, "Lunik 9" and "Roda" by Gilberto Gil, "Pra Dizer Adeus" by Edu Lobo, and "Boa Palavra" by Caetano Veloso. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Arthur VerocaiArthur Verocai ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. Used ... $6.99
Sweet and jazzy pop from early 70s Brazil – a great little album that we'd rank with our favorites by Marcos Valle and Edu Lobo! Arthur Verocai isn't nearly as well-known as those two, but he works in a similar territory – taking jazz, large arrangements, and nice touches of electric funk – and working them into a groove that has the soaring and ambitious feel of the best post-Tropicalia work of 70s Brazil! This rare gem was self-produced, and fell of the map almost as soon as it was released – but it really deserves wider recognition, and shines with a depth that makes it an instant classic to our ears! Titles include "Presente Grego", "Caboclo", "Pelas Sombras", "O Mapa", "Sylvia", "Karina", "Velho Parente", and "Dedicada A Ela". CD
Also available Arthur Verocai ... LP 23.99

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Arthur VerocaiArthur Verocai ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Sweet and jazzy pop from early 70s Brazil – a great little album that we'd rank with our favorites by Marcos Valle and Edu Lobo! Arthur Verocai isn't nearly as well-known as those two, but he works in a similar territory – taking jazz, large arrangements, and nice touches of electric funk – and working them into a groove that has the soaring and ambitious feel of the best post-Tropicalia work of 70s Brazil! This rare gem was self-produced, and fell of the map almost as soon as it was released – but it really deserves wider recognition, and shines with a depth that makes it an instant classic to our ears! Titles include "Presente Grego", "Caboclo", "Pelas Sombras", "O Mapa", "Sylvia", "Karina", "Velho Parente", and "Dedicada A Ela". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Arthur Verocai ... CD 6.99

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Leon WareRockin' You Eternally ... LP
Elektra/Be With (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A modern soul masterpiece! Leon Ware had always been cutting great records, but the quality of this one's so high, it almost feels like he'd been waiting his entire life to record it! Leon gets some crucial help on the session – as the great Brazilian artist Marcos Valle joins in on keyboards, and helped Leon write some of the album's best songs. Minnie Riperton's widower, Richard Rudolph, is also on the session – bringing some of the smooth mellow songwriting that he lent to Minnie during her classic years. Worth it for the "Rockin You Eternally" alone – a monster mellow cut with some sinister piano on the intro – but the LP also contains loads of other great tracks, like "Baby Don't Stop Me", "Sure Do Want You Now", "Got To Be Loved", and "In Our Garden". Essential! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJazz Juice 2 ... LP
Streetsounds (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Very Good ... $4.99
Second volume in the great Jazz Juice compilation series from the London club scene of the 80's. This is the original volumes 2, with 10 classic jazz dance tracks including "I'll Bet You Never Thought I'd Find You" by Jon Hendricks, "It's A Trip" by The Last Poets, "I Believe In Love" by Pat Longo, "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" by Marcos Valle, "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" by Dianne Schuur, "do It fluid" by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, "Take Five" by Carmen McRae & Dave Brubeck, "Dat Dere" by Oscar Brown, "Sidewinder" by Woody Herman & The Herd and "Wack Wack" by the Young Holt trio. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staining along the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ ClaudiaVoce Claudia Voce ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Brazil), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent little album of bossa-tinged groovers! Orchestrations are by Geraldo Vespar and Orlando Silveira – and the whole thing's got that cool Blue Brazil sound that you'll find on some of the best EMI/Odeon albums from the late 60s and early 70s. The production is great, with some nice touches of pop, but a strong commitment to jazz and grooves – and Claudia's cool vocals are set in some great arrangements with groovy elements that mix organ, percussion, and other cool styles of instrumentation. The record reminds us of some of our favorite moments on records by Marcos Valle from the late 60s – and it's even got a cover of his excellent "Garra". Other tunes include "Intervalo", "Amiga, Amada", "Menina Fulo", "Desacato", "Sinto Muito", and "Vai E Vem". CD
(Out of print, CD is copy protected.)

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✨✧ Astrud GilbertoWindy (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hardest to find Astrud Gilberto records on Verve – and one of the best! Deodato, Don Sebesky, and Pat Williams did the arrangements – and the sound here is a bit different than some of the straighter Gilberto sets of the time – still very bossa-inspired, but also in a style that mixes in some great Sunshine Pop and 60s easy influences too – particularly on the tracks arranged by Williams! Tracks are all quite short, but get a heck of a lot of magic into a tiny space – and the album features some really wonderful songs that break Gilberto's pattern a bit – including versions of the Marcos Valle tracks "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" and "Chup Chup, I Got Away" – plus takes on "Windy", "Sing Me A Rainbow", "Never My Love", and "Where Are They Now?" CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ PiriVoces Querem Mate? (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Quartin/Far Out (Brazil), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record from the legendary Quartin label – and a set that, like most of the releases from that imprint, has a sound that's years ahead of its time! Piri's a guitarist, and works here with an instrumental combo who support his soaring, scatting vocals – in a mode that's maybe in the same blend of roots, jazz, and larger ideas as the most creative late 60s moments by Quarteto Novo, Marcos Valle, or Edu Lobo – a completely rich reworking of previous musical ideas into a fantastic new tapestry of sound – one that still has an honest, earthy appeal – even while the sound is soaring to the skies! Piri sings, with help from singer Tita – but mostly in a non-verbal way – alongside his own guitar, and flutes from Paulinho Jobim and Danilo Caymmi, piano from Geraldinho Carneiro, bass from Jorge Marinho, and drums from Wilson Das Neves. The whole album's wonderful – and titles include "Reza Brava", "Chao Vermelho", "Espiral", "Lagrimas", "Porta Do Sol", "Voces Querem Mte", and "O Som Do Roberto". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66Foursider ... CD
A&M, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A classic double-length collection of work by Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – originally titled a "Foursider" because of the 2LP format of the original! The package is overflowing with greatness by the group – and the extra space allows the set to include some real gems from the later A&M years – a time when the group were hitting the charts a bit less than before, and really deepening their Brazilian groove! These later tracks are all plenty darn great – and show echoes of changes going on in late 60s Brazilian music – not Tropicalia entirely, but some of the groovier moments at EMI/Odeon and Philips, with traces of influences from Edu Lobo, Marcos Valle, Jorge Ben, and Luiz Carlos Vinhas. 21 tracks in all – with titles that include "Ye Me Le", "After Sunrise", "Pais Tropical", "Crystal Illusions", "Mas Que Nada", "Bim Bom", "Look Of Love", "Chelsea Morning", "After Midnight", and their breakbeat version of "For What It's Worth". CD

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✨✧ Leon WareRockin' You Eternally ... LP
Elektra, 1981. Very Good- ... Out Of Stock
A modern soul masterpiece! Leon Ware had always been cutting great records, but the quality of this one's so high, it almost feels like he'd been waiting his entire life to record it! Leon gets some crucial help on the session – as the great Brazilian artist Marcos Valle joins in on keyboards, and helped Leon write some of the album's best songs. Minnie Riperton's widower, Richard Rudolph, is also on the session – bringing some of the smooth mellow songwriting that he lent to Minnie during her classic years. Worth it for the "Rockin You Eternally" alone – a monster mellow cut with some sinister piano on the intro – but the LP also contains loads of other great tracks, like "Baby Don't Stop Me", "Sure Do Want You Now", "Got To Be Loved", and "In Our Garden". Essential! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Rockin' You Eternally ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ CeliaCelia ... CD
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautifully groovy album from Celia Reis – maybe the hippest set ever from this Brazilian singer who was equally at home in samba and bossa modes! Production and arrangements are by Arthur Verocai – which will give you an idea of the creativity that went into the record – as Verocai creates all these ambitious grooves that are very much in the best territory of some of the funky Marcos Valle work at the start of the 70s – basslines dipping under strings, all topped with Celia's wonderful vocals – which have a power here that we've never heard on other records – almost a Gal Costa sort of touch! Tracks include tunes by Valle, Verocai, and others – and titles include "Em Familia", "Mia", "Vida De Artista", "Dominus Tecum", "Ay Adelita", "Toda Quarta Feira Depois Do Amor", "A Hora E Essa", "E Preciso Dizer ADeus", and "Badalacao". CD

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✨✧ CeliaCelia ... LP
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A beautifully groovy album from Celia Reis – maybe the hippest set ever from this Brazilian singer who was equally at home in samba and bossa modes! Production and arrangements are by Arthur Verocai – which will give you an idea of the creativity that went into the record – as Verocai creates all these ambitious grooves that are very much in the best territory of some of the funky Marcos Valle work at the start of the 70s – basslines dipping under strings, all topped with Celia's wonderful vocals – which have a power here that we've never heard on other records – almost a Gal Costa sort of touch! Tracks include tunes by Valle, Verocai, and others – and titles include "Em Familia", "Mia", "Vida De Artista", "Dominus Tecum", "Ay Adelita", "Toda Quarta Feira Depois Do Amor", "A Hora E Essa", "E Preciso Dizer ADeus", and "Badalacao". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Erlon ChavesProcura-Se Uma Virgem (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CID/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the grooviest albums we've ever heard from Erlon Chaves – a Brazilian arranger who got his start in the bossa generation, later did some more traditional music – but here explodes with this great fusion of European and Brazilian soundtrack styles! The record's credited to the Orquesta St Moritz – most likely a studio group with a European name, for good pedigree – but there's a huge amount of sounds here that rival some of the best modes coming from the EMI/Odeon label at the start of the 70s – particularly the mix of samba and bossa elements with larger funky arrangements, then given a more sophisticated twist – as you'd find in the music of Marcos Valle! Most of these tunes are instrumental, and there's some really wonderful organ work on a number of the titles – on tracks that include "Procura Se Uma Virgem", "Grilo", "Uma Velha Bossa", "Ba Oba Oba", "Vamos Nos", "O Anjo E O Diabo", and "Tema De Amor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Citrus SunRide Like The Wind ... CD
Dome (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic little record from Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick – served up by a project with a slightly different vibe than his famous group Incognito – but a sound that's every bit as soulful! There's maybe a bit more jazz in the mix here – a focus even more on the great instrumentalists that Bluey works with – with long keyboard solos from the leader himself, plus trumpet from Dominic Glover, piano from Matt Cooper, guitar from Francisco Sales and Jim Mullen, and some other great contributions too! There's definitely still some vocals on the set – work from Imaani, Joao Caetano, and Natalie Williams – but a good portion of the set is instrumental too. Titles include a great cover of Marcos Valle's "Vontade De Rever Voce", the Harry Whitaker tune "Send Me Your Feelings", and (surprisingly!) the Christopher Cross AOR standard "Ride Like The Wind" – redone here as a beautifully soulful tune. But the best stuff might be the original tunes – including "The Stallion Rides Again", "Calling Mr Wolf", "Refugee", and "All Mine" – plus the longer "Krabi Suite (parts 1 to 5)", which takes up most of the end of the album. CD

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✨✧ Joyce50 ... CD
Biscoito Fino (Brazil), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful little record – one that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first album from Joyce – one of our favorite Brazilian singers of all time! Joyce revisits all the songs from that record – including a few written by Caetano Veloso, Toninho Horta, and Marcos Valle – and the change in sound is amazing – given all the maturity and sophistication the singer has brought to her sound over the decades! Make no mistake, Joyce was tremendous right from the start – but the change here from the first album is amazing – music that's full of subtle brilliance, jazzy inflections, and this way of completely inhabiting the lyrics, but without ever overdoing things – all qualities that were not in place on Joyce's debut. The set features work from Toninho Horta, Marcos Valle, Roberto Menescal, Zelia Duncan, Danilo Caymmi, and others – and titles include "Improvisado", "Anisedade", "Superego", "Litoral", "Choro Chorado", "Me Disseram", and "Bloco Do Eu Sozinho". Also includes two new tracks – "A Velha Maluca" and "Com O Tempo". CD

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✨✧ Junior MendesCopacabana Sadia ... LP
Columbia/Athens Of The North (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great modern soul from Brazil – a tight little set that's got a similar vibe to some of the work that Marcos Valle and Leon Ware were doing together in the early 80s! The groove here is nice and jazzy – arranged by Lincoln Olivetti in a style that's funky, but laidback too – a warm post-disco approach that produces lots of upbeat tunes, but which state their case in a very classy way! Junior sings in Portuguese throughout, but with phrasing that almost makes for a universal sense of soul – and there's a sunny glow to the whole thing that really goes beyond the boundary of language. Titles include "Rio Sinal Verde", "Agre Doce", "Super Sensivel", "Hora H", "Via Aerea", "Pedras De Cristal", "Entrego A Deus", "Obvio", and "Copacabana Sadia". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Quarteto Em CyQuarteto Em Cy (1972) ... CD
Odeon/Elemental (Spain), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic 70s album from this legendary harmony quartet – a female group that first emerged during the bossa generation in 60s Brazil, but who seem to hit an even more sublime sound with this rare gem from 1972! The setting is kind of post-bossa – maybe in the territory that Marcos Valle and some of his contemporaries were hitting – as the quartet work with fantastic arrangements from Edu Lobo and Luiz Eca of the Tamba Trio – in modes that are complicated and sophisticated, yet also straightforward and groovy – a perfect blend for the vocal harmonies! The album features the girls' incredible take on the Milton Nascimento song "Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser" – and other great tracks include "Quando O Carnaval Chegar", "Inclensa", "Cantoria", "Canto De Oba", and "Zanga Zangada". CD
Also available Quarteto Em Cy (1972) (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99
 
 
 



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