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Bossa RioAlegria! ... LP
Blue Thumb, Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
An incredibly groovy record – and one of two rare sides cut by Bossa Rio – a short-lived vocal group handled by Sergio Mendes! The sound here is kind of an extension of Sergio's work with Brasil 66 – but Bossa Rio have deeper chops vocally, with both male and female singers – and stretch out nicely with a funky samba sound that includes a lot of Lowry organ from Manfredo Fest! Mike Wofford handled the arrangements, and set the group up in a mix of west coast jazz and electric Brazilian rhythms that's totally great – a warm extension of the 60s bossa vocal mode, hipped up slightly for the LA scene! The set includes covers of two great Jorge Ben cuts –"Zazueira" and "Que Pena" – plus great versions of "Girl Talk", "Eleanor Rigby", "Open Your Arms", "Blackbird", and "Spinning Wheel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and a bit of light wear, but looks great overall.)

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Sergio MendesEncanto ... CD
Concord, 2008. Used ... $3.99
An all-star effort from Sergio Mendes – one that follows nicely on the comeback energy of his previous Timeless set! Like that one, this album has Mendes dipping heavily into contemporary soul modes – picking up a bit of R&B, bits of hip hop, and bits of a few other styles – then folding them back into music from his Brazilian roots! The blend is almost a 21st Century update of the mix of soul and bossa that Sergio forged in the 70s after his initial Brasil 66 work on these shorts – and the balance struck here is surprisingly strong – possibly even better than the sound of Timeless. Guests include Will I Am, Siedah Garrett, Ledisi, Carlinhos Brown, Vanessa Da Mata, Gracinha Leporace, Natalie Cole, and Lani Hall – and titles include "Catavento", "Morning In Rio", "The Look Of Love", "Dreamer", "Lugar Comum", "Odo-Ya", "Waters Of March", and "Funky Bahia". CD

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✨✧ VariousAfternoon Tea Music – Earl Grey ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet and groovy set of tracks – perfect for Afternoon Tea or any other sort of Afternoon Delight! The package features 23 pop gems from the Universal catalog – jazz grooves from Verve, bossa tunes from Philips, pop tracks from Fontana, and lots lots more – all blended with the same care you might know from the Cafe Apres Midi series! Titles include "Super Bacana" by Claudette Soares, "Small Talk" by Claudine Longet, "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" by Astrud Gilberto, "Look Around" by Sergio Mendes, "Days Of Wine & Roses" by Quartette Tres Bien, "Sonho De Maria" by Tamba Trio, "La Memoire Courte" by Katerine, "Pretty Ballerina" by The Left Banke, "Close To You" by Jose Padilla, "Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls" by The Sandpipers, "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" by Bossa Rio, "Janela De Ouro" by Egberto Gismonti, "Tudo Tem" by Joao Donato, "Vivo Sonhando" by Luiz Henrique, and "Don't Take Your Time" by Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends. CD
(Out of print. Packaged in a cool cover that comes with its own coaster!)

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Sergio MendesSwinger From RioSergio Mendes Favorites ... CD
Wrasse (UK), 1960s/Mid 80s. Used ... $3.99
Groovy groovy stuff – and a sweet little collection of Sergio's greatest work with his groups Brasil 66 and Brasil 88! The format of the ensemble was an instant hit – with 2 female voices harmonizing in the lead, bossa rhythms bubbling under the bottom, and plenty of sweet jazzy work on the keyboards from Sergio himself. The set brings together 24 tracks in all – mostly from the group's glory days at the end of the 60s, plus a few more overlooked gems from their mid 80s return to traditional bossa rhythms. The whole thing works wonderfully as a groovy bossa party from the very first note – and delightfully trips its way through tunes that include "Wave", "Pais Tropical", "Chove Chuva", "Mas Que Nada", "Never Gonna Let You Go", "Like A Lover", "The Frog", "Bim Bom", "Trilhos Urbanos", "Puzzle Of Hearts", and "Pretty World". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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✨✧ Sergio MendesSwinger From Rio (green & yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic, 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sergio Mendes is definitely a swinger – especially on this jazz-based session that was recorded before his famous work with Brasil 66! This album was recorded in New York, at a time when Mendes was one of the hottest things brewing in the bossa scene in Brazil – and apart from the great Antonio Carlos Jobim on guitar, many of the other players are American jazz musicians – including Art Farmer on flugelhorn, Phil Woods on alto sax, and Hubert Laws on flute – all adding in some nice jazzy elements to the tunes! The music is all instrumental, and a great mix of jazz and bossa that really lets you hear the young Sergio's skills on piano. Titles include "Maria Moita", "Sambinha Bossa Nova", "The Dreamer", "Primavera", "Favela", and "Pau Brazil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited green & yellow split color vinyl with obi!)

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Wanda de SahSoftly ... CD
Capitol/Universal (Japan), 1965. Used ... $14.99
A lost bossa classic from Wanda De Sah – aka Wanda Sa, the wife of Edu Lobo, and a singer who worked with Sergio Mendes in his pre-Brasil 66 days! The album's got a wonderfully laidback feel – languid, yet jazzy, with the feel of some of Astrud Gilberto's best work on Verve, yet with vocals that are possibly better – thanks to Wanda's pedigree in Brazilian pop. Recordings were done in California, not Rio – and arrangements are handled by the great Jack Marshall – who's got a strong ear for keeping things interesting with a mix of strings, Latin rhythms, and Capitol pop shadings. Titles include "Aqua De Beber", "Ho Ba La La", "Sweet Happy Life", "The Dreamer", and a great version of "Aruanda". CD
(Out of print 1997 Japanese pressing with obi.)

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✨✧ Gracinha LeporaceGracinha ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great early work from singer Gracinha Leporace – a vocalist you might know from her later work in Bossa Rio, or her recordings with husband Sergio Mendes! Even at the start, Gracinha's a hell of a singer – a vocalist who's capable of all the coolness of the bossa era, yet still richly expressive in all the right ways – with a jazzy flourish at times that's perfect for the album's lively backings from Oscar Castro Neves! Instrumentation includes some sweet organ lines with a Walter Wanderley sort of groove – plus other moments that use woodwinds in this really lovely way – almost echoing some of the early Deodato charts. The whole thing's wonderful – a real lost bossa treasure – and titles include "Prece", "Cancao Da Desesperanca", "Ultima Batucada", "Rancho De Ano Novo", "A Saudade Fez Um Samba", "Sem Saida", "Cantiga", and "Em Tempo". CD
 
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Sergio Mendes TrioIn The Brazilian Bag (aka Brasil 65) ... LP
Tower, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Nice early stuff from Sergio – also issued as the album Brazil 65 on Capitol! 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 Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sergio MendesBrasil '65 – Introducing The Voice Of Wanda De Sah ... LP
Capitol, 1965. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77Pais Tropical ... LP
A&M, 1971. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great album from the early 70s – one that has Sergio and crew doing Brazilian tracks with a bit of an LA studio feel – one that takes their older bossa groove into even more soulful territory! Dave Grusin and Tom Scott did the arrangements, both in the best styles of their key early work – which means that things are tight, but never to slick or overpolished. The album's a real standout gem that links together 2 different period's of Sergio's career – and titles include wonderful versions of "Asa Branca" and "Zanzibar", plus a version of "Pais Tropical", done here in one of the best versions we've ever heard! Other tracks include "So Many People", "Gone Forever", "I Know You", "After Midnight", "Morro Velho" and "Tonga". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original brown label pressing in the fold-over cover.)

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✨✧ Helio Mendes e Seu Trio VagalumeNa Bossa ... CD
Musiplay/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A real killer from pianist Helio Mendes – not to be confused with Sergio Mendes, although this cooking early 60s album has all the same bossa jazz sound we love on Sergio's early work! The album's all instrumental, and has Helio really romping right out front on the piano – over snapping drums, and quick-time basslines that kick things along beautifully with a tight samba jazz groove – captured with a production style that brings this great sense of echo and majesty to the piano. The set's filled with groovers in a nice bossa mode – and titles include "Influencia Do Jazz", "O Sapo", "Baiaozinho", "Mas Que Nada", and "Vagamente". CD
 
 
 



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