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AzymuthAzimuth (Linha Do Horizonte) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Som Livre/Far Out (UK), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
One of the sweetest electric records to come from 70s Brazil – the fabulous first effort from the Azymuth trio, and work that's hardly been matched again! Although the group here have plenty of the warm keyboard touches of their more famous later work, they're also moving in territory that's a bit more abstract as well – using some noisier electronics amidst the smoother ones, to create a style that's somewhere between fusion, electric funk, and some of the more soaring Brazilian rhythms of the post-bossa years! The keyboards of Jose Roberto Bertrami are worth the price of admission alone – and include Fender Rhodes, Arp, and clavinet – plus bits of Hammond organ too! There's more than a few great breaks and samples on the set – and titles include "Brazil", "Caca De Conta", "Melo Dos Dois Bicudos", "Manha", "Periscopio", and "Montreal City". LP, Vinyl record album

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Casa Das MaquinasCasa Das Maquinas ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1974. Used ... $14.99
A lost Brazilian rock set from the mid 70s – one that's nicely perched between the psychedelic sounds of the indie scene and some of the more tightly fused modes of the MPB mainstream! The tunes here are all relatively tightly structured – but they're carried off with a relaxed sensibility that really makes them sparkle – an almost languid quality that really fits the spacier production on both the vocals and guitars, nicely keeping things informal – almost as if the record were some rare set on a really tiny label. Titles include "A Natureza", "Trem De Verdade", "Canto Livre", "Preciso Lhe Ouvir", "Domingo A Tarde", "Sanduiche De Queijo", and "Mundo De Paz". CD
(Out of print.)

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Juca ChavesJuca Bom De Camera ... CD
Som Livre/Discobertas (Brazil), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
Juca Chaves relaxes in bed on the cover, but he's actually sounding a bit more formal throughout the album – working with great arrangements from Radames Gnatalli, always heavy on woodwinds – and with a sophisticated style that brings a lot to his music. The clarinets and other woodwinds give things a mature set of tones and colors – and titles include "Cantiga Para Yara Dormir E Sonhar", "Nos Irracionais", "A Cumplice", "Cantata Para A Condessa Alessandra", "Que Saudade", and "Por Quem Sonha Ana Maria". CD

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Francis HimePassaredo ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1977. Used ... $14.99
A real 70s classic from singer/songwriter Francis Hime – a record we'd rank right up there with the best work by contemporaries like Milton Nascimento or Lo Borges! As with both of those singers, the style here is often complicated at the base, but nicely compressed in its presentation – a fusing together of strands of jazz, MPB, and larger orchestrations – all served up with a sophistication and maturity that's often way ahead of work coming out of the American mainstream at the time! Hime wrote, arranged, and directed the album himself – but he gets vocal help from Chico Buarque and Olivia Hime – and his great group here features Danilo Caymmi on flute, Wilson Das Neves on drums, and Neco on acoustic guitar. Titles include "Carta", "Pouco Me Importa", "Luisa", "Ave Maria", "Maravilha", "Meu Homem", and "Trocando Em Miudos". CD
(Out of print.)

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JesutonHome ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2017. Used ... $9.99
"Don't Think So" features Seu Jorge. CD

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Rita Lee & Tutti FruttiEntradas E Bandeiras ... LP
Som Livre/Survival Research (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A standout solo set from Os Mutantes member Rita Lee – an album that's different than both her work with that group, and her early solo material – and which sort of represents a return to the roots of rock and roll during the middle part of the 70s! The group features ex-members of Lisergia – and they back Rita up with a style that's a lot more rock and roll than some of her crossover albums of later decades – almost in that way that the Mutantes would sometimes reference rock roots and turn them on their head – but much more straightforward here. Titles include "Corista De Rock", "Lady Babel", "Departamento De Criacao", "Superstafa","Posso Contar Comigo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ze MariaPescador ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
The debut album of this excellent Brazilian singer – an artist who was discovered by Ney Matogrosso, who presents him here on his own label – even though Ze Maria is clearly very much his own man too! The songs are mostly poetic tunes that evoke the northeast territory that is Maria's home – often with a warm current of acoustic guitar next to his beautiful vocals – nicely understated, but still extremely powerful wrapped around his well-penned words. Arrangements and production are by Rodrigo Campello – and titles include "Dois Passarinhos", "Por Amor", "Na Beira Da Praia", "Velho Passarinho", "Cade Voce", "Hey Hellen", and "Acorrentado". CD

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Moraes MoreiraMoraes Moreira (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Som Livre/Polysom (Brazil), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Some of the coolest work we've ever heard from Moraes Moreira – a really unique hybrid of styles that includes samba soul, jazzy funk, and other Brazilian modes from the 70s – all wrapped up into a beautifully fresh and personal approach! There's elements here that would please any fan of Jorge Ben from the time, while other cuts have a more offbeat quality that echoes some of the very hip soundtrack material that was coming out at the time – especially on some of the records by some of Moraes' contemporaries on the Som Livre label. The whole thing is great – a really wonderful musical discovery – and titles include "Do Som", "Desabafo E Desafio", "Guitarra Baiana", "Sempre Cantando", "Violao Vagabundo", and "Se Voce Pensa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Novos BaianosAcabou Chorare (remastered edition) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1972. Used ... $13.99
Certainly one of the greatest albums by this excellent (and oft-overlooked!) group from the 70s! The band of young Bahians deliver a great mix of tracks tinged with bits of rock, funky samba, and even a few psychedelic influences – with alternating male and female vocals, and some excellent songwriting that places the record right up there with some of the best work by Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil from the same time. We love this one to death, and find it to be one of the few records by the group that we return to again and again. Tracks include "Preta Pretinha", "Besta E Tu", "A Menina Danca", "Swing De Campo Grande", and "Tinindo Trincando". CD

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Novos BaianosNovos Baianos (1970) ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 1971. Used ... $9.99
Rare work from Novos Baianos – one of the hippest Brazilian groups of the post-Tropicalia years, heard here in a selection of tracks from the start of their career! The material is from the group's first record ever, originally a 7" EP – and the four track set is relatively short, but totally great all the way through – with material from 1970 that has the group embracing a trippier style of presentation that's almost in modes similar to territory Os Mutantes or Caetano Veloso were hitting at the time – sophisticated, slightly psychecelic, and very powerful overall! Two tracks feature vocals from Morais Moreira and two more feature Paulinho Boca De Cantor – on titles that include "Psiu", "29 Beijos", "Globo Da Morte", and "Mini Planeta Iris". As we say, the whole thing is relatively short – but it's a much-needed addition to the other CDs of their music from these key years! CD

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Marcos ResendeTributo A Roberto Carlos ... LP
Som Livre/Sigia (Brazil), 1991. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Sweet Brazilian fusion from keyboardist Marcos Resende – best known to our ears for his groundbreaking work with the group Index! This set's sweeter than that work, but still quite nice – a selection of tunes made famous by Roberto Carlos, done by Resende in instrumental versions that have a lot of nice Brazilian 80s fusion touches. Titles include "Detalhes", "Mexerico Da Candinha", "Se Voce Pensa", "Cafe Da Manha", "O Portao", and "Outra Vez". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small store sticker on one edge.)

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ToquinhoBoca Da Noite ... CD
RGE/Som Livre (Brazil), 1974. Used ... $14.99
A fantastic album from Toquinho – one of the best that he cut during the 70s! This album's got a much more stripped-down sound than others – with a soulful mix of vocals and spare acoustic guitar that sounds somewhere between the early 70s work of Baden Powell and Terry Callier – and which is way different than the bossa revival work Toquinho cut with Vinicius De Moraes! There's some larger arrangements lurking at the back of most tracks – but these are kept clean, and relatively spare – so that the strongest focus is on Toquinho's voice and guitar. Titles include a sparkling remake of "Asa Branca", done with a spare style that still retains the grandiose quality of the song – plus "Sem Enredo", "Boca Da Noite", "1969, Aeroporto Do Galeo", "Noite Longa", and "Lembrando Josh White". CD
(Out of print.)

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Caetano VelosoPerfil ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Marcos ValleMarcos Valle (1983) (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Som Livre/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Marcos Valle might look a bit sad and forlorn with all those fruity drinks on the cover – but the record itself is a wonderfully upbeat session, and one that's very much in the same modern soul mode of his 80s groove Vontade De Rever Voce! As on that record, the sound here shows strong traces of Marcos' early 80s collaborations with Leon Ware in California – and the overall groove is a nice mix of boogie, two step, and smoother soul – a genre that we never would have expected during Valle's bossa years, but which comes off tremendously well here! There's lots of warmly stepping bass amidst smooth jazzy horns – and the tracks all have a compressed groove that keeps things nice and crisp – plenty classy, in a way that's supremely appealing if you dig early 80s mellow soul. Titles include a remake of "Viola Enluarada", plus "Naturalmente", "Estrelar", "Samba De Verao", "Dia D", "Mals Que Amor" ,"Fogo Do Sol", "Tapa No Real", and "Tapetes Guardanapos Cetins". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marcos ValleVontade De Rever Voce (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Som Livre/Vinilisssimo (Spain), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Funky soul from the great Marcos Valle – a great blend of mellow grooves and upbeat tunes recorded at the same time Valle was working in the US with Leon Ware! The style here is very similar to Ware's 2 albums for Elektra – both of which feature work from Valle, and include tunes that are also done here in Portuguese versions! Marcos makes a real departure from some of his earlier work here, and emerges as a surprisingly great soul star with plenty of talents for penning two-step tunes and keyboard-heavy tracks that glisten with a sweet California groove. A few tracks recall some of Valle's Odeon work – like the baroque instrumental "Camina Grande" – but we're most partial to the soul tracks that dominate the record, and which include "Bicho No Cio", "Pecados De Amor","Garimpando" and "A Paraiba Nao e Chicago". LP, Vinyl record album
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Mario AdnetJobim Jazz ... CD
Adventure Music, 2007. Used ... $6.99
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 ideals, but a recasting of them in lightly arranged modes that often take on the shapes, colors, and textures of work by Moacir Santos – styles that are warm, but often have some sharper edges underneath, thanks to great interplay between the instruments. Bits of horns, guitar, piano, and percussion all come together with a tremendous sense of grace – and titles include "Tema Jazz", "Sue Ann", "Domingo Sincopado", "So Danco Samba", "Paulo Voo Livre", "Polo Pony", and "Bate Boca". CD
(Case has some light edgewear & a punch through digipack barcode.)

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✨✧ Hermeto PascoalMusica Livre De Hermeto Pascoal ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 1973. Used ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the clearest moment of genius ever from the legendary Hermeto Pascoal – a tremendous album that helped reshape instrumental Brazilian music for many years to come! At one level, the record shares a sound with some of the fuller, richer orchestrations going on in the post-bossa years – especially the work of Edu Lobo and Marcos Valle – but at another, it's filled with the kind of inventive instrumental interplay that's always made Hermeto so great, but which has never come off so perfectly as it does here! As you might expect from Pascoal, there's some especially great reed passages – crafted in a flurry of colors and tones – but there's also a warmer, more flowing quality to the whole album – less of the dark notes and pointy edges that show up often in Hermeto's work from later years. Bits of strings help the whole thing glide tremendously – and the record's a genre-busting blend of jazz, Brazilian roots, and complicated arrangements – unlike anything else we've ever heard, and still one of our favorite albums of all time! Titles include "Bebe", "Asa Branca", "Carinhoso", "Plin", "Gaio Da Roseira", and "Sereiarei". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nara LeaoManha De Liberdade ... LP
Philips (Brazil), 1966. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful early gem from Nara Leao! This one has a similar feel to her classic O Canto Livre album – in that it's got a deeper approach than some of her bossa work, with a mix of some of the more complicated, slightly folksy styles used by singers like Geraldo Vandre or Chico Buarque De Hollanda. The sound is wonderfully dark – a moodier approach to the music than used by some of Nara's contemporaries – without any of the sweeter styles you'd get from other Brazilian female singers of the 60s. Titles include Nara's great single "A Banda", plus "Favela", "Funeral De Lavrador", "Cancao Do Bicho", "Faz Escuro Mas Eu Canto", "Ladainha", and "Ana Vai Ambora". Arrangements by Geni Marcondes – and a great cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover is missing the plastic outer sleeve, with a lightly bent corner at the top left, some marker, and a small sticker on back.)

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