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Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

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Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Latin Jazz | Label: CTI/PJL | # MTCJ-4001 | Time: 00:35:27

The 1970s were banner years for Airto Moreira – not only because of his association with Chick Corea's Return to Forever and his work on wife Flora Purim's Milestone dates, but also, because of the generally superb work he did under Creed Taylor's supervision at CTI from 1972-74. One of the five-star gems that the Brazilian percussionist recorded for CTI was Fingers, which employs Purim on percussion and vocals, David Amaro on guitar, Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorge Fattoruso on drums and Ringo Thielmann on electric bass. Produced by Taylor and recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's famous New Jersey studio, this LP demonstrates just how exciting and creative 1970s fusion could be. When Moreira and his colleagues blend jazz with Brazilian music, rock and funk on such cuts as "Wind Chant," "Tombo in 7/4" and "Romance of Death," the results are consistently enriching. Fingers is an album to savor.

Madredeus - Movimento (2001) {EMI 7 243 5 31590 2 3}

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Madredeus - Movimento (2001) {EMI 7 243 5 31590 2 3}

Madredeus - Movimento (2001) {EMI 7 243 5 31590 2 3}
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© 2001 EMI / Valentim de Carvalho | 7 243 5 31590 2 3
World Music / Fado / Western European Traditions / European Folk

On their ninth CD, this Portugese group's sound is pretty much the same as it has been since their 1992 debut: pan-cultural world music with a decided Brazilian influence. With the emotional resonance of the best Portugese fado, but an ear for melody that's downright universal, guitarist Pedro Ayres Magalhaes crafts gentle, ethereal compositions perfectly suited to Teresa Salguiero's heavenly voice, which floats above the airy tunes like a melancholy angel. With no drums to hold down the rhythm, the songs on Movimento all have a decidedly ambient sense of spaciousness, flowing smoothly along without so much as a ripple to disturb the peaceful waters. And with 16 tracks, the near-constant mood and tempo can get a bit monotonous at times. But the sad, serene beauty of songs like the opening "Anseio" and the lilting "Afinal - A Minha Cançáo" show that while Madredeus may do only one thing, they do it very, very well.

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon (2002) [Re-Up]

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Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon (2002) [Re-Up]

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb | 00:57:05
Downtempo, Trip Hop, Lounge, Future Jazz, Worldbeat | Label: ESLM | # ESL0060

Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton and Rob Garza have always treated the line between acoustic and electronic music as a drunken sailor might, unpredictably falling on one side or the other with equal frequency. By this measure, The Richest Man in Babylon is their soberest effort to date, striding confidently into jazz, soul, world beat, and other styles with a direct, reverential approach. The band's last record, Sounds from the Verve Hi-Fi, featured a set of classic jazz tunes unadorned with remixes or reinterpretation. But the songs on Babylon are originals, incorporating not just jazz but Afro-beat, Brazilian dance, Persian and Indian music, reggae, and psychedelia, all while making expert use of new and old collaborators like Sleepy Wonder, Lou Lou, and Shinehead. Icelandic singer Emiliana Torrini makes an instant impression on the first track, "Heaven's Gonna Burn Your Eyes," her voice freeing the song's melody and structure with just a few hypnotic bars. It's hard to call this an electronic record at all; even their dub-influenced tracks miss a certain studio sheen, as if Hilton and Garza simply waded into a sweltering Jamaican beach party and hit record. But while it misses the ambient, ethereal edge that made The Mirror Conspiracy a downtempo classic, Babylon satisfies with organic energy and tasteful eclecticism.

Tim Maia - Tim Maia (1976) {Polydor}

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Tim Maia - Tim Maia (1976) {Polydor}

Tim Maia - Tim Maia (1976) {Polydor}
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Genre: Soul, Funk, MPB

Tim Maia's comeback album after amazing experiments of Racional, the only flaw of this set of 11 focused songs is that some of them fade out much sooner than we would like! The song Rodésia here was a hit, and the English-language "Nobody Can Live For Ever" also provided the title for the Luaka Bop compilation of Tim's material.

Gilberto Gil - Realce (1979) {Warner}

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Gilberto Gil - Realce (1979) {Warner}

Gilberto Gil - Realce (1979) {Warner}
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Genre: MPB, Latin jazz, Bossa Nova

The end of the military dictatorship in Brazil left the country lost in its references and opened way for a period of wild hedonism. Realce, one of Gilberto Gil's most disco-influenced albums, is a document of that period. Released in LP format in 1979, it had the disco ideology expressed in several songs like "Realce" (which became slang for a dangerous drug frequently consumed in those places), "Sarara Miolo" (also a danceable tune, finds room for social criticism through black pride, where Gil reproaches the use of straightening and discoloring of hair by his brothers and sisters), "Marina" (featuring Dorival Caymmi), and "Toda Menina Baiana" (a hybrid of disco and Bahian samba).

Fellini - Amor Louco (1989) {RDS Fonográfica ‎RDL4111 rel 2000}

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Fellini - Amor Louco (1989) {RDS Fonográfica ‎RDL4111 rel 2000}

Fellini - Amor Louco (1989) {RDS Fonográfica ‎RDL4111 rel 2000}
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© 1989, 2000 Wop-Bop Records / RDS Fonográfica ‎| RDL 4111
Alternative / Brazilian Post Punk / Indie Folk Rock / New Brazilian Folk

Amor Louco (Portuguese for Mad Love) is the fourth studio album by Brazilian post-punk band Fellini. It was released on February 15, 1990 by now-defunct independent record label Wop-Bop Records and re-released in CD form in 2001 by another independent label, RDS. It was originally Fellini's last album, due to their break-up in the following year; however, they reunited in 2001 and released another album, Amanhã É Tarde.

Vinicius Cantuaria - Tucuma (1999)

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Vinicius Cantuaria - Tucuma (1999)

Vinicius Cantuaria - Tucuma (1999)
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Genre: Bossa Nova, MPB

If it is true that the best and most lasting innovations draw much of their deep strength from the past, then Vinicius Cantuaria may have a lock on the future of Brazilian music. Here the Brazilian singer/songwriter/instrumentalist conjures up a fascinating record, deeply rooted in the bossa nova yet infused with a cool, studied Generation X sensibility, a willingness to explore new combinations of sound, and the ability to lose itself in strange places. Many of these songs are incantations where the European and contemporary spices are applied ever so subtly – a string quartet darkly colors the title track, Erik Friedlander's cello adds warm undercurrents, Cantuaria's electronic samples delicately add mysterious shadows. Yet at the same time, the bossa nova rhythm is almost always there swinging away, gently driving the music underneath Cantuaria's warm Portuguese vocals.

Vinicius Cantuária - Vinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim (2015) {Sunnyside Records}

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Vinicius Cantuária - Vinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim (2015) {Sunnyside Records}

Vinicius Cantuária - Vinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim (2015) {Sunnyside Records}
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Genre: Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, MPB

Known for his expert songwriting, emotive vocals and fantastic instrumental technique, Cantuaria has led a successful career as a solo artist since the 1980s and as a collaborator of the utmost taste even longer, including work with Caetano Veloso, David Byrne, Bill Frisell, Arto Lindsay and Ryuichi Sakamoto. The new recording Vinicius canta Antonio Carlos Jobim is a dedication to this hero of Brazilian music. Cantuaria takes on this classic material in the most personal way he could, performing most of the music himself, playing acoustic and electric guitars and percussion. The album was recorded in Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro, and provided an opportunity to reach out to a number of talented and musical friends, most notably Frisell, Sakamoto, Joyce, guitarist Chico Pinheiro and Melody Gardot.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Smoochy (1995) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Smoochy (1995) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Smoochy (1995) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 108 Mb | 00:51:51
Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion, Pop/Rock | Label: ForLife Music | # FLCG-3014

Inspired by both Brazilian music and the boundless possibilities of the Internet, electronic composer Ryuichi Sakamoto wrote Smoochy, an endlessly intriguing exploration of what happens when the old world meets the future. Using his Brazilian Internet concept as a foundation, Sakamoto goes on to add a variety of other musics, including jazz and Latin pop, to the music, creating a dense and fascinating musical web of electronics and percussion. Occasionally, he gets too self-consciously arty for his own good, but most of the album finds Sakamoto at his best.]

Hermeto Pascoal - Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo (1982) {Happy Hour}

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Hermeto Pascoal - Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo (1982) {Happy Hour}

Hermeto Pascoal - Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo (1982) {Happy Hour}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Fusion, Samba, Forrу, Latin Jazz

Hermeto Pascoal (born June 22, 1936) is a Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist. He was born in Lagoa da Canoa, Alagoas, Brazil. Pascoal is a legendary figure in the history of Brazilian music, mainly known for his abilities in orchestration and improvisation, as well as being a record producer and contributor to many Brazilian and international albums.

Azymuth - Demos (1973​-​75) 1 & 2 (2019) {Far Out}

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Azymuth - Demos (1973​-​75) 1 & 2 (2019) {Far Out}

Azymuth - Demos (1973​-​75) 1 & 2 (2019) {Far Out}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Latin Jazz

These previously unheard recordings took place between 1973-75 at Bertrami’s home studio in the Laranjeiras district of Rio de Janeiro. At the time of recording, there was nothing in Brazil, less the world that sounded anything like them, so perhaps it’s unsurprising that when Bertrami presented his demos to the record companies he had been working for, he was turned away, and told in effect that the music was ‘wrong’. One of the demos ‘Manhã’ would be picked up by Som Livre and Azymuth released their seminal debut album in 1975. Throughout the late seventies and eighties the group released a series of now classic albums for Milestone Records, before taking an indefinite hiatus to pursue their individual careers.

Milton Nascimento - Geraes (1976) {Odeon}

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Milton Nascimento - Geraes (1976) {Odeon}

Milton Nascimento - Geraes (1976) {Odeon}
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Genre: MPB, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz

This is the CD reissue of an album recorded in 1976. At this point, Nascimento had an experience with fusion in the Som Imaginario, and with jazzers such as Herbie Hancock (who had recorded with him in the previous year's Milton) or Wayne Shorter (Native Dancer). In this album, Nascimento experiments economically with orchestra, trying to recover his roots, the culture of the Minas Gerais state, whose already strong civilization made possible an expressive Baroque and sacred music in the 17th century. Therefore, the atmosphere here is not as swinging, but it reaches deeper emotional dimensions.

Hermeto Pascoal - Slaves Mass (1977) {Warner Japan}

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Hermeto Pascoal - Slaves Mass (1977) {Warner Japan}

Hermeto Pascoal - Slaves Mass (1977) {Warner Japan}
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Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion

Hermeto Pascoal, the Brazilian multi-instrumentalist whose contribution to jazz is beyond measure ever since the short-lived Quarteto Novo and his collaboration with Miles Davison Live Evil, surrounds himself with a stellar line-up on this long awaited reissue. With an impressive ensemble including Weather Report's Chester Thompson and Alphonso Johnson, and with long-time friends Airto Moreira and Flora Purimas producers, Hermeto opts for a collective approach.

Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle (1983) Japanese Remastered 2008 [Re-Up]

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Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle (1983) Japanese Remastered 2008 [Re-Up]

Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle (1983) Japanese Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Latin Jazz, Funk, Soul, MPB | Label: Verita Note/Som Livre | # VQCD-10062 | 00:41:58

This album has prominent boogie, soul and funk influences. These had been present in Valle's work since the beginning of the 1970s and would be permanent influences on his music, also being solidified by his work with Leon Ware and Chicago.

Flora Purim - Encounter (1976) {Milestone OJCCD-798-2 rel 2006}

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Flora Purim - Encounter (1976) {Milestone OJCCD-798-2 rel 2006}

Flora Purim - Encounter (1976) {Milestone OJCCD-798-2 rel 2006}
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© 1975-76, 2006 Milestone Records / Fantasy | OJCCD-798-2 / 00025218679824
Jazz / Fusion / Brazilian Jazz

This was one of Flora Purim's finest all-around jazz recordings, and it is luckily available on CD. Purim is featured in a variety of challenging and stimulating settings: on two numbers ("Above the Rainbow" and "Tomara") with pianist McCoy Tyner; teamed up with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson on Chick Corea's "Windows" and "Black Narcissus"; and utilizing such players as bass trombonist Raul DeSouza, keyboardists Hermeto Pascoal and George Duke, and singer Urszula Dudziak (who is heard on "Encounter") plus Flora's husband, percussionist Airto. The music is primarily group originals and finds Flora Purim in peak form. Highly recommended.