||Laurindo Almeida / Charlie Byrd|
Brazilian Soul (1980)
Two acoustic-guitar aces, Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd, who were instrumental (no pun intended) in popularizing Brazilian bossa nova to American audiences (and subsequently, the world), join forces and stretch out on some tunes from, well, Brazil. The languid, sultry ...
||Motown 50 Essentials Box (2009) |
7 discs, each dedicated to one artist: Stevie Wonder, Jacksons, Supremes, Commodores, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, and Temptations. Bonus 8th disc is a has tracks by various Motown artists. 124 tracks
||Putumayo Presents: Brazilian Lounge (2013) |
The 2013 edition of Putumayo Presents: Brazilian Lounge offers up 11 laid-back, cosmopolitan chill jams from some of MPB's best contemporary artists, including Rodrigo Campos and Luisa Maita ("Os Olhos Dela"), Tamy ("Que Pena, Tanto Faz"), Lobo Dom ("Banda Auê"), ...
500 Miles High (1974)
Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1999, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Recorded when she was at the peak of popularity, a result of her stint with Chick Corea's Return to Forever, 500 Miles High presents Flora Purim in concert at the ...
Somewhere at the Bottom of The River Between Vega & Altair (2008)
Audio Mixers: Joel Otte; Troy Otte; Troy Otte; Joel Otte.
Recording information: Studiotte (11/2007-07/2008).
La Dispute: Jordan Dreyer (vocals); Kevin Whittemore, Chad Sterenberg (guitar); Adam Vass (bass instrument); Brad Vander Lugt (drums).
Personnel: La Dispute (vocals); Joshua Dreyer, Troy Otte, Nick Vander Lugt, ...
Con un Mismo Corazon (1997)
Mexico's Ana Gabriel belongs to the select group of those few Latin female singers who can also compose their own material. Gabriel excels in both the Latin pop and traditional Mexican genres, but this 1997 release would make you believe ...
For his third outing, Curumin has made a delicious modern MPB album, great Brazilian pop heavily tinged with electronica and an international outlook. There are, for instance, a few touches of reggae, with "Vestido de Prata" and the delicious slow ...
We Free Again (2004)
California's internationally renowned reggae group Groundation emerges from the depths of the studio with their 4th album entitled "We Free Again." The music is fresh and new, proving once again that they are committed to the task of ground-breaking orig
||Astrud Gilberto / Walter Wanderley|
Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness (1966)
This 1966 session brought together the Brazilian-born pop singer with her fellow countryman, organist Walter Wanderly, who had already enjoyed an international hit with his recording of Marcos Valle's "Summer Samba (So Nice)." Here they reprise that breezy, infectious tune ...
Only Bebel Gilberto's third album in seven years, MOMENTO is an ideal fusion of the bossa nova sound popularized by her father, Joao Gilberto, with cool dancefloor electronica and sweet pop melodies. In contrast to the trance-like, downtempo sound of ...
||Ron Carter / Rosa Passos|
Entre Amigos (2003)
Rosa Passos made her recording debut as a leader in 1979, but this 2003 Chesky CD may be her first to be released outside of South America. The Brazilian singer is paired with veteran bassist Ron Carter, who provides a ...
Photographer: Bill Phelps.
Arrangers: Jorge Calandrelli; Rosa Passos.
Personnel: Rosa Passos (vocals, guitar); Rosa Passos; Rodrigo Ursaia (saxophone); Paulo Paulelli (bass instrument); Paulinho Braga, Paulo Braga (drums); Henri Salvador (vocals); Yo-Yo Ma (cello); Cyro Baptista (strings, percussion); Paquito d'Rivera (clarinet); Hélio Alves ...
Universo ao Meu Redor (2006)
After four years of silence, Marisa Monte reappeared with two simultaneously released albums, Universo ao Meu Redor and Infinito Particular. On Universo ao Meu Redor, Monte thoroughly explores, and in her own way interprets, the sound of Brazil's most famous ...
El Sonido de Fonseca: Babalu (2008)
Track Listing: O, El Cha Cha; Otodi-Koplodo; Martiniqueno; Sibaeno; Samedi Soir; Babalu; Sibouten; Monte, El; Aguarachar; Ojala; Cancion; Vidas; Sans Chemise Et Sans Pantalon; Maria; Whisky and Soda; Bebina; Ma Dou Dou; Gosalo Mulata; Mambo-Loco; Samba Fonseca;
||Antonio Carlos Jobim|
Digitally remastered by Jellied Loaf (Universal Mastering Studios-East).
One of Antonio Carlos Jobim's best-known albums, 1970's TIDE is a companion piece to 1967's WAVE, a similarly lush and smooth collection for producer Creed Taylor's CTI Records. In fact, this album's lengthy ...
Life Aquatic Studio Sessions (2005)
An album that got a fantastic "Seu Jorge". 14 tracks which brings together the best of its style, such as "Rebelde de Rebelde" and "Starman".
Audio Mixer: Stewart Lerman.
Author: David Bowie.
Director: Desirée Craig-Ramos.
Editor: Stewart Lerman.
Maria Rita (2004)
Distant from the mass-market mentality of the United States pop music industry in more ways than one, the MPB field has been and continues to be ripe with beautiful and lively music, with Maria Rita's debut album standing tall as ...
Diva Series (2003)
Recorded between 1964 & 1969. Includes liner notes by Will Friedwald.
Astrud Gilberto, the Brazilian canary with the voice like honey and diction that defied belief, has been compiled many times on Verve, but rarely as well as on her entry ...
Infinito Particular (2006)
Recording information: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (10/03/2005-01/09/2006).
Photographers: Marssares; Leonardo Aversa.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Marcelo Costa; Jarbas Lopes.
Arrangers: Deodato; Joao Donato; Philip Glass.
Personnel: Marisa Monte (acoustic guitar, autoharp, ukulele, viola, melodica, vocoder, xylophone, bass guitar, kalimba, sound effects); Pedro Baby (guitar, acoustic ...
||Weekend in Ibiza (2006)
Weekend in Ibiza is yet another two-disc collection that celebrates (some might say "cashes in on") the club culture in Ibiza. In true fashion, this one is solid chillout music; 25 cuts and all of them downtempo, breezy, airy and ...
This young, dazzlingly virtuosic Brazilian guitarist performs entirely solo on this album, even though sometimes she seems to be doing the work of three or more musicians simultaneously. Borrowing sonic ideas from the innovative Brazilian group Uakti, she simulates various ...
Kaya N'Gan Daya (2002) Top Seller
KAYA N'GAN DAYA was nominated for the 2003 Latin Grammy for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album.
Perhaps no one in the world outside Jamaica is better equipped to perform a Bob Marley tribute than Gilberto Gil. The two are very nearly ...
Plays Jobim (2002)
When guitarist Charlie Byrd scored big on Stan Getz's Jazz Samba in 1962, he found a niche that served him well for the next 35 years. Byrd, however, no more invented bossa nova than Getz. Instead, both men proved masterful ...
||Celtic Twilight, Vol. 1 (1994) |
Bill Douglas is the major contributor to this, Vol. 1 of the Hearts of Space label's Celtic Twilight series. The series builds from Hearts of Space's affection for swirling, soothing new age, layering instruments like fiddle and dulcimer into the ...
With their previous album (HOT SPACE) confusing many of their fans, Queen had something to prove on THE WORKS. The band definitely succeeded at getting back on track--THE WORKS was one of the best rock releases of 1984, featuring the ...