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    A mid-'80s experimental/avant-garde album from Brazil gets reissued on vinyl The music is a mixture of acoustic and synthetic...
  • Italian painter and percussionist Wilfred Copello had an interest for Latin music early in his career In the early 1980's, he formed the band Wilfred Percussion He brought with him an all-star cast of the jazz and Latin scene in Rome which included Argentinean drummer Osvaldo Mazzei and respected trumpet player Cicci Santucci...
  • Careful, "Let’s not get angry" suggests Spartaco Sax, the famed song accompanying French daily paper FRANCE-SOIR’s campaign against road violence: music isn’t that serious, often times really not In any case, it is with this not so serious ear that one should listen to this selection of chachacha, mambo and other genres to...
  • Survival Research present a reissue of Willie Rosario and his Orchestra's El Bravo Soy Yo!, originally released in 1963 Puerto Rican composer, bandleader, and percussionist Willie Rosario was a giant of Latin music, known as Senor Afinque or Mr Tight for the strength of his musical arrangements Born in Coamo in 1930, Rosario had...
  • Double LP version Includes printed undersleeve and download code Ever since the late 1950s bossa-nova revolution, Brazil's influence on French music has been undeniable Pierre Barouh, Georges Moustaki, and a vast array of lesser known artists, all made the Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB) an axis of promotion at the service of a...
  • Jazz trios have an economy that makes them risky Yet it’s that risk that makes them exciting; how to get the most out of three musicians Trios made up of rhythm instruments – piano, drums and bass – are particularly special In the case of Ruben ‘Baby’ López Furst, the Argentinian pianist, and the trio session for...
  • Originally released in tiny numbers in 1975 on the Promusica label, ‘Pelo de Rata’ was the debut outing for a considerable talent in South American jazz, Matias Pizarro  A pianist and composer of some skill and flair, his output sadly falls far short for someone who exhibits such a natural ability to conjure up such an...
  • In 1990 at a small recording studio located in the infamous Bazurto market in Cartagena de Indias Colombia, Mariano Perez aka the “bionic accordionist” and Champeta godfather Hernan Hernandez teamed up to create the band Grupo Renacer These recording sessions would prove to be extremely fruitful culminating in the bands first...
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    Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol 1 is a new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that explores the many new styles that emerged in Cuba in the 1970s as Jazz, Funk, Brazilian Tropicalia and even Disco mixed together with Latin and Salsa on...
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    Belgium, not the first place you’d think of when it comes to Latin or Afro funk Yet one of the greatest records to blend both styles came from the small northern European country, masterminded by Nico Gomez and his Afro Percussion Inc 'Ritual' is a perfect example of the kind of experimentation that was rife in the 70s and...
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    Far to the north-east of Brazil’s twin musical capitals of Rio and São Paulo, lies the city of Recife, in the state of Pernambuco During the country’s lengthy and oppressive military dictatorship (1964-1985), a cadre of like-minded and socially conscientious musicians were quietly building their own music scene, away from the...
  • A rare 1966 trio recording by Brazilian piano legend Dom Salvador Features Edison Machado (drums) and Sergio Barroso (bass) Tracks include an uptempo version of Donato's 'Lugar Comum' ('Índio Perdido') plus 'Fred's Ahead', & 'Sambório' Dom Salvador, born 1938 as Salvador da Silva Filho, worked in a series of bossa-jazz...
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    Mad About Records present the first worldwide reissue of Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo's self-titled album, originally released in 1978 Guilherme Coutinho started playing at the age of five and, at the age of seventeen, he was already part of Os Mocorongos and Os Iguanos, both as an amateur But he soon became a group leader,...
  • Mad About Records presents a reissue of Joe Gallardo & Sol's Sol, originally released in 1975 Sol is a Latin-funk psych fuzz blaster that basically covers all the realms of rare record collecting in one shot There's the funk fuzz blaster "Maranatha" or the Ray Barretto Latin jazz groove cut "El Que Se Fue" with freaky synth...
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    The long-awaited reissue of rare Eastern and psychedelic Jazz LP by the famous Hungarian guitarist, originally released in 1968 The first time, extended Edition with 2 bonus tracks: radio version of Fire Dance / Ferris Wheel from single 7” 1969 Deluxe 8-sided Digipak CD and Gatefold Vinyl come with long, exclusively...
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    For the last decade, Argentina has become the epicenter of a musical explosion that characteristically blends folk music from the surrounding Andes and electronic beats The artist arguably responsible for its emergence on a global platform is one named Chancha Via Circuito- a Buenos Aires native named Pedro Canale whose first...
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    On his second full-length, originally issued in 1968, Brazilian Tropicalia hero Gilberto Gil was backed by the legendary psychedelic band Os Mutantes Including a bonus tracks, this awesome vinyl reissue of that classic LP is mastered at 45rpm for maximum aural...
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    One of the rarest masterpieces of Brazilian music: Recorded 1974 in France (!) and never ever re-released This reissue comes with the original planned cover (with a wonderful painting of Jeannette Prioli) in a gatefold sleeve and extensive linernotes with the history of the Tuca and her music You find strange and melancholic...
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    Gal Costa is the first solo album by the Brazilian singer Gal Costa, released in 1969 It was ranked the 80th best Brazilian album of all time by the Brazilian Rolling Stone magazine A mix between tropicália and Brazilian pop, while still showing bossa nova...
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    Lô Borges is the debut solo album from 1972 by Brazilian songwriter Lô Borges While recording Clube da Esquina alongside Milton Nascimento and Beto Guedes, Lô Borges was pressured by Odeon Records to release a solo album Borges, only nineteen years old at the time, wrote the album very quickly, sometimes writing a song...
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    Curating the tracks for a Mr Bongo Record Club compilation is always such a pleasure At a time when the expression "Music is My Sanctuary" has an even greater cathartic impact for many people, we set out to make this volume an extra special one - like an old favourite mixtape or playlist For Volume 4 in this series, we continue...
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    After the very acoustic "¿Dónde estás María" I decided to try a new experiment taking as a reference the legendary group "Cumbia siglo XX" which is a group who explores a futuristic vision of coastal cumbia in the 80s, together with other groups such as "Grupo folclórico", "2000 voltios" and others, mainly under the label...
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    Originally released in 1971, a Brazilian soul-funk gem gets reissued on vinyl, including an obi with useful info This self-titled album, that wouldn't be out of place on Motown or Stax Records, was the family vocal group's second...
  • 'La Locura De Machuca' is the story of one man's bizarre odyssey into Colombia's coastal music underground, and the wild, hypnotic sounds he helped bring up to the surface One night in 1975, a successful tax lawyer named Rafael Machuca had his mind blown in Barranquilla's Plaza de los Musicos Overnight he went from a high ranking...
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    LP version Includes 7" On Rastilho, Kiko Dinucci absorbs the lineage of Brazilian guitarists such as Dorival Caymmi, João Gilberto, Baden Powell, Jorge Ben, and Gilberto Gil -- yet filtered through his uniquely "punk" musical vision His style is raw -- technically, he seems to attack the guitar strings, lyrically he explores...
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    It’s hard to write about such major artists, knowing that nothing you’ll write can ever do justice to the work they created This album is a testament to a fleeting encounter between two young musicians who were well at the beginning of their careers Naná Vasconcelos was to become a world-renowned percussionist who...
  • The Latin Taste LP is a rare bossa nova which energizes the overall feeling of the music, while taking it to another dimension The grooves and vibes are just enough to keep the listener motivated at the work place, while also adding the feeling that one should be "chillin" in the warmth of the sun, with a refreshing cold...
  • A massive release on Brownswood Recording from the legendary Mexican musician and composer Tino Contreras Highly...
  • Nuyorican bandleader and conguero Ray Barretto was a force in Latin and jazz music Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this release features ALL-ANALOG mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and marks the first vinyl reissue since its original release Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Memphis Record Pressing, the album includes...
  • Finally a new volume of this killer compilation A few years have passed and we dug deeply into Brazilian archives, dumps, stores, caves, and in the most obscure and faraway places to bring you another unbelievable selection of fuzz, psych and other crazy tracks from the...
  • Following highly praised releases by Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo, Leonardo Marques, Xenia Franca, and Moons, 180g and the legendary Disk Union continue to explore the best of today’s Brazilian music scene with this wonderful psychedelic and funky pop album by Rio de Janeiro’s Gus Levy: Magia Magia The mystical universe...
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    Marcos Valle’s career started with the end of bossa nova A lifelong surfer of swells, he expertly rode out the final wave of the waning international fad, landing in the US for a short stay before returning to Brazil to continue his career A proud Carioca (Rio de Janeiro resident), Valle couldn’t stay away from his beloved...
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    The third self-titled release from bossa nova and tropicalia legend Gilberto Gil was originally released in 1971, while Gil was living in exile in London That highly regarded album is now reissued on TRANSPARENT YELLOW...
  • Combining garage-rock, pop and local styles sa bossa and samba, The Silvery Boys was one of the many interesting bands in Brazil during the late '60s The group's outstanding second album, originally out in 1968 and including originals as well as covers, is now available on 180-GRAM VINYL This edition comes with reproduced...
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    180 gram pressing An essential psychedelic album and a must for fans of Tropicalia Som Imaginario released a few albums during the progressive rock era which are also highly recommended but reissues are criminally unavailableThe powerful grouping was a true academy of sound imagination: Wagner Tiso, Tavito, Luiz Alves, Robertinho...
  • Iconic and much sough after self titled LP by Piry Reis now re-issued as a deluxe 180 grams edition containing an extra bonus track (spaced out Jazz interpretation of No Risco Do Relâmpago) After playing for several years with Egberto Gismonti group and other prominent Brazilian acts, Piry decided to record this album which was...
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    Mad About Records present the first official worldwide reissue of Luis Carlos Vinhas's O Som Psicodelico, originally released in 1968 O Som Psicodelico is an all-time classic and a landmark in Brazilian music Psychedelic bossa jazz Pianist from Rio de Janeiro, he started playing at night in the late 1950s, quickly participating in...
  • Originally released in 1984 Manoel Germano Filho (better known as Germannu) started his foray into education by following in his family's footsteps, earning his agronomy degree at the Federal University of Viçosa in the state of Minas Gerais Yet it was music rather than soil that held his heart, and after a chance meeting with...
  • Bassist, composer, arranger, and film scorer Jorge López Ruiz was the living embodiment of Argentine jazz history This recording, which was done in 1967 with a big band led by López Ruiz, represents a monumental work in Argentine jazz The work is a concept album that takes a critical stance on the chaotic political situation...
  • Gilberto Gil is the third solo album by Gilberto Gil, originally released in 1969 The album was arranged by Rogério Duprat, and has a strong element of psychedelic rock to it, being considered by some to be his most experimental...
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    África Brasil is a 1976 release by Brazilian artist Jorge Ben, recording at the time as Jorge Ben It was Ben’s 14th studio album África Brasil represented a milestone in Ben’s career with Ben’s switch to electric guitar and incorporation of both Afro-Brazilian and African-American pop music styles into his sound Known...
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    Originally released in 1971 (only in Brazil and Argentine) under the SHAKER’S name, (an idea / imposition of the record label / producer) In The Studio Again was in fact recorded by THE INNOCENTS, an Uruguayan band featuring Roberto "Pelin" Capobianco and Carlos "Caio" Vila from LOS SHAKERS plus Héctor and Carlos Capobianco...
  • First vinyl reissue of La Conferencia Secreta del Toto's Bar, Los Shaker's psychedelic masterpiece, originally released in late 1968 Inspired by Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band -- a milestone that would change the face of pop music forever back in 1967 -- Los Shakers created a fundamental album in the history of South...
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    First vinyl reissue of Shakers For You, the second LP by legendary beat/pop band from Uruguay, Los Shakers, originally released in 1966 An album clearly influenced by Help! (1965), Rubber Soul (1965), and Revolver (1966), but showing a band that were more than mere copycats, offering some revolutionary compositions and influences,...
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    Guerssen presents the first long playing record by the fabulous Los Shakers, the legendary band formed in Uruguay in the mid-1960s, in the wake of the Beatlemania phenomenon Their songs had little to envy to those of their heroes from Liverpool Tempo, chord progressions, and rhythms boiled in a magic, infectious sound The...
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    180 gram vinyl Far Out Recordings present a reissue of Manfredo Fest's Brazilian Dorian Dream, originally released in 1976 Legally blind from birth, Brazilian keyboard player, composer, and bandleader Manfredo Fest learnt to read music in braille and began studying classical music at a young age By 17 he had fallen in love with...
  • Honeypie present a reissue of Wilson Simonal's Tem Algo Mais, originally released in 1963 A strong figure in the development of Brazilian pop music, a real superstar in the '60s, a key voice in Rio's soul scene, even though still largely unknown outside South America In fact, Simonal never fit completely in the dominant bossa nova...
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    Honeypie present a reissue of Dave Pike's Bossa Nova Carnival, originally released in 1962 Here's another beautiful example of the great impact of Brazilian music on American jazz in the '60s Vibraphonist Dave Pike, mostly known for his work with the likes of Herbie Mann, Bill Evans, and Paul Bley, displays a marvelous sextet...

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