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  • Bossa Nova = Nouvelle Vague = New Wave This transliteration was the starting point for Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux’s unique...
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    LP reissue from this 1970 album, originally out on Philips Totally brilliant A unique blend of samba and soul, that apparently transformed Brazilian music from the release of this record onwards Trio Mocoto joins Jorge Ben on this album, and it's their percussive sound, Jorge's voice and the light string arrangements that create...
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    First time reissue, originally released in 1974 Those into world jazz will be aware of the amazing modal, big band and post-bop jazz recordings released in Argentina in the '60s The body of work produced by the likes of Chivo Borraro, Jorge López Ruiz or Enrique Villegas would be able to rival the recordings of their American...
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    Venezuelan aggressive guaguanco originally released in 1967 and reissued for the very first time Frank y Sus Inquietos is a little-commented Venezuelan treasure in our time, an amazing, almost unknown jewel of Venezuelan hard salsa, treasured with zeal by music lovers of all times This group is evidence of the musical communion of...
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    By the time this album was released, Antonio Carlos Jobim was already an international superstar Having recently won a Grammy (1965) for "The Girl From Ipanema", by 1967 all the big name stars from up north were breaking down his door to work with the new "Gershwin of Brazil" In fact, Jobim had just finished working on an album...
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    Fatiado Discos present a reissue of Di Melo's self-titled album, originally released in 1975 One may say that in the '70s, in the Brazilian northeastern music scene, specifically in Recife/Pernambuco it was a magical time The fusion of local original Brazilian genres such as samba and baião with North American soul music, funk...
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    Sommor Records present the first vinyl reissue of Barcelona Traction's self-titled release, originally released in 1975 Top notch jazz-rock-fusion with funk and Latin touches from Catalonia Original artwork in gatefold sleeve and insert with liner notes by Àlex Gómez-Font and photos "After recording in 1972 the cult album We...
  • Glitterbeat Records reissue the out-of-print debut album from Brazil's ten-piece instrumental powerhouse: Bixiga 70 Originally released a decade ago, the self-titled record is the bold mission statement for the acclaimed albums that followed Urgent and uncompromising An inspired soundworld where Afro-Brazilian traditions and retro...
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    Reissue Originally recorded by Rudy Van Gelder in August 1960 and released in February 1961, Caribè shows the great multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy in the unexpected context of the Latin Jazz Quintet A fascinating combination of apparently distant elements where Dolphy's masterful playing shines through every harmony and groove...
  • Vinyl reissue of this 1965 debut album from Edu Lobo, one of the towering giants of Brazilian music Released on the seminal Elenco Records label, producer Aloysio de Oliveira enlisted the help of the greatest bossa jazz group ever, the Tamba Trio (led by Luiz Eça), to help launch the gifted singer, songwriter Lobo into the...
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    A true gem of Brazilian tropicalia, originally released in 1984, sees its awaited reissue on vinyl Solange Borges was the only female member from the 'Clube Da Esquina' movement, which was led by Milton Nascimento and her brother Lo Borges Musically, 'Bom Dia Universo' showcases Solange's passion for The Beatles and Elis Regina...
  • Tim Maia was a Brazilian musician, songwriter, and businessman known for his iconoclastic, ironic, outspoken, and humorous musical style Maia contributed to Brazilian music within a wide variety of musical genres, including soul, funk, disco, jazz, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, romantic ballads, samba, bossa nova, baiao and...
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    Mad About Records present a reissue of Syndicate's Conveyance, originally released in 1977 A Latin/funk/soul holy grail In Summer 1977, Syndicate band from Las Cruces, New Mexico, recorded and released the album Conveyance It is the only recording the band ever released Super rare Latin funk album from New Mexico with a killer...
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    Altercat proudly presents the definitive reissue of one of the crown jewels of South American jazz Essentially the brainchild of Argentinian jazz's leading figure Jorge López Ruiz, the project Viejas Raíces marked Lopez Ruiz's departure from the traditional forms of jazz The trio that recorded this album, consisting of López...
  • Super obscure New York Latin Jazz superbly produced by Eddie Drennon of the massive Disco hit of the early 1970's "Let's do the Latin Hustle" Drennon was also a well known arranger and producer on the underground Latin Circuit and produced this way out, leftfield and very different to the typical "Salsa" style release current...
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    Far Out Recordings proudly presents Argentinian guitarist Agustín Pereyra Lucena’s 1980 album La Rana Recorded in Oslo, La Rana features Agustín’s stunning takes on compositions by Ivan Lins, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Agustín’s friend and musical hero Baden Powell In addition to these, and a number of Agustín’s own...
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    The first instalment in our new ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’ compilation series – a selection of favourites, recent discoveries and sought after obscurities, which form the basis of our DJ sets and our radio show of the same name Including cuts by Claudia, Cortex, Dave Pike Set, Fruko, Neno Exporta Som, Connie Laverne, Barbosa and...
  • This instalment follows on from our acclaimed ‘Volume One’ – Lauren Laverne’s ‘Compilation Of The Week’, supported by the likes of Disclosure, Horsemeat Disco, Hunee and Laurent Garnier ‘Volume Two’ picks up where the last one left off — with a touch more soul and disco — records we’ve been spinning in our DJ...
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    Volume Three in the Mr Bongo Record club series Another showcase of recent vinyl finds and favourites from our DJ sets and radio shows This is an extra special one however, as it lands in 2019, the year that we celebrate 30 years since it all began way back in 1989 Compiled by David Buttle and Gareth Stephens, assisted by Graham...
  • What do you get when you blend a reverential take on the diverse canon of popular Caribbean music with an all-star cast of seasoned studio musicians from the heart of Brooklyn The answer lies in Combo Lulo’s much anticipated debut studio long-player, Neotropic Dream The group takes its influence from the deep musical heritage of...
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    2021 Reissue! New Cover Artwork! For Madlib, 'Medicine Show No 2: Flight to Brazil,' Madlib sends us on an 80-minute guided tour through three of four decades of Brazilian funk, psychedelic, prog-rock and...
  • Terrestrial Funk's third release brings us back to our home state of Florida Traveling time to the year 1979 we find ourselves on the Gulf Coast in a city called Sarasota Sal Garcia leads Omni, the resident band at the Columbia, a Spanish restaurant operating in the city since the turn of the century Sal and his band look to...
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    Mainly known to DJs for the funk groover 'Te Queria', 1983's 'Rota-Mar' is the first solo album by the charismatic Zéca do Trombone Impregnated with Zéca's characteristic voice, the songs draw inspiration from the sea, love and bohemian life, and let us all dream of what life in Rio the Janeiro was during that time As bonus...
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    Driving collective polyrhythms, blazing frontline horns & virtuosic kora stylings collide across this dynamic meeting of traditional Mandé music/culture and contemporary...
  • Hans Dulfer is an internationally acclaimed Dutch jazz musician famous for playing the tenor saxophone Since he was only seventeen years old, he was playing the saxophone professionally In 1971 Dulfer released his album El Saxofón, which features members of Ritmo Natural Together with Ritmo Natural, they released three albums in...
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    Mastered at 45rpm for the best possible sound, this amazing Brazilian samba-funk album from 1969 is now back on wax Crate-diggers will ooze over the Brazilian take of Marlena Shaw's 'California Soul' and there is a one-off take on 'Fly Me To The Moon', as well as Young Holt Unlimited's 'Soulful Strut', sitting contentedly beside...
  • Originally released in 1964 and now reissued on 180-GRAM VINYL, here is a classic album by Eumir Deodato, performing songs written by Antonio Carlos Jobim This edition is mastered at 45rpm for the best possible...
  • Two 1964 albums by renowned Brazilian musician Eumir Deodato, reissued together on 180 gram vinyl This LP spins at 45rpm from the best possible...
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    HEAVY COLOMBIAN CUMBIA FRONTED BY SIX YEAR OLD AURITA CASTILLO Mississippi Records are proud to release this LP compilation of the great Aurita Castillo, the young queen of Cumbia from the legendary Chambacu neighborhood Little is known about Aurita other than her cutting some killer records for Discos Fuentes in Medellin in the...
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    2021 restock 180 gram LP version, containing six of the nine tracks from the CD and a bonus download offering two extra tracks Straddling the line between new and old, Meridian Brothers' mischievous blend of Latin rhythms and psychedelic grooves is the creation of Eblis Álvarez, one of the key figures of the experimental music...
  • Originally released in 1971 via Ghetto Records, ‘Los Que Son’ from Paul Ortiz Y La Orquesta Son has been a hard-to-find and extremely collectible gem, a gorgeous blend of salsa and soul spearheaded by the Latin swing of ‘Tender Love’, with Papo Felix’s vocals the key attraction throughout It’s now reissued via Nature...
  • Percussionist Emmanuel Abdul Rahim recorded this mix of latin & spiritual jazz in his adopted home of Denmark in 1988 Sought after for the African influenced Kalahari Suite 'Harlem' is actually 8 tracks of brilliance that sees the veteran performer lead a local band through their paces A perfect example of America meets...
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    Enchanting, 24-track guided tour of Ecuador’s Caife label circa the ‘60s, flush with suave fusions of jazz and indigenous traditional styles running counter to post-colonial, Eurocentric styles A real holiday for the ears​ "Impatiently returning to the golden age of Ecuadorian musica national, this second round of...
  • You have to know how to move away from the rich, strong and noisy streets, if you want to discover another Havana A Havana far from the tourist circuits and preconceived images A Havana where one discovers bucolic, but hard and stripped too after slow journeys in the crowded buses, a Havana with which Al Quetz maintains a...
  • Disk Union continue to explore the best of today's Brazilian music scene with this wonderful album by Bruna Mendez A chill, mellow and futuristic musical masterpiece with funky and electronic flavours, Corpo Possível leads the way to the new era of Brazilian R&B Bruna Mendez is a female singer/songwriter from the inland city...
  • Box set version Includes booklet, poster, mirror, candles, etc Black Sweat Records present a reissue of Persona's Som, originally released in 1975 What is the object with the most sensational magical and alchemical properties, if not glass A permeable membrane that filters the real through the unconscious, an access portal with...
  • Vampisoul present the first ever reissue of Zulu's self-titled album, originally released in 1974 The first record by Zulu was also his last Shortly after releasing it in 1974, the artist withdrew from the music scene and never returned 46 years later, his music still sounds out of time His musical eclecticism heralded a different...
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    Vampisoul present the first vinyl reissue of Litto Nebbia's Bazar De Los Milagros, originally released in 1976 A space jazz-folk masterpiece infused with prog scents from one of the true legends of Argentinian music, Latin rock pioneer Litto Nebbia Floating electric piano, acoustic guitar, female choirs and Moog sounds combine...
  • Colombian sisters Elia and Elizabeth Fleta recorded a handful of songs between 1972 and 1973, accompanied by Jimmy Salcedo and his group La Onda Tres, mixing soft-pop with a touch of tropical-pastoral funk, singer-songwriter sweetened by the subtle perfume of Caribbean music and psychedelia These elements blended graciously,...
  • Colombian sisters Elia and Elizabeth Fleta recorded a handful of songs between 1972 and 1973, accompanied by Jimmy Salcedo and his group La Onda Tres, mixing soft-pop with a touch of tropical-pastoral funk, singer-songwriter sweetened by the subtle perfume of Caribbean music and psychedelia These elements blended graciously,...
  • Limited repress of 250 numbered copies with obi Soul, funk, with psychedelic fuzz guitars and organ drive Including compositions by Tim Maia, Robson Jorge and Getulio Cortes (Gerson King Combo brother) With a Raul Seixas production, the record opens with 'Vou Procurar Meu Lugar', a dynamite killer soul funk and goes Latin groove...
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    2021 repress; LP version 180 gram vinyl with obi strip Far Out Recordings present a reissue of Jose Mauro's forgotten masterpiece Obnoxius, recorded in 1970 for Quartin Over the course of the '60s, Roberto Quartin released more than 20 albums in Brazil on his label Forma, by artists including the likes of Eumir Deodato and Quateto...
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    Residing in Rio de Janeiro, Vasconcelos Sentimento is a self-taught composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist A mosaic of lo-fi breaks, cosmic ambient jazz and wonky chromatic funk, the eccentric Brazilian DIY wizard's debut album Furto beautifully pieces together a huge range of seemingly disparate sonic elements Calling...
  • After the first two Earthly Tapes & a handful of EPs, Earthly Measures drops its first full-length album with Mente Organica’s El Espacio - a beautifully crafted album with glorious textures, steady grooves, calming vibes & a dancefloor filler or two Born in Bogotá, Colombia – producer & multi-instrumentalist...
  • ‘Melodi’ is the second album from captivating duo Kit Sebastian (aka Kit Martin and Merve Erdem) Those familiar with the band's cult classic 2019 debut record 'Mantra Moderne' will instantly recognise their unique sound that blurs boundaries of world music, jazz and psychedelia Not to be content replicating the same album,...
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    The arrangements by Tommy Newsom for strings, brass, and woodwinds may be a bit sweet and the 12 performances may be overly concise (often under three minutes), but the resulting music is strangely pleasing Acoustic guitarist Charlie Byrd always had a strong affinity for Brazilian jazz, and he sticks exclusively to Antonio Carlos...
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    Buena Vista Social Club is both the name given to this extraordinary group of musicians and the album, recorded in just seven days in 1996 in Havana’s 1950s vintage EGREM studios It was clear from the atmosphere of the recording sessions that something very special was taking place However, no one could have predicted that Buena...
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    Enchanting, expert guided 24-track tour of Ecuador’s Caife label circa the ‘60s, flush with suave fusions of jazz and indigenous traditional styles running counter to post-colonial, Eurocentric styles A real holiday for the ears “A dazzling survey of the last, bohemian flowering of the so-called Golden Era of Ecuadorian...

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