Not one but three whopping great collections of classic albums from three titans of Brazilian music are coming out on Warner Jazz. Each multiple album pack costs about the same as a single CD.
Starting with Gilberto Gil: Refazenda, Refavela and Realce from the 1970s as well as 1984’s Raca Humana and the 2002 live recording Kaya N’Gan Daya are bundled together in simple but pleasing cardboard sleeves. These five LPs are a mere drop in the ocean of this highly prolific musical force but they are a great place to start.
The Milton Nascimento five data mainly from the 1990s and while fine, miss out on such classics as Clube da Esquina or Milton but nevertheless contain many fine tunes and Elis Regina’s tragically short career is pretty comprehensively catalogued too.
Don’t let the cover fool you, this is a heavy CD for those jazz dancers; this is sambalan?ßo!
Continue reading Clara Moreno – Miss Balanco
He is no longer the beautiful young man he once was but the voice can still charm the birds from the trees and the gentle humour of the man can keep them entertained once they are sitting on his shoulders
Continue reading MIlton Nascimento – Royal Festival Hall ’08 (Live Review)
England and Brazil have always had something of a special relationship, and judging by the range of Brazilian cultural events coming to the capital in next few months it is as healthy as ever. To ensure it persists and you don’t miss out, Fly has been sifting through some of highlights.
Continue reading Brazilian autumn round-up ’08
The latest in a long a long line of projects from LeLeo — Maravilhas sees the one-man musical institution team up some of his rather talented friends and play some dusty sounding laid-back Brazilian grooves
Continue reading LeLeo – Maravilhas
It’s fair to say that we’ve had a happy period of some really excellent compilation CDs lately dedicated to the music of Brazil. Luckily, this one is a very special addition to the school of 2006.
Continue reading V/A – 4hero Present Brazilika
With the shops filling up with replica Brazil footie shirts in readiness for the World Cup, it’s time for a little piece of Brazil in our ears.
Continue reading V/A – The Sound of Club Brasil Sampler Vol. 2
At the end of the eighties, David Byrne came out of the closet with his love of Brazilian music. A series of compilations followed, covering Samba, Pagode and Forro but first off was this celebration of Tropicalismo or MPB.
Continue reading Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical
“The Ipanema Set surpasses all the expectations of the listener,” claims the sleeve notes of this CD. That’s probably pushing it a bit. Unfortunately for Club Brasil, this reviewer’s expectations were at a very high level thanks to a couple of factors…
Continue reading V/A – The Ipanema Set: Classic Grooves on Club Brasil
Listening to Brazilian treasures from the 60s and 70s is more than just doing an investigation into the past. It’s like discovering the future of pop music.
Continue reading Brazilian Music: The Hidden Gems (A Hometape)