A Chave Do Sucesso
Orlann Divo, the man who could play samba with a bunch of house keys, teamed up with the best in the business to record his first killer LP in 1962. A huge early influence on Jorge Ben, this band later evolved into the Ed Lincoln group.
Happy Jazz Band
whatmusic.com presents drummer Matti Oiling's special wizardry on 'Happy Jazz Band' from 1970. Backed by an innovative all-finnish combo featuring reeds, guitar and african finger piano, 'HJB' mixes backbeat funk with groovy jazz improvisation - and more!
O Som Do Copa 7
Tougher and more streetwise than Banda Black Rio, the Copa 7 named themselves after the Meirelles group of the same name. Vocalist Damiao sounds like Horace Andy on tough samba based funk tracks with impeccable hooks, scat vocals and killer horn breaks!
The Graham Collier Septet
Deep Dark Blue Centre
Whatmusic.com presents bassist Graham Collier's debut LP 'Deep Dark Blue Centre' originally released in 1967. Collier's compositions are fully realised by a Septet of emerging British jazz luminaries through a set including the much-loved 'Crumblin' Cookie'.With 5 original compositions and Charlie Mariano's 'Blue Walls', this LP mixes progressive modality with a 'blue' timeless jazz essence.
When You Wish Upon A Star
Whatmusic.com presents Kelly Stevens and Carnival's 'When You Wish Upon A Star' from 1977. A 'Jazz Visit To The World Of Disney' featuring Kelly's distinctive vocals backed by her tight trio plus horns in unique scat, funk and acoustic approaches to Disney classics! Originally pressed in a super-limited run of a few hundred copies by AB Discophon!
First time that this LP has been reissued with it's original gatefold sleeve intact. Mazzotti sounds like a mix of Elis Regina and Tania Maria backed here by 3 members of Azymuth!
4 Na Bossa
Imagine if the MJQ had been born in Brasil and crossed with the Tamba Trio sound? A collectors' legend this LP features a vibes led group on the jazzier side of bossa! Tracks include 'Sambossa', 'My Manne Shelly', 'Estamos Ai', 'Blues For Mother'
Whatmusic.com presents Charlie Mariano's Finnish funkiness from 1974. Pioneering US alto Mariano cut this kaleidoscopic LP in Helsinki with top Finnish jazzmen plus legendary conguero Sabu Martinez.
O Som Do Black Rio
Whatmusic.com presents The Sound of Black Rio, from veteran samba soul singer & percussionist Dom Mita. This new all-star album dedicated to soul legend Tim Maia stays true to the Black Rio sound that funked up Brazil in the 70s!
Edson e Tita
Novidade de Vida
Whatmusic.com presents Novidade de Vida, one of the lost classics of the Brasilian 70s explosion. Tita's haunting mellow voice soars above classic arrangements by João Donato & Paulo Jobim on this rare independently produced LP from 1981
O Som Do Copa 7 Volume 2
Tougher and more streetwise than Banda Black Rio, the Copa 7 named themselves after the Meirelles group of the same name. Mature & tough samba based funk tracks with impeccable hooks, scat vocals and killer horn breaks!
Enrique Ibarguren Trio
whatmusic.com presents ‘Sometime Ago’, from the aristocratic Enrique Ibarguren Trio. The finest mellow South American jazz produced by Argentinean keyboard maestro Fernando Gelbard!