A killer album of breezy bossa-fied jazz from the West Coast! Viva Brasil worked for many years as part of the underground Brazilian scene in San Francisco - home to smaller combos similar to themseves, and bigger names who often recorded on Fantasy Records.
whatmusic.com presents ‘Poptical’, Brazilian superstar Ed Motta’s follow up LP to his groundbreaking album ‘Dwitza’. ‘Poptical’ features 12 new original Ed Motta songs ranging from straight funk to sweet waltzes! Experience Ed’s love of genuine analogue sounds like crumar, ARP paraphernalia, and RMI piano!
whatmusic.com presents ‘Valley Samba’, by the short-lived Rio 3. Recorded in Brazil in 1968 by the US-based trio that became Sergio Mendes’ Bossa Rio, this album has remained unreleased until today!
whatmusic.com presents ‘Marisa’, the 1960s classic from singer Marisa Gata Mansa & pianist/arranger Cesar Camargo Mariano!
whatmusic.com presents ‘D’Angelo’, a gem from the underground 60s samba soul dance scene. Tough takes on Tim Maia, Jorge Ben, Cassiano, Ivan Lins & Antonio Adolfo’s Brazuca funked up with groovy femvox chorus!
Luciano Perrone E Seus Ritmistas Brasileiros
Batucada Fantastica Vol III
whatmusic.com presents ‘Batucada Fantastica Vol 3’, the 1972 batucada classic full of pysch effects & studio trickery from veteran drummer Luciano Perrone & friends!
Blues Para un Cosmonauta
whatmusic.com presents ‘Blues For A Cosmonaut’, Chivo Borraro’s excursion into the outer limits of space jazz with fellow argentinean jazzonauts & brazilian guest!
Whatmusic.com presents 'Dwitza' - the new concept LP from brasilian superstar Ed Motta that mixes his unique scat vox with samba jazz, Strata East, brasilian funk, Steely Dan & European soundtracks! All produced, composed written & arranged by Ed!
Eero Koivistoinen, who prior to this album had only recorded jazz acoustically, had been listening to some of the heavier fusion coming out of America and decided to create, and experiment in, sound using electric instruments. This was to include electric soprano sax, two basses and two drummers to establish what can be heard as a rock solid funky sound bed from which Koivistoinen sears through on his flame-thrower like sax.
whatmusic.com and trailer happiness present 4 kicking rare 70s grooves from Brazil, Belgium & Finland. All on the new album ‘Velvet Voodoo’
Jorge Lopez Ruiz
Bronca Buenos Aires
whatmusic.com presents ‘Bronca Buenos Aires’, recorded and composed in B.A. by top Argentinean bassist Jorge Lopez Ruiz in 1971. Based on the writings of Jose Tcherkaski and the ‘El Cordobazo’ uprising, ‘Bronca’ mixes funky big band and choral arrangements with spoken word and heavyweight soloists in a powerful 4-piece suite!
whatmusic.com presents ‘Som Ambiente’, a cool and funky covers album showcasing the anonymous talents of brazilian supergroup Azymuth!