Almeida, Laurindo-Concierto De Aranjuez- LP- stereo-Estudio Eldorado (Brazil) 18.79.0345 - 1978 33 1/3 Brazil-only LP release by distinguished guitarist, Laurindo Almeida. Almeida, an important figure in the development of Bossa Nova, has recorded in many styles: pure Bossa, Jazz, Classical, and Pop. Tracks on this LP (apparently NOT available on CD) include "Concierto De Aranjuez", "Songs From Black Orpheus" (3 song medley), and "How Insensitive (Insensatez)". Copy at hand is still factory SEALED (slight creasing to corners)-disc within is MINT and unplayed. - (SEALED) - $7.99- Order
Byrd, Charlie-Brazilian Byrd: Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim- LP- mono-Columbia CL 2337 - 1965 33 1/3 rpm vinyl LP by acoustic Jazz guitarist, Charlie Byrd. Byrd is closely identified with the American Jazzmen who became completely enthralled by the sound of Samba & Brazilian Jazz. LP is all Jobim compostions. Tracklist: A1 Corcovado
A2 Jazz 'N' Samba (So Danco Samba)
A3 That Look You Wear (Este Seu Olhar)
A4 The Girl From Ipanema
A5 Samba Do Aviao
B1 O Amor Em Paz
B3 Cançao Do Amor Demais
B4 As Praias Desertas
B5 Samba Torto
B6 Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce). Cover has super clean front slick-slight wear on back. Disc (2 eye label first pressing) is clean, glossy and visually MINT. Plays clean with only the most minor surface noise and rich, clear sound.
Byrd, Charlie-Byrdland- LP- mono-Columbia CL 2592 - 1966 33 1/3 rpm vinyl first pressing LP by Jazz guitar legend, Charlie Byrd. Byrd was captivated early on by Brazilian Jazz & Samba and became one of the best-known American exponents of the style. This is one of Byrd's best LP's from his Columbia Records period. No strings and choruses here-he and his amplified Classical guitar are instead accompanied by stripped down Jazz ensembles of various sizes, incluiding producer, Teo Macero, on sax. Tracklist: Meditation, Girl, Samba De Orpheus, I'll Be Around, Work Song, Blues For China, Arabesque, Theme From "Mr Lucky", It's So Peaceful In the Country, Manha De Carnaval, Tomorrow Belongs To Me. Charlie Byrd-guitar, Joe Byrd-bass, Hal Posey-trumpet & flugelhorn, Bill Reichenbach-drums, Teo Macero-saxophone. Cover is super clean with almost no wear-no stains, tears, splits, writing, etc. Disc (red '2 eye' 360 degree sound label) is clean, glossy and MINT. Plays Mint too with virtually no surface noise and clear sound. TOP GRADE copy!
McFarland, Gary-Soft Samba Strings- LP- mono-Verve V 8682 - 1966 33 1/3 LP release by composer/arranger/conductor/vibraphonist, Gary McFarland. Album is follow-up to 1964 LP, "Soft Samba", inspired by his work on the soundtrack to the film "13", which used a string orchestra & vocal chorus. This LP uses that setting, & McFarland's floating vibes sound, on Bossa Nova rhythms. Most of the songs are Classically-derived themes. (ex: "The Lamp Is Low" uses theme by Ravel.) Standout tracks (both anthologized on the "Latin Lounge" compilation) are the hypnotic "Theme From 13" & the enigmatic "Once We Loved". Cover shows very slight ringwear-no stains, tears, splits, etc. Top right corner has an "X" stamped into it. Disc has orig. Verve inner sleeve. Vinyl is clean & glossy, showing 3 or 4 long light marks on A side which do not signifigantly affect play. Disc plays nicely w/only light surface noise & clear sound.
Mendes, Sergio-The Beat of Brazil- LP- Stereo-Atlantic SD1480 - 1967 release, pure Brazilian jazz album by Sergio, probably recorded before his more "pop" recordings with the Brazil '66 group, arrangements by Antonio Carlos Jobim, all-Brazilian band includes Sebastian Netos, Edison Machado, Edson Maciel Raulzinho, Hecor Bisignani, and Aurino Ferreira, tunes include "Desfinado", "Corcovado", and "Coisa No. 2", glossy cover is near perfect as is the disc (a few scuffs only!), beautiful copy! - (M-/NM) - $18- Order
Trindade, Dina-Canta Quatro Fados- 45- mono-Telectra (Portugal) 17013 - Early to mid-1960's 45 RPM 7 inch EP, featuring 4 songs by Portugese Fado singer, Dina Trindade. Trindade seems to be all but forgotten today, but we have found reference to some other records by her. Songs are : Acabou a Confianca, Mal de Amor, Rio Das Sete Fontes, Foi Aqui A Mouraria. Disc has picture sleeve jacket-still in shrink with importer's sticker on the back. Cover is Near Mint. Disc is Near Mint. Rare 60's Fado item!