Rio de Janeiro Music
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Antonio Carlos Jobim
This album spans the many moods of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazil's legendary composer and musician.
Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour
The siren of sixties cool, Astrud Gilberto sets the bar for the clean minimalism of female bossa vocals.
Os Afro Samba
The infections samba rhythms ring true in this polished re-working of Baden's 1960s classic.
Prodigal daughter of the legendary Joao Gilberto, Bebel's voice is subtle and sexy on an album that harks back to samba and bossa's past while forging an electronic future.
Caetano's 1969 "White Album," a must-have in the long repertoire of this wildly inventive Brazilian singer-songwriter.
Carmen Miranda's superb and essential recordings from the Brazilian radio-era of the 1930s.
Sophisticated and important, this history of Chico Buarque's epoch style is a gift to the world's music.
Jazzy and cosmopolitan, this album is widely regarded as one of Djavan's finest works.
Elis Regina, Antonio Carlos Jobim
Elis & Tom
Elis and Tom's voices meet like warm honey on this subtle and sophisticated blend of two of Brazil's most revered Bossa minds.
A Todo Vapor
A supple and gorgeous Tropicalia staple by one the genre's coolest.
Anything by Gilberto Gil has instant classic written all over it and this collection plays the best of Gil's subversive 60s pop-samba-bossa.
Joao Voz e Violao
The sweet purity and distinctive timbre of Joao Gilberto's voice and guitar still shine on this, his newest, collection.
Rod Stewart stole the melody to "If you want my body" from Jorge Bem; no wonder, Bem's a melodic master and it shows on this definitive album.
Joyce's unpredictable and growling voice perfectly suits her rougher and folkier bossa style.
Slick and soft, this album made Maria Bethania a superstar in 1978.
Neo-tropicalista Marisa Monte teams up with Arnaldo Antunes and Carlinhos Brown in this buoyantly dreamy hit album.
Carnival Na Obra
A totally modern rock-electro hybrid of Brazilian sounds from an intellectual Recife-based Brazilian band.
Absurd psychedelic rock from the 1960s gets reincarnated on this remastered album.
Putumayo Presents: Brasileiro
In the surprising and joyful Putumayo tradition, the collection is a wide, lounge-ready gamut of Brazilian music.
Putumayo Presents: Samba Bossa Nova
Eclectic yet seamless, Putumayo presents Samba and Bossa Nova classics and cocktail-party essentials.
Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto
Brazilian maestro meets American legend for this sultry, steady Carnegie Hall recording that forever put Brazilian music on the American map.