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  • 01. Procura-Se Uma Virgem - (Prefixo) (Tema De Abertura)
    02. Procura-Se Uma Virgem - (Valsa) (Duo Cantate)
    03. Grilo
    04. Os Três Ladrões
    05. Uma Velha Bossa
    06. Vamos Nós
    07. O Anjo E O Diabo
    08. Tema De Amor
    09. Ba Ôba Ôba
    10. Procura-Se Uma Virgem (Sufixo)
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    CHAVES, ERLON

    Procura-se Uma Virgem

    [engl] This is Erlon Chaves e Orquestra Saint Moritz – "Procura-se uma Virgem" OST (1971), , supposed to be one of the most sought after Erlon Chaves LP. This OST was recorded to a Brazilian soft porn movie with killer organ funk instrumental tracks and several funky, erotic & modal tracks, arranged and directed by maestro Erlon Chaves.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    26.08.2019
    EAN
    EAN 4040824088231
     
  • 01. Sister Salvation
    02. Music Forever
    03. Who Killed Cock Robin?
    04. Wiggling
    05. O.D. (Over Dose)
    06. Time To Smile
    07. Jim Dunn's Dilemma
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    GRIFFITH, JOHNNY

    The Geneva Connection

    [engl] An extremely rare album left by Detroit-based jazz keyboard player Johnny Griffith known for the album "Together, Togetherness" on RCA. An album covering "From The Music Connection" with Freddie Redd Quartet and Jackie McLean. The Music From "The Connection" was composed by jazz pianist Freddie Redd for Jack Gelber's 1959 play The Connection. This first recording of the music was released on the Blue Note label in 1960. It features performances by Redd and Jackie McLean Jack Gelber originally planned for the play to feature improvised music performed by jazz musicians who would also play small roles in the production. Freddie Redd, however, persuaded Gelber to include his original score. Redd re-recorded the score later in 1960 as Music from the Connection. In 1974 The pianist Johnny Griffith, who was a member of the prestigious Motown rhythm section "Funk Brothers", covered the album "The Connection" by Freddie Red as a whole album, playing electric piano here, which really changes the vibe of the music - and the players are supposedly a host of Motown studio musicians - playing jazz here, but with a nice funky soul undercurrent. Originally released on Detroit Geneva Label. Pianist Johnny Griffith can be heard on classic Motown sides, as well as on recordings from other Detroit-area labels. Like Motown's other pianists, Joe Hunter and Earl Van Dyke, Griffith's had an extensive musical background. Signed to Motown's Jazz Workshop label, he recorded the albums "Detroit Jazz" and "The Right Side" of Lefty Edwards. When the march of the Motown hits began, Griffith started playing on sessions for their R&B/Pop acts. But rather than signing a work-for-hire contract with Motown like other musicians, Griffith remained a freelancer, doing other dates and sessions in New York and nearby Chicago.The Motown hits that Griffith played on include: Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", his celeste trills are heard on "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)", adding Wurlitzer electric piano on both Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and the Temptations' "Ain't Too Proud to Beg", organ on the Supremes' "Stop in the Name of Love and organ and shotgun effects on Junior Walker and the All Stars' "Shotgun. Griffith's non-Motown hits are with Edwin Starr, Jackie Wilson, The Chi-Lites, and Young-Holt Unlimited's "Soulful Strut" In the '90s, Griffith was still active on the Detroit club scene.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    26.08.2019
    EAN
    EAN 4040824089078
     
  • 01. Just Another Love Song
    02. Somebody's Love
    03. Byrd's House
    04. Friendship Cover Charge
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    IMANI

    Out Of The Blue

    [engl] I was at a ’Jazz Bop’ party in Brighton, the UK in the late 1980s and Giles Peterson played an amazing track that I asked him about from across the booth. I could barely hear what he said – all I caught was the word "IMANI". Too much time had passed but finally, my own label, Mad About Records, is proud to present this ultimate jazz private press holy grail fully licensed. The incredible San Francisco Area Jazz Funk Spiritual IMANI"Out of the Blue" original only 500 copies of this privately pressed record was manufactured in 1983. Here is your rare opportunity to own a deluxe reissue of this "impossible to find" original. Privately pressed by Preston Phillipps and Pam Byrd has been called the "ultimate private press vocal anthem" of bay area jazz. If you like John Heartsman, Aposento Alto or Minority Band, don’t miss a true killer record.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    26.08.2019
    EAN
    EAN 4040824088781
     
  • 01. Chopi Chopsticks
    02. Isintu
    03. Split Soul
    04. First Movement "Rat Race"
    05. Second Movement "Home At Night"
    06. Third Movement "Having A Ball"
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    NXUMALO, GIDEON

    Jazz Fantasia

    [engl] Probably the most rare release south–African jazz Along with Chris McGregor, Gideon Nxumalo helped pioneer the pre–exile South African Jazz sound. His 1962 album ’Jazz Fantasia’ is widely regarded as a seminal South African jazz record. The record featured legendary jazz altoists Kippie Moeketsi and a very young Dudu Pukwana Dudu Pukwana plays sax in similar Albert Ayler’s vein! Moeketsi was a colossal South African jazz figure during this time, and ’Jazz Fantasia’ signaled Moeketsi’s last commercial success before his struggles with alcohol and depression took their toll. The album was recorded at the Great Hall at Wits University in September 1962. It was commissioned by the university as part of an arts festival. With a limited pressing at the time, the album has become a revered foundation of modern South African jazz music, even though it is a rare album to find.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    26.08.2019
     
  • 01. Uma Vida
    02. Guanabara
    03. Hei! Voce
    04. Som Sangue E Raça
    05. Tema Pro Gaguinho
    06. O Rio
    07. Evo
    08. Number One
    09. Folia De Reis
    10. Moeda Reza E Cor
    11. Samba Do Malandrinho
    12. Tio Macro
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    SALVADOR, DOM

    Som, Sangue E Raca

    [engl] This isn’t just a seminal album. It is an estuary. All the black rivers that would form Brazilian funk/hip–hop flow through it. Led by Paulista pianist Salvador Silva Filho – Dom Salvador – "Som, Sangue, e Raça" from 1971, one year after the explosion of Tim Maia on the scene, catalyzed the bossa nova and jazz background of its leader with the rhythm and blues of its members like saxophonist Oberdã Magalhães, nephew of samba–enredo master Silas de Oliveira and future leader of Banda Black Rio, who since the group Impacto 8 (which had, among others, Robertinho Silva on drums and Raul de Souza on trombone) had already been trying to reconcile MPB with Stevie Wonder and James Brown. Add to all this a mixture of samba, Nordestino accent, and even the black side of the Jovem Guarda represented by the authorial presence of Getúlio Cortes (older brother of Gerson King Combo, our James Brown "cover") in ’Hei! Você’. Alongside these elements and the presence of Rubão Sabino (bass), who still called himself ’Rubens’, drummer Luis Carlos (another member of Black Rio), the record enlists the trumpet and flugelhorn of symphonic musician Darcy in place of the original Barrosinho (yet one more founder of Black Rio), who was traveling during the recording but would end up being a leading force of the band. The album ’Som, Sangue e raça’ paves the way for future generations of musicians and producers of the Carioca scene at the beginning of the 1970s. The lyrics that dealt with the question of race and the explosive fusion of samba, soul, jazz, and funk, elaborated by Dom Salvador and his troupe, Abolição, established the bases for the development of new sounds and tendencies in Brazilian music.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    10.10.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4040824088460
     
  • 01. Mr. P.C.
    02. Brute Strength
    03. Yusef’s Way
    04. Silver’s Serenade
    05. Castle Spook (part 1)
    06. Eastern Raga
    07. Flavor
    08. Castle Spook (part 2)
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    SELESIA, MIKE

    Flavor

    [engl] This is cool jazz album all the way around. From the black and white hand drawn to the fact that it came out of Fresno, California (not exactly a hotbed for jazz) to the handful of styles present (straight ahead, funky, free, and even a raga), this record’s got it going on. High quality musicianship and some far out stoner tracks make this album stand head and shoulders above most of its private peers. Original very limited issue (rumor has it that only 300 were pressed). This album was a very limited press that was handed out at their shows and sold to local record stores. Only together for nine months, Mike Selesia (who plays Sax and Flute) and band recorded this album in one day presented this fascinating hybrid of early 60s Coltrane, early 70s Miles Davis.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    26.08.2019
    EAN
    EAN 4040824089221
     
  • 01. For Guzi
    02. P’ro Cezar
    03. Cruzan
    04. Revelation
    05. Winter Knows
    06. Gato Preto
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    SYNCRO JAZZ

    Syncro Jazz Live

    [engl] Recorded Live at S. Paulo in 1982 it was originally issued on Amado Maita’s small indie label in the 80s called Poitou. Featuring one of the best Brazilian Sax Players, the legendary Nestico and his sister composer, piano player Lilu. Nestico joined several Jazz ensembles in São Paulo, having participated in 1977 in the first Jazz festival held at the Municipal Theater, alongside the musicians Samuel (piano), Nilson (bass) and Caram (drums). He performed several times in São Paulo with Syncro Jazz group. In 1982 released with the ensemble the LP "Syncro Jazz – Live", along with the musicians Lilu Aguiar (piano), Peter Wooley (bass), Vidal (sax and flute), Dagmar (trumpet) and Ronny Machado ( drums). In the repertoire, the songs "Pro César", dedicated to pianist César Camargo Mariano, "Winter know" and "Black Cock", all by Lilu Aguiar, "For Guzi" (Peter Wooley), "Cruzan" (M. Santamaria) and Revelation (S. Fortune). The LP contains amazing Fender Rhodes solos in a Heavy Modal Spiritual and Bossa Jazz a la Strata–East & Black Jazz Records.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    26.12.2019
     
  • 01. Mane Beleza
    02. Nao Grile a Minha Cabeça
    03. Torniente
    04. Eu Duvido Muito
    05. Sinceridade
    06. Podes Crer Amizade
    07. Aposta
    08. Bochechuda
    09. Uma Idéia
    10. Eu Tenho Um Som Novo
    11. Tornado
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    TORNADO, TONI

    Toni Tornado

    [engl] Legendary Funk soul album from 1972. A Black Rio masterpiece reissue for the first time on Vinyl. Limited to 500 copies, in authentic collectors 70s "paste–on" packaging. Son of a Guyanese father and a Brazilian mother, at 11 years old Tony ran away from home and ended up in Rio de Janeiro where he became a street kid and made a living selling peanuts and shining shoes. At 18 he served in the Deodoro School of Parachuting along with the futurely TV presenter and entrepreneur Silvio Santos. In 1957, he fought in the Suez Canal. Tony began his artistic career in the 60s with the stage name Tony Checker, lip–synching and dancing on "Hoje é dia de Rock" show of Jair Taumaturgo. That time Tony imitated singers Chubby Checker and Little Richard. Even in the 60s, he traveled to the United States where he lived for five years in New York. In New York, Tony served as drug dealer and pimp, to deceive the immigration department, pretending to be an employee of a car wash. At that time, Tony met another Brazilian who also lived in New York, the also singer Tim Maia. Back in Brazil in 1969, he worked in the group of Ed Lincoln and also sang at night with the pseudonym Johnny Bradfort, the owner of the club forced him to pretend to be a foreigner. In 1970, he adopted the name with he came to be known, "Tony Tornado". Influenced by James Brown, Tony was one of the artists who introduced soul music and funk in Brazilian music. That same year, alongside Trio Ternura defended the song BR–3, which got the first place in the festival. His first role on television was in 1972 , in the 1972 telenovela "Jerônimo" on TV Tupi. James Brown released "I’m Black and I’m Proud" during the height of the Black Power Movement in the United States in 1968. Brown’s in–your–face approach to racial pride resonated in the U.S. ghettos as well as the slums abroad. Many black people, all around the world, embraced the Black Power soundtrack and consciousness. Working–class black cariocas (residents of Rio) of Zona Norte began using the English phrases "Black Power, " "brother" and "black is beautiful." They played African–American soul records at their bailes(dances) and incorporated the lyrics and sounds into their music. Maia, the godfather of música soul, spent five years in the United States. He came to know the sounds of black America intimately. When he returned to Brazil in 1964, Maia incorporated the soul and funk influences into his songs. By the 1970s, other Brazilian musicians, such as Tony tornado, Banda Black Rio, Cassiano, Gerson King Combo, Jorge Ben Jor and Gilberto Gil, began making soul records. DJs started throwing soul–only parties. This nova (new) music spoke to an experience–both universal and unique at the same time. The time period was known as "Black Rio. By the end of the ’70s, funk and disco would take over where soul left off, but it was the latter that helped to shape a generation of artists around a universal black identity.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    10.10.2018
    EAN
    EAN 4040824088248