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Marisa Monte’s Rose and Charcoal

Is this 1994 album her best recording ever? Marisa Monte’s 'Rose and Charcoal' gets our vote, and that’s saying a lot. Her 1989 debut album...

Bobby Brazil’s Amazonica

Sensuous vocals and flowing instrumentals makes Amazonica one of the most satisfying albums of its kind. Bobby Brazil's Amazonica: There’s a sense of union...

Karen Souza’s Bossa Muse

Some of our favorite Brazilian jazz musicians come from Argentina. We’re adding Karen Souza to the list. Karen Souza’s bossa muse is our muse, too. by...

Here In My Heart: Kenny Rankin

Largely unnoticed, it went on to be named 'Best Brazilian Vocal Album of the year'. Here In My Heart by Kenny Rankin went through 1997...

Emilio Santiago’s Greatest Album?

Brazilain crooner Emilio Santiago gave us his best album in years with guitarist Ricardo Silveira producing. Emilio Santiago's greatest album deserves this perfect match. First...

Brasilian Serenata: One Track Mind Review

Dori Caymmi's second US release treats us to an aural tapestry, rich with musical emotion, where his skills as an arranger rise to meet...

Ilha Dos Frades by Velas

This rare album is a musical summit for Brazilian jazz. Velas is fully in tune with the American ear. Ilha Dos Frades by Velas: In...

The Best of Brazilian Music Showcase for 2020

THE BEST OF BRAZILIAN MUSIC SHOWCASE FOR 2020 – AND THE STORIES BEHIND EACH ONE The Best of Brazilian Music Showcase for 2020! For Brazilian...

Ricardo Bacelar’s Favorite Jazz and Brazilian Albums

Recently, the popular Brazilian jazz pianist spent an afternoon browsing through his personal music collection for his all-time favorite albums. Here they are. Ricardo Bacelar's...

One Track Mind: Ivan Lins’ Juntos is an underdog masterpeice

Ivan Lins' Juntos album featured a visonary guest list, including Djavan, George Benson and Patti Austin. Today it remains an underdog masterpeice to all...