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    1. Rodrigo y Gabriela
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    2. Lunatico
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    3. Buena Vista Social Club
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    4. Getz/Gilberto
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    5. Back to Mono (1958-1969)
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    6. Smoke 'N' Mirrors
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    7. Timeless
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    8. Spain Again
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    9. Rodrigo y Gabriela
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    10. The Best of the Gipsy Kings
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    11. Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio
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    12. Universo ao Meu Redor
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    13. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
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    14. Around the City
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    15. Lágrimas Negras
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    16. Sigo Siendo Yo: Grandes Exitos
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    17. Tanto Tempo
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    18. Jazz Samba
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    19. Today
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    20. Tango: Zero Hour

    1. Rodrigo y Gabriela
    by Ato Records
    Audio CD (03 October, 2006)
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    Asin: B000HKDEE2
    Sales Rank: 89
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Guitar Duo
    This is a fabulous, very high energy, instrumental album. Rodrigo and Gabriela combine their metal roots with latin melodies, and use the guitar as a percussion instrument in a way I've never seen before. See them live if you can. They grew up in Mexico city trying to make it playing in a metal band, and are now living in Ireland with this album that hit the top of the Irish music charts.

    5-0 out of 5 stars AMAZING.
    This is an unbelievable album, and I definitely recommend it. Rodrigo y Gabriela are two amazingly talented musicians. The way they mix so many different genres is incredible and makes the music they create unique, fun, and exciting. A friend recommended them to me, and I was a bit skeptical at first as I've never even really thought about listening to a guitar album, but now I'm completely hooked. I've found it's great to have on in the background in my dorm, and everyone that's heard it in my room has loved it as well. To sum things up, BUY THIS ALBUM! It is well worth it! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock    3. Rock/Pop   


    2. Lunatico
    by Xl Recordings
    Audio CD (11 April, 2006)
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    Asin: B000EHQ7KG
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    The Gotan Project literally took the world by storm in 2003 with its million-selling Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Heat... by way of the cool.
    I bought their first album, La Revancha del Tango, on a whim when my favorite D.C. haunt, Olssons Books & Records, was playing them over the store's speakers.The store's music buyer, Werner, was always good at recommending music from classic blues to "electronica" and Revancha was haunting.It is *still* growing on me.While I was excited to learn about the new album, I was also a bit wary as Revancha was so very, very good.I am glad to say that Lunatico actually bests the first album. I am fond of thinking of music as venues so consider "Amor Porteño" a quietly intense tango bar, "Differente" its wildly exhilarating opposite, "Notas" your private living room's dance floor (you're embarrassed by how it makes you want to move), and "Celos" that first date cafe with the man you've been dreaming of... And kudos to them for their powerfully poignant "Paris, Texas" with its pounding drums and wrenching piano and accordion sounds. HIGHLY recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars SF under a groove..new dance music and beyond
    Gotan Project is a nice example of good instrumentation in dance music right now. I bought this album because I love a good mix of tango fusion, electronica, and dance. The production is rich and writing is quite good and with interesting melodies from South America with that French touch electronica sound.
    5-0 out of 5 stars way cool
    stereolab meets tin hat trio in rio! quite a nice vacation!
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    Subjects:  1. Dance Music    2. Electronic    3. Electronica    4. Jazz-House    5. Pop    6. Tango    7. Worldbeat   


    3. Buena Vista Social Club
    by Nonesuch
    Audio CD (16 September, 1997)
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    Asin: B000005J56
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Ry Cooder's name has helped bring attention to this session, but it's the veteran Cuban Read more

    Reviews (307)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Can I get a margarita with this???
    I love the music. Great for dinner and it makes you want to go out dancing. So fun, creative and lively. I wish there were more out there like this one! I love "El Cuarto de Tulo" and "Candela". Even if you aren't a dancer, I dare you- try and sit still with this playing! It'll make you feel like you're on vacation.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
    I watched this documentary on IFC a month ago, and while the credit were running I was on amazon ordering the CD. I have played it almost everyday. This is wonderful, even my 16 year old think its good, after I told im the backgound of the band, he was amazed. This is a must for music lovers.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Buena Vista at Buena Vista
    Just a classical "MUST" for starters in chillout-music. There are some very good tunes for a almost twenty-year old CD. I'll ask everyone interested in chillout to buy it, it's really hearsome. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Afro-Cuban Jazz    2. Cuba    3. Cuban Jazz    4. Latin    5. Latin Jazz    6. Latin Music    7. Modern Son    8. Rock/Pop    9. Son    10. Tropical   


    4. Getz/Gilberto
    by Polygram Records
    Audio CD (20 May, 1997)
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    Asin: B0000047CX
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Originally released in March 1964, this collaboration between saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist João Gilberto came at seemingly the end of the bossa nova craze Getz himself had sparked in 1962 with Read more

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    • Original recording reissued
    • Original recording remastered

    Reviews (128)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless chic !!!
    This 1963 album is one of the best examples of flawless bossa nova music to date. Stan Getz playing the saxophone, Joao Gilberto on guitar and Antonio Carlos Jobim on piano blend simultaneously into a uniquely talented trio of musicians as their hearts and minds create one exquisite song after another.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Does Getz Get Any Better?
    This is truly a classic Stan Getz album. His rich, distinctive tenor sax sound melts into the bossa nova beat as if he hadinvented it. Getz's smooth collaboration with Joao Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, and Antonio Carlos Jobim produce silky, sensuous melodics on every track. This is a must-have for the longtime Getz fan or anyone who has just discovered the legendary 60's bossa nova genre.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite Bossa Nova CD
    One of my favorite CD's.I can listen to it repeatedly without complaint as I love Astrud's voice and style. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian Jazz    4. Cool    5. Jazz    6. Jazz Music    7. Latin Jazz    8. Mainstream Jazz    9. Pop    10. Post-Bop    11. Saxophone    12. United States of America   


    5. Back to Mono (1958-1969)
    by Abkco
    Audio CD (12 November, 1991)
    list price: $74.98 -- our price: $67.49
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    Asin: B000003BDM
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Among producers, his name remains the simile of choice. If some hotshot studio whiz emerges in, say, hip-hop, he's inevitably labeled "the Phil Spector of rap." That's quite a statement given that decades have passed since this boy from the Bronx remodeled rock & roll to suit his own visions of grandeur. The story of the girl-group auteur is a fascinating one. Spector composed a No. 1 hit at 17 (the Teddy Bears' "To Know Him Is to Love Him," its title inspired by the inscription on his father's tombstone). By 19 he was head of A&R for Atlantic Records. By the time he was 22, he'd founded his own label (Philles) and was churning out Wall of Sound hits at an unprecedented clip, beginning with the Crystals' "He's a Rebel." The four-disc Read more

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    • Box set

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Genius of"Teen-age Opera"
    The work of Phil Spector has withstood the tests of time, critics and "grown-ups" that rejected the "Boy Genius" very early in his career, but later had to admit their naked ignorance as he turned out hit after classic hit.This is THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION, released on Phil's own label, the original analog tapes hand-picked and mastered under his direction, and they're all here - Ike & Tina, The Righteous Brothers, The Crystals, Ben E. King, Gene Pitney, even Spector's own teen group, the Teddy Bears.Spector was renowned for his infamous preference for "stacking" instrument upon instrument on the analog tape, crowding Gold Star Studios with dozens of soon-to-be-famous musicians and singers (Leon Russell, Hal Blaine, Glen Campbell, Jim Gordon, Larry Knechtel, Barney Kessel, Jack Nitzsche, Don Randi, Billy Strange, Jim Horn, Red Callendar), all playing at once with very little "overdubs," resulting in this mesmerizing, densely erotic cacophony that came to be called the "wall of sound."These are the songs that have been called "teenage mini-operas" because they spoke of unrequited love, pubescent loss, the torment of adolescence and rebellion, and yet they spill over with pure joy and unabashed beauty, and mostly clock in under 3 minutes.This is a "must-have" jewel for anyone enamored of the wonderful era of "real musicians" playing "real charts," directed by the true innovator in recorded art.It's an especially rich set of "girl-groups," and though the collection may be heavily weighted with The Ronettes, it's fully understandable since Ronnie Bennett became Phil's wife and (still, I think) his life-long muse.There are too many great songs to go into here, just suffice it to say that to fully grasp the power of American pop music, you have to understand the impact of Spector.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Great Wall of Sound!!!
    Phil Spector produced some of the best music in the history of Rock and Roll, hands down, or should I say hands up. Well, the Ronnettes were great and that wall of sound was great as well. I'm sure that wall of sound was heard on Februrary the third as well as those great times in the 60's. The vocal harmonies are infectious and those sound effects are great, especially the shots going off in the background of the mind of the legendary producer. How was all of this achieved? Was it just weird timing or did he actually have these goals planned out, that's one of the questions that may never be answered, but at least we are left with some excellent music. Of course such a genius producer may have been a genius in many aspects including music, but not necessarily confined to it. To set something up this elaborate would be speculative, no pun intended, but how does a producer like this work in the studio? Does he plan out every move or is he more spontaneous, does he just go with the flow once he's on to something, or was the production carefully planned. More than likely, this production was a spontaneous act of a talented mind, and so twisted in such a way that all of the achievements are hidden behind the wall of sound. The creatively sick way to achieve nothing. An end to a song like no other than the great clown Gacy, the twin to our producer hero, the real John Wayne, the real hero, not a clown at all, but an incredibly adept individual, a true killer in every sense. And I'm sure he will now be having much fun in the mens showers with his new friends!!! What a great accomplishment!!!! Sincerely, Bunster Gorbin

    5-0 out of 5 stars Doo-Wop meets Wagner
    The early sixties produced some great musicians, including Ray Charles, John Coltrane, and Bob Dylan. I was in college at the time, and I listened to all of them.
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    Subjects:  1. Adult Contemporary    2. Baroque Pop    3. Blue-Eyed Soul    4. Bop    5. Box Sets (Audio Only)    6. Brill Building Pop    7. Cool    8. Country-Rock    9. Folk-Rock    10. Fusion    11. Girl Group    12. Hard Bop    13. Latin Jazz    14. Oldies    15. Pop    16. Pop-Soul    17. Pop/Rock    18. Popular Music    19. R&B    20. Rock   


    6. Smoke 'N' Mirrors
    by Peak Records
    Audio CD (22 August, 2006)
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    Asin: B000G8P1JQ
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    As comfortable as guitarist Lee Ritenour has always been in the smooth jazz format, he has strived to go beyond it with his embrace of world music and serious jazz stylists including Wes Montgomery. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Magical, multi-faceted global journey.
    True to its intriguing and provocative title, Lee Ritenour's latest CD "Smoke 'N' Mirrors" takes listeners on a magical, multi-faceted global journey unlike any other in the legendary guitarist's three decade, nearly 40 album career.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Lee in 2006
    I've been listening to Lee Ritenour since the early 80's and love most everything he has done. This CD brings back some memories of older days which frankly I prefer and the sound quality is amazing. Several of the songs are dashboard banging upbeat tunes that are very unique, uplifting and infectous. Highly recomend. My only question to Lee is when are you going to tour again??

    4-0 out of 5 stars Smoke`n`mirrors
    Well, pretty good album, but for a long time Rit fan there are a better ones! The last song on the album reminds me of an old GRP sound, but for me there is always a question of (modern) production... For instance, I am very pleased to hear Fender Rhodes keyboard on a few songs, but this modern drum production sounds so shallow and therefore the whole song sound (the songs are great) is shallow too! Anyway, a solid 4! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Afro-Pop    2. Brazilian Jazz    3. Crossover Jazz    4. Jazz    5. Jazz-Pop    6. Pop    7. Smooth Jazz    8. United States of America   


    7. Timeless
    by Concord Records
    Audio CD (14 February, 2006)
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    Asin: B000AA4ML8
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    As you might expect, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars danceable upbeat fun
    my sisters listened to sergio mendez and brazil 66 when i was growing up, and i loved their music.now in 2006, this album proves his style, talent and genius are indeed "timeless".highly recommned this cd.every song is uniquely great.

    2-0 out of 5 stars "The fusion will never fail"(???)
    Brazilian music is my favorite genre. From the wild creativity of Chico Cesar to the electric stylings of the late Suba,from the soulful bossa nova of Bebel Gilberto to the bossa nova-meets-Indian classical of Ana Rita Simonka,I've found Brazilian popular music joyous&diverse.After all,I grew up listening to Sergio Mendes&Brasil '66!I was subtly enchanted by his songs.So,I was curious about "Timeless",since it's prominent at many a Starbucks.
    5-0 out of 5 stars ALBUM OF THE YEAR; BRILLIANT COLLABORATION; STUNNING RESULTS!
    To be clear, I am a big Sergio Mendes fan.I have always appreciated his musical sensibilities: smooth, sophisticated, eclectic.Perhaps the original "world music purveyor." I have derived enjoyment from every one of his musical incarnations/combinations, through the sixties, seventies, and beyond.
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    Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazilian Pop    3. Contemporary R&B    4. Hip-Hop    5. Jazz    6. Pop    7. Pop-Rap    8. Samba   


    8. Spain Again
    by Decca
    Audio CD (19 September, 2006)
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    Asin: B000F8ZN7W
    Sales Rank: 3177
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Two Monsters Creating Beauty
    I had the opportunity to see them live on their only presentantion at the National Theater in Santo Domingo this past 29th of September.These two artists play together as if they were Heart & Lungs.Following Camilo with the piano is like Mission Imposible but Tomatito, without hesitation, follows in a way that it merges its flamenco roots with Camilo's caribbean beat...the funny part is that they also play tangos.Both are legends.This fusion is the pure definition of music pleasure.This is a MUST HAVE CD in your Jazz, New Age, Lounge, Caribbean, Flamenco or Tango music collection.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Don'tmiss this one!
    If you love deliciously involving music, when fingers of time stroke your subconsious, and you feel moved to keep time with your whole body, this is the music for you!It is pure delight, complicated and complex, simple and direct, like love with notes!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Triumphant again
    Spain was a triumph in Jazz. Both Michel Camillo and Tomatito are stars in their field. As a pianist Camillo is one of the most distinct voices of his generation. Both bold and tender, at the same time robust and subtle. A voice recognized out of many. The same goes for Tomatito. His work on the flamenco guitar is one that is seldom approached by other players. When both man teamed up for Spain they sounded like a match made in heaven. Tomatito and Camillo sounded as if they had been playing together for years. Spain left you desperate for more.
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    Subjects:  1. Hard Bop    2. Int'l & World Music    3. Jazz    4. Latin Jazz    5. Pop    6. Spain & Portugal    7. United States of America   


    9. Rodrigo y Gabriela
    by Ruby Works
    Audio CD (15 July, 2006)
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    Asin: B000E6ETKM
    Sales Rank: 2314
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars AMAZING
    Fantastic and mindblowing guitarists. The entire album is beautful and masterfully done which is so different from anything done today. AMAZING!

    5-0 out of 5 stars WOW -- this is Fantastic!
    My wife and I were driving to a friend's when the local rock station played the first cut "Tamacun" and we decided it was amazing and decided to pre-order it. I am thrilled ... listening to it for the first time, I'm over halfway through and there's not a bad piece in the bunch. Absolutely incredible work, and well worth the price.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I'm gonna have to agree
    This is a really great record. The cover caught my eye on iTunes and I sampled it and ended up buying the album. Fantastic production and lovely tones. Toe-tapping and dark in places. The Orion cover is a must-have.
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    Subjects:  1. Latin    2. Latin Pop/Rock   


    10. The Best of the Gipsy Kings
    by Nonesuch
    Audio CD (28 March, 1995)
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    Asin: B000005J38
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Hailing from the Reyes and Baliardo Gypsy families, this ensemble from the south of France has been playing "rumba flamenca" since the late 1980s.With this 1995 compilation, the songwriting talent and virtuosity this unique group possesses were gathered together in one comprehensive CD. Notable inclusions are the anthemic hit "Bamboleo," from their debut, Read more

    Reviews (61)

    5-0 out of 5 stars best
    This waseverything that I was looking for. The album has all the songs that I wanted - only well known songs.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Gipsy Kings
    In general the product is fine, including packaging. However I feel that the sound is not very good.

    5-0 out of 5 stars super cd
    I play it over and over and over - it is great music for getting you into a wonderful and happy mood!!!! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Contemporary Flamenco    2. Europe    3. Flamenco    4. Gypsy    5. Latin Music    6. Latin Pop    7. Pop    8. World Fusion    9. Worldbeat   


    11. Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
    by Warner Bros / Wea
    Audio CD (26 May, 1998)
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    Asin: B000006OBR
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Multitalented Brazilian musician Jobim's talent was revealed to a larger world in 1959 by his and Luis Bonfa's score for the film Read more

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    • Original recording remastered

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A remarkable collaboration
    Ten songs, ten perfect reasons to love this work. Each gentleman obviously had a fecund career of his own; yet, this effort represents a singular achievement in its own right. Too often when two legends come together they remain too much within their own realms of comfort (or ego) to make the effort genuinely worthwhile. Not so here. Both were willing to make concessions, forfeit a little of his own persona and adopt some of the other's in order to create a unique and extraordinary album. In fact, there are a couple instances it is difficult which one is singing, so seamless is their melding. Sinatra is at his sweetest and most plaintive. Jobim eases into American popular music effortlessly. The gorgeous orchestration by Claus Olgerman pulls together the production superbly. The result is a masterwork that sounds like neither a typical Sinatra album nor a typical Jobim album. The fifth track, "Meditation," summarizes these songs rather well: put on the CD, relax and lose yourself in this one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Sinatra at his best
    This is great music sung by a great voice in his prime. It is soft,yet very sensual music. Sinatra and Jobim are quite a pairing!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply marvelous
    With all the booze and the broads ,mr tough guy comes out and throws everybody for a loop(well, maybe not everybody) with a quiet, sensitive masterpiece."Once I Loved" is absolutely spellbinding and along with a fabulous Jobim,here we have one of ole blue eyes best.To all you tough guys out there,you`re not so tough. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazilian Jazz    3. Pop    4. Pop Vocals    5. Popular Music    6. Traditional Pop    7. Vocal    8. Vocal Jazz   


    12. Universo ao Meu Redor
    by EMI Int'l
    Audio CD (18 April, 2006)
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    Asin: B000ERU6JO
    Sales Rank: 4467
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars I can't listen to it on my iPod - what's up with that?
    I'd like to listen to Marisa Monte but I can't load it on my iPod - Does anyone still use CD players to listen to CDs? Does anyone know how to override the CDS 200 virus so that I can load it on an iPod?

    4-0 out of 5 stars pleasant samba carioca
    This CD is not similar to any of MM's previous albums because it consists solely of samba carioca.There are no emotionally charged or heart-wrenching MPB songs.But this is samba carioca and one shouldn't expect such an atmosphere.As is, it is a very well recorded samba album and, most importantly, is well-suited for dancing samba.Also, please note that MM has sung plenty of samba carioca throughout her career to good effect.For example, see Para Ver As Meninas from her album Memorias, Cronicas, e Declaracoes de Amor, a lovely samba that would fit in very well on this album.Recommended for those who enjoy samba carioca.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dumb Gringa Likes It Mucho
    I don't speak a lick of Portuguese, but I know good music when i hear it.This CD is gorgeous.Her voice goes down easy like chocolate milk.i didn't have any trouble putting this cd on my iPod.Ms. Monte was given the voice of an angel, and this is a lovely, gracious offering. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Afro-Brazilian    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian    4. Brazilian Pop    5. Int'l & World Music    6. Latin    7. MPB    8. World Music   


    13. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Greatest Hits
    by A&M
    Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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    Asin: B000002GCB
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    A bridge between bossa nova and 1960s pop, Sergio Mendes' music was easy listening, vaguely psychedelic pop, light jazz, and bossa nova all rolled into one. Mendes and Brasil '66 (which featured Mendes on keyboards and a revolving cast of two female vocalists, bass, guitar, drums and percussion) had a number of hits from the mid-'60s to the early-1970s that are included here. Getting his professional start playing and arranging for Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, Mendes typically filled out his proper albums with updated versions of popular songs written by the Brazilian masters as well as some of his own tunes ­ his tunes "Look Around" and "So Many Stars" are included. But this collection really surveys his interpretations of pop tunes of the day, some of which were never hits for Mendes. The small combo's light touch and rich vocal harmonies make for pleasant if kitschy covers of hits like the Beatles' "Fool On The Hill" and "Day Tripper," Burt Bacharach's "The Look Of Love," and others. ­ Read more

    Reviews (34)

    4-0 out of 5 stars A welcome blast from the past.
    Some of the cuts on "Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66--Greatest Hits" sound as fresh as they did 40 years ago. Others sound dated, though charmingly so. The Brazilian originals fare best--"Mais Que Nada" is guaranteed to get your hips and your day swinging, and "Like a Lover" is incredibly sexy, soothing, and mellow. The pop standards are more a matter of taste, though "The Look of Love" is still one of the best recordings ever of any Bacharach-David song. Occasionally an otherwise impeccable cut will betray its vintage; the lovely bossa nova tune "So Many Stars" is marred by a brief harpsichord solo, reminding us all why the harpsichord craze of the '60s did not survive the decade. One thing that mars this CD is the lack of any songwriter credits--I guess A&M assumes everyone knows who wrote these songs, but it would still be nice to have the credits! I'm glad Mendes is having renewed success with his recent collaboration with rap artists, but I'm of a generation that will be happy sticking with this CD.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Lively beats and beautiful melodies
    Glad I found this blast from the past.While I've tired of hearing Beatles songs I don't get tired of their versions.And "Like a Lover" is one of my favorite lovesongs.Wish there
    4-0 out of 5 stars SERGIO'S BRILLIANCE
    CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF HIS SOUNDS AND MUSIC.IT REALLY MOVES THE WHOLE OF YOUR BEING.LOVED IT. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Easy Listening    4. Jazz    5. Jazz Music    6. Latin Pop    7. Lounge    8. Pop   


    14. Around the City
    by RCA Victor
    Audio CD (22 August, 2006)
    list price: $18.98 -- our price: $13.99
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    Asin: B000FQJP1O
    Sales Rank: 1972
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (8)

    2-0 out of 5 stars A disapointment
    If "Dreamer" was a masterpiece, "Around the city" is a disapointment. Ms. Elias should walk in the right side: just jazz. She shouldn't try a "mainstream" album, trying to be "funny" instead the usual talented piano artist as she is. Perhaps was a trick from the marketing people, "Eliane, goes to some accesible to the masses". But for Eliane's old friends this doesn't work. Go back to old ways, dear Eliane.

    3-0 out of 5 stars She's so much better than this
    I've followed Eliane from her early days with Steps Ahead, and I think she's fabulous.She carved out a whole class for herself by merging the passion, melody and irresistible harmonic forms of her native Brazilian music with the high energy and edge of New York City jazz.Her total mastery and deft compositional intuition in the resulting form are nothing short of astonishing.As a pianist, composer and arranger working this vein, she has no peers.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Supurb!!
    This has to be some of the best music I've heard in a long while. It wasn't my first impression, this cd is quite a departure from her previous music (originally jazz piano), and the first couple of tracks seem to jump from one style to another (each individually supurb), but, after a couple of listens, you lose all your preconceived notions of who Eliane Elias is supposed to be and just go with it - and what a great place she takes you to - great bossa, great rhythms .... supurb !! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Brazil    2. Brazilian Jazz    3. Jazz    4. Latin Jazz    5. Pop    6. Post-Bop   


    15. Lágrimas Negras
    by RCA Victor
    Audio CD (22 June, 2004)
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    Asin: B0001EKZOQ
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    This album pairs one of the greatest flamenco singers of today, cantaor Diego El Cigala, with one of Cuba's finest Afro-Cuban pianists, Bebo Valdes. With Valdes (father of the great Chucho Valdes) born in 1918, there's a 40-year age difference between the pianist and the singer, but they do a fine job crossing generations and oceans to discover the commonalities between Caribbean and the Iberian music, coming up with a romantic marriage of the two cultures using rumbas, guajira, sons and boleros. All the songs are classics out of the Latin music tradition, using just a handful of players in support. Valdes's fingers are delicate and prone to dramatic flourishes; Cigala's voice is pure flamenco in its hoarse intonation, cadence and emotional outpourings. The two masters make the union work by focusing on the drama of the love songs--"Veinte Años," "Inolvidable" and the title track are just three amazing examples--as fuel for some of the most exquisitely passionate music to come out in ages.--Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT JOY!!!
    This is a true joy to listen to. Simply said, it just gets better each time you play it. Buy it and enjoy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Music for the people
    If you like the music, You will love this CD. It doesn't matter if you are from Europe, Asia, USA o any other place.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Elegant Flamenco
    In this CD, flamenco is sung accompanied by a piano and the traditional Spanish guitar. The result is excellent.
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    Subjects:  1. Afro-Cuban    2. Afro-Cuban Jazz    3. Flamenco    4. Jazz    5. Latin    6. Latin Pop/Rock    7. Pop    8. Son   


    16. Sigo Siendo Yo: Grandes Exitos
    by Sony International
    Audio CD (11 July, 2006)
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    Asin: B000FQJP0K
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars BUY BUY BUY!!
    I had not bought one of Marc's albums in a while and the playlist looked good, so i bought it, and to my surprise ITS ONE OF MY FAV cds.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice Collection of Marc Anthony Classics
    Forget JLo, and the tabloid press, and just listen to the beauty of Marc Anthony's voice. He shines particularly on the pure hot salsa numbers. The ballads are all a little saccharine with all those violin strings, but the voice is still magic. It's a mystery why the songs in Spanish are always superior to the ones in English. Perhaps English just isn't a very romantic language. Anyhow, if you are looking for arrangements that have the big horn section power of Sinatra and the masculine voice to match, don't go buy Harry Connick Jr., give Marc Anthony a try.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love it
    Although the CD is full of all song, which I'm assuming this is a tribute to LOLA, I still love it.I bought it to hear his new song.Well worth it. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Club/Dance    2. Cuban Pop    3. Latin    4. Latin Pop    5. Rock en Español    6. Salsa    7. Salsa/Merenge    8. Tropical   


    17. Tanto Tempo
    by Six Degrees
    Audio CD (25 April, 2000)
    list price: $16.98 -- our price: $13.99
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    Asin: B00004SWJX
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Her father may be the legendary Brazilian guitarist Joao Gilberto, but in 2000 daughter Bebel proved that she understands the bossa nova, too. There's a subtlety throughout this recording that makes Bebel's voice entrancing, as she re-creates the sensual essence of bossa nova before running with it into electronic territory toward the album's end. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Bask in Brazilian music
    When this album first came out in 1999,I first saw it at Starbucks coffee shops. I dismissed it as snooze-inducing easy listening,perfect for the background of sipping an overpriced latte.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Very good music
    Best album in my collection.Good job Bebel I'm looking forward to your next album.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I Love It
    I know little about Brazilian music, Bossa Nova or Latin music in general, but I really like this. This is the most beautiful non English speaking music I have ever heard. The perfect intro to contemporary Brazillian tunes. Bebel is relaxed jazz stuff with upbeat sounds, different from the everyday music you normally hear. I just finished reading a few of the negative reviews and I just don't understand them. This CD is one of the few that I own where all the songs are really great. This album brings together so many different musical styles, but it doesn't feel contrived or over produced. The elements and songs flow so smoothly, effortlessly. "August Day Song" is a sexy, song with deep Afro-Cuban beats and sounds like a hot summers day. My favorite CD at the moment.
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    Subjects:  1. Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Bossa Nova    3. Brazil    4. Brazilian    5. Brazilian Pop    6. Downtempo    7. Int'l & World Music    8. Pop    9. Trip-Hop    10. World Music   


    18. Jazz Samba
    by Polygram Records
    Audio CD (20 May, 1997)
    list price: $18.98 -- our price: $12.47
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    Asin: B0000047CW
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Guitarist Charlie Byrd was invited to travel and play in Brazil during a cultural goodwill tour sponsored by the Kennedy administration in 1961. He was completely enamoured by the music, and when he returned, he headed straight for the recording studio to make the now classic Read more

    Features

    • Original recording reissued
    • Original recording remastered

    Reviews (52)

    5-0 out of 5 stars I'd give it 6 stars if I could!!!
    Stan Getz is in this sax player's opinion the best jazz saxophone player that has ever been recorded. His sense of melody is superb. He hides his amazing technical prowess, makes it sound effortless, and never gets in the way of the melody. Nobody else even came close to his melodic improvisations.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic; great memories, so easy to appreciate
    A must piece of work in the latin genre to include in your collection; I've heard bits and pieces of these tracks throughout my life; it's about time I added all of them to my collection.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Contrary to Mr. Gibson's jottings.
    According to information readily available in the CD booklet, Jazz Samba was "Recorded in Pierce Hall, All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington, D.C., February 13, 1962." Not in a studio! That accounts for the warmth of the recording. It remains the standard against which all else is measured. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Bop    2. Bossa Nova    3. Brazilian Jazz    4. Cool    5. Jazz    6. Jazz Music    7. Pop    8. Samba   


    19. Today
    by Higher Octave
    Audio CD (23 October, 2001)
    list price: $17.98 -- our price: $10.99
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    Asin: B00005QDAA
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Raul Malo'svelvety tenor is warm and dirty in all the right ways. As the primary songwriterand frontman for theMavericks and as a member of all-star bandLos Super Seven, Malo'ssoulful croon has bent round the blue notes of country and spread itself thicklyyet pliantly between and on top of the polyrhythms of Latin roots music. Atremendous and far-reaching effort, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars What a great voice!
    His first solo effort, sans The Mavericks, is a great debut! His rich, strong tenor carries these songs well. The title track 'Today' is a lively upbeat number about being in love. 'I Said I Love You, and 'It Takes Two To Tango' are great showcases of his voice.
    5-0 out of 5 stars muy bueno, raul!!
    another great showcase of Malo's smooth and powerful voice...i love the way he continues to blend classics with more contemporary choices. a great addition to anyone's collection!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Malo's amazing...
    Spanish, English, country, jazz--the man's voice covers it all.This wasn't what I expected after listening to the Mavericks so long--we've got some great Latin, tango, and just rich ballads.Very nice collection and very 'today.'I agree with another reviewer who'd like to see Raul sing with Santana. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Cuban Pop    2. Exotica    3. Latin Pop    4. Lounge    5. Pop    6. Popular Music    7. Rock    8. Rock/Pop    9. Vocal Jazz   


    20. Tango: Zero Hour
    by Nonesuch
    Audio CD (15 September, 1998)
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    Asin: B00000DC7J
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Astor Piazzolla lived and died as tango's bad boy, having almost single handedly invented the music's vanguard, the form known as Read more

    Reviews (35)

    5-0 out of 5 stars New Tango
    Tango: Zero Hour was the very first tango recording/CD I had ever heard. A friend of mine loaned it to me, not ever telling me exactly what Tango was- all I knew to think of was the dancers with the roses between their teeth, where the dancing was more dramatic than the music... So, my first mistake: having never heard tango. My second? Listening to it late at night in the dark. Music had never rocked my world quite like this... It was the most intense experience I had ever had with music. I was shocked. Wide-eyed. Taken aback. The version I had in my hands was the original with the liner notes, not the new shiny one that I now own (and that you can now buy), and the prose written on the card inside was enough to rip me in half without having ever heard the music. Tango: Zero Hour is not for the faint at heart. It is not for the light enthusiast. As the liner notes so eloquently said: "And suffer, Motherf*****. This is the Tango."

    5-0 out of 5 stars Tango evolved to its most abstract and profound expression
    Im ashamed to say I began listening to Piazzola at my mid thirties... well, better late than never... Im not a music critic, but all I can say is that Tango has a higher dimmension where it becomes universal and mayble the category of jazz (higher jazz that is) is best to classify it.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A must
    This is music to breathe and dream to. Piazolla at his best is probably the most enchanting and transcendental. It takes a Master Extraordinaire to make music like this, Piazolla's recordings only get better with age and never outdated because it is made up of the spirit and passions of a life lived richly. The Melancholy laments of the Bandoneon is truly one of the most haunting, nostalgic most beautiful musical Innovations ever made and noone interprets the manic poetry of it like Piazolla. I can't say much more then what the others have said here but this belongs in every serious music afficianado's collection. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Argentina    2. Argentina / Tango    3. Int'l & World Music    4. Latin Continuum    5. Latin Jazz    6. Pop    7. Tango    8. World    9. World Music   


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