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1. Buena Vista Social Club
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2. Getz/Gilberto
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3. Back to Mono (1958-1969)
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4. Timeless
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5. Spain Again
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6. Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio
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7. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
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8. Around the City
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9. Lágrimas Negras
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10. Tanto Tempo
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11. Jazz Samba
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12. Tango: Zero Hour
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13. On a Starry Night
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14. Wave
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15. Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Brazil
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16. Ken Burns's Jazz: The Story of
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17. Buena Vista Social Club Presents
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18. Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour
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19. Town Hall, New York City, June
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20. Amoroso/Brasil

1. 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   


2. 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
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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   


3. Back to Mono (1958-1969)
by Abkco
Audio CD (12 November, 1991)
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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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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   


4. 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   


5. Spain Again
by Decca
Audio CD (19 September, 2006)
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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   


6. 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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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   


7. 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

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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   


8. Around the City
by RCA Victor
Audio CD (22 August, 2006)
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Asin: B000FQJP1O
Sales Rank: 1972
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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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   


9. Lágrimas Negras
by RCA Victor
Audio CD (22 June, 2004)
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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   


10. Tanto Tempo
by Six Degrees
Audio CD (25 April, 2000)
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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   


11. Jazz Samba
by Polygram Records
Audio CD (20 May, 1997)
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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

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  • Original recording reissued
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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   


12. 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

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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   


13. On a Starry Night
by Windham Hill Records
Audio CD (15 April, 1997)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The party line on most Windham Hill products seems to be that it's either the greatest stuff since wave machines, or that it all sounds alike. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Relaxing & enjoyable for all age groups
I have a 4 mth old baby and both he and I enjoy music.He gets a little uptight during changes so I like to play calming music for us both.This CD offers a wide range of beautiful songs.I can see this one playing in our household for many years.

5-0 out of 5 stars We Luv, Luv, Luv This Album
I play this every night for my daughter (17 months).I often sleep in the same room with her and really look forward to playing this softly.We even keep the CD player on repeat and I still like this.Very soothing and interesting.I highly recommend this for any new parent.

5-0 out of 5 stars buy more than one!
I first purchased this cd several years ago for myself, it was a wonderful way to relax. When my son came along I put it in his room among other "kids" cds.My son, now age 9,(who won't listen to anymore "kid" cds) absolutely loves it.He has been falling asleep to this wonderful cd for the past 3 years.I loved being able to share "the world" with him through music.Recently we remodeled and unfortunately the cd was chipped! He was heartbroken... so here I am purchasing another!Soothing rhythms, soft voices, wonderful instrumentation. A cd that the entire family will love and not get tired of hearing.Even familiar lullabies are updated very nicely. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 90's    2. Adult Alternative    3. Adult Contemporary    4. Afro-Brazilian    5. Alternative Country    6. Brazilian Jazz    7. Brazilian Pop    8. Children's Collections    9. Contemporary Folk    10. Contemporary Instrumental    11. Crossover Jazz    12. Fusion    13. Int'l & World Music    14. Latin Jazz    15. Lullabies    16. Neo-Bop    17. Neo-Classical    18. New Acoustic    19. Pan-Global    20. Pop   


14. Wave
by A&M
Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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Asin: B000002G6J
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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It's hardly a stretch to say that Antonio Carlos Jobim--the wonderful Brazilian composer almost single-handedly responsible for all things bossa nova--influenced some of past half century's best and most insipid musics, from bossa nova jazz to elevator Muzak. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars perfection
This is Jobim's finest album, although Stone Flower and Tide are certainly worth checking out.The songwriting on this album is sublime, the arrangements are brilliant and the execution is flawless.The melodies are minimal, yet strikingly elegant: they are small but very effective, impressionistic tone poems, each exquisite in its own right.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great Music
This is a good album with breat music.I like it very much.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to listen to; nostalgic; great memories,
A primary piece of work in the latin genre; a must for your collection; I've heard bits and pieces of these tracks throughout my life; it's about time I added it to my collection.
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Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian    4. Brazilian Jazz    5. Jazz    6. Jazz Music    7. Latin    8. Latin Jazz    9. Pop   


15. Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Brazil
by Putumayo World Music
Audio CD (22 February, 2005)
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Asin: B00075147Q
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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With its amazing mix of Portuguese, African, and Indian musical genres, dances, and instruments, Brazil's pop scene is unique because so much of it is acoustic.This disc is a pleasing potpourri of mostly non-electronic tunes sung by some famous and not-so-famous artists.Of course, the Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Brazilian Brilliance
Putumayo has never gone wrong with its Brazilian compilations.Like "Brasileiro",its first Brazilian compilation,this album is focused on the country's acoustic music.This album is reflective,relaxing,and at times bittersweet,like dark chocolate.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great music
I got this CD to dance my 8 month old baby to sleep -- it worked great for that. I've heard it so many times, but I love it everytime, and it keeps getting better. Track 4 is my favorite at the moment!

5-0 out of 5 stars Sure, it's got sambas, though not the more upbeat ones.....
.....but still very fun and relaxful to listen to and enjoy. This is a nice set of low-key sambas, bossa nova, and acoustic guitar melodies which makes you feel more at ease with yourself (and sung in Portuguese, one of the world's most musical languages, even if you don't understand a word of it).
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Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian    4. Brazilian Folk    5. Brazilian Pop    6. Int'l & World Music    7. Pop    8. Regional Mexican   


16. Ken Burns's Jazz: The Story of American Music
Audio CD (14 November, 2000)
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Asin: B000050HVG
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  • Box set
  • Original recording remastered

Subjects:  1. Afro-Cuban Jazz    2. Avant-Garde    3. Avant-Garde Jazz    4. Ballads    5. Big Band    6. Bop    7. Box Sets (Audio Only)    8. Classic Female Blues    9. Classic Jazz    10. Cool    11. Crossover Jazz    12. Dance Bands    13. Dixieland    14. Free Jazz    15. Fusion    16. Hard Bop    17. Jazz    18. Jazz Blues    19. Jazz Collections    20. Jazz Music   


17. Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer
by Nonesuch
Audio CD (08 June, 1999)
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Asin: B00000J7IL
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Cuban Music
This is a great example of Cuban music. There are 3 cuts on the album that have great 'feeling' and make you 'dream' of dancing with a lovely latin girl. If you happen to be dancing with a lovely latin girl, then you are all the luckier. Cuts 2, 6 and 9 are very rhythmic, and are great for 'close' dancing. Cut 9, is known in the English speaking world as "Green Eyes". I don't know the Spanish lyrics for cuts 2 and 6, but I hope they are very seductive.

5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful
I wasn't a Ry Cooder fan but I've discovered respect for him after these associations. Previous posters seem to think that Ry Cooder was the only guitarist, which would be a surprise to Manuel Galban. Ibrahim's voice is as amazing as his story. BVSC the film is basically a film of the sessions for this album. I think Ry deserves 'props' for bringing this music to a much wider audience than was expected. I'm sure people will read that as a 'whiter' audience as well. Lighten up, shake off the ghost and dance.
4-0 out of 5 stars Ry Cooder's awful
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Subjects:  1. Bolero    2. Cuba    3. Cuban    4. Cuban Jazz    5. Int'l & World Music    6. Latin Jazz    7. Pop    8. Son    9. World Music   


18. Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour
by Umvd Labels
Audio CD (15 May, 2001)
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Asin: B00005A7WY
Sales Rank: 4403
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Smooth assilk
If you grew up hearing her voice as I did ... you will not be disappointed ... smooth as silk just as I remember ...beautiful

4-0 out of 5 stars You Take This In the Car, To Remind You Why You Cuddle To Her At Home
Astrud Gilberto may be the most romantic singer Brazil has ever yielded up. She's certainly the most pleasing to hear, whether the setting is a small group or an orchestra, whether it's pure bossa or jazz-inclining pop with the subtle embellishments of her native country. Put her in front of a Stan Getz quartet, a Gil Evans orchestra, a Walter Wanderley organ trio, or even a James Last ensemble, and she evokes a faraway beach that is at once as accessible as the sun and as elusive as the perfect wave. Which is just about what she has been herself in her musical personality---at the moment you think she has reached forth to touch you, she fades back and away at the moment you reach forth to touch her back, as if the yearning she so often exposes requires so much more profound touch to satisfy that you envy without shame the one who wins her love.
5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!!I want more!!!!!!
This cd is so good I really love it has great tunes, For some how I have never herd of this artist I herd her on the "Some things gotta give" (sound track) I herd "so nice" on that cd I fell in love with it so I went to amazon.com and saw her cd and I love all most every song on the cd!! If you are a fan get this cd if you have never herd of her and you like jazz samba this is the right cd for you "Girl From Ipmaniea" is a good song "Photograph" is one of my favorite... ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian Jazz    4. Brazilian Pop    5. Jazz    6. Jazz Music    7. Jazz Vocals    8. Mood Music    9. Pop    10. Vocal Pop    11. Vocals   


19. Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945
by Uptown Jazz
Audio CD (21 June, 2005)
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Asin: B0009Q0EQ0
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker first became aware of each other in 1940 when the former was playing in Cab Calloway's band and the latter with Jay McShann. Two years later they were both living in New York City and a real friendship developed. By 1945 they were recording and gigging together, culminating in this Town Hall concert on June 22, 1945. These recordings languished for sixty years as acetates that weren't even known to exist in their entirety. That this set captures these two formidable players in their ascendancy and with such clarity is a staggering find. Here, with host Symphony Sid announcing the songs (this would have been for his radio show, but apparently never ended up in his possessions), an important chapter in American music is now restored. By the end of the summer of '45 Gillespie and Parker went their separate ways, both emerging with their own bands and reaching new heights of commercial success. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Where have you been??

5-0 out of 5 stars Dizzy Atmosphere
Just when the listener thinks that Be Bop has been worn out and has little else to offer, we are presented with lost recordings that, once again, show what all of the fuss was about.This is Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie at the top of their game, giving a seminar on flatted fifths and fast playing.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Dead Sea Scrolls of Jazz
I gasped when I heard this CD because it was so difficult to believe that a recording made 60 years ago would sound fresh. I can only conjecture how the Town Hall audience felt.Though everyone knows Parker and Gillespie changed the course of 20th-century music -- and beyond, and Bebop is every bit as important as Beethoven's destruction of the fetters of the Classical period, hearing it at its inception is still seismic.
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Subjects:  1. Afro-Cuban Jazz    2. Bop    3. Jazz    4. Pop    5. United States of America    6. Vocal Jazz   


20. Amoroso/Brasil
by Warner Bros / Wea
Audio CD (14 September, 1993)
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Asin: B000002MHX
Sales Rank: 5437
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Bossa Nova rocks
This cd was the first of many brazilian bossa novas I've bought.I heard the Girl from Ipanema on a complilation jazz cd and was hooked then.I don't aggree w/ the above reviewers who don't like the orchestral arrangements?Are you nuts?This album is fantastic!Its actually two albums, and I love every song. I grew up listening to mostly r/b and this style is second only to that for me.
4-0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece PLUS a great album
As many reviewers have said, tracks 9-14 are worth the price of the album.These tracks are simply astonishing.I first heard three or four of them over the internet and on various mix CDs that my friends had.I was drawn to "Aquarela do Brasil" and "Disse Alguem" especially, and you could tell that it was the same session.I told myself I had to find such an album.(You see Mr. Record Company, many file sharers do go out and buy CDs!)5-0 out of 5 stars Yes, Joao Gilberto Singing
I've heard that Mr. Gilberto, being very shy and a little strange, would not go into the studio for Amoroso, so they went to his house to record and he sang and played in his pajamas.Then Claus came along and added the quite wonderful arrangements afterwards.Perhaps that explains the slight out of synch feel.Read more

Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian    4. Brazilian Jazz    5. Brazilian Pop    6. Jazz    7. Jazz Music    8. Latin    9. Latin Jazz    10. Pop   


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