The great Argentinian guitarist’s swinging blend of Latin, Brazilian and Jazz, recorded in 1965 — with Los Cinco Caballeros — and a decade later, his last sides.
Accompanied in 1966 by Breno Sauer (vibraphone), Portinho (drums), Erneo Eger (bass) and Adao Pinheiro (piano)
From the north-eastern provinces, mixing Spanish, African and Guarani influences (and long derided for it), a distant cousin of tango. Guitar and six-string guitarron, accordion and bandoneon, double bass, singing.
The Flores’ first Ocora recordings, just the two brothers’ guitar and accordion live and in the studio, in Buenos Aires in 1993.
Haydee Alba’s 1990 debut album — emotional and poetic from the off, already steeped in tradition — following the evolution of the form over its nineteen tracks. ‘An artist’s job is to make her public dream.’
The limber Azymuth jazz-funk-samba blend, box-fresh but eighties-style, the genuine article. Ain’t no school like old school.
‘The rarest grooves from Peru, including garage stompers, psych-pop, raunchy funk, Latin rock and anything in between.’
Heavy, rare, Brazilian-psych soundtrack from 1971 with lashings of fuzz, English and Portuguese vocals by both male and female singers, and all original compositions.
The dignified, expressive music of Andean Indians — the huayno, the slower tonado, the syncopated pascua — sung and played on charangos and guitarrillas by the Alvis Family, including Barbara, aged eighty-six.
Magnificent singing — sweet, husky, powerfully soulful — by this semba master from Angola, for thirty years now a tireless crusader for anti-colonialism and the old one-two of peace and rebellion.
The CDs come with a seventy-five-page booklet. Wonderful music, of course.
Terrific. 200 pages of articles and images (with several colour plates) about Brazilian music and culture, keen to dig deep. Lots about music; film, literature. CD compilation of brand-new music. Recommended.
Excellent sequel, staying with key players like Tom Ze, Gilbert Gil, Caetano Veloso, Joyce, Gal Costa and Rita Lee — and adding less familiar names to the mix.
The Psych Funk 101 selectors smashing it over again with this lovingly annotated selection of 45s.
Happy returns to Far Out on its fifteenth birthday; hats off to the legendary Joe Davis’ accomplishments — must be the greatest Brazilian music label of all time, outside Brazil. Gilles rises to the occasion.