Thier debut album from 1968 is the best way in — an absolute classic — musically kaleidoscopic, revolutionary fun and frolics.
Recorded in Paris in 1970 (but not released till recently), revisiting classics like Baby and Panis Et Circenses from the first two albums, in English. Heavyweight vinyl.
At their wildest, most raw, psychedelic — unreleased and live, outtakes and advertising jingles, with many different and longer versions of old favourites. Wicked cover group-shot!
The Uruguayans’ first, best Milestone album — Airto producing, Hermeto Pascoal guesting, with the jazz-dance bomb African Bird. A buzzing, seamless blend of jazz-fusion flash with diverse rootical influences.
Chacoan Amerindian music: rich, varied, open Nandevan styles; powerful, monolithic Ayorean. Songs of love and battle, songs to mark the calendar, shamanist visions, chants for the gods…
The dramatic, rough-hewn, brilliant debut recordings of the Quintet from 1961. Two original LPs — the first mostly AP arrangements, the second mostly his compositions, including Adios Nonino, on his dad’s death.
Elis Como E Porque and Elis In London — two late-sixties LP classics.
Fabulous, landmark foray into British studio-land, mixing Wilson das Neves, Meirelles and Antonio Adolfo in amongst hot London session-musicians, supervised by Scott Walker’s arranger Peter Knight. Upa Neguinho!
At the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1979 with Hermeto Pascoal, in full. Stunning, triumphant.
Gorgeous jazzy bossa with plenty to dance to. Rich and natural, with fine brass-playing and percussion-work.
Gary Peacock and Chuck Flores drive the grooves along; Shank’s alto and flute interplay with guitarist Laurindo Almeida is liquid and beautiful. Coupled with Latin Contrasts, also for World Pacific in 1958.