There are so many incredible Brazilian artists, but for some reason Jorge Ben (Jor) is among my favorites. It’s his voice and the gentle samba rhythm that sets him a notch above many others.
I don’t think there’s a corner of the earth (except in either Taliban-land or ISIS-istan) where David Bowie’s music didn’t reach out to. Here is Brazilian pop-samba artist Seu Jorge doing a sparse, beautiful cover of a classic Bowie tune.
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Fine Brazilian jazz from Hermeto Pascoal.
São Jorge (0:00)
Suite Paulistana (15:38)
Santo Antonio (21:10)
Alexandre, Marcelo E Pablo (25:20)
Suite Norte, Sul, Leste, Oeste (30:35)
Mestre Mará (37:34)
Sublime Sunday listening, provided by Caetano Veloso.
Quite folk rock from this Brazilian duo who released their album as a private pressing in 1985.
Uma das melhores obras de Chico Buarque, dedicado a minha Mari.
Bossa Nova was smoking hot during the early 60s. Artists like Milton Banana broke hard into the American market, and after hearing this album you’ll dig why.