Brazil Bossa Beat! Bossa Nova And The Story Of Elenco Records, Brazil

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  • 1. Edu Lobo – Resolucao
  • 2. Baden Powell – Consolacao
  • 3. Quarteto Em Cy – Canto de Ossanha
  • 4. Sergio Ricardo – A Fabrica
  • 5. Edu Lobo – Zanzibar
  • 6. Vinicius and Odette – Berimbau
  • 7. MPB-4 – Beco Do Mota
  • 8. Roberto Menescal – Cinco Por Oito
  • 9. Nara Leao – Maria Moita
  • 10. Sergio Ricardo – Enquanto a Tristeza Nao Vem
  • 11. Edu Lobo – Upa Neguinho
  • 12. Nara Leao – Nana
  • 13. Baden Powell – Candomble
  • 14. Edu Lobo – Reza
  • 15. Quarteto Em Cy – Amaralina
  • 16. Lennie Dale – Sambar de Mudar
  • 17. Nara Leao – Consolacao
  • 18. MPB-4 – Cravo E Canela
  • 19. Lucio Alves – Negro
  • 20. Baden Powell – Coisa No. 1
  • 21. Roberto Menescal – Adriana
  • 22. Sylvia Telles – Samba De Uma Nota So
  • 23. MPB-4 – Sentinela

Following on from our Bossa Nova album and deluxe book (compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker) comes this incredible collection of bossa nova tracks from Brazil’s infamous Elenco Records, the legendary record label  whose releases represent a who’s who of bossa nova artists in Brazil in the 1960s – Vinicius de Moraes, Edu Lobo, Baden Powell, Nara Leao and many, many more.

This deluxe CD-pack comes with a massive 75-page book (and superb limited double heavyweight gatefold vinyl edition) containing extensive text on the music of Elenco Records and the story of the label, whose iconic output represented the pinnacle of Bossa Nova music in Brazil during this celebrated era.

The best artists, the best designs, the best music, the best everything! – Elenco is the definitive Bossa Nova label (the equivalent of Studio One in Reggae, Blue Note in Jazz etc).

None of these tracks have ever before been released outside of Brazil, and have over the years Elenco releases have become the holy grail for fans and collectors alike of Brazilian music.

Elenco’s superb, high quality output featured all the bossa nova major artists and defined everything that was great in bossa nova and Brazilian music with stunning graphics and sophisticated sound.

The booklet comes complete with a gallery section featuring the iconic designs of Cesar G. Villela whose covers defined bossa nova – stylish, cool and hip.

Essential for anyone interested in Bossa Nova and the music of Brazil!

Watch out for two more Brazilian album compilation releases on Soul Jazz to follow in the future – Jazz Bossa! and Brazil Funk

Feature in the Economist

Review in LA Weekly here.

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