A Chave Do Sucesso
Orlann Divo, the man who could play samba with a bunch of house keys, teamed up with the best in the business to record his first killer LP in 1962. A huge early influence on Jorge Ben, this band later evolved into the Ed Lincoln group.
A swinging mix of jazz, samba & scat vocals, this album features stellar contributions from such luminaries as Jose Neto, Nana Vasconcelos & Clarice Taylor.
Open Sky Unit
Open Sky Unit
Whatmusic presents this treasured funky jazz LP featuring Belgian alto sax legend Jacques Pelzer with his group Open Sky Unit. OSU showcases pianist Ron Wilson's compositions, rhythmic soulful Fender Rhodes and vocals in unison with Pelzer & Steve Houben (reeds), Janot Buchem (electric bass) and Pelzer's daughter Micheline on drums.
Direct Drive & First Light
Whatmusic.com presents Time Machine, the ground-breaking 1981-82 British Jazz Funk Oval 12"s from Direct Drive & First Light featuring Paul Hardcastle. Time Machine showcases Derek Green's soulful vocals with Direct Drive (Hardcastle/Mick Ward/Pete Quinton/Bob Williams/Bones) & First Light, with Hardcastle on all instruments.
Edson e Tita
Novidade de Vida
Whatmusic.com presents Novidade de Vida, one of the lost classics of the Brasilian 70s explosion. Tita's haunting mellow voice soars above classic arrangements by João Donato & Paulo Jobim on this rare independently produced LP from 1981
O Som Do Black Rio
Whatmusic.com presents The Sound of Black Rio, from veteran samba soul singer & percussionist Dom Mita. This new all-star album dedicated to soul legend Tim Maia stays true to the Black Rio sound that funked up Brazil in the 70s!
Quarteto Edison Machado
Obras 2 'O Pulo do Gato'
whatmusic.com presents ‘Obras 2 - O Pulo do Gato’, the second album of heavyweight drummer Edison Machado’s extraordinary group. Recorded in 1971, a year after the much sought-after original ‘Obras’, this album has never been released before!
Edson e Tita Lobo
whatmusic.com proudly presents ‘Gosto Tanto’, the new all-original album from bossa legends Edson & Tita Lobo.
whatmusic.com presents ‘Emilio Santiago’, the stunning debut album from singer Santiago. With its unmatched line up of great musicians and fantastic songs, this is quite simply one of the best and funkiest albums to come out of Brazil in the 1970s!
whatmusic.com presents ‘Mr Ritmo’, a cult album from João Gilberto’s favourite organist, Celso Murilo. Mr Ritmo incorporates the heavy afro-cuban influence of the time, as well as pointing to the future of Ed Lincoln-style brazilian dance music!
whatmusic.com presents 'Orlann Divo' - the 1963 2nd LP of organ-led dancefloor ditties from the sambalanço master who put the fun into funky bossa!
New Tokyo International Jazz airport
whatmusic.com presents 'New Tokyo International Jazz airport', a whatmusic.com mix by Masanori Morita the accomplished and much sought after Japanese DJ