BSotD Bonus: Ed Motta and His Records

If you’ve loved the Ed Motta tracks I posted yesterday and today, sit back and relax with this short film on his record collection. Motta has a collection of around 30,000 vinyl records and has an internal musical database that’s just as large. In this video, he discusses his influences and picks tracks for everything from Continue Reading →

Brazilian Song of the Day: Ed Motta (Again!)—1978/Smile

I’m in the middle of a massive crush on Motta’s AOR. Follow email

Brazilian Song of the Day: Ed Motta

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Brazilian Song of the Day: Robson Jorge e Lincoln Olivetti—Pret-à-Porter

Continuing in this week’s theme: songs that don’t sound particularly Brazilian, presented without commentary because I’m busy. Follow email

Brazilian Song of the Day: Gui Boratto

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Brazilian Song of the Day: Kurt Elling

Of all the performers I’ve seen live, nobody comes close Kurt Elling at the Green Mill. The house is always packed, the drinks plenty, and the band hot. And when Kurt takes the mic, you can almost feel the energy, love and joy flow out of him and into the audience. And then it comes Continue Reading →

Brazilian Song of the Day: Koop

You could call Koop’s “Summer Sun” acid jazz if you wanted to, and nobody would likely correct you. But this is is bossa nova through and through. If Tom, Astrud, and Stan were stranded above the Arctic Circle on a summer day circa 2000, this is the record they would have made instead of “The Continue Reading →

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