Throughout the 20th Century, Brazilian music and jazz were intimately entwined, particularly during the bossa nova boom of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Here's an overview of Brazilian and Brazilian-flavored jazz, with artists new and old...
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Zil "Zil" (Verve, 1990)
Horrible fusion-jazz, with lamentable debts to Milton Nascimento, Pat Metheny and various vocal harmony groups. It's a talented (or at least technically proficient) crew, including modern Braz-jazzers such as Claudio Nucci, Ze Renato, Ricardo Silveira and others... But it's just awful, pointless, blechhy music. Not my cup of tea.
Zimbo Trio - see artist discography
Zabumbatuq "(za-BOOM-ba-TOOC)" (Quizamba Music, 1996)
With Brazilian-born bassist Leonardo Cioglia...
Brazilian Jazz - Compilation Albums
Other Brazilian Styles
Main Brazil Index