New Love Ltd

New Love Ltd was an American soul trio that sang on the 1978 album So Much to Talk About (Tudo Bem), recorded in São Paulo with funk sextet Interstate 95 and released on Brazilian small-press Giant Records. Two of the singers partook in the subsequent Ingram offshoot Philly Cream. Members: Robert Dunston (Jamil Ali Faraqan), […]


Mandala was a Brazilian Latin/jazz-rock band from São Paulo that released a self-titled album on Morisom in 1976. The band featured prolific session keyboardist and eventual solo artist Nelson Ayres. Members: Luiz Roberto Oliveira (acoustic guitar, synthesizer), Roberto Sion (flute, saxophone), Nelson Ayres (piano), Zé Eduardo Nazario (drums, percussion), Zeca Assumpção (bass) Discography: Mandala (1976)

Tamba Trio

Tamba Trio were a Brazilian samba-jazz combo that released a string of albums on Philips and Elenco during the 1960s. In the mid-1970s, an electrified lineup released a pair of albums on RCA Victor. Members: Bebeto Castilho (bass, flute, saxophone, vocals), Luiz Eça (piano, vocals, arrangements, 1962-68, 1974-75, 1982-84, 1989-92), Hélcio Milito (drums, percussion, vocals, […]

Zimbo Trio

Zimbo Trio were a Brazilian samba-jazz combo that released six albums on RGE between 1964 and 1969. During the first half of the 1970s, the band released six further albums on Philips, followed by seven titles on Clam between 1978 and 1992. Members: Amilton Godói (piano), Luiz Chaves (bass, 1964-2001), Rubinho Barsotti (drums), Itamar Collaço […]


Zonazul were a Brazilian jazz-rock band that released two albums on Som Da Gente between 1986 and 1989. Members: Teco Cardoso (saxophone, flute), Michel Freidenson (keyboards), Sylvio Mazzucca Jr. (bass), Jarbas Barbosa (guitar), AC dal Farra (drums) Discography: Zonazul (1986) Luzanoz (1989)

Zé Ramalho

Zé Ramalho — aka José Ramalho Neto (born Oct. 3, 1949) — is a Brazilian singer/songwriter who released the collaborative album Paêbirú with Lula Côrtes in 1975. As a solo artist, Zé Ramalho released nine albums on Epic between 1978 and 1987. Discography: Paêbirú (1975 • Lula Côrtes e Zé Ramalho) Zé Ramalho (1978) A […]


Wando — aka Wanderley Alves dos Reis (Oct. 12, 1945 — Feb. 8, 2012) — was a Brazilian singer/songwriter who released four albums on Beverly between 1973 and 1977, followed by two albums on Copacabana at the close of the decade. Further albums appeared on Som Livre and Arca during the 1980s. Discography: Glória a […]


Wanderléa — full name Wanderléa Charlup Boere Salim (born June 5, 1946) — is a Brazilian samba-pop singer who released six albums on CBS between 1963 and 1968, followed by a pair of albums on Polydor between 1972 and 1975. In 1977, she released the album Vamos que eu já Vou on EMI/Odeon with arrangements […]

Walter Franco

Walter Franco (born Jan. 6, 1945) is a Brazilian singer and composer who released a standalone single on Philips in 1971, followed by an assortment of shortplayers and two albums on Continental between 1972 and 1976. He rounded out the decade with pair of albums on Epic and capped his career with a self-titled release […]

Wagner Tiso

Wagner Tiso (born Dec. 12, 1945) is a Brazilian keyboardist, composer, and arranger who played in the samba-jazz bands Berimbau Trio and Os Pilantrocratas in the 1960s, followed by a three-album stint with Som Imaginário during the early 1970s. As a solo artist, he released three albums on EMI between 1978 and 1980, followed by […]