Four choice Brazilian batucada misturas (meaning ‘mixtures’) from Mestre Geraldo & Co. Apparently, this 1977 release on the Oba label was reissued from a 1975 album called Brasil Batuque – Isto É Que É Batucada Vol. 2. I’ve been especially digging the Geraldo group’s penchant for coolly meditative rhythmic swirls. Their soft touch lends dynamism to the ensemble’s fuller, more uptempo turns. But even then, the vibe never even gets close to bombastic. Deep grooves. Really feeling this record.