The cover art indicates that this might be one of those Latin easy listening albums that jammed LP bins in the 1960s and '70s. But the Brazilian release Tropical by Meireles e os Copa 7 (Meireles and the Copa 7) (London, 1969) is one of the finest examples of samba-jazz you'll find anywhere.
The leader of the group is flutist J.T. Meirelles (his name is apparently misspelled on the album), a leading figure in Brazilian jazz and one of the key exponents of bop in that country. He frequently led groups in the clubs lining Beco das Garrafas, an alley in Copacabana.
Here are the musicians on Tropical:
J.T. Meirelles (flute)
Juarez Araùjo (tenor sax)
Maurillio Santos (trumpet)
Dom Salvador (piano)
Pedro Barroso (bass)
Robertinho Silva (drums)
Chico Batera, Helcio Milito, Jorge Arena, Luna & Pedro dos Santos (percussion)
Rather than basing Tropical on bossa nova standards Meirelles mainly chose tunes by U.S. jazz musicians and gave them a Brazilian twist. Among them was Fuego by trumpeter Donald Byrd.
Tropical is said to be one of the rarest of all Brazilian LPs. A copy sold for north of $300 on eBay several years ago.
There was a brief re-release on CD and LP by the British label Whatmusic in 2005, but the reissues also now command premium prices. Whatmusic has made Tropical available as a download, but apparently only in the U.K. iTunes appears to be one of the few sources.
Here's another track from Tropical.