Yes it is spelled 'Brasil'
Any of you here listen to his music?
I have gone over-board listening to his music and other 60s-70s Brazilian artist and lounge music.
Sergio Mendes has been recording albums since 1961 and has continued non-stop into the new millennium.
His most popular stuff was with Brasil '66 and Brasil '77.
He did many cover tunes including the Beatles. He can pull them off pretty well adding a Brazilian flavor.
For those who can appreciate good music, pick up one of his older albums. Stay away from the 1980s stuff. It's pretty awful.
I recommend picking up this one first as an introductory album. (Below)