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Bossa Nova with Baden Powell & Stephane Grappelli

Bossa Nova

Bossa nova was invented and popularized in the 1950s and 1960s.  It is a fusion of the samba and jazz.  Composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luis Bonfa invented the form and helped to popularize it. 241 palabras más

Stephane Grappelli


Tam Tam Tam Reimagined is the second album to come from Gilles Peterson’s Sonzeira project. Overseen by the legendary DJ and record collector, this second album picks up where the first one left off. 387 palabras más

Killer Bossa Nova

For my 99th puzzle on this blog, I revisited my archives and brought out another Killer Bossa Nova, designed in October 2007.


Standard Bossa Nova… 21 palabras más


May I recommend my favorite album of fifty guitars playing at once?

By who else? – The multi-instrumental recording vangaurd, Mr. Tommy Garrett. Seen here during a white hot session with THE MONKEES.

Regarding all “Fifty (whatevers)” records: if you find yourself wanting to further explore this unique, sometimes genius, sometimes queasy making lost sub-genre of instrumental lounge… 104 palabras más

GETZ-GILBERTO (Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto)


Yep, this is that record, the one that opens with “The Girl From Impanema” on side one. A terrific LP that in 1964 brought together Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto and perfectly fused bossa nova and jazz, forever setting a standard for that genre. 337 palabras más

Record Collecting

Waters of March revisited

The advent of the Rio Olympics has given me a good excuse to link some of my favourite Brazilian music on Twitter. This one is slightly different: the multilingual… 23 palabras más