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    Posted: January 09 2007 at 11:02

Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto (Verve 1964)

Bossa Nova is the name of the  movement created at the end of the 50's by some Rio (the cityWink) students among them Joao Gilberto, who kind of invented the movement together with composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. This progressive movement, renewing with the popular samba tradition took in  elements from Jazz music (syncopated rhythms against the binary samba rhythms) and sophisticated the popular Brazilian music. In the beginning of the 60's the  colaboration of Gilberto & Jobim with US tenor sax player Stan Getz brought a worldwide success to the Bossa Nova music. Unfortunately nowadays 'Bossa Nova' is  largely used as lounge music( I suppose outside of Brazil), but try to listen to it with prog ear and you will discover or rediscover the beauty and progness of Jobim's compositions, Gilberto's guitar playing, Getz's Sax, and Astrud Gilberto's voice.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2007 at 16:05
I don't know the purpose of this thread but as I saw that cover I realized how awful it would be not to recommend every living soul to get that cd. Is beautiful. The sensuality, the warmth, but also the musical pue beauty of brazilian music with jazz elements (of course marvelous bossa nova) has to be a staple in every one's collection.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2007 at 17:30
I have a copy. Yes, beautiful indeed. A must have item.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2007 at 18:44

Ironic that one of the huge influences of the bossa nova early guys was Stan Kenton's Progressive Jazz... in certain senses, bossa nova is progressive music but not prog-rock!

I'll change the name of this thread... later I'll inform the starter. Smile

 

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2007 at 18:56
This is the album (LP) that uplifted the bossa-nova movement:
 
 
Elizete (or Elizeth) Cardoso (1920-1990) wasn't really a bossa-nova singer but a great dame of traditional samba, with a marvelous sweet voice. She was already a diva, nicknamed "A Divina" (The Divine) in 1958 when she recorded this album with songs by Jobim & Vinícius and having João Gilberto as guest and she gave authority to the new movement.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2007 at 19:00
Os Mutantes! The closest thing I listen to bossa novo but I love their sound.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2007 at 19:04
I like the brazilian jazz like Marcos Ariel,Azymuth,Zil,etc
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2007 at 21:49
 
     I've been a Jobim fan since the early 70's, and was glad to see his full catalogue released on CD.  It's NOT easy listening music!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2007 at 21:51
I specially love Jobim's "Desafinado"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2007 at 03:28
I delved deeper into bossa nova for the first time in my life, I was very pleasantly surprised with artists like Bebel Gilberto and Toquinho.

I'm just listening one of the most gorgeous songs ever written, Toquinho's Aquarela...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2007 at 06:16
Originally posted by clarke2001 clarke2001 wrote:

I delved deeper into bossa nova for the first time in my life, I was very pleasantly surprised with artists like Bebel Gilberto and Toquinho.

I'm just listening one of the most gorgeous songs ever written, Toquinho's Aquarela...
 
Toquinho and his friend the poet & musician Vinicius De Moraes are among my favourite Brazilian artists. The records they recorded together are stunning.There are a lot of excellent compilations of their ckassic tracks.
 
Vinicius & Toquinho Import
 
BTW Toquinho released in the 80s also a  beautiful record, mainly sung in Italian 'Aquarello'.
 
and speaking about friends...
 
more great 'Bossa Nova'
 
and another classic by Jobim released on the Jazz label CTI, which shows (apart from his talent as a songwriter) his great talent as composer with influences by French  Impressionist composers like Ravel & Debussy.
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 12 2007 at 19:08
Tom Jobim - Corcovado
 
 
The cello player is Jacques Morelenbaum from A BARCA DO SOL (band here in PA).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2007 at 06:06
another great Bossa record : Quincy Jones : Bossa Nova (Verve 1962)
with great brass and wind arrangements
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2007 at 19:25
Recommended for all ages... Smile
 
Elis Regina & Tom Jobim (1974)
 
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