Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Recording Review: Joao Gilberto, Walter Wanderley and Sergio Mendes - "Bossa Nova: Four Classic Albums"

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Recording Review: Joao Gilberto, Walter Wanderley and Sergio Mendes - "Bossa Nova: Four Classic Albums"

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Bossa Nova

Four Classic Albums

Avid Jazz AMSC 1222

Joao Gilberto - Brazil's Brilliant

Samba De Una Nota So/Doralice/So Em Teus Bracos/Trevo De 4 Folhas (I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover)/Se E Tarde Me Perdoa/Um Abraco No Bonfa/Meditacao/O Pato/Corcovado/Discussao/Amor Certinho/Outra Vez (Jobim)

Walter Wanderley - Sucessos Dancantes em Ritmo de Romance E Dai?/O Apito no Samba/Gimba/Io/Baby Rock/Quem E?/Oh! Carol/ Perfume De Gardenia/Quero Beijar-Te As Maos/A Noite Do Meu Bem/Fim De Caso/Castigo

Sergio Mendes - Dance Moderno

Oba-La-La (Gilberto)/Love For Sale/Tristeza De Nos Dois/What Is This Thing Called Love?/Olhou Para Mim/Satin Doll/Tema Sem Palavras/On Green Dolphin Street/Outra Vez/Disa/Nica's Dream/Diagonal

Joao Gilberto - The Boss of the Boss Nova

Boinha De Papel/Samba De Minha Terra/Saudade Da Bahia/O Barquinho /A Primeira Vez/Amor Em Paz/Voce E Eu/Insensatez/Trenzinho/Presente De Natal/Coisa Mais Linda/Este Seu Olhar

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Bossa Nova, a type of Brazilian music, most popular in the 50s and 60s, is a fusion of jazz and samba. The term first appeared in the 1959 Antonio Carlos Jobim composition, Desafinado. The genre combines harmony, melody, and rhythm with a subdued vocal. The Avid Bossa Nova collection includes four of these early bossa nova records, recorded and released in Brazil by some of the giants of the movement before they became international stars.

Brazil's Brilliant Joao Gilberto, also known as O Amor, O Sorriso e u Flor, or The Love, The Smile, and the Flower, is the record that started it all for bossa nova in America. Released in 1961, this record introduced several Jobim classics to North American audiences. It was the combination of cool jazz and samba, the outstanding contributions of Antonio Carlos Jobim's songs and arrangements, and Gilberto's guitar style that make this one of the best bossa nova albums ever released. One Note Samba, Corcovado, O Pato, Outra Vez, and eight other classics. Although only half the record was written by Jobim, the other half has songs written by Gilberto, Dorival Caymmi and other brilliant writers, making this one a classic release.

Walter Wanderley's O Sucesso E Samba, was his second album, released in Brazil in 1961 on the Odeon label. …

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