One of the least known jazz-bossa albums was Buddy Collette’s Bossa Nova, recorded in 1962 for Los Angeles’s Crown label. The flutist and saxophonist was joined by Howard Roberts (g), Jim Helms (g,arr,cond), Mel Pollan [More]
AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden: Zoot Sims and guitarist Jim Hall are the featured soloists in this collection of bossa nova charts by either Al Cohn or Manny Albam. With two separate all-star large ensembles [More]
It Could Only Happen with You is the final album by American pianist and arranger Duke Pearson featuring performances recorded in 1970 but not released on the Blue Note label until 1974. AllMusic Review by [More]
AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden: Pianist Dick Hyman wrote the arrangements for this Brazilian-flavored date, which has a fair amount of other high caliber jazz talent: flugelhornists Clark Terry and Joe Wilder, Phil Bodner on [More]
Big Band Bossa Nova is a 1962 bossa nova album by American impresario, jazz composer, trumpeter, arranger and record producer Quincy Jones and his band. It features the popular number “Soul Bossa Nova.” The title [More]
A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness is an album by Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley, recorded in September 1966. It was released by Verve Records at the height of the Bossa Nova craze in the [More]
The music here is what veteran jazz fans call “real tasty.” There’s a lot to savor, from the romanticism of bossas to the frisson of up-tempo bop to the deep blue luminosity of Ellington’s “Azure,” [More]
“Bossa Antigua” (Paul Desmond). From the album “Bossa Antigua” (1965). Personnel: Paul Desmond – alto saxophone Jim Hall – guitar Eugene Wright – bass Connie Kay – drums _____________________________ Released: 1965 RCA Studio A, New [More]
Henry Mancini Em Bossa Nova (1967). Track listing: 1 Champagne And Quail 2 Charade 3 Days Of Wine And Roses 4 Royal Blue 5 Megeve 6 Moon River 7 Sally’s Tomato 8 Breakfast At Tiffany’s [More]
AllMusic Review by John Bush: The Brazilian organist whose sound was more recognizable than any other organist, Walter Wanderley recorded often during the ’60s for Verve labels, including his biggest hit, 1966’s “Samba de Verão.” [More]