Tudo Bem! is an album by American jazz guitarist Joe Pass and percussionist Paulinho da Costa that was released in 1978. “After countless solo guitar albums for Pablo, Joe Pass performed this welcome change of [More]
Moondreams is an album by Brazilian keyboardist Walter Wanderley featuring performances recorded in 1969 and released on the CTI label. “Wanderley’s second album during Creed Taylor’s A&M residency opens with a bang, a fantastic rendition [More]
“This popular set matches the brilliant harmonica player Toots Thielemans with such top Brazilian performers as Ivan Lins, Djavan, Oscar Castro-Neves, Dori Caymmi, Ricardo Silveira, João Bosco, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, Caetano Veloso, Luiz Bonfá, [More]
Bossa Nova is a 2004 Brazilian jazz album by jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli, who is typically known for his swing guitar skills. While not Brazilian, he has always enjoyed the music and therefore wanted to [More]
This recording is a true gem in Charlie Byrd‘s extensive discography. What makes it special is that there is a de-emphasis on bossa nova (there are still a few tunes), freeing up Byrd to explore [More]
Track listing: A1 Brazil (A. Barroso, S.K. Russell) 4:40 A2 Copacabana (H. Mann) 6:55 A3 Minha Saudade (J. Donato, J. Gilberto) 5:12 B1 B.N. Blues (H. Mann) 2:50 B2 One Note Samba (A.C. Jobin, J. Hendricks, N. Mendonça) 4:26 B3 Me Faz Recorar (W. Salter) 7:55 Personnel: [More]
Charlie Byrd at the Village Vanguard is a live album by American jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd featuring tracks recorded at the Village Vanguard in 1961 and released on the Riverside label in 1963. The album [More]
Bossa Nova Stories is the 19th studio album by Brazilian jazz singer and pianist Eliane Elias. The album is a tribute to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bossa nova music style. Allmusic awarded the [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]