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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 more words

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 more words


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 more words

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 more words

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 more words

TBT: On Bossa Nova and the Girl From Ipanema, the 1960’s hit that stayed.

Tun. Tun. Tun. Tun. Tun. *Queue Girl From Ipanema.*

Brazil—the land of soccer, samba, carnival, City of God, Zika virus, corruption, and impeachment. Wait, no—that’s not the point of this. 917 more words


Nouvelle Vague - Athol Brose

After a six-year hiatus, the critically-acclaimed bossa nova cover band, Nouvelle Vague is returning this fall with an anniversary album and brand new material. The project of French producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux, ‘Nouvelle Vague’ refers simultaneously to the French New Wave cinema movement of the 1960s, to the new wave music movement of the ’70s and ’80s, and to bossa nova (Portuguese for ‘new wave’), naturally. 164 more words