Bossa nova (literally "new thing") became the name of this seductively syncopated sound of love that peaked in popularity in the mid-'60s. Today, the music is enjoying a resurgence of interest not only in classic bossa nova recordings being reissued on CD but also in recent bossa nova recordings, including those by a new generation of Brazilian artists who add hip hop, drum 'n' bass beats and LP samples to the traditional bossa nova sound.
Luscious framework of traditional bossa novasteamy rhythms, bittersweet melodies.
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Stunningly seductive record, possibly Jobim's best. Includes instant standards "Wave" and "Triste".
When bossa nova seemed in danger of being written off as a fad, this classic album came out and made it a permanent part of music.
Antonio Carlos Jobim
The Composer Plays
In his first American album, Jobim presents a dozen of his songs, each one destined to become a standard an astounding batting average. Includes "Desafinado," "Corcovado," "The Girl From Ipanema," "Meditation,""One Note Samba," and others.
Joao Voz E Violao
With just his voice and his guitar, Gilberto fills the heart and head with enough musical force to equal a symphony orchestra.
This classic session launched the bossa nova craze in the early '60s and helped introduce Antonio Carlos Jobim's music to the United States.
Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus
Cover versions of tunes from the Antonio Carlos Jobim/Luiz Bonfa score for the film Black Orpheus.
Swinger from Rio/Beat of Brazil
Some of the best jazz bossa from one of the art's best assimilators and accompanists: a 1966 American set with Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Hubert Laws and Jobim and a 1967 Brazilian set with some of the music's best originators. Shimmering, sensual and worthy - still.
Henderson avoids Jobim's best-known songs in favor of some of his more obscure (but equally rewarding) melodies.
The Brasil Project, Vol. 2
Guitarist, harmonica player, and whistler Toots Thielemans' successful followup to the critically acclaimed Brasil Project.