Various Artists: Blue Bossa - Cool Cuts From The Tropics vol 2
The first Blue Bossa compilation mined the more obvious successes. This volume skips back to 1954 and trombonist J J Johnson's early but proudly-latin Old Devil Moon, and forward to 1975 for vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson's itchily irresistible La Malanga. And alongside Lou Rawls schmoozing through Joao and Astrud Gilberto's Girl From Ipanema there's hard bop pianist Horace Parlan out-percussing his band from 1962's Heading South, and the inimitable trumpet effects of Lee Morgan chasing Joe Henderson's tenor around Billy Higgins widescreen drums from 1965.
Stan Getz may have broken through when he joined Charlie Byrd and Joao and Astrud to record Girl From Ipanema and Jobim's Desafinado on 1962's Jazz Samba, but Mick Hucknall, acid jazz and the loungecore scene prove that there's plenty of good wine left in the bossa bottle.
Record Label: Blue Note Records