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The Jim Josselyn Group: Brazilian Sunflower

Read "Brazilian Sunflower" reviewed by Dave Hughes


The Jim Josselyn Group’s Brazilian Sunflower isn’t so much about Brazilian music as it’s title suggests; perhaps it’s the sunflower itself that’s Brazilian. True, the title tune and the closer do have that gentle lilting samba feel, but I would describe this more as jazz with a Brazilian influence rather than the other way around. But categorizations aside, this outing is pure contemporary straight-ahead enjoyment.

And it’s nice stuff. After the two-minute “Prelude,” the remaining songs are long enough (seven ...


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