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Jazz's symbiotic relationship with Brazil's bossa nova is well-known. Lesser known are the many non-Brazilian jazz artists who took elements from North American models and modified them as they saw fit. This episode explores albums recorded by artists from Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, and... well, Brazil, because too few people know what four Tamba's add up to these days. Pop matters includes a discussion of live jazz shows seen by each of the boys as well as more Dylan, 'cause Mike's just fixated that way at the moment.


  • Discussion of Jose Lopez Ruiz's album El Grito (Sony) 6:31
  • Discussion of Virgilio Armas' album De Repente (Bandcamp) 26:00
  • Discussion of Vigilio Amras' album Espejismo (We Are Busybodies) 37:17
  • Discussion of Matias Pizarro's album Pelo De Rata (Altercat) 46:48
  • Discussion of Tamba 4's album We and the Sea (CTI) 58:42
  • Pop Matters 1:11:15

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