Jazz and Bossa Nova - Gilberto, Jobim, Bonfa, Getz (1958 - 1963)

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Fueled by the 1959 international release of the movie "Black Orpheus" and through reports from US jazz players returning from South American tours, the Brazilian music bossa nova (Portugese for "new trend" or "new wave") found its way into American jazz in the early 1960s, becoming a permanent part of the jazz fusion. Stan Getz, in particular, appreciated bossa nova as the interaction between cool jazz and samba and collaborated successfully with many of the pioneers of the new music, including Luis Bonfa, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • João Gilberto Septet "Bim Bom" from Chega De Saudade (Odean) 2:09
  • João Gilberto Septet "Chega De Saudade" from Chega De Saudade (Odean) 3:23
  • Host speaks 5:19
  • Luiz Bonfá solo "Manha De Carnaval (Part 2)" from Black Orpheus (Epic) 7:05
  • Wayne Shorter Quintet "Black Orpheus" from Wayning Moments (Vee-Jay) 8:36
  • Host speaks 13:06
  • Stan Getz— Charlie Byrd Sextet "Samba Dees Days" from The Norton Collection (Norton) 17:11
  • Stan Getz—Charlie Byrd Sextet "Samba De Una Nota Só" from Jazz Samba (Verve) 20:44
  • Host speaks 26:53
  • Dizzy Gillespie Septet "Desafinado" from Dizzy on the French Riviera (Philips) 27:46
  • Gil Evans Orchestra "Corcovado" from Quiet Nights (Columbia) 31:06
  • Coleman Hawkins Septet "Stumpy Bossa Nova" from Desafinado (Impulse) 33:46
  • Host speaks 36:15
  • Stan Getz -Luiz Bonfa Septet "Insensatez (How Insensitive)" from Jazz Samba Encore (Verve) 39:25
  • Stan Getz -João Gilberto Quintet with Astrud Gilberto "The Girl From Ipanema" from Getz/Gilberto (Verve) 42:45
  • Host speaks 48:03
  • Joe Henderson Quintet "Blue Bossa" from Page One (Blue Note) 48:53
  • Host Outro 56:47

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