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.
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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
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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
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Stan Getz Charlie Byrd Sextet "Samba Dees Days" from The Norton Collection (Norton) 17:11
Stan GetzCharlie Byrd Sextet "Samba De Una Nota Só" from Jazz Samba (Verve) 20:44
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Dizzy Gillespie Septet "Desafinado" from Dizzy on the French Riviera (Philips) 27:46
Gil Evans Orchestra "Corcovado" from Quiet Nights (Columbia) 31:06
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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