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Backgrounder: Roberto Menescal - A Nova Bossa


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Guitarist-composer Roberto Menescal is one of the bossa nova's pioneers. Though his songs were recorded by other artists years earlier, his first leadership album, A Nova Bossa, was released in 1964 and it was a stunner. The album featured Roberto Menescal (g), Henri Ackselrud (fl), Eumir Deodato (p), Ugo Marotta (vib), Sérgio Barrozo (b) and João Palma (d), with arrangements by Eumir Deodato, Roberto Menescal and Ugo Marotta.

The 12 tracks are Samba De Verão, Aruanda, Só Tinha De Ser Com Você, Verão, Não Bate Coração, Você, Adriana, Bolinha De Papel, A Morte De Um Deus De Sal, Inverno, Peter And Paulus and Negro.

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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