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Dexter Payne Quintet: Jazz for All (Jazz Forró)

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Dexter Payne plays clarinet with an easy, warm and conversational style. It never sounds like he's pushing or stretching toward the next note, but more like he kind of just lets the next note flow out from this one. On Jazz For All, Payne and his quintet flow through Brazilian choro from a unique, multi-cultured and ...

Bossacucanova: The Best of Bossacucanova

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Few bands have built upon the legacy of their chosen field the way that Bossacucanova has advanced the music of their native Brazil. Their story begins about two decades ago, when three amigos--DJ Marcelinho DaLua, Alex Moreira and Marcio Menescal, son of bossa nova pioneer Roberto Menescal--began remixing classic 1960s bossa nova just for the fun ...

Jazz in Its Present Tents

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Jazz sets up camp throughout different geographies--and centuries.

Bossacucanova
The Best of Bossacucanova
Six Degrees Records
2016

Few bands have built upon the legacy of their chosen field the way that Bossacucanova has advanced the music of their native Brazil. Their story begins about two ...

BossaCucaNova: Our Kind of Bossa

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Our Kind of Bossa celebrates fifteen fun years of BossaCucaNova, one of Brazil's most adventurous contemporary ensembles (and was also timed to coincide with Brazil hosting the 2014 soccer World Cup). These eleven tracks fuse the electro-bossa nova for which the group is best known with samba and other dance rhythms from their homeland, and celebrate ...

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Electro-Bossa Pioneers BossaCucaNova Release "Our Kind Of Bossa"

Celebrating fifteen years together, Brazilian electro-bossa pioneers BossaCucaNova have released Our Kind of Bossa on Six Degrees Records. Our Kind of Bossa is a true testament to the BossaCucaNova founding trio: DJ Dalua, Alex Moreira and Marcio Menescal (son of bossa nova pioneer Roberto Menescal). Blending the electro-bossa they have become known for while folding in ...

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Electro-Bossa Pioneers BossaCucaNova Return with "Our Kind of Bossa" on February 18th

As the world is getting ready to put all eyes on Brazil for this year's World Cup, one of the country's own musical treasures, BossaCucaNova will set the stage with their brand new release of Our Kind Of Bossa on February 18 (Six Degrees Records). The eleven tracks are an irresistible fusion of the electro-bossa nova ...

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Continuum, A Journey Through Jazz: "Caliente Chill"

Continuum, A Journey Through Jazz: "Caliente Chill"

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Continuum, A Journey Through Jazz
Episode 18: “Caliente Chill" Hosted and Produced by J. Scott Fugate, “The Jazz Evangelist" As always, it's absolutely free, completely legal, rich CD quality, fun for the whole family, and available to listen to right here. In the heat of mid-August, with summer vacations coming to a close, I ...