This electrifying bossa nova version of ten great songs from the West Side Story admirably showcases Bill Barron's triple-threat talent as soloist, arranger, and leader. Bill's relaxed, long-lined solos on tenor saxophone confirm him as a member of that school of "hard-nosed" lyricism wich includes Miles Davis, Stan Getz and Bill Evans.
A really cool bit of bossa jazz from reedman Buddy Collette – an artist who's not as well associated with the genre as Stan Getz or Paul Desmond – but who really cooks nicely here! The setting is relatively lean and groovy – with guitar from Howard Roberts, bass from Mel Pollan, and percussion from Leo Acosta and Darias – both of whom bring a nice sort of west coast vibe to the set, one that's different from some of the Verve bossa modes of the time. Jim Helms handled the arrangements, with a nice airy sort of mode – and Buddy plays both tenor and flute, on titles that include "Nao Pode Ser", "Porque De Moras", "A Pele Do Marfin", "A Meie Noite", "Samba Da Tartaruga", and "Amor Levado".
The Story of Bossa Nova features 20 remastered original recordings from the late '50s/early '60s combined with a few modern interpretations of the genre, including 14 tracks written by composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Taken from the vast EMI-Odeon archive of classic Brazilian music, this introductory set includes Marcos Valle's "Samba De Verao," Sylvia Telles' "Dindi," and the pre-Astrud Gilberto version of "Girl From Ipanema" by Pery Ribeiro.
With just three albums to her credit, Adele has become the most popular female singer of the 21st century. It was only a matter of time before her fantastic catalog received the Electro-Bossa treatment. The most recent volume of our hit series features the biggest hits from Adele's repertoire including Set Fire To The Rain, Someone Like You, Chasing Pavements and Hello among many others, who become brand new songs with recreations by Michelle Simonal, São Vicente Feat. Shelly Sony, Banda Do Sul Feat. Natascha, Amazonics and Scubba Feat. Anekka. With luxurious artwork, Bossa N'Rihanna is another essential addition to your lounge music collection.
Barbados superstar Rihanna receives the Electro-bossa treatment in the most recent volume of our most popular collection. The album features all the essential hits from Rihanna’s repertoire, from early classic like Umbrella and Diamonds to her most recent chart-toppers This Is What You Came For and Needed Me effortlessly transformed into bossa nova classics by Amazonics, Michelle Simonal, Groove Da Praia and Jingo among many others. With remastered sound and luxurious artwork, Bossa N’Rihanna is another essential addition to your lounge collection.