Bossa Nova Best

Bud Shank, Clare Fischer, Joe Pass - Brasamba! (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD08of8}

Bud Shank, Clare Fischer, Joe Pass - Brasamba! (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD08of8}
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© 1962, 2013 Pacific Jazz / Universal Japan | TOCJ-66628 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Bossa Nova / Cool / Latin Jazz

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. One of the greatest albums of Brazilian jazz that Bud Shank ever recorded — done with a style that's a lot more like some of the best bossa albums from Rio at the time! Bud's recorded in other bossa settings before — but there's something about this record that really gets the whole thing right — as Shank's alto and flute come into play with a killer combo that includes Clare Fischer on piano, Larry Bunker on vibes and drums, Joe Pass on guitar, and Milt Holland and Chuck Flores on percussion.
Bud Shank & Clare Fisher - Bossa Nova Jazz Samba (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD07of8}

Bud Shank & Clare Fisher - Bossa Nova Jazz Samba (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD07of8}
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© 1962, 2013 Pacific Jazz / Universal Japan | TOCJ-66627 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Bossa Nova / Cool / Latin Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A sublime little set all the way through – an early 60s date from the west coast scene – and one that was almost as important to that side of the country as the Verve bossa records were to New York! Bud Shank's in the lead on alto sax – no flute at all this time around – blowing sharp and soulfully, in a way that's even more deft than most of his other albums! But the equal star here is the young Clare Fischer – who plays piano in the group, and also contributed a host of original tunes to the set – fresh numbers that are way different than the usual "bossa-ized" standards, or American remakes of Brazilian classics. Ralph Pena is a key member of the group on bass – and Larry Bunker plays some vibes as well. Titles include "Joao", "Pensativa", "Samba Guapo", "Samba Da Borboleta", and "Que Mais?".
Clare Fischer - Manteca! (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD06of8}

Clare Fischer - Manteca! (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD06of8}
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© 1966, 2013 Pacific Jazz / Universal Japan | TOCJ-66626 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Hard Bop / World Fusion

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. One of our favorite albums ever from the great Clare Fischer – and one of the first to really show his special talents at their best! The sound here is a wonderful blend of jazz, Latin, and Brazilian modes – and in addition to piano, Clare plays plenty of organ on the date – which bristles with this cool, clear sound amidst larger backdrops that have a very driving feel!
Wanda De Sah - Softly! (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD05of8}

Wanda De Sah - Softly! (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD05of8}
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© 1965, 2013 Capitol / Universal Japan | TOCJ-66625 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Brazilian Pop / Bossa Nova / Latin

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A lost bossa classic from Wanda De Sah – aka Wanda Sa, the wife of Edu Lobo, and a singer who worked with Sergio Mendes in his pre-Brasil 66 days! The album's got a wonderfully laidback feel – languid, yet jazzy, with the feel of some of Astrud Gilberto's best work on Verve, yet with vocals that are possibly better – thanks to Wanda's pedigree in Brazilian pop. Recordings were done in California, not Rio – and arrangements are handled by the great Jack Marshall – who's got a strong ear for keeping things interesting with a mix of strings, Latin rhythms, and Capitol pop shadings.
The Sergio Mendes Trio & Wanda De Sah - Brasil '65 (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD04of8}

The Sergio Mendes Trio & Wanda De Sah - Brasil '65 (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD04of8}
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© 1965, 2013 Capitol / Universal Japan | TOCJ-66624 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Bossa Nova / Latin Jazz

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. That's Brasil 65, not Brasil 66 – a distinction that marks a key early stage for the great Sergio Mendes – heard here on one of his first albums to mix together bossa jazz and vocals! The approach here is a bit more like vintage bossa dates from Brazil – or a bit like some of the Verve bossa records too – as Sergio's core trio is at the heart of every tune, playing with a great jazzy approach – then augmented in different ways by alto and flute from Bud Shank, guitar from Rosinha De Valenca, and vocals from the lovely Wanda De Sah! Production is perfect – really in a classic Elenco Records mode – and titles include "Let Me", "Consolacao", "Tristeza Em Mim", "Muito A Vontade", "Reza", "Berimbau", and "Aquarius".
Stan Kenton - Artistry In Bossa Nova (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD03of8}

Stan Kenton - Artistry In Bossa Nova (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD03of8}
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© 1963, 2013 Capitol / Universal Japan | TOCJ-66623 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Bossa Nova / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz / Cool

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. This LP features the Stan Kenton Orchestra (during the period when it had a mellophonium section) performing some of its familiar standards and a few newer songs with a light Brazilian rhythm provided by percussionists Frank Guerrero and Milt Holland (Larry Bunker fills in for Holland on three songs). Although one might consider this project to be an example of Kenton jumping on the bandwagon (since the bossa nova fad was at its peak at the time), the music is quite enjoyable.
Guitars Unlimited - Quiet Nights & Brazilian Guitars (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD02of8}

Guitars Unlimited - Quiet Nights & Brazilian Guitars (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD02of8}
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© 1966, 2013 Capitol / Universal Japan | TOCJ-66622 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Bossa Nova / Soul Jazz / Brazilian Jazz / World Fusion

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A few short years ago the rich, subtle rhythms of Brazil's popular music swept north to dazzle the American musical scene with a tantalizing new sound. Today that sound has become a permanent part of our musical ways.
It is easy to see why, for Brazilian composers have a way of combining melody and rhythm in a meld that gives a feeling of romance to every note, an amorous message to every chord. And this is the spirit that Guitars Unlimited have captured in their first recording … an album of contemporary moods styled for listening today! No violins, no brass, no reeds, only soft guitars and gentle rhythm … and a program of romantic statements as welcome as spring's first sunlight.
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - The Happy People (1972) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD01of8}

The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - The Happy People (1972) {2013 Japan Jazz & Bossa Nova Best & More Series CD01of8}
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© 1972, 2013 Capitol / Universal Japan | TOCJ-66621 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Brazilian Jazz / Jazz Funk / World Fusion / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A really unique little album from Cannonball's all-great late years at Capitol – a session that features some strong influences from Brazilian music – "The Happy People" – and production from the legendary David Axelrod! The mix makes for a really unique little record – a set that isn't really bossa, but isn't regular Cannonball funk either – kind of a special hybrid of the two! Airto plays on the set, and contributed the great groover "The Happy People" – a long bit of funky samba that features George Duke on electric piano, and percussion and vocals by Airto himself.
Laurindo Almeida & The Bossa Nova Allstars - Viva Bossa Nova! (1962)

Laurindo Almeida & The Bossa Nova Allstars - Viva Bossa Nova! (1962)
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Although Laurindo Almeida was involved in many top notch authentic Bossa Nova albums, he was hardly a purist and didn’t mind mixing pop elements with Bossa Nova with the intent of reaching a broader audience. Such is the case with “Viva Bossa Nova!” from 1962, the rhythms are pure Bossa Nova, and they are expertly played, but the melodies come from popular movies and TV shows.
VA - The Bossa Nova: Exciting Jazz Samba Rhythms Vols. 1-6 (2000/2002)

VA - The Bossa Nova: Exciting Jazz Samba Rhythms Vols. 1-6 (2000/2002)
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Genre: world, bossa nova, jazz

The Bossa Nova: Exciting Jazz Samba Rhythms is a six-volume series of music highlighting some of the beautiful music of Brazil, shown by the artists of the country along with outsiders who too have fallen in love with the bossa nova. The first five volumes were released by Rare Groove Recordings in 2000 and due to its success, a sixth and final version was released two years later, highlighting some of the bossa nova music used in motion pictures. Some of the material are sourced from vinyl.