Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bossa Nova & Samba

Chega de Saudade (1958)
"Big Band Jazz Brazil" performs the classic Chega de Saudade (No More Blues), the first Bossa Nova song written by “Tom” Jobim; lyricist was Vinicius de Moraes, who was working in Montevideo, Uruguay, at the time, so Jobim and Moraes composed several bossa nova songs over the telephone. The hey-day of Bossa Nova ("new trend" in Portuguese) was 1958-1963.
Mili Vizcaino, vocals (not revealed in the video until the one minute mark)

The recordings of Stan Getz and Antonio Carlos (“Tom”) Jobim during the 1960s set in motion an international craze for Latin Jazz, particularly samba and bossa-nova.

One Note Samba
Garry Mulligan (on clarinet!) learns the intricacies of samba rhythms from Antonio Carlos Jobim (known by Brazilians as “Tom,” and not pronounced at all as in English). The rare video footage was recorded in Mulligan’s own apartment.

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