Antonio Carlos Jobim's incredible bossa nova, born of the samba, continues to attract musicians.
Antonio Carlos Jobim's incredible bossa nova, born of the samba, continues to attract musicians. This compilation provides a major clue as to the present state of samba and bossa nova in Brazil and beyond. Jussara Silveira and Quarteto Jobim-Morelenbaum ply the classic bossa nova sound on "Eu e o Meu Amor" and "Lá Vem a Baiana." Rosa Passos captures the maximum cool of João Gilberto's bossa nova style on "É Luxo Só." Da Lata, a multi-national quartet that works in England, brings a London club vibe to the samba "Cores." Composer/performer Jairzinho Oliveira obviously heard enough rap and funk while at the Berklee School of Music to put a unique spin on the samba "Papo de Psicólogo," while Márcio Faraco's cover of the elegant tune "Faitiço Da Vila" is a terrific evocation of the samba-cançao style.—PVV