Future Loops is proud to present Total Bossa Nova, a magnificent sample pack that brings you the best of Bossa Nova music with over 2 GB of original loops. Bossa Nova is a music genre that originated in Brazil and gained worldwide popularity in the 60’s, through the music of genius composers such as Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim. With roots in the Samba, Bossa Nova uses less percussive elements and is heavily influenced by jazz music. It is well known for its sweet, summery melodies and smooth tone.
John Pizzarelli's love affair with the bossa nova stretched back over two decades prior to the making of this CD, which is his salute to the legendary João Gilberto. Accompanied by his regular group (pianist Ray Kennedy and bassist Martin Pizzarelli) and augmented by drummer Paulinho Braga and percussionist Jim Saporito, along with several others on selected tracks, Pizzarelli's soft, swinging vocals and strong but understated guitar work their magic throughout the session. While most of the pieces are Brazilian works, there are exceptions. Gershwin's "Fascinatin' Rhythm" is easily adapted into a bossa nova…
18 Tracks featuring Astrud Gilberto, Marcos Valle, Elis Regina & Others.
Digitally re-mastered reissue of Sergio's debut album with his trio. Initially, Sergio moved from Brazil to New York to work as pianist with Antonio Carlos Jobim and Art Farmer (amongst others). He recorded this album plus a second album entitled Girl from Ipanema before forming the band that would eventually become Brasil '66. Bossa Nova York is closer to authentic Brazilian music than his later, more commercial recordings and these early sides are adored by Jazz purists. Originally recorded in New York and released in 1964.