Bossa Nova translated as the "new beat" or "the new style", grew out of Rio De Janeiro in 1958. The instigators were a handful of artists with a desire to break from tradition, developing the samba rhythms with the influence of cool American jazz to find a music with such a warm soul and natural rhythm that no-one can help but tap and sway to its beat. Bossa Nova is palm trees swaying, it is like melting sugar in hot coffee, it is the setting sun and warm sand underfoot. It is the sound and beat of Brazil, it is one of the world's coolest musical styles and it remains to this day one of the world's great musical treasures.
This excellent collection released by Rare Groove label is a blinding batch of rare bossa and samba tracks, mostly all of 60s vintage, from a blend of American and Brazilian sources. There's loads of great cuts on here that have gotten lost on LPs over the years – and titles include "Groovy Samba" by Cannonball Adderley, "Bossa Nova Ova" by Billy Mitchell Quintet, "Sambou Sambou" by The G/9 Group, "Os Grilos" by Walter Wanderley, "Onde Anda O Meu Amor" by Bossa Tres, "Vai Pr'a Frente" by Os Copa Vips, "Caminho De Casa" by Joao Donato, "Oo Oo Bossa Nova" by Milt Jackson, "Boranda" by Sergio Mendes, "Mas Que Nada" by Oscar Peterson, and "Batucada Sergiu" by Luiz Carlos Vinhas. The Vol. 4 also contains the bonus tracks "Bossa" by Donald Byrd, "Corcovado" by Stan Getz and Laurindo Almeida, and "Sausalito" by Dave Pike. Dusty Groove America