bossa jazz : the birth of hard bossa, samba jazz & the evolution of brazilian fusion 1962-73
exploring the brazilian jazz groups & artists at the centre of the bossa nova explosion of the early 1960s.
pioneering music known as ‘samba jazz’ or ‘hard bossa’, groups such as the sergio mendes trio, tamba trio, quarteto novo, bossa tres & zimbo trio feature alongside the greatest instrumentalists of the era in brazil - dom um romao, raul de souza, baden powell, edson machado, joao donato & more. at the end of the 1960s many brazilian artists left their native country for the u.s., leading to an explosion in fusion where brazilian music met jazz & this album also includes the work of the most successful of these artists such as airto moreira (who played in miles davis’ group) & deodato. fascinating sleevenotes contextualise the music in its political & social context within both brazil & the united states.