Archive for March, 2008

Rosa Passos – Aguas de Marcos

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
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Rosa Passos is a cool and soulful bossa nova singer that has carried the sound into the new age.  She is trendy and exciting and reminds me of a modern day Nat King Cole with the rhythms and ebs and flows of her voice.

Walter Wanderley – Compilation

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Walter Wanderly was born in Recife, Brazil and is best known for his skills on the organ, piano and his excellent lounge and bossa nova music. In the 1960s he recorded three albums on the Verve record label.

The albums titled, “Rainforest“, “Cheganca” and “A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness” were all recorded in the United States. Walter received major success but has since died of cancer in 1986.

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Chico Buarque – Ela Desatinou

Monday, March 10th, 2008

 Fransisco Buarque de Hollanda is better known to his fans as Chico Buarque. He is a great signer, musician and writer and his music is bets known for its commentary on Brazil’s social, economic anc cultural reality.

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Astrud Gilberto – Agua De Beber

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Astrud Gilberto is a fantastic Brazilian artist that creates brilliant music in the Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz and Brazilian Jazz styles. She’s best known for her Grammy Award winning song, “The Girl From Ipanema.” 

She has recorded and performed with such greats as Stan Getz and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Enjoy one of my favorite songs by her, Agua De Beber.

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