Blue Note Plays Bossa Nova

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
If only this terrific triple-disc set would get released here in the States! EMI Italy digs into the Blue Note catalog for this rich assortment of samba and bossa tunes both old and new, revealing -- once again -- the seemingly endless wealth of material resting stealthily in the Blue Note vaults. Assembled aesthetically rather than chronologically, each disc is its own veritable mixtape featuring both nuggets and rather obscure takes on the great Brazilian art form. In other words, over these 45 cuts, you either have an entire afternoon's or evening's listen or a delightful, sensual, and breezy hour of delight ahead. Some of the many highlights on disc one include Willie ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
If only this terrific triple-disc set would get released here in the States! EMI Italy digs into the Blue Note catalog for this rich assortment of samba and bossa tunes both old and new, revealing -- once again -- the seemingly endless wealth of material resting stealthily in the Blue Note vaults. Assembled aesthetically rather than chronologically, each disc is its own veritable mixtape featuring both nuggets and rather obscure takes on the great Brazilian art form. In other words, over these 45 cuts, you either have an entire afternoon's or evening's listen or a delightful, sensual, and breezy hour of delight ahead. Some of the many highlights on disc one include Willie Bobo's "Bossa Nova in Blue" and Lou Rawls' unlikely but effective "Girl from Ipanema," along with Duke Pearson's "Sandalia Dela." Then, shifting over to the second disc, one finds treasures such as the Jazz Crusaders' vintage read of "Ontem a Noite," pianist Eliane Elias' "Chega de Saudade," and Joe Henderson's "Blue Bossa." Meanwhile, disc three plays host to Peggy Lee singing "Little Boat," Jackie McLean's "Bluesanova," and Blossom Dearie's trademark version of "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars." In terms of contextual weight, the set makes a rather strong argument for bossa nova and samba being real pillars of jazz: they offer a very different body of standards in contrast to the overfished waters of the American Songbook, but these forms more often than not contains songs so well written that they become inspirations for improvisation and reinterpretation without losing their mystery or charm, in addition to providing structural forms for new compositions. Given that this is a rather inexpensive box, and doesn't rely on the masters themselves to "beef it up," it's almost impossible not to see it as somehow essential.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/2/2008
  • Label: EMI Japan
  • EAN: 4988006865716
  • Catalog Number: 70545/7
  • Sales rank: 340,196

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Girl from Ipanema - Lou Rawls (4:25)
  2. 2 Recado Bossa Nova - Hank Mobley (8:11)
  3. 3 Batida Diferente - Cannonball Adderley & the Bossa Rio Sextet (3:25)
  4. 4 One Note Samba - Nancy Wilson (2:00)
  5. 5 Rio (6:10)
  6. 6 Sandalia Dela (3:30)
  7. 7 Corcovado - Grant Green (5:56)
  8. 8 Blue Samba - Ike Quebec (5:15)
  9. 9 Sao Paulo - Kenny Dorham (7:18)
  10. 10 Congalegre - Horace Parlan (4:21)
  11. 11 How Insensitive (Insensatez) - Nancy Wilson (3:06)
  12. 12 Bossa Nova in Blue (2:43)
  13. 13 Samba de Orfeu - Charlie Rouse (6:17)
  14. 14 Rosa Morena (4:33)
  15. 15 Brazilian Suite - Michel Petrucciani (6:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Blue Bossa - Joe Henderson (7:58)
  2. 2 Atabaque - Laurindo Almeida (2:48)
  3. 3 Samba Do Avaio - Bud Shank (3:02)
  4. 4 Triste (4:41)
  5. 5 The Dolphin - Jacky Terrasson (6:05)
  6. 6 Waters of March (4:29)
  7. 7 Rio de Majo (4:27)
  8. 8 My Love Waits (5:55)
  9. 9 Book's Bossa - Donald Byrd (6:52)
  10. 10 Velhos Tempos - Charlie Rouse (4:48)
  11. 11 Ontem a Noite (4:18)
  12. 12 Manha de Carnaval - Ron Carter (5:57)
  13. 13 Chega de Saudade - Eliane Elias (3:50)
  14. 14 Bossa - Chick Corea (4:44)
  15. 15 Dindi - Jackie Allen (4:37)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Samba Saravah (3:49)
  2. 2 Swingin' the Samba - Horace Silver Quintet (5:17)
  3. 3 Little Boat (O Barquinho) - Peggy Lee (2:09)
  4. 4 Cristo Redentor - Donald Byrd (5:42)
  5. 5 Wave - Stanley Turrentine (8:13)
  6. 6 Garota de Ipanema - Eliane Elias (3:53)
  7. 7 How Insensitive - Biréli Lagrène (7:09)
  8. 8 Favela - Ike Quebec (4:01)
  9. 9 O Amor Em Paz - Cannonball Adderley & the Bossa Rio Sextet (7:48)
  10. 10 Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) - Blossom Dearie (2:53)
  11. 11 Triste - Earl Klugh (2:07)
  12. 12 Agua de Beber - Tania Maria (5:34)
  13. 13 Upa Neguinho (2:00)
  14. 14 Bluesanova - Jackie McLean (7:29)
  15. 15 Blue Bossa - Bobby McFerrin (5:57)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Ray Barretto Composer
Luiz Bonfá Composer
Dorival Caymmi Composer
Ivan Lins Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Kenny Dorham Composer
Duke Pearson Composer
Houston Person Composer
Michel Petrucciani Composer
Ike Quebec Composer
Wayne Shorter Composer
Horace Silver Composer
Cedar Walton Composer
Gene Lees Composer
Walter Booker Composer
Baden Powell Composer
Chick Corea Composer
Luíz Eça Composer
Mauricio Einhorn Composer
Durval Ferreira Composer
Clare Fischer Composer
Bill Frisell Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Jon Hendricks Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Steve Kroon Composer
Antônio Maria Composer
Pierre Barouh Composer
Ray Gilbert Composer
Payton Crossley Composer
Newton Mendonça Composer
Heckel Tavares Composer
Luiz Antonio Composer
Djalma Ferreira Composer
Luis Claudio Composer
Alexendre Gnatalli Composer
Jack Manno Composer
Eduardo Lobo Composer
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