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I've been listening to Cannonball and Getz all day!!! All Bossa Novas!!!!!!!! I just love to listen to them and play them. It's the best beat ever invented!!!!!!! Am I the only one that loves them? or am I just a late bloomer as to how cool they are!!!!

When I hear them I picture breezy summer nights by the beach sipping cocktails with a beautiful woman. It would be cool to play a whole gig and do nothing but Bossa Novas all night no matter what!!!!
 

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I also like bossa novas. In fact I have a CD accompaniment containing Jobim's compositions which I play regularly. I wish I could have more of such CDs.
 

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Reminds me of a saying that you used to hear a lot in jazz circles: "Out like Bossa Nova!" There was a time, I guess, that folks were tired of hearing it.

Personally I like it as well. We try to do a couple every set.
 

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Bossas are great, love the relaxed feeling. I like all the Latin songs we play in Bigband.
Actually I'm listening to Dexters 'Manha de Carnival' several times a day now, want to start on it next week myself.
 

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Try the C/W bossa style I call Bossa Momma - "Crazy" and "I Fall to Pieces" each work well in that genre. It's not just a "jazz" thing, after all.
 

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Grumpie said:
Bossas are great, love the relaxed feeling. I like all the Latin songs we play in Bigband.
Actually I'm listening to Dexters 'Manha de Carnival' several times a day now, want to start on it next week myself.
Isn't that tune the same one as
"A Day in the Life of a Fool" AKA "Black Orpheus"???

How a tune came to be known with three different titles is beyond me.
 

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hgiles said:
Isn't that tune the same one as
"A Day in the Life of a Fool" AKA "Black Orpheus"???

How a tune came to be known with three different titles is beyond me.
Black Orpheus is the name of the movie it was originally featured in. It's the Orpheus legend set in Brazil during Carnival. Manha de Carnival is probably the Portugese (Brazillian) name for the tune, A Day in the life of a Fool is probably the English name for the tune.
 

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hakukani said:
Black Orpheus is the name of the movie it was originally featured in. It's the Orpheus legend set in Brazil during Carnival. Manha de Carnival is probably the Portugese (Brazillian) name for the tune, A Day in the life of a Fool is probably the English name for the tune.
Haku is right and it's not only different titles for the same song, there are also different lyrics. Wiki info
On the Gettin' Around album the Manha de Carnival title is used. Don't know why, but at the moment I can't get away from Dexter's version.
 

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playitfunky said:
Am I the only one that loves them? or am I just a late bloomer as to how cool they are!!!!
I love that Bossa Nova sound too, and have a lot. Here are some suggestions
that you may not have heard yet.

(*) Brazilliance, from 1953. Laurindo Almeida and Bud Shank do some
samba jazz that predates bossa nova.

(*) Before he got into the whole, uhhh, world/earth music thing, Paul Winter
did a bunch of bossa stuff that was nice.

(*) Stan Getz "Jazz Samba Encore" with Luis Bonfa, while good, has a great
song on it, Jobim's "O Morro Nao Tem Vez". I always wonder why this one
isn't covered as much as say, "Manha De Carnaval". For that matter,
there don't seem to be as many recordings of Ipanema, kind of odd.

(*) Ike Quebec's "Bossa Nova Soul Samba"

(*) Joe Henderson's "Double Rainbow". I saw someone here pan it, but I like
it quite a bit.

(*) Paul Desmond's "Bossa Antigua". I like it better than the Sebesky
sweetened "Hot Afternoon" set. Lots of nice originals, Desmond had a
great feel for bossa and it suited him well.

I'm sure there are lots more suggestions too. There are lots of bossas that
aren't covered enough. As much as I like Black Orpheus, we don't need
another as much as, say, a cover of Aruanda.
 
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