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Bossa Novas

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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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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.
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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