Brazil and Bossa Nova


Rio de Janeiro

Panorama of Rio de Janeiro

Amongst my favourite Brazilian artists are Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz and Chico Buarque.

I have only been collecting Brasilian music for a few years. The following CDs are my personal favourites in this collection.

The Girls from Ipanema
published by Verve records

Never mind the cover (I love it!), but this double album CD set is an excellent is sampler of classic Bossa Nova. If you were to listen to only one Bossa Nova CD then this would be it.

Stan Getz, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, Baden Powell, Bob Brookmeyer, Luiz Bonfa and many others.

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The Girls from Ipanema
The Girls from Ipanema

Black Orpheus (Orfe Negre)
published by Polygram

The 1959 movie "Black Orpheus" (Orfe Negre) moved the classical Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Euridice into a Carnival setting in Rio. It won the Grand Prize of the 1959 Cannes Film festival. It's music was early Bossa Nova of Luis Bonfa and Antonio Carlos Jobim. (Listen to A Felicidade).

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Black Orpheus
Black Orpheus

Cores do Brasil: Bossa Nova
published by Nascente

Third in the excellent Cores do Brasil 1-6 series.

Maria Creuza, Chico Buarque, Vinicius de Moraes and others.

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0.03 Bossa Nova
Bossa Nova

Cores do Brasil: Vozes ("Voices")
published by Nascente

First in the excellent Cores do Brasil 1-6 series.

Chico Buarque, Fafa de Belem, Milton Nascimento, Jorge Ben, Maria Bethania, Maria Creuza and others.

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0.01 Vozes
Voces

Cores do Brasil: Saudade ("Missing You")
published by Nascente

Fifth in the excellent Cores do Brasil 1-6 series.

Chico Buarque, Maria Creuza, Milton Nascimento, Maria Bethania, Joyce and others.

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0.05 Saudade
Saudade

Brasil Classics 2: O Samba

Clara Nunes, Alcione, Chico Da Silva, Agepe, Martinho Da Da Vila and others (Listen to Sufoco).

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O Samba
Brasil Classics 2

Chico Buarque: Premier Succes

published by Baillemont Distribution, France

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Chico Buarque: Premier Succes
Chico Buarque: Premier Succes

Brasil and Bossa Nova links

Bossa Nova Trinta Anos Depois
Astrud Gilberto
Chico Buarque
Bebel Gilberto
Quarteto Em Cy - Homepage
Roberto Baden-Powell


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