Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Quincy Jones - Big Band Bossa Nova

This record his become much more than just a soundtrack. As pursuit7 already stated it is a symbol of a lifestyle and an era. It might be cooler than any music you have heard. How many records can be played in the trendiest Lounge bars and most conservative country clubs at the same time? at lest we have one here. Soul Bossa Nova takes a special position mostly because it has been used in so many occasion everybody recognises it, it is to say the pop-music from this record, but this track is definately not the (only) reason to buy BBBN. So this all means that how good or bad it is is almost irrelevant since it is sort of a reference itself. A must have. - by Nine-Oh-Nine Tommy, Amazon.com

A byproduct of the bossa nova fad that followed the success of "Desafinado" (and preceded the famous recording Getz/Gilberto), this set finds Quincy Jones utilizing and exploiting bossa nova rhythms in his arrangements for a big band. The personnel includes flügelhornist Clark Terry, altoist Phil Woods, pianist Lalo Schifrin, guitarist Jim Hall, and (on "Soul Bossa Nova") the remarkable Rahsaan Roland Kirk. However, since the selections are all quite brief, and some of the charts are a bit cheesy and inappropriate for the gentle rhythms, this disc (although pleasant enough) is of lesser interest. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Artist: Quincy Jones
Album: Big Band Bossa Nova
Year: 1962
Label: Verve (24bit remastered, 1998)
Runtime: 35:39

1.  Soul Bossa Nova (Quincy Jones) 2:47
2.  Boogie Stop Shuffle (Issued As 'Boogie Bossa Nova') (Charles Mingus) 2:44
3.  Desafinado (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Newton Mendonca) 2:57
4.  Mahna de Carnaval (Luiz Bonfa) 2:57
5.  Se E Tarde Me Pardoa (Forgive Me If I'm Late) (Carlos Eduardo Lyra/Ronaldo Boscoli) 4:25
6.  On The Street Where You Live (Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner) 2:36
7.  One Note Samba (Antonio Carlos Jobim) 2:04
8.  Lalo Bossa Nova (Lalo Schifrin) 3:13
9.  Serenata (Leroy Anderson)  3:21
10.  Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Vinicius de Moraes) 5:39
11.  A Taste Of Honey (Ric Marlow/William R. Scott) 2:56

Quincy Jones (Arrenger, Conductor)
Jerome Richardson (Flutes and Woodwinds)
Lalo Schifrin (Piano)
Chris White (Double Bass)
Rudy Collins (Drums)
Jack Del Rio (Percussion)
Carlos Gomez (Percussion)
Jose Paula (Percussion)
Roland Kirk (Flute) - 1
Paul Gonsalves (Tenor Saxophone) - 2,4,7
Clark Terry (Trumpet and Flugelhorn) - 2,10
Jim Hall (Guitar) - 3,8-10
Phil Woods (Alto Saxophone) - 6,8,9


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