For those who don’t know Bossa Nova is something that is widely associated with Brazil and that has been widely lauded as one of their chief musical exports from the 50’s and 60’s. Except that many of those in Brazil didn’t actually know about this predominantly Middle Class music but somehow it became representative of Brazilian music by the rest of the world throughout the 50’s and 60’s and even up to modern times.
Bossa Nova was popularized in the USA by American saxophonist Stan Getz who took on some brilliant music composed by Brazilian legends like Luis Bonfa and one of my faves, Antonio Carlos Jobim and created some albsolute magic with them. Indeed, one of my all time fave albums is one called “Getz & Gilberto” that came out in the 60’s on Verve and it is the epitome and defintion of Bossa Nova for me.
So it’s really cool hearing this music filtering down to producers like Doc Adam who has always had a wide repertoire of musical influences and here’s what he says:
I think I bruised my ribs. Accordingly, I spent the day stationary and made this joint. Bootleg or remix or whatever you want to call it of the Stan Getz & Luis Bonfa classic that you’ll know from Dilla’s flip for the Pharcyde if nowhere else. More 112 BPM jams for your summer sets.