Charlie Byrd was sent on a diplomatic tour of South America, but what he brought back to America was more important.
Recorded in October 1963, 'Song For My Father,' from Blue Note's long serving star pianist, Horace Silver, sounds as good today as the day it was recorded.
The new visual launches UMe and Verve's 'Summer Samba!' season celebrating the timeless and influential sounds of samba and bossa nova.
The bossa nova artist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has taken an approach to bossa nova by infusing sounds from other genres.
In the early 60s, Brazil initiated a quiet musical revolution by exporting the silky sound of bossa nova to the rest of the world.
A pioneering bossa nova singer, Astrud Gilberto made her name with ‘The Girl From Ipanema’, but she has had a long and varied career.
Astrud Gilberto remains a moment in time, a moment when Brazilian music took to the world stage and never left it – largely thanks to Verve and Astrud Gilberto in particular.
The record helped to create Tropicália, one of the styles in which the influential Ben played a strong role.
Due out on 7 April 2017, a 50th-anniversary edition of Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim’s bosaa nova classic includes a previously unreleased outtake.
We explore the relationship between Brazilian music & jazz, to find out how the 1960s was such a pivotal moment in the history of the rhythms of Brazil.