In the early 60s, Brazil initiated a quiet musical revolution by exporting the silky sound of bossa nova to the rest of the world.
Charlie Byrd was sent on a diplomatic tour of South America, but what he brought back to America was more important.
The new visual launches UMe and Verve's 'Summer Samba!' season celebrating the timeless and influential sounds of samba and bossa nova.
Bossa Nova was the thing as the 60s got underway and Stan Getz's 'Big Band Bossa Nova' is a superb example of the "new wave".
A pioneer of the bossa nova genre, João Gilberto blended traditional samba music and with modern jazz in the late '50s.
The show was professionally recorded with a view to possible commercial release but, after those plans were forgotten, the tape sat in the vaults for 58 years.
Renowned jazz guitarist-singer John Pizzarelli will mark the anniversary of a landmark collaboration with the 28 July 2017 release of Sinatra & Jobim @ 50.
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.