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Jazz Samba

Big-Band Samba Conjures Up the Brazil of Dreams

Marty Lipp | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts
Marty Lipp

There have been a few jazz-leaning samba big bands, but since 2002, Orquestra Imperial has sambaed down the fine line between reverence and hipster irony without overstepping into parody.

Blame It on the Bossa Nova: Jazz Samba's 50th Birthday

Chris McGowan | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Chris McGowan

2012-04-17-StanGetzJoeCharlie111111.jpg Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd's album Jazz Samba, which launched the bossa nova craze in the United States, celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.

Two Musical Giants Left Us On December 8: Lennon & Jobim

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris McGowan

Their songs were the soundtracks for generations who lived during days when it seemed as though anything were possible and a great leap forward was about to occur.

Blame It on the Bossa Nova: 50 Years of Sublime Music

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris McGowan

Bossa Nova has been celebrating its fiftieth birthday in grand style this year, with commemorations having taken place in Brazil, the U.S. and other countries.