Song of the Week

501, 2013

Song of the Week : Bananeira – Tanto Tempo

With lyrics by Gilberto Gil ,Bananeira or Banana Tree is a catchy, light hearted song that can get you to your feet. Not strictly Bossa Nova it carries a funk to it , altogether a great song. […]

1811, 2012

Song of the Week: Os Dois – Lisa Ono

A by product of the Ana Terra – Lisa Ono colloboration of the 90’s, “Os Dois” is a short and easy track which is greatly accentuated by Paulo Guimarães’ flute solo. […]

1011, 2012

Song of the Week: Wait till You See Her – Quiet Nights

Originally written by Richard Rodgers for the play “By Jupiter” , Miles Davis employs a clever use of dissonance at points. Coupled with a variety of brass instruments, he gives the show tune a colorful rendition . […]

2810, 2012

Song of the Week: La-La (Means I Love You) – Contagious

Originally written by Thom Bell and performed by the Delfonics in 1968 La-La is a soul classic which is expertly covered by Sitti with  additional Bossa flair. […]

2010, 2012

Song of the Week: Sampa – João

“Sampa” a nick name for the city of São Paulo was a song originally written by Caetano Veloso in 1978. Joao Gilberto takes the relatively upbeat song and covers it in the bossa nova style , slowing the tempo and providing an arrangement of beautiful chords for the lyrics to flow over. […]

1310, 2012

Song of the Week: Soul Bossa Nova – Big Band Bossa Nova

Famous for being the themes of many movies such as the 1969 Woody Allen film “Take the Money and Run” and even more so the Austin Powers series, Soul Bossa Nova has garnered itself a great history and large fan base. […]

610, 2012

Song of the Week: Lamento – Wave

The only track on “Wave” to feature lyrics, “Lamento” written by the great Vinicius grips you with is smooth vocals and instrumentation. […]

2909, 2012

Song of the Week: Dindi – Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim

Composed by Tom Jobim with lyrics by Aloysio de Oliveria, “Dindi” is at it’s essence a love song dedicated to the acclaimed Brazilian singer Sylvia Telles also known as Dindi. […]

2309, 2012

Song of the Week: Meci Bon Dieu – Bossa Nova Bacchanal

Bringing a melancholic and urban feel, “Meci Bon Dieu” hypnotizes with its smooth saxophone phrases and rhythmic congas. Coupled with brilliant solos by Charlie and Kenny Burrell this track is a great listen. […]

1509, 2012

Song of the Week: Constant Rain – Equinox

“Constant Rain”,originally “Chove Chuva” by Jorge Ben features a bright myriad of instruments ranging from typical Brazilian percussion to an Indian sitar, all blended with vocals and an irresistibly catchy chorus. […]