American Musical icon, five time Grammy award winner and rock and roll hall of fame inductee James Taylor recently sat down to talk with USA today and when questioned about his musical influences he made sure to make reference to bossa nova classic The “Girl From Ipanema

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The Girl From Ipanema, from Getz/Gilberto, never made the set list, “but I was hugely influenced by the Brazilian harmonies and rhythms,” he says. “It was a central album for me.”