407, 2013

Slow, Hot, Wind – A Tribute to Great Ballads and Bossa Nova

“Slow, Hot, Wind – A Tribute to Great Ballads and Bossa Nova” is an ambitious project by Saxophonist Brent Gallaher seeking to bring a fresh face to the Bossa Nova landscape. Years in the making the project sees talented musicians and producers come together from New York to Cincinnati to Japan. We were fortunate enough to have the leader of the project Brent  answer a couple questions for us about him and his relationship with  bossa nova. […]

2506, 2013

Joao Gilberto wins Custody of his music

Joao Gilberto wins Custody of his music as the case between him and EMI Music  was ruled in his favor
Bossa nova, legend and founding father, Joao Gilberto celebrated his 82nd birthday this month and will have more to celebrate as he successfully navigated through a court case to reclaim a number of recorded tapes. The court case pitted Joao Gilberto against EMI Music for custody of tapes that contained previously recorded material by Gilberto. This includes famous works such as “Chega de Saudade”, “Love, Smile and Flower” and “Joao Gilberto.” […]

1106, 2013

Bim Bom

Though Chega de Saudade is widely considered the first recorded bossa nova song it is in fact, “Bim Bom” that was the first bossa nova song to be composed. Depite being written in 1956 it was not actually recoded until July 1958. This was the first classic from the brilliant mind of Joao Gilberto and, not for the last time, was inspired from something that he keenly observed one day. […]

306, 2013

La Santa Cecilia’s video for Ice El Hielo

La Santa Cecilia’s video for Ice  El Hielo is a moving depiction of a harsh reality faced by many immigrants in the United States

206, 2013

Bebel Gilberto in Rio available on Itunes

Bebel Gilberto in Rio, is a collection of live performances and is now available for the first time on the Itunes Store

2105, 2013

Rio 2 Teaser Released

The First Rio 2 Teaser features a familiar tune in the background and the same spontaneous light-heated humor […]

1305, 2013

Leila Pinheiro and Roberto Menescal Perform

With partnership that spans over 30 years Leila Pinheiro and Roberto Menescal are stalwarts of Brazilian music. Over the weekend ( 10th and 11th of May) they came together again in Rio at the Furnas Cultural Space in Botafogo. […]

2904, 2013

Vance Garnett on Bossa Nova

Vance Garnett is a noted writer who has been frequently published in The Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. Mr. Garnett writes a weekly column for The Washington Times Communities. He is especially knowledgeable about music, having sung in nightclubs in L.A., D.C., and Miami, in the U.S. Army Special Services, and, for one year, aboard an Italian Cruise Ship sailing from Miami to the Bahamas. […]

1704, 2013

Juliana Areias Interview

Juliana Areias who is also known as the “Bossa Nova Baby” is a well traveled artist who has made a name for herself  in her native Brazil , Europe and Australia where she is now based. Juliana was kind enough to spare some time to answer a couple of our questions. She speaks about her meeting with Ruy Castro, switching from acting to music , her fans and more. […]

1504, 2013

Getz/Gilberto – Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto

There are only few times in modern music when  several elements all come together and create something of great initial impact and with lasting influence. In 1964 when Getz/Gilberto was released this rare feat was achieved. In this context the album can be regarded as one of great historic importance. However this album is much more than a golden artifact. It was and still is a remarkable work of art as well. […]