Set to be released on the 7th of January, The Legend is a two CD compilation of Joao Gilberto‘s work over the initial periods of Bossa Nova . The first CD comprises of his debut album “Chega de Saudade” as well as the two subsequent albums “O amor, o sorriso e a flor” and “Joao Gilberto”. These albums represent the roots of the genre, with greats such as Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes ,Carlos Lyra and Dorival Caymmi included.

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The Legend: Joao Gilberto

Disc 2 is a collection of various ventures  Joao has been apart of over the years from his performance at Carnegie Hall to his  work on the soundtrack of Italian filmmaker Steno’s, Copacabana Palace. For one who wishes to have an appreciation of not only Joao but the birth of Bossa Nova this is one to look out for.