The latest version of Bossacucanova: Our Kind of Bossa is a Brazilian jazz Lover’s Delight

Many great beats and rhythms all around in this March 2014 release from San Francisco label Six Degrees.

Image courtesy of jazzchill.blogspot.com

Image courtesy of jazzchill.blogspot.com

From the late Oscar Castro Neves teaming up on the opening track, upcoming MPB star in the making Maria Rita sings with David Feldman on Track 2, “Deixa A Menina” (translated to, “Let’s (Go) Girl.”

The late Emilio Santiago’s pleasant rhythms and a very familiar song is on Track 5, “E Preciso Perdoar” (or, “And I Need To Forgive”).

Even my first MPB Brazilian jazz crush in Marcela Mangabeira sings so gracefully and beautifully on Track 7, “Ficar” (or “Stay”–wonder if that was a tribute to the 1994 Reality Bites song by Lisa Loeb?)

Other talents like Teresa Cristina and the team of Roberto Menescal, Cris Delano, and Monobloco close out this very cool set of songs.

The album is available online.  Definitely go pick up yourself a copy.  Great music for either kicking up your feet after a rough day or if you are having friends over for some fun entertaining.

Next week, I plan to continue my general theme of new albums and artists on the Brazilian jazz scene in my world with either Bryan Lubeck’s “Tuscan Sky” or another one of those up-and-coming MPB’s to keep an eye out on.

Some brief details on that in my next blog after two more stunning upsets in the NCAA tournament Saturday night in North Texas.

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