Final Christmas album review with Bossa Nova Nouveau

The 2010 release features 14 timeless holiday classic carols


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For the final CD review of 2015, here is a nice last minute album that you can play online with your Spotify player or similar online music player.

Sadly, I could not find any biographical information about the players that made up the group Bossa Nova Nouveau.

But from the very first minute of “O Christmas Tree” to the rather fast scat versions of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” and “Jingle Bells”, to the very slow version of “The Christmas Song” (“Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire”), this is an excellent disk to play during your holiday party.

It is just the right mix of guitars and percussion, but the only notes given on the back of the CD (of which you can find only on Amazon) was that it was recorded at Moon Cycle Studios in Massanutten, VA under the Nova Nouveau Records label.

This group also did similar regular bossa nova albums as well during this same time period.

Next album review will be sometime during the first full week of 2016, as I dive into some more classic bossa nova with another famous female artist that was taken away from us way too soon in Nara Leao.

But I have two more posts before Santa Claus makes his triumphant return to good little boys and girls fireplaces–and this next blog is a timely Olympic Update, as the Brazilian volleyball teams were chosen recently.  By contrast, Team USA will not determine their representatives for the beach and the traditional 6-on-6 indoor variety sometime in June 2016.

As for the second blog post, you will just have to wait until sometime on Christmas Eve…it’s too special to mention in such a small space.  Have a good night, everybody!

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