Mood Swings: Bossa Nova and Latin Jams

Written by DJ Ekonomiks on December 5, 2015

Hey folks!

This week on Mood Swings I bring you the music of central and south america. Bosssa Nova music is a genre of jazz that really came of the fusion of traditional latin music with jazz in the 1960’s. At the forefront of this cultural fusion was Stan Getz with his collaborative album with João Gilberto. The warm sound of the tenor sax coupled with the tender voice of both João and his wife Astrud (the “Queen of Bossa Nova) makes for an extremely intimate, heartfelt listening experience. Even though I can’t understand most of the lyrics, I still know that every word comes straight from the heart.

Bossa Nova has lived on in modern day as there are many who try and emulate Getz’ tone on the sax. Gilberto’s voice is also iconic and many central and south american singers love to use the same tender lyrics over more modern production. Celso Fonseca, another Brazilian composer, uses his guitar as well as lo-fi backing tracks to accentuate his lyricism.

 

Hope you enjoy,

Noah

Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • The Girl from Ipanema (feat. Astrud Gilberto)
    Stan Getz & João Gilberto
    Getz/Gilberto
  • Doralice
    Stan Getz & João Gilberto
    Getz/Gilberto
  • Para Machucar Meu Coração
    Stan Getz & João Gilberto
    Getz/Gilberto
  • Desafinado
    Stan Getz & João Gilberto
    Getz/Gilberto
  • Entre Dos Aguas
    Paco de Lucia
    Fuente y Caudal
  • Tamacun
    Rodrigo y Gabriella
    Rodrigo y Gabriella
  • Stairway to Heaven
    Rodrigo y Gabriella
    Rodrigo y Gabriella
  • Spanish Joint
    D'Angelo
    Voodoo
  • Meu Samba Torto
    Celso Fonseca
    Natural

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