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Bossa Antigua Import

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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B002KY0SDI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By bossa_nova on 24 Feb. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is a lovely record that showcases Paul Desmond as a composer as well as a player. The title track is a memorable tune that's been going around in my head for days. Unusual to find a bossa album with no songs by Brazilian songwriters, but Desmond's compositions show up really well.
Jim Hall's cool guitar perfectly sets off Desmond's cool alto, and it's nice to hear Connie Kay setting up some real Brazilian grooves. The quartet has a beautiful relaxed sound, and these days it's a joy to hear the silence between and behind the notes.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Desmond plays ballads. 25 Jun. 2001
By Emma Mkrtchian - Published on
Format: Audio CD
No one plays ballads any sweeter, with any more feeling than Paul Desmond. After listening to this CD I start to think that noone plays bossa-nova like Desmond. My favorite track is number four: Samba Cantina. If you cannot be in Rio to hear some real cool Brazilian, jazzy samba, then get this CD. I own a box set which contains most of Desmond's recordings with Jim Hall including this CD. I always say he is the modern equivalent of Chopin...a romantic musician and a master of the alto saxophone and this surely comes through this recording.
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
How Hard to listen to New Jazz Artists after hearing Greats 19 Oct. 1999
By Emile Piscitelli - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Do yourself a favor listen to the smooth delivery of Desmond. Perfect complements are the work of Jim Hall on guitar and the uplifting percussion of Modern Jazz Quartet's Connie Kay. The bassists are the best ever the likes of Percy Heath etc. Sit back and marvel at the mastery of jazz masters. I can't listen to most of the new stuff after this.
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
A Desmond Delight! 25 Mar. 2000
By Tim Maine - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Though I own alot of Paul Desmond recordings, this one as been in the CD changer for weeks now. There's great, gentle interplay with Jim Hall, and a total sound that is most enjoyable. Warm and round notes make this perfect evening music which I have found pleases most everyone.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great, Relaxing Bossa Nova 5 Sept. 2009
By Seybold - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Superb, laid-back instrumental bossa nova. One of the most relaxing albums I've ever heard. Perfect for winding down. Desmond's tone is sublime.
3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
DESMOND IS THE MAN!!!! 30 Aug. 2003
By Anthony Ficken - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Desmond is the man! No one can imulate his sound, its just so unique but I am trying to imulate his sound as close as i can. Desmond just is a type and musican that gets you in the relaxation mood. I love it! I want those black solid glasses. I can play most of his songs on this cd. I love his latin jazz music. Also Jim Hall makes Desmond's cd a bigger hit than it already is! Thanks for everything Paul!!!!
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