Soul Jazz Records release a new compilation of bossa nova and Brazilian music from the 1960s, compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker.
The album is a definitive study of the birth and rise of bossa nova in Brazil in the 1960s. Light years away from the cocktail-sipping tropical image that it would later become, Bossa Nova's origins are that of a stunning modernist and revolutionary music that reflected the radical and exciting idealism of Brazil at the start of the 1960s. As Brazil developed into an urban society, with `apartment living' and consumer goods, bossa nova projected an image that was modern, sophisticated and cool.
João Gilberto, Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Elis Regina, Gilberto Gil and Baden Powell are just some of the many Brazilian artists who launched their careers during this amazing period.
An unbelievable guide to the music, the album comes with extensive sleevenotes, biographies and exclusive photography. This release comes in deluxe Soul Jazz slipcase double CD and two volumes of super-loud double vinyl.