Jazz Samba, or Bossa Nova, was mostly a brief craze around 1962-3 that produced some remarkable works by eminent musicians. Check out Ike Quebec, Paul Desmond, Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz, Lalo Schifrin, Lionel Hampton & A.C. Jobim. They worked with top-class sidemen and flexible rhythm sections to make inventive records that had a good-time feel.
Here, Coleman Hawkins has learned the tunes, blown a bit, and posted in a few recordings that have none of the feel of Bossa Nova. The rhythm section has mastered one groove and you get a whole album of it, nearly all at one tempo. The result is seriously dull. Only the interplay of the two guitarists earns a star, for me. Sorry, but this is a clunker.