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Bossa Nova

CD (Item 621251) Reprise (Japan), 1962 — Condition: New Copy
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Barney Kessel in a really great style – a mode you won't normally hear on other albums of the time – but which really turns out to be a treat! As you'd guess from the title, the album's got a definite bossa nova influence – one that mixes Barney's sweet guitar lines with bigger backings from Bob Florence and Chuck Sagle – both of whom use lots of percussion and lively rhythms to "bossa-fy" a set of familiar numbers from the American past! The approach is great – as groovy as it is charming –a nd titles include "A String Of Pearls", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Summertime", "Muscrat Ramble", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "Jada", and "Bye Bye Blues".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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