A wonderful double-length set from this bossa piano legend – and a set that doesn't just feature the familiar standards promised in the title, but includes a number of bossa classics too! Joao's piano is right out front in the mix – working in a jazzy quartet that also includes really nice flute and alto from Ricardo Pontes, who glides around the piano lines in this beautifull
y chromatic way – plus bass from Luis Alvez and drums and percussion from Robertinho Silva – both rhythm players who really find a great way to live up to Joao's legendary mix of sound and space! With 2CDs, the set's got plenty to offer – and titles include "Smile", "Besame Mucho", "How High The Moon
", "Blue Bossa", "Wave", "Vento No Carnaval", "So Danco Samba", "No Coreto", "All Of Me", "A Paz", and lots more.