It has been more than a year since the original “Bossa Chola” episode and I am pleased to say that I have finally created a sequel to one of my most highly regarded episodes. I was very happy to see a huge selection of Bossas, both new and old, available on just about every major MP3 outlet online. This is quite a change from the last time I decided to put together a show dedicated entirely to bossanova which required a huge ammount of time digging through old cd’s and compilations.
November 2008 brings you another installation of smooth bossanova and samba with a twist of lime. This podcast is a mixture of classics as well as neuvo bossa nova that is sure to completely mellow you out. If I had to define lounge music with one style, it would definitely be with Bossa Nova. This is a perfect mix to play while enjoying your favorite martini with friends.
Be sure to tune in next month for the “Best of 2008” episode. I can’t believe it is already that time of year!
Wow, I am running late on posting this month’s episode. Officially I give myself until the 9th of every month to post the episode and I needed every bit of that this month.
As I said in last month’s episode, I trained for an MS150 and rode the 150+ mile event September 29-30th. The bike ride ran on A1A for a portion of the ride which left us exposed and vulnerable to 30+ mph wind gusts, rain, sand, salt, and Red Tide being blown in to our faces. The experience left me sick and weak, but, I am feeling a lot better today and figured I needed to get some music posted for all of my loyal listeners to enjoy.
This month’s episode does not really have a “theme” but is a mixture of nujazz, acid jazz, lounge, and bossanova. Ultimately, I wanted to create something loungey and cool to listen to while enjoying some beers during Oktoberfest. I will keep the text portion of the podcast short this month and let the mix speak for itself! ENJOY!
As the name of this month’s podcast may “elude,” I have decided to put together a complete show featuring songs from “newer” Bossa Nova/ Samba artists. There is certainly something perfect about these downtempo genres for chilling out! While I am fond of all types of Latin music, to me, Bossanova and Samba are true classics of lounge music. There are some fantastic new artists out there who are fusing Bossa Nova and Samba with newer electronic styles such as Breakbeat, Drum ‘n’ Bass’ and House and I am loving every bit of it.
I have to tell you, I was surprised at the amount of effort it took me to track down songs and artists for this feature. It seems that there are quite a few Bossanova artists releasing albums outside of the United States but, getting my hands on their CD’s/ MP3’s proved difficult. Quite a few artists were unable to provide CD’s to the US due to publishing agreements and additionally did not provide MP3’s for sale.
Anyway, I did quite a bit of searching and found some terrific artists for this show, and, learned a lot about the styles, instruments, and culture that make up Bossa Nova and Samba along the way. If I can make one recommendation to anyone who might like this month’s set, check out a great group named ”Bossacucanova.” My first exposure to them was a random purchase of Uma Batida Differente through Amazon.com and I was blown away by how great that album is. I just ordered Bossacucanova’s entire discography!
< < EDIT 05-02-07 > > I would like to personally thank Fabio Nobile for sending me a PROMO of his music all the way from Italy. Unfortunately, I received his CD a day after I posted this month’s episode. Fabio’s PROMO is AWESOME and I can assure you that you will hear his music on my future podcasts. If you enjoy Nu-jazz and Bossa Nova as much as I do, be sure to check out his music at http://www.fabionobile.com/. Once again Fabio, Thank You!