In lieu of the recent upset from Brazil’s loss against Germany, today, I wanted to share with you another reason to celebrate Brazil: part of it’s rich history and it’s people, include Joāo Gilberto and Bossa Nova jazz, which are keeping my spirits up, tonight.
Via Wikipedia: ”
Bossa nova (“new style”) is a refined version of samba, de-emphasizing the percussive aspect of its rhythm and enriching the melodic and harmonic content. Rather than relying on the traditional Afro-Brazilian percussive instruments, João Gilberto often eschews all accompaniment except his guitar, which he uses as a percussive as well as a harmonic instrument, incorporating the parts of different samba percussion instruments such as the tamborim and the surdo from a full batucada band. The singing style he developed is almost whispering, economical, and without vibrato. He creates his tempo tensions by singing ahead or behind the beat.”
This is currently spinning on the ole turntable this evening. Enjoy!