Various (unknown) Artists – Movimento Brasil – Bossa Nova (2005)

frontcover1Bossa nova is a genre of Brazilian music, which developed and was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and is today one of the best-known Brazilian music genres abroad. The phrase bossa nova means literally “new trend” . A lyrical fusion of samba and jazz, bossa nova acquired a large following in the 1960s, initially among young musicians and college students.

In Brazil, the word “bossa” is an old-fashioned slang for something that is done with particular charm, natural flair or innate ability. As early as 1932, Noel Rosa used the word in a samba:

“O samba, a prontidão e outras bossas são nossas coisas, são coisas nossas.” (“The samba, the readiness and other bossas are our things, are things from us.”)

The exact origin of the term “bossa nova” remained unclear for many decades, according to some authors. Within the artistic beach culture of the late 1950s in Rio de Janeiro, the term “bossa” was used to refer to any new “trend” or “fashionable wave”. In his book Bossa Nova, Brazilian author Ruy Castro asserts that “bossa” was already in use in the 1950s by musicians as a word to characterize someone’s knack for playing or singing idiosyncratically.[3] Castro claims that the term “bossa nova” might have first been used in public for a concert given in 1957 by the Grupo Universitário Hebraico do Brasil (University Hebrew Group of Brazil). The authorship of the term “bossa nova” is attributed to the (then) young journalist Moyses Fuks, who was promoting the event.[4] That group consisted of Sylvia Telles, Carlinhos Lyra, Nara Leão, Luizinho Eça, Roberto Menescal, et al. According to Mr. Fuks description, fully supported by most of the bossa nova members, he simply wrote a sign as “HOJE. SYLVIA TELLES E UM GRUPO BOSSA NOVA” ( meaning : Today. Sylvia Telles and a “Bossa Nova” group), because Sylvia Telles was the most famous musician in the group, at that time. In 1959, Nara Leão also participated in more than one embryonic display of bossa nova. This included the 1st Festival de Samba Session, conducted by the PUC’s (Pontifícia Universidade Católica) student union. This session was then chaired by Carlos Diegues, a law student that Leão ultimately married.(by wikipedia)

This a strange samüler, because I don´t know the artists … but it´s a good start to discover the wonderful world of Bossa Nova !


01. Wave (Jobim) 3.42
02. Ela é carioca (Jobim/DeMoraes) 2.45
03. Chega de saudade (Jobim/DeMoraes) 2.33
04. Corcovado (Jobim) 2.58
05. Desafinado (Mendonca/Jobim) 3.45
06. Samba de una nota so (Mendonca/Jobim) 3.02
07. Insensatez (Jobim/DeMoraes) 4.49
08. A felicidade (Jobim/DeMoraes) 3.25
09. Orecuso aprender a ser so (M.Valle/P.Valle) 2.33
10. Garota de Ipanema (Jobim/DeMoraes) 3.28
11. O barqhino (Mensescal/Boscoli) 2.58
12. Manha de carnival (Bonfa/Maria) 2.43
13. Minha Namorada (DeMoraes/Lyra) 4.00
14. Eu sei que vue te amar (Jobim/DeMoraes) 2.47





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