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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bossa Nova - George Shearing

George Shearing Bossa Nova
With Woodwinds and Brazilian Rhythm
Arrangements by Clare Fischer
Capitol Records
ST 1873

Available from your usual online resources so I will not be posting a sample.

Bossa Nova seems like the perfect vehicle for Shearing. Credit should be given to the arranger, of course, who takes the Shearing combo sound to new sparkling heights on this project.

From Billboard - May 11, 1963: Shearing turns in his interpretation of a number of bossa favorites and standards with the bossa beat here. Besides his vigorous piano and rhythm section, the album also features the subtle shadings of a woodwind section gently painting in the backgrounds.

One Note Samba
Blue Prelude
Samba Da Borboleta
On Green Dolphin Street
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Manha De Caraval
Algo Novo
Black Satin
Amazona's Legend

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