Bossa Nova

This is a very short list of old classics and a few recent compilations. Rosa Passos is the quintessential bossa nova interpreter these days. A few other singers also include bossa nova songs in their repertoire, Carol Saboya is an example. If you like your bossa nova laced with electronic music, Bossacucanova and/or Celso Fonseca are definitely for you. Really talented guys. Their CDs are available you know where on the Web...All CDs donated to our site automatically become part of the Sheila Thomson Collection of Brazilian Culture at Florida International University in Miami.

Bossa4Two new duets for great moments (like the kiss on the cover, I suppose), from the days when it was all beginning - Silvinha Telles & Lścio Alves - to the contemporary and rather unexpected duo of Zeca Baleiro and Zeca Pagodinho!
This is a compilation of instrumental versions of bossa nova's greatest also includes two classic tunes by the great Moacir Santos...from Universal Music Latino.
Bossa4Two volumes 1 and 2...unforgettable duets by Elis e Tom, Tom and Chico Buarque, and on and on...courtesy of Universal Music Latino...who seems to have cornered the market for great Brazilian music compilations! Not to mention the best taste in covers...
The Girls from Ipanema volumes 1 and 2...also from our friends at Universal Music Latino.

Grammy Winner, but come on, guys, don't you think Tom deserved something better than Latin Jazz? If he didn't have such a great sense of humor, I'm afraid he would be very upset! Jobim: Antonio Brasileiro, Globo Columbia CD 419.058, imported. With family members and friends Sting, Dorival Caymmi and Ron Carter.

The Legendary Joćo Gilberto, the original bossa nova recordings (1958-1961), World Pacific CDP 7 93891 2.
Leila Pinheiro, Isso É Bossa Nova, EMI 830979 2, imported. A beautiful tribute to bossa nova and Joćo Gilberto (see if the cover design reminds you of, well, it's in honor of Joćo Gilberto's first album cover). This is my favorite Leila Pinheiro CD (well, her all-Guinga album, Catavento e Girassol is up there too!), so I asked her to autograph it for me.

Brazilian CDs