The Jazz Show Episode November 8, 2010

Broadcast on 08-Nov-2010

9:00pm - 12:00am

If there were two North American musicians who instinctively understood the subtle and lyrical rhythms of the Bossa Nova it was tenor saxophonist Stan Getz and arranger/composer Gary McFarland. The Bossa Nova (loosely translated "new beat") originated in Brazil and came to America through people like Dizzy Gillespie and guitarist Charlie Byrd who visited Brazil and brought back the concept of the Bossa Nova. Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz and Byrd had already recorded the famous "Jazz Samba" album which reached hit status and this is one of the follow ups and is our Feature album called "Big Band Bossa Nova". The title is pretty self explanatory and the chief soloist is Stan Getz. There are also short solos by guitarist Jim Hall and pianist Hank Jones, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and one has to mention the wonderful drumming of Johnny Rae. McFarland's writing and arranging and his compositions are a perfect match for Jazz master Getz. Big Band Bossa Nova will take you to a nice warm place this cold November night....enjoy the ride!

Track Listing:

Harold Land · West Coast Blues
West Coast Blues
Don't Explain
It Don't Mean a Thing
Bob Brookmeyer · Portrait of the Artist
If it Ain't Got that Swing.
Mellow Drama
Out of Nowhere
The Gratitude Suite in
Michelle Gregoire · Diversity
3 Movements.
Bernard Herman · Hypochistmastreefuzz.
Blues After Piet.
Manha De Carnival
Stan Getz/Gary · Big Band Bossa Nova
Balanco No Samba
Entre Amigos
Chega De Saudade
Noite Triste'
Samba De Uma Nota So
Bim Bom.
Cannonball Adderley · Live in the Studio 1967