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Selected MP3s of guitar instrumentals, jazz, big band, and classic easy listening from the original vinyl.

Welcome to Guitars & All That Jazz

Welcome to Guitars & All That Jazz

Guitars & All That Jazz was a radio station that webcast via Live365 for 11 years, ending in June 2011. The playlist consisted of guitar instrumentals, jazz, big band, early rock 'n' roll, lounge music and classic easy listening.

I hope to share some of this music with you via this blog. Most of it will be taken from the original vinyl (LPs and 45s) , cassettes and the occasional commercially unavailable CD.

Here's hoping you'll find something to enjoy. Please note files are available only for a limited time.

I urge you to purchase the digital version of the albums featured, either on CD or via download, wherever possible.

Listen to the Music
There are now two music streams. Click the appropriate player to the right.
1. Guitars & All That Jazz: Five hours of the best in jazz, guitars and other instrumental gems. New songs are added weekly.
2. Tiki Shores: Music to sweep you away to a tropical isle, a South American dance floor or a bossa nova on the beach at Rio. About 4.5 hours of classic exotica music, Latin rhythms and bossa nova.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

The Brasileros - Bossa Nova: The New Sound in Jazz from South America

This is not the quick ripoff of the bossa nova craze of the early 1960s that you might expect from the cover.

Released on the ultra-cheap Diplomat label in 1962, Bossa Nova: The New Sound of Jazz from South America features some well-known jazzmen who apparently made the recording when funds were tight. According to a couple of online blogs (including the excellent Unearthed in the Atomic Attic), the personnel includes a young Kenny Barron on piano and Bill Barron on sax, with a rhythm section of Ron Carter on bass and Charlie Persip on drums.

Although the music is great the recording quality is substandard, to put it mildly. The sample track, Bossa Nova Blues, is in stereo, sort of. Sounds like fake stereo to me, which leads me to suspect that the session (date unknown) was done in mono.

Bossa Nova Blues

Much of the information on this session surfaced during an interview that Kenny Barron did with in 2001.

The album has never been released on CD and is not available as a download.

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