Mood Swings: Bossa Nova and Latin Jams
Written by DJ Ekonomiks on December 5, 2015
This week on Mood Swings I bring you the music of central and south america. Bosssa Nova music is a genre of jazz that really came of the fusion of traditional latin music with jazz in the 1960’s. At the forefront of this cultural fusion was Stan Getz with his collaborative album with João Gilberto. The warm sound of the tenor sax coupled with the tender voice of both João and his wife Astrud (the “Queen of Bossa Nova) makes for an extremely intimate, heartfelt listening experience. Even though I can’t understand most of the lyrics, I still know that every word comes straight from the heart.
Bossa Nova has lived on in modern day as there are many who try and emulate Getz’ tone on the sax. Gilberto’s voice is also iconic and many central and south american singers love to use the same tender lyrics over more modern production. Celso Fonseca, another Brazilian composer, uses his guitar as well as lo-fi backing tracks to accentuate his lyricism.
Hope you enjoy,