Spawned in the upscale beachside neighborhoods of Rio De Janeiro in the late 1950s, the laid-back sound and culture of Bossa Nova ("New Wave") rode on a brief wave of optimism in Brazil: the country had just elected a new president, a five-year plan for prosperity had been laid out and the great architect Oscar Niemeyer had proposed his plans for the new modern city of Brasilia. Reflecting this optimism in its gentle and sunny soundworld, Bossa N...
By Gilles Peterson
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Soul Jazz Books; First edition (January 31, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 0.8 x 12.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 2480165
Format: PDF Text djvu ebook
First get the CDs by the same name, then be sure to read this book. It's wonderful to see the designs in all their glory, and enlightening to read the historical context provided by the text (even though there are some egregious copyediting errors: "
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