Tag / post-bossanova

There’s an appeal to Katsutoshi Morizono’s 4:17 p.m. that can only be heightened, or fully appreciated, during summer, our current time of the year. Cycling from truly elegant compositions – a frequent, recurring theme lately on the blog – 4:17 p.m. mixes jazz fusion, post-bossanova, reggae, light mellow/City Pop, and even experimental bits of New Age […]

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/ May 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Sonia Rosa: Samba Amour (1979)

Sonia Rosa: Samba Amour (1979)

Heady, windswept, gauzy saudade that could only come from someone like Sonia Angelica De Carvalho Rosa, are things that don’t quite reveal themselves when you hear Samba Amour. Sonia Rosa had an unlikely musical career. Although she was born in São Paulo, Brazil it wasn’t there where’d she stake her claim to fame. A precocious child, she taught herself Joao Gilberto’s songs when […]

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/ September 7, 2014 / Comments Off on Jon Lucien: Satan

Jon Lucien: Satan

Jon Lucien Here’s another rare groove. Its the groove of West Indian-born (Virgin Islands) Jon Lucien. He was quite an odd musical bird. His roots were in jazz, but he often trecked in the sounds of Brazil, funk, and his own native tropical folk sound. What he’s known for is his brilliant baritone vocalizations and […]

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