Saturday, November 25, 2006

Joe Loss - Big Band Bossa

Don't be put off by the clarinet-fondling floozie on the front cover - this is a classy selection of tunes with a light bossa beat. There's a few bossa standards such Desafinado and the ubiquitous Girl From Ipanema, the latter featuring some tasty tenor sax lines from Duncan Lamont. The other tunes are popular standards of the day - Bacharach's "Close To You" is a stand out, and there's a hip arrangement of "Killing Me Softy" on side two. Joe Loss has a deft touch with his arrangements, and the musicians, made up of his regular band and a number of top session musos brought in for the recording, give a first class performance.

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Mr Snookles has just noticed that track six in the download is faulty. The download has now been fixed, but for any of you early-birds who downloaded the original file, here is a replacement track six...

Track Six - Soul Bossa Nova

track 12 also...

Track 12 - Bossa Nova USA

Mr Sookles.