Bosses of Bossa Nova
by Judy Cantor-Navas | June 21, 2013
It's been over half a century since the musical movement from Rio de Janeiro dubbed the "new trend" started its journey around the globe, but "The Girl from Ipanema" still swings so cool. Getz, the Gilbertos, the master Tom Jobim, Luiz Bonfa and others created a cosmopolitan tropical legacy defined by a set of enduring songs with the unique and seductive flavor of cocktails and sand. Those songs continue to be performed by artists around the world and claimed by younger generations of artists in Brazil. Listen to originals by the Bosses of Bossa Nova and hear versions by artists from Ella Fitzgerald to Maria Rita on this playlist.