Bossa N' Ramones is an album that places the songbook of the creators of punk in a new place full of subtleties, elegance and imagination. With more than a million records sold around the world, the newest chapter of The Rio Series is, without a doubt, the most adventurous and seductive. Recorded around the world, the album shines with the guest appearances of two transcendental female vocalists; Cherie Currie, ex singer of The Runaways (all female glam rock band who were a direct inspiration to the punk movement), Angie Bowie (singer, actress and writer, ex-wife of David Bowie and creator of the concept of glam rock) and Yasmin Gate, a member of Dirty Princess…
Reissue with SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit remastering. Comes with a mini-description. An overlooked chapter in American bossa jazz of the 60s – recordings that weren't nearly as well-circulated as the Stan Getz bossa nova albums on Verve, but which have an equally special sort of sparkle! The arrangements here are by Manny Albam and Al Cohn – who both bring an earlier sense of large jazz charts into play with the tighter rhythms of the bossa – at a level that makes things explode nicely with a sense of color, while still keeping the groove light overall!
Bossa Nova translated as the "new beat" or "the new style", grew out of Rio De Janeiro in 1958. The instigators were a handful of artists with a desire to break from tradition, developing the samba rhythms with the influence of cool American jazz to find a music with such a warm soul and natural rhythm that no-one can help but tap and sway to its beat. Bossa Nova is palm trees swaying, it is like melting sugar in hot coffee, it is the setting sun and warm sand underfoot. It is the sound and beat of Brazil, it is one of the world's coolest musical styles and it remains to this day one of the world's great musical treasures.
A really cool bit of bossa jazz from reedman Buddy Collette – an artist who's not as well associated with the genre as Stan Getz or Paul Desmond – but who really cooks nicely here! The setting is relatively lean and groovy – with guitar from Howard Roberts, bass from Mel Pollan, and percussion from Leo Acosta and Darias – both of whom bring a nice sort of west coast vibe to the set, one that's different from some of the Verve bossa modes of the time. Jim Helms handled the arrangements, with a nice airy sort of mode – and Buddy plays both tenor and flute, on titles that include "Nao Pode Ser", "Porque De Moras", "A Pele Do Marfin", "A Meie Noite", "Samba Da Tartaruga", and "Amor Levado".
With just three albums to her credit, Adele has become the most popular female singer of the 21st century. It was only a matter of time before her fantastic catalog received the Electro-Bossa treatment. The most recent volume of our hit series features the biggest hits from Adele's repertoire including Set Fire To The Rain, Someone Like You, Chasing Pavements and Hello among many others, who become brand new songs with recreations by Michelle Simonal, São Vicente Feat. Shelly Sony, Banda Do Sul Feat. Natascha, Amazonics and Scubba Feat. Anekka. With luxurious artwork, Bossa N'Rihanna is another essential addition to your lounge music collection.
Barbados superstar Rihanna receives the Electro-bossa treatment in the most recent volume of our most popular collection. The album features all the essential hits from Rihanna’s repertoire, from early classic like Umbrella and Diamonds to her most recent chart-toppers This Is What You Came For and Needed Me effortlessly transformed into bossa nova classics by Amazonics, Michelle Simonal, Groove Da Praia and Jingo among many others. With remastered sound and luxurious artwork, Bossa N’Rihanna is another essential addition to your lounge collection.