Personnel: Cannonball Adderley, Paulo Moura (alto saxophone); Pedro Paulo (trumpet); Sergio Mendes (piano); Durval Ferreira (guitar); Octavio Bailey, Jr. (bass); Dom Um Romao (drums).
Producer: Orrin Keepnews.
Reissue producer: Orrin Keepnews, Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded at Plaza Sound, New York, New York on December 7, 10 & 11, 1962. Originally released on Riverside (9455). Includes liner notes by Orrin Keepnews.
Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Ron McMaster.
Personnel: Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone); Paulo Moura (alto saxophone); Pedro Paulo (trumpet); Durval Ferreira (guitar); Sergio Mendes (piano); Dom Um Romao (snare drum).
Liner Note Author: Orrin Keepnews.
Recording information: New York, NY (12/07/1962); Plaza Sound, NY (12/07/1962).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Paulo Moura; Cannonball Adderley.
Adderley's distinctly rich and bluesy alto sound, coupled with an ability to create fluid, highly melodic solos, earned him respect and admiration from the mid-'50s onward. Usually best known for his work with his own group and with the Miles Davis Quintet, Adderley also spearheaded a 1962 collaboration with the Bossa Rio Sextet of Brazil. Marrying jazz and bossa, the musicians created CANNONBALL'S BOSSA NOVA, an album of unforgettable, sun-drenched tunes.
It's clear from the start that Adderley's sound complements the sextet's original repertoire. His alto is always at the fore, whether playing the bewitching melody of Ferreira and Einhorn's "Clouds," or soloing lyrically over "Corcovado," a tune later popularized by Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto. Pedro Paulo's trumpet works with Paulo Moura's alto sax to produce sharp, well-executed riffs that add to the upbeat feel of "Minha Saudades" and "Batida Diferentes." Durval Ferreira's rhythmic strumming is ever present, and all players are at their best on "Sambops."