- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Atlantic 8028 (1959)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Before there were Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, there was Luiz Bonfa. Brazilian guitarist Bonfa used the more traditional Samba rhythms of the Bossa Nova and helped pave the way for the huge international success of that evocative and romantic musical genre. The first American recordings of Bonfa are preserved in this original Atlantic album. Among the highlights are the songs "Brasilia," "Blue Madrid," and "Arabesque."
- 2.I'll Remember April
- 3.Lonely Lament
- 5.George Back In Town
- 6.Blue Madrid
- 7.Island Of Trindade
- 8.Old Times (Velhos Tempos)
- 10.Indian Dance
Personnel: Luiz Bonfa (guitar); Ralph Freundlich (flute); Don Elliott (mellophone, vibraphone, triangle); Tommy Lopez (bongos, congas).
Originally released on Atlantic (8028).
Personnel: Luiz Bonf (guitar); Tommy Lopez (congas, bongos).
Liner Note Author: Gary Kramer.