João Gilberto

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by João Gilberto

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10 June 1931, Juazeiro, Brazil. The Gilberto name is utterly synonymous with bossa nova: the light, melodic, samba-based musical hybrid that swept America and the rest of the world in the mid-60s. Guitarist/vocalist/composer João Gilberto grew up interested in Brazilian samba, absorbing the traditional rhythms and melodies, but became seduced by jazz - the other ingredient in the bossa recipe - listening to radio stations playing American music. During the early 50s he settled in Rio De... Read more

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bossa nova
brazilian
jazz
mpb
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