is John Pizzarelli’s fifth Telarc disc and it’s a very happy occasion for the guitarist. His love and admiration for the music of Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim comes to the forefront in the new release.
Pizzarelli’s casual approach makes him a natural for an album of light Brazilian bossas. The singing guitarist calls Bossa Nova
"a true marriage of American and Brazilian music as well American and Brazilian musicians." Joining Pizzarelli for the session are percussionist Paulinho Braga and vocalist Daniel Jobim. The latter is the grandson of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Braga was Jobim’s drummer for more than a decade. The Brazilian pianist, Cesar Camargo Mariano, sits in for a couple of tunes and his work on So Dance Samba
is outstanding. Pizzarelli’s regular pianist, Ray Kennedy, lives up to his usual high standards on the remaining eleven tracks. Bossa Nova
is recommended listening for any fan of light Latin rhythms. This is John Pizzarelli at his best! The album hits the record shops on April 27, 2004.