Monday, February 21, 2011

Bossa Novawesome

Jorge Ben has always been one of my favourite Brazilian musicians. How he fuses musical styles together is simply incredible, and he has an incredibly haunting voice to match. 

On a side note, Ben later changed his name to Jorge Ben Jor, apparently because some of his royalties had gone to the legendary American jazz guitarist George Benson. 

I believe that Africa Brasil is his best album to date, but Soul Jazz Records has done a great job with this compilation that features him three times.

Whether you'd like an introduction to bossa nova or a refresher, this double CD is worth picking up.

Link to Jorge Ben's Carnaval Triste below:

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