Ramsey Lewis - Bossa Nova

Ramsey Lewis - Bossa Nova

Catalogue Code: 715722

Barcode: 5050457157227

Release Date: 18 Mar 2016

One of the first artists to record a bossa nova influenced album, Ramsey Lewis utilised a small group of Brazilian musicians to augment his traditional trio and emerged with an unusual yet engaging album. Much of the credit for this must go to the incredibly tight and rhythmic battery provided by bassist Eldee Young and drummer Redd Holt, who took to the bossa beat like naturals who had played the style for years rather than novices encountering it for the first time. On top of the rhythm comes Ramsey’s pop aware piano, aided from time to time by vocalists such as Carmen Costa and Josef Paulo, who lend credibility and flavouring to the overall feel. The end result is a varied and yet important album in Ramsey’s catalogue and one that has endured over the years.

1. Samba De Orpheus
2. Maha de Carnaval (The Morning Of The Carnaval)
3. As Criancinhas (The Children)
4. A Noite Do Meu Bem (The Night Of My Love)
5. O Pato (The Duck)
6. Generique (Happiness)
7. Roda Moinho (Whirlpool)
8. Cara De Palhaco (The Face Of The Clown)
9. Canacao Para Geralda (A Song For Geraldine)