Monday, April 15, 2013

Quincy Jones
"Big Band Bossa Nova" (Vinyl)

I just found a re-release copy of this album down in Omaha over the weekend.  Printed on hefty 180g vinyl, this is the sort of quality no-frills pressing you want to find; obviously made by music-lovers for music-lovers.

Originally released in 1962, this was near the beginning of Quincy Jones' illustrious career.  It features Jones' own arrangements of different Latin-themed tunes, capitalizing on the popularity of the Latin music craze during that decade.

Most famously, the lead-off track, "Soul Bossa Nova" was used as the theme song for Mike Myers' "Austin Powers" films in the 1990's.  To be fair, this is how I knew what I was holding.

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