Monday, April 15, 2013
"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.
Posted by T. at 9:38 AM