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Encyclopedia > Brazilian jazz

Brazilian jazz is the term for the style of jazz popular or associated with Brazil. The style is sometimes seen as a Brazilian outgrowth of cool jazz as many of the early populists of jazz in Brazil were associated with that sub-genre. It was noted for the bossa nova, which mixes samba and jazz, and a greater use of guitar than in North American jazz. CD reissue of Daviss 1957 LP Birth of the Cool, collecting much of his 1949 to 1950 work. ... Bossa nova is a style of Brazilian music created by Antonio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto and first introduced in Brazil by Gilbertos recording of Chega de Saudade, in 1958, a song written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, first released as a single, and shortly thereafter as the album... Samba is one of the most popular forms of music in Brazil. ...


Initially jazz in Brazil faced some critical disdain because of jazz's association with the United States. Although popular as early as 1922 leading Brazilian musical figures considered musicians who experimented with jazz to be succumbing to foreign cultural influence. Still by the 1950s Brazilian jazz had taken on enough native Brazilian cultural aspects to begin to be seen as "Brazilian." 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Hence it became popular in the United States as a kind of "new sub-genre." Preparation for that might have been interest in samba shown in the 1942 Disney film Saludos Amigos and in US the popularity of Carmen Miranda. However Brazilian jazz itself gained a following in the early 1960s. In 1962 American tenor saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist Charlie Byrd had success with Jazz Samba. This album fused jazz with Brazilian music. Although Brazilian musicians themselves would be important as well. The guitarist João Gilberto and his wife, the singer Astrud Gilberto, worked with Getz as well as having some US success with their own albums. The composer Antonio Carlos Jobim played a crucial role as well in bringing the music a wide and respectable audience. Sergio Mendes helped popularize the music in Japan and became the biggest Brazilian star in the U.S. Although later his popularity in the US waned. 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... Saludos Amigos is the sixth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Carmen Miranda (February 9, 1909 – August 5, 1955); birth name Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, GCIH) was a Portuguese-Brazilian samba singer and motion picture star most active in the 1940s. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Stan Getz Stanley Getz, better known as Stan Getz (February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz musician. ... Charles L. Byrd (September 16, 1925 - November 30, 1999), better known as Charlie Byrd, was a famous jazz guitarist, born in Suffolk, Virginia. ... Jazz Samba is a bossa nova LP by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, released on the Verve label in 1963. ... João Gilberto (born João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira on June 10, 1931 in the town of Juazeiro, Bahia) is a Brazilian musician and considered one of the co-creators, with Tom Jobim, of bossa nova. ... Astrud Gilberto Astrud Gilberto (born March 29, 1940) is a Brazilian singer best known for her samba and bossa nova music. ... Antonio Carlos Jobim (born Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim, January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro – December 8, 1994 in New York City), also known as Tom Jobim, was a Brazilian composer, arranger, singer, pianist and one of the greatest legends of the bossa nova era. ... Cover of the album Timeless by Sergio Mendes. ...


In current times Luciana Souza and Eliane Elias are important musicians from Brazil who work in the subgenre. It is also known for contributors from the United States with Chick Corea being a living example of a jazz musician who does Brazilian jazz. Luciana Souza is a Brazilian jazz singer and composer. ... Eliane Elias (born March 19, 1960 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a jazz pianist based in New York since 1981. ... Chick Corea on the cover of sheet music book Chick Corea Collection Armando Anthony Chick Corea (born June 12, 1941) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American jazz pianist/keyboardist and composer. ...


See also

Bossa nova is a style of Brazilian music created by Antonio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto and first introduced in Brazil by Gilbertos recording of Chega de Saudade, in 1958, a song written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, first released as a single, and shortly thereafter as the album...

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Brazilian jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (434 words)
Brazilian jazz is the term for the style of jazz popular or associated with Brazil.
The style is sometimes seen as a Brazilian outgrowth of cool jazz as many of the early populists of jazz in Brazil were associated with that sub-genre.
It was noted for the bossa nova, which mixes samba and jazz, and a greater use of guitar than in North American jazz.
Brazilian Jazz (905 words)
Brazilians have long been leery of U.S. intervention in their country's politics and economics, and this outlook has led in some cases to cultural mistrust as well.
These attacks didn't stop jazz from becoming all the rage in Brazil during the '20s, and soon many an orchestra and conjunto had no choice but to heed the trend and call themselves jazz bands.
Despite the occasional brouhaha, jazz continues as a legitimate Brazilian expression that has sprouted numerous sub-genres ranging across the musical spectrum from the classic acoustic piano/bass/drums formula of Zimbo Trio to the electric/electronic mixes of Azymuth.
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