180gr. 1-LP Holland
Popular / Rhythm&Blues
First exposed to the sounds of Samba and Bossa Nova while touring South America with Dizzie Gillespie in 1956, Jones recalls hearing Gillespie sitting-in with a Samba combo at Rio’s Gloria Hotel and how he was fascinated by the thrilling fusion of Jazz and Samba. Some years later in 1962, he took a stellar big band into NYC’s A&R Studios to record the Big Band Bossa Nova album. It was the culmination of a dream for Jones, who had never forgotten the musical experiences he had encountered in Brazil.