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Nicola Conte presents Viagem

Written by Steven Padal • April 23rd, 2010
Nicola Conte presents Viagem


During the late 50’s, a new jazz style and genre evolved from Brazil. Bossa Nova became a mixture of cool jazz and samba, which was particular to Brazilian culture, dance and music. Musical artists such as Antonio Carlo Jobim and Joan Gilberto were known for creating this new style. The 60’s became a catapult for the new popular genre that we now recognize as a standard.

One particular compilation I found is from an Italian musician, Nicola Conte, who’s style of music is influenced by none other, Bossa Nova. Conte’s musical style is not usually recognized unless seen on TV commercials, like Jet Sounds, from his Bossa Per Due album. Conte compiled some of his most influential musicians into Nicola Conte Presents Viagem. This album has many unique artists that I’ve never heard of. It became a great addition to my collection.

01 Tenorio Jr – Nebulosa
02 Trio Maraya – Canto De Ossanha
03 Hector Costita Sexo – Tokio
04 Wanda Sa – Vivo Sonhando
05 Ana Lucia – Balanço Mar
06 Zimbo Trio – Zimbo Samba
07 Djalma Dias and Sambossa 5 – Cidade Vazia
08 Octeto de Cesar Camargo Mariano – Sambules
09 Yvette – Preconceito
10 Bossa Jazz Trio – Vamos Embora Uau
11 Sansa Trio – Samba Em Blue
12 Edgard and Os Tais – Bambe Lo
13 Claudia and Brazilian Octopus – Gusto Deser Tomo Sou
14 Som 3 – Margarida b
15 Tenorio Jr – Samadhi

Steven Padal

Steven Padal lives in Chicago where great architecture and jazz surround the city. He is an architect, photographer, historian and has a passion for WWII-era culture.

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