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Nica’s Dream

Nica's Dream was composed by Horace Silver. He wrote the piece for Pannonica de Koenigswarter, a supporter and friend to many jazz musicians in...

Desafinado

Desafinado is a bossa nova composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim in 1959. The Portuguese word "desafinado" can be translated into English as "out of...

The Shadow of Your Smile

The Shadow of Your Smile was written by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. This piece was composed by Mandel for the...

Con Alma

"Con Alma" is a tune written by the great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. This tune fuses Latin American influences and bebop, as Gillespie became well-known...

How Insensitive

How Insensitive or Insensatez in Portuguese is a bossa nova written by Antonio Carlos Jobim. "Insensatez" means "absurdity" or "folly" in Portuguese.  The Portuguese lyrics...

Triste

"Triste" is a bossa nova written by the great Brazilian musician and composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Triste which means "sad" in English was included in...

Wave

"Wave" is a bossa nova tune written by Antonio Carlos Jobim. It is also called "Vou te Contar" in Portuguese. English lyrics were later...

Recorda Me

"Recorda Me" is a composition by tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. It is performed as a bossa and is a great tune to know for...

The Girl From Ipanema

"The Girl From Ipanema" is a bossa nova tune written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and became one of the modern worlds popular songs. It...

Song For My Father

"Song For My Father" is a Bossa Nova style tune written by Horace Silver. It's the title track to his hit 1956 Blue Note...

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