Welcome to episode 262 where today we are reaching into the LJS Podcast Vault and going back in time to revisit an episode all about Bossa Nova. Special guest Livio Almeida walks us through the basics, shedding light on important rhythms, composers, and tunes. This is one of those episodes that needs another listen!
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Today on the podcast we are going to be traveling back in time.
We are going to be reaching into the vault of the LJS podcast to reflect on an episode back in the earlier days of the show that I think is really important and one that I don’t really talk about, or at least a subject matter I don’t really touch on a lot nowadays because I’m not really an expert in the field.
However, it’s really important to jazz, and that is Bossa Nova and understanding the basic rhythms, understanding some ideas about how to play Bossa Nova well because Bossa Novas are a big part of the jazz standard repertoire so we need to know that very well.
I had a special guest, Livio Almeida, onboard this episode that we are going to revisit today and he is an expert at all the stuff and an incredible jazz musician as well.
In this episode:
1. Learn about the origins of Bossa Nova
2. Learn basic rhythmic structures of Bossa Nova
3. Learn important composers to be aware of
4. Learn important tunes you need to learn
5. Learn about “Choro” music (Brazilian bebop)
6. Brent recaps his biggest episode takeaways