In my time off, I’ll still be looking for new music. So, I decided to catalog the interesting finds I make! Right here we have a really groovy Bossa Nova record titled ‘Bossa Nova’ (CST-302) and released in stereo on Crown Records in 1963. I picked this record up in the bargain bin in pretty good condition here (although missing the inner sleeve). What caught my eye was the divergence from standard Bossa Nova tunes, such as Desafinado, Samba de Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba), Chega De Saudade and the like, that most Bossa records of the time featured prominently. Not thinking anything of it, I paid 2$ for this record took it home and was pleasantly surprised! This album features Buddy Collette on tenor sax and flute, Howard Roberts on guitar, Mel Pollan on bass, with Leo Acosta and Darias on percussion while Jim Helms is the arranger of the record (Here is a Sample Tune where I picked up most of that information!).
Mainly this album is one of my favorite things about buying vinyl. trolling the bargain bins, finding something that looks mildly worthwhile and finding out it exceeds even your highest expectations! If you’re into Bossa Nova, especially classic sounding Bossa Nova, pick up this record and you won’t be disappointed!
Crown Records Discography