I'm embarrassed I don't have more Jobim music in my collection. So this helps to correct that. Great samba classics from the master himself.
I posted about this group several weeks ago, and had them on my list I took to the record shop. Beside the jazz collections, it the only one on the list I got to cross off'
Here are two selection from Norway and Finland. This the second CD by Tord Gustavsen I have. I'm a sucker for ECM label artists. There a spacey chamber jazz feel to his music. The Jazz form Finland CD was a total gamble, I couldn't resist the 80 page booklet. All the groups are unknown to me and pronouncing their name is a big challenge. First listen through, only one cut out of the 13 was too crazy to like.
Here's interior spreads from the Jazz from Finland booklet. As I said, good luck with pronouncing those names.
These two buys below were part impulse. I remember liking the movie The Messenger, and thought it would a nice non-football Sunday movie. I have some early albums of bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and liked them. Unfortunately this CD sucks, totally. His early stuff was a mix of Punk-Jazz , in the the vain of Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Living Color. This one is smooth jazz/funk/with a bad attempt at social message, it fails on all levels. The kicker is I picked this over a CD of bassist Stanley Clark first solo album, which I have the LP of already and love it. The bad choice cost 5 bucks. But. I'll enjoy my other purchases to ease my pain.