Brian Nova | Blue and Bossa Nova

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Blue and Bossa Nova

by Brian Nova

Nova brings his fast guitar work and beautiful ballad style to some favorite standards -- all with a Bossa Nova beat. The quartet swings hard and Nova delivers many of the tunes with his warm, sultry vocals.
Genre: Jazz: Bossa Nova
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1. Just Friends
3:45 album only
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2. So Danco Samba
3:42 album only
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3. Bluesology
4:41 album only
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4. I'll Remember You
3:18 album only
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5. At Long Last Love
3:57 album only
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6. Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You
4:04 album only
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7. O Pato
3:40 album only
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8. I'll Remember April
4:16 album only
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9. Sabor a Mi
3:20 album only
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10. Long Ago and Far Away
3:17 album only
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11. Estate
4:52 album only
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12. Don't Let It Go to Your Head
2:50 album only
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13. Wave
8:17 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Brian Nova presents the beautiful Bossa Nova sounds with some swinging Jazz and Blues tunes. He is the only guitarist in the world who has studied and toured with the two titans of jazz guitar; Herb Ellis and Joe Pass. Enjoy the beautiful technique and artistry of Brian Nova’s Jazz guitar and vocals on Blue & Bossa Nova.

The Musicians:
Brian Nova - Guitar. Brian has played on numerous recordings and has toured with same great Jazz artists. Artists such as Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd, Eddie Harris, Stanley Turrentine, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Jeff Hamilton, Fred Wesley, Ernestine Anderson, Diane Schuur, Freddie Cole, and Blues and Rock Legends Charlie Musselwhite and Steve Miller (just to name a few). Nova not only records but tours extensively throughout North America, Europe, Japan and China. And just as his mentors nurtured his skills, he takes the time to conduct master guitar clinics at Universities and while on tour.

Buddy Catlett - Bass. This Jazz legend began his career touring with Quincy Jones. He spent time with the Count Basie Orchestra and can be heard on the famous recordings of Frank Sinatra with the Count Basie Orchestra such as “Fly Me to the Moon”. He then toured and recorded with the legendary Louis Armstrong and can be heard on recordings such as “What a Wonderful World”.

Larry Fuller - Piano. Larry is a world-class, hard swinging pianist. He was Ernestine Anderson’s Pianist/musical director for many years (including a Grammy nomination). He then was the pianist in drummer Jeff Hamilton’s powerhouse trio, and was then Ray Brown’s last pianist. He continues top play with today’s greatest Jazz musicians.


Greg Williamson - Drums. Greg has played with many great artists including Ernestine Anderson and the Woody Herman Orchestra.

Reviews of Blue & Bossa Nova:
“Nova uncorks a series of tasty, understated workouts on a repertoire of jazz standards and Bossa Nova classics. The guitarists long, single note runs paint some well-drawn narratives... and the rhythm duo of Catlett and Williamson provide supple, swinging underpinnings. The leader's warm unadorned vocal readings add a nostalgia-induced romantic gloss to the proceedings, but it's Nova's string-bending and the collective swing that impresses me most... The members listen as well as they play, and they play really well.” - Jazz Steps

“Like Herb Ellis, Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass before him, Nova is a smooth guitarist who tosses off fluid runs and melodic riffs like nobody's business... The band is swinging... The musicianship is hot and tasteful... Nova's got the goods...” - The Rocket

Quotes from great players:
“ I feel Brian is one of the finest jazz guitarists on the scene!” - Joe Pass

“Brian is one of my favorite duet partners. He goes for the groove.” - Red Mitchell

“He is a true pleasure to play with. He’s my Man!” - Herb Ellis

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