Wayne Cook has been working in Bossa Nova jazz for over two years, with two CD’s of music recorded and placed on Amazon.com* . In this second release, Barbara Baldwin Furtado accepted my invitation and joined me in producing this album. Between us, we spent hundreds of hours writing, auditioning, producing and recording a flavor of Brazilian jazz that is rare in the United States.
Bossa Nova was quasi invented by a trio of men in Brazil in 1959, with Vinicius Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Joao Gilberto all contributing to the world famous Girl From Ipanema. The roots of Bossa go back much further into the 30’s when Afro/Latin music was being formed in South America, primarily in Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and the state of Bahia in Brazil.
All photography is courtesy of Barbara Baldwin Furtado as well as unending encouragement, critiques and many, many long hours of joint editing. Wayne Cook wrote and performed the jazz, with the accompaniment of studio session players on bass, piano, brass and wind instruments. We hope you enjoy the images Barbara took, and check out the CD on Amazon.com
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