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Kick Back Bossa Nova For Summer

Bossa nova started as the music of Brazil's upper class in the 1950s. The heyday of the genre only lasted 6 years, but its influence cuts wide and deep across jazz, electronica and popular music. Bossa nova never ceases to put me at ease, and I although I love it anytime of year, I find myself returning to in every summer in heavy doses.

Something about the carefree, sensual, cool and relaxing nature of Bossa Nova just fits perfectly with summertime.

This beautifully understated playlist takes some of the greatest Bossa Nova classics and mixes them with quality remakes, as well as more current compositions. The end result is a consistent, laid back set perfect for a fashionably lazy day by the pool. (Servants Not Included)

Kick Back Bossa Nova For Summer

1. Besame Mucho - Joao Gilberto

2. The Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto

3. The Look Of Love - Sergio Mendes 

4. Desafinado - Stan Getz

5. Vivo Sonhando - Various Artists 

6. Triste - Howard Roberts

7. Rapaz De Bem - Various Artists 

8. Blue Bossa - Estrada Brothers 

9. Berimbau - Astrud Gilberto

10. In A Manner Of Speaking - Nouvelle Vague 

11. Amor Brasileiro - Vinicius Cantuaria

12. Wave - Joao Gilberto 

13. Samba De Orfeu - 50 Guitars

14. Passarim - Eliane Elias 

15. The Shadow Of Your Smile - Various Artists

16. Romaria - Elis Regina 

17. Aguas De Marco - Antonio Carlos Jobim

18. Aquarela Do Brasil - Joao Gilberto 

19. Manha De Carnaval - Maria De Barros

20. My Foolish Heart - Various Artists 

21. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Nouvelle Vague 

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