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Bossa Got The Blues

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Bossa Got The Blues
Bossa Got The Blues


Bossacucanova first won over fans and critics with their creative and original mix of electronic music and bossa nova, a little more than two decades ago when they exploded onto the scene with their first release Brasilidade (2001). And in 2002, the band - along with collaborator Robert Menescal - were nominated for a Latin Grammy. Since then, the trio formed by Alex Moreira, Marcio Menescal and DJ Marcelinho da Lua have released six albums and garnered critical acclaim and fan support worldwide. They are excited to announce their seventh studio album, Bossa Got The Blues. Adding to the magic of Bossa Got The Blues, Roberto Menescal once again joins Bossacucanova on another stellar collaboration. Reflecting back, Roberto explains, "First we wanted to create something more like blues than rock and bossa. Living up to its title, the blues borrowed some of the bossa elements. The creativity of what Bossacucanova created in the rhythmic part is what led me to compose this way, doing things quite differently from what I usually do." The lead single and first song on the new album "1937" was mixed by award-winning producer Moogie Canazio. The single is accompanied by a video directed and edited by Bruno LT. Another standout is "Laudir's Theme," dedicated to the band's friend and late percussionist Laudir de Oliveira who, besides being part of the rock band Chicago, had also recorded with Bossacucanova. The new album was recorded throughout 2018 in different studios in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and was composed by Menescal, his son Marcio, Alex and Marcelinho; with "Blues Bossa" being composed by Roberto Menescal and JC Costa Netto. The Bossacucanova trio also produced, recorded, programmed and mixed the entire album at Mola studio. Reflecting back on the creative process with Bossacucanova, Roberto Menescal comments, "With this album we have recorded something new, and it is entirely instrumental. The original idea came from them, the inspiration of the melodies came from me and they completed the work in a really nice way." Modern since its inception and always open for experimentation, bossa nova gains weight and becomes dance - with samples, organic instruments, guitars, analog keyboards and a lot of dub - on the new record. With the influence of Roberto Menescal, and his visionary sounds of blending textures from American Blues with the Brazilian flagship music, bossa nova, the new album creates a brand new global soundscape.


  1. Name
  2. 1937
  3. Mandacaru
  4. Train To Ipanema
  5. Sambalaya
  6. Blues Bossa
  7. Laudirs Theme
  8. Bossa Got The Blues
  9. Klaunga Rocket
  10. Vou Nessa
  11. Galeria Menescal
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