Of all the many musical exports Brazil has unleashed upon the world, no single piano player has done more for popularizing that country's music than Sergio Mendes. In the Sixties, with his group Brasil '66, he helped bring bossa nova into nearly every American home. That disc scored a radio hit with "Mais Que Nada." But Mendes also broke out on the boob tube, too, when he played a tricked-out version of Burt Bacharach's "The Look of Love" at the Oscars and then saw it crack this... More >>>
The spirit of Sergio Mendes's Brasil '66 still lives in 2008.