When Brazilian bossa nova invaded the United States in the Sixties, the legacy was immediate and enduring: Kenny Dorham, Herbie Mann, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, and other American jazzers sunk their choppers into the likes of "Corcovado," "Desafinado," "Meditation," and "One Night Samba" and concocted their own tunes in the bossa nova style. Antonio Carlos Jobim, the composer of those pieces, gained an enduring appreciation for his profoundly moving, delicately shaded music. That invasion also yielded hundreds of cheesy hotel-lounge bands, haplessly, hopelessly attempting to imitate the sweetness and light of the sound, in the process doing the kind of artistic damage that no doubt resulted in a certain suite in Hell... More >>>