Originally posted by serigadoJobim ranks far up the list for sure.
Chico Buarque is the King (imo).
What are your favorite Bossa songs/composers?
Originally posted by Mark AdkinsTom Jobim is another God.
Jobim ranks far up the list for sure.
Astrud Gilberto (Dindi, Photograph, Once I Loved, Meditation, etc., etc., etc., a lot of which falls under the rubric of Jobim)
So Danco Samba (Getz/Gilberto)
Some Paul Desmond (e.g., Samba de Orfeu)
Wave (Toots Thielmans & Elis Regina)
Not all of this falls strictly under the rubric of Bossa Nova, but close enough...
Originally posted by serigadoThere is a very fine three disc set called The Man From Ipanema showcasing his work and that of many of the artists who became famous (or more famous) by association with his music. If I recall correctly, the first disc consists of vocal versions, the second contains instrumental versions only, and the third gives variant versions of a relatively few songs -- the latter sounds like it ought to be tedious but (for the most part) it isn't).
Tom Jobim is another God.
"So Danco Samba" -> learning to play that one now