Blue Bossa

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For the McCoy Tyner album, see Blue Bossa (album).
"Blue Bossa"
Music by Kenny Dorham
Written 1963
Form Jazz standard
Original artist Joe Henderson

"Blue Bossa" is an instrumental jazz composition by Kenny Dorham. It was introduced on Joe Henderson's 1963 album Page One.[1] A blend of hard bop and bossa nova, the tune was possibly influenced by Dorham's visit to the Rio de Janeiro Jazz Festival in 1961.[2][3] The tune has since been recorded numerous times by different artists, making it a jazz standard.[4]

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  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Page One > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  2. ^ Oliphant, Dave (1996). Texan jazz. University of Texas Press. p. 257. ISBN 0-292-76045-0. 
  3. ^ Oliphant, Dave (2007). Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State. University of Texas Press. p. 5. ISBN 0-292-71496-3. 
  4. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2002). All Music Guide to Jazz: The Definitive Guide to Jazz Music. Backbeat Books. p. 344. ISBN 0-87930-717-X. 

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