Bad! Bossa Nova

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Bad! Bossa Nova
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Studio album by Gene Ammons
Released 1962
Recorded September 9, 1962
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 34:17
Label Prestige
PR 7257
Producer Ozzie Cadena
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Bad! Bossa Nova is an album by saxophonist Gene Ammons recorded in 1962 and released on the Prestige label.[2] It was also re-released as Jungle Soul! (Ca' Purange).


Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "This was Ammons' final recording before "being made an example of" and getting a lengthy jail sentence for possession of heroin; his next record would be cut over seven years later... The music is offbeat if not all that memorable, a decent effort but not essential".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pagan Love Song" (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) – 4:45
  2. "Ca' Purange (Jungle Soul)" (Natalicio Moreira Lima) – 9:35
  3. "Anna" (Vatro – Giordano – Engvick) 3:20
  4. "Cae, Cae" (Roberto Martins) – 3:46
  5. "Moito Mato Grosso" (Gene Ammons) – 7:44
  6. "Yellow Bird" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Keith, Norman Luboff) – 5:07



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review, accessed December 12, 2012
  2. ^ Gene Ammons discography accessed December 12, 2012