Blue Bossa

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"Blue Bossa"
Song by Kenny Dorham
from the album Page One
Released1963 (1963)
Composer(s)Kenny Dorham

"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 978-0-292-71496-0.
  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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