Bossa Antigua

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Bossa Antigua
Bossa Antigua.jpg
Studio album by Paul Desmond
Released 1965
Recorded July 28 & 29, 1964, August 20, 1964 and September 8, 1964
RCA Studio A, New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 58:45
Label RCA Victor LPM 3320
Producer George Avakian
Paul Desmond chronology
Take Ten
(1963)
Bossa Antigua
(1965)
Glad to Be Unhappy
(1964)

Bossa Antigua is an album recorded by American jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond featuring performances recorded in 1964 which were released on the RCA Victor label.[1][2][3] The album title is a kind of pun: Bossa Antigua ("old thing") in contrast to the popular musical genre Bossa Nova ("the new thing").[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[5]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating " The playing is wonderful throughout, though just missing the full-throttle inspiration of Take Ten".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Paul Desmond except where noted.

  1. "Bossa Antigua" – 4:43
  2. "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (Jerry Brainin, Buddy Bernier) – 5:04
  3. "O Gato" (Jane Herbert) – 4:33
  4. "Samba Cantina" – 5:38
  5. "Curacao Doloroso" – 4:30
  6. "A Ship Without a Sail" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 6:18
  7. "Alianca" – 4:29
  8. "The Girl from East 9th Street" – 6:13
  9. "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" [alternate take] (Brainin, Bernier) – 7:18 Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "Samba Cepeda" – 5:06 Bonus track on CD reissue
  11. "O Gato" [alternate take] – 4:53 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded Webster Hall on June 13, 1964 (track 8) at RCA Studio A in New York City on July 28, 1964 (tracks 1, 4 & 10), July 29, 1964 (tracks 2, 6 & 9), August 20, 1964 (tracks 3, 5 & 11), and September 8, 1964 (track 7).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Desmond Catalog accessed February 29, 2016
  2. ^ Paul Desmond Discography Part Three: 1960-1969 Archived 2016-03-24 at the Wayback Machine. accessed February 29, 2016
  3. ^ Berry, S. Jim Hall discography accessed February 29, 2016
  4. ^ Album liner notes Archived March 11, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. accessed May 1st, 2015
  5. ^ a b Ginell, Richard S.. Bossa Antigua – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved February 29, 2016.