Bossa Nova Bacchanal

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Bossa Nova Bacchanal
Bossa Nova Bacchanal.jpg
Studio album by Charlie Rouse
Released 1963
Recorded November 26, 1962 & January 22, 1965
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 35:29 original LP
Label Blue Note
BST 84119
Producer Alfred Lion
Charlie Rouse chronology
Bossa Nova Bacchanal
Two Is One

Bossa Nova Bacchanal is an album by American saxophonist Charlie Rouse recorded in 1962 and released on the Blue Note label.[1] The CD reissue includes on bonus track recorded in 1965.[2]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Rouse's embrace of bossa nova, as well as other Latin and Caribbean music, is firmly rooted in jazz -- and not American jazz trying to be Brazilian. Rhythmically, Rouse, who is a hard bopper if there ever was one, takes the rhythmic and harmonic concepts of the samba, marries them to Afro-Caribbean folk styles, and burns it all through with the gloriously unapologetic swing of jazz... Ultimately, this is one of Rouse's finest moments as a leader".[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by except as indicated
  1. "Back to the Tropics" (Leighla Whipper) - 3:57
  2. "Aconteceu" (Ed Lincoln, Silvio Rodríguez) - 3:00
  3. "Velhos Tempos" (Luiz Bonfá) - 4:50
  4. "Samba de Orfeu" (Bonfá, Antonio María) - 6:20
  5. "Un Dia" (Margarita Orelia Benskina, Rouse) - 5:56
  6. "Merci Bon Dieu" (Frantz Casseus) - 5:57
  7. "In Martinique" (Lionel Belasco, Whipper) - 5:29
  8. "One for Five" (Rouse) - 7:05 Bonus track on CD reissue

Recorded on November 26, 1962 (1-7) and January 22, 1965 (8).


On bonus track


  1. ^ Blue Note Records discography accessed November 16, 2010
  2. ^ Charlie Rouse discography accessed November 16, 2010
  3. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed November 16, 2010