Bossa Nova Carnival

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Bossa Nova Carnival
Bossa Nova Carnival.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1962
RecordedSeptember 6–7, 1962
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
LabelNew Jazz
NJ 8281
ProducerElliot Mazer
Dave Pike chronology
Pike's Peak
Bossa Nova Carnival
Limbo Carnival

Bossa Nova Carnival is an album by American jazz vibraphonist Dave Pike performing compositions by João Donato which was recorded in 1962 for the New Jazz label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]

AllMusic awarded the album 4½ stars and in the review by Alex Henderson, he states, "Bossa Nova Carnival wasn't an exercise in knee-jerk, insincere bandwagon jumping. Pike wanted to make a meaningful, individualistic contribution to Brazilian jazz. So instead of doing exactly what Getz, Gilberto, and Charlie Byrd were doing and performing a lot of Jobim songs, he enlisted Brazilian composer João Donato. Everything on this excellent vinyl LP was written by Donato, who provides sensuous, caressing melodies that Pike and his sidemen (who include Kenny Burrell on guitar and Clark Terry on flügelhorn) bring a lot of warmth and sensitivity to. The music swings, but it does so in a subtle, mellow, consistently melodic fashion. Undeniably one of Pike's most essential albums".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by João Donato

  1. "Samba Lero" – 4:41
  2. "Sono" – 5:36
  3. "Serenidade" – 5:14
  4. "Carnival Samba" – 4:27
  5. "Philumba" – 5:18
  6. "Melvalita" – 4:02
  7. "Ginha" – 3:56
  8. "Sausalito" – 6:04


  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on September 6, 1962 (tracks 2, 4, 5 & 7) and September 7, 1962 (tracks 1, 3, 6 & 8)



  1. ^ Prestige Records Catalog: New Jazz/Status 8200/8300 series accessed July 9, 2015
  2. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. Limbo Carnival – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved July 9, 2015.