Soul Bossa Nova

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"Soul Bossa Nova"
Song by Quincy Jones
from the album Big Band Bossa Nova
Released 1962
Recorded 1961
Genre Swing, jazz, samba, bossa nova
Length 2:50
Songwriter(s) Quincy Jones
Producer(s) Quincy Jones

"Soul Bossa Nova" is a popular instrumental title, composed by and first performed by American impresario, jazz composer, arranger, and record producer Quincy Jones. It appeared on his 1962 Big Band Bossa Nova album on Mercury Records.[1]

According to Jones, he took twenty minutes to compose the piece.[2] The piece prominently features a cuíca, responsible for the distinctive "laughing" sound in the first bars. Multi-reed player Roland Kirk played the flute solo. Incomplete personnel on the album liner notes do not specify the prominent brass players.

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  2. ^ Jones, Quincy (2001-10-01). Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones. Random House Digital, Inc. p. 263. ISBN 9780385488969. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Harvey, Adam; Hyman, Dick (2007-03-06). The Soundtracks of Woody Allen: A Complete Guide to the Songs and Music in Every Film, 1969-2005. McFarland. p. 147. ISBN 9780786429684. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "CTV Produced Shows Over the Years". BellMedia. Archived from the original on 17 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Michael, Eric Dyson (2009-12-08). Born to Use Mics. Basic Civitas Books. p. 91. ISBN 9780786727650. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Rear cover of 1998 CD reissue of Big Band Bossa Nova.
  7. ^ Krewen, Nick (2014-05-12). "'This lady is really special,' the legendary producer says of his 20-year-old Canadian protégé". The Toronto Star. ISSN 0319-0781. Retrieved 2016-02-17.