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Bossa Antigua


Download links and information about Bossa Antigua by Paul Desmond. This album was released in 1964 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 59:31 minutes.

Artist: Paul Desmond
Release date: 1964
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 59:31
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No. Title Length
1. Bossa Antigua 4:42
2. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes 5:08
3. O Gato 4:36
4. Samba Cantina 5:42
5. Curacao Doloroso 4:34
6. A Ship Without a Sail 6:22
7. Alianca 4:33
8. The Girl from East 9th Street 6:16
9. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (Alternate Take) 7:33
10. Samba Cepeda 5:09
11. O Gato (Alternate Take) 4:56



Bossa Antigua picks up the samba-based rim shots of drummer Connie Kay on Take Ten and tries to make a whole new record out of them. While the title track duplicates the original percolating groove of "El Prince," other tracks like "Samba Cantina" revert to a typical bossa nova rhythm of the period, which leads one to conclude that "bossa antigua" is merely whatever Desmond says it is. Of the album's two non-originals, "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," of course, is made-to-order for Desmond's wistful, sophisticated temperament, and he delivers exactly what a Desmond devotee would expect and love; and "A Ship Without a Sail" has some memorable off-the-cuff solo ideas. Jim Hall is around again to lend subtle rhythm support and low-key savvy in his solos, and like many Desmond companions of this period, he makes a fine sparring partner in the contrapuntal exchanges. The Brubeck Quartet's Gene Wright again lends a sturdy hand on bass. The playing is wonderful throughout, though just missing the full-throttle inspiration of Take Ten. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi