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bos·sa no·va

 (bŏs′ə nō′və, bô′sə)
1. A style of popular Brazilian music derived from the samba but with more melodic and harmonic complexity and less emphasis on percussion.
2. A lively Brazilian dance that is similar to the samba.

[Portuguese : bossa, trend + nova, new.]

bossa nova

(ˈbɒsə ˈnəʊvə)
1. (Dancing) a dance similar to the samba, originating in Brazil
2. (Pop Music) a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
[C20: Portuguese, literally: new voice]

bos•sa no•va

(ˈbɒs ə ˈnoʊ və, ˈbɔ sə)
n., pl. bossa no•vas.
1. jazz-influenced music of Brazilian origin, rhythmically related to the samba.
2. a dance performed to this music.
[1960–65; < Portuguese: literally, new tendency, leaning]

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How he got from Bach and Mozart to the music of Jobim, bossa novas and sambas is a reflection of Ma's passion for learning.
The bossa novas of Gilberto and Jobim deliberately smoothed out the samba beat to an understated, sensuous glide.
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In 1996, he toured Brazil with his trio for the first time, performing for the people whose music had so influenced him, This recording completes Pizzarelli's Brazilian love affair with a repertoire of 13 classic bossa novas, including One Note Samba, The Girl from Ipanema, Desafinado, Aquelas Coisas Todas, and Aguas De Marco, among others, Joining Pizzarelli on this Brazilian odyssey are Ray Kennedy (piano), Martin Pizzarelli (bass), Harry Allen (saxophone), and Jim Saporito (percussion), plus Brazilian musicians Paulinho Brags (drums), Daniel Jobim (Portuguese vocals), and Cesar Camargo Mariano (piano).