Various Artists

Pure Brazil: Bossa in Rio

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Pure Brazil: Bossa in Rio is a 16-track collection (plus a DVD) from bossa nova stars like Antonio Carlos Jobim (also listed here as Tom Jobim), Toquinho and Chico Buarque, Nara Leão, and Sylvia Telles, as well as lighter contributions from the generally more MPB and samba oriented Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, and Jorge Ben. Pure Brazil, while not an all-inclusive introduction to the genre (particularly because of the number of multiple entries per artist), does contain some of the mainstays -- "Garota de Ipanema," "Corcovado," and "Copacabana," for example -- and if you're looking for soft, breezy summertime music, it does the trick.

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