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Break 'n Bossa: The American Chapter, Vol. 2

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Although Instinct put out Break 'n Bossa: The American Chapter, Vol. 2, all of the artists who appear on it are on the roster of the Italian label Schema Records. Some of them, like Nicola Conte and the Dining Rooms, are already recognized in the acid jazz and downbeat scenes, while others, like Fragmentorchestra and Combo Granata, are just beginning to get their names out there. As to be expected from the title, the album is a combination of smooth Italo-lounge and bossa beats, and done well, too, which makes Break 'n Bossa, Vol. 2 work well either as an introduction to the genre or a good addition to a collection for fans of Conte, Les Hommes, and the like.

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