Sunday Morning Jazz: Stone Flower

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One of the most prolific artists to ever come out of Brazil; the musician known as Antonio Carlos Jobim expanded the sound of South American music as well as jazz. His calm, arrangements brought a smooth, organic sound wave to jazz that was quickly assimilated. Jobim is possibly the main driving force behind the Bossa Nova fad of the early 1960's. A fad that would eventually help Brazilian music eat itself towards the end of the 60's due to its Americanization and subsequent overexposure. Politics aside, enjoy his 1970 offering Stone Flower, with its obvious Claude Debussy influences. It is truly one of the most beautiful albums for you to experience on a Sunday, wherever you are...