Our aritist in the spotlight this week is just what the doctor ordered for the dog days of summer. In many ways, the bossa-nova and Brazilian Jazz sound of Joao Gilberto's playing and song-writing embody the essence of warm, lazy days for many a music fan.
As Brazil's greatest living musician, Gilberto has produced a body of work that it's hard to wrap one's mind around. With a recorded catalog of over 60 years of studio albums and an almost countless number of amazing compositions, Joao Gilberto has truly earned the nickname "O Mito" (The Legend) in his native Brazil.
With his signature soft singing style and minimalist guitar work, Joao Gilberto creates a highly accesible form of music that defies category. Call it bossa-nova, latin-jazz, brazilian jazz, or whatever pleases you. We'll just call it good music!See Past Artist Spotlights