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Label: Columbia
Year: 1962
Released on LP: Yes
Released on CD: Yes


1. Bossa Nova U.S.A.
2. Vento Fresco (Cool Wind)
3. The Trolley Song
4. Theme For June
5. Coracao Sensival (Tender Heart)
6. Irnao Amigo (Brother Friend)
7. There'll Be No Tomorrow
8. Cantiga Nova Swing
9. Lamento
10. This Can't Be Love


Dave Brubeck (piano)
Paul Desmond (alto sax)
Joe Morello (drums)
Eugene Wright (bass)


1. Released as CD in mini LP format in Japan under the "Sony Master Sound" series - Sony Records SRCS 9364.

2. Included in the Columbia Legacy release in 2011 – “The Dave Brubeck Quartet - The Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1955 - 1966” - 19 albums packaged in a replica mini-LP sleeve.

3. Issued by Sony Japan under the audiophile "Blu Spec" CD series.

4. Issued on CD & LP by Wax Time Records in 2012 with a bonus track " Fatha" that was originally included on "Countdown: Time in Outer Space".

5. Issued on CD in 2014 by Essential Jazz Classics (same cover as Wax Time). It includes the additional track "Fatha" plus the following from the album " My Favorite Things"

*Over and Over Again
*Why Can't I?
*Little Girl Blue
*My Romance
*The Circus on Parade
*The Most Beautiful Girl in the World


All Music Guide – Review – copyright

With the popularization of bossa nova in the early '60s, practically every recording artist had to have at least one bossa nova album. This effort by the Dave Brubeck Quartet is better than most due to the high quality of the compositions, of which the title cut is best-known. The date's two standards ("This Can't Be Love" and "Trolley Song") also fare well on this upbeat session.

Scott Yanow

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