Artist: Zaccarias and His Orchestra
LP: Dance the Bossa Nova
[ listen ]
The owner of one of the best used record stores in Seattle often pulls things aside for me that he thinks I might want to add to my collection. This terrific 1962 bossa nova record by the swarthy and debonaire Brazilian bandleader Zaccarias, along with his orchestra, is one of the records he had waiting for me when I stopped by the store this past Saturday. You can read about the life and career of Aristides Zaccarias and listen to another one of his songs here. If I ever make a movie, Zack's "Mumúrio" will be playing over the opening credits, no matter if it's a screwball comedy, a horror film, or a documentary about Russian prison camps.
[ Zaccarias without His Orchestra, 1946 ]