Milton Banana & The Oscar Castro Neves Quintet
The Rhythm and the Sound of Bossa Nova
Label: Honey Pie Records (Italy)
Catalog: HONEY 068LP
Reissue, originally released in 1963. Milton Banana was one of the busiest drummers during the golden age of bossa nova. He was the man who provided the subtle and elegant groove for some historical recordings like João Gilberto's "Chega de Saudade" and the highly celebrated Getz/Gilberto album (1964), further he worked extensively with Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Donato, Sergio Mendes, Luiz Bonfà, Bola Sete, and many others. Originally released in 1963, O Ritmo E O Som Da Bossa Nova (The Rhythm and the Sound of Bossa Nova) stands as his perfect showcase featuring classy versions of Brazilian hits, among them: Gilberto's "Desafinado", Jobim's "Samba de una Nota", and Lalo Schifrin's "O Amor e a Rosa".