Bossa 65, by Gary Walker, WBGO – US

With deep roots in the Bossa tradition, pianist Antonio Adolfo salutes two major influences on his life and the life of Bossa—Carlos Lyra, a celebrated singer and composer (whom Antonio calls his "Godfather") and Brazilian guitarist and composer Roberto Menescal, who gave the gem "Little Boat" to the Bossa world. Influenced by bebop, soul and West Coast jazz, Antonio Adolfo and his Octet shine in this beautiful tribute to two legendary composers and performers.

From Monday, July 3 through Friday, July 7, one cut from the Bossa 65 album will be featured each morning on the New Day, New Play spotlight on my Daybreak show.

Preview “Rio” from Bossa 65, above.