Let's make a great start today, a special day that will end with an amazing post that is probably one of the most wanted records of a great instrumental trio.
This is The Pan America Orchestra - Big Band, Big Voices, Bossa Nova (1963) by Musidisc. Once again, a very hard to find LP that is even unavailable at major auction websites. This is to fulfill a request of a Loronix friend of Portugal, which is since now invited to tell us more about The Pan American Orchestra.
Big Band, Big Voices, Bossa Nova, mix orchestra arrangements with Samba percussion with tamborim and pandeiro on top of the rhythm section, enjoyable. Tracks include:
01 - Chega de Saudade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
02 - Brigas Nunca Mais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 - Samba Maravilhoso (José Toledo / Jean Manzon)
04 - Pode Implorar (Nilo Sergio / Sebastião Fonseca)
05 - Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen / E. Y. Harburg)
06 - Se Todos Fossem Iguais a Você (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
07 - Apito no Samba (Luis Bandeira)
08 - É Luxo Só (Ary Barroso / Luis Peixoto)
09 - I Cried For You (A. Freed / A. Lyman / G. Arnhein)
10 - Granada (Agustin Lara)