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The Sophisticated Sounds of Bossa Nova

World music critic Milo Miles says the Brazilian style was seen as a mark of refinement for both Brazilian and American listeners. But it's this polish that can sometimes make the genre tiresome. Nonetheless, the new CD The Legendary Joao Gilberto is a worthwhile listen.



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Other segments from the episode on October 18, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 18, 1990: Interview with Roger Simon; Review of Joao Gilberto's album "The Legendary Joao Gilberto"; Interview with Ruth Sidransky; Review of the film "Fantasia."


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