BEBO BEST & THE SUPER LOUNGE ORCHESTRA
We are happy to introduce the eighth album by Bebo Best & the Super Lounge Orchestra for the prestigious Chin-Chin Records label.
Bossa nova, Jazz, Swing, Funk are musical genres followed all over the world; for the first time this album combines the tradition of Bossa nova with the Swing, through a clever use of grooves, with the spirit of whatever "Nu Jazz" might be: a way-cool cinematic bossa nova jazz groove that could pass for a late-'60s or early-'70s soundtrack recording, added with early 21st century electronic touches. Bebo blends elements of dance music, jazz, swing and downtempo into one delicious, happy cocktail and the exuberant insouciance of parties, It could be modernly called “the Swingin 'Bossa”, just today that this music becomes popular and that Bossanova and Nu-Jazz became so cool.
While for many groups the process of finding the “vintage sound” may often sounds old, Bebo Best and his band The Super Lounge Orchestra are projecting the 60s into the future. A glance at the cover is convincing, the color of this project is absolutely retro, but this label is too restrictive. In fact, the group excels as one of its kind. Lovers of Latin music will be enthusiastic. Crazy percussions, incisive brass, Hammond organ, guitars and bass: all the ingredients are enough to turn this record into a rather original sound object, without to distort its intrinsically retro nature, anchored in the heart of a Latin / jazz / funk triangle. Result: a festive and dancing cocktail, perfectly suited to enter the new season with joy!
In addition to being a producer and a DJ, Bebo Best is a multi-instrumentalist and a very experienced arranger.
With a solid groovy' jazz n bossa nova background. Working with a premier group of jazz musicians from Italy, France and Brazil, Bebo Best uses all his skills to create a musical framework that reflects the perfect blend of jazz and bossa in the early 60s, bringing the music forward with its sophisticated arrangements but also pulsating, rhythmic and enjoyable.
With the fascinating solo of the tenor saxophone, trumpet and vibraphone, “Swingin' Bossa” is also the perfect recording for modern fans of fine jazz and bossa nova.
It's hip, elegant, graceful, and smart