Monday, May 26, 2014

The Brazilian Music Book

The Brazilian Music Book:
Brazil's Singers, Songwriters, and Musicians Tell the
Story of Bossa Nova, MPB, and Brazilian Jazz and Pop

by Chris McGowan

Now available in Kindle (see below)

"The Brazilian Music Book by Chris McGowan is an involving work thanks to the insight of the author, his integrity and his deep love for Brazilian music. It is a book destined for success and I hope to see it translated into Portuguese as soon as possible."Turibio Santos, classical guitarist, director of the Villa-Lobos Museum in Rio de Janeiro and artistic director of the Vale do Café music festival.

Journalist Chris McGowan has covered Brazilian music for Billboard magazine, The Huffington Post, and his own The Brazilian Sound blog, and co-authored multiple editions of the definitive reference book on the subject—The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova and the Popular Music of Brazil. Along the way, he has interviewed many of the most important and influential legends of Brazilian music. In this new omnibus volume, McGowan presents many of these interviews in complete and unabridged form for the first time. There are twenty revealing conversations with iconic figures in Brazilian music, including Antonio Carlos Jobim, Carlos Lyra, Milton Nascimento, Airto Moreira, Dori Caymmi, Laurindo Almeida, Antonio Adolfo, Djavan, Ivan Lins, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Cristina Braga, Luciana Souza and Lenine. A Kindle edition of The Brazilian Music Book (which can be viewed on iPad, Android, PCs and Macs) is available now; a paperback version will be available soon.

Kindle editions (in English) from Amazon: