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    Videos: Bossa Nova Legends

    Well, it's Friday once again. A long week. So let's tilt our seats back, put up our feet and jet down to Rio. Here are four fab videos of bossa nova founders that I found surfing around on YouTube yesterday:

    Donald Byrd: Fancy Free

    Mention the 1970s to jazz fans and many will think of the jazz-rock fusion movement. Bands then that united jazz and the rock guitar and other electric instruments included Tony Williams Lifetime, Chick Corea's Return to Forever, Miles Davis, Weather Report, Larry Coryell's Eleventh House and the Mahavishnu Orchestra to name just a few.

    Oscar Peterson: Sinatra Portrait

    A zillion jazz tributes to Frank Sinatra have been recorded over the decades. The first and the best is Oscar Peterson's A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra.

    Donald Byrd: Fuego

    Trumpeter Donald Byrd first came to New York from Detroit in 1955, when he was 22. While studying for a master's degree at the Manhattan School of Music, Byrd played in pianist George Wallington's quintet at the Cafe Bohemia.

    Doris Day Christmas Album

    Each December for the past 10 years, I've carefully chosen a different album for inclusion in my annual JazzWax Vintage Holiday Album Hall of Fame.

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