“Bossa Nova Bacchanal” Blue Note (1962) With Charlie Rouse (Tenor Sax); Kenny Burrell & Chauncey “Lord” Westbrook (Guitar); Lawrence Gales (Bass); Willie Bobo (Drums); Potato Valdez (Conga); Garvin Masseaux (Chekere).
Side 1: Back To The Tropics; Aconteceu; Velhos Tempos; Samba De Orfeu.
Side 2: Un Dia; Meci Bon Dieu; In Martinique.
I like Charlie Rouse from his playing with Monk to his record with Paul Quinichette “The Chase is On” to this one (especially the haitian number
). Leonard Feather says in the liner notes,”As befits the overall concept of bossa nova, Charlie plays with a remarkable blend of smoothness and assertion…and his sense of time is always acute and appropriate”.