Robert Lamm | The Bossa Project

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The Bossa Project

by Robert Lamm

Jazzy, bossa nova, breezy vocals, cool tunes, plus electronica re-mixes. For access to merchandise and CDs, contact : trent@blueinfinitymusic.com Be sure and join the Blue Infinity Music Community. Please visit www.blueinfinitymusic.com.
Genre: Jazz: Bossa Nova
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1. A Man and a Woman
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2. The Possibility of Life
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3. Aguas de Marco
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4. Girl Talk
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5. Samba in Your Life
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6. Nice 'n' Easy
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7. Send Rain
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8. Speak Low
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9. Haute Girl
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10. Girl Talk (JVE Remix)
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11. Nice 'N' Easy (JVE Remix)
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12. Samba in Your LIfe (JVE Remix)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
After the success of "Subtlety & Passion", I was thinking about what to do next. There were a couple of tracks on that CD, where producer/guitarist Hank Linderman had played acoustic guitar in the manner of Joao Gilbertro.
Mark Fried, head of Spirit Music group, a publishing firm, heard these tracks and thought he'd like to hear what a complete project of Bossa Nova flavored music would sound like. He approached NYC producer John Van Eps, who called me and asked if I was interested ... and I was! Very!
I was living in New York City, when not touring with my group, Chicago, and by late 2005, John and I began writing and choosing jazz standard songs I have always loved. Mark also was very creative in submitting some songs ideas.
We couldn't decide if this was going to be Bossa Electronic, or Organic/Acoustic, both approaches were sounding good in the early going. We decided to show both sides with John's great 're-mixing' skills, on 3 tracks: Girl Talk, Samba in Your Life, and Nice 'n' Easy.
This project was a labor of love, truly, I could have kept recording for another year, but we were out of time and financing.
I really loved exploring the lower ranges of my vocals, and lower volume and velocity of the Bossa Nova style. I have always had the greatest respect for the Brasilian artists who emerged in the 60's and 70's. This album is my bow of acknowledgment.


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Janie Waters

Warm, Subtle and Sublime
I love this CD from the great Mr. Lamm. I have every solo album from this great song writer, and every one has been better than the last. I thought Subtlety & Passion was his best, and most likely IS for it's driving rhythms and passion. But Bossa is such a different effort. It's smooth, easy, comfortable as a pair of old sweats on a cold winter night. It's stripped down, bare of a lot of production trickiness, and just plain gorgeous. We've been hearing pieces of this album on his MySpace page for months, but this final cut is spectacular. I love Latin rhythms, and I'm hopeful that Robert has enough tracks tucked away to do Volume TWO! :)..."Nice n Easy," "Send Rain," "Samba in Your Life," and "Girl Talk" are top drawer in my book. Thank you, Robert for doing this album.

Scott D. Parker

Pitch Perfect Summer Opener
Got mine on 5/28. Ripped open the plastic (pesky though it was) and played it. I have listened to the versions on Mr. Lamm's myspace site for these past months but hearing these tunes sonically perfect was great. My six-year-old (whose favorite Chicago tune is Saturday in the Park) liked it. As a sax player, Larry Klimas's solos were sublime. And the flute. Fantastic. One of the underrated treats of this recording is its acousticiveness. (Yeah, I just made that up.) Sure, the 'orchestral programming' was computer generated but the rest of the CD sounds warm, immediate. There are places where you can hear JVE's fingers sliding over the strings. That warmness is what is missing from lots of overproduced music nowadays.

Denise Reiland

Love this!
This has got to be my favorite of all Robert's solo work! Mellow, cool, refreshing and relaxing tunes as you sit by the ocean on a beautiful warm summer day drinking margaritas:)

Katherine Berg

Bossa Project
It is every bit as amazing as I thought it would be. I love brazilian jazz and so does Mr. Lamm which I discovered during an interview in which he said he listened to Antonio Carlos Jobim. Ever since I heard he was doing this I couldn't wait to hear it. It's great!

Ramón Ibáñez

Interesting, but not exciting
A very interesting work, although I do not see Bobby so comfortable with the genre as in his previous work, "Subtlety and Passion", that is for me his better solo work with a lot of difference on all the others

Rachel Reese

Worth the Wait!!!
This album is even greater than I expected. It has been torture (in a good way) to hear these songs on Mr. Lamm's MySpace page over the last year, but it was well worth the wait to have the CD! =) My friends and family love it. I've never not liked anything Robert's ever done, but this is my favorite alongside Subtlety & Passion. Thank you Robert for doing this and exposing my friends and I to music we may not have heard otherwise. Congrats on another wonderful album!

Masahiko Kobayashi

This is Lamm not part of Chicago
I really like this album just like smooth-jazz. This should be right 'cause Bobby sometimes showed this background. Chicago's fifth album was a proof of his talent in jazz. Chicago does not play jazz now, however. Accordingly, Lamm has to prepare solo album to show what he is comprised of. I am thinking highly of his wide-range excellence. This is another peice of his great music!

Jeannie C

A Must Have!
My compliments to Mr. Lamm on this CD, very well done. Great classics plus new materials. Mr. Lamm's voice is incredible. I can't stop listening to it. You will love this CD.

Glenn Sprague

No bossa novice!
This album is as cool as the underside of the pillow. My only request: please keep making music! With Chicago and solo. I will ALWAYS buy it! Great idea and great renditions all. Congrats on a job well done!

Ed Oslowski

The Bossa Project
The Bossa Project is wonderful. Again, Robert shows his versatility as a writer and singer. The song selections were perfect, smooth, easy listening and delightful. Congratulations Robert and thank you for the great music. The sequel comes out when?
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