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The little boat

For music, one can't miss on any composition of Antonio Carlos Jobim. I am developing a play list for boats and water and although this is a quality presentation, this one and many others,for that matter, in my opinion are played tooo fast, indeed if you were that boat, you would be bouncing about like popcorn, if you were persons (2) you would be generating a wave set incongruent to both the ocean and l'amor which ultimately is what this song subtly is about. Spend a little while on the water and see what I mean.
The reason why people go to the water is to slow down, I wish the tempo would have taken on a more languorous execution. Good musician, great song, enjoy life, slow down.


Born: August 15, 1938 in Houston, TX

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

One of the original Jazz Crusaders, Stix Hooper remains a well-respected drummer although his own solo career has mostly found him in fairly anonymous settings. He started playing drums early on in his native Houston. When he was 16 he put together his own group, originally known as the Swingsters. Later on the group changed its name to the Modern Jazz Sextet, the Night Hawks, and by the late '50s the Jazz Crusaders. Trombonist Wayne Henderson, tenor saxophonist Wilton Felder, and pianist Joe Sample...
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Mainstream Straight-Ahead, Stix Hooper
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Feb 01, 2011

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