Os Ipanemas

In the 1960s The Ipanemas changed the face of Brazilian music with their Afro Samba sound. Consisting of Astor Silva (trombone) Marinho (bass) Wilson das Neves (drums) Rubens Bassini (percussion) and Neco (guitar), they released only one album in the 1960s; the now cult ‘Os Ipanemas’ was released in 1964 and recorded in Rio and is a mix of Bossa nova, Brazilian samba, African rhythms and Jazz.

Wilson was working as a session musician for the orchestra of TV Globo where he and Neco first met. During the Sixties they were both contracted as in-house musicians to CBS Records by the trombonist Astor Silva who was the musical director and chief arranger for the record label. Wilson describes how the recording came about, “We were contracted to CBS so we all got together and had a chat and decided to record an album. It was off our own initiative and as Astor Silva our maestro was musical...

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Os Ipanemas Albums

2 records