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VIDEO / DVD: Backgrounder: Johnny Alf, 1971

Two sides of a single released in Brazil in 1953 by Johnny Alf set the stage for the bossa nova four years later. For those sides, Alf assembled a trio that featured him on piano, guitarist Garoto and bassist Vidal. The instrumentals were Alf’s own Falseta (or Deceit) and Luiz Bonfa’s De Cigarro em Cigarro (or From Cigarette to Cigarette)…


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