'Bossa Nuevo' s self-titled debut recording is filled with color, texture, groove and melody. The project offers airy, organic, fresh new interpretations of works by great Brazilian composers like Gilberto Gil and Antonio Carlos Jobim plus a stunning version of Astor Piazzola's 'Soledad.' Each track is unique and offers a snapshot of the great artistry and collective dedication of these seven musicians. There are so many wonderful moments and each listening offers new surprises. Bossa Nuevo is a great band, even more so in live performance and this recording captures it's spirit. Catch them whenever you can!' - Larry Gray, Chicago Bassist, Composer, Educator Released on October 1, 2010, by Oregonian label, Teal Creek Music (TC-2021), this self-titled debut CD features seven compositions arranged by group members, and is representative of the ensemble's wide variety of repertoire. Produced by Karim Yengsep, Chip McNeill, and Mark Rubel. Recorded on May 27-28, 2010, at Pogo Studio, Champaign, Illinois. Mastered by Jon Schoenoff at Artist Mastering. Graphic design by Jake Thompson. Photography by David Cubberly. Holly Holmes - Vocals, Mandolin Mikael Templeton - Flute, Alto, and Tenor Saxophones Lara Driscoll - Acoustic Piano and Fender Rhodes George Turner - Acoustic Nylon String and Electric Guitars Cody Jensen - Percussion Matt Plaskota - Drums Karim Yengsep - Acoustic Upright and Electric Basses.