"Blue Bossa" is an instrumental jazz composition by Kenny Dorham. It was introduced on Joe Henderson's 1963 album Page One.[1] A blend of hard bop and bossa nova, the tune was possibly influenced by Dorham's visit to the Rio de Janeiro Jazz Festival in 1961.[2][3] The tune has since been recorded numerous times by different artists, making it a jazz standard.[4]

"Blue Bossa"
Song by Kenny Dorham
from the album Page One
Released1963 (1963)
Composer(s)Kenny Dorham

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  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Page One > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-10.
  2. ^ Oliphant, Dave (1996). Texan jazz. University of Texas Press. p. 257. ISBN 0-292-76045-0.
  3. ^ Oliphant, Dave (2007). Jazz Mavericks of the Lone Star State. University of Texas Press. p. 5. ISBN 0-292-71496-3.
  4. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2002). All Music Guide to Jazz: The Definitive Guide to Jazz Music. Backbeat Books. p. 344. ISBN 0-87930-717-X.

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