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2011 two CD compilation that explores the Brazilian Jazz groups and artists at the center of the Bossa Nova explosion of the early 1960s. known as Samba Jazz or Hard Bossa. Groups such as the Sergio Mendes Trio. Tamba Trio. Quarteto Novo. Bossa Tres. Zimbo Trio feature alongside the greatest instrumentalists of the era in Brazil - Dom Um Romao. Raul de Souza. Baden Powell. Edson Machado. Joao Donato and others. At the end of the 1960s. many Brazilian artists left Brazil for the United States leading to an explosion in fusion where Brazilian music met Jazz and this album includes the work of the most successful of these artists such as Airto Moreira (who played in Miles Davis group) and Deodato. The album comes with extensive sleevenotes contextualizing the music in its political and social context within both Brazil and the United States.