Having been fascinated by contemporary Brazilian music during a playing trip to Brazil, after his return Joe Pass organized the session that resulted in Tudo Bem! Fortunately, the great percussionist Paulinho da Costa had moved to the United States and brought with him bassist Octavio Bailly and drummer Claudio Slon. Oscar Castro-Neves, the distinguished guitarist and composer, was also available. Like Pass, pianist Don Grusin had a special feeling for samba. With these fine musicians and a slate of tunes by Jobim, Bonfá, Deodato, Castro-Neves, and other Brazilian composers, Pass recorded one of his warmest and happiest albums.
with Don Grusin, Oscar Castro-Neves, Octavio Bailly, Claudio Slon