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Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo: The Other Road

Weird, but this guy with the name Ed Johnson composes some of the finest Brazilian music in the world from his home base in Northern California. It just goes to show that the worldwide reach of the bossa nova style popularized by Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto and Baden Powell has never lessened and infiltrates all corners of the globe. The joyful and romantic strains of bossa-nova are what Johnson co-opts so well with his eight-piece Novo Tempo.

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