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Chega de Saudade

This is my instrumental cover of “Chega de Saudade” (in English, “No More Blues”), a bossa nova jazz standard. It is sometimes considered to be the first recorded bossa nova song. The music was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and the lyrics were written by Vinícius de Moraes. João Gilberto’s 1958 recording is probably the most famous.

The title can be translated roughly as “enough longing”, though the Portuguese word, saudade, carries with it a complex meaning. The word implies an intensity of heartfelt nostalgia. Chega, in this case, means no more, enough.

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