Jazz journalist Marc Myers discusses saxophonist Bud Shank's early influence on bossa nova. Although largely forgotten by modern bossa nova fans, Bud Shank's band with guitarist Laurindo Almeida
was at the forefront of the Brazillian-folk-jazz movement. Their early records ended up in Rio de Janeiro, where Antonio Carlos Jobim
, Joao Gilberto
and others listened to them and turned them into bossa nova.