NOVA’s tagline is Born in Brazil, Made In LA. Lead singer Laura Vall is from Barcelona and moved to LA, where she and David Irelan (guitar), Thomas Hjorth (bass), and Mike Papagni (drums) formed NOVA, a bossa nova and jazz quartet, back in 2011. Since then they’ve been performing around LA and on YouTube. They have several albums available on their website, the most recent of which are Volumes 1 and 2 of The NOVA Collection, which contain remastered versions of many of their songs. They also have a couple of live albums and a Christmas album.
The band has a complete playlist, which is well worth listening to, but here is a small taste of their music.
- Wave (Antônio Carlos Jobim)
- Once I Loved (Jobim, Vincius de Moraes)
- Só Danço Samba (Jobim, Moraes)
- Tuyo (Rodrigo Amarante)
- Corcovado (Jobim)
- Desafinado (Jobim, Newton Mendonça)
They’re all over social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and the streaming services (Apple Music, Spotify, Soundcloud), for which links are available on their website.
That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for July 13, 2020.