Nova Bossa Nova was a Brazilian jazz ensemble consisting of Claudio Roditi on trumpet, Bob Mintzer on tenor sax, Joe Ford on alto sax, and Eddie Monteiro on vocals. They released one album in 1997, Jazz Influence,The first new Marcos Valle album available worldwide since the late '60s, Nova Bossa Nova is an excellent return to form for the master composer and producer. Much more than his superstar Brazilian contemporaries, Valle is up on current trends in the dance community. The production is crunchy and indebted to acid jazz, while the title track and "Bahia Blue" are just as slick and well-produced as his '80s material. for Arkadia Jazz.