Bossa Nova arrived at America's shores in 1962 in a big way. First, the Getz/Byrd "Jazz Samba" album went to Number 1 on the Billboard album charts. Then the Paul Winter group performed Bossa Nova at the White House before Jackie Kennedy. Then in December 1962, on the CBS TV news series Eyewitness there was an episode entitled "Bossa Nova--The New Beat". But the seminal moment that year was Bossa Nova at Carnegie Hall from November 1962. It was important because this was the first time Brazilian Bossa Nova artists went overseas to publicize their musical sound. After the show, Bossa Nova truly became an international sound. For example, before the show Jobim was a star, but after the show he became a superstar as the recording of his composition "The Girl From Ipanema" in 1963 with Getz/Gilberto became a worldwide hit. Sergio Mendes experimented with his sound, and it wasn't until 1966 that he found the right formula with Brasil 66 and worldwide success. The same could be said of Walter Wanderley who recorded the Marcos Valle composition "Summer Samba" and in 1966 it made it to Billboard's Top 40. Ironically the Brazilian artists at Carnegie Hall were their own worst critics complaining about the microphones and the poor sound. Well the sound you will hear per the link below sounds fine to me, and this CD is at the very top of my musical collection.