Brothers Mark, Todd, and Scott have been knockin' songs around together since they were kids back in the 1960's. They've played a motley of different styles in a bunch of different bands since (The Bill Tiberio Group, The Hi-Risers, The Salamanders, and so on). Mix jazz and samba music together and you get this project: bossa nova, which means "new trend," popular first back in the 1960's in Brazil. They simmered this sound together last winter (probably day-dreaming of warm Rio nights). Julio Pabon will join on percussion for the Lovin' Cup show.