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In the liner notes to Ray Charles' collected country and western recordings, there is a section on how the popularity of bossa nova beats led him to come up with the more soul-accented version in his tunes, which he called "swinganova".

I lack the ear to pick this style apart, but find it pleasing. What exactly is swinganova, in terms of where beats are placed and chords or arpeggios stressed?

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Could you supply a link to an example to listen to? –  Ulf Åkerstedt Apr 24 '12 at 20:30
Is "swinganova" similar to this youtube.com/watch?v=71oTuy63EU0 ? Because, I only find John Scofield's music when I google "swinganova". I see he has some tutorials on youtube as well. –  esmitex Nov 25 '12 at 0:34
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