QUOTE(klavierboy @ Jan 10 2009, 12:44 PM)
Staight 8's means that the quavers are played as written and not with a swing feel.
Bossa refers to the bossa nova style made famous in the 60's with 'The Girl from Ipanama'. A bossa nova has the rhythm in the right hand of dotted crotchet, dotted crotched, crotchet (bar 1); crotchet rest, dotted crotchet, dotted crotched (bar 2). This is explained on page 89 of AB's Jazz Piano from scratch book. Basically you just have to ensure that you play with an authentic bossa feel especially in the improvised section.
To get this correct listen to some bossa recordings.
Db with a triangle is a way of writing Db major 7th i.e. a Db chord plus a C
The vertical accents are stronger than they would have been if they were horizontal!
Thanks, it makes sense....