A ballad with a Latin feel, "Dans Mon Île" by Henri Salvador was credited by Antonio Carlos Jobim as being one of his inspirations. Jobim said that after hearing "Dans Mon Île," he had the idea to slow down samba rhythms and create the bossa nova sound.
Henri Salvador began his career in 1935, and first performed Latin music in the early 1940s when he toured South America with the Ray Ventura Orchestra. Salvador died on 13 February 2008 at age 90, ending a career of over 70 years. He recorded and performed right up until his death, and had planned a new album for later this year.