The Wonderful World Of Antonio Carlos Jobim (Remastered) Antonio Carlos Jobim

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Label: Warner Music Group

Genre: Latin

Subgenre: Bossa Nova

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  • 1She´s a Carioca02:38
  • 2Agua De Beber02:30
  • 3Surfboard02:25
  • 4Useless Landscape02:18
  • 5So Tinha Ser Com Voce02:29
  • 6A Felicidade02:06
  • 7Bonita02:10
  • 8Favela02:37
  • 9Valsa De Porto Das Caixas03:22
  • 10Samba de Aviao02:14
  • 11Por Toda A Minha Vida01:52
  • 12Dindi02:35
  • Total Runtime29:16

Info for The Wonderful World Of Antonio Carlos Jobim (Remastered)

A classic set of 60s bossa tracks by Antonio Carlos Jobim. One of the few albums he recorded during the decade in the US! This one's got backing by Nelson Riddle, and a gentle bossa sound that's in keeping with Jobim's other work from the time. The real treat, though, are Jobim's vocals – as he sings on most of the tracks, and many of them even feature him in English, which is a real delight! Filled with loads of nice cuts, including 'Surfboard', 'She's A Carioca', 'Aqua De Beber', and 'Favela'.

If one can get past the awkward Norman Gimbel translations 'She's a Carioca' and 'Bonita,' this is a felicitous (felicidade!) meeting between hemispheres, and not as muzaky as Jobim's later sessions with Claus Ogerman on A&M. In fact, this is one of arranger Nelson Riddle's finest dates; he truly outdoes himself on the beautifully concise 'Felicidade,' a lone trombone shadowing Jobim's wistful voice and emphatic guitar wherever they wander. As for Jobim, his phonetic English aside, he had the gritty vocal chops to make it as a performer in this country and elsewhere. Of course, being the greatest popular composer since Cole Porter, he really didn't have to.

'The Portugese-language versions of such landmark compositions as 'Agua De Beber,' 'A Felicidade,' 'Favela (O Morro Nao Tem Vez) and Samba Do Aviao linger longest in the memory.' (Record Collector Magazine - 4 stars out of 5)

Antonio Carlos Jobim, acoustic guitar, piano & vocals
Dom Um Romao, drums
Nelson Riddle, backing vocals
Nelson Riddle Orchestra

Digitally remastered.

Often hailed as the Gershwin of Brazil, Antonio Carlos Jobim’s songs like ‘Desafinado’, ‘Corvovado’, ‘The Girl From Ipanema’ and ‘One Note Samba’ have become standards of the jazz repertoire. Their graceful, gently swinging melodies and harmonies have since the ‘60s given musicians a strikingly original alternative to the more traditional Tin Pan Alley sources. A sensitive arranger, pianist, guitarist and singer, Jobim has made a significant contribution to the music of the 20th Century, both as a songwriter and musician.

Antonio Carlos Jobim (in Brazil we called him Tom Jobim) is one of the most important composers of the 20th century. His beautiful songs, such as 'The Girl From Ipanema,' 'Desafinado,' 'Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars),' 'Wave,' and 'Waters Of March,' to mention a few, became standards all over the world and were recorded by the greatest singers and musicians of our time.

Tom Jobim's music is unique — his melodies are haunting and the harmonies extremely sophisticated. He is responsible for introducing Brazilian music to the world.

Jobim is the primary founder of a Brazilian musical style that became known as bossa nova in the late '50s. He gained worldwide attention in 1959 with his contributions to the soundtrack for the film Black Orpheus. Shortly after, artists such as João Gilberto began enjoying hits with Jobim's songs. In 1964 Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto's version of 'The Girl From Ipanema' won the GRAMMY for Record Of The Year. Soon, jazz artists and music lovers the world over would embrace bossa nova.

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