Ella Fitzgerald records ‘Ella Abraça Jobim,’ an album of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s songs (1980)

Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Ella Abraça Jobim’ is a studio album devoted to the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim and recorded on September 17–19, 1980 and March 18–20, 1981.

Track listing : . 1.Somewhere in the Hills (Favela) (Vinícius de Moraes, Ray Gilbert, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 03:56 . 2.The Girl from Ipanema (Vinícius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 03:50 . 3.Dindi (Ray Gilbert, Aloysio Oliveira, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 06:37 . 4.Desafinado (Off Key) (Jesse Cavanaugh, Jon Hendricks, Newton Mendonça, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 03:41 . 5.Water to Drink (Vinícius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 02:44 . 6.Dreamer (Vivo Sonhando) (Gene Lees, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 04:55 . 7.Corcovado (Gene Lees, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 05:40 . 8.Bonita (Ray Gilbert, Gene Lees, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 02:50 . 9.One Note Samba (Newton Mendonça, Jon Hendricks, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 03:51 . 10.Don’t Ever Go Away (Por Causa de Voce) (Ray Gilbert, Dolores Duran, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 02:52 . 11.Triste (Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 04:07 . 12.How Insensitive (Vinícius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 03:00 . 13.He’s a Carioca (Ele É Carioca) (Vinícius de Moraes, Ray Gilbert, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 05:14 . 14.This Love That I’ve Found (Só Tinha de Ser Com Você) (Aloysio Oliveira, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 05:17 . 15.A Felicidade (Vinícius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 02:19 . 16.Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 05:22 . 17.Song of the Jet (Samba Do Avião) (Gene Lees, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 03:40 . 18.Photograph (Fotografia) (Ray Gilbert, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 03:49 . 19.Useless Landscape (Inútil Paisagem) (Ray Gilbert, Aloysio Oliveira, Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 07:59 .

Musicians : . Ella Fitzgerald – Vocals . Clark Terry – Trumpet . Zoot Sims – Tenor Saxophone . Toots Thielemans – Harmonica . Henry Trotter – Keyboard . Mike Lang – Keyboards . Clarence McDonald – Piano . Joe Pass – Guitar . Oscar Castro-Neves – Guitar (Rhythm) . Paul Jackson, Jr. – Guitar (Rhythm) . Mitch Holder – Guitar (Rhythm) . Ronald Bautiste – Guitar (Rhythm) . Abraham Laboriel – Double Bass . Alex Acuña – Drums . Paulinho da Costa – Percussion .

Production . Produced by Norman Granz . Paul Aronoff Engineer . Humberto Gatica Engineer .

Package : . Norman Granz Liner Notes . Tad Hershorn Photography .

Recorded September 17–19, 1980, March 18–20, 1981 Hollywood, Los Angeles .

Released in 1981 by Pablo.

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All in all, a mixed affair. Not a bad LP. It’s always great to hear Ella and those songs and those musicians, but together, they doesn’t quite measure up. I’d suggest that for these Jobim songs, get one (or two) of the albums Jobim recorded with Creed Taylor; and for Ella, check out her song books. […]

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Norman Granz’s production is typically excellent, howeverand the arrangements are refreshingly free of the typical late-’70s/early-’80s post-fusion clichés. Neither Fitzgerald nor Jobim’s finest, then, but not without merit. […]

Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Ella Abraça Jobim’

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