From ‘How Insensitive’ to ‘Corcovado’, we have mixed 20 ‘Brazilian Jazz‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Duos doing Jobim’s Classics‘. It has Nana Caymmi & César Camargo, Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina, Yamandu Costa & Ze Paulo Becker, Sergio Mendes & Cannonball Adderley and many more.
Clube Do Tom: The first recording of Águas de Março (Waters of March) was made by Tom Jobim himself, and was released on May, 1972, in the Disco de Bolso (Pocket Record), a bonus record included in the weekly magazine O Pasquim.
Recordando Antonio Carlos Jobim : He made his first record in 1954 backing singer Bill Farr as the leader of “Tom and His Band” (Tom was Jobim’s lifelong nickname), and he first found fame in 1956 when he teamed up with poet Vinícius de Moraes to provide part of the score for a play called Orfeo do Carnaval.
Loronix : This cover, with a very unusual picture of Jobim and the back cover with the Maestro playing flute lying on the roof with the city around justified the wait. I always heard all issues from this collection were easy to find, but I think this is an exception. Let’s see.
All About Jazz : When Brazilian music was in its American eclipse after the ’60s, a victim of overexposure and the burgeoning rock revolution, Jobim retreated more into the background, concentrating much energy upon film and TV scores in Brazil.
Notable Biographies : Jobim would later point to the influence exerted by French Impressionist composers Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel on his own music, but a new set of influences was on its way to Brazil in the form of American jazz.
Musicianguide.com : While Jobim enjoyed wide success in the U.S., Bossa Nova was met with resistance back home. Popularity abroad had generated a backlash, especially by purists who thought the music too American. While there is undoubtedly some jazz influence, Jobim maintained that Bossa Nova was a part of Samba, not jazz. Jobim albums with overt jazz influences did not come until later.
Tiny Mix Tapes : Outside of the famous Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz song, “Girl from Ipanema,” no other song/album is as representative to the aesthetic of Bossa Nova music as Wave. Nothing else comes close to matching the heart-wrenching sophistication of the songs within this short 32-minute gem.
iExplore : The Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport is connected to Rio de Janeiro by two major roads, Linha Vermelha and Avenida Brasil. The airport is signposted on both roads.