Verve publish ‘The Astrud Gilberto Album,’ her first album recorded with Antônio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto et al (1965)

‘The Astrud Gilberto Album’ is her first solo album produced by Creed Taylor and released in May 1965 by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.Once I Loved (Ray Gilbert, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius De Moraes) – 02:14 . 2.Agua De Beber (Astrud Gilberto, Vinícius De Moraes) – 02:20 . 3.Meditation (Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça) – 02:42 . 4.And Roses And Roses (Dorival Caymmi, João Gilberto) – 02:37 . 5.O Morro (Não Tem Vez) (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius De Moraes) – 02:59 . 6.How Insensitive (Norman Gimbel, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius De Moraes) – 02:50 . 7.Dindi (João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Aloysio Oliveira) – 02:44 . 8.Photograph (Antonio Carlos Jobim) – 02:12 . 9.Dreamer (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees) – 02:03 . 10.Só Finha De Ser Com Você (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Aloysio Oliveira) – 02:22 . 11.All That’S Left Is To Say Goodbye (Astrud Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius De Moraes) – 03:13

Musicians : Astrud Gilberto – Vocals . Antônio Carlos Jobim – Vocals, Guitar On (2) . João Gilberto – Guitar . Joe Mondragon – Bass . Bud Shank – Alto Sax, Flute . João Donato – Piano . Stu Williamson – Trumpet . Milt Bernhart – Trombone . Guildhall String Ensemble – Ensemble . Marty Paich – Conductor

Production : Produced By Creed Taylor . Marty Paich . David Hassinger – Engineer . Kevin Reeves – Mastering . Val Valentin – Engineer

Arrangements : Marty Paich

Package : Hollis King – Art Direction . Jack Maher – Liner Notes . Michael Malatak – Cover Design

Recorded On January 27-28, 1965 At Rca Studios, Hollywood.

Released In May 1965 By Verve.

(Source ‘The Astrud Gilberto Album’ | Official Homepage)

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BluesDriveMonster @ RateYourMusic
If I was born in the past and heard this record, I would have travelled around the world to try and woo Astrud. Her voice is so lovely, the songs she sings are perfect for her voice, it’s like stuff like this isn’t supposed to exist on this crazy world. […]

Gilberto sounded beautiful on a range of material, from the sentimental “Dindi” to the playful “Agua de Beber,” and as long as intelligent musicians were playing to her strengths (as they do here), the results were splendid. […]

James Gavin
Lush bossa mood music, it featured the hazy string arrangements of Claus Ogerman, one of Jobim’s arrangersand the cool one-finger piano of the composer himself. […]

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