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Bossa Nova from the Master Maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim
on October 19, 2015
This album is as beautiful as its cover design by Giulio Turturro. It starts with the best and most well known song of Jobim's "The Girl from Impanema" sung by Joao Gilberto, the Brazilian singer, songwriter, and guitarist and his wife Astrid Gilberto whose signature song this is from 1962 with Stan Getz. The album leads to the impeccable Sarah Vaughan singing "Corcovado (aka "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars"), where a jazz flavoring comes to bossa nova. Then a lilting version of "Felicidade" from the movie "Black Orpheus" by the great Billy Eckstine with his rich, resonant, baritone voice. The list goes on with artists including Jobim himself, Wes Montgomery, Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, and a wonderful rendition of "Once I Have Loved" by Shirley Horn. This CD has 15 of the best loved songs by the maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim. If you want to experience bossa nova by the master this CD is for you!