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Quarteto Jobim-Morelenbaum

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This quartet consists of cellist-arranger Jacques Morelenbaum, who played with Antonio Carlos Jobim on one of his last recordings, Passarim, before Jobim's death in 1994; his wife, vocalist Paula; Jobim's son, pianist Daniel; and his grandson Paulo on guitar. On this CD not only do they extend Jobim's legacy into the 21st century, but in this chamber format they highlight the softer side of Jobim's bossa nova blend of the Afro-Brazilian samba, jazz, and the French impressionist harmonies of Ravel and Debussy. Augmented by bass, drums, and percussion, the quartet delivers engaging and ethereal renditions of classic Jobim mid-'60s bossa nova standards including "Agua de Beber," "Ela e' Carioca," "Meditacão," and "Desafinado," sung by Paulo. The haunting "A Felicidade" and "Lamento no Morro" from Jobim's Academy Award-winning soundtrack to Black Orpheus are updated with taste and verve, especially in the balance between voice and instrumentation. Paulo Jobim's "Mantiqueira Range" is a direct descendant of his grandfather's harmonic genius, and it may prove to be an example of pleasant things to come from this stunning group. --Eugene Holley Jr.

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The music of Antonio Carlos Jobim has been inherited by his family, and it is in very good hands. On this beautiful recording, Jobim's guitarist son Paulo and his pianist grandson Daniel-both singers as well-are joined by the husband and wife team of Jacques and Paula Morelenbaum, on cello and vocals, respectively. The Morelenbaums, like the Jobims, were members of the legendary composer's later groups, and it shows. This CD recalls the glory days of bossa nova with its sensitive, gently compelling renditions of Jobim classics and lesser-known gems, in performances that are both faithful to the spirit of the original versions and distinctive in their own right. -- From Rhythm Magazine

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Agua De Beber
  2. Meditacao
  3. Ela E Carioca
  4. So Tinha De Ser Com Voce
  5. A Felicidade
  6. Eu E O Meu Amor/Lamento No Morro
  7. Falando De Amor
  8. A Correnteza
  9. O Boto
  10. Mantiqueira Range
  11. Corcovado
  12. Desafinado
  13. Aguas De Marco


Product details

  • Audio CD (May 16, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: May 16, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Velas
  • ASIN: B00004TCNQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,120 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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