The second Jobim - Ogerman instrumental by all means recreates the atmosphere of the first one.The Composer of Desafinado Plays, and if you liked that one, you'll like Wave too. Recorded in 1967 by Jobim on piano and guitar and Claus Ogerman's orchestra, this album features some of Jobim's standards like Wave, Triste and Lamento No Morro.This album is a must for any serious Jobim's fans and all lovers of cool and soft bossa nova sound.
Voici le premier DVD de La Leçon de Jazz d'Antoine Hervé, consacré à Antonio Carlos Jobim. Antonio Carlos Jobim est considéré à travers le monde comme l’un des pères de la Bossa Nova. L’originalité rythmique et la richesse harmonique de ses compositions ont immédiatement influencés les improvisateurs du jazz. Ses sources d’inspiration proviennent de compositeurs tels que Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy ou encore Bill Evans. Pour ce premier DVD La Leçon de Jazz, Antoine Hervé a demandé au chanteur Rolando Faria, ex « Les Étoiles », carioca de naissance, de venir mettre à contribution son immense talent musical et poétique. Ensemble, ils vont nous raconter la fabuleuse histoire de la Bossa Nova. Bienvenue dans l’âge d’or du Rio des années cinquante!
Elis Regina, a cool, feminine Brazilian singer who died tragically of cocaine/alcohol poisoning at age 36, made this often deeply affecting album with Antonio Carlos Jobim in Los Angeles for the Brazilian market only; it was not released in the U.S. until 1989. While there is plenty of bossa nova here, the arrangements at times reflect the more cinematic, more inward directions that Jobim's music was taking, and the lyrics often speak even more harrowingly of heartbreak than ever. Yet this pair can also celebrate Jobim's music, as they do in a rendition of "Aguas de Marco" that nearly collapses in unself-conscious laughter. Throughout, Regina is in the spotlight, with Jobim a supporting, sometimes invisible but always pervasive presence.Review: ~ Richard S. Ginell, All Music Guide
Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian composer of such popular songs at "Desafinado" and "The Girl From Ipanema," derived his unmistakable songwriting style from a very personal sense of melody and harmony, the magnificent songwriting traditions of Brazil, the rhythm of the samba, and American jazz. The Composer of "Desafinado", Plays was the LP Jobim created when the bossa nova wave hit the US. It showcases his own piano with string accompaniment (with results far different from the bossa nova efforts of Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, et al). Remastered from the original three-track tape, Jobim's greatest songs are now in their best sound.