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Antonio Carlos Jobim CDs & Books


Antonio Carlos "Tom" Jobim (1927-1994) and João Gilberto were the two key architects of bossa nova, with Jobim supplying beautiful melodies and the genre's sophisticated harmonies. Influenced in part by samba-canção, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and modern classical music, Jobim added new twists to the venerable samba and in so doing created something uniquely beautiful. Jobim was not a great instrumentalist, like Luiz Bonfá or Baden Powell, or a charismatic singer, like Carlos Lyra or João Gilberto. But his compositions would make him the most important Brazilian musical figure of the late 20th century. Countless artists have covered Jobim compositions like "The Girl From Ipanema," "Desafinado," "Chega De Saudade," "One-Note Samba," "Corcovado," "Ela É Carioca," "Insensatez," "Dindi," "Luiza," "Triste," "A Felicidade," "Wave," and "Águas De Março."

-- from The Brazilian Sound by Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha

Antonio Carlos Jobim Albums

Elis & Tom (with Elis Regina)

Matita Perê     Urubu     Wave

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Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbooks