Antonio Carlos Jobim CDs & Books
"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
-- from The Brazilian Sound by Chris McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha
Antonio Carlos Jobim Albums
Elis & Tom (with Elis Regina)
Matita Perê Urubu Wave
More Antonio Carlos Jobim Albums
Bossa Nova albums at Amazon.com
Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbooks