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Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Multitalented Brazilian musician Jobim's talent was revealed to a larger world in 1959 by his and Luis Bonfa's score for the film Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus) in 1959. Songs such as "A Felicidade" and "Desafinado" generated... more »
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Multitalented Brazilian musician Jobim's talent was revealed to a larger world in 1959 by his and Luis Bonfa's score for the film Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus) in 1959. Songs such as "A Felicidade" and "Desafinado" generated the bossa nova movement of the early '60s that inspired the likes of Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd, and Miles Davis. This 1967 album features Jobim sharing vocals with Sinatra on "The Girl from Ipanema" and "How Insensitive." Three standards--"Change Partners" by Irving Berlin; "I Concentrate on You" by Cole Porter; and Robert Wright, George Forrest, and Alexander Borodin's "Baubles, Bangles, and Beads"--round out the program of seven Jobim tunes. This is a lovely taste of Latin melody and rhythm from two masters of relaxed swing. --Stanley Booth
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Scott C. (scotso) from EAST ISLIP, NY
Reviewed on 2/28/2010...
By Far Sinatra's most consistent 60s record. Not a bad track on it. So throw it on, light the candles, make a cocktail, and sit back and enjoy. Highly recommended.
Loved it then, love it now
Andrea Ralston | Longmont, Co United States | 10/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember "discovering" this in my parents' record collection in 1967 when I was 9. I loved it so much... I knew every word because I listened over and over on their stereo system that filled the house. The first time you hear "Quiet Nights" and "Once, I Loved"... it's so soulful and peaceful, and sad. And there is not another recording of "Ipanema" that comes close to this one. I've never heard anything else of Antonio Carlos Jobim but this, and it's enough for a lifetime. I also read every word of the jacket. I remember one line in particular, they used to tell stories on the backs of the record albums, and whomever was doing the review told how Sinatra said if he sang any softer on this album, he'd be laying on the piano. It was like nothing I'd ever heard, and at that time I was into the Beatles, Jackson 5, Donovan, Mama's & Papa's, Louis Armstrong, Della Reese, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee... anything my mom & dad put on at parties, I knew instantly and forever. I think I just loved music where you could understand the words and feel the song. I have always had a copy of this "album" and now on CD, and when it gets worn I buy a new one. It surprised me the other day when I was listening to NPR and they had a little review, someone talking about it, and it made me remember that I don't know where my latest copy is. So here I go again, ready to purchase a new one on Amazon. It just doesn't get any better than this."