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Heirs to Jobim: Musical Tribute
Various Artists
Heirs to Jobim: Musical Tribute
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Latin Music
 
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Heirs to Jobim--A Tribute That Would Make Jobim Proud
05/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Antonio Carlo Jobim, founder of the Bossa Nova, would be unquestionably proud to hear this wounderfully-diverse tribute to his music. "Heirs to Jobim" includes performances of his more popular songs (Desafinado, Garota de Ipanema/Girl From Ipanema), as well as those less well-known. The New York Voices open the CD with an up-tempo arrangement of "Desafinado"; though "Desafinado" was not originally intended to be performed at a moderate-fast tempo, the NYV more than make up for it with their always tantalizing style and sound. "Desafinado" is follwed by a very rhythmic and soulful Philip Hamilton rendition of "Waters of March." Other highlights of the CD include a strikingly original recording of "Ligia" by Arto Lindsay, Randy Breker Session's "Corcovado," Flora Purim singing "Agua de Beber," and the New York Voices' emotionally, and aurally rich a capella performance of "Modinha." The CD concludes with Lisa Ono singing "Estrada Blanca," accompanied on piano by Jobim, himself. "Heirs to Jobim" is a blend of traditional performances with original and innovative interpretations of songs that have left a strong imprint on the jazz world today."