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Antonio Carlos Jobim
Unknown (Dig)
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
 
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Among the bossa nova masters, Antonio Carlos Jobim's particular gifts included composition, arrangements, and his literal invention of the bossa nova form back in the 1950s. This giant had a long and illustrious career bef...  more »

     
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All Artists: Antonio Carlos Jobim
Title: Unknown (Dig)
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Drg
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 6/6/2006
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Brazil, Brazilian Jazz, Latin Jazz, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 021471161120

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Among the bossa nova masters, Antonio Carlos Jobim's particular gifts included composition, arrangements, and his literal invention of the bossa nova form back in the 1950s. This giant had a long and illustrious career before passing in 1994, and his twilight years saw him still at the height of his powers. Here in 1987 with his final working band, which includes cellist Jacques Morelenbaum and singers Paula Morelenbaum and Danilo Caymmi, Jobim does a live-in-the-studio recording of many of his classics as well as few previously unrecorded tunes. While his vocals have never been a strong point, he gives soulful performances of several songs. His arrangements, on the other hand, are as poignant as you'd expect from master working with friends in the comfort of his home studio. There are many great recordings of Antonio Carlos Jobim, and this isn't the first to go to, but previously unreleased music from the maestro is always worth a look. Never more so than here. --Tad Hendrickson

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Rare section from Brazil with a small group
Carlos from Rio | Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil | 06/07/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

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There are two titles available with the very same material. This 'Unknown Jobim' is the American issue of 'Inedito' as issued originally in Brazil. Both are available here@Amazon and the quality is the same, so check prices for your convenience.

Happens that Jobim recorded a two-set album exclusively to be distributed as a gift by a Brazilian corporation. What an act!

Needless to say this double set was an object of high desire by all of his fans in Brazil for many years.

This is the double CD issue of that album which contains 24 standards composed by Tom Jobim. That's the reason why its title is 'Inedito', meaning 'unissued'.

The title 'Unknown' is not appropriate because all material is quite known in Brazil or even in the USA just with new renditions by Jobim himself with a small group.

No matter, it is a very great album though not Jobim's top of the top."
The Unknown
Kirk Kissack | metro Atlanta | 05/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"An old school fan of The Maestro, Ive recently reconnected /rekindled my ACJ mania of my high school yrs. An exchange student from Brazil was one of my HS buds and we discussed and enjoyed this stuff decades ago. In memory of Keeko (my bud) I searched and found this gem. " Chege De Saudade" transports me from my Atlanta metro abode to Ipanema Beach and I can see my lovely spouse in knee deep water ,with the other beauties..as the maestro raises his hands and says..Um !dos! tres!...and the music lifts me and flies us away on a South Atlantic breeze, the joy of carnival...the energy, the color and all the resplendent imagery of Brazil...it all passes before my eyes and I can imagine.

A must for all ACJ fans old n young.....It fills your senses and remains with you for days n nights. I just played 2 ballgames at 3rd base and it followed me , haunted and moved me beyond myself and persisted..I pushed it away and it hung on and said....No!!!!!

Enjoy!"
Jobim's favourite
Adam Plezer | Boston, MA USA | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jobim made this intimate recording together with his family. Among all his albums he liked this one the most: they had enough money for the recording to realize all that he wanted. The first half of the CD is happy, the second a bit more melancholic. Once you start to listen this album you can't get the music out oy your had, it takes you in right away. The melody is subtle, the rhythm is pulsating. The female chorus is like a never-ending swell. A must for Jobim fans."