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RE-PRESS: CD ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 2012The third album in João Gilberto’s trilogy of blueprints for bossa nova, following his celebrated 1959 debut, Chega de Saudade (ACMEM179CD) and its sequel, O amor, o sorriso e a flor (Love, a Smile and a Flower) (ACMEM201CD) which followed a year later.
RE-PRESS: CD ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 2011In the summer of 1958, a singer-guitarist from Bahia in the north of Brazil called João Gilberto created a musical revolution when he joined with bossa novas seminal songwriting team, the gifted composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, and the poet and former diplomat, Vinicius de Moraes, to record the songs that would launch this cool, futuristic new music for a confident new era.
For many, bossa nova is defined by the first three albums of Joao Gilberto and it has been said that if bossa found its Jesus in Gilberto, Its god was Antonio Carlos Jobim, a songwriting genius, who effortlessly composed much of the movement's prodigious songbook.