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Bossa nova began on the tropical beaches of Rio in the late 1950’s, when an eclectic group of musicians, poets, artists, writers came together to create a new sound. A sound that would seduce the world. Bossa nova was so much more than music. It was a celebration of romance, culture, intellect and sensual pleasure. It may be seen as part of a wider explosion in the arts during a beautiful period for Brazil which against a background of political tranquility and economic prosperity, saw the creation of an audacious new capital, Brasilia, and the emergence of Pele and Garrincha, key members of the Brazilian football team who won the 1958 and 1962 World Cups in Sweden and Chile.

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. Jobim, it was, who together with the poet Vinicius de Moraes, created the song that would put bossa nova on the world stage, ‘Garota de Ipanema’ (The Girl From Ipanema).

But it was Joao Gilberto who sculpted the sound of bossa. From his guitar came the rhythm, a simplified, cool, understated version of samba. It was linear and modern, yet its roots were somehow in the antique past. It was an essay in refinement. And in addition to this new way of playing the guitar, Gilberto introduced a singing style which was soft and delicate, without any of the histrionics of Samba-canção. Bossa nova’s young disciples identified with it immediately.

Tom Jobim produced and arranged Joao Gilberto’s first and second albums and half of the third. These historic records feature definitive versions of Jobim’s compositions which have subsequently become world famous. Among them, ‘Desafinado’ (Off-Key), ‘Samba da uma nota so’ (One-Note Samba), ‘Corcovado’ (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars), ‘Insensatez’ (How Insensitive) and the song which, to this day, remains bossa nova’s anthem, ‘Chega de saudade’ (No More Blues).

Our presentation features all of Jobim compositions recorded by Gilberto during this period, along with his interpretations of songs Jobim wrote for the film, Black Orpheus. The remainder of this edition is devoted to recordings of Jobim made by such important interpreters and contemporaries as Lucio Alves, Dick Farney, Sylvia Telles, Dolores Duran, Lenita Bruno, Luiz Bonfa, Elizete Cardoso, Os Cariocas, Agostinho dos Santos, Walter Wanderley, Tamba Trio, Alaide Costa and Baden Powell.

There are also selections from Jobim’s first large scale work, the Sinfonia do Rio de Janeiro, written with Billy Blanco, and from important artistic collaborations with Vinicius de Moraes including the Orfeu da Conceicao stage production and the Sinfonia da Alvorada, which was commissioned by President Juscelino Kubitschek to mark the founding of Brasilia.

Track List:

DISC ONE:
JOÃO GILBERTO INTERPRETS ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM
1. A FELICIDADE (HAPPINESS) FROM THE FILM ‘ORFEU DO CARNAVAL’ (‘BLACK ORPHEUS’)
2. DESAFINADO (OFF-KEY)
3. INSENSATEZ (HOW INSENSITIVE)
4. ESTE SEU OLHAR (THAT LOOK YOU WEAR)
5. CHEGA DE SAUDADE (NO MORE BLUES)
6. MEDITAÇÃO (MEDITATION)
7. SAMBA DE UMA NOTA SÓ (ONE-NOTE SAMBA)
8. O NOSSO AMOR (OUR LOVE) FROM THE FILM ‘ORFEU DO CARNAVAL’ (‘BLACK ORPHEUS’)
9. O AMOR EM PAZ (LOVE AND PEACE)
10. SÓ EM TEUS BRAÇOS (ONLY IN YOUR ARMS)
11. CORCOVADO (QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS)
12. DISCUSSÃO (DISCUSSION)
13. BRIGAS NUNCA MAIS (NO MORE FIGHTING)
14. OUTRA VEZ (ONE MORE TIME)
15. DANÇO SAMBA FROM THE FILM ‘COPACABANA PALACE’ – João Gilberto With Os Cariocas Só
16. TERESA DA PRAIA (TERESA OF THE BEACH) – Lúcio Alves & Dick Farney

RADAMÉS GNATTALI QUINTET THE SINFONIA DO RIO DE JANEIRO
17. ARPOADOR
18. NOITES DO RIO (RIO NIGHTS)
19. O SAMBA DE AMANHÃ (TOMORROW’S SAMBA)
20. HINO DO SOL (ODE TO THE SUN)
21. DESCENDO O MORRO (DESCENDING THE HILL)
22. OVERTURE FROM ORFEU DA CONCEIÇÃO (ORPHEUS OF THE CONCEPTION) – Antonio Carlos Jobim
23. LAMENTO NO MORRO (LAMENT ON THE HILL) – Lúcio Alves
24. SUCEDEU ASSIM (IT HAPPENED LIKE THAT) – Sylvia Telles
25. DINDI – Sylvia Telles
26. EU NÃO EXISTO SEM VOCÊ (I DON’T EXIST WITHOUT YOU) – Lúcio Alves & Sylvia Telles
27. ESTRADA DO SOL (ROAD TO THE SUN) – Lúcio Alves & Baden Powell
28. POR CAUSA DE VOCÊ (BECAUSE OF YOU) – Lúcio Alves & Baden Powell
29. POR CAUSA DE VOCÊ (BECAUSE OF YOU) – Dolores Duran
30. AS PRAIAS DESERTAS (THE EMPTY BEACH) – Lenita Bruno
31. EURYDICE – Luiz Bonfá

DISC TWO:
1. CHEGA DE SAUDADE (NO MORE BLUES) – Elizete Cardoso
2. CHEGA DE SAUDADE (NO MORE BLUES) – Os Cariocas
3. DESAFINADO (OFF-KEY) – Laurindo Almeida And The Bossa Nova All Stars
4. ESTE SEU OLHAR (THAT LOOK YOU WEAR) – Walter Wanderley
5. MEDITAÇÃO (MEDITATION) – Walter Wanderley
6. EU PRECISO DE VOCÊ (I NEED YOU) – Norma Bengell
7. ESTRADA SO SOL (ROAD TO THE SUN) – Agostinho Dos Santos
8. FELICIDADE (HAPPINESS) – Agostinho Dos Santos And Roberto Menescala
9. FELICIDADE (HAPPINESS) – Vince Guaraldi Trio
10.CORCOVADO (QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS) – Sylvia Telles
11.SAMBA DE UMA NOTA SÓ (ONE-NOTE SAMBA) – Tamba Trio
12.SAMBA DE UMA NOTA SÓ (ONE-NOTE SAMBA) – Leny Andrade
13.SAMBA DE UMA NOTA SÓ (ONE-NOTE SAMBA) – Herbie Mann With Antonio Carlos Jobim
14.SEM VOCÊ (WITHOUT YOU) – Alaide Costa & Baden Powell

ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM AND VINICIUS DE MORAES FROM BRASILIA
SINFONIA DA ALVORADA (SYMPHONY OF DAWN)
15.O HOMEN (MAN)
16.CORAL (CHORUS)
17.INSENSATEZ (FOOLISH ONE) – Paul Winter Sextet
18.AGUA DE BEBER (WATER TO DRINK) – Ana Lúcia

OS CARIOCAS
19.GAROTA DE IPANEMA (THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA)
20.O AMOR EM PAZ (LOVE AND PEACE)
21.SAMBA DO AVIÃO (SONG OF THE JET)
22.VALSA DO AMOR DE NÓS DOIS (THE WALTZ OF OUR LOVE) – Elza Laranjeira

JON HENDRICKS
23.NO MORE BLUES (CHEGA DE SAUDADE)
24.QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS (CORCOVADO)
25.LOVE AND PEACE (O AMOR EM PAZ)
26.ONCE AGAIN (OUTRA VEZ)
27. AMOR SEM ADEUS (LOVE WITHOUT GOODBYE) – Dick Farney
28.AMOR SEM ADEUS (LOVE WITHOUT GOODBYE) – Luiz Bonfá

DISC ONE:
JOÃO GILBERTO INTERPRETS ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM
1. A FELICIDADE (HAPPINESS) FROM THE FILM 'ORFEU DO CARNAVAL' ('BLACK ORPHEUS')
2. DESAFINADO (OFF-KEY)
3. INSENSATEZ (HOW INSENSITIVE)
4. ESTE SEU OLHAR (THAT LOOK YOU WEAR)
5. CHEGA DE SAUDADE (NO MORE BLUES)
6. MEDITAÇÃO (MEDITATION)
7. SAMBA DE UMA NOTA SÓ (ONE-NOTE SAMBA)
8. O NOSSO AMOR (OUR LOVE) FROM THE FILM 'ORFEU DO CARNAVAL' ('BLACK ORPHEUS')
9. O AMOR EM PAZ (LOVE AND PEACE)
10. SÓ EM TEUS BRAÇOS (ONLY IN YOUR ARMS)
11. CORCOVADO (QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS)
12. DISCUSSÃO (DISCUSSION)
13. BRIGAS NUNCA MAIS (NO MORE FIGHTING)
14. OUTRA VEZ (ONE MORE TIME)
15. DANÇO SAMBA FROM THE FILM 'COPACABANA PALACE' - João Gilberto With Os Cariocas Só
16. TERESA DA PRAIA (TERESA OF THE BEACH) - Lúcio Alves & Dick Farney

RADAMÉS GNATTALI QUINTET THE SINFONIA DO RIO DE JANEIRO
17. ARPOADOR
18. NOITES DO RIO (RIO NIGHTS)
19. O SAMBA DE AMANHÃ (TOMORROW'S SAMBA)
20. HINO DO SOL (ODE TO THE SUN)
21. DESCENDO O MORRO (DESCENDING THE HILL)
22. OVERTURE FROM ORFEU DA CONCEIÇÃO (ORPHEUS OF THE CONCEPTION) - Antonio Carlos Jobim
23. LAMENTO NO MORRO (LAMENT ON THE HILL) - Lúcio Alves
24. SUCEDEU ASSIM (IT HAPPENED LIKE THAT) - Sylvia Telles
25. DINDI - Sylvia Telles
26. EU NÃO EXISTO SEM VOCÊ (I DON'T EXIST WITHOUT YOU) - Lúcio Alves & Sylvia Telles
27. ESTRADA DO SOL (ROAD TO THE SUN) - Lúcio Alves & Baden Powell
28. POR CAUSA DE VOCÊ (BECAUSE OF YOU) - Lúcio Alves & Baden Powell
29. POR CAUSA DE VOCÊ (BECAUSE OF YOU) - Dolores Duran
30. AS PRAIAS DESERTAS (THE EMPTY BEACH) - Lenita Bruno
31. EURYDICE - Luiz Bonfá

DISC TWO:
1. CHEGA DE SAUDADE (NO MORE BLUES) - Elizete Cardoso
2. CHEGA DE SAUDADE (NO MORE BLUES) - Os Cariocas
3. DESAFINADO (OFF-KEY) - Laurindo Almeida And The Bossa Nova All Stars
4. ESTE SEU OLHAR (THAT LOOK YOU WEAR) – Walter Wanderley
5. MEDITAÇÃO (MEDITATION) - Walter Wanderley
6. EU PRECISO DE VOCÊ (I NEED YOU) - Norma Bengell
7. ESTRADA SO SOL (ROAD TO THE SUN) - Agostinho Dos Santos
8. FELICIDADE (HAPPINESS) - Agostinho Dos Santos And Roberto Menescala
9. FELICIDADE (HAPPINESS) - Vince Guaraldi Trio
10.CORCOVADO (QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS) - Sylvia Telles
11.SAMBA DE UMA NOTA SÓ (ONE-NOTE SAMBA) - Tamba Trio
12.SAMBA DE UMA NOTA SÓ (ONE-NOTE SAMBA) - Leny Andrade
13.SAMBA DE UMA NOTA SÓ (ONE-NOTE SAMBA) - Herbie Mann With Antonio Carlos Jobim
14.SEM VOCÊ (WITHOUT YOU) - Alaide Costa & Baden Powell

ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM AND VINICIUS DE MORAES FROM BRASILIA
SINFONIA DA ALVORADA (SYMPHONY OF DAWN)
15.O HOMEN (MAN)
16.CORAL (CHORUS)
17.INSENSATEZ (FOOLISH ONE) - Paul Winter Sextet
18.AGUA DE BEBER (WATER TO DRINK) - Ana Lúcia

OS CARIOCAS
19.GAROTA DE IPANEMA (THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA)
20.O AMOR EM PAZ (LOVE AND PEACE)
21.SAMBA DO AVIÃO (SONG OF THE JET)
22.VALSA DO AMOR DE NÓS DOIS (THE WALTZ OF OUR LOVE) - Elza Laranjeira

JON HENDRICKS
23.NO MORE BLUES (CHEGA DE SAUDADE)
24.QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS (CORCOVADO)
25.LOVE AND PEACE (O AMOR EM PAZ)
26.ONCE AGAIN (OUTRA VEZ)
27. AMOR SEM ADEUS (LOVE WITHOUT GOODBYE) - Dick Farney
28.AMOR SEM ADEUS (LOVE WITHOUT GOODBYE) - Luiz Bonfá
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