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Antonio Carlos Jobim|The Composer Of Desafinado, Plays

The Composer Of Desafinado, Plays

António Carlos Jobim

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This album is a totem, but one that’s as light as a feather. Before its release in 1963, the composer Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim was already known as one of the architects of bossa-nova, a new style of music which was beginning to gain traction a few years beforehand in Brazil, with (amongst others) musician João Gilberto and the poet Vinícius de Moraes at the forefront. Their work on the soundtrack for the film Orfeu Negro propelled this music to worldwide exposure. But for Jobim, it’s The Composer of Desafinado, Plays that would go on to unfurl a red carpet for him across North America. It’s his first album recorded under his own name, and his first release in the United States. Jobim takes on the classics: The Girl from Ipanema, Agua de Beber, Desafinado, Jazz Samba, Chega de Saudade... all songs which ooze elegance, sensuality and sleepy groove.

Tom Jobim is agile on the guitar and the piano, and the arranger Claus Ogerman seems to spin these beautiful layers of silky strings and flutes that float above the rest. Everything is minimal but lush at the same time, sharp but soft, definitely dream-inducing. The album is released on the Verve label, one of the biggest jazz labels of the time. From Stan Getz to Frank Sinatra, American jazz would quickly start to draw its inspiration from Jobim. Bossa is nowadays part of the worldwide musical landscape, even considered as a postcard (that’s Instagram to our younger readers) cliché, but in 1963, it was the creme de la creme of all things jazz. © Stéphane Deschamps/Qobuz

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1
The Girl From Ipanema
00:02:42

George Duvivier, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Norman Gimbel, ComposerLyricist - CLAUS OGERMAN, Unknown, Recording Arranger, Other, AssociatedPerformer - Vinicius De Moraes, ComposerLyricist - António Carlos Jobim, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Leo Wright, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1963 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Once I Loved
00:03:36

George Duvivier, Double Bass, AssociatedPerformer - CLAUS OGERMAN, Conductor, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Vinicius De Moraes, ComposerLyricist - António Carlos Jobim, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - RAY GILBERT, ComposerLyricist - Leo Wright, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1963 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Água De Beber
00:02:50

Vinicius De Moraes, Author - António Carlos Jobim, Composer, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1964 Universal Music International

4
Vivo Sohando (Dreamer)
00:02:36

António Carlos Jobim, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1963 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
O Morro Não Tem Vez
00:03:21

Vinicius De Moraes, ComposerLyricist - António Carlos Jobim, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1964 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Insensatez (Instrumental)
00:02:57

Vinicius De Moraes, ComposerLyricist - António Carlos Jobim, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1964 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Corcovado
00:02:26

António Carlos Jobim, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1964 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Samba De Uma Nota Só
00:02:16

António Carlos Jobim, Composer, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - NEWTON MENDONCA, Composer - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1964 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Meditação
00:03:15

António Carlos Jobim, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Newton Ferreira de Mendonca, ComposerLyricist - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1964 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
So Danco Samba (Jazz Samba)
00:02:22

Vinicius De Moraes, ComposerLyricist - António Carlos Jobim, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1963 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Chega De Saudade
00:04:20

Vinicius De Moraes, ComposerLyricist - António Carlos Jobim, Composer, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1964 UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
Desafinado
00:02:45

António Carlos Jobim, Composer, Guitar, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - NEWTON MENDONCA, Author - Creed Taylor, Producer

℗ 1964 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album review

This album is a totem, but one that’s as light as a feather. Before its release in 1963, the composer Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim was already known as one of the architects of bossa-nova, a new style of music which was beginning to gain traction a few years beforehand in Brazil, with (amongst others) musician João Gilberto and the poet Vinícius de Moraes at the forefront. Their work on the soundtrack for the film Orfeu Negro propelled this music to worldwide exposure. But for Jobim, it’s The Composer of Desafinado, Plays that would go on to unfurl a red carpet for him across North America. It’s his first album recorded under his own name, and his first release in the United States. Jobim takes on the classics: The Girl from Ipanema, Agua de Beber, Desafinado, Jazz Samba, Chega de Saudade... all songs which ooze elegance, sensuality and sleepy groove.

Tom Jobim is agile on the guitar and the piano, and the arranger Claus Ogerman seems to spin these beautiful layers of silky strings and flutes that float above the rest. Everything is minimal but lush at the same time, sharp but soft, definitely dream-inducing. The album is released on the Verve label, one of the biggest jazz labels of the time. From Stan Getz to Frank Sinatra, American jazz would quickly start to draw its inspiration from Jobim. Bossa is nowadays part of the worldwide musical landscape, even considered as a postcard (that’s Instagram to our younger readers) cliché, but in 1963, it was the creme de la creme of all things jazz. © Stéphane Deschamps/Qobuz

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