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1. Getz/Gilberto
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2. Smoke 'N' Mirrors
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3. Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio
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4. Around the City
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5. Jazz Samba
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6. On a Starry Night
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7. Wave
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8. Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour
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9. Amoroso/Brasil
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10. Antonio Carlos Jobim's Finest
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11. Elis & Tom
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12. Bossa Nova Brasil
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13. The Girl from Ipanema: The Antonio
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14. Sounds from the Verve Hi-Fi
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15. Sings Jobim
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16. Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro): The
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17. Solo in Rio 1959
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18. Duos II
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19. Knowing You
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20. Tide

1. Getz/Gilberto
by Polygram Records
Audio CD (20 May, 1997)
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Asin: B0000047CX
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Originally released in March 1964, this collaboration between saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist João Gilberto came at seemingly the end of the bossa nova craze Getz himself had sparked in 1962 with Read more

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  • Original recording reissued
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Reviews (128)

5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless chic !!!
This 1963 album is one of the best examples of flawless bossa nova music to date. Stan Getz playing the saxophone, Joao Gilberto on guitar and Antonio Carlos Jobim on piano blend simultaneously into a uniquely talented trio of musicians as their hearts and minds create one exquisite song after another.
5-0 out of 5 stars Does Getz Get Any Better?
This is truly a classic Stan Getz album. His rich, distinctive tenor sax sound melts into the bossa nova beat as if he hadinvented it. Getz's smooth collaboration with Joao Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, and Antonio Carlos Jobim produce silky, sensuous melodics on every track. This is a must-have for the longtime Getz fan or anyone who has just discovered the legendary 60's bossa nova genre.

5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite Bossa Nova CD
One of my favorite CD's.I can listen to it repeatedly without complaint as I love Astrud's voice and style. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian Jazz    4. Cool    5. Jazz    6. Jazz Music    7. Latin Jazz    8. Mainstream Jazz    9. Pop    10. Post-Bop    11. Saxophone    12. United States of America   


2. Smoke 'N' Mirrors
by Peak Records
Audio CD (22 August, 2006)
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Asin: B000G8P1JQ
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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As comfortable as guitarist Lee Ritenour has always been in the smooth jazz format, he has strived to go beyond it with his embrace of world music and serious jazz stylists including Wes Montgomery. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Magical, multi-faceted global journey.
True to its intriguing and provocative title, Lee Ritenour's latest CD "Smoke 'N' Mirrors" takes listeners on a magical, multi-faceted global journey unlike any other in the legendary guitarist's three decade, nearly 40 album career.
5-0 out of 5 stars Lee in 2006
I've been listening to Lee Ritenour since the early 80's and love most everything he has done. This CD brings back some memories of older days which frankly I prefer and the sound quality is amazing. Several of the songs are dashboard banging upbeat tunes that are very unique, uplifting and infectous. Highly recomend. My only question to Lee is when are you going to tour again??

4-0 out of 5 stars Smoke`n`mirrors
Well, pretty good album, but for a long time Rit fan there are a better ones! The last song on the album reminds me of an old GRP sound, but for me there is always a question of (modern) production... For instance, I am very pleased to hear Fender Rhodes keyboard on a few songs, but this modern drum production sounds so shallow and therefore the whole song sound (the songs are great) is shallow too! Anyway, a solid 4! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Afro-Pop    2. Brazilian Jazz    3. Crossover Jazz    4. Jazz    5. Jazz-Pop    6. Pop    7. Smooth Jazz    8. United States of America   


3. Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
by Warner Bros / Wea
Audio CD (26 May, 1998)
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Asin: B000006OBR
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Multitalented Brazilian musician Jobim's talent was revealed to a larger world in 1959 by his and Luis Bonfa's score for the film Read more

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  • Original recording remastered

Reviews (105)

5-0 out of 5 stars A remarkable collaboration
Ten songs, ten perfect reasons to love this work. Each gentleman obviously had a fecund career of his own; yet, this effort represents a singular achievement in its own right. Too often when two legends come together they remain too much within their own realms of comfort (or ego) to make the effort genuinely worthwhile. Not so here. Both were willing to make concessions, forfeit a little of his own persona and adopt some of the other's in order to create a unique and extraordinary album. In fact, there are a couple instances it is difficult which one is singing, so seamless is their melding. Sinatra is at his sweetest and most plaintive. Jobim eases into American popular music effortlessly. The gorgeous orchestration by Claus Olgerman pulls together the production superbly. The result is a masterwork that sounds like neither a typical Sinatra album nor a typical Jobim album. The fifth track, "Meditation," summarizes these songs rather well: put on the CD, relax and lose yourself in this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sinatra at his best
This is great music sung by a great voice in his prime. It is soft,yet very sensual music. Sinatra and Jobim are quite a pairing!

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply marvelous
With all the booze and the broads ,mr tough guy comes out and throws everybody for a loop(well, maybe not everybody) with a quiet, sensitive masterpiece."Once I Loved" is absolutely spellbinding and along with a fabulous Jobim,here we have one of ole blue eyes best.To all you tough guys out there,you`re not so tough. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazilian Jazz    3. Pop    4. Pop Vocals    5. Popular Music    6. Traditional Pop    7. Vocal    8. Vocal Jazz   


4. Around the City
by RCA Victor
Audio CD (22 August, 2006)
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Asin: B000FQJP1O
Sales Rank: 1972
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars A disapointment
If "Dreamer" was a masterpiece, "Around the city" is a disapointment. Ms. Elias should walk in the right side: just jazz. She shouldn't try a "mainstream" album, trying to be "funny" instead the usual talented piano artist as she is. Perhaps was a trick from the marketing people, "Eliane, goes to some accesible to the masses". But for Eliane's old friends this doesn't work. Go back to old ways, dear Eliane.

3-0 out of 5 stars She's so much better than this
I've followed Eliane from her early days with Steps Ahead, and I think she's fabulous.She carved out a whole class for herself by merging the passion, melody and irresistible harmonic forms of her native Brazilian music with the high energy and edge of New York City jazz.Her total mastery and deft compositional intuition in the resulting form are nothing short of astonishing.As a pianist, composer and arranger working this vein, she has no peers.
5-0 out of 5 stars Supurb!!
This has to be some of the best music I've heard in a long while. It wasn't my first impression, this cd is quite a departure from her previous music (originally jazz piano), and the first couple of tracks seem to jump from one style to another (each individually supurb), but, after a couple of listens, you lose all your preconceived notions of who Eliane Elias is supposed to be and just go with it - and what a great place she takes you to - great bossa, great rhythms .... supurb !! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Brazil    2. Brazilian Jazz    3. Jazz    4. Latin Jazz    5. Pop    6. Post-Bop   


5. Jazz Samba
by Polygram Records
Audio CD (20 May, 1997)
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Asin: B0000047CW
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Guitarist Charlie Byrd was invited to travel and play in Brazil during a cultural goodwill tour sponsored by the Kennedy administration in 1961. He was completely enamoured by the music, and when he returned, he headed straight for the recording studio to make the now classic Read more

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  • Original recording reissued
  • Original recording remastered

Reviews (52)

5-0 out of 5 stars I'd give it 6 stars if I could!!!
Stan Getz is in this sax player's opinion the best jazz saxophone player that has ever been recorded. His sense of melody is superb. He hides his amazing technical prowess, makes it sound effortless, and never gets in the way of the melody. Nobody else even came close to his melodic improvisations.
5-0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic; great memories, so easy to appreciate
A must piece of work in the latin genre to include in your collection; I've heard bits and pieces of these tracks throughout my life; it's about time I added all of them to my collection.
5-0 out of 5 stars Contrary to Mr. Gibson's jottings.
According to information readily available in the CD booklet, Jazz Samba was "Recorded in Pierce Hall, All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington, D.C., February 13, 1962." Not in a studio! That accounts for the warmth of the recording. It remains the standard against which all else is measured. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bop    2. Bossa Nova    3. Brazilian Jazz    4. Cool    5. Jazz    6. Jazz Music    7. Pop    8. Samba   


6. On a Starry Night
by Windham Hill Records
Audio CD (15 April, 1997)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The party line on most Windham Hill products seems to be that it's either the greatest stuff since wave machines, or that it all sounds alike. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Relaxing & enjoyable for all age groups
I have a 4 mth old baby and both he and I enjoy music.He gets a little uptight during changes so I like to play calming music for us both.This CD offers a wide range of beautiful songs.I can see this one playing in our household for many years.

5-0 out of 5 stars We Luv, Luv, Luv This Album
I play this every night for my daughter (17 months).I often sleep in the same room with her and really look forward to playing this softly.We even keep the CD player on repeat and I still like this.Very soothing and interesting.I highly recommend this for any new parent.

5-0 out of 5 stars buy more than one!
I first purchased this cd several years ago for myself, it was a wonderful way to relax. When my son came along I put it in his room among other "kids" cds.My son, now age 9,(who won't listen to anymore "kid" cds) absolutely loves it.He has been falling asleep to this wonderful cd for the past 3 years.I loved being able to share "the world" with him through music.Recently we remodeled and unfortunately the cd was chipped! He was heartbroken... so here I am purchasing another!Soothing rhythms, soft voices, wonderful instrumentation. A cd that the entire family will love and not get tired of hearing.Even familiar lullabies are updated very nicely. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 90's    2. Adult Alternative    3. Adult Contemporary    4. Afro-Brazilian    5. Alternative Country    6. Brazilian Jazz    7. Brazilian Pop    8. Children's Collections    9. Contemporary Folk    10. Contemporary Instrumental    11. Crossover Jazz    12. Fusion    13. Int'l & World Music    14. Latin Jazz    15. Lullabies    16. Neo-Bop    17. Neo-Classical    18. New Acoustic    19. Pan-Global    20. Pop   


7. Wave
by A&M
Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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Asin: B000002G6J
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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It's hardly a stretch to say that Antonio Carlos Jobim--the wonderful Brazilian composer almost single-handedly responsible for all things bossa nova--influenced some of past half century's best and most insipid musics, from bossa nova jazz to elevator Muzak. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars perfection
This is Jobim's finest album, although Stone Flower and Tide are certainly worth checking out.The songwriting on this album is sublime, the arrangements are brilliant and the execution is flawless.The melodies are minimal, yet strikingly elegant: they are small but very effective, impressionistic tone poems, each exquisite in its own right.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great Music
This is a good album with breat music.I like it very much.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to listen to; nostalgic; great memories,
A primary piece of work in the latin genre; a must for your collection; I've heard bits and pieces of these tracks throughout my life; it's about time I added it to my collection.
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Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian    4. Brazilian Jazz    5. Jazz    6. Jazz Music    7. Latin    8. Latin Jazz    9. Pop   


8. Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour
by Umvd Labels
Audio CD (15 May, 2001)
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Asin: B00005A7WY
Sales Rank: 4403
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Smooth assilk
If you grew up hearing her voice as I did ... you will not be disappointed ... smooth as silk just as I remember ...beautiful

4-0 out of 5 stars You Take This In the Car, To Remind You Why You Cuddle To Her At Home
Astrud Gilberto may be the most romantic singer Brazil has ever yielded up. She's certainly the most pleasing to hear, whether the setting is a small group or an orchestra, whether it's pure bossa or jazz-inclining pop with the subtle embellishments of her native country. Put her in front of a Stan Getz quartet, a Gil Evans orchestra, a Walter Wanderley organ trio, or even a James Last ensemble, and she evokes a faraway beach that is at once as accessible as the sun and as elusive as the perfect wave. Which is just about what she has been herself in her musical personality---at the moment you think she has reached forth to touch you, she fades back and away at the moment you reach forth to touch her back, as if the yearning she so often exposes requires so much more profound touch to satisfy that you envy without shame the one who wins her love.
5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!!I want more!!!!!!
This cd is so good I really love it has great tunes, For some how I have never herd of this artist I herd her on the "Some things gotta give" (sound track) I herd "so nice" on that cd I fell in love with it so I went to amazon.com and saw her cd and I love all most every song on the cd!! If you are a fan get this cd if you have never herd of her and you like jazz samba this is the right cd for you "Girl From Ipmaniea" is a good song "Photograph" is one of my favorite... ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian Jazz    4. Brazilian Pop    5. Jazz    6. Jazz Music    7. Jazz Vocals    8. Mood Music    9. Pop    10. Vocal Pop    11. Vocals   


9. Amoroso/Brasil
by Warner Bros / Wea
Audio CD (14 September, 1993)
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Asin: B000002MHX
Sales Rank: 5437
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Bossa Nova rocks
This cd was the first of many brazilian bossa novas I've bought.I heard the Girl from Ipanema on a complilation jazz cd and was hooked then.I don't aggree w/ the above reviewers who don't like the orchestral arrangements?Are you nuts?This album is fantastic!Its actually two albums, and I love every song. I grew up listening to mostly r/b and this style is second only to that for me.
4-0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece PLUS a great album
As many reviewers have said, tracks 9-14 are worth the price of the album.These tracks are simply astonishing.I first heard three or four of them over the internet and on various mix CDs that my friends had.I was drawn to "Aquarela do Brasil" and "Disse Alguem" especially, and you could tell that it was the same session.I told myself I had to find such an album.(You see Mr. Record Company, many file sharers do go out and buy CDs!)5-0 out of 5 stars Yes, Joao Gilberto Singing
I've heard that Mr. Gilberto, being very shy and a little strange, would not go into the studio for Amoroso, so they went to his house to record and he sang and played in his pajamas.Then Claus came along and added the quite wonderful arrangements afterwards.Perhaps that explains the slight out of synch feel.Read more

Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian    4. Brazilian Jazz    5. Brazilian Pop    6. Jazz    7. Jazz Music    8. Latin    9. Latin Jazz    10. Pop   


10. Antonio Carlos Jobim's Finest Hour
by Polygram Records
Audio CD (27 June, 2000)
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Asin: B00004TWRR
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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While Antonio Carlos Jobim is an essential figure in the music of Brazil, he also created a significant place for himself in American music as a great songwriter and a key figure in the tremendous popularity of bossa nova. Apart from his unique melodic gift, what makes Jobim's work memorable is the complexity of mood he could evoke--the touch of sadness that colors the brightest bossa nova, the irony in the midst of joy, and the mixture of delicacy and resilience in his voice and piano. He was an artist who worked primarily in pastels, but it was his sense of shadows that gave his work its most enduring qualities. Including his most famous tunes and collaborators--like "The Girl from Ipanema" with Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto--Jobim's Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars My third time buying it
I first heard this CD at a friend's house about eight years ago, then heard it again about a year or two after that and absolutely fell in love.Since then, I've moved and re-moved, lost/broke this CD few times, bought new ones, and now it's in my ipod as a favorite!The music is relaxing, uplifting, and Jobim's voice is truly soothing: a true soundtrack for a warm and misty evening stroll through the streets of downtown NYC.

5-0 out of 5 stars Push Time Back II
I completely concur with Miguel Hernandez!
5-0 out of 5 stars Music to shag Austin Powers to
Just the thing to put on if you're having Jill St. John (or Robert Morse, ladies) over for cocktails.
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Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian    4. Brazilian Jazz    5. Jazz    6. Jazz Music    7. Latin Folk    8. Latin Jazz    9. Pop    10. World Fusion   


11. Elis & Tom
by Polygram Records
Audio CD (05 January, 1990)
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Asin: B000001FCB
Sales Rank: 3919
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Still Fabulous!

5-0 out of 5 stars If I only had one Brazilian Album, this would be it
I discovered this album because of the song, "Aguas De Marco."Each of the two artists is talented on his/her own; but, the combination is greater than the sum of its parts.
5-0 out of 5 stars A romantic and credible album by two Brazillian greats
Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote some of teh most beautiful Brazillian jazz and Bossa Nova songs, and Elis Regina was one of the great Bossa Nova singers, so it was natural in the 60's taht they should collaborate.They did!And with loads of charm, roamnce, wit and sensuality.This albu mcaptures Regina at her peak, and the songs are exellent.The album has a Bossa Nova jazz flow, and Regina's vocals gently swing.A great album~! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian    4. Brazilian Jazz    5. Jazz    6. Jazz Music    7. MPB    8. Pop    9. World Music   


12. Bossa Nova Brasil
by Polygram Records
Audio CD (10 November, 1992)
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Asin: B0000046NV
Sales Rank: 8192
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Bossa Nova and MPB
I picked this up several years ago, and what a great disc this is.It's got some old classics on it and some pretty rare tracks too.At the time I picked it up, this was actually a series.There is another cd titled: "Samba Brasil" that has a similar cover, but is white and green.5-0 out of 5 stars Wish I could Give It 6 Stars
One of my all time favorite discs!A great introduction for this style of Brazilian music.Romantic beyond belief!

5-0 out of 5 stars Uplifting afternoon music
Put this on as a soundtrack for the perfect afternoon. It will bring summer to winter, yet cool off a sultry August day. There are other more comperhensive reviews here, and it was by reading them that I bought this. I am happy I did! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 60's    2. Afro-Brazilian    3. Bossa Nova    4. Brazil    5. Brazilian    6. Brazilian Jazz    7. Brazilian Pop    8. Int'l & World Music    9. Latin Continuum    10. Latin Folk    11. Latin Jazz    12. MPB    13. Pop    14. Samba    15. Tropicalia    16. World    17. World Fusion    18. World Music   


13. The Girl from Ipanema: The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
by Polygram Records
Audio CD (23 May, 1995)
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Asin: B000001EBX
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This 1995 tribute to the late Brazilian bossa nova master draws from the cream of the Verve/Polygram jazz catalog. Saxophonist Stan Getz, who introduced the sublimely sensual bossa nova to North American audiences in the early '60s, is joined by vocalist João Gilberto on the well-known title track and by guitarist Luiz Bonfa on the exquisite "O Morro Nao Tem Vez." Sarah Vaughan ("Corcovado"), Billy Eckstine ("Felicidade"), Wes Montgomery ("How Insensitive"), and Oscar Peterson ("Wave") also turn in classic performances from the '60s. Jobim himself offers guitar and piano accompaniment on several tracks and duets with Brazilian vocalist Elis Regina on "Aguas de Marco." Although subsequent generations of lame lounge singers have robbed bossa nova of its original mystique, in its pure form, this music is unsurpassed in conveying an intimately romantic mood with carefree sophistication. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely amazing
I've had this cd for about 10 years now, and I've loved every minute of it again and again. Every song has its own beauty, in a very diverse way. The performance in "Chega de Saudade" is particularly riveting, each instrument delivering an absolutely perfect solo.
5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!
These are the most beautiful collection of songs from Jobim, if you want the best of the best from this song-writer-performer, this is it! Loved it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to listen to; nostalgic; great memories
A primary piece of work in the latin genre; a must for your collection; I've heard bits and pieces of these tracks throughout my life; it's about time I added it to my collection. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Afro-Cuban Jazz    2. Ballads    3. Big Band    4. Bop    5. Bossa Nova    6. Brazilian    7. Brazilian Jazz    8. Composer    9. Crossover Jazz    10. Hard Bop    11. Jazz    12. Jazz Music    13. Jazz-Pop    14. Latin    15. Latin Continuum    16. Latin Folk    17. Latin Jazz    18. Mainstream Jazz    19. Pop    20. Post-Bop   


14. Sounds from the Verve Hi-Fi
by Umvd Labels
Audio CD (29 January, 2002)
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Asin: B00005RTJ4
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Get ready for your jazz education. These virgin, unremixed tracks taken from the 1960s Verve vaults were a major influence on Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza and Eric Hilton years before they spun epic documents like Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great *JAZZ* album... TC only selected old tracks.
I find it funny that so many Thievery Corporation fans are reviewing this disc.This is pretty much a JAZZ disc of music from the 50's and 60s with tracks that just happen to be chosen by the Thievery Corporation.There was no sampling or editing, or anything.Just original music from 50 odd years ago.With all that said, I find this compilation to be excellent.If you like Bossa Nova, or some cool laid back jazz, then you'll probably like this disc.The music is lively but light.Give it a try, if you do, all your wildest dreams will come true.Ok, maybe not, but this is one fine CD.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is where they get their inspiration
I remember the first time I listened to a record by Thievery Corp. I became instantly aware of how different their sound is. I could not help wonder where this pair gets their inspiration, and what serves them so well in their constant stream of well engineered sounds.
5-0 out of 5 stars Not Your Classic Thievery
This CD by all means is not like Thievery's other stuff. When I first bought the album I was a little disappointed. I had boughten "The Richest Man in Babylon" and had fallen in love with these guys. So when I got this CD it just didnt do it for me at first. It was just all jazz tracks. But I took it with me one day to the library to study with and I have to admit it is really a great CD. I am glad I bought it. All the tracks are really amazing once you get into them. But hey if you're not into jazz dont buy this cd. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Brazilian Jazz    2. Hard Bop    3. Jazz    4. Jazz Music    5. Latin Jazz    6. Pop    7. Soul-Jazz    8. Trip Hop   


15. Sings Jobim
by Blue Note Records
Audio CD (28 July, 1998)
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Asin: B000007TFH
Sales Rank: 4622
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Exellent music to make love by...
This is a romantic album!Elias' vocals are smooth, and her piano playign skills are second to none on a jazz level.These are fine verisons of bossa novas classics.Her piano and vocals both swing, yet so gently.Great music!

5-0 out of 5 stars Elegant, Classy, A great Album
Eliane Elias put together a terrific band, including Michael Brecker, Oscar Castro-Neves (producer as well) and Marc Johnson to make this outstanding recording.4-0 out of 5 stars Really Great CD!!!!!!!!
First off I wanna say that I love Eliane Elias for her singing, her LOOKS, her voice, and her piano playing. She is a great talent and this Cd really shows it off. When I First saw this cd i was in a mall and i was looking for the great jobim song "LOOKS LIKE DECEMBER" and this and another disc by Jobim came up so it showed you could hear some samples so I clicked the track and i said i have to have this CD cause this chick is great! when I orderd the CD it came to pretty quickly and when i opend the box and listen to hole CD I was in love with every thing about her... ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Brazilian Jazz    2. Jazz    3. Jazz Music    4. Pop    5. Post-Bop   


16. Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro): The Original Sound Track From The Film
by Verve
Audio CD (05 January, 1990)
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Asin: B000004726
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This impressionistic score from Marcel Camus's 1958 cinematic retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus was most Americans' introduction to the Brazilian musical style called bossa nova. As it became a nationwide craze that featured both Brazilian samba and U.S. cool-jazz participants, the names of Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful
It's wonderful to have a new recording of the sound track from the movie Black Orpheus. The movie was one of my favorites but I played my old record of the sound track so many times (and put it through so many moves) it was scratched and no longer enjoyable to listen to.Now everytime I listen to my CD version I am transported to the time and space of the movie and the time and space of the early sixties when I first heard it.The little bonus addition at the end of the CD is fun too.

2-0 out of 5 stars Buy the movie, not this soundtrack
Save your money. I love the movie very much, and to watch it and to listen it is an experience like none other. However, if you look for the music from this movie, do not look here. This is just the movie, except without video. I have great respect for Bonfa and Jobim's work on this music, but they do not get glorified truly since the tracks change so quickly and the movie sounds play such a large role in the soundtrack cd. Listen to Trio da Paz and their Black Orpheus album and see how it compares, and even though it is not the original Jobim or Bonfa, it pays more homage to them than this original soundtrack. Verve took the wrong route with this one. Yes the music is landmark in evolving Samba/Bossa Nova, but this cd does not depict truly how wonderful the music is.

3-0 out of 5 stars Nace el bosanova
Considerada la primera pel�cula en la que se da a conocer el bosanova, "Orfeo Negro" incluye una serie de fabulosas canciones como "A felicidade", "A nosso amor" y "manha de carnaval". Al parecer los temas fueron tomados de la pel�cula, raz�n por la cual el audio no es el mejor. Este es un disco para coleccionistas entusiastas del bosanova pero no espere variedad ni calidad de audio. Como punto negativo encuentro que en el CD no incluyeron los nombres de los int�rpretes de cada canci� ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian Jazz    4. Latin Continuum    5. Pop    6. Samba    7. Soundtrack    8. Soundtracks & Film Scores    9. World   


17. Solo in Rio 1959
by Smithsonian Folkways
Audio CD (22 February, 2005)
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Asin: B00079R052
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Luiz Bonfá, along with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Baden Powell and Joao Gilberto, helped invent Brazilian Bossa Nova. "The whisper heard around the world" was budding during the 1950s but achieved full flower a decade later. It was a coolly intellectual yet irresistibly melodic marriage of African-derived samba rhythms with American jazz and French Existentialism. Bonfá eventually became world-famous due to his contributions to the score of Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Bonfa, Brazilian Master
This has been an extremelyhard to find audio recording from the legendary Brazilian guitarist/composer Luiz Bonfa. Amazingly, the producers included other takes of some of Bonfa's classics which I have never before heard.
5-0 out of 5 stars Sweet, hot, n spicy!
I do not know much about Latin Music in general or Bossa Nova in particular but I do know quality!Solo in Rio 1959 by Luiz Bonfa has incandescent, melodious-genial, tranquillity!Of course paltry words can not express the beauty of Bonfa's music you must experience it...do it... now!

5-0 out of 5 stars Pure Bossa Nova, Virtuoso Guitar
I never heard of Luis Bonfa before I listened to an NPR segment about great musical CDs.They played a short clip of Sambolero; I was mesmerized.Considering that this was recorded on what amountsto a simple tape recorder back in 1959, the sound is amazing.Just the guitar and occasionally Bonfa's voice.A Brazilian in New York is humorous and quite eccentric.Manha de Carnaval is at the heart of the bossa nova sound, which, by the way, is just as subtle and moving as it was when it was "popular".This is a great CD for anyone who loves good music. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian    4. Brazilian Jazz    5. Int'l & World Music    6. Jazz    7. Pop    8. Samba   


18. Duos II
by Sunny Side
Audio CD (24 May, 2005)
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Asin: B00096S3E0
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Over the course of six albums filled with her beautiful voice and thoughtful interpretations, singer Luciana Souza has landed two Grammy nominations and grabbed the attention of knowledgeable jazz and Brazilian music fans. Here she follows up her breakthrough album Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Catch Luciana at the Ojai Music Festival this June 2006
I don't understand a Word of Portuguese but can listen to this recording over and again. L Souza is an extremely gifted artist who has yet to be more widely recognized in the US.

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful cd
This is a lovely collection by Luciana Souza. To me she is like Monica Salmaso, a curator of wonderful songs. Every song iselegantly presented and the liner notes are helpful in conveying the meaning to those of us who are linguistically challenged. Luciana Souza's intelligence and the beauty of her work is the antidote to the "American Idol" style of singing that sells so well, but means so little. It is music for grown-ups.

5-0 out of 5 stars It Does Not Disappoint
"Neruda" was one of the most creative and interesting albums released in 2004.Among other questions, it raised this one:What can Luciana Souza possibly do for an encore?
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Subjects:  1. Brazil    2. Brazilian Jazz    3. Jazz Vocals    4. Pop    5. Pop Vocals    6. Vocal Jazz   


19. Knowing You
by Telarc
Audio CD (22 March, 2005)
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Asin: B0007QJ1HU
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Charming and Captivating: a Winner
Here's a most delightful vocal CD by John Pizzarelli consisting of fine interpretations of familiar and not so familiar tunes, all backed up with excellent accompaniment. Pizzarelli's somewhat nasal baritone is instantly recognizable, and all of the selections here except one feature his singing. (The one exception is an original of John's, a slow ballad, and very pretty.) Harry Allen's tenor sax can be found on a handful of the cuts, adding a decided jazz feel as well as his own brand of lyricism. AIN'T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD is a highlight of the CD - it's a cute Cahn-Van Heusen composition, the kind of song Pizzarelli is a specialist at; Harry takes a nice solo, too. COFFEE, BLACK is another snazzy tune with an interesting scat vocal by John that blends compellingly with his guitar playing. On QUALITY TIME he sings a duet with his wife, Jessica Molaskey, a singer who reminds me a little of Blossom Dearie. John takes on a very Chet Baker-like sound to his vocal on the slow ballad THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE. All in all, this is a very pleasant, handsomely produced CD, another one of the many excellent albums Pizzarelli has issued over the years.

5-0 out of 5 stars So easy on the ears and heart, but what a kick!
If you've never heard John Pizzarelli's music, it's the ultimate mix of incredible musicianship performed in a way that sounds so easy, so stress-free, so happy."Knowing You", as in other albums, has original tunes which reveal depth of feeling disguised in swing, scat, clever vocal duets ("Quality Time").
4-0 out of 5 stars The uptunes are sensational; however....
I wanted to love this album; I really did.I have asked myself why I believe that the current crop of young women jazz singers are so much better than the current crop of young men jazz singers.I thought this one would prove me blessedly wrong.
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Subjects:  1. Brazilian Jazz    2. Jazz    3. Mainstream Jazz    4. Pop    5. Standards    6. Swing   


20. Tide
by Polygram Records
Audio CD (04 April, 2000)
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Asin: B00004S95R
Sales Rank: 51783
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Original recording reissued
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5-0 out of 5 stars Everlasting
Jobim's music is very elegant and classy. It can be also a background on any activities - you will feel comfortable and relaxed. "Tide" is my favourite instrumental album.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best and it will be one of your favorites, too.
I first bought TIDE on vinyl, shortly after it was released, already being a fan of Jobim. I played the grooves off of it. Now, I have it in CD. It's doubtful anyone in the world has played and listened to this album more than I have over the years. The appeal is threefold: First, Jobim's music is relentlessly upbeat and mood elevating. There is a happiness and joy which never fails to make your outlook on life better. Second, the music is relaxing. It cuts through tension and removes the stress and aggravation of everyday living. Third, it's rhythmic. Brazilian beats are recognized as the most expressive and soul-moving in the world. If these rhythms don't get your body subtly moving, you'll need life supports! If you don't know Jobim or haven't listened to Brazilian Bossa Nova, start here! Jobim is the undisputed, heavyweight champion of the genre and THIS album is at the absolute top of his work. Do NOT miss it!

4-0 out of 5 stars Boy From Ipanema Strikes Again
Although the "Wave" album may be a tad superior to this effort, this is extremely enjoyable nonetheless.The variations of "Girl From Ipanema" are very unusual.The beginning and ending piano chord progressions herald that this is not the dreamy version of old but a new exciting journey to that famed beach.The other tracks, especially the different versions of "Tema Jazz", are the icing on the cake.
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Subjects:  1. Bossa Nova    2. Brazil    3. Brazilian    4. Brazilian Jazz    5. Jazz    6. Jazz Music    7. Pop   


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