Antonio Carlos Jobim's Finest Hour

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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
No artist is more associated with bossa nova than Antonio Carlos Jobim. A superb composer, Jobim wrote many of the most significant anthems of the Brazilian musical genre, including "The Girl From Ipanema," "How Insensitive," "Corcovado," "Wave," "Desafinado," and "One Note Samba." Although others have brought his music prominence - Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, and Joao Gilberto among them -- Jobim also recorded albums under his own name. This collection finds the composer singing and playing guitar and piano in front of various ensembles stocked with first-rate jazz players and Brazilian musicians. With charm and unpretentious flair, Jobim essays some of his best work,...
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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
No artist is more associated with bossa nova than Antonio Carlos Jobim. A superb composer, Jobim wrote many of the most significant anthems of the Brazilian musical genre, including "The Girl From Ipanema," "How Insensitive," "Corcovado," "Wave," "Desafinado," and "One Note Samba." Although others have brought his music prominence - Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, and Joao Gilberto among them -- Jobim also recorded albums under his own name. This collection finds the composer singing and playing guitar and piano in front of various ensembles stocked with first-rate jazz players and Brazilian musicians. With charm and unpretentious flair, Jobim essays some of his best work, including all the aforementioned material, and gems like "Aguas de Marco" ("The Waters of March"), "Mediation," and "Remember." Three tracks are culled from the classic Getz/Gilberto album, and the great Brazilian singer Elis Regina appears on two selections as well.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Verve continues their Finest Hour series with Antonio Carlos Jobim's Finest Hour, a 17-song collection highlighting the bossa nova pioneer's singing and songwriting. "Insensatez," "Corcovado," "The Girl From Ipanema," "Desafinado," and other definitive tracks make this set entertaining, if not comprehensive.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/2000
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 606949066925
  • Catalog Number: 490669
  • Sales rank: 7,248

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Antonio Carlos Jobim Primary Artist, Piano, Celeste, Harpsichord
Ron Carter Bass
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Astrud Gilberto Vocals
João Gilberto Guitar, Vocals
Urbie Green Trombone
Hubert Laws Flute
Jerome Richardson Flute
Marvin Stamm Trumpet
Leo Wright Flute
Deodato Piano, Strings, Conductor
Elis Regina Vocals
George Duvivier Bass
Airto Moreira Percussion
Ray Alonge French Horn
Milton Banana Drums
Paulinho Braga Drums
Garnett Brown Trombone
Oscar Castro-Neves Acoustic Guitar
Danilo Caymmi Flute, Vocals
Burt Collins Trumpet
Helio Delmiro Acoustic Guitar
George Devens Percussion
Joe Farrell Flute
Harry Lookofsky Concert Master
Luizão Maia Bass
Jaques Morelenbaum Cello
Romeo Penque Flute
Bobby Rosengarden Percussion, Drums
Joseph Singer French Horn
Maucha Adnet Vocals
Claudio Slon Percussion, Drums
César Camargo Mariano Piano
Tião Neto Bass
Simone Caymmi Vocals
Elizabeth Jobim Vocals
Paula Morelenbaum Vocals
Technical Credits
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Deodato Arranger
Aloysio de Oliveira Producer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Paulo Jobim Producer
Peter Keepnews Notes Editing
Jaques Morelenbaum Producer
Creed Taylor Producer
Tom Greenwood Producer, Research Coordination
Newton Mendonça Composer
Jeff Willens Mastering
Carlos Kase Producer, Research Coordination
Bryan Koniarz Producer
Linda Dahl Sequencers
John Wriggle Producer
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