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Astrud Gilberto Album
     

The Astrud Gilberto Album

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by Astrud Gilberto
 

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Astrud Gilberto became an accidental success when her fragile command of English made her the de facto choice to sing "The Girl from Ipanema" at a session led by Stan Getz and her husband, João Gilberto. Of course, despite its overwhelming success, it wasn't clear that she could sustain a career when she

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Astrud Gilberto became an accidental success when her fragile command of English made her the de facto choice to sing "The Girl from Ipanema" at a session led by Stan Getz and her husband, João Gilberto. Of course, despite its overwhelming success, it wasn't clear that she could sustain a career when she recorded her first solo LP, The Astrud Gilberto Album. She had sounded more like an amateurish novelty act than a recording professional, her voice was sweet but fragile, and the Getz/Gilberto album had featured two strong voices, with Gilberto herself an afterthought (albeit a commercially effective afterthought). But The Astrud Gilberto Album was at least as good as Getz/Gilberto (despite what jazz fans say), for several reasons. The Brazilian repertoire plays particularly well to traditionally weak vocalists, her voice was yet more sweet than had been heard previously, and as before, the record featured two strong leaders -- arranger Marty Paich and the incomparable Antonio Carlos Jobim. Paich's strings positively coated the album with radiance, and his choices for lead instrumental voices -- Bud Shank's flute, João Donato's piano, Jobim's guitar -- complemented her vocals perfectly. Gilberto sounded beautiful on a range of material, from the sentimental "Dindi" to the playful "Agua de Beber," and as long as intelligent musicians were playing to her strengths (as they do here), the results were splendid.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2008
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517679276
catalogNumber:
001117702

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Astrud Gilberto   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bud Shank   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Stu Williamson   Trumpet
Milt Bernhart   Trombone
João Donato   Piano
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Mondragon   Bass
Marty Paich   Conductor

Technical Credits

Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Astrud Gilberto   Composer
João Gilberto   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Guildhall String Ensemble   Contributor
David Hassinger   Engineer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Jack Maher   Liner Notes,Original Liner Notes
Marty Paich   Arranger
Creed Taylor   Producer
Val Valentin   Director Of Engineering
Hollis King   Art Direction
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Michael Malatak   Cover Design

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The Astrud Gilberto Album 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding. This is a reproduction of ther album made in California in 1964. Astrud is one of the finest Brazilian singers. She has a very beautiful and sexy voice. I have been listening this album all the time and am enjoying it more and more. My niece of 25 years old recommended it to me. I thought it was for old people. Big mistake! This is for all ages, for everybody all over the world, for ever. This is eternal. This is art. This is a masterpiece.