The Legend

The Legend

by João Gilberto


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Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2013
Label: El Records
UPC: 5013929323933
catalogNumber: 2932393

Album Credits

Performance Credits

João Gilberto   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Milton Banana   Percussion,Drums
Copinha   Flute
João Donato   Trombone
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Piano,Choir, Chorus
Walter Santos   Choir, Chorus
Jonas Silva   Vocals
Ed Lincoln   Piano
Bebeto   Bass
Juquinha   Percussion,Drums
Edmundo Maciel   Trombone
Papudinho   Trumpet
Guarany   Percussion
Irany Pinto   Violin
Vidal   Bass
Toninho Pinheiro   Drums
Elizete Cardoso   Vocals
Gaucho Maciel   Trombone
Herbert   Trumpet
Azeitona   Double Bass
Edgardo   Choir, Chorus
Milton Silva   Choir, Chorus
Ed Maciel   Trombone
Acyr   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Luiz Bonfá   Composer
Dorival Caymmi   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
João Gilberto   Composer
Walter Wanderley   Producer
Roberto Menescal   Composer
Aloysio de Oliveira   Executive Producer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Armando Marçal   Composer
Carlos Lyra   Composer
Ary Barroso   Composer
Johnny Alf   Composer
Valter Souza Dacruz   Composer
Severino Filho   Arranger
João Luiz   Composer
Mort Dixon   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Lauro Maia   Composer
Alberto Ribeiro   Composer
Jayme Silva   Composer
Jonas Silva   Composer
Neuza Teixeira   Composer
Alcebíades Barcelos   Composer
Wilson Batista   Composer
Zé da Zilda   Composer
Marino Pinto   Composer
Geraldo Pereira   Composer
Luís Peixoto   Composer
Raul Marques   Composer
Ronaldo Bôscoli   Composer
Zé Kéti   Composer
Ismael Correa   Executive Producer
Chico Feitosa   Composer
Roberto Guimaraes   Composer
Amanda LeCorney   Cover Art
Hianto De Almeida   Composer
Nelcy Noronha   Composer
Sebastião Fonseca   Composer
Antonio Maria   Composer
Nilo Sérgio   Composer
Alberto De Jesus   Composer
Maria Helena Toledo   Composer
Milton Silva   Composer
Alberto Rego   Composer
Roberto Penteado   Composer
Marilia Batistia   Composer
Jorge Abdala   Composer
Filhos Mangione   Composer

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The Legend 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RJinArlington More than 1 year ago
The 2-CD set "João Gilberto: The Legend" is simply a treasure for bossa nova fans.  Each of the 66(!) tracks is at least a half-century old, and some tracks date back 60 years, but their quality is excellent.  And their substance is nothing short of fabulous. Disc One comprises three João Gilberto vocal LPs recorded between 1958 and 1961 that include many compositions of Antonio Carlos Jobim and several works by Carlos Lyra.  Most of these 36 tracks were arranged by Jobim and feature him on piano.  I was struck by the beauty and sophistication of Jobim's arrangements; as much as I've always admired Claus Ogerman's arrangements of Jobim's later albums, I now realize that Mr. Ogerman must have learned a thing or two from Tom as well! Disc Two ("Antiques and Curios") is, as its name suggests, an eclectic assortment: it starts with João's rendition of "Outra Vez" performed at the historic 1962 Bossa Nova concert in Carnegie Hall, includes some of his very early solo and group recordings from 1951-52, also features his back-up work on guitar for Elizete Cardoso, Os Cariocas and Jonas Silva, and concludes with several selections from the soundtrack of the 1962 film Copacabana Palace. Readers of Ruy Castro's book Bossa Nova will be aware of the seminal role João's and Ms. Cardoso's renditions of "Chega de Saudade" played in transforming Tom Jobim's beautiful music into the bossa nova that has inspired both listeners and jazz artists ever since.  To have just their two tracks would alone justify the purchase of this album.  But to have three complete albums of Gilberto's early bossa nova vocal work plus such a wide range of extras makes this set a must-have for every fan of bossa nova.