Tag Archive: Antonio Carlos Jobim

Oct 17 2015

Vinícius Cantuária: Vinícius Canta Antônio Carlos Jobim

It’s All About Bossa Nova The story about Vinícius Cantuária has been told before here on MúsicaBrasileira. How the singer from Manaus (1951) released catchy pop albums in the 1980s and reached the unwanted status of pop idol. To escape that commercial circus, Vinícius moved to New York (1994) to find his own direction in …

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Aug 26 2013

Antonio Carlos Jobim: Urubu

Timeless Jobim   Some albums seem to have a profound influence in our lives for not specific reason other than the beauty of the music we hear. I have asked myself why Jobim‘s Urubu is an album I listen to from time to time. Is it his voice? Is it the music or lyrics? Could it …

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Nov 09 2010

Tom Jobim: My Soul Sings

The Memory of Brazil   There never has been any doubt about it: The performer Antônio Carlos Jobim definitely preferred to sing his own songs. It was only on rare occasions that this icon of Brazilian music lent his voice to the work of other composers. This underlines the exceptional significance of Minha Alma Canta …

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Oct 09 2009

Tom Jobim: Brazil’s Ambassador of Song

An Impressive Documentary   Images of Brazil’s tropical beaches and even thoughts about those are often accompanied by the music of Antônio Carlos “Tom” Jobim (1927-1994). His compositions have traveled all over the world, interpreted by musicians of all styles. Tom Jobim’s influence on contemporary popular music is immense. It’s unquestionable that his role in …

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Oct 09 2009

Tom Jobim: Tom Canta Vinícius ao Vivo

The Maestro Sings   The year 2000 celebrated the 20th anniversary of the death of one of the most celebrated poets and song writers in Brazilian music. Vinícius de Moraes (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 1913 – 1980) is associated with some of the best known Bossa Nova songs ever written. With countless worldwide hits, it …

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Jun 12 2005

Rosa Passos: Rosa Passos Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim – 40 Anos de Bossa Nova

Celebrating Bossa Nova   Recording Tom Jobim has not been new for Rosa Passos. However, when it was time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the birth of Bossa Nova, it became clear that just a few songs by Jobim would not suffice. As Chediak wrote in the liner notes of the album, “At first …

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