Tag: João Gilberto

Jan 30 2014

Gilberto Gil’s Upcoming Album in 2014

Gilberto Gil

Targeted for the first half of 2014, Gilbertos will be the next release by Gilberto Gil. The album is being produced by Bem Gil and Moreno Veloso and will focus on João Gilberto‘s repertoire. Details about the repertoire are still undisclosed, but MB will keep you posted as we find out more about this promising upcoming release.

Jun 10 2013

Bibi, Guinga, João!

Bibi Ferreira, Guinga, João Gilberto

There is just a lot to celebrate today. Among several birthdays, I would like to feature the following: Bibi Ferreira (June 10, 1921 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ), actress, singer, director, composer. Guinga (June 10, 1950 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ), composer, singer, guitarist. João Gilberto (June 10, 1931 – Juazeiro, Bahia), composer, singer, guitarist. …

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Mar 22 2011

João Gilberto: Amoroso/Brasil


A Desert Island Disc   When I first bought this 1977 album, it was the LP version only. Besides João Gilberto’s definitive renditions of Brazilian classics, he also put his mark on and made world classics such as “‘S Wonderful,” “Estate” and “Bésame Mucho” his own. With outstanding arrangements and musical direction by Claus Ogerman, …

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Jun 14 2003

Bim Bom

João Gilberto and His Beat   Bim Bom: A Contradição sem Conflitos de João Gilberto   João Gilberto, considered the pope of Bossa Nova, receives in Walter Garcia’s book a most detailed study. Covering 224 pages, Bim Bom examines how João Gilberto’s famous guitar beat became the symbol of a musical genre that has crossed borders and …

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