Re-Jazzing up with Jobim
After what seems like four long years since the release of Jobim Jazz,Mario Adnet revisits Antonio Carlos Jobim (Tom Jobim) with a second installment dedicated to Jobim’s jazz instrumental music. Giving continuation to the Jobim Jazz project was a logical decision explained by Mario himself:
“Not only because the subject fascinates me, but also because it strengthens the repertory of the shows we’ve been playing since the release of the first volume in 2007.”
Mario merges here the songs and themes composed by Tom Jobimwith the arranging style of Moacir Santos, another favorite of Mario’s studies. As expected, in +Jobim Jazz we hear beautiful arrangements with high caliber brass and an array of competent musicians who are a trademark of any project that includes Mario Adnet’s name. Here is the complete list: Andrea Ernest Dias (alto flute), Antonia Adnet (acoustic guitar), Aquiles Moraes (trumpet), Armando Marçal (percussion), Everson Moraes (trombone), Henrique Band (baritone sax), Jessé Sadoc (trumpet, flugelhorn), Joana Adnet (clarinet), Jorge Helder (acoustic bass), Jurim Moreira (drums), Marcelo Martins (tenor sax), Marcos Nimrichter (piano, accordion), Mario Adnet (acoustic guitar), Philip Doyle (French horn), Rafael Barata (drums), Ricardo Silveira (electric guitar), Vittor Santos(trombone), and Zé Canuto (alto sax). Mario Adnet did all arrangements and musical direction with some assistance from other Adnet family members (Joana, Antonia and Mariza).
The music represented here comes almost entirely from Jobim’s albums covering the years of 1960 through 1994 with good presence from the 1960’s and 1970’s. One track, “O Barbinha Branca,” is from Luiz Bonfá’s self-titled 1955 release. Jobim’s albums selected are Brasília Sinfonia da Alvorada (1960), The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim (1964),Wave (1967), Stone Flower (1970), Tide (1970), Urubu (1975), Terra Brasilis (1980), Edu & Tom (1981), Antonio Brasileiro (1994).
Among my favorite moments in +Jobim Jazz, I call attention to the outstanding brass arrangement and sax solos in “Bonita.” Marcelo Martins and Henrique Band take this song to new heights with their solos. Two other unforgettable solos come via Marcos Nimrichter on accordion and piano in “Ai Quem Me Dera” and “O Barbinha Branca.” These are just a few examples of an impeccable album with top-notch arrangements and performances. Mario Adnet is consistent in his releases, and +Jobim Jazz is yet another great example of his work.
Adventure Music AM1070 2 (2011)
All track by Antonio Carlos Jobim, except where noted.
- Boto (Antonio Carlos Jobim – Jararaca)
- Bonita (Antonio Carlos Jobim – Vinícius de Moraes)
- O Homem
- Ai Quem me Dera (Antonio Carlos Jobim – Marino Pinto)
- O Barbinha Branca (Antonio Carlos Jobim – Luiz Bonfá)
- Samba de Maria Luíza
- Marina Del Rey
- Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol
- Samba do Avi