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Victor Assis Brasil – Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (1970, 2017 reissue)

Victor Assis Brasil – Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (1970, 2017 reissue)

Victor Assis Brasil left behind several quality works to explore but his Jobim tribute ‘Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim’ now reissued is a fine place to start on that journey.

Yotam, with Roy Hargrove, Claudio Roditi and Paquito D'Rivera – Brasil (2011)

A lesser talent than Israeli guitarist-composer Yotam might have gotten lost in this project.

Diana Krall – Quiet Nights (2009)

A mature romanticism permeates “Quiet Nights,” Diana Krall’s intimate if not always challenging Verve release. Issued on March 31, “Quiet Nights” features three familiar Brazilian classics (yes, including, “The Boy from Ipanema”), four rhythmically infused popular American tunes and three elegant ballads. Throughout, Krall’s whispery smooth phrasing (part Julie London, part mature-era Peggy Lee) meshes perfectly — like slipping betweenRead More

Sinatra and Jobim, – Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967)

Sinatra and Jobim, – Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967)

NICK DERISO: Jobim’s bossa nova orchestrations — marked by feather-like rhythms and a freer song structure — provide the platform for Frank Sinatra’s most interesting late-period release. “I haven’t sung so soft,” the belter once joked, “since I had the laryngitis.” Stories of the way conductor Claus Ogerman struggled to get the sensual tempo just right for both men areRead More

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