Category Archives: bossa nova

Tom Jobim: Dindi

“Dindi” is another golden hit & bossa nova standard composed by Tom Jobim in 1959. It is dedicated to a place named Dirindi where the composer & his devoted friend Vinicius de Moraes used to go. It is another masterpiece … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Bourrée

Esteemed Readers, here is another wonderful vigorous composition by Jean-Baptiste Lully. The origin of the bourrée as a folk dance comes to the Medieval times & the region Auvergne. This is a very energetic performance & I recommend you to … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Samba de Uma Nota Só

Esteemed Readers, after la Symphonie des Plaisirs, I would like to offer you the samba by Tom Jobim. It is one of his most famous compositions & a standard of Bossa Nova music. Created in 1960 “Samba de Uma Nota … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Corcovado/Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars

“Corcovado/Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars” is a masterpiece out of time created by Tom Jobim in 1960. The song has had an enormous success & has become a jazz standard. Its English version, perhaps even more famous than the Brazilian … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Samba do Avião

  Followed the previous post about Louis XIV’s journey, this charming ode to air travelling, Rio de Janeiro & airports will be a pleasant unusual compliment. “Samba do Avião”/”Airplane Samba” is one of the most famous pieces made by our genius. … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Eu Não Existo sem Você/I Don’t Exist Without You

“Eu não Existo sem Você ” is another sophisticated music composition by Vinicius de Moraes & Tom Jobim. It is a rare gem of romanticism & hymn of love that might be created only by true Minstrels. I suppose that its … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Wave

“Wave” is another absolute hit made by Tom Jobim. The album having the same name was released in 1967. It seems to me that it is a perfect summer composition, full of hope & joy.  It has sounded in many … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Gavotte

Gavotte is a folk French dance, which became popular at Louis XIV’s Court. It has become an important part of baller programs & ordinary entertainments.  I present you, Esteemed Readers, a version by Jean-Baptiste Lully for wind instruments. It is … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Pela Luz Dos Olhos Teus

Esteemed Readers, I’m delighted to present you a wonderful creative duet where Tom Jobim represents himself as a singer performing a funny romantic composition by Vinicius de Moraes. The song is called “Pela Luz Dos Olhos Teus”/”For the Light of … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Piano Na Manguiera

Collaboration of Tom Jobim and Chico Buarque demonstrates us a sparkling reflection of another union of two geniuses. Chico Buarque, whose air of samba adds some special traits to sublimation of Bossa Nova, turns the music into something completely extraordinary. … Continue reading

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