Tag Archives: Antonio Carlos Jobim

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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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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Jean-Baptiste Lully in Jazz

Esteemed Readers, I have suddenly discovered this pretty curious jazz performance of Jean-Baptiste Lully’s music. This piece “Air tendre” from his Suite in E Minor demonstrates how much his style of the past is connected with Bossa Nova…Well, I’m not  … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Two Kites

No matter that Tom Jobim confessed to be a lazy student of foreign languages, the American period of Bossa Nova’s adventures (1960s) proves that it was not so. Perhaps our musical genius could not perceive the language as well as … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: A Felicidade/Happiness

“A Felicidade/Happiness” is an eternal bossa hit of all the times & nations. Composed by our geniuses Vinicius de Moraes & Tom Jobim for the movie “Orfeu Negro/The Black Orpheus” (1958) it reflects all the shades of this emotion, its … Continue reading

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Jean-Baptiste Lully: Ballet des Arts (1663)

On the 8th January 1663 a wonderful ballet by Jean-Baptiste Lully (libretto by Mr. Benserade) was danced in Palais Royal at the presence of two queens (the queen-mother & Maria Theresa, Louis XIV’s wife).  Besides the king, the whole Court … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar

‘Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar/Io Sono Che ti Amerò/I’m the One Who Will Love You’ is a masterpiece by Antonio Carlos Jobim & his eternal friend-minstrel Vinicius de Moraes. The single was recorded in 1959 by Maysa, much later in … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Insensatez

‘Insensatez’/’How Insensitive’ is another masterpiece created by Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes. They say that the music resembles Prelude Op. 28 in E Minor by Frédéric Chopin. The composition is very melancholic & seems to be very close the … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Sabià, a Song of Exile

‘Sabià’is one of the most famous compositions by Tom Jobim, however its lyrics belong to another great Brazilian composer Chico Buarque. Made in a tradition of minstrels it tells a sad story of recollections, exile & hope to return back … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Falando de Amor/Speaking of Love

Another successful work by Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes is called “Falando de Amor/Speaking of Love”. This is a very romantic bossa nova melody, filled with an exceptional tenderness. Two genius managed to create a rare love song which … Continue reading

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