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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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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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Tom Jobim: Chega de Saudade/Farewell Sadness!

Another famous fruit of the creative duet Tom Jobim-Vinicius de Moraes is, undoubtedly, a melodic praise of joy & longing named “Chega de Saudade”. This masterpiece has taken time to be born, though: Tom Jobim was staying at his parents’ … Continue reading

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Reflection of the Present: Antônio Carlos Jobim

Antonio Carlos Jobim or Tom Jobim (1927-1994), a great Brazilian composer, songwriter as well as one of Bossa Nova inventors, was born in the middle class family. His father was a writer, diplomat & journalist, while his mother belonged to … Continue reading

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