The Leopard Lounge Presents - Antonio Carlos Jobim:The Reprise And Warner Bros. Years

Antonio Carlos Jobim (安東尼卡洛裘賓)


It has been said that Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim was the George Gershwin of Brazil, and there is a solid ring of truth in that, for both contributed large bodies of songs to the jazz repertoire, both expanded their reach into the concert hall, and both tend to symbolize their countries in the eyes of the rest of the world. With their gracefully urbane, sensuously aching melodies and harmonies, Jobim's songs gave jazz musicians in the 1960s a quiet, strikingly original alternative to their traditional Tin Pan Alley source.

Jobim's roots were always planted firmly in jazz; the records of Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Barney Kessel, and other West Coast jazz musicians made an enormous impact upon him in the 1950s. But he also claimed that the French impressionist composer Claude Debussy had a decisive influence upon his harmonies, and the Brazilian samba gave his music a uniquely exotic rhythmic underpinning. As a pianist, he usually kept things simple and melodically to the point with a touch that reminds some of Claude Thornhill, but some of his records show that he could also stretch out when given room. His guitar was limited mostly to gentle strumming of the syncopated rhythms, and he sang in a modest, slightly hoarse yet often hauntingly emotional manner.

Born in the Tijuca neighborhood of Rio, Jobim originally was headed for a career as an architect. Yet by the time he turned 20, the lure of music was too powerful, and so he started playing piano in nightclubs and working in recording studios. He made his first record in 1954 backing singer Bill Farr as the leader of "Tom and His Band" (Tom was Jobim's lifelong nickname), and he first found fame in 1956 when he teamed up with poet Vin

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    She's A Carioca (LP Version)

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    Agua De Beber (LP Version)

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    Surfboard (Album Version)

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    Bonita (Album Version)

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    A Felicidade (LP Version)

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    Favela (LP Version)

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    Hurry Up And Love Me (Precisco De Voce) (Album Version)

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    Berimbau (Album Version)

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    Neptune's Hep Tune (Morte De Undeus De Jal)

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    The Face I Love (Seu Encanto)

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    Pardon My English (Album Version)

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    Off - Key (Desafinado)

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    Once Again (Outra Vez)

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    Correnteza (The Stream) (LP Version)

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    O Boto (LP Version)

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    Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)

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    The Girl From Ipanema

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    Double Rainbow

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    One Note Samba

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    Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce)

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