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Album Review

For this CD reissue the music on singer Astrud Gilberto's album Look to the Rainbow is combined with half of the songs from her following album, A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness. The former session was one of the bossa nova singer's best (11 perfectly suitable songs on which her soft voice is accompanied by an orchestra arranged by Gil Evans and Al Cohn), while on the latter she interacts successfully with a trio led by organist Walter Wanderley. [This version of the album includes bonus material.]

Biography

Born: 30 March 1940 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Genre: Brazilian

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The honey-toned chanteuse on the surprise Brazilian crossover hit "The Girl From Ipanema," Astrud Gilberto parlayed her previously unscheduled appearance (and professional singing debut) on the song into a lengthy career that resulted in nearly a dozen albums for Verve and a successful performing career that lasted into the '90s. Though her appearance at the studio to record "The Girl From Ipanema" was due only to her husband João, one of the most famed Brazilian artists of the century, Gilberto's...
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