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20th Century Masters - The Millenium Collection: The Best of Antônio Carlos Jobim

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Album Review

Pieced together from various albums to showcase what a remarkably consistent songwriter and performer Antonio Carlos Jobim was, Hip-O's 20th Century Masters - The Best of Antonio Carlos Jobim opens with two of Jobim's compositions from Stan Getz and João Gilberto's quintessential bossa nova record, Getz/Gilberto, before threading through his own career. With over 12 tracks, many of Jobim's defining songs are covered, from "The Girl from Ipanema" (the song that kick-started the careers of both Jobim and Astrud Gilberto, while also bringing bossa nova to popular consciousness) to "Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)," a song proving that Jobim's talent only grew in emotional depth and complexity over ten years of being in the public eye. Though two-thirds of this collection focuses, rightly so, on his material from the early to mid-'60s, four tracks glimpse at his career in the 1970s and '80s as proof that Jobim's high standards, both as a songwriter and producer, were never forsaken. 20th Century Masters - The Best of Antonio Carlos Jobim proves an excellent set for those casually interested in exploring Jobim's work and the shaping of bossa nova.

Customer Reviews

Those of you new to a Brazilian Music

Antonio Carlos Jobim AKA Tom Jobim, Fortunately for you to start listen to this Album, in the few days You will drag yourself in to Deep ocean of Ipanema, Brazilian Musics are often makes you fill Deep in Passion and emotions, Tom is a First Messenger of those wonderful wonderful world of Music.Conglads and Enjoy!

Get Floated Away to Paradise

I had this CD till it got unplayable from so much use. I'm here to rebuy and say what a trip this music is, literally. It takes me to a tropical paradise with it's warm, liquid sound full of lush lyrics and melodies. Buy it and go on a holiday in your mind.

transcendent

waters of march was a gift before it was translated to english. it is truly fantastic. It refreshes genre margins- like yoga for exercise or like ice cream for lunch.

Biography

Born: January 25, 1927 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Genre: Brazilian

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

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,...
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