8 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With his elegantly delicate voice and subtly intense acoustic guitar, the man who invented bossa nova is a musical Rock of Gibraltar. Claus Ogerman's string arrangements add another layer of artistry to Gilberto's heavily accented version of Cole Porter's "'S Wonderful," a passionate "Besame Mucho," the upbeat "Tin Tin Por Tin Tin," and four heart-melting Antonio Carlos Jobim standards. If nothing else, the strings helped bring bossa nova to the larger audience it deserved.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With his elegantly delicate voice and subtly intense acoustic guitar, the man who invented bossa nova is a musical Rock of Gibraltar. Claus Ogerman's string arrangements add another layer of artistry to Gilberto's heavily accented version of Cole Porter's "'S Wonderful," a passionate "Besame Mucho," the upbeat "Tin Tin Por Tin Tin," and four heart-melting Antonio Carlos Jobim standards. If nothing else, the strings helped bring bossa nova to the larger audience it deserved.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Mary Ann's Voice ,

Memories...

I remember my parents, and the whole world of Southern US got swept up in this smooth, classy, tunes... everywhere... It is amazing that this beautiful style has gotten lost over the years. It reminds me of those softer, gentler, more sophisticated lives where the the backdrop to every cocktail party, yacht race, shopping and the rest of the civilized world felt these songs were written and soothingly sung for them. They were. They help remind us of the wonderful humanity that we are. Thankfully, they were so humbly brought to our memory in the movie "Eat, Love, Pray." There was a time when romance and civilization ruled the world... this authentic album will take you there.

Vyper7 ,

Amorosó

First time I left Brasil for a long stay abroad, playing musics from this album and music from Milton Nascimento on a Walkman, kept me sane and healed the longing for everything Brasil! My Brasil of love, kindness, natural beauty, romance and real friendships. Maestro João, I am forever greatfull for your portrail of the true "alma brasileira"!

love-dazed ,

smooth

the beginning of estate is like the heavens opening to reveal a wonderful sky with a beautiful rainbow and a light rain falling on a beautiful landscape. its nothing short of breathtaking. the art form at his highest. nothing but love.

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