Antonio Carlos Jobim – The Wonderful World Of Antonio Carlos Jobim (1965/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 29:23 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: Jazz
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 29:23 minutes | 641 MB
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover | © Rhino/Warner Bros.
This classic recording, half sung in Portuguese, half in English and supported by the majestic Nelson Riddle Orchestra, prominently features Antonio Carlos Jobim’s enigmatic guitar.
Unlike his debut, Jobim’s second LP for the American market was strictly a pop album, with the composer himself singing, while the arranging/conducting chores were placed in the capable hands of Nelson Riddle. What promises to be an excellent collaboration, however, doesn’t quite turn out, and the results are much more bland than could be expected from such distinct talents. To begin with, Riddle’s charts are surprisingly safe, quite a disappointment from the man whose work with Frank Sinatra raised the bar for the art of arranging. Jobim’s contributions are less than expected also, limited for the most part to his quavering vocals (Warner Bros. seems to have been positioning him as a pop star) and a set of compositions inferior to his first album (only “Agua de Beber” is repeated here). Jobim’s is the voice of a composer, though, and what he lacks in tonal quality and strength he does make up for with delivery and subtlety of interpretation, especially on contemplative material like “Dindi” and “A Felicidade.” It’s not all Brazilian ennui; the instrumental “Surfboard” has a playful edge, with a rush of strings bringing on the collapse of each wave, and “She’s a Carioca” (with English lyrics by Ray Gilbert) is a cheerful sequel to “The Girl From Ipanema”.
01 – She’s A Carioca (LP Version)
02 – Agua De Beber
03 – Surfboard
04 – Useless Landscape
05 – So Tinha De Ser Com Voce
06 – A Felicidade
07 – Bonita
08 – Favela
09 – Valsa De Porto Das Caixas
10 – Samba de Aviao
11 – Por Toda A Mima Vida (LP Version)
12 – Dindi