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Antonio Carlos Jobim – Wave (1967/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Antonio Carlos Jobim – Wave (1967/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 00:31:08 minutes | 682 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source:  | © A&M Records, CTI Records
Recorded: May 22-24 and June 15, 1967 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs

Expectations run high when a successful producer resigns his post to join a rival company. Things were no different in the case of Creed Taylor who left Verve for A&M, taking along the bossa guru Jobim. This liaison resulted in the album Wave, which Latin specialists regard as one of the most artistic ever, perhaps because Jobim rides the gentlest of waves in this particular recording. While the large instrumental ensemble might lead one to suspect that sensationalism was the aim here, listening to the music proves that Jobim has remained true to his clear melodies and his simple, sensitive style. A relaxed carpet of sound is rolled out which enhances and refines the essence of Jobim’s musical roots, turning them into miniature tone poems.

When Creed Taylor left Verve/MGM for his own label under the auspices of A&M, he quickly signed Antonio Carlos Jobim and they picked up right where they left off with this stunningly seductive record, possibly Jobim’s best. Jobim contributes his sparely rhythmic acoustic guitar, simple melodic piano style, a guest turn at the harpsichord, and even a vocal on “Lamento,” while Claus Ogerman lends a romantically brooding hand with the charts. A pair of instant standards are introduced (“Wave,” “Triste”), but this album is to be cherished for its absolutely first-rate tunes — actually miniature tone poems — that escaped overexposure and thus sound fresh today. The most beautiful sleeper is “Batidinha,” where the intuitive Jobim/Ogerman collaboration reaches its peak. One only wishes that this album were longer; 31:45 is not enough. –Richard S. Ginell

1 Wave 2:51
2 The Red Blouse 5:03
3 Look To The Sky 2:17
4 Batidinha 3:13
5 Triste 2:04
6 Mojave 2:21
7 Dialogo 2:50
8 Lamento 2:42
9 Antigua 3:07
10 Captain Bacardi 4:29

Antônio Carlos Jobim – piano, guitar, celeste, harpsichord
Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland – trombone
Raymond Beckenstein, Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson – flute, piccolo
Joseph Singer – French horn
Ron Carter – double bass
Claudio Slon – drums
Bobby Rosengarden, Dom Um Romão – percussion
Claus Ogerman – arranger, conductor
Bernard Eichen, Lewis Eley, Paul Gershman, Louis Haber, Julius Held, Emanuel Green, Leo Kruczek, Joseph Malignaggi, Irving Spice, Louis Stone, Emanuel Green, Leo Kruczek, Harry Lookofsky, Joseph Malignaggi, Raoul Poliakin, Gene Orloff – violin
Harvey Shapiro, George Ricci, Charles McCracken, Abe Kessler – cello


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