Various Artists – A Twist Of Jobim (1997)

FrontCover1.jpgTwist of Jobim contains a single disc with 11 songs. The CD has an unusual multi-artist tribute to the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Some of the Twist of Jobim songs are made funky (but in a melodic and tasteful way), while others become quiet (but still passionate) ballads. Twist of Jobim are all jazz-oriented songs.

The debut release from the I.E. label (which is connected with Polygram) is an unusual multi-artist tribute to the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Some of his tunes are made funky (but in a melodic and tasteful way), while others become quiet (but still passionate) ballads. The treatments are all jazz-oriented, and there is plenty of solo space for the likes of guitarist Lee Ritenour (in one of his finest jazz efforts), pianists Dave Grusin and Alan Pasqua, altoist Eric Marienthal, bassist Christian McBride, and tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts. Plus, there are guest spots for Herbie Hancock (an excellent acoustic piano solo on “Stone Flower”), the sopranos of Art Porter (on “Dindi”) and Steve Tavaglione, the Yellowjackets (who team up with Ritenour on “Mojave”), singer El DeBarge (“Dindi”) and the vocal duo of Al Jarreau and Oleta Adams (“Waters of March” and a lightweight rendition of “The Girl from Ipanema”). Nearly every song holds one’s interest, the melodies are celebrated, and the fresh interpretations contain more than their share of surprises. (by Scott Yanow)

Lee Ritenour

Oleta Adams (vocals on 04. + 11.)
El DeBarge (vocals on 03.
John Beasley (synthesizer on 02. + 04.)
Paulinho da Costa (percussion on 01., 06., 07, 10. + 11.)
Melvin Davis (bass on 02., 03. + 07.)
Cassio Duarte (percussion on 02.- 05 + 09.)
Russell Ferrante (synthesizer on 06., piano on 10. + 11.)
Dave Grusin (piano on 01., 02., 04. + 05.)
Herbie Hancock (piano on 06.)
Jimmy Haslip (bass on 10.)
Jerry Hey (flugelhorn on 07., 08.)
Dan Higgins (flute on 01., 07. – 09.)
Al Jarreau (vocals on 04. + 11.)
Will Kennedy (drums on 10.)
Eric Marienthal (saxophone on 02., 04 – 07.)
Harvey Mason (drums on 02., 04., 08. + 09.)
Christian McBride (bass on 08., 09.)
Bob Mintzer (saxophone on 10.)
Gary Novak (drums on 06.)
Alan Pasqua (piano on 08. + 09.)
John Patitucci (bass on 06.)
Lee Ritenour (guitar on 01., 02., 04., 06. – 10., keyboards, synthesizer on 01., 03. 07., 11., bass on 01. + 11.)
Steve Tavaglione (saxophone on 06., electronic wind instrument on 08. + 09.)
Ernie Watts (saxophone on 08. + 09.)


01. Dave Grusin / Lee Ritenour: Water To Drink (Agua de Beber) (Jobim) 5.06
02. Dave Grusin / Eric Marienthal / Lee Ritenour: Captain Bacardi (Jobim) 5.05
03. El DeBarge / Art Porter: Dindi (Jobim) 4.57
04. Oleta Adams / Al Jarreau: Waters of March (Aguas de Março) (Jobim) 4.38
05. Dave Grusin: Bonita (Gilbert/Jobim/Santamaria) 4.04
06. Paulinho Da Costa / Herbie Hancock / Steve Tavaglione: Stone Flower (Jobim) 8.49
07. Eric Marienthal / Lee Ritenour: Favela (Gilbert/Jobim/de Moraes) 4.47
08. Alan Pasqua / Ernie Watts: Children’s Games (Jobim) 3.53
09. Christian McBride / Ernie Watts: Lamento (Jobim/de Moraes) 6.27
10. Lee Ritenour / Yellowjackets: Mojave (Jobim) 5.22
11. Oleta Adams / Al Jarreau: The Girl From Ipanema (Gimbel/Jobim/de Moraes) 429




Miúcha & Antonio Carlos Jobim – Same (1977)

FrontCover1.jpgHeloísa Maria Buarque de Hollanda (30 November 1937 – 27 December 2018), whose artistic name is Miúcha, was a Brazilian singer and composer.

Heloisa Maria Buarque de Hollanda was born in Rio de Janeiro. She was the daughter of historian Sérgio Buarque de Holanda and Maria Amélia Cesário Alvim; she had a brother, singer and composer Chico Buarque and two sisters, the singers Ana de Hollanda and Cristina.

When she was 8 years old her family moved to São Paulo. As a child she formed a vocal ensemble with her brothers, including Chico Buarque. In 1960 she moved to Paris where she studied Art History at the École du Louvre.

In 1975 she made her first professional recording as a singer on the album The Best of Two Worlds in partnership with João Gilberto and Stan Getz. After this release, Miúcha partnered with Tom Jobim on two albums, 1977 and 1979, and was part of the show organized by Aloysio de Oliveira along with Vinicius de Moraes, Tom Jobim and Toquinho. The act was shown for a year at Canecão in Rio de Janeiro, followed for Miúcha01.jpginternational presentations in South America and Europe, and gave origin to the recording Tom, Vinícius, Toquinho e Miúcha recorded live in Canecão (RCA Victor, 1977)

In 1963 Miúcha made a holiday trip with friends to Greece, Italy and France. In Rome, in the bar La Candelaria, she met the Chilean singer Violeta Parra, through whom she met singer João Gilberto. Miúcha and Gilberto got married in 1965 and had a daughter, Bebel Gilberto, in 1966.

Miúcha died on 27 December 2018, in Rio de Janeiro, at the age of 81. (by wikipedia)

The sweet voice, exemplary interpreter of the Brazilian song, sister of the singer and writer Chico Buarque, was a muse of bossa-nova, an important emerging musical revolution in Rio at the end of the 1950s. (by

And heré as a tribute to the great Miúcha one of her firstalbums, recorded together with the one and only Antonio Carlos Jobim:

In 1977 the best selling album Miúcha e Antonio Carlos Jobim was released and the unforgettable musical encounter Tom, Vinicius, Toquinho e Miúcha was staged for almost one year at Canecão in Rio and toured many South American and European cities. The live record of the show is a landmark in the Brazilian music history. (by

Enjoy the wonderful world of Bossa Nova !

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Luís Alves (bass)
Chico Buarque (vocals)
Danilo Caymmi (flute)
Dori Caymmi (guitar)
Ariovaldo Contesini (percussion)
Wilson DasNeves (drums)
Peter Dauelsberg (cello)
Franklin (flute)
Antônio CarlosJobim (piano, flute, vocals)
Paulo Jobim (flute)
Edson Lobo (bass)
Miúcha Coro (vocals)
Novelli (bass)
Rubinho (drums)
Robertinho Silva (drums)


01. Vai Levando (Buarque/Veloso) 3.19
02. Tiro Cruzado (Borges) 2.09
03. Comigo É Assim (Bittencourt/Menezes) 3.13
04. Na Batucada da Vida (Barroso/Peixoto) 2.50
05. Sei Lá (de Moraes/Toquinho) 2.32
06. Olhos Nos Olhos (Buarque) 4.10
07. Pela Luz Dos Olhos Teus (de Moraes) 2.45
08. Samba Do Avião (Jobim) 2.50
09. Saia Do Caminho (Mesquita) 4.08
10. Maninha (Buarque) 2.42
11. Choro de Nada (Carneiro) 2.40
12. É Preciso Dizer Adeus (Jobim(de Moraes) 2.06




Heloísa Maria Buarque de Hollanda (30 November 1937 – 27 December 2018)

Various Artists – Bossa Nova Instrumentals (2012)

FrontCover1.jpgBossa nova is a style of Brazilian music, which was developed and popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and is today one of the best-known Brazilian music styles abroad. The phrase bossa nova means literally “new trend” or “new wave” A lyrical fusion of samba and jazz, bossa nova acquired a large following in the 1960s, initially among young musicians and college students. (by wikipedia)

In the late 1950s and early ’60s, songwriters like the classically-trained Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim and the soft-voiced guitarist João Gilberto created a smoother, jazz-influenced version of the Samba – which itself was a product of the nation’s poorer classes. Middle-class Brazilians preferred the newer sound, which was dubbed Bossa Nova, or “The New Way.” Bossa Nova is velvet sophistication atop a feathery five-against-four rhythm, and is most famously epitomized by Gilberto’s “Girl from Ipanema.” American jazzmen like Stan Getz – who went on to collaborate frequently with Gilberto and Herbie Mann visited Brazil and brought the Bossa Nova to international attention. Some commercial distortion followed, but Bossa Nova continues to influence modern Brazilian pop and other regional styles today. (by

And here´s a rare sampler … I found in the net many, many years ago .. .compiled by a Mr. “GB” …

And: the music is much better than this more or less silly cover … !!!


01. Grupo Cabana: One Note Samba (Jobim) 2.34
02. Dick Farney: Valsa De Uma Cidade (Veleso) 2.57
03. Eumir Deodato: O Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved) (Jobim/de Moraes) 3.14
04. Laurindo Almeida & The Bossa Nova All Stars: Petite Fleur (Bechet) 2.14
05. Os Carioquinhas: Gadu Namorando (Lalau/Vermelho) 1.57
06. Baden Powell: Improviso Em Bossa Nova (Powell) 2.09
07. Sergio Mendes: Oba La La (Gilberto) 2.30
08. Grupo Cabana: Favela (Jobim/de Moraes) 3.38
09. Waltel Branco: Deixa A Nega Gingar (de Castro) 2.08
10. Roberto Menescal: Surf Board (Jobim) 2.08
11. Quincy Jones: Se E Tarde Me Pardoa (Lyra/Boscoli) 
12. Antonio Carlos Jobim & Claus Ogerman: Agua De Beber (Jobim/de Moraes) 2.52
13. Meirelles E Copa 5: Diz Que Fui Por Ai (Rocha/Keti) 1.37
14. Oscar Castro Neves: Chora Tua Tristeza (Castro Neves/Bonfa/Schiffrin) 1.36
15. Cal Tjader: Souled On (Tjader) 4.21
16. Antonio Carlos Jobim: Stone Flower (Jobim) 3.26
17. Joao Donato: Sambou Sambou (Mello/Donato) 2.19
18. Walter Wanderley: Bicho Do Mato (Ben) 1.54
19. Rio 65 Trio: Upa Neguinho (Lobo/Guarnieri) 2.08
20. Quincy Jones: Soul Bossa Nova (Jones) 2.48
21. Roberto Menescal: Surfboard (Jobim) 2.08
22. Laurindo Almeida & The Bossa Nova All Stars: Desafinado (Jobim) 3.11
23. Sabastio Tapajos: Rio Das Ostras (Silveira) 2.25