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João Gilberto

João Gilberto
Born: Jun 10, 1931 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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Genre: Jazz, World
Biography: When talking about bossa nova, perhaps the signature pop music sound of Brazil, frequently the first name to come to one's lips is that of Antonio Carlos Jobim. With songs like "The Girl From Ipanema" and "Desafindo," Jobim pretty much set the standard for the creation of the bossa nova in the mid-'50s. ...Read full biography
Released: 1963
Label: Verve Records
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One of the biggest-selling jazz albums of all time, not to mention bossa nova's finest moment, Getz/Gilberto trumped Jazz Samba by bringing two of bossa nova's greatest innovators -- guitarist/singer ...Read full review
Brazil's Brilliant João Gilberto
Released: 1960
Label: Capitol
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This vitally important record introduced Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim and thus, bossa nova to the United States in 1961, a year before Stan Getz scored a hit with "Desafinado." Twelve of Gilberto's ...Read full review