Books by Antônio Carlos Jobim (Author of Antonio Carlos Jobim for Fingerstyle Guitar)
APPRECIATION : Jobim Was More Than the King of Bossa Nova
Without him, we have nothing to sing. The world has lost one of its most talented and innovative musicians, and I have lost a wonderful friend. Rare for a South American composer, he influenced American jazz and pop at least as much as anyone else in the second half of the 20th Century. His passing has a special impact upon artists in the jazz and mainstream pop communities, and, unfortunately, has terminated several promising projects, including an upcoming recording with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. Seekers of karmic connections will be fascinated by the fact that Jobim and Getz were born on the same day, in the same year, at the same hour. Unlike Gilberto, Jobim was not an especially charismatic performer, although the sound of his warm, plaintive voice often resulted in undeniably charming, utterly unique renderings of his own tunes.
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Chega de Saudade
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So as we helped her up, we took a look at the word, which is a term, which is a concept, which is a whole emotional world. Wikipedia describes it thus:. It often carries a fatalist tone and a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might really never return. Saudade is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure, well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live again. It can be described as an emptiness, like someone. In Brazil, the day of saudade is officially celebrated on January A national holiday of heartache.
The title can be translated roughly as "enough longing", though the Portuguese word saudade carries with it more complex meaning. In , the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In the same year, it was made an inaugural member of the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame. By the time of the album's release, newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo stated that Gilberto "is one of the most musical of our popular singers, a certainty which broadly compensates for his lack of volume. In this regard, it is worth noting his interpretation of 'Desafinado'.