It was originally a response to critics who claimed that bossa nova was a new genre for singers who can't sing. Another English lyric, more closely based on the original Portuguese lyric but not a translation was written by Gene Lees , and appears on some recordings as well. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rolling Stone Brasil in Portuguese. Retrieved 25 September
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Released in , the album features a dozen instrumentals arranged by Claus Ogerman , whose work would mark the beginning of a lifelong musical relationship with Jobim. The opening track "The Girl from Ipanema" is believed to be the second most recorded song in history behind The Beatles ' " Yesterday ," and a recording of the song by Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz became a worldwide hit in Jobim plays both guitar and piano on the album, the latter of which producers resisted because they wanted to present the image of the Latin man and his guitar, which is evident from the album cover itself.
You know, they said, listen, Antonio, you've got to be the Latin lover. You should play the guitar. You know, if you play the piano you destroy the whole image, you know? So I've been playing guitar for many, many years, you know, which was let's say my second instrument. That was an instrument that I used to play by ear, you know? The album was inducted into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame in Pete Welding of Down Beat said, "If the bossa nova movement had produced only this record, it would already be fully justified.
This album contains all-instrumental versions of these tunes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved Latin Grammy Award. Retrieved August 19, Rolling Stone Brasil in Portuguese. Jazzvisions Sinatra—Jobim Sessions Lost Highway Hidden categories: CS1 Portuguese-language sources pt Articles with short description Articles with hAudio microformats Album articles lacking alt text for covers Articles with album ratings that need to be turned into prose All stub articles.
"Desafinado" by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça and Jon Hendricks