Joćo Gilberto: Bim Bom
JoĆ£o Gilberto (guitar, vocals)
Getz/Gilberto #2 (Verve V-8623)
Composed by Joćo Gilberto.
Recorded: Carnegie Hall, New York, October 9, 1964
Rating: 94/100 (learn more)
While Jobims is the name most people associate with bossa nova, he himself attributed its creation to Joćo Gilberto. Gilbertos approach represents a clear break from the comparatively unsophisticated samba tradition. His style, which remains unique and instantly identifiable, is composed of his soft, smooth voice, with its signature lack of vibrato; his graceful rhythm guitar; and his impeccable time, which enables him to tinker with phrasing without sacrificing any swing. Essentially a one-man band, Gilbertos singular artistry makes the bass and drums nearly superfluous on his playful little tune.
Reviewer: Judith Schlesinger
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