Antonio Carlos Jobim: Brazil
Antonio Carlos Jobim (vocals, guitar, piano)
Stone Flower (Epic/Legacy EK 61616)
Antonio Carlos Jobim (vocals, guitar, piano),
Urbie Green (trombone), Joe Farrell (soprano sax), Hubert Laws (flute), Eumir Deodato (guitar), Ron Carter (bass), Airto Moreira, Everaldo Ferriera (percussion), Joao Palm (percussion, drums).
Composed by Ary Barroso; arranged by Eumir Deodato.
Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 22, 1970
Rating: 93/100 (learn more)
There are many places to start with Ary Barroso's wonderful song written about his homeland. All of the essential elements are here: samba, Jobim's vocal and Fender Rhodes, and wonderful percussion work by Airto Moreira. Joao Palm also plays a great rhythm on the drum set, which gives the song its overall drive and sense of direction. Jobim is right at home on this, the most extended song on the album. It's nice to hear him play some different songs. Historically, this album and this song will go down as highlights in the Jobim discography, but will always be neglected gems when compared to his previous efforts, though this writer feels otherwise!
Reviewer: Jared Pauley