Antonio Carlos Jobim: Children's Games


Children's Games


Antonio Carlos Jobim (vocals, guitar, piano)


Stone Flower (Epic/Legacy EK 61616)

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Antonio Carlos Jobim (vocals, guitar, piano), Hubert Laws (flute),

Urbie Green (trombone), Joe Farrell (soprano sax), Eumir Deodato (guitar), Ron Carter (bass), Airto Moreira, Everaldo Ferriera (percussion), Joao Palm (percussion, drums)


Composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim; arranged by Eumir Deodato


Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 23, 1970


Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

On this dark waltz, Eumir Deodato's talents as an arranger really shine. He composed wonderful counterpoints for this Brazilian big band and utilizes the flute in ways not really heard on many Jobim albums of the past. The percussion really drives this song, as is the case with most Brazilian music, but also brings out the playfulness of the song title. Built over a simple vamp, Jobim layers some interesting Fender Rhodes sounds at the end of the song. It's a shame this album is so overlooked because songs like this are real gems and display Jobim's diversity as a composer.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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