When the 1960s bossa nova craze finally expired, some of us—weary of off-key, ungrammatical Ipanema girls who "looked straight ahead not at he"—breathed a sigh of relief. We figured bossa nova was a passing fad, not a lasting form. Little did we know. Diana Krall, unborn during the tall and tan and young and lovely summer of '64 when Getz & Gilberto's “The Girl From Ipanema” lolled in the Top 10, gives such a literate reading of Cole Porter's timeless love song as to justify Paul Desmond's witty prediction of Bossa Antigua—no longer nova, but still glowing.
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