Olympics Music

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Hank
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Olympics Music

Post by Hank »

Really enjoyed this in the closing ceremony:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QWdHl_eDiA
I know next to nothing about Jobim. Any suggestions where I should go for more like this ?

pljms
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Re: Olympics Music

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'Antonio Carlos Jobim's Finest Hour' is a good compilation of his famous compositions featuring the man himself along with the likes of Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz and Elis Regina. '

A Twist of Jobim' features mainly jazz musicians interpreting his better known songs and includes my personal favourite version of 'The Waters of March' sung by Oleta Adams and Al Jarreau.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hi8zQv5rG9Q
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Re: Olympics Music

Post by Blair N. Cummings »

Of course, there`s also Jorge Ben, Caetano Veloso, Milton Nasciemento, and too many others with which to clog up this post.
YouTube should do the trick.
Meanwhile, here`s an unexpected hit from around 1970 (at least on NYC radio):
https://youtu.be/9SAoQqjv1Sg

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Post by blueonblue »

A track that has 'haunted' me for years called 'Amor Em Paz' .... ('Once I Loved')
Beautiful string arrangement by Claus Ogerman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A96Sk_qncD8

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Martin Johnson
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Re: Olympics Music

Post by Martin Johnson »

Linking two forum topics, here's Elis Regina with Toots Thielemans performing the Jobim classic 'Wave':

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yh4su_xGJ84

Djalma Junior
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Re: Olympics Music

Post by Djalma Junior »

Dear Hank,

The original name of this song is "Chovendo na Roseira" (Raining in Rosebush) and one of the beautiful interpretations is by Oscar Peterson in the album "In Tune" released in 1971 interestingly with the name of "Childrens Game" (track 03):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJaaleecEF4

Another beautiful interpretation is by promising brazilian band "Toccata - Jazz Quartet":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXdZx5OJF8U


Other suggestions about Tom Jobim to listen:

"Passarim" (Litle Bird)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElkjU5aqElE

Tom Jobim - Perfil Vol 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9KCDJ4aW9w

Tom Jobim Perfil - Vol. 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeFTMDvQOWY

Tom Jobim - Coletanea - Volume 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5L1CDe6QfA

"Anos Dourados" (Golden Years)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO9lNkr ... e=youtu.be


Best regards.
Djalma Jr
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Re: Olympics Music

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Let's not forget Ivan Lins https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XyqSZvg4XAM

Burt's music is smooth and sophisticated and has a link to Brazil through Darius Milhaud (I do go on a lot about him) who consciously used Brazilian folk songs in his compositions. So Brazilian music has a soul mate in Burt, and he is enormously popular down there.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice, there is.

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Re: Olympics Music

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And ohhhh, Astrud Gilberto...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zZZSAoPNj58
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice, there is.

Djalma Junior
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Re: Olympics Music

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someonenameddavid wrote:And ohhhh, Astrud Gilberto...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zZZSAoPNj58
"Someonenameddavid",

As well as these interpretations:

Wanting Things
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeZlyJPtZH0


"Where There's A Heartache" (Come Touche The Sun)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t0pKl8pr4o

pljms
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Re: Olympics Music

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Yes, that Jobim had some influence on Bacharach there is no doubt. I suppose 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' is the most obvious example and the Sergio Mendes recording of the tune, especially the piano part, is very much in the style of Jobim.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qCa3t9uoWis
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Re: Olympics Music

Post by Hank »

Thank you all for the responses. I’m going to have a lot of fun listening to these.

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Post by geoff85 »

I would go as far as saying there would be no "brill building sound" as we know it without Brazilian music. I think most of the major writers seemed to have been very aware of what was in essence bossa nova in sao paolo. Of course this is just my educated theory as I was not alive back then but it seemed they did it first and did it well.

geoff85
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Re: Olympics Music

Post by geoff85 »

Speaking of Olympic music if anyone knows the song from the airplane scene in the opening ceremony i would be very greatful

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Speaking of Olympic music if anyone knows the song from the airplane scene in the opening ceremony i would be very greatful

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Re: Olympics Music

Post by grooverider »

Dear Hank,
Two collaborations: Andy Williams and Antonio Carlos Jobim (on guitar), from Andy's album, "The Shadow of Your Smile"
"How Insensative" and "Meditation":

https://youtu.be/keYoPpz_8EM

Then, Andy's ex, Claudine Longet, arranged by the late, great Nick de Caro, same two songs ("Meditation" is first, though):

https://youtu.be/WQsKYnKzlIA

Ms. Longet has stated that, of all her recorded material, she enjoyed recording Mr. Jobim's compositions the most.

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