RIP Joao Gilberto

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by vilshofen, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. vilshofen


    Dec 27, 2007
    How's this for saudade? Who can forget when bossa first hit the U.S. airwaves? Even I, a not-unsophisticated high-schooler, with a Ramirez and my first stereo, had never heard anything like it; I mean, F# 7/4 (9)? F maj7 #11? Likewise, I had never experienced an intimacy like this, seemingly being played not in a club or concert hall, but in my living room.

    João Gilberto, an Architect of Bossa Nova, Is Dead at 88

    As the songs says, I left my heart in your hand . . .
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  2. It's sad that he's gone, but god did he leave so much amazing music for us. This version he did of Zingaro is phenomenal. His phrasing of the melody is otherworldly.
  3. RIP!
  4. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
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  5. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    American Exceptionalism, i.e., Colonialism, at its best:
    From Wikipedia - According to Ruy Castro, Gilberto and Getz often disagreed on which was the best take leaving the choice to producer Creed Taylor.[20] During one session, Gilberto, who did not speak English, and impatient with Getz's rhythmic style, told Antônio Carlos Jobim: "Tell this gringo he is an idiot". Jobim then translated: "Stan, João is saying that his dream always was to record with you".

    RIP, Mr. Gilberto.
  6. birgebass


    Nov 7, 2011
    RIP. As a younger musician I can say that his music still has a big impact.