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Encyclopedia > Antonio Carlos Jobim
Antônio Carlos Jobim

Background information
Birth name Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim
Also known as Tom Jobim
Born January 25, 1927
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Origin Rio de Janeiro
Died December 8, 1994
New York City, New York, United States
Genre(s) Bossa Nova, MPB
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, songwriter, singer
Instrument(s) Piano, guitar
Years active 1956 - 1994
Associated
acts
João Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra

Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 in Rio de JaneiroDecember 8, 1994 in New York City), or Tom Jobim (as he is fondly known in his home country), was a Brazilian composer, arranger, singer, pianist/guitarist and one of the primary forces behind the creation of bossa nova, and its subsequent global popularity. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... Ipanema beach A NASA satellite image of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro (meaning River of January in Portuguese) is the name of both a state and a city in southeastern Brazil. ... Flag of Rio de Janeiro See other Brazilian States Capital Rio de Janeiro Largest City Rio de Janeiro Area 43,696. ... Ipanema beach A NASA satellite image of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro (meaning River of January in Portuguese) is the name of both a state and a city in southeastern Brazil. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... NY redirects here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bossa Nova is a style of Brazilian music created by Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and João Gilberto and was first introduced in Brazil in 1958, with Elizete Cardosos recording of Chega de Saudade on the Canção do Amor Demais LP. Composed by Antonio Carlos... MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) is a specific musical genre of Brazilian popular music that employs sophisticated lyrics, melodies, and harmonies in which the commercial aspect is subordinate to the performers artistic standards. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: On GoogleMaps: SEE - On GoogleEarth: SEE. Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Government  - Mayor Cesar Maia (PFL) Area  - City 1,260 km²  (486. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... Bossa Nova is a style of Brazilian music created by Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and João Gilberto and was first introduced in Brazil in 1958, with Elizete Cardosos recording of Chega de Saudade on the Canção do Amor Demais LP. Composed by Antonio Carlos...


Jobim's compositions, known for their exquisite melodies and harmonies, have been performed by numerous notable performers both within Brazil and internationally.

Contents

Biography

Musical roots

Jobim's musical roots were planted firmly in the works of Pixinguinha, a legendary musician and composer who, in the 1930s, began the development of modern Brazilian music. Jobim was also influenced by the music of French Impressionist composer Claude Debussy and by jazz music. Alfredo da Rocha Vianna Filho, better known as Pixinguinha (1898-1973) was a Choro composer, arranger, flutist and saxophonist born in Rio de Janeiro. ... Achille-Claude Debussy (IPA ) (August 22, 1862 – March 25, 1918) was a French composer. ...


Early career

Jobim found prominence in Brazil when he teamed up with poet and diplomat Vinicius de Moraes to provide the music for the play Orfeu de Conceição (1956). The most popular song from the show was Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Você ('Someone to Light Up My Life'). Later, when the play was turned into a film, French producer Sacha Gordine did not want to use any of the existing music from the play. Gordine asked de Moraes and Jobim for a new score for the film Black Orpheus (1959). Vinicius was at the time away in Montevideo, Uruguay, working for the Itamaraty (the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and so he and Jobim were only able to write three songs, primarily over the telephone (A Felicidade, Frevo,and O Nosso Amor). Vinicius de Moraes (October 19, 1913 - July 9, 1980), born Marcus Vinícius da Cruz de Melo Morais in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was a seminal figure in contemporary Brazilian music. ... Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro in Portuguese) is a 1959 film made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus. ...


Famous works

This collaboration was successful and Vinicius went on to pen the lyrics to some of Jobim's most popular songs. The arranger/conductor/composer Claus Ogerman arranged many of Jobim's memorable tunes, as did Eumir Deodato.[1] Jobim acquired international fame with the release of the Grammy Award-winning album Getz/Gilberto (1963), featuring the international hit "The Girl from Ipanema" sung by Astrud Gilberto. Jobim composed many other acclaimed albums afterwards (see list below). Claus Ogerman (born April 29, 1930) is a German musical arranger/ orchestrator, conductor, and composer, perhaps best known for his work with Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... Photo insert from the first album (Prelude) - 1972 Eumir Deodato (born on 22 June 1943 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian artist, producer and arranger primarily based in the jazz realm but who historically has been known for eclectic melding of big band and combo jazz with varied elements... Getz/Gilberto, is an album by Stan Getz and João Gilberto, featuring [[Antonio Carlos Jobim], released in 1964. ... The Girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema) is a well known bossa nova song, and was a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s. ... Astrud Gilberto Astrud Gilberto (born March 29, 1940) is a Brazilian singer best known for her samba and bossa nova music. ...


Collaborators and performers of Jobim's music

Key collaborators and interpreters of Jobim's music include João Gilberto, (who is often credited along with Jobim as a co-creator of bossa nova), Gal Costa, Elis Regina, Sergio Mendes, Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra. Various tributes have been paid to Jobim and his body of work and influence by jazz musicians as well as pop performers. For example, American jazz singers Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra prominently featured Jobim's songs on their albums Ella Abraça Jobim (1981) and Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967), respectively. Recent works such as Wave: The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook (1996) included performances by the likes of Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Toots Thielemans. Other notable jazz artists who have performed Jobim songs include Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, and Diana Krall. Pop singers, such as Sting and George Michael, have also recorded Jobim songs. Contemporary jazz performers, such as Jane Monheit, continue to record Jobim's songs (Monheit sang Waters of March on her CD Come Dream With Me). Carlos Santana performed Stoneflower on his Caravanserai album. João Gilberto (born João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira on June 10, 1931 in the town of Juazeiro, Bahia) is a Brazilian musician and considered one of the co-creators, with Tom Jobim, of bossa nova. ... Gal Costa (born Maria da Graça Costa Penna Burgos September 26, 1945) in Salvador, Brazil, is a popular singer in Brazil. ... Elis Regina Carvalho Costa (March 17, 1945 – January 19, 1982) was one of the greatest female singers in Brazilian popular music. ... Sérgio Santos Mendes, pron. ... Astrud Gilberto Astrud Gilberto (born March 29, 1940) is a Brazilian singer best known for her samba and bossa nova music. ... Stan Getz Stanley Getz, better known as Stan Getz (February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz musician. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and Academy Award-winning actor, often cited as the finest male American popular song vocalist of the 20th century. ... Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella (the First Lady of Song), was considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and Academy Award-winning actor, often cited as the finest male American popular song vocalist of the 20th century. ... Ella Abraça Jobim or Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook is a 1981 studio album by Ella Fitzgerald, devoted to the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim is an 1967 album by Frank Sinatra and featuring Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, O.Ont. ... Herbie Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an Academy Award and multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Hancock is one of jazz musics most important and influential pianists and composers. ... Chick Corea on the cover of sheet music book Chick Corea Collection Armando Anthony Chick Corea (born June 12, 1941) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American jazz pianist/keyboardist and composer. ... Jean Toots Thielemans (born Brussels, April 29, 1922) is a Belgian jazz artist well known for his guitar, harmonica play and also for his highly accomplished professional whistling. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American popular singer and actress. ... Diana Jean Krall, OC, OBC (born November 16, 1964) is a Grammy award-winning Canadian jazz pianist and singer. ... For professional wrestler Steve Borden, see Sting (wrestler). ... Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (Greek: Γιώργος-Κυριάκος Παναγιώτου), better known as George Michael (born on June 25, 1963) is an English [1] singer-songwriter and pop star who performs soul influenced pop, and who (as a solo artist and half of the duo WHAM!) has enjoyed global success since 1982. ... Jane Monheit (born November 3, 1977) is considered by some to be one of the most promising American jazz vocalists of her generation, and by others to be more of a cabaret/broadway style singer and not really a jazz singer at all. ... Waters of March (Águas de Março) is a bossa nova song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim. ...


Legacy

Jobim is recognized all over the world as one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. He was musically productive right up to his death as a result of heart failure on December 8, 1994. His last album, Antonio Brasileiro, was released posthumously soon after. December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


Jobim is buried in the Cemitério São João Batista in Rio de Janeiro. The Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro has its name appended in his honour. Cemitério São João Batista is a municipal cemetery in the neighborhood in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro. ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: On GoogleMaps: SEE - On GoogleEarth: SEE. Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Government  - Mayor Cesar Maia (PFL) Area  - City 1,260 km²  (486. ... Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (IATA: GIG, ICAO: SBGL) better known as Galeão International Airport is Rio de Janeiros major international airport. ...


Discography

Getz/Gilberto, is an album by Stan Getz and João Gilberto, featuring [[Antonio Carlos Jobim], released in 1964. ... Getz/Gilberto #2, is a live album by Stan Getz and João Gilberto, featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim, released in 1964. ... The Composer of Desafinado, Plays is a 1963 album (see 1963 in music) by Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim is a 1965 album (see 1965 in music) by Antonio Carlos Jobim, arranged by Nelson Riddle. ... Love, Strings and Jobim is a 1966 album (see 1966 in music) by various Brazilian artists who play the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... A Certain Mr. ... Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim is an 1967 album by Frank Sinatra and featuring Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... Wave is a 1967 album (see 1967 in music) by Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... Tide is a 1970 album (see 1970 in music) by Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... Sinatra & Company is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Stone Flower is a 1972 album (see 1972 in music) by Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... Jobim is a 1972 album (see 1972 in music) by Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... Elis & Tom is an album released in 1974 by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina. ... Urubu is a 1976 album (see 1976 in music) by Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Vinicius de Moraes (October 19, 1913 - July 9, 1980), born Marcus Vinícius da Cruz de Melo Morais in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was a seminal figure in contemporary Brazilian music. ... Toquinho is a Brazilian singer and guitarist. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... The Sinatra-Jobim Sessions is a 1979 compilation album of the American singer Frank Sinatras work with Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... Terra Brasilis is a 1980 album (see 1980 in music) by Antonio Carlos Jobim. ... Duets II is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1994. ...

Trivia

  • The late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith wrote a song entitled "Antonio Carlos Jobim" with his band Heatmiser for their Cop And Speeder album.

Steven Paul Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003), better known as Elliott Smith, was an American singer-songwriter and musician. ... Heatmiser Heatmiser was an alternative rock band from Portland, Oregon consisting of Elliott Smith (guitar and vocals), Neil Gust (guitar and vocals), Brandt Peterson (bass) (later to be replaced by Sam Coomes, frontman of Quasi) and Tony Lash (drums). ...

Notes

  1. ^ Red Bull Music Academy (2005) Eumir Deodato - Boy from Rio Pt. 1. Available from: http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/LECTURES.95.0.html?act_session=211. Accessed 6 December 2006.

References

  • McGowan, Chris; Pessanha, Ricardo (1998). The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova and the Popular Music of Brazil, 2nd edition, Philadelphia: Temple University Press. ISBN 1-56639-545-3, ISBN 1-56639-544-5. 
  • Castro, Ruy (2000). Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World, 1st English-Language Edition, Chicago, IL: A Capella Books. ISBN 1-55652-409-9. 

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Antonio Carlos Jobim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (303 words)
Antonio Carlos Jobim (born Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim, January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro – December 8, 1994 in New York City), also called Tom Jobim, was a Brazilian composer, arranger, singer, pianist and perhaps the greatest legend of bossa nova.
Jobim's roots were planted firmly in the works of Pixinguinha, a legendary musician and composer who, in the 1930s, began the development of modern Brazilian music.
Jobim was buried in the Cemitério São João Batista in Rio de Janeiro.
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