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Astrud Gilberto

Astrud Gilberto in 1965
Background information
Birth name Astrud Weinert
Born March 29, 1940(1940-03-29)
Bahia, Brazil
Genre(s) Bossa nova, Latin Jazz, Brazilian jazz
Occupation(s) Singer, Actress
Years active 1963-
Label(s) Verve, Universal
Associated acts João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra
Website http://www.astrudgilberto.com/

Astrud Gilberto (born March 29, 1940) is a Brazilian singer best known for her samba and bossa nova music, most famously as the vocalist on the Grammy Award winning song "The Girl from Ipanema". cover art from the Astrud Gilberto album File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capital (and largest city) Salvador Demonym Baiano Government  -  Governor Jacques Wagner  -  Vice Governor Edmundo Pereira Santos Area  -  Total 564. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Bossa nova (disambiguation). ... Latin jazz is the general term given to music that combines rhythms from African and Latin American countries with jazz harmonies from the United States. ... Brazilian jazz is the term for the style of jazz popular or associated with Brazil. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Verve Records is an American Jazz record label, founded by Norman Granz in 1956, which absorbed the catalogues of his earlier labels: Norgran Records and Clef Records (founded 1953). ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... 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. ... Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro – December 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... 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. ... Stanley Getz (February 2, 1927 in Philadelphia – June 6, 1991 in Malibu, California), usually known by his stage name Stan Getz, was an American jazz musician. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Samba (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Bossa nova (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema) is a well known bossa nova song, and was a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s. ...

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Biography

Astrud Gilberto was born Astrud Weinert, the daughter of a Brazilian mother and a German father, in the state of Bahia, Brazil, and was raised in Rio de Janeiro. In 1959, she married João Gilberto, later emigrating to the U.S. in 1963, when she sang on the influential album Getz/Gilberto featuring João Gilberto, Stan Getz, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. She had never performed professionally, and sang on the recordings at the suggestion of her husband, João Gilberto (they divorced in the mid-sixties). Capital (and largest city) Salvador Demonym Baiano Government  -  Governor Jacques Wagner  -  Vice Governor Edmundo Pereira Santos Area  -  Total 564. ... This article is about the Brazilian city. ... 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. ... Getz/Gilberto, is an album by Stan Getz and João Gilberto, featuring [[Antonio Carlos Jobim], released in 1964. ... Stanley Getz (February 2, 1927 in Philadelphia – June 6, 1991 in Malibu, California), usually known by his stage name Stan Getz, was an American jazz musician. ... Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro – December 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...


Astrud Gilberto's recording of The Girl from Ipanema established her as a jazz and pop singer. In 1964, Gilberto appeared in the films Get Yourself a College Girl and The Hanged Man. Her first solo album was The Astrud Gilberto Album (1964), which was nominated in "album of the year" category for a NARAS Grammy award[citation needed]. Gilberto began as a singer of bossa nova and American jazz standards, but recorded her own compositions in the 1970s. Her repertoire includes The Shadow of your Smile, It Might As Well Be Spring, Love Story, Fly Me To The Moon, Day By Day, Here's That Rainy Day, and Look To The Rainbow. She has recorded songs in Brazilian Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Japanese. For other uses, see Bossa nova (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ...


In the late sixties and early seventies, she recorded the Number One to the Sun Eastern Airlines series of television adverts, becoming the airline's voice for years.[citation needed] For the Chinese airline, see China Eastern Airlines. ...


For years, Astrud Gilberto sang only in threatres; she did not perform in nightclubs out of stage fright. To overcome that, she studied acting at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting; in 1982 she resumed singing at night clubs. Subsequently, paradoxically, Gilberto has broken the attendance record of clubs, such as "Fat Tuesdays" and SOB's, in NYC, and "The Jazz Café" in London.[citation needed]


In 1982, Astrud Gilberto's son Marcelo Gilberto joined her group, and toured with her for more than a decade as her group's bassist. In addition to working as a bassist, Marcelo collaborated as co-producer of the albums Live in New York (1996) and Temperance (1997). Son Gregory Lasorsa (also a musician) played on the Temperance album, playing the guitar on her Beautiful You song, which features singer Michael Franks. Michael Franks (1944—) is a singer and songwriter from the United States. ...


Miscellaneous

Astrud Gilberto received the "Latin Jazz USA Award for Lifetime Achievement" in 1992, and was inducted to the "International Latin Music Hall of Fame" in 2002. Although not officially retired, Gilberto announced in 2002 that she was taking "indefinite time off" from public performances. She is also a fine artist, and an ardent advocate of animal rights.[1] Fine art is a term used to refer to fields traditionally considered to be artistic. ... Animal liberation redirects here. ...


Gilberto's original recording of the song "Fly Me To The Moon" was edited as a "duet" using a recording of the same song by Frank Sinatra for the soundtrack of Down with Love (2003). Her song "Who Can I Turn To" was sampled by the Black Eyed Peas in the song "Like That" from the album Monkey Business. Her vocals on "Berimbau" were sampled by Cut Chemist in his song titled "The Garden". Down with Love is a 2003 American romantic comedy film. ... This article is about the American hip hop group. ... Like That is a song by The Black Eyed Peas that features guest vocals by Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo, and John Legend. ... Monkey Business is the fourth album by The Black Eyed Peas, released in various countries in late May to early June 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Her recording of the song "Once I Loved" was also used in the 2007 film Juno. Juno is an upcoming comedy film expected to be released in December 2007. ...


The Astrud track on Basia Trzetrzelewska's 1987 album Time and Tide is a tribute to Gilberto. Basia (full name: Barbara Trzetrzelewska pronounced: Basha Che-che-lev-ska) is a Polish singer, songwriter and producer, born September 30, 1954 (some sources incorrectly cite 1959), in Jaworzno, Poland. ...


Discography

Albums

  • Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto - Getz Au-Go-Go (Verve, 1964)
  • The Astrud Gilberto Album (Verve, 1965)
  • The Shadow of Your Smile (Verve, 1965)
  • Look to the Rainbow (Verve, 1966)
  • A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness with Walter Wanderley (Verve, 1967)
  • Beach Samba (Verve, 1967)
  • Windy (Verve, 1968)
  • I Haven't Got Anything Better to Do (Verve, 1969)
  • September 17, 1969 (Verve, 1969)
  • Gilberto Golden Japanese Album (Verve, 1969)
  • Astrud Gilberto with Stanley Turrentine (CTI, 1971)
  • Astrud Gilberto Now (Perception, 1972)
  • That Girl from Ipanema (Audio Fidelity, 1977)
  • Astrud Gilberto Plus James Last Orchestra (Polygram, 1987)
  • Live in New York (Pony Canyon, 1996)
  • Temperance (album) (Pony Canyon, 1997)
  • Jungle (Magya, 2002)
  • Coffee & Bossa: The Chillout Sound of Astrud Gilberto (Compilation album) (Universal, 2006)

See also: 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. ... See also: // January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... The Shadow of Your Smile is an album by Astrud Gilberto, recorded in 1964 and released in 1965. ... See also: // January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... // January 3 - Hullabaloo shows promotional videos of The Beatles songs Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out. January 8 - Shindig! airs for the last time on ABC, with musical guests the Kinks and the Who January 14 - Young singer David Jones changes his last name to Bowie to avoid... A Certain Smile, a Certain Sadness is an album by Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley, recorded in 1966. ... Walter Wanderley (1932-1986) was a Brazilian-born organist best known for his samba and bossa nova music. ... The year 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from Small Faces Itchycoo Park,The Doors (The Doors, Strange Days), Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow, After Bathing at Baxters), the Beatles Sgt. ... The year 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from Small Faces Itchycoo Park,The Doors (The Doors, Strange Days), Jefferson Airplane (Surrealistic Pillow, After Bathing at Baxters), the Beatles Sgt. ... // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... // Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... // January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at The Dome, in Brighton, but due to technical difficulties, is halted during the song Money. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1987 Record labels established in 1987 // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 January - two teenagers, Nicholaus McDonald and Brian Bassett, aged 18 and 16 respectively, murdered Bassetts parents and younger brother in McCleary. ... See also: 1997 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1997 Record labels established in 1997 // January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic Youth, Robert Smith of The Cure, Lou... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... See also: 2006 in British music Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ...

Soundtracks

The Deadly Affair is a 1966 film, based on the story Call for the Dead, by John le Carre. ... See also: // January 4 - Fender Guitars is sold to CBS for $13 million. ... The Girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema) is a well known bossa nova song, and was a worldwide hit in the mid-1960s. ... See also: 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. ...

Other albums featuring Astrud Gilberto

  • Stan Getz and João Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto (Verve, 1963)
  • Shigeharu Mukai and Astrud Gilberto - So & So - Mukai Meets Gilberto (Denon, 1982)
  • Michael Franks - Passionfruit (album) (Warner Bros., 1983)
  • Étienne Daho - Eden (Virgin, 1996)
  • George Michael - Ladies And Gentleman - Best of George Michael (Sony, 1998)

Getz/Gilberto, is an album by Stan Getz and João Gilberto, featuring [[Antonio Carlos Jobim], released in 1964. ... See also: 1962 in music, other events of 1963, 1964 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 1 - The Beatles start a 5 day tour in Scotland to support the release of their new single, Love Me Do. January 4 - At Cortina dAmpezzo... See also: 1982 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1982 Record labels established in 1982 list of years in music // January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... Michael Franks (1944—) is a singer and songwriter from the United States. ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ... Étienne Daho (born January 14, 1956 in Oran) is a French singer who has racked up an extensive number of pop hits in the French-speaking world since 1981. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 January - two teenagers, Nicholaus McDonald and Brian Bassett, aged 18 and 16 respectively, murdered Bassetts parents and younger brother in McCleary. ... This article is about the musician. ... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ...

References

  1. ^ Gilberto, Astrud. Astrud Gilberto- Animals, They Need Our Help. Retrieved on 2006-04-06.

2 Getz/Gilberto CD liner notes/Doug Ramsey 1996 Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • astrudgilberto.com - Official Website

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