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Post subject: r.i.p. joao gilberto
Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:02 am
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we lost a legend in the passing of bossa nova legend joao gilberto. learning guitar in the 60's, I was deeply influenced by his work with Antonio carlo jobim. loved his rhythm playing. the opening vocal in "girl from Ipanema" was sung by him in Portuguese, followed up by his wife astrud. that music still sounds fresh today. thanks, joao for the wonderful music.


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Post subject: Re: r.i.p. joao gilberto
Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:06 pm
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I saw that in the news yesterday. I've heard a lot of his music. RIP, Joao.

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Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:04 pm
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As a Brazilian, I am really sad about the loss of one of our greatest musicians.

Though mainly a rhythm player and an often underrated singer, he was a genius and I dare to say that he gave a priceless contribution to Jazz and to Brazilian music.


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Post subject: Re: r.i.p. joao gilberto
Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:26 pm
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Sérgio wrote:
As a Brazilian, I am really sad about the loss of one of our greatest musicians.

Though mainly a rhythm player and an often underrated singer, he was a genius and I dare to say that he gave a priceless contribution to Jazz and to Brazilian music.


I agree. I liked his chord voicings on his nylon stringer especially.

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Post subject: Re: r.i.p. joao gilberto
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:15 pm
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Thank you for posting phreddybee

R.I.P. João Gilberto.

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Post subject: Re: r.i.p. joao gilberto
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:59 pm
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Sad to hear. Thanks, for the heads up on this one, phreddybee.

I embraced Latin American music early both as a drummer and having a father who would bring back recordings from south of the equator
for me to hear. Before that, Latin American big band recordings by Machito, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Perez Prado and others played on the record player. Few of my friends were tuned into that stuff.

Xavier Cugat and Abbe Lane were old school like Desi Arnaz. Tito Puente composed and recorded Oye Como Va in 1962. Yes, kids . . . Santana didn’t compose it. Mongo Santa Maria recorded Watermelon Man which was composed by Herbie Hancock, and pop/rock/jazz hipsters and the elite trying to look cool jumped on board for samba and Bossa Nova. Joao Gilberto was old school, but new school in every way. His 1958 Desafinado with Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd (1962) hit it big, and The Girl From Ipanema (1962/63) became the second most recorded song after “Yesterday” by you know who. Pretty good for a man of the 50s. Gilberto was an old school genius for modern times.

Thanks, for giving us that, Joao.
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