Saturday, January 6, 2018

Astrud Gilberto: The Girl From Ipanema (1964)

The Girl From Ipanema (1964): In this video, Astrud Gilberto makes her first appearance before a U.S. television audience. The Brazilian bossa-nova jazz song is composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes who wrote the Portuguese lyrics (“Garota de Ipanema”); the English lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel for Astrud’s husband João Gilberto’s album with Stan Getz simply called Getz/Gilberto, released in March 1964. You can hear the original version from this album, with João Gilberto on guitar and Stan Getz on tenor saxophone from 1964, [here]. There is a also wonderful version with the duo of Frank Sinatra and Antônio Carlos Jobim [here].

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