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On July 23, 1991.

On July 23, 1991, “Polygram do Brazil Ltda” label released “João”, the 30th João Gilberto album. It was recorded in 1991, and was produced by Mayrton Bahia.


  • Joao Gilberto – voice, guitar
  • Clare Fischer– keyboards, string arrangements
  • Jim Hughart– acoustic bass
  • Joe Correro – drums
  • Michito Sanchez – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Eu Sambo Mesmo (I Really Samba) – Janet Almeida
  2. Siga (Go On) – Fernando Lobo, Helio Guimarães
  3. Rosinha – (Little Rose) – Jonas Silva
  4. Málaga – Fred Bongusto
  5. Una Mujer (A Woman) – Paul Misraki, S. Pontal Riso, C. Olivare
  6. Eu e Meu Coração (My Heart and I) – Inaldo Vilarinho, Antonio Botelho
  7. You Do Something to Me – Cole Porter
  8. Palpite Infeliz (Unhappy Remark) – Noel Rosa
  9. Ave Maria no Morro (Ave Maria on the Hill) – Herivelto Martins
  10. Sampa – Caetano Veloso
  11. Sorriu pra Mim (Smiled at Me) – Garoto, Luiz Claudio
  12. Que Reste-t-il de Nos Amours (I Wish You Love) – Charles Trenet, Leon Chauliac

In July 1963.

In July 1963, “Riverside” label released “Cannonball’s Bossa Nova”, the 26th Julian “Cannonball” Adderley album. It was recorded in December 1962, in New York City, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.


  • Cannonball Adderley – alto saxophone
  • Sérgio Mendes- piano
  • Durval Ferreira – guitar
  • Octavio Bailly, Jr. – bass
  • Dom Um Romão- drums
  • Pedro Paulo – trumpet
  • Paulo Moura- alto saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Clouds – Durval Ferreira, Maurício Einhorn
  2. Minha Saudades – João Donato
  3. Corcovado – Antonio Carlos Jobim
  4. Batida Differentes – Durval Ferreira, Maurício Einhorn
  5. Joyce’s Samba – Durval Ferreira, Maurício Einhorn
  6. Groovy Samba – Sérgio Mendes
  7. O Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved) – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, João Gilberto
  8. Sambops – Durval Ferreira, Maurício Einhorn


In March 1964.

In March 1964, “Verve” label released “Getz/Gilberto”,album by Stan Getz and João Gilberto.It was recorded in March 1963, at “A&R Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Creed Taylor. The artwork was by artist Olga Albizu. In 1965, “Getz/Gilberto” received “Grammy Awards” for “Best Jazz Instrumental Album”, “Individual or Group and Best Engineered Recording – Non-Classical;” and “Album of the Year”. It is considered to be the album that popularized bossa nova worldwide. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 447 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Stan Getz– tenor saxophone
  • João Gilberto– vocals, guitar
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim– piano
  • Astrud Gilberto – vocals
  • Sebastião Neto – double bass
  • Milton Banana– drums, pandeiro

Track listing:

  1. The Girl from Ipanema – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel
  2. Doralice – Antônio Almeida, Dorival Caymmi
  3. Para Machucar Meu Coração – Ary Barroso
  4. Desafinado – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça
  5. Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  6. Só Danço Samba – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  7. O Grande Amor – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes
  8. Vivo Sonhando – Antônio Carlos Jobim



In May 1965.

In May 1965, “Verve” label released “The Astrud Gilberto Album” , the second Astrud Gilberto album. It was recorded January 1965, at “RCA Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Creed Taylor.


  • Astrud Gilberto- vocals
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim- vocals, guitar
  • João Gilberto- guitar
  • Joe Mondragon- bass
  • Bud Shank- alto sax, flute
  • João Donato- piano
  • Stu Williamson- trumpet
  • Milt Bernhart- trombone
  • Guildhall String Ensemble – ensemble

Track listing:

  1. Once I Loved – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Ray Gilbert
  2. Água de Beber – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel
  3. Meditation – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça, Norman Gimbel
  4. …and Roses and Roses – Dorival Caymmi, Ray Gilbert
  5. O Morro (Não tem Vez) – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes
  6. How Insensitive – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel)
  7. Dindi – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Aloysio de Oliveira, Ray Gilbert
  8. Photograph – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  9. Dreamer – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees
  10. Só Tinha de Ser Com Você – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  11. All That’s Left Is to Say Goodbye – Astrud Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes

On June 6, 1991.

Stan Getz

On June 6, 1991, Stanley Getz, died aged 64. Being jazz saxophonist (primarily tenor saxophone), came to prominence in the late 40’s playing with Woody Herman’s big band, and went on performing bebop and cool jazz.  He became world known with his bossa nova period, in which he recorded few albums that promoted bossa nova worldwide, including “Jazz Samba (1962)”; “Big Band Bossa Nova (1962)”; “Jazz Samba Encore! (1963)” and “Getz/Gilberto (1963)”. In his career he performed with some of the most important jazz artists, including Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Joao Gilberto, Laurindo Almeida, Herb Alpert, Benny Goodman, Al Haig and Abbey Lincoln. Getz achieved big number of awards including five “Grammy Awards”:

  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance, Soloist or Small Group (Instrumental) “Desafinado,” Stan Getz. 1962
  • Grammy Award for Record of the Year, “The Girl From Ipanema,” 1964
  • Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Getz/Gilberto, Stan Getz and João Gilberto (Verve) 1964
  • Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Small Group or Soloist With Small Group, Getz/Gilberto, Stan Getz 1964
  • Grammy Award for Best Jazz Solo Performance, “I Remember You” Stan Getz 1991