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Left to right: Stan Getz, Tom Jobim, Astrud Gilberto
[from the "Getz Au Go Go" LP]


Comments on the Artist from Site Visitors
 

 

Subject: RE: 'Brazilian Mancini' article text

Received: 5/4/00 6:31 AM

 

Hello BJ,

This is highly interesting and absorbing. Yes, Jobim was a very warm guy who did everything he could for the others. He never assumed his importance as our greatest ever popular composer and helped everyone. He stayed the same wonderful guy from the first days, friend of his friends and making new friends with his disarming smile. Always ready to tell a joke, he loved to laugh, drink, talk about women and music, smoking his cigar and listen [to] the birds singing in the trees of his garden.

So, no wonder he played the three sessions of "Brazilian Mancini" for $210.

Later,

José Domingos Raffaelli
Rio DeJaneiro, Brazil


Subject: Remembering Tom

Received:  6/12/03 8:27 AM

 

. . .Touched by his music, I have come to think of Jobim not just as one of the world's greatest composers, but also as a friend.

Dave Prentice
British Columbia, Canada


Subject: Your website about Claus Ogerman

Received: 5/24/03 7:32 PM

 

Whoever you are,

My name is Marcos Molina.

I am a Spaniard of 37 years living in Mallorca Island, Mediterranean.

It may seem weird but I only discovered the Bossa Nova two years ago, thanks to a friend who lend me a compilation of Brasilian songs from different artists, where "Vivo Sonhando" (taken out from "The Composer Plays" album) just happened to cause a huge magical effect on me...

My goodness me, how beautiful can music be! It's just one of those best songs for all lifetime.

Since then I've been learning, seaching, exploring, buying and enjoying all of Mr. Jobim's albums I can find in Spain, which are quite a lot.

As time passed, I learned that there was a very important man called Claus Ogerman, that was behind the most beautiful tracks of Diana Krall and Tom Jobim. People today don't care at who's composed or arranged a song, they just want to be seduced by the music and the face of the singer, if you know what I mean.

[. . .]

From my little musical formation, I learned that an incredibly talented Mr. Ogerman helped to create the most refined, sophisticated and untemporal music to keep during all generations. It's one of those artists that deserve to be on the throne of best artist forever.

Warmest regards from Spain.

 

Yours sincerely,

Marcos Molina.


August 18, 2005 4:01:29 PM EDT

 

Hi BJ,

 

First of I want to say how interesting I have found your website. Since first hearing Wanderley's "Summer Samba" and the radio version of "Girl from Ipanema" in the early '60s in my later teens, I have been fascinated by Brazilian musing and anything related to the Samba, and its musicians. In face, just the other night I dredged out my old "Rain Forest" and Jazz Samba (Getz, and Joao + Astrud Gilberto) album and listened to them with a big smile on my face! It seems that I was affected by much the same music that "got to" you way back when!

[...]

 

Regards and thanks for a terrific site.

 

Bob Wilson

Vancouver



Received in email 12/6/05:

I am a composer/musician who has been lately developing my orchestration techniques and have been listening a lot to Brazilian Bossa nova greats (Jobim, Caymmi, Joao Gilberto, Sergio Mendes, etc.) and was floored by your web site. You have one of the richest resources i have seen on the web for this music and i congratulate you  and thank you for what will be many more visits to your site. [. . . ] I am a composer/musician who has been lately developing my orchestration techniques and have been listening a lot to Brazilian Bossa nova greats (Jobim, Caymmi, Joao Gilberto, Sergio Mendes, etc.) and was floored by your web site. You have one of the richest resources i have seen on the web for this music and i congratulate you  and thank you for what will be many more visits to your site.  [. . . ] I am trying to find out if i can purchase a CD of [Terra Brasilis] as it is one of few recordings that I could get stranded on a desert island with. I tried top search the Warner Bros. site to find this disc, but I can't even find anything by searching their site with the word "jobim"-hard to imagine! Any thoughts?
 

Vern Graham



Subject:     Songbirds' Swing
Date:         January 7, 2006 12:16:12 AM EST

Hello Barbara J Major,

I was navigating through the NET and happily stumbled into your beautiful
site, due the fact my album "BRAzSIL" is mentioned there.  First of all I'd like to congratulate you. I really don’t know if wed'd find in the web something so good and so accurate as we have the pleasure to read in your site, its amazing, its about love, excelence and devotion.  Actually, BRAzSIL, the whole album is dedicated "in memoriam" of our
greatest master Tom Jobim, with a special plus regarding my "jobiniana
cançao" "Swing dos Passaros".  In 1994 I've lost my father, Dr. Adolpho
Taubkin (a wonderful man) and Tom Jobim, The album was dedicated to them.
At the end of 2004, I released a new album called "UMA BELEZA ESTRANHA",
featuring the exquisite composer Arrigo Barnabé and my brother, the pianist Benjamim Taubkin.

One of the recordings, "LUAR", was also tributed to Tom Jobim.  [. . .]

I'll be glad also to foward you both CDs if you like, just send me the destination address.

Happy New Year to you and to your family and keep up with the good and capital work.

Saudaçoes tropicais,

Daniel Taubkin


Received in email on July 28, 2006 1:58:00PM EDT


Hello,

I just visited your webpage tribute to Jobim, you have the most huge webpage tribute on Jobim.   I lived in Montreal, and I saw Mr. Jobim at La Place des Arts - it was a wonderful concert sold out was during Montreal International Jazz Festival. [....]

All the best,

Roger Lariviere


Subject: Antonio Carlos Jobim

Date: March 2, 2007 4:12:41 PM EST

Dear Miss Major,

First let me congratulate you on the immense work you do with your site which
I just got acquainted with this afternoon, for the first time.  I still have to review all.
Especially Ogerman & Jobim.  Most impressive.
 
I'm a 71 yrs old retired Canadian from Lorraine (just 26 km north of Montréal).
I've been to many parts of Brasil for the last 29 yrs and am a lover of Brasilian music.
Presently cataloging my jazz, latin, braz & classical collection on a program called
CDTrustee Pro ( over 6,000 cds & even more Lps, real monk's work & enjoying it ).
So far I have some 3,100 cataloged.

 [....]

Muito Obrigadinho e Merci Beaucoup !

Best to You & Yours
Robert ^_^ 




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