Tom Jobim in the recording studio...
Where does one begin when speaking of the great Antonio Carlos Jobim? His influence in the world of music will surely be felt for many decades to come. "Tom" Jobim was responsible for writing a lot of the Brazilian bossa nova music that made its way to the U.S. shores in the early 1960s. I was a bit too young to appreciate it at that time; however, I had no trouble appreciating later on in the late 1960s/early 1970s as his melodies spoke to my heart. It did not matter that I did not understand one word of Portuguese back then; the music said it all.
Tom Jobim recorded many different kinds of albums during his career; live albums; albums arranged by the great Claus Ogerman, Nelson Riddle & Eumir Deodato where Tom sang and played piano and guitar; joint albums with Frank Sinatra and other vocalists of note; albums where Tom played piano along with Stan Getz and João Gilberto; even an album where he played guitar under the penname of "Tony Brasil"!
My special thanks and sincere appreciation to
the following individuals who have contributed research, numerous
album cover scans, photos and other material for this site: Daniella
Thompson, Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Ithamara Koorax, Peter Bay, Joel S.
Kent, Gregory Flores, Jose Sanches Perez, Michael Newcomb, Sergio
Ximenes, Eduardo Bravo, Christian Webb, Tom Johnson, Augusto
Troncoso, Shimon Israel, JM Kaufman, Brian Philips, Giko, Dom Um
Underhill, Jose Domingos Raffaelli,
Larry Witten, Egidio Leitao, Ronaldo Evangelista, Leonid Bogdanov,
Fernando Gelbard, Randy
Kosht, Duane Shimizu, Ignacio
Perez, Vern Graham, Suitbert Kempkes, Wolfgang Weissbrodt, "Jazzcorner" Willie from Germany, Frank-Oliver Hellmann, Zecalouro, Marc van Bakel, Paulinho Garcia, Hans-Peter Huebschen, R. Rembert Aranda, and Jarkko Toivonen. My gratitude also goes to Alain at CTI Fan Blog
- who provided me with a rare German Jobim album cover and to Carmen
Storer-DeStefano for encouraging me to view a film which contained a
Sadly, the world lost Tom much too early, in
December of 1994. But his music will live on, forever. I hope you
enjoy this tribute to the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim.
--B.J. (Barbara J.) Major
Introduction amended on 03/11/10.
Antonio Carlos Jobim on 78 rpm, 45 rpm, EP, 12" Singles & EPs, CD Singles, Tape (CS), 8-track, Reel-to-Reel Tape, Unissued Tape, LP, CD, SHM-CD, Radio Broadcasts
Broadcast TV & Live Concert, Theatrical Film, VHS, LD, DVD-Audio, DVD,
& YouTube Links to Jobim Videos
Tom Jobim Sheet Music (Original Manuscripts)--HERE
Antonio Carlos Jobim's Inclusion in the U.S. GRAMMY® Awards--HERE
Live Concert Programs and Broadcasts Honoring Jobim's Music--HERE
(Sheet Music Covers, Books, and more)--HERE
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Jose Domingos Raffaelli Interview, Claudio Slon Interview Excerpt, Arnaldo DeSouteiro Interview
Ithamara Koorax Interview
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