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Mann & Gilberto with Jobim – Recorded in Rio de Janeiro

Herbie Mann & Joao Gilberto with Antonio Carlos Jobim – Recorded in Rio de Janeiro

Not only one of the most wonderful recordings in the early days of the triumphal march of Brazilian new music, but in my opinion also one of the most beautiful records in the far from poor universe of beautiful recordings by Herbie Mann.

Recorded in 1965, Mr. Mann, already quite celebrated (and self-confident) in the USA at that time, was gently initiated into the secrets of the Bossa Nova sound. Not by anyone, but by the masters and inventors, as the liner notes so aptly say: ‚If Gilberto is the music’s voice, then surely Jobim is its pen.’

An album full of beauty that never gets boring and always touches you deeply.


Stefan Mohr

Stefan Mohr

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