Tom Jobim

Bryan McCann – Getz/Gilberto

By 01 May, 2019

As noted right at the beginning of this book, “Getz/Gilberto is the album people think of when they think of bossa nova”. It’s the album that established the style worldwide more than any other, introducing global ears to... Read Article

REVIEW Cartola – Nas Vozes De

By 18 March, 2016

Nas Vozes De Cartola is quite honestly a collector’s item. For a reason unknown to this critic, Cartola has not been as formally introduced to global audiences as other Brazilian singer-songwriters such as Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque or Tom Jobim.... Read Article

REVIEW Beginner’s Guide To Bossa Nova

By 19 November, 2012

Every musical genre has its standard flagbearers: for jazz it’s Miles, Coltrane, Dizzy, Duke. Rock’s got Dylan, Hendrix, Lennon, just to name a few heavy weights. I’m always wary of musical genre or stylistic compilations – how can... Read Article