Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967)
Been on a massive Sinatra kick of late – and was chuffed to find this record on a recent trip to Hawke’s Bay. Went to one record store, thought I found the bargain of the shop (a Ray Charles record) and the guy was too busy not serving me and doing anything else so after showing him all my buying signs I ended up leaving the record where it was and exiting the store empty-handed. His loss. Or not. And if it was my loss – in that I didn’t get the record – I gained something later that day visiting another store and finding this. Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim together – with the wonderful conducting and arrangements of Claus Ogerman. Perhaps this is best known for the version of The Girl From Ipanema which, despite being nearly overplayed in my lifetime, still sounds wonderful. The real magic, though, is that nearly everything else on this record is as good – or better. And in this day and age it’d almost be considered an EP – less than half-an-hour in duration, that’s Pink Moon-esque. A brilliant album.
Sample Track: Dindi
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