Although this is a very nice album, it is not a Jobim's work. BR>"Originally titled as TOM JOBIM APRESENTA (Tom Jobim Introduces), produced by Aloysio de Oliveira & Ray Gilbert in 1966 for the Elenco label, it was conceived as an album through which Jobim would introduce new Brazilian composers and performers to American audiences. Gaya and Deodato were invited to write the arrangements and were promised to be credited as the album leaders. But, the names of the musicians have not appeared on the album credits and, thanks to the big design of Jobim used in the cover, consumers thought they were purchasing a Jobim album! The "false" Tom Jobim album as it appeared in the United States originally in 1966 and when reissued in 1975!
This CD version, released by Warner in 1994, reproduces the original cover of the 1966 LP issue on the Elenco label. However, it adds the correct info concerning arrangers and musicians, mentioned in the liner cover.
It features two Jobim compositions:
Samba Torto - aka Pardon My English (Jobim/Aloysio de Oliveira) e
Eu Preciso de VocÍ - aka Hurry Up and Away (Jobim/Aloysio de Oliveira), both arranged by Gaya."
These two tracks were included in the compilation Composer (with entire works The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim and A Certain Mr. Jobim, plus additional unreleased material from last one's sessions).
Personnel that figure in the album are: Lindolfo Gaya (arranger & conductor), Eumir Deodato (piano), Sérgio Barroso (bass), Edson Machado (drums), Oscar Castro-Neves (acoustic guitar), Mauricio Einhorn (harmonica) and Jorge Ferreira da Silva (alto sax & flute).
Many people have bought this album by mistake. Even thought it is worth the money.