If you're a Jobim fan, this is a must-own CD. Great selection of Jobim tunes, sung by Tom and Elis and Astrud. Astrud Gilberto, by the way, was the wife of Joao Gilberto, another central figure in Bossa Nova and a very close friend of Tom. Astrud started her musical career singing Tom's songs--notably "The Girl from Ipanema". That was shortly before her divorce from Joao and her affair with Stan Getz, which led to Getz's "retirement" from Bossa Nova.
But Getz captured the wistful, sensual nature of Bossa Nova perfectly. Tom's deceptively simple melodies luring you into a mood that is sad or whimsical or ecstatic. Fine musicianship from everyone on this album, Elis Regina's fine voice on display on the whimsical "Aguas de Marco" (Waters of March), among others. Regina was a child prodigy who was performing professionally at the age of 12 and was dead at 36 of a drug overdose. She was in her teens when she started working with Tom, and she was soon the most popular singer in Brazil.
Tom's piano playing, simple but so smoothly elegant, Getz's sensuous sax, Elis Regina...I have fallen in love with this album many times. Maybe you will too.