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A bossa classic,
By A Customer
This review is from: Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (Audio CD)
Sinatra, unlike most American singers, really understood the subtle aesthetic of bossa nova, and this is one of his greatest triumphs. There are sublime moments on this album, on which Sinatra the swinger goes back to the hushed intensity of the great singles of the 1940s. Jobim's main contribution is the songs - he just adds a little discreet vocal support on a few tracks. The best of his songs are here, and the three non-Jobim songs also get the bossa treatment to wonderful effect; Claus Ogerman's gentle touch with the orchestra was never better. Even the sleeve note, with its amusing account of the recording session, is a classic!