The Year of Tony Bennett recognizes today, January 25, as the birth date of the great Brazilian songwriter and musician Antônio Carlos Jobim (who also went by Tom Jobim), born in 1927. Jobim essentially created the bossa nova style with songs like The Girl From Ipanema, which won the Grammy award for Record of the Year in 1965. Mr. Jobim passed away in December, 1994 at the relatively young age of 67.
In tribute to Jobim, we feature Tony Bennett singing one of Jobim’s songs, Wave, as the song of the day for Friday, January 25, 2013.
Wave, or Vou Te Contar in the original Portuguese, was written by Jobim in 1967 and appeared on the album of the same name. It has been recorded by many fine artists, including Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughan, Joao Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald and Paul Desmond.
About This Version
This recording is from Tony Bennett’s Get Happy live concert with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1971.
Wave, as well as the full Get Happy album, is available from iTunes.