Astrud Gilberto

Genres: Jazz Latin Pop / Rock World
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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Astrud Weinert, 30 March 1940, Bahia, Brazil. Gilberto’s career began by accident in March 1963 during a recording session featuring her husband, guitarist João Gilberto, and saxophonist Stan Getz. A projected track, ‘The Girl From Ipanema’, required a singer conversant with English and although strictly a non-professional, Astrud was coaxed into performing the soft, sang-froid vocal. Her contribution was considered relatively unimportant - early pressings of the resultant Stan Getz/João Gilberto did not credit the singer - even when the track was issued as a single the following year. ‘The Girl From Ipanema’ eventually reached the US Top 5 and UK Top 20, garnering sales in excess of one million and forever binding the artist to the subject of the song. Astrud later toured with Getz; their collaboration was chronicled on Getz A-Go-Go, but she later pursued an independent career, bringing her distinctive, if limited, style to a...

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