Down Beat - 9/00, p.673.5 stars out of 5
- "...Indicates an artist straddling the fence between a maker of cocktail lounge kitsch and profound composer of American song....walking the fine line between the 'Girl From Ipanema' and various takes of the bossa nova workout 'Tema Jazz'..."
Personnel includes: Antonio Carlos Jobim (acoustic & electric pianos, acoustic guitar); Eumir Deodato (arranger, conductor, piano, acoustic guitar); Joe Farrell (soprano saxophone, flute, bass flute); Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone, flute); Marvin Stamm (trumpet); Urbie Green, Garnett Brown (trombone); Ray Alonge (French horn); Hermeto Pascoal (flute); Ron Carter (bass); Joao Palma (drums); Everaldo Ferreira (congas); Airto Moreira (percussion).
Producer: Creed Taylor.
Reissue producer: Richard Seidel.
Recorded at the Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey between March 16 and May 22, 1970. Originally released on A&M (3031).
Digitally remastered by Jellied Loaf (Universal Mastering Studios-East).
This is part of the Verve By Request series.
Personnel: Antonio Carlos Jobim (guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, electric piano); Frederick Buldrini, Max Polikoff, David Nadien, Matthew Raimondi, Harry Katzman, Emanuel Green, Harry Lookofsky (violin); Al Brown, Harold Coletta (viola); Charles McCracken , George Ricci (cello); Joe Farrell (flute, bass flute, soprano saxophone); Hubert Laws, Hermeto Pascoal, Romeo Penque (flute); Marvin Stamm, Burt Collins (trumpet); Joseph DeAngelis, Ray Alonge (French horn); Garnett Brown, Urbie Green (trombone); Deodato (piano); Joao Palma (drums); Everaldo Ferreira (congas); Airto Moreira (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Jellied Loaf.
Recording information: Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (05/1970).
Photographer: Pete Turner .
One of Antonio Carlos Jobim's best-known albums, 1970's TIDE is a companion piece to 1967's WAVE, a similarly lush and smooth collection for producer Creed Taylor's CTI Records. In fact, this album's lengthy title track is a theme-and-variations exploration of the main melodic line from WAVE's title track. For most of the album, Eumir Deodato, soon to become famous for his own contributions to lite-jazz fusion, handles the arrangements. Comparing his contributions to those of longtime Taylor arranger of choice Claus Ogerman, TIDE is a sprightlier album with a somewhat looser, less orchestrated feel. Of the new tracks, "Tema Jazz" is the highlight, although the sparkling "Carinhoso" is nearly its equal. This reissue features remastered sound and four bonus tracks, including three alternate takes of "Tema Jazz."