Personnel includes: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa, Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, Joao Gilberto.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of the Verve Jazz Masters series.
Personnel: Antonio Carlos Jobim (vocals, guitar, piano); Paul Jobim, Joao Gilberto (vocals, guitar); Danilo Caymmi (vocals, flute); Elis Regina, Maria Toledo , Ma£cha Adnet, Paula Morelenbaum, Astrud Gilberto, Ana Lontra Jobim, Elizabeth Jobim, Simone Caymmi (vocals); Helio Delmiro, Luiz Bonf , Oscar Castro-Neves (guitar); Jaques Morelenbaum (cello); Leo Wright (flute, alto saxophone); Stan Getz (tenor saxophone); Jimmy Cleveland (trombone); C‚sar Camargo Mariano (piano, keyboards); Jose (Bigorna) Carlos (drums, percussion); Paolo Fereira, Milton Banana, Paulinho Braga (drums); Ohana Braga (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Gene Lees.
Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (02/08/1963-03/??/1987); New York, NY (02/08/1963-03/??/1987); Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (02/08/1963-03/??/1987).
Photographer: Ray Avery.
Arrangers: Claus Ogerman; Jaques Morelenbaum; C‚sar Camargo Mariano.
Antonio Carlos Jobim's entry in the exhaustive VERVE JAZZ MASTERS set of historical reissues is one of the best single-disc Jobim anthologies available. It's not got much in the way of historical range, since it stops in the mid-'60s, just before Jobim left Verve for Reprise and then A&M. However, since Jobim's Verve years were, in the minds of many, his career highpoint, VERVE JAZZ MASTERS 13 distills the best of his most artistically and commercially successful period. Nearly all of Jobim's greatest songs are here in their definitive versions, and the whole is sequenced thoughtfully, so that the disc has a logical and delightful flow. This is magnificent stuff, as well as being the birth of bossa nova.
This disc is also available as part of the three-disc box VERVE JAZZ MASTERS: THE BOSSA NOVA STORY, alongside discs by Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz.