Astrud Gilberto

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by Astrud Gilberto

Biography

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... Read more

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bossa nova
jazz
brazilian
female vocalists
latin
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