Tuesday, 16 April 2013


Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (#4 US JAZZ ALBUMS,#19 US ALBUMS 1967) is a 1967 studio album by Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim. The tracks were arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman and his orchestra. Along with Jobim's original compositions, the album features three standards from the 'Great American Songbook', ("Change Partners", "I Concentrate on You", and "Baubles, Bangles and Beads") arranged in the bossa nova style. Sinatra and Jobim followed up this album with sessions for a second collaboration, titled Sinatra-Jobim. That album was briefly released on 8-track tape in 1970 before being taken out of print at Sinatra's behest, due to concerns over its sales potential. Several of the Sinatra-Jobim tracks were subsequently incorporated in the Sinatra & Company album (1971) and the Sinatra-Jobim Sessions compilation (1979). In 2010 the Concord Records label issued a new, comprehensive compilation titled Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings. At the Grammy Awards of 1968 Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year!

Track listing:
"The Girl from Ipanema" (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel, Vinícius de Moraes) -- 3:00
"Dindi" (Ray Gilbert, Jobim, Aloysio de Oliveria) -- 3:25
"Change Partners" (Irving Berlin) -- 2:40
"Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)" (Jobim, Gene Lees) --2:45
"Meditation (Meditação)" (Jobim, Gimbel, Newton Mendonça) --2:51
"If You Never Come to Me" (Jobim, Gilbert, de Oliveira) -- 2:10
"How Insensitive (Insensatez)" (Jobim, Gimbel, de Moraes) -- 3:15
"I Concentrate on You" (Cole Porter) -- 2:32
"Baubles, Bangles and Beads" (Robert C. Wright, George Forrest, Alexander Borodin) -- 2:32
"Once I Loved (O Amor em Paz)" (Jobim, Gilbert, de Moraes) --2:37

Frank Sinatra -- vocal
Antonio Carlos Jobim -- piano, guitar, backing vocals
Claus Ogerman -- arranger, conductor

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