Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim [50th Anniversary Edition]

Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim [50th Anniversary Edition]

by Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra


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By 1967, bossa nova had become quite popular within jazz and traditional pop audiences, yet Frank Sinatra hadn't attempted any Brazil-influenced material. Sinatra decided to record a full-fledged bossa nova album with the genre's leading composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Arranged by Claus Ogerman and featuring Jobim on guitar and backing vocals, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim concentrated on Jobim's originals, adding three American classics -- "Baubles, Bangles and Beads," "Change Partners," and "I Concentrate on You" -- that were rearranged to suit bossa nova conventions. The result was a subdued, quiet album that used the Latin rhythms as a foundation, not as a focal point. Supported by a relaxed, sympathetic arrangement of muted brass, simmering percussion, soft strings, and Jobim's lilting guitar, Sinatra turns in an especially noteworthy performance; he has never sounded so subtle, underplaying every line he delivers and showcasing vocal techniques that he never had displayed before. Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim doesn't reveal its pleasures immediately; the album is too textured and understated to be fully appreciated within one listen. After a few plays, the album begins to slowly work its way underneath a listener's skin, and it emerges as one of his most rewarding albums of the '60s. [A 50th Anniversary Edition was released in 2017.]

Product Details

Release Date: 04/07/2017
Label: Reprise / Umgd
UPC: 0602557354805
catalogNumber: 002621902
Rank: 8473


  1. The Girl from Ipanema
  2. Dindi
  3. Change Partners
  4. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
  5. Meditation
  6. If You Never Come to Me
  7. How Insensitive
  8. I Concentrate on You
  9. Baubles, Bangles and Beads
  10. Once I Loved
  11. Sinatra-Jobim Medley: Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars/Change Partners/I Con
  12. The Girl From Ipanema

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Sinatra   Primary Artist
Viola   Guitar
Claus Ogerman   Conductor
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Vocals

Technical Credits

Alexander Borodin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Gene Lees   Composer
Sonny Burke   Producer
Claus Ogerman   Arranger
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Lee Herschberg   Engineer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Stan Cornyn   Liner Notes
Ed Thrasher   Art Direction
Ray Gilbert   Composer,Producer
Xilonen Oreshnick   Photo Coordination
George Forrest   Composer
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Charles Pignone   Producer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Oliveira   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer

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