Bossa of Brazil

« previous episode | next episode »

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Antonio Carlos Jobim (a.k.a. Tom) was the primary forced behind the Bossa Nova style, bringing it from Brazil to the rest of the world. Born in 1927, Jobim was a beach boy with a faint desire to be an architect, until he followed his instincts and took up music instead. Jobim was able to combine delicate harmonies of French impressionists with American jazz and fiery Afro-Brazilian sambas, making a new sound that would become his lifelong legacy. His most well known collaboration was with Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto, performing Jobim's classic The Girl From Ipanema. Tonight we hear his Meu Amigo. Also, music of Jason Treuting and Daniel Schnyder.

Music Playlists

View WNYC's music playlists dating back to 2001 (full playlists are generally posted the day after broadcast). For playlist inquiries, please contact Listener Services via email or at 646-829-4000.

The first hour of Evening Music is available for streaming soon after 8pm.

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.