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July 20, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
His name is Joao Gilberto. And he is, simultaneously, a man and a myth. Mention bossa nova and it is his name, along with that of Antonio Carlos Jobim, that immediately comes to mind. His pairing with jazz great Stan Getz in the 1964 album "Getz/Gilberto" burst onto the pop music scene, winning seven Grammys, remaining on the charts for more than a year and richly coloring subsequent decades.
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July 25, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
It started out like the magical evening everyone had been anticipating since the announcement that Joao Gilberto would make his first appearance at the Hollywood Bowl in more than three decades. More than 13,000 listeners were primed and ready Wednesday for an extremely rare opportunity to experience the music of the Brazilian singer-guitarist whose voice and guitar combined with the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim in the late '50s to create the enormously influential music known as bossa nova.
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July 25, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
It started out like the magical evening everyone had been anticipating since the announcement that Joao Gilberto would make his first appearance at the Hollywood Bowl in more than three decades. More than 13,000 listeners were primed and ready Wednesday for an extremely rare opportunity to experience the music of the Brazilian singer-guitarist whose voice and guitar combined with the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim in the late '50s to create the enormously influential music known as bossa nova.
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July 20, 2003 | Don Heckman, Special to The Times
His name is Joao Gilberto. And he is, simultaneously, a man and a myth. Mention bossa nova and it is his name, along with that of Antonio Carlos Jobim, that immediately comes to mind. His pairing with jazz great Stan Getz in the 1964 album "Getz/Gilberto" burst onto the pop music scene, winning seven Grammys, remaining on the charts for more than a year and richly coloring subsequent decades.
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July 20, 2003
"The Legendary Joao Gilberto" (Capitol/World Pacific) This is the fountainhead -- bossa nova in the process of being invented. Three LPs are included in the single CD: Gilberto's first release, "Chega de Saudade," from 1959, as well as "O Amor, E Sorriso E A Flor" from 1960 and "Joao Gilberto" from 1961. It may be hard to find, but it's worth whatever it takes to locate a copy. "Getz/Gilberto" (Polygram) Stan Getz had already had a bossa nova breakthrough via 1962's "Jazz Samba."
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September 2, 1995
Don Heckman was right on the money about the Antonio Carlos Jobim night at the Hollywood Bowl ("Accent's on Caracao in Tribute to Jobim," Calendar, Aug. 25). As brilliant as Herbie Hancock can be, something was missing. Joe Henderson hit his stride after a tune or two, especially the duo (with piano) version of "This Happy Madness," which was done totally out of tempo. After intermission, Terence Blanchard's opening tune was "Desafinado," not "One Note Samba, " which closed out the concert.
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April 24, 1986 | LEONARD FEATHER
Just 23 years ago the professional debut of Astrud Gilberto came about by chance, when her then-husband, Joao Gilberto, introduced her to Stan Getz. Her record of "The Girl From Ipanema" with Getz catapulted her to stardom. After a long retirement, she returned some years ago in a very different setting, which she introduced to Los Angeles audiences Tuesday, beginning a six-night run at the Vine St. Bar & Grill.
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July 31, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Don Heckman writes regularly about music for The Times
Daughters with famous fathers seems to be a recurring theme these days. There was Natalie Cole's unforgettable encounter with Nat King Cole's music; then there was a classic reunion between Bonnie Raitt and her dad, Broadway star John Raitt. This week, at Le Cafe in Sherman Oaks, Bebel--short for Isabel--Gilberto, the daughter of bossa nova great Joao Gilberto, is putting yet another spin on the father-daughter connection.
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August 26, 2004 | Agustin Gurza
For a night of bonafide bossa nova, the mellow Brazilian style that evokes balmy breezes and those "soft and tan and young and lovely" girls from the beach at Ipanema, you can either fly to Rio, or stop by the Conga Room tonight to catch singer Rosa Passos and her cool quartet. Passos, who accompanies herself on guitar, sings bossa nova in the classic '60 style of Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim, pioneers of the genre whom she admired as a teenager in Bahia.
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May 21, 1995 | Don Heckman
The first big jazz event of the season, the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl (June 17-18), includes a few acts that offer something more than accompaniment for an outdoor party, including Benny Carter's quartet and the Herbie Hancock trio. The festival's highlight will be Bill Cosby's band, the Cos of Good Music, featuring Stanley Turrentine, Christian McBride and one of the major emerging new saxophone stars, James Carter (June 18).
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July 20, 2003
"The Legendary Joao Gilberto" (Capitol/World Pacific) This is the fountainhead -- bossa nova in the process of being invented. Three LPs are included in the single CD: Gilberto's first release, "Chega de Saudade," from 1959, as well as "O Amor, E Sorriso E A Flor" from 1960 and "Joao Gilberto" from 1961. It may be hard to find, but it's worth whatever it takes to locate a copy. "Getz/Gilberto" (Polygram) Stan Getz had already had a bossa nova breakthrough via 1962's "Jazz Samba."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 1995
Don Heckman was right on the money about the Antonio Carlos Jobim night at the Hollywood Bowl ("Accent's on Caracao in Tribute to Jobim," Calendar, Aug. 25). As brilliant as Herbie Hancock can be, something was missing. Joe Henderson hit his stride after a tune or two, especially the duo (with piano) version of "This Happy Madness," which was done totally out of tempo. After intermission, Terence Blanchard's opening tune was "Desafinado," not "One Note Samba, " which closed out the concert.
NEWS
July 31, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Don Heckman writes regularly about music for The Times
Daughters with famous fathers seems to be a recurring theme these days. There was Natalie Cole's unforgettable encounter with Nat King Cole's music; then there was a classic reunion between Bonnie Raitt and her dad, Broadway star John Raitt. This week, at Le Cafe in Sherman Oaks, Bebel--short for Isabel--Gilberto, the daughter of bossa nova great Joao Gilberto, is putting yet another spin on the father-daughter connection.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 1986 | LEONARD FEATHER
Just 23 years ago the professional debut of Astrud Gilberto came about by chance, when her then-husband, Joao Gilberto, introduced her to Stan Getz. Her record of "The Girl From Ipanema" with Getz catapulted her to stardom. After a long retirement, she returned some years ago in a very different setting, which she introduced to Los Angeles audiences Tuesday, beginning a six-night run at the Vine St. Bar & Grill.
NEWS
May 22, 2003 | Don Heckman
The worrisome anticipation that the summer's music schedules might be affected by travel difficulties associated with the war on terrorism and the problems in the Middle East now appears to have been exaggerated. At the moment (keep your fingers crossed), none of the summer's far-ranging events in world music or jazz seem in danger of cancellation.
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May 10, 1994 | LEONARD FEATHER
Guitarist Jim Hall, a former Angeleno (he first came to prominence here, in 1956, with the Chico Hamilton Quintet), made one of his rare visits from New York on Sunday, when he played for an overflow house at the Jazz Bakery. Though he has been compared to everyone from Charlie Christian to Django Reinhardt, Hall has long since developed his own persona, characterized by a sensitive, often subdued sound and by uniquely ethereal compositions.
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