Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of Brazil’s Brilliant Joao Gilberto by Joao Gilberto.
About this copy: This copy of Brazil’s Brilliant Joao Gilberto is a 1960 pressing on the Capitol label, and is the rarer stereo version.
The cover is VG+ with slight edge and corner wear. There is an address sticker attached to the back cover.
The disc is VG++ and very close to M- with a couple of faint scuffs on each side. The record has clearly been played just a few times.
The original Capitol inner sleeve is included.
A nice copy of a classic Bossa Nova LP.
Background: Released in 1960, Brazil’s Brilliant Joao Gilberto was Gilberto’s first album to be released in the United States.
This vitally important record introduced Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim and thus, bossa nova to the United States in 1961, a year before Stan Getz scored a hit with “Desafinado.” Twelve of Gilberto’s more than three-dozen bossa nova recordings for EMI-Odeon in Brazil were included, as per the record label practices of the time — and having been issued on Capitol’s international Capitol of the World series, it was not too easy to find. Yet here were some of the earliest examples of the fusion between samba and cool jazz, the rhythmic impulse coming from Gilberto’s guitar style and the melodies written for his articulate, intimate voice. Several Jobim standards-in-waiting — “One Note Samba,” “Corcovado,” “Meditation,” “Outra Vez” — were heard for the first time in North America on this LP.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1960|