John Pizzarelli on bossa jazz guitar and surprisingly sublime vocals – especially when dueting with Daniel Jobim – on a sweet little ode to the classic pairing of Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim a half century earlier! One of the most charming aspects of the Sinatra/
Jobim work back then was the understated beauty of it, and Pizzarelli really hones in on the intimacy. Voice, guitar and iconic bossa-indebted songcraft are front and center, foregoing some of the grander, more swinging string arrangements of Sinatra/
Jobim in favor of a cozier vibe, and it works wonderfully. Helio Alves on piano and Harry Allen on sax of some nice moments to shine, too, and titles include "Baubles, Bangles And Beads", "Agua De Beber", "Dindi, "I Concentrate On You/
Wave", "Antonio's Song", "Two Kids", "She's So Sensitive", "Bonita", "If You Neer Come To Me/
Change Partners" and more.
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