In the early 60s, Brazil initiated a quiet musical revolution by exporting the silky sound of bossa nova to the rest of the world.
A pioneering bossa nova singer, Astrud Gilberto made her name with ‘The Girl From Ipanema’, but she has had a long and varied career.
‘Getz/Gilberto’ is now a jazz classic, but when it was recorded no one expected it to become one of the best selling jazz albums of all time.
Astrud Gilberto remains a moment in time, a moment when Brazilian music took to the world stage and never left it – largely thanks to Verve and Astrud Gilberto in particular.
A pioneer of the bossa nova genre, João Gilberto blended traditional samba music and with modern jazz in the late '50s.
The show was professionally recorded with a view to possible commercial release but, after those plans were forgotten, the tape sat in the vaults for 58 years.
The best duets of all time. Open your ears, and enjoy the company of two voices, very often singing as one, and always singing brilliantly.
We explore the relationship between Brazilian music & jazz, to find out how the 1960s was such a pivotal moment in the history of the rhythms of Brazil.