A star-studded live-concert tribute to the great master of bossa nova, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Artists from jazz, Latin, and Brazilian music gather to bring Jobim's indelible compositions to beautiful life - closing with a series of standout performances from the man himself. Herbie Hancock, king of jazz-rock-funk-electronic fusion, serves as emcee and provides his astonishingly dextrous piano. Shirley Horn achieves mind-blowing degrees of vocal poignancy; saxman Joe Henderson duets with the dazzling young Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, bringing together hard bop, cool jazz, and percussive Latin. Gal Costa, Brazilian superstar, sings Jobim's lyrics with true delicacy - and the rhythm section includes the great modern-jazz bassist Ron Carter. A thrilling and highly satisfying evening of sophisticated celebration of the great Jobim.
Tracking: 1. Once I Loved (Shirley Horn, vocals and piano) 2. Agua de Beber (Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano) 3. Olha Maria (Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano) 4. O Grande Amor (Joe Henderson, tenor sax Gonzalo Rubalcaba, piano) 5. Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) (Jon Hendricks, vocals Herbie Hancock, piano) 6. A Felicidade (Gal Costa, vocals Herbie Hancock, piano) 7. Se Todos Fossem Iguias a Voce (Gal Costa, vocals) 8. Luiza (Antonio Carlos Jobim, vocals and piano) 9. Wave (Antonio Carlos Jobim, piano Herbie Hancock, piano) 10. Garota de Ipanema (Ensemble)