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Discography News

The section Discography has been enhanced. It is now more complete and easier to use. Check it out.

A Clube do Tom exclusive discovery!

Among the orchestra scores prepared by arranger Leo Peracchi for the recording of the Long Play "Por toda minha vida" (Through all my life), in 1959, we found a score for the song "Eu não existo sem você", in Jobim's own handwriting.

To celebrate the finding, we have started a new section on music scores.

Porto das Caixas: a rarity
Listen to this unusual and charming arrangement of the song "Derradeira Primavera" that Jobim wrote for the movie Porto das Caixas.
Sheet music

Sheet Music Plus, located in San Francisco, California, carries several titles. Click to go straight to the Jobim listing.

In Rio de Janeiro
If you happen to be wandering in the streets of Ipanema, make sure you take a look at the small store 'Toca do Vinicius'.
Photo Album

More photos of Tom in the Photo Album


Illustrations and sketches: Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Edu Lobo, Dori Caymmi, Sergio Cabral
João Gilberto's 70th birthday
June 10, 2001, was the date of Gilberto's 70th anniversary.
A celebration was being prepared at Maracanã Soccer Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, featuring shows with invited artists. Gilberto himself asked for its cancellation. It seems that the singer doesn't feel like celebrating, and will just keep doing what he does best: playing his fantastic guitar.

I love you, São Paulo (Te amo São Paulo)
An yet unpublished song by Jobim was premiered on Brazilian TV on Jan 25, 2001. The composer and his New Band were planning to record it since 1992, with the intention of selling it for advertising. The song has been in the archives of a recording studio in S. Paulo until it was recently bought by Morumbi Shopping to be used on a TV commercial.
The advertisement was first aired on the date of the anniversary of the city of São Paulo, which coincides with Tom Jobim's birthday.

Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer, died on Jan 12, 2001, in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Bonfá and Jobim used to be good friends and wrote a few songs together, most of them having nature and ecology as main motif.
Now in English:

107 Nascimento Silva Street

There still exists in Ipanema the old apartment building where Tom Jobim used to live, but from the window one can't see anymore the statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of the Corcovado mountain.

JOAO GILBERTO at the Barbican : 15th July 2000

João Gilberto's first-ever UK appearance, as seen by Liz Ashton, London

Listen to it in Real Audio.
Latin GRAMMY Hall of Fame Awards
The album The Composer of Desafinado Plays, recorded in 1963, was nominated in 2001 for the Latin GRAMMY Hall of Fame Awards.
You've never heard it before!

The first recording of Águas de Março (Waters of March) was made by Tom Jobim himself, and was released on May, 1972, in the Disco de Bolso (Pocket Record), a bonus record included in the weekly magazine O Pasquim. Listen to the recording, check out the original score in Jobim's handwriting, and see more info on the record and the music.

Incredibly rare recordings: Jobim sings "Eu preciso de você", and plays piano with the orchestra. Jobim and João Gilberto sing together "Meditação" (Meditation). Vinicius de Moraes sings "Amor em paz" (Once I loved), backed by Jobim on the guitar. Don't miss.
Check out also Sylvia Telles singing "Amor sem adeus" with Calvin Jackson, and "Estrada do sol" with Barney Kessel.

Cancioneiro Jobim
(The Jobim Song Collection)

The first volume of the Cancioneiro Jobim (Jobim Song Collection) is already available at book stores in Brazil. The collection comprises six books containing sheet music for practically all of Jobim's works, around 300. During the search in the family archives to obtain a complete song listing, a few lost or unknown titles have come up. Take a look at the sheet music for "Brigas", by Jobim and Newton Mendonça - authors of such hits as "Desafinado" and "One note samba".

Frank Sinatra!
Two of the songs that Sinatra and Jobim recorded together were not included in the "official" releases. But they are in the limited edition of the LP Sinatra-Jobim Sessions. Read some info and listen to the two songs.
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Last updated on
July 16, 2003
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