Antônio Carlos Jobim – Wave (Full Album)

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Wave is the third album by Antônio Carlos Jobim, released in 1967 on A&M Records. It is known as Jobim’s most successful album to date (No. 5, U.S. Jazz Albums, 1967; No. 114, U.S. Albums, 1968) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_(Antonio_Carlos_Jobim_album)).

AllMusic Review by Richard S. Ginell:
When Creed Taylor left Verve/MGM for his own label under the auspices of A&M, he quickly signed Antonio Carlos Jobim and they picked up right where they left off with this stunningly seductive record, possibly Jobim’s best. Jobim contributes his sparely rhythmic acoustic guitar, simple melodic piano style, a guest turn at the harpsichord, and even a vocal on “Lamento,” while Claus Ogerman lends a romantically brooding hand with the charts. A pair of instant standards are introduced (“Wave,” “Triste”), but this album is to be cherished for its absolutely first-rate tunes — actually miniature tone poems — that escaped overexposure and thus sound fresh today. The most beautiful sleeper is “Batidinha,” where the intuitive Jobim/Ogerman collaboration reaches its peak. One only wishes that this album were longer; 31:45 is not enough (http://www.allmusic.com/album/wave-mw0000653405).

Track listing:
All tracks written by Antônio Carlos Jobim.
1. “Wave” 2:56
2. “The Red Blouse” 5:09
3. “Look to the Sky” 2:20
4. “Batidinha” 3:17
5. “Triste” 2:09
6. “Mojave” 2:27
7. “Diálogo” 2:55
8. “Lamento” 2:46
9. “Antigua” 3:10
10. “Captain Bacardi” 4:29

Personnel:
Antônio Carlos Jobim – piano, guitar, celeste, harpsichord, vocals
Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland – trombone
Raymond Beckenstein, Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson – flute, piccolo
Joseph Singer – French horn
Ron Carter – double bass
Claudio Slon – drums
Bobby Rosengarden, Dom Um Romão – percussion

Strings:

Claus Ogerman – arranger, conductor
Bernard Eichen, Lewis Eley, Paul Gershman, Louis Haber, Julius Held, Emanuel Green, Leo Kruczek, Joseph Malignaggi, Irving Spice, Louis Stone, Emanuel Green, Leo Kruczek, Harry Lookofsky, Joseph Malignaggi, Raoul Poliakin, Gene Orloff – violin
Harvey Shapiro, George Ricci, Charles McCracken, Abe Kessler – cello

Released: October 1967
Recorded: May 22–24 and June 15, 1967
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Length: 31:38
Label: A&M
Producer: Creed Taylor

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