O livro traz os fatos mais marcantes e uma reuniáo de memórias guardadas por Helena Jobim, irma do maestro. O prefácio da obra é inovador; um CD com as reproduções de encontros, ensaios e criações da dupla Chico Buarque e Tom Jobim. Além de depoimentos de familiares e amigos, a obra apresenta as lembranças da convivência de Helena com o maestro, fotos de arquivos de TherezO livro traz os fatos mais marcantes e uma reuniáo de memórias guardadas por Helena Jobim, irma do maestro. O prefácio da obra é inovador; um CD com as reproduções de encontros, ensaios e criações da dupla Chico Buarque e Tom Jobim. Além de depoimentos de familiares e amigos, a obra apresenta as lembranças da convivência de Helena com o maestro, fotos de arquivos de Thereza Hermanny, primeira mulher de Jobim, Ana Lontra Jobim, a segunda esposa. O livro tem ainda uma discografia e uma musicografia completas, feitas por Paulo Jobim, filho do músico....
|Title||:||Antonio Carlos Jobim: Um Homem Iluminado|
|Number of Pages||:||443 Pages|
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Antonio Carlos Jobim: Um Homem Iluminado Reviews
In 1962 Verve records released Jazz Samba by Stan Getz, an established jazz star. The album became a best seller and started a Bossa Nova craze in the United States. In short order Bossa Nova albums were released by Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Mann and other jazz luminaries. Brazilian musicians such as Baden Powell, Sergio Mendes (who had a best seller in 1966 with Mas Que Nada) and Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim often appeared as sidemen on these albums, making their names familiar to musicians and fans in the US. In fact, some of these albums were recorded before Jazz Samba but remained unreleased untilJazz Samba paved the way. In short order Wave, Girl From Ipanema, One Note Samba, How Insensitive, Manha De Carnaval,Desifinado became frequently heard standards. Antonio Carlos Jobim was the composer of all these and, as I later became aware of, a multitude of other great songs. He was prolific and grand - a composer the calibre of Gerswin, Porter or any other great name you wish to throw in. Jobim was that good.I wish there was more written on Brazillian music, particularly the relationship between the music of the USA and Brazil and more particularly the relationship of New Orleans Jazz to the Choro and Samba of Brazil in the earlier part of the twentieth century. My ear tells me there is more than a passing resemblance and that’s really not surprising considering that the vast majority of music that developed in the “new world” is the musical marriage of Africa and Europe in varying recipes through out the countries of North and South America. This book is an affectionate portrait written by ACJ’s sister Helena and as such I loved it. I learned much of SCJ’s personality and also a good idea of the musical climate that existed in Rio in the 50s and subsequent decades.
Muito mais uma memória de sua irmã que uma bibliografia , tem horas que parece um catadao de um diário da irmã mais nova ou de uma fã apaixonada . Intimista e passional demais , um certo distanciamento ficaria bem melhor . O epílogo , entretanto , é muito bonito e emocionante .
Antonio Carlos (Tom) Jobim died 17 years ago in a New York City hospital. It is high time we learned more about a priceless legacy to the music and music-lovers of the world. Poet and novelist Helena Jobim's book makes his personal, intellectual, and professional history come alive in a compelling story. It is, likewise, an illuminating document for researchers in the fields of music, literature, art, philosophy, and popular culture.If it were not for the vast, intimate, and revealing set of photographs, the engaging elegance and unique structure of the prose, or even the enlightening description of creative processes and partnerships of a true twentieth-century's genius, one single element adds much to Helena Jobim's endearing biography of her brother: a portrait of Tom Jobim's emotional world. We learn that some of his greatest anguish (but not resentment), for example, resulted from his own image in the Brazilian press: too often distorted and misunderstood. The harshest attacks on him arguably came from prejudiced critics who, rather unfairly and unwisely, regarded his music as imitation of foreign sounds. Helena Jobim's moving and enchanting book explores the human dimension of a life dedicated to music that never surrendered to national borders. Quoting Pablo Picasso (and he loved quoting artists and poets) the maestro once explained that out of that anguish, his own "cube of darkness," he was "born again" on a daily basis (163).Jobim's exceptional talent as songwriter follows a tradition in Brazilian music since Chiquinha Gonzaga 150 years ago: sometimes to bridge over and sometimes to do away with the illusive divide between erudite and popular culture, including music and poetry. Toward that goal he was certainly lucky and clever enough to chose and to be chosen to work with giants of either end, classical or popular, whose art has also spanned all over that open field of borderless creation.The author of "Waters of March" actually read, questioned, and recreated the world he lived in not only through mesmerizing melody, but also through down-to-earth poetry. Helena Jobim does justice to her brother's poetic voice in many dazzling instances. It all starts on a high note of low spirits by a singular composer whose ecological concerns made him a bit gloomier every day. It is indeed too sad that he had to leave us prematurely, at the peak of his career, but before writing another 500 tunes of inexplicable grace. Tom could have added to one of those unwritten tunes his own verses which stand as epigraph in An Illuminated Man: "Every time a tree is cut down here on Earth, I believe it will grow again somewhere else, in another world. So, when I die, it is to this place that I want to go, where forests live in peace."
Intimate text of the life of an outstanding Brazilian composer. The author is the composer's only sister, and therefore the text is full of family and lovely memories of their childhood and life sharing. Very pleasant reading. In Portuguese.
Amo você, gênio Tom-Tom :)*