Monday, August 18, 2008
Antiono Carlos Jobim
Lately I have been going for harsh music in the morning and then soft yielding smoothness in the afternoon. I shuffled through everything I could think of - I want something "Girl from Impanema" smooth - for about an hour until it hit me that I should just listen to the actual thing. I went for Antonio Carlos Jobim's polite society version on Tide rather than the classic one with Astrud Gilberto - looking for the kind of music that might issue forth from Bob Newhart's hi-fi in his Chicago apartment, and whoosh, this is it.