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July 6, João Gilberto passed away in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 88.
He was one of the pioneers of Bossa Nova, often credited with helping develop and bring that genre of Brazilian music music to the world.
His famous collaboration with Stan Getz on the album "Getz/Gilberto" is one of the most popular jazz albums ever. It featured their rendition of the jazz standard "Garota de Ipanema," or "The Girl from Ipanema," which became a worldwide hit. That song, composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim, is believed to be the second-most recorded pop song ever, behind The Beatles' "Yesterday." The album also featured "Desifinado", "Corcovado" and others.
Several years ago João Gilberto gave a private concert at my home in Los Angeles to a small group of friends while he was on a short break from his US tour.  I was impressed by his complex and unusual chord voicings and voice-leading.  Brilliant!  His touch was so, so soft and quiet. I was just a few feet away, yet I had to lean in to hear. 
Rest in peace.

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Joao played at your place???  Wow!  What a treat!  Indeed, Joao was the voice that launched bossa nova in the USA in the early 60s.  My father, being a sax player, would play that Getz/Giberto album a lot.  I kind of picked up that bossa nova rhythm in my guitar playing by osmosis.  Lol!  The story I heard was that Joao couldn't sing the lyrics to "The Girl From Ipanema" in English, but his wife, Astrud, could, so Creed Taylor had her sing it on that recording session.  It made her a star!
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A great man and musician; RIP
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One of the things about going to a Ted lesson was that on the way you could see if you could spot The Girl From Encino.  Ah!
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One of the things about going to a Ted lesson was that on the way you could see if you could spot The Girl From Encino.  Ah!


Hi,
I'm too new in Ted world, I don't understand " Girl from Encino "...[confused]

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A joke that is explained is not funny.
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One of the most famous songs by João Gilberto is "The Girl from Ipanema."
Ted's apartment where he taught for most of his life was in Encino.
The swap is just a silly play on words.

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Ah, thank you. Now,I'm less stupid. [tounge2][thumb]
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