Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994)

Antonio Carlos Jobim (nicknamed “Tom”) was a Brazilian composer. His music became famous throughout the world in the 1960’s through various hits like “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Corcovado” but he accomplished so much more. His music was part of the soundtrack of my childhood like that of The Beatles and Bacharach. These influences are obvious in my own music and I acknowledge that gladly.

Summer is the season I live for and summer always puts me in the mood for Jobim. So for the past few weeks and for a at least a few weeks to come I have and will be listening to Jobim’s entire canon. His usual arranger Claus Ogerman is also a genius in my opinion and there are many records and many compositions to dwell upon from 1962 right up to 1994.

Summer is Jobim.