Astrud Gilberto, whose tender and horny vocal efficiency on “The Woman From Ipanema,” the primary track she ever recorded, helped make the sway of Brazilian bossa nova a success sound in america within the Nineteen Sixties, died on Monday. She was 83.
Paul Ricci, a musician and a household pal, introduced on Fb that Ms. Gilberto’s son Marcelo mentioned she had died and “requested for this to be posted.” He supplied no additional particulars.
Ms. Gilberto loved a four-decade recording profession, recording albums with celebrated musicians like James Final and Gil Evans in addition to working with George Michael, Chet Baker and others. However her largest success got here with “The Woman From Ipanema,” written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfa, with English lyrics by Norman Gimbel.
When Ms. Gilberto recorded that track, she was married to João Gilberto, the Brazilian singer and guitarist also known as the daddy of the bossa nova. In 1963, the 2 of them traveled from Rio de Janeiro to New York Metropolis, the place he was set to document a joint album with the jazz saxophonist Stan Getz, who had already launched three albums that blended jazz with samba and bossa nova.
Precisely who had the thought to contain Ms. Gilberto, an untested singer, on the album, later launched as “Getz/Gilberto,” is unclear Some credit score its producer, Creed Taylor; others credit score Ms. Gilberto. The singer herself credited her husband.
“Whereas rehearsing with Stan within the track ‘The Woman From Ipanema,’ João casually requested me to hitch in and sing a refrain in English after he had simply sung the primary refrain in Portuguese,” Ms. Gilberto mentioned in a 2002 interview for her official web site. “Stan was very receptive. I’ll always remember that whereas we had been listening again to the simply recorded model, Stan mentioned to me, ‘This track goes to make you well-known.’”
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