The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (51): Only slightly out of tune

The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (51): Only slightly out of tune

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norman lebrecht

May 05, 2020

Brazil’s great contribution to civilisation.

Desafinado actually means ‘out of tune’.

This was the composer’s cut:

 

Comments

  • Greg Bottini says:

    Jobim and Gilberto….
    In my young days, that combination of names meant beautiful music, lovely to listen to and calming to the soul, but thoughtful and profound as well.
    They were the best of bossa nova.
    And they still sound marvelous, don’t they? One can’t say that about a great deal of the “pop” music of the 60s.
    BTW, Norman: did you actually mean to type “covilisation”? As in “covid”? Or did you mean something more “civilised”?
    Just asking….

  • Alex Rigas says:

    Miles Davis: “As for Gilberto, he could read a newspaper and sound good! “

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