Title: Ella Abraca Jobim
Artist: Ella Fitzgerald
Genre: Jazz Vocal, Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova
Orig Year 1981
Audio CD (July 11, 1995)
Original Release Date: September 17, 1980
Number of Discs: 1
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1. Somewhere In The Hills (Faleva)
2. Girl From Ipanema, The (Garota De Ipanema)
4. Off Key (Desafinado)
5. Water To Drink (Agua De Beber)
6. Dreamer (Vivo Sonhando)
7. Quiet Night Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
9. One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So)
11. How Insensitive (Insensatez)
12. He's A Carioca (Ele E Carioca)
13. This Love That I've Found (So Tinha De Ser Com Voce)
14. A Felicidade
16. Song Of The Jet (Samba Do Aviao)
17. Photograph (Fotografia)
18. Useless Landscape (Inutil Paisagem)
Ella Fitzgerald (vocals);
Joe Pass (violao, guitar)
Alex Acuna (drums)
Ronald Batista (guitar)
Oscar Castro Neves (violao, guitar)
Clarck Terry (trumpet)
Paulinho da Costa (percussion, associate producer)
Mitch Holder (guitar)
Paul Jackson (guitar)
Abraham Laboriel (bass)
Clarence McDonalds (keyboards)
Zoot Sims (sax tenor)
Toots Thielemans (harmonica)
Terry Trotter (keyboards)
Mike Lang (keyboards)
I hear the criticisms of this very courageous set and accept that they are, to a certain extent, valid.
True, this album is not quite classic Ella nor is it the Jobim we are conditioned to hear.
But surely that is the nature of the genre.
Jazz constantly re-interprets and re-invents itself.
It is about improvisation and its art is to breathe a new life and give new meaning into an existing musical work.
And that`s exactly what happens on "Ella Abraca Jobim".
The problem is, and the critics have hit the nail right on the head, is that what we foresee is not what we get.
Those soft samba undercurrents that ripple through the entire set are not the Bossa Nova rhythms of old.
However, they are every bit as complex, subtle and romantic as any of their great Latin predecessors.
And Ella, whilst not at the peak of her art, still articulates the ideas contained within the songs like few others can.
She brings class, dignity, meaning and great romance to the project.
As for Toots, - he's never sounded better.
Ultimately this is a wonderful collection of very beautiful songs presented in a brilliant, if somewhat unexpected, manner.
FIVE STARS to all involved in this courageous project that dares to take beauty to a new level.