Astrud for Lovers is a strong collection of love songs performed by Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto. Her wispy and melancholic vocals are featured in a variety of settings recorded between 1963 and 1969 for Verve. The earliest tune, "Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)," is taken from the legendary Getz/Gilberto album that marked Astrud's star-making first recording. The rest of the collection finds her with Stan Getz again doing a sweet version of "It Might as Well Be Spring" in 1964.
Compilation album released in the U.S.A. on Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto (Bahia, 1940). She features twelve songs from her diverse discography that stands in the melodic and romantic look of the compositions. The subject of love has always been a favorite in the production of Astrud, both accompanied by orchestra and small ensembles in which artists appear as Stan Getz, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilbert, Walter Wanderley or Kenny Burrell among others, interpreting Brazilian rhythms, especially bossa, ballad or slow.
Thirteenth studio album by Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto (Bahia, 1940). Her voice sample, as in other works, warm, soft and intimate, but also is suggestive and seductive. The accompaniment by James Last Orchestra pays her deservedly eclectic instrumentation that enhances her versatility and vocal intensity, sometimes passionately featured in a musical pairing very carefully. Guest artists are Paul Jobim (composer and guitar) and Ron Last (composer and synthesizer). Brazilian rhythms in the voice of Astrud supported by sensual strings and brass, unmistakable Last's gift.
For her second Verve LP, Astrud Gilberto expanded her range from a raft of Gilberto/Jobim standards to embrace the large and obviously daunting catalogue of classic American pop. With arrangements by Don Sebesky and Claus Ogerman (as well as two by country-mate João Donato), The Shadow of Your Smile can't help but shine a bright spotlight on Gilberto's weak voice, especially when she's singing material previously enlightened by singers with the weight of Frank Sinatra or Sarah Vaughan.
Gilberto with Turrentine is an album by Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer Astrud Gilberto and American saxophonist Stanley Turrentine featuring performances recorded in 1971 released on the CTI label.