The second Jobim - Ogerman instrumental by all means recreates the atmosphere of the first one.The Composer of Desafinado Plays, and if you liked that one, you'll like Wave too. Recorded in 1967 by Jobim on piano and guitar and Claus Ogerman's orchestra, this album features some of Jobim's standards like Wave, Triste and Lamento No Morro.This album is a must for any serious Jobim's fans and all lovers of cool and soft bossa nova sound.
In some ways, this is a strategic retreat for Antonio Carlos Jobim after the classical departures of the '70s – a retrospective of past triumphs, including some of the most trod-upon standards ("Ipanema," "Desafinado," "One-Note Samba," etc.), with Claus Ogerman again at hand. But these are thoughtful retoolings, some subtle, some radical, ranging in backing from a lonely piano to elaborate yet sensitive Ogerman orchestral flights that cram more complexity than ever into the spaces (listen to his beguilingly involved take on "Double Rainbow") with only a few overbearing faux pas. Jobim's own vocals sound increasingly casual in temperament as he serves them up in an unpredictable mixture of Portuguese, English and scat. And there is much unfamiliar material here, often dressed up in a brooding classical manner.
Direct from Brazil comes this deeply appreciative musical tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994), co-founder and leading composer of the Bossa Nova.
With over four hundred songs to his credit, Jobim virtually single-handedly brought the Bossa Nova to the world, where it became a staple ingredient in the jazz cookbook. Jobim's new sound adapted the rhythmic variety and percussive excitement of the samba to the intimacy of syncopated guitar, while echoing the melodies and harmonies of cool jazz.