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Astrud Gilberto

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Astrud Gilberto (born March 29, 1940) is a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer. She is best known for her performance of the Grammy Award-winning song "The Girl from Ipanema". Biography: Astrud Gilberto was born Astrud Weinert, the daughter of a Brazilian mother and a German father, in the state of Bahia, Brazil. She was raised in Rio de Janeiro. She married João Gilberto in 1959 and emigrated to the United States in 1963, continuing to reside in the US from that time. Astrud and João divorced in the mid-1960s and she began a relationship with her musical partner, American jazz saxophone player Stan Getz. Gilberto sang on the influential album Getz/Gilberto featuring João Gilberto, Stan Getz, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, despite having never sung professionally before this recording. Gilberto's recording of "The Girl from Ipanema" established her as a Bossa Nova singer. It sold over one million copies and was awarded a gold disc. In 1964, Gilberto appeared in the films Get...

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Discography

  • The Astrud Gilberto Album, 2001
  • The Silver Collection, 1984
  • Beach Samba, 1967
  • Gilberto With Turrentine, 1987
  • I Haven't Got Anything Better to Do, 1970
  • This Is Astrud Gilberto, 1985
  • Look to the Rainbow, 1965
  • The Dreamer
  • Non-Stop to Brazil, 2006
  • Selection Of, 1996
  • Astrud Gilberto With Stanley Turrentine, 2003
  • Coffee & Bossa: The Chillout Sound of Astrud Gilberto, 2006
  • Autour de minuit, 1995
  • Samba e Bossa Nova: Saudaçoes do Rio, 2005
  • Windy, 1968
  • A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness, 2006
  • Astrud Gilberto, 2000
  • Samba & Bossa Nova
  • The Diva Series, 2003
  • Verve Jazz Masters 9, 1993
  • The Shadow of Your Smile, 1965
  • September 17, 1969, 2007
  • 1986-12-13: Fat Tuesday's, New York, NY, USA, 1986
  • 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Astrud Gilberto, 2005
  • The Girl From Ipanema, 2002
  • Talkin' Verve, 1998
  • Jazz 'Round Midnight, 1996
  • The Very Best of Astrud Gilberto II
  • Astrud Gilberto Now, 1972
  • The Very Best of Astrud Gilberto, 2006
  • So & So: Mukai Meets Gilberto, 1982
  • Astrud for Lovers, 2004
  • Jungle, 2002
  • Best Hits
  • Midnite Jazz & Blues: The Girl From Ipanema, 2000
  • Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz, 1998
  • Astrud Gilberto's Finest Hour, 2001

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SongThe Girl From Ipanema
ArtistAstrud Gilberto
AlbumThis Is
LabelVerve Music
Year1966
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On Apr 19, 2011. 9:42am
Christopher Lynch said

This lady is a legend! Her gentle, lilting, alluring voice first captivated me as a boy when I heard her "Girl From Ipanema", and has stayed with me ever since. The outstanding musicians working with her, including the great Stan Getz, cool Luiz Bonfa as well as the masterful Tom Jobim*, certainly enhanced her "Jazz Samba" album. (Which I still have on vinyl!) A delight to listen to on balmy evenings or just about anytime, Astrud and her soulmates played a powerful role in introducing many of us to the subtle beauties of Brazilian jazz. An excellent recommendation.
*Note: Antonio Carlos Jobim is a heavenly musical story in his own right. I regard him as the Brazilian Gershwin!

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