On this show, we pay tribute to the “Girl from Ipanema” herself, Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto. Gilberto had the unlikeliest of careers, going from an unknown (really, not even a professional singer) to a superstar nearly overnight in 1964, with her crossover hit, and later Grammy award-winning single, “The Girl from Ipanema.”
We’ll feature her initial recording with Stan Getz and her husband at the time, João Gilberto, on the album Getz/Gilberto. Plus, we’ll hear some of her other sides she recorded for the Verve label in the 1960s.
We’ll also feature some other bossa nova songs written by songwriter Antônio Carlos Jobim, including recordings from his 1967 duet with Frank Sinatra, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim, as well as recordings by Ella Fitzgerald and Brazilian singer Elis Regina.