nNew series 1/3. Trumpeter and broadcaster Guy Barker pays tribute to pioneering composer, arranger and musician Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-94), who has been referred to as "the Gershwin of Brazil" and who was instrumental in creating the bossa nova sound. He and poet Vinicius de Moraes were behind the genre's two signature hits - Desafinado
(Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd ) and The Girl from Ipanema (Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto ). Other artists who have benefitted from the Jobim touch are Ella Fitzgerald , Frank Sinatra , Herbie Hancock , George Michael and David Lynch , who used the moody 1962 track Insensatez in his elliptical thriller Lost Highway (1996). Contributors include bossa nova aficionados
Julian Lloyd Webber and Digby Fairweather , modern Brazilian musical artists Seu Jorge and Monica Vasconcelos , and, in a rare interview, Jobim's son Paulo.
Producer David Morley
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