Fotografia — Tom Jobim, 1959
(directly above) Sylvia Telles, Tom Jobim, and Marcos Valle at RCA Victor Studios c. 1964, though Jobim.org (Instituto Antônio Carlos Jobim) dates the photograph 1960. The earlier date is doubtful since Valle would have been about 17 years old, virtually unknown, and unlikely to be working so intimately at that time with two of bossa nova’s brightest stars. The photo at the top, evidently taken on the same date, includes Roberto Menescal (official website).
- See my Antônio Carlos Jobim index for internal links to additional songs with music by Tom Jobim featured at Songbook, an ACJ image gallery, and biographies and other external links
Fotografia (Antônio Carlos Jobim) — First recorded in 1959, by Sylvia Telles. An English lyric version, Photograph, with words by Ray Gilbert, was recorded by Jobim for his 1967 album A Certain Mr. Jobim.
Sylvia Telles — from her 1959 LP Amor de Gente Moça
Astrud Gilberto — from The Astrud Gilberto Album, 1965
Dick Farney — from the 1967 LP Dick Farney: Piano & Orquestra Gaya
A review of the album by Slipcue. com says,
An unusual all-instrumental outing for this well-known pop vocalist. Here, Farney tinkles away on the piano with an insouciant, playful minimalism that mirrors both the deceptively simple style of Tom Jobim and the off-handed carelessness of the Rat Pack set that Farney so adored. Backing him on these tracks is an orquestra [sic] led by Ernesto Gaya…
Nara Leão — from her entirely acoustic 1971 double LP Dez años depois; 19 of the album’s 24 tracks were either written or co-written by Tom Jobim.
Tom Jobim and Elis Regina — from their 1974 collaboration Elis & Tom
João Gilberto — São Paulo, 13 April 1994
Morelenbaum 2 (Jaques and Paula Morelenbaum) / Ryuichi Sakamoto — from the 2002 US version of the LP Casa, Sony Classical SK 89982 — The track doesn’t appear on the 2001 versions released in Brazil and Japan.
Paula Morelenbaum – vocal
Jaques Morelenbaum – cello
Ryuichi Sakamoto – piano
Elaine Elias — title track from Dreamer, her second album for the Bluebird label, released in 2004
- AllMusic album review by John Bush
(below) live, date unknown
Mariana de Moraes — from the 2007 CD Se é pecado sambar (Lua Music)
Actress and singer Mariana de Moraes is a granddaughter of the Brazilian poet, diplomat, essayist, playwright, and lyricist Vinícius de Moraes, one of the essential creative forces of the bossa nova movement. She has a fine voice, which reminds me of Gal Costa’s. Why the muddled instrumentation?
Slikk Tim — guitar and bass, with vocal (English); uploaded on 21 September 2011
Полина Тырина (Polina Tyrin) — Russian lyric interpretation by Khrennikov Valery — uploaded 22 August 2011
On her YouTube channel about page, the artist describes herself as an autodidact, and says (Google translation), “I love bossa nova and all that is connected with the culture and music of Latin American countries.”
El Búho en la Vitrina — uploaded on 21 October 2011
Julián Pérez Álvarez: voz y guitarra (voice, guitar)
Leandro Pérez Álvarez: bajo y arreglos (bass, arrangements)
Gonzalo Mancini: batería (drums)
Priscila Ribas & Paulo Zannol — published on 13 December 2013
Priscila “Pri” Ribas – vocals
Paulo Zannol – guitars, bass
Sebastiano Sempio – cajon, percussion
Pri Ribas & Paulo Zannol links: