O amor em paz (Once I Loved)


O amor em paz (m. Antônio Carlos Jobim, w. Vinícius de Moraes) was first recorded by João Gilberto, and released on his self-titled 1961 album. The song has also been recorded with an English lyric, titled Once I Loved, by Ray Gilbert.

Suggested links:

João Gilberto — from the debut album, João Gilberto, 1961


Antônio Carlos Jobim with Claus Ogerman and his Orchestra — from the 1963 LP The Composer of Desafinado, Plays, recorded 9 and 10 May 1963

Jimmy Cleveland (tb) Leo Wright (as, fl) Antônio Carlos Jobim (p, g) George Duvivier (b) Edson Machado (d) Claus Ogerman (arr, cond) unidentified strings, and others


Eumir Deodato — recorded July 1964 and released that year on the LP Inútil Paisagem – As Maiores Composições de Antonio Carlos Jobim . All recordings are of songs with music by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with arrangements by Deodato.


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Astrud Gilberto — first track on The Astrud Gilberto Album, 1965


Perry Como — from his 1966 LP Lightly Latin; arrangement: Nick Perito


Vic Damone — from Stay With Me, 1966


Pat Martino — recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ on 1 May 1967 — Danny Turner (fl) Trudy Pitts (org) Pat Martino (g) Mitch Fine (d) Vance Anderson, Abdu Johnson (per) — released on Martino’s El Hombre LP in 1967 (Prestige PR 7513)


Frank Sinatra and Tom Jobim — recorded 1 February 1967, and released in 1967 on the collaborative album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim — arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman


Joe Henderson

recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, NYC on 10 August 1967, and released on the 1967 LP The Kicker, Milestone Records MSP 9008

  • Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
  • Kenny Barron – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass
  • Louis Hayes — drums


(below) live, undated performance


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. John
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 00:53:38

    Antonio Carlos (Tom) Jobim was one of, if not the, finest composer of music in the 20th century.



  2. doc
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 02:32:30


    See my Antônio Carlos Jobim index.



  3. Arne Bey
    Mar 27, 2016 @ 11:28:57

    I know there is a version of Once I Loved that Jobim sang alone (without Sinatra). But you don’t have it listed! Can you let me know?



    • doc
      Mar 30, 2016 @ 10:54:51

      Arne Bey,
      Hi. For practical reasons, it’s normal for me to omit many recordings of a popular song from a page featuring the song. However, in this case I am unaware of a recording of “Once I Loved” in which the vocal is sung by Jobim. Regarding the version you refer to, can you identify the year of its release, or an album on which it appears?
      Regards, doc



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