Great Brazilian Music
 

João Gilberto

Born: June 10, 1931

About:
The founder of the bossa nova way of playing guitar, João Gilberto will forever be the king of the genre.

Recommended albums:
1959: Chega de Saudade
1960: O Amor, o Sorriso e a Flor
1973: João Gilberto
1977: Amoroso
1994: Eu Sei que Vou Te Amar

Discography:
1958: Chega de Saudade/Bim Bom (single)
1958: Desafinado/Hô-bá-lá-lá (single)
1959: Chega de Saudade
1960: O Amor, o Sorriso e a Flor
1961: João Gilberto
1961: Brazil's Brilliant João Gilberto
1962: João Gilberto Cantando as Musicás do Filme Orfeo do Carnaval
1962: Boss of Bossa Nova
1962: Bossa Nova at Carnegie Hall
1963: The Warm World of João Gilberto
1964: Getz/Gilberto
1965: Herbie Mann & João Gilberto with Antonio Carlos Jobim
1966: Getz/Gilberto Vol. 2
1970: João Gilberto en Mexico
1973: João Gilberto
1976: The Best of Two Worlds
1977: Amoroso
1977: Gilberto and Jobim
1980: João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira
1981: Brasil
1985: Interpreta Tom Jobim
1985: Meditação
1986: Live at the 19th Montreux Jazz Festival
1987: Live in Montreux
1988: O Mito
1990: Stan Getz meets João & Astrud Gilberto
1991: João
1994: Eu Sei que Vou Te Amar
2000: João Voz e Violão
2002: Live at Umbria Jazz
2004: In Tokyo

Examples of João Gilberto's music

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Chega de saudade (1959)
Desafinado (1959)
Samba de uma nota só (1960)
’S wonderful (1977)

 

 


João Gilberto album cover from the early 1970's.