On this Fathers day. Mine is very much missed.
Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva composed this as a dedication to his Dad, John Tavares Silva. This song off his 12th album is Bossa Nova style also a dedication to his part Portuguese roots.
No doubt my favorite from Silver and no jazz catalog would be complete without it.
Ahhhh it doesn’t get anymore laid back and relaxed.
This song was a prime example of International Talent.
Musicians alike seeked for each other in every country within the continent. And this was a mix made in heaven. Stan Getz renown sax player finds João Gilberto renown guitarist and adds a little, Girl. Astrud Gilberto.
The recording would gain them a Grammy for Album of the Year, Best Jazz Instrumental Album – Individual or Group and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
And this classic “The Girl from Ipanema” also won the award for Record of the Year in 1965.
This was the first time in Grammy history that a Jazz Album won. That achievement wouldn’t be agained again until 2008 43 years later with Herbie Hancock.
In 1964 this was Bossa Nova and Jazz at its finest.