Written by Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori (September 27, 1696 – August 1, 1787) born in Marianella, (near Naples) Italy, founder of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer.
May everyone’s Christmas Eve be Blessed with Peace & Joy.
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.