Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim is Frank Sinatra's fifty-first studio album. The album was released in 1967 and was performed by both Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim. All 10 tracks in the album were arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman and his orchestra.
This album is known for having some of Sinatra's few bossa nova style songs, featuring new compositions of "Change Partners", "I Concentrate on You", and "Baubles, Bangles and Beads". Sinatra and Jobim later released a sequel album to this one, and titled it "Sinatra-Jobim", however it was taken off the shelves shortly following its release.
At the Grammy Awards of 1968 Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Track listing[edit | edit source]
- "The Girl from Ipanema" (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel, Vinícius de Moraes) – 3:00
- "Dindi" (Ray Gilbert, Jobim, Aloysio de Oliveria) – 3:25
- "Change Partners" (Irving Berlin) – 2:40
- "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)" (Jobim, Gene Lees) – 2:45
- "Meditation (Meditação)" (Jobim, Gimbel, Newton Mendonça) – 2:51
- "If You Never Come to Me" (Jobim, Gilbert, de Oliveira) – 2:10
- "How Insensitive (Insensatez)" (Jobim, Gimbel, de Moraes) – 3:15
- "I Concentrate on You" (Cole Porter) – 2:32
- "Baubles, Bangles & Beads" (Robert C. Wright, George Forrest, Alexander Borodin) – 2:32
- "Once I Loved (O Amor em Paz)" (Jobim, Gilbert, de Moraes) – 2:37
Reception[edit | edit source]
Allmusic gave the album a score of four and a half out of five star score. Allmusic praised the album, claiming it be "a subdued, quiet album that used the Latin rhythms as a foundation, not as a focal point. Supported by a relaxed, sympathetic arrangement of muted brass, simmering percussion, soft strings, and Jobim's lilting guitar, Sinatra turns in an especially noteworthy performance; he has never sounded so subtle, underplaying every line he delivers and showcasing vocal techniques that he never had displayed before."
Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim peaked at #19 on the Billboard 200 charts as well as peaked at #4 on the Jazz Album charts of 1967.
Personnel[edit | edit source]
|Stan Cornyn||Liner Notes|
|Vinícius de Moraes||Composer|
|Aloysio de Oliveira||Composer|
|Gregg Geller||Reissue Producer|
|Ray Gilbert||Composer, Producer|
|Lee Herschberg||Digital Mastering, Engineer|
|Antonio Carlos Jobim||Composer, Guitar, Performer, Piano, Vocals|
|Claus Ogerman||Arranger, Conductor|
|Dom Um Romão||Drums|
|Ed Thrasher||Art Direction|