Frances Livings' Ipanema Lounge, 'Corcovado' (by Antonio Carlos Jobim)





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Published on Aug 14, 2012

This version of the famous song Corcovado will transport you to the contemporary bars and lounges of urban metropolis' where Brazilian music has had its undeniable impact on today's global music and art culture. Corcovado (known in English as "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars") from 1962, is a bossa nova song written by Antônio Carlos Jobim, who penned both the music and the original Portuguese lyric. The English lyric was written by Gene Lees. The original title refers to the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

Typical for this production are the harmonic and rhythmic liberties. The tempo has a moderate bossa nova feel but the actual drum pattern is closer to a Bolero played on a tabla type drum. The double bass plays an easygoing syncopated groove while the acoustic guitar is more arpeggiated. The Fender Rhodes keyboard tastefully supports the vocal and is featured in the solo section. The track has elements of lounge, jazz and pop framed in a dream like setting.

From Songs of Antônio Carlos Jobim, released 01 June 2012
Frances Livings - vocals
Greg Porée - guitar
John Nau - keyboard
Trey Henry - bass
Joey Heredia - percussion

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