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Live in Montreux

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Track Listing

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1Sem Compromisso (Geraldo Pereira / Nelson Trigueira)4:05
2Menino do Rio (Caetano Veloso)3:45
3Retrato em branco e preto (Anotonio Carlos Jobim / Chico Buarque)6:36
4Pra que discutir com Madame (Janet de Almeida / Haroldo Barbosa)6:25
5Garota de Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)3:42
6Adeus America (Haroldo Barbosa / Geraldo Jacques)6:50
7Estate (Runo Martino & Bruno Brighetti)5:18
8Morena boca de ouro (Ary Barroso)5:37
9A Felicidade (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)5:10
10Preconceito (Wilson Batista / Marino Pinto)2:25
11Sandalia de Prata (Ary Barroso)6:43
12Rosa Morena (Doriel Cayimi)5:24
13Aquarela do Brasil (Ary Barroso)7:50

About this Album

João Gilberto often gives his best performances before a live audience, where his guarded privacy is coaxed into the open by an enthusiastic public. Nonesuch’s success with its first Caetano Veloso album, released in 1986, was in many ways a precursor for Live in Montreux, and a welcome reminder that intimacy speaks most directly away from the clutter of a large production.

In Montreux, it was simply Gilberto and his guitar for accompaniment. Vulnerability and a wealth of interpretive subtlety mark the recording. These 11 tracks are a virtual Gilberto best-of collection, with classics by Jobim, Veloso, Ary Barroso, Chico Buarque, and others, along with several rarely heard songs certain to be embraced by Brazilian music fans throughout the world. Here is the ultimate proof, if more were needed, of the lasting impact, and continued musical vitality of one man and the music he helped create.

—Gerald Seligman


João Gilberto, guitar and vocals

Produced by João Gilberto
Recorded July 18, 1985, at the Montreux Festival
Engineer: Dave Richards
Editing: Chico Neves
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig
Production coordinator: Carmela Forsin

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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