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Live in Montreux

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    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

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    João Gilberto, guitar and vocals

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    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

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 1987 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

60760

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
43
105
Thursday, October 1, 1987 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
João Gilberto
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075596076029BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497098460
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

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

DescriptionExcerpt: 

João Gilberto often gives his best performances before a live audience, where his guarded privacy is coaxed into the open by an enthusiastic public. In Montreux, it was simply Gilberto and his guitar for accompaniment. These 11 tracks are a virtual Gilberto best-of collection, with classics by Jobim, Caetano Veloso, Ary Barroso, Chico Buarque, and others, along with several rarely heard songs certain to be embraced by Brazilian music fans throughout the world.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
João Gilberto, guitar and vocals

PRODUCTION CREDITS
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