Antônio Carlos Jobim was a primary force behind the evolution of bossa nova and his 6th studio release Stone Flower is an absolute classic. The album is emblematic of 70’s bossa with it’s seductive samba beat fused with elements of modern jazz provided by a star-studded supporting cast of Ron Carter, Hubert Laws, Airto Moreira, and Joe Farrell. Stone Flower was recorded by Blue Note engineering virtuoso Rudy Van Gelder and arranged by fellow pianist and guitarist Eumir Deodato; the fidelity and musicality is so well cared for that it effortlessly carries listeners away. With countless classics under his belt including a few from this album like “Tereza my Love”, “Children’s Game”, and “Brazil”, it’s no wonder that for many the first name that comes to mind when thinking about bossa nova is Jobim.
– Tana Yonas
Recommended – A1 Tereza My Love, A2 Children’s Games, A4 Brazil
Tags: Bossa Nova / Samba