Elis & Tom

Elis & Tom

by Antonio Carlos Jobim

CD(Remastered / Digi-Pak)

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When Elis Regina and Antonio Carlos Jobim came together to record this album in 1974, she -- at 29 -- was already considered one of Brazil's greatest singers, and he was renowned as one of the country's most beloved songwriters. Yet the two luminaries hardly knew each other and reportedly were actually nervous about meeting. The chemistry once they sat down to record, though, is now legendary -- and palpable on this seminal recording. The record opens with Jobim's famous "Aguas De Março" (Waters of March). Though it wasn't the first recording of the song, the duo's laughing exchanges and Regina's easy yet precise mastery made this version definitive. Regina also puts her stamp on Jobim classics such as "Triste" and "Corcovado." Elsewhere the duo and their understated accompaniment alternate between laid-back syncopated swing and slower songs that showcase the emotional range of Regina's celebrated instrument. Rightfully considered a classic, this album represents two musical giants at the height of their powers. Regina -- who died of an overdose at 37 -- sings with power, delicacy, swing and emotion; while Jobim exudes an avuncular charm that is made up of equal parts elegance and good humor.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2008
Label: Verve
UPC: 0600753084465
catalogNumber: 001129602
Rank: 29601

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Antonio Carlos Jobim   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Elis Regina   Vocals,Track Performer
Chico Batera   Percussion
Paulinho Braga   Drums
Oscar Castro-Neves   Acoustic Guitar
Helio Delmiro   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Luizão Maia   Bass
César Camargo Mariano   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Piano
Bill Hitchcock   Conductor

Technical Credits

Elis Regina   Author
Aloysio de Oliveira   Producer
Humberto Gatica   Engineer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Arranger
Neil Tesser   Liner Notes
César Camargo Mariano   Arranger
Hollis King   Art Direction
Aloysio Oliveira   Producer

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Elis & Tom 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Please don't let the fact that this is in Portugese keep you from buying it. Just set back and listen to her voice as an instrucment and it will bring tears to your eyes. For fans of Jobim this is a double treat because it contains some of its best non-bossa nova compositions and shows the true breath and depth of his talents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago