Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim

Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim is a 1967 album by Frank Sinatra and Antônio Carlos Jobim. The tracks were arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman, accompanied by a studio orchestra. Along with Jobim's original compositions, the album features three standards from the Great American Songbook, ("Change Partners", "I Concentrate on You", and "Baubles, Bangles and Beads") arranged in the bossa nova style.

Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim
Studio album by
ReleasedLate March 1967[1]
RecordedJanuary 30 and February 1, 1967, at United Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles
GenreBossa nova
LanguageEnglish and Portuguese
FS 1021
ProducerSonny Burke
Frank Sinatra chronology
That's Life
Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim
The World We Knew
Antônio Carlos Jobim chronology
Love, Strings and Jobim
Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim
A Certain Mr. Jobim
Professional ratings
Review scores
Billboard"Spotlight" pick[3]

Sinatra and Jobim followed up this album with sessions for a second collaboration, titled Sinatra-Jobim. That album was briefly released on 8-track tape (Reprise 8FH 1028) in 1969 before being taken out of print at Sinatra's behest, due to concerns over its sales potential. Several of the Sinatra-Jobim tracks were subsequently incorporated in the Sinatra & Company album (1971) and the Sinatra–Jobim Sessions compilation (1979). In 2010 the Concord Records label issued a new, comprehensive compilation titled Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings.

At the 10th Annual Grammy Awards in 1968, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, but lost to the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Sinatra had won the previous two Grammy awards for album of the year, in 1967 and 1966.

Jobim had to wait for Sinatra to return from a holiday in Barbados where he was taking a mutually agreed 'break' from his marriage to Mia Farrow.[4]

Guitarist Al Viola played on "Change Partners" due to Jobim's difficulty with the track, but is not credited on the album.[5] Lyricists Aloysio de Oliveria and Ray Gilbert were also present at the sessions.[4]

The album was recorded on January 30 and February 1, 1967, at United Western Recorders in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Later in the evening of February 1, Sinatra and his daughter, Nancy, recorded their single "Somethin' Stupid".[6]

Track listing edit

1."The Girl from Ipanema"Antônio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel, Vinícius de Moraes3:00
2."Dindi"Ray Gilbert, Jobim, Aloísio de Oliveira3:25
3."Change Partners"Irving Berlin2:40
4."Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)"Jobim, Gene Lees2:45
5."Meditation (Meditação)"Jobim, Gimbel, Newton Mendonça2:51
6."If You Never Come to Me (Inútil Paisagem)"Jobim, Gilbert, de Oliveira2:10
7."How Insensitive (Insensatez)"Jobim, Gimbel, de Moraes3:15
8."I Concentrate on You"Cole Porter2:32
9."Baubles, Bangles and Beads"Robert C. Wright, George Forrest2:32
10."Once I Loved (O Amor em Paz)"Jobim, Gilbert, de Moraes2:37

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Charts edit

Chart (1967) Peak
US Billboard 200[7] 19
US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)[8] 4

References edit

  1. ^ Billboard Apr 8, 1967
  2. ^ Frank Sinatra, Antônio Carlos Jobim - Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim. AllMusicr. Retrieved 2023-02-08.
  3. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 8 April 1967. pp. 38–.
  4. ^ a b Ruy Castro (1 April 2012). Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World. Chicago Review Press. pp. 329–. ISBN 978-1-61374-574-8.
  5. ^ Charles L. Granata (1 October 2003). Sessions with Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording. Chicago Review Press. pp. 183–. ISBN 978-1-61374-281-5.
  6. ^ Luiz Carlos do Nascimento Silva (1 January 2000). Put Your Dreams Away: A Frank Sinatra Discography. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-31055-3.
  7. ^ "Frank Sinatra Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Sergio Mendes Chart History (Top Jazz Albums)". Billboard.