Jo: In Tokyo (2004)
Accompanying himself on guitar, Gilberto is a quintessential one-man show that needs no assistance to make the music come alive. The fifteen-track disc features many classics by some of his favorite Brazilian composers, including Jobim's "Corcovado," "Wave," "Meditacao" and "Este Seu Olhar," Dori Caymmi's "Acontece Que Eu Sou Baiano," "Doralice" and "Rosa Morena" and Ary Barroso's "Isto Aqui o Que E?". The program achieves an easy balance, moving back and forth between bossa novas and sambas with each song delivered with unshakeable conviction.
At a sold out JVC Jazz Festival Carnegie Hall concert in June, the legendary vocalist sat alone on the consecrated stage, guitar in hand, and mesmerized his adoring audience with more than two hours of some of the purest music ever heard in that hallowed hall. Many of the same songs can be heard on this disc, which delivers a bit of the pleasure one can only receive when in the presence of a true master.
Track Listing: 1 Acontece Que Eu Sou Baiano 2:56 2 Medita
Record Label: Verve Music Group