Tom Jobim: Melody Master


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With New York's temperatures down in the 20s today with snow, what better way to warm up than with the late pianist, guitarist and singer-songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim. Millions of people can play his music, but only Jobim had the right time, the romantic heart and the distinct feel. Here are five video clips of the master himself:

Here's Jobim in 1964 with pianist João Donato...

Here's Jobim at the piano playing Wave...

Here's Jobim on an hour-long TV show from 1986 taped at the International Jazz Festival in Montreal...

Here's Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes (pronounced VIN-ee-see-us de MOR-ay-as), singing the song they co-wrote...

And here's Jobim with Gerry Mulligan in December 1962 on CBS (the 1960 date on the clip is incorrect)...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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