Music According to Tom Jobim

Film - Documentary | March 22 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of Brazil’s most popular and respected musicians and composers, Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim found himself the face (or at least the sound) of a new Brazil when his songs such as “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Desafinado” seduced the world with their clear, cool, sensual style. (“I haven’t sung this quietly since I had laryngitis,” quipped Frank Sinatra after trying out the songbook.) Dos Santos and codirector Dora Jobim (Tom’s daughter) offer a catchy musical memorial to the master of bossa nova with this seamless blend of older archival performances (featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Sinatra, et al.) and more contemporary interpretations.

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