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Astrud Gilberto

Born: March 30, 1940    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Astrud Gilberto

Astrud Gilberto - vocalist, recording artist, composer

Astrud Gilberto, known as “The Girl from Ipanema” and often referred to as “The Queen of Bossa-Nova,” is an artist with roots firmly planted in Brazilian music. Her music has become an interesting combination of the sensual rhythms of Brazil and American Pop and Jazz.

Born in the Northeast of Brazil, in the state of Bahia, one of three sisters of a German father and a Brazilian mother, Astrud grew up in Rio de Janeiro. She immigrated to the United States in the early 1960s, where she resides since then.

Astrud was first introduced to the World at large in 1964 through “The Girl From Ipanema,” the Grammy-winning recording with Stan Getz and her then-husband João Gilberto (the father of Bossa Nova). The fact that Astrud seldom grants interviews made it possible for many untruthful versions on how her guest appearance in the Getz & Gilberto album came about to be printed here and there, such as that she was “discovered” by Creed Taylor, or by Stan Getz, or yet, by Jobim, when the only truth is that she was invited to participate in the album by João Gilberto, who has great admiration for her singing talents....
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Stan Getz/Astrud Gilberto - "Getz Au-Go-Go" (Verve, 1964)

"The Astrud Gilberto Album" (Verve, 1964)

"The Shadow Of Your Smile" (Verve, 1965)

"Look To The Rainbow" (Verve, 1965)

"Beach Samba" (Verve, 1966)

"A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness" w. Walter Wanderley (Verve, 1967)

"Windy" (Verve, 1968)

"September 17, 1969" (Verve, 1969)

"Gilberto Golden Japanese Album" (Verve, 1969)

"I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do" (Verve, 1970)

"Astrud Gilberto With Stanley Turrentine" (CTI, 1971)

"Astrud Gilberto Now" (Perception, 1972)

"That Girl From Ipanema" (Audio Fidelity, 1977)

"Astrud Gilberto Plus James Last Orchestra" (Polygram, 1987)

"Live In New York" (Pony Canyon, 1996)

"Temperance" (Pony Canyon, 1997)

"Jungle" (Magya, 2002)

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