Astrud Gilberto voice has romantic, lilting quality that is very unique; Romantic, jazzy, relaxing…
The rendition of Antonio Carlos (Tom) Jobim’s The Girl From Ipanema by João Gilberto, his then wife Astrud Gilberto and US saxophonist Stan Getz is one of the coolest recordings ever made, and an enduring example of “less is more”
“I still believe that the simplest thing to do is what pleases you. I sing what I like, whether the song is American, French or something else. I feel a song should give you pleasure, whether or not you’re dancing and even if you’ve heard it many times before.” ~ Astrud Gilberto .
Astrud Gilberto was born Astrud Weinert, the daughter of a Brazilian mother and a German father, in the state of Bahia, Brazil. She was raised in Rio de Janeiro. She married João Gilberto in 1959 and emigrated to the United States in 1963, continuing to reside in the US from that time. Astrud and João divorced in the mid-1960s and she began a relationship with her musical partner, American jazz saxophone player Stan Getz.
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