How Insensitive

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Song by Antônio Carlos Jobim
from the album The Composer of Desafinado, Plays
English title"How Insensitive"
Released1963 (1963)
GenreBossa nova
Composer(s)Antônio Carlos Jobim
Producer(s)Creed Taylor
The Composer of Desafinado, Plays track listing
12 tracks
  1. "The Girl from Ipanema"
  2. "O Amor em Paz"
  3. "Agua de Beber"
  4. "Vivo Sonhando"
  5. "O Morro Não Tem Vez"
  6. "Insensatez"
  7. "Corcovado"
  8. "One Note Samba"
  9. "Meditação"
  10. "Só Danço Samba"
  11. "Chega de Saudade"
  12. "Desafinado"

"How Insensitive" is a bossa nova and jazz standard song composed by Brazilian musician Antônio Carlos Jobim. The lyrics were written in Portuguese by Vinícius de Moraes and in English by Norman Gimbel.[1]


In Brazil the song goes by the title "Insensatez", though it translates more accurately to "How Foolish". The song resembles Chopin's prelude in E minor.[2]

Recorded versions[edit]

The song has been performed and recorded often by a diverse group of singers, such as: Frank Sinatra

Musicians who covered the composition in the jazz genre:

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 153. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
  3. ^