The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim

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The Wonderful World of Antônio Carlos Jobim
Studio album by Antônio Carlos Jobim
Released 1965
Recorded 1965
Genre Latin Jazz, Bossa nova
Length 35:10
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Jimmy Hillard
Antônio Carlos Jobim chronology
The Composer of Desafinado, Plays
(1963)The Composer of Desafinado, Plays1963
The Wonderful World of Antônio Carlos Jobim

The Wonderful World of Antônio Carlos Jobim (#57 US albums 1965) is the second album by Antônio Carlos Jobim, arranged by Nelson Riddle. It was released in 1965.

Riddle’s biographer, Peter J. Levinson, said, "[T]he most beautiful album that Nelson ever arranged in his entire career was The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim, recorded in 1965. It is really the inner workings of the Jobim/Riddle combination—the tenderness and sensuality that predominated throughout this recording—that revealed how much Nelson and 'Tom' Jobim were soulmates.... Nelson used a mixture of flutes, trombones, and strings to perfectly convey the romanticism of the samba. Jobim's Portuguese and heavily accented English vocals and guitar blended seamlessly with Nelson's arrangements."[1]

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "She's a Carioca" (Vinicius de Moraes, Ray Gilbert) –2:38
  2. "Agua de Beber" (de Moraes, Gimbel) –2:29
  3. "Surfboard" –2:24
  4. "Useless Landscape" (Gilbert, Aloísio de Oliveira) –2:18
  5. "Só Tinha de Ser Com Você" (Oliveira) –2:29
  6. "A Felicidade" (de Moraes) –2:07
  7. "Bonita" (Gene Lees) –2:09
  8. "Favela" (de Moraes) –2:37
  9. "Valsa de Pôrto das Caixas" –3:22
  10. "Samba do Avião" –2:13
  11. "Por Toda a Minha Vida" (de Moraes) –1:51
  12. "Dindi" (Gilbert, Oliveira) –2:35

All songs composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, lyricists indicated.



  1. ^ Levinson, Peter J., September in the Rain: The Life of Nelson Riddle, Billboard Books, New York, 2001. ISBN 9780823076727>