Wave (Antônio Carlos Jobim album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1967 (1967-10)
RecordedMay 22–24 and June 15, 1967
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
GenreJazz, bossa nova
ProducerCreed Taylor
Antônio Carlos Jobim chronology
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Wave is the fifth studio album by Brazilian jazz musician Antônio Carlos Jobim, released in 1967 on A&M Records. Recorded in the US with American musicians, it peaked at number 114 on the Billboard 200 chart,[1] as well as number 5 on the Jazz Albums chart.[2]

Wave includes an ensemble of elite jazz musicians, including trombonists Urbie Green and Jimmy Cleveland, flautist Jerome Richardson, and bassist Ron Carter. Prolific jazz album cover photographer Pete Turner created the psychedelic solarized cover picture of a giraffe.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars[3]

In a 2014 review, Richard S. Ginell of AllMusic praised the album for "Wave" and "Triste" (deeming them two "instant standards") and its "absolutely first-rate tunes... that escaped overexposure and thus sound fresh today." He concluded, "one only wishes that this album were longer; 31:45 is not enough."[2] Chris May, in a review on All About Jazz, said Claus Ogerman's simple string arrangements added to the "modern appeal" through "vivid evocation of a long-gone time and place." He added, "as jazz, Wave has no more authenticity than its cover shot suggesting an African giraffe traversing a Brazilian beach, but it remains an elegant and delightful album."[4] A review on Tiny Mix Tapes said, "with Wave....you'll find repeated listening will become a must."[5]

In 2007, Rolling Stone Brasil magazine ranked Wave number 92 in "Os 100 Maiores Discos da Música Brasileira" (The 100 greatest Brazilian music records).[6] Guitar Player magazine included it on their list of The 40 Greatest Guitar Albums Of 1967.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Antônio Carlos Jobim.

2."The Red Blouse"5:09
3."Look to the Sky"2:20
10."Captain Bacardi"4:29


Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Antônio Carlos Jobim – piano, guitar, harpsichord, vocals
  • Urbie Green – trombone
  • Jimmy Cleveland – trombone
  • Raymond Beckenstein – flute, piccolo
  • Romeo Penque – flute, piccolo
  • Jerome Richardson – flute, piccolo
  • Joseph Singer – French horn
  • Ron Carter – double bass
  • Dom Um Romão – drums
  • Bobby Rosengarden – drums
  • Claudio Slon – drums


  • Claus Ogerman – arranger, conductor
  • Bernard Eichen – violin
  • Lewis Eley – violin
  • Paul Gershman – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Louis Haber – violin
  • Julius Held – violin
  • Leo Kruczek – violin
  • Harry Lookofsky – violin
  • Joseph Malignaggi – violin
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Raoul Poliakin – violin
  • Irving Spice – violin
  • Louis Stone – violin
  • Abe Kessler – cello
  • Charles McCracken – cello
  • George Ricci – cello
  • Harvey Shapiro – cello


  • Sam Antupit – album design
  • Pete Turner – photography


Chart Peak
US Billboard 200[1] 114
US Jazz Albums (Billboard)[2] 5


  1. ^ a b "Antonio Carlos Jobim - Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Wave - Antônio Carlos Jobim - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  3. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "Wave - Antônio Carlos Jobim". AllMusic. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  4. ^ May, Chris (December 8, 2011). "Antonio Carlos Jobim: Antonio Carlos Jobim: Wave". All About Jazz. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Amneziak (January 29, 1996). "Music Review: Antonio Carlos Jobim (aka Tom Jobim) - Wave". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "Listas - Os 100 Maiores Discos da Música Brasileira - Wave - Tom Jobim (1967 A&M, Records) - Rolling Stone Brasil" (in Portuguese). Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  7. ^ GP Staff (April 11, 2007). "The 40 Greatest Guitar Albums Of 1967". GuitarPlayer.com. Retrieved June 13, 2018.

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