Wave (Antônio Carlos Jobim album)

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Studio album by Antônio Carlos Jobim
Released October 1967 (1967-10)
Recorded May 22–24 and June 15, 1967
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz, bossa nova
Length 31:38
Label A&M
Producer Creed Taylor
Antônio Carlos Jobim chronology
The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim
(1966)The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim1966
A Certain Mr. Jobim
(1967)A Certain Mr. Jobim1967
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]

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,[2] as well as number 5 on the Jazz Albums chart.[3]

Wave includes an ensemble of elite jazz musicians, including trombonists Urbie Green and Jimmy Cleveland, flautist Jerome Richardson, and bassist Ron Carter.


In a contemporary 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."[3] 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 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[2] 114
US Jazz Albums (Billboard)[3] 5


  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "Wave - Antônio Carlos Jobim". AllMusic. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Antonio Carlos Jobim - Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Wave - Antônio Carlos Jobim - Awards". AllMusic. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014. 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 (Jan 29, 1996). "Music Review: Antonio Carlos Jobim (aka Tom Jobim) - Wave". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2018-06-15. 
  6. ^ "Listas - Os 100 Maiores Discos da Música Brasileira - Wave - Tom Jobim (1967 A&M, Records) - Rolling Stone Brasil" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-06-13. 
  7. ^ GP Staff (April 11, 2007). "The 40 Greatest Guitar Albums Of 1967". GuitarPlayer.com. Retrieved 2018-06-13. 

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