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Celebrate Astrud Gilberto

Updated: Jan 11

Astrud Gilberto (born Astrud Evangelina Weinert (29 March 1940 – 5 June 2023) was a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer and songwriter, best known for her interpretation of the the immortal Antonio Carlos Jobim song "The Girl from Ipanema".

Her 1977 album "That Girl From Ipanema" has been part of my vinyl collection since its release and her 1964 collaboration with the great tenor saxophonist Stan Getz is timeless - his tone and her malencholy voice, so incredibly complementary. Her early solo albums are still mesmerising. Samba. Samba. Samba.

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