Jon Hendricks - Salud Joao Gilberto! (Remastered) (1963; 2019)
Bossa Nova, Soul-Jazz, Latin Jazz | 00:29:47 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 172 MB
Jon Hendricks idolizes João Gilberto – he has spoken fondly of their first meeting where they scatted to each other before ever speaking a word – and he wasted little time putting together a tribute album at the height of the first bossa nova wave. It ought to come as no surprise that he would display total sympathy with the bossa nova manner here, singing softly and smoothly – and Hendricks' English wordplay is quite faithful to the original tunes and meanings of the Portuguese lyrics, in contrast to his usual whimsical work with jazz improvisations.