João Gilberto, winner of two Grammy awards and nominee for six, one of the most important figures in Brazilian music who was known as the father of bossa nova, died at 88 on 6 July 2019.
His first and only approved live video was taped in 2006 at his age of 75 in Tokyo and edited over almost 12 years by his trusted Japanese crew. It’s Blu-ray Disc was released in Japan in May 2019, two months before his death.
A total of 21 songs include the famous “Garota de Ipanema (The Girl from Ipanema)” “Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)” “Desafinado (Slightly Out of Tune)” “Águas de Março (The Waters of March)” as well as valuable first-time-recorded numbers such as “Pica-pau (Woodpecker)” “Treze de Ouro (Thirteen Gold)” and more. You can watch the streams on Bartók Spring.
Total Length: 90 min.
Directed by: Yutaro Mimuro
Music Direction: Shigeki Miyata