Wave is the third album by Antonio Carlos Jobim, released in 1967 on A&M Records. It is known as Jobim's most successful album to date (# 5 US JAZZ ALBUMS 1967,# 114 US ALBUMS 1968), and it was listed by Rolling Stone Brazil as one of the 100 best Brazilian albums in history.
All songs composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
"Wave" – 2:56
"The Red Blouse" – 5:09
"Look to the Sky" – 2:20
"Batidinha" – 3:17
"Triste" – 2:09
"Mojave" – 2:27
"Diálogo" – 2:55
"Lamento" (lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes) – 2:46
"Antigua" – 3:10
"Captain Bacardi" – 4:29
Antonio Carlos Jobim – piano, guitar, celeste, harpsichord
Urbie Green, Jimmy Cleveland – trombone
Raymond Beckenstein, Romeo Penque, Jerome Richardson – flute, piccolo
Joseph Singer – French horn
Ron Carter – double bass
Claudio Slon – drums
Bobby Rosengarden, Dom Um Romão – percussion
Pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim's subtle lyricism helped spark a worldwide craze for the music of Brazil, and his compositions, which combine classical impressionism with advanced jazz harmonies and Brazilian rhythms, have become much-loved standards of the jazz repertoire.
Jobim was born on January 25th, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Jorge de Oliveira Jobim and Nilza Brasileiro de Almeida. Antonio's father died when he was very young, and his mother remarried Celso Person, who encouraged the young boy to take up music.
Jobim's mother started him out on classical piano lessons around the age of thirteen. This occurred during the same time she founded the College of Almeida, a private school. Jobim started off playing classical music on the piano with Hans Koellreuter, and continued his classical studies with Lucia White and Alceu Bocchino.
In 1949, he married his Thereza Hermanny, and their first son Paulo Jobim was born in 1950. In 1957, Jobim and his wife Thereza had a daughter named Elizabeth, who later became a visual artist and sang with her father towards the latter part of his career.