CD Jobim Forever, by Debra Jan Bibel – Amazon

Performing some of the most beloved compositions by Antonio Carlos Jobim is fellow Brazilian pianist-composer Antonio Adolfo and his Rio de Janeiro studio band, with special guests drummer Paulo Braga and Zé Renato (who adds his brief vocals to A Felicidade). Another student of Nadia Boulanger, Adolfo is a jazz artist in style, and his warm arrangements and harmonies are found within his large discography of samba, choro, and bossa nova of popular Brazilian musicians as well as some of his own scores and some covers of American jazz classics. A previous release focused on Milton Nascimento, and this new album (49 minutes in duration) also provides a delightful survey. Notable solos are from trumpeter Jesse Sodoc and flutist/reedman Marcelo Martins, and trombonist Rafael Rocha. The piano of Adolfo is always present but is forefront in the introduction Por Toda a Minha Vida and Amparo. Relax then to a beautiful recording of familiar tunes and armchair travel to Rio and Ipanema.