João Donato - Motema


Ithamara Koorax & Juarez Moreira, "Bim Bom - The Complete João Gilberto Songbook", Motema #MTM-30 (2009).[CD]

Produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro.

Release Date in the USA & Canada: October 11, 2009.

This album contains the following Donato/Gilberto composition:  "Minha Saudade".


1. Bim Bom (Music & Lyrics: João Gilberto)
2. Hô-ba-Lá-Lá (Music & Lyrics: João Gilberto)
3. Forgotten Places (Music: João Gilberto/João Donato - Portuguese Lyrics:
Lysias Enio)
4. Minha Saudade (Music: João Donato / Lyrics: João Gilberto)
5. Você Esteve Com Meu Bem? (Music & Lyrics: João Gilberto/A.C. Martins)
6. Valsa [Bebel] (Music: João Gilberto)
7. An Embrace To Bonfá (Music: João Gilberto)
8. Glass Beads (Music: João Gilberto/João Donato)
9. João Marcelo (Music: João Gilberto)
10. Undiu (Music & Lyrics: João Gilberto)
11. Acapulco (Music: João Gilberto)
Bonus Track:
12. Hô-ba-La-Lá [Alternate Take] (Music: João Gilberto - English Lyrics:
Aloysio de Oliveira)

Total Time: 41m22s

Album credits:

Arranged by Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Juarez Moreira & Ithamara Koorax
Musical Producer: Arnaldo DeSouteiro
Executive Producer: Helena Santiago

Associate Producer: Mitsuru N. Nakatsuka

Liner Notes by Ira Gitler, Alex Henderson, Arnaldo DeSouteiro & Jana Herzen

Engineered by Geraldo Brandão

Recorded (March 18 & 19, 2008) & Mixed at EG Studios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mastered (May 8, 2009) at AudioLume Studios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cover Art: Gê Alves Pinto & Patricia Azevedo

Photos: Arnaldo DeSouteiro & Aline Dantas

Special Thanks: Helena Santiago, Peter Schärli, Gino Ferlin, Peewee Windmüller, Claus Ogerman, Yousuke Kawabe, Remo & Cristina Halter Casagrande

Text Box (back cover):

For the very first time, all the songs composed by Joao Gilberto, the genius who created the Bossa Nova, are included in the same album.

And it's the first "João Gilberto Songbook" ever released by any artist in the world!

A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the release of João Gilberto’s debut album, “Chega de Saudade” (1959), which included the original recordings of “Bim Bom” and “Ho-ba-La-La”.

Ithamara Koorax, acclaimed as one of the world’s top jazz singers, has recorded with such giants as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfá, Ron Carter, Larry Coryell, John McLaughlin, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and now she teams up with legendary guitarist Juarez Moreira, one of Brazil’s best musicians ever, for this historic project.

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