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".
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.