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Albare Plays “A Tribute to Antônio Carlos Jobim”

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Albare plays Jobim’ is his 12th album and of his romantic exploration of Jobim’s enchanting melodies.

Guitarist and composer, Albare was born in Morocco and grew up in Israel and France. Although he joined at age 8 the Music Conservatory in his hometown in Israel for 2 years, his musical development was completely self-taught. These days, as Albare has lost his central vision faculties due to a genetic illness, his playing is completely by ear.

In 1972 Albare discovered the sound of Jobim while watching Marcel Camus’s cult film, Orpheus Negro. The haunting melodies and unique compositions left a profound impression on the young guitarist and inspired Albare to study and play the melodic style for which he is now known for. 1993 Albare launched his first album, Acid Love which was a smash hit #1 on the JJJ radio playlist.

Albare Plays Jobim is his 6th collaboration with Phil Turcio, 5th with Joe Chindamo. It is his second collaboration with Antonio Sanchez and first with Ricardo Rodriguez.

Albare says: “As Jobim was such an influence in my playing, I feel this album is overdue and I am now ready to express the intense beauty of these melodies to my own satisfaction.”

ON GUITARS, ALBARE 

PIANO, STRING ARRANGEMENT AND CONDUCTOR, JOE CHINDAMO 

DRUMS, ANTONIO  SANCHEZ  

BASS, RICARDO   “RICKY”  RODRIGUEZ 

PRODUCER, PHIL TURCIO

Track Listings

• One Note Samba 3:44
• Corcovado 4:59
• Chega De Saudade 3:28
• Orfeu Negro 4:52
• Desafinado 5:06
• Agua de Beber 4:54
• Double Rainbow 3:41
• Aguas de Margo 3:47
• Wave 5:19
• Brazil 3:56

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