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Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter Joao Gilberto, who is considered one of the fathers of the Bossa Nova genre, has died at 88 in Rio de Janeiro

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Getz/Gilberto is considered the record that popularized bossa nova worldwide, and was one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time. The album was also a commercial success, selling more than 2 million copies in 1964. It was later featured in Rolling Stone's and Vibe's lists of best albums of all time. Getz/Gilberto was widely acclaimed by music critics, who praised Gilberto's vocals and the album's bossa nova groove and minimalism. Getz/Gilberto received Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group and Best Engineered Recording - Non-Classical; it also became the first non-American album to win one for Album of the Year, in 1965.

 

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Without Bossa Nova we wouldn't have The Door's Break on Through to the Other Side, one of the earliest hard rock songs.

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I can't pretend I dig the guy's stuff. To be honest, it bores me to death. But yeah, he was a talented Brazilian musician and such things is becoming more and more rare. RIP Gilberto Gil.

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1 hour ago, maynard said:

I can't pretend I dig the guy's stuff. To be honest, it bores me to death. But yeah, he was a talented Brazilian musician and such things is becoming more and more rare. RIP Gilberto Gil.

Obviously I'd never listened to it before this thread but that Gilberto/Getz album I posted is pretty good background music and only ~half an hour long. I recommend giving it a listen to preserve real Brazilian music against the rise of the shitrock commies e olhe lá

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