I always know how old Sinatra is on his birthday because my dad was born two days earlier in the same year, 107 years ago. This is my favorite album of Frank Sinatra’s many records and was recorded 55 years ago, in 1967. It doesn’t really have a title and is simply called Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim. Sinatra said of his singing that if he wanted to sing any softer he would have had to lay down. I mentioned the album before – link – and am playing it again right now.
Yesterday we spoke of Bittersweet and Jobim is a master of that feeling: saudade, sweet pain, longing…
What’s the use of the waves that will break
in the cool of the evening
what’s the evening without you
The brilliant arrangements by Claus Ogerman are sweet but I find that they are never saccharine. Such sweet blues. Read more about the album on Wikipedia. The album was recorded, in just two days, on 30. Jan and 1. Feb of 1967. Enjoy!