Antonio Carlos Jobim - Stone Flower - 1970 Brasil Jazz Bossa Samba LP

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Antonio Carlos Jobim - Stone Flower

Label: CTI Records ‎

CTI 6002
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
CTI oranges labels.

Glossy gatefold cover.
Released: 1970
Genre: Jazz, Latin
Style: Bossa Nova, Samba, Latin Jazz


A1 Tereza My Love
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
A2 Children's Games
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
A3 Choro
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
A4 Brazil
Written-By – Ary Barroso

B1 Stone Flower
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
B2 Amparo
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
B3 Andorinha
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
B4 God And The Devil In The Land Of The Sun
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
B5 Sabia
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chico Hollanda

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Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Manufactured By – Creed Taylor, Inc.
Bass – Ron Carter
Design [Album] – Tony Lane (
Drums – João Palma
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Flute [Solo] – Hubert Laws (tracks: B2)
Guitar, Arranged By, Conductor – Eumir Deodato
Percussion – Airto Moreira, Everaldo Ferreira
Photography By – Pete Turner
Piano, Electric Piano, Violin, Vocals, Guitar – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Producer – Creed Taylor
Saxophone [Soprano Solo] – Joe Farrell (tracks: B4)
Trombone [Solos] – Urbie Green
Violin [Solo] – Harry Lookofsky (tracks: B1)


This album, along with "Tide", are in my opinion, the best recordings Jobim ever made. This album is very similar to "Tide", which was recorded only a few months earlier. Again, Eumir Deodato proves he is an arranger of vast and rare talent, enhancing Jobim's always-beautiful compositions with instrumentation that is rich, dense, and always original. The whole album is excellent, with each successive track providing a slightly different musical journey and variations on instrumentation. A few of the pieces are rather dark, but really interesting.
The highlight of the album is Children's Games" provide lighter and really melodic lines..

Ary Barroso's "Brazil" (or "Aquarela do Brazil"). The steady, unrelenting beat of the percussion section is a listening delight in itself. Jobim's straight, no-frills playing and singing bring out the melodic simplicity and beauty of this Barroso classic

The lyrical and haunting "Amparo" showcases Jobim's gift for writing beautiful melodies. Reminiscent of a Schubert Impromptu, its delicate melody underlies a rather complicated left-hand part that gives the piece its mellifluous quality.
Also "Tereza, My Love"
The usual cast of top-notch jazz and session players are included, like Ron Carterm Hubert Laws, as well as Airto and a few more ace Brazilian and american instrumentalists. Overall a supremely substantial album full of fresh sounds and great compositions- all very well produced and well recorded

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Format LP
Label CTI