There’s nothing I like more than a gentle wind blowing through my wig as I sway to a fabulous bossa nova. On October 28 I’ll don my best headpiece, put new batteries in my portable fan and head up to Carnegie Hall for a tribute concert to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Stan Getz. Presented by the Fujitsu Concord Jazz Festival and produced by Pat Philips and Ettore Stratta, the concert will pay tribute to such timeless tunes as “The Girl From Ipanema” “Corcovado” and “Desafinado.”
Originally scheduled for June 14, but postponed due to legendary Brazilian vocalist Gal Costa falling ill, the star-studded tribute in now a go-go. Joining the fully recovered Costa (pictured) on the bill are Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto, Tom Scott, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Romero Lubambo and more.
Costa was Jobim’s “favorite singer,” and she’ll dig into the composer’s oeuvre with musical director and pianist Cesar Camargo Mariano. Guitarist Romero Lubambo will also team up with Mariano for some duets. American tenor saxophonist Tom Scott will take on the Getz role, but perhaps the most intriguing performance is that of Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto. This band features Brazilian cellist Jacques Morelenbaum, vocalist Paula Morelenbaum and Japanese pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto; they are joined by a guitarist and drummer. Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto’s second album for Sony Classical, A Day in New York, features a bunch of Jobim numbers done in their unique chamber-samba style.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $66, $56, $50, $30, $18, and they are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office or via Carnegie Charge (212)-247-7800.
Some sites of interest:
Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto: www.adayinnyc.com and www.casamusic.com
Ryuichi Sakamoto: www.sitesakamoto.com
Gal Costa: www.galcosta.com.br (though it’s in Portuguese)
Carnegie Hall: www.carnegiehall.org