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Um Mundo Catita - Netflix

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The burlesque and nonsensical biography of a singer, bohemian and broke, who falls in love with his sexy dentist who is already the fiancée of a well-off executive. The adventures and misadventures of the singer in this wonderful new world are told with tongue-in-cheek and several adult situations.

Um Mundo Catita - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: Portuguese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2008-11-05

Um Mundo Catita - Getz/Gilberto - Netflix

Getz/Gilberto is an album by American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, featuring pianist and composer Antônio Carlos Jobim (Tom Jobim), who also composed many of the tracks. It was released in March 1964 on Verve Records. The album features the vocals of Astrud Gilberto on two tracks, “Garota de Ipanema” (“The Girl from Ipanema”) and “Corcovado”. The artwork was done by artist Olga Albizu. Getz/Gilberto is a jazz and bossa nova album, and includes tracks such as “Desafinado”, “Corcovado”, and “Garota de Ipanema”. The latter received a Grammy Award for Record of the Year, and launched Astrud Gilberto to international stardom. “Doralice” and “Para Machucar Meu Coração” strengthened Gilberto's and Jobim's respect for the tradition of pre-bossa nova samba. 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.

Um Mundo Catita - Background - Netflix

Bossa nova was introduced in 1958, with the song “Chega de Saudade” (“No More Blues”), sung by Elizeth Cardoso in her album Canção do Amor Demais. Arranged by Tom Jobim and João Gilberto, lyrics written by Vinícius de Moraes, the song received both praise and criticism for its rhythmic and harmonic elements unusual for samba. Gilberto also played acoustic guitar on another track, “Outra Vez”, composed by Jobim. A few months later, Gilberto recorded his first single, “Chega de Saudade”/“Bim-Bom”, the latter his own composition. The single defined the new aesthetic in música popular brasileira. This would lead to his debut album, Chega de Saudade (1959). Jazz, however, suffered a commercial and artistic crisis, due to the advent of other popular genres such as rock and roll, and desperately sought a renewal. In 1961, Tony Bennett made a trip to Brazil along with bassist Don Payne, and both became familiar with modern Brazilian popular music. Payne took numerous Brazilian records when he returned to United States; he then showed them to his friend and neighbor Stan Getz. Getz was excited about the sound of bossa nova, and released two records: Jazz Samba and Big Band Bossa Nova, both in 1962. Bossa nova became so popular that the title Big Band Bossa Nova was also used for three other 1962 albums: by Quincy Jones, Oscar Castro-Neves and Enoch Light. Jazz Samba, featuring Charlie Byrd, quickly sold a million copies and received positive reviews in United States. However, the record labels' rush to exploit the new Brazilian sound led to musicians introducing serious errors in melody and harmony in the music. For example, the sheet music of “Desafinado” as published in The New Real Book (1995)—a compilation of jazz and bossa nova songs—is the Charlie Byrd version from Jazz Samba, which contains many errors. There was a third Getz release, Jazz Samba Encore!, featuring Brazilian singer and guitarist Luiz Bonfá. The album sold well, but the “trilogy” did not satisfy the producers commercially to compete with Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Pat Boone, Henry Mancini and others. On November 21, 1962, the first North American concert of Bossa Nova – the New Brazilian Jazz – was presented at Carnegie Hall by João Gilberto, Tom Jobim, Bonfá, Roberto Menescal and Sérgio Mendes among others. According to critic Liliana Harb Bollos, the goal of this concert was to “spread música popular brasileira in the capital of jazz”. By this time bossa nova had declined in Brazil, but continued to enjoy popularity in other countries. After the Carnegie Hall concert record producer Creed Taylor wanted Jobim and Gilberto to meet Getz for an “historical documentation” of the genre's style. This happened in 1963 with Getz/Gilberto, released five years after the birth of bossa nova in Brazil.

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