On this day, Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim was born in 1927! “How Insensitive” is one of his more popular songs, having been covered by a large and diverse swath of people – from Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Krall to Liberace, The Monkees and William Shatner of Star Trek fame!
Jobim is also known perhaps for his most popular song (and one of the most recorded songs in the world )- The Girl from Ipanema.
Bosendorfer piano sound – For this recording I’m playing a Yamaha Clavinova – which has the same keyboard action as a traditional acoustic piano, but there are no strings. Pressing a key activates (in this case) a sound which was sampled from a Bösendorfer Imperial Concert Grand piano. Try listening to it with a good set of headphones! It sounds better than any piano I’ve ever owned!!
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