In one of the classiest acts in musical history, Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim came together to record the 1967 album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim. Fifty years later, John Pizzarelli is celebrating that summit of romance and swing with his upcoming album, Sinatra & Jobim @ 50.
Daniel Jobim, the grandson of the great Brazilian bossa nova composer, joins Pizzarelli in duet on this summer night’s dream of an album.
Sinatra & Jobim @ 50 is due July 28 on Concord Jazz. Pizzarelli and his band have already started a summer tour. The prolific guitarist and singer, who has toasted both Sinatra and Jobim on previous albums, is already on a North American tour that will have the band playing on starry nights through September, with Jobim, Brazilian drummer Duduka Fonseca and pianist Helio Alves as featured guests.
Today, exclusively on Billboard, watch Pizzarelli and his line-up of black-tie musicians perform the bossa version of “Baubles, Bangles and Beads.”