Antônio Carlos Jobim: Insensatez

MONDAY: Music Monday!

One of the most beautiful songs ever written:

The amazing Brazilian, 1927 born, Antônio Carlos Jobim: the primary force behind the creation of the bossa nova style. He is most known as the composer of “The Girl from Ipanema” (Garota de Ipanema), one of the most recorded songs of all time. He has left a large number of songs surrounding us most times of our life.

“Insensatez” (usually translated to “How Insensitive” in English, although the Portuguese word really means ‘absurdity’ or ‘folly’) is a 1963 bossa nova jazz standard composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim. What is incredible is that Insensatez is loosely based on Frédéric Chopin’s Prelude No.4 and by listening to this classic masterpiece, you can actually hear those notes which Antônio Carlos Jobim repeated in his bossa nova creation.

A famous remix is from the Buddha Bar II (2000) CD 2 – Buddha’s Party by Claude Challe. A great remix which makes honor to the great and always best Antônio Carlos Jobim.


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