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 Posted:   Dec 2, 2023 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

1) A rare film score from the great Antonio Carlos Jobim--and a good one, too, judging from the brief soundtrack album released in 1970 on Paramount Records. Some good suspense, mood, and action cues orchestrated and arranged by Eumir Deodato. What a shame that Jobim's most high-profile film score was for such a reportedly bad film. Never released on CD. (Jobim, along with Luis Bonfa) scored Black Orpheus, and much later on Jobim scored Gabriella with Sonia Braga.

2) That same year a Music from The Adventurers was released by the Ray Brown Orchestra/arranged by Quincy Jones. Actually, the album featured arrangements by Q, J.J. Johnson, Tom Scott, and Jimmy Jones. Nice funk/jazz/pop slice from the same era as Quincy's Walking in Space and Gula Matari albums. Varese quietly released this on CD.

3) Jobim, recording for CTI, released a jazz album called Stoneflower, which included excellent arrangements (Deodato) from three tunes from The Adventureres. On CD! "Childrens Games" is exquisite.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2023 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   lacoq   (Member)

Would be real nice to get the original soundtrack remastered and reissued…….it's been much too long. His great music deserves it!

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2023 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

Stoneflower is excellent.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2023 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

One of The Adventurers pieces turns up on Stone Flower as "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun." On the soundtrack album it is listed under a different title and as an action motif. Very catchy. Just love Jobim.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2023 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   FabioS   (Member)

The great Antonio Carlos Jobim, or Tom Jobim, as we call him here in Brazil, turned two themes from The Adventurers into songs: “Olha, Maria” (based on Amparo) and “Chovendo na Roseira” (based on Children’s Games). The latter have an English version called Double Rainbow, recorded by Sarah Vaughan among others.

Jobim also scored the Brazilian films Porto das Caixas (1962) and A Casa Assassinada (1971). The music for both can be heard on YouTube.

According to some Brazilian sources, he declined the opportunity to score The Pink Panther and Two for the Road, two of Henry Mancini’s now-classics of course.

 
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