João Gilberto, Father of Bossa Nova, Dies at 88

Brazilian bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto dead at 88

Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian musician who pioneered the lilting, melodious music known as bossa nova, has died at 88.

As recently as a year ago, Gilberto was living alone in housing said to have been loaned by Paula Lavigne, wife of another Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso. Gilberto's bossa nova was subtle and intimate and quickly became a symbol of a new urban and sophisticated Brazil.

Although not a founder of bossa nova - a fusion of jazz and samba - it was not until Gilberto arrived on the scene in 1958 that the form took off.

In the mid-1950s, Brazil was in the midst of a post-WWII modernization inspired by a new president who wished to move the country out of third world economic status.

The journalist and bossa nova scholar Ruy Castro called the death of Gilberto a monumental loss.

Gilberto's model - mixing old and in model musical influences - impressed bossa nova, or unique pattern, tune and plenty other artists after him.

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Studies relate Gilberto died at home in Rio de Janeiro after a length of illness.

Born in the north-east state of Bahia in 1931, Gilberto began singing aged 18. Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) had music by Antonio Carlos Jobim and lyrics by Vinícius de Moraes.

The album's global success would bring Gilberto to the U.S. and Mexico, where he lived throughout the 1960s and '70s.

According to press reports, Gilberto and Miucha had remained close over the years. The resulting album, Getz/Gilberto, featured compositions by the Jobim/de Moraes writing team, many of which became jazz standards over the decades, including "Corcovado", "Desafinado" and "Doralice". João sang the lyrics in Portuguese, Astrud repeated them in English and Getz added an now-iconic tenor sax solo. Their album sold millions of copies and won global praise, including a US Grammy for Album of the year.

The influential musician had no longer been considered in public for a entire lot of years.

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