Jobim And Regina: The Waters Of March

Jobim & Regina

Rifftides reader Larry Peterson suggested that while two days of March remain, it would be a good idea to revisit an Antonio Carlos Jobim classic. It is, of course, “Águas de Marco.” March is the rainiest time of year in Rio de Janeiro. Jobim fashioned the progress of the music and the Portuguese lyric to suggest the storm waters’ relentless flow toward the sea. The words, in Portuguese and in his English version, constitute a paen to “the promise of life.” A 2001 poll of Brazilian musicians and … [Read more...]

Service For Bob Brookmeyer

Brookmeyer

We still get questions about whether there will be a service in memory of Bob Brookmayer, who died in December. The answer is yes. This is the updated information from Bob’s friend and colleague Bill Kirchner: Here's a reminder about the memorial for valve trombonist/composer/arranger Bob Brookmeyer (December 19,1929-December 15, 2011). It will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church (E. 54th St. between 3rd and Lexington Avenues) in New York City on Wednesday, April 11, from 6:30 to … [Read more...]