Frank Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim – Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim (1967)
What to call Francis Albert Sinatra.
Ol’ Blue Eyes.
The Sultan of Swoon.
Chairman of the Board.
Obviously I’ll choose the last one, what a spectacular nickname!
This is the Chairman’s third of a trio of albums on the 1001 list.
He had the book’s first album and my sixth review, In the Wee Small Hours.
226 posts later, I looked at his irresistible follow-up, Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!
In terms of emotions, energy, and my personal enjoyment, this record slides (or rather, bossa novas) between the lonely former and jubilant latter.
Sinatra & Jobim pair nicely; the arrangements are suitable, if not sensational.
Efficiently recorded, it’s short & sweet, 28 minutes and 5 seconds well spent.
Nice to see Sinatra’s range too as these 3 records could hardly be considered the sound of an artist treading water.
Considering the mood swings found among these albums, the question is, which of these Sinatra albums are you currently in the mood for?
Or are you happy to let Frankie do it his way and listen to something else from the 1001 list?
To assist you with such a pivotal decision, I’ve prepared a decision tree.
Hope it helps!