Adam Neely's remarkable analysis of one of the world's most-recognizable and most-recorded songs of all time outlines the confluence of events that led to its creation. He also explains why its strange music structure has become the stuff of legend. Strap in for 30 minutes on "The Girl From Ipanema."
Here's a nice 1964 performance with legends Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz, and Gary Burton (?) deomnstating some impressive vibraphone skills!
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