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‘He made sure that she got nothing’: The sad story of Astrud Gilberto, the face of bossa nova

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The clay feet of many jazz (and other)  legendary musicians is all too common.

I recall the story about when Philly Joe Jones took a band to Japan. He did not pay them, flew back to the USA and left the members of his group stranded there in Japan.

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Not a very good singer, in my opinion. Just happened to be in the right place, as fate would have it. 

Also not sure I see her being 'the face of bossa nova"....maybe in America in 1964 she was.

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17 minutes ago, Dmitry said:

Also not sure I see her being 'the face of bossa nova"....maybe in America in 1964 she was.

She certainly was in the US in 1964.

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from what I know I've always thought Getz was a sociopath. And among other things, Bill Evans' wife said that on tours Getz would hit on the wives of the other musicians. Truthfully, as many of you know, I've never liked his playing, without even knowing about his personality. To me tonally he sounds narcissistic, as though when he is playing he is gazing at himself in the mirror.

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