July 1, 2010
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Tom Jobim's melodically (and harmonically) rich, emotional, complex songs were a natural fit for Frank Sinatra, who mines new insights from brilliant compositions like "How Insensitive," "Corcovado" and "Wave" (normally self-deprecating, Frank loved the low notes he hit in this one). Their first album (tracks 1 to 10) is essential; Jobim was so overjoyed at the results that he gave the solitary Sinatra a big hug. Their second meeting was more problematic but still offers many riches, including a luxurious "Bonita." A career highlight for both artists.