Astrud Gilberto 1940-2023
and the musical culture of my youth*
* Before it was spoiled by pop music being sold to teenagers, rather than adults (see: Beatles)
Modern popular music is an insult to music
• The Girl from Ipanima, its fascinating background (don’t ask me about music theory, I was a drummer).
I have two of the albums shown on vinyl (now where did I stow that turntable?).
Long live bossa nova, blues, and cool jazz