Song No. 17 — O Amor em Paz | Antônio Carlos Jobim & Vinícius de Moraes (1960)

Agostinho dos Santos - Agostinho, Sempre Agostinho (1960) a

Amor em Paz was introduced by Agostinho dos Santos in 1960 on his album Agostinho, Sempre Agostinho, arranged and conducted by Waldemiro Lemke. Allegedly composed on a train ride from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo, O Amor em Paz, was designated for a television show by Agostinho dos Santos. However, the public did not pay attention until a year later when Marisa Gata Mansa and João Gilberto picked up the song from which Gilberto’s version, issued on his self-titled third album, drawed greater attention to the song. In the course of this, Agostinho dos Santos’ original became the most sucessful version, ranking as number 44 on the year-end charts of 1961, closely followed by João Gilberto’s version at number 47. From then on, the song enjoyed increasing popularity as one of the greatest efforts of Jobim and de Moraes. O Amor em Paz was recorded more than one hundred times, moreover, it also became one of the most popular sambas outside Brazil with jazz and pop recordings worldwide.

Among the first vocal performances, the ones by Elza Laranjeira, arranged by Ruben Perez ‘Pocho’, and by Myrzo Barroso, arranged by Cipó, are particularly notable. Sylvia Telles recorded O Amor em Paz twice, first in 1963 on Bossa, Balanço, Balada. Moacir Santos’ stirring arrangement (including an alto saxophone solo by himself) for her affecting performance was enhanced even more dramatically two years later by Lindolpho Gaya for Telles’ English version on The Music of Mr. Jobim by Sylvia Telles aka Sylvia Telles Sings the Wonderful Songs of Antônio Carlos Jobim.

de Moraes, Jobim, Gilberto & Os Cariocas at Bon Gourmet (1962)In 1962, João Gilberto performed the song in the concert series that was later to be bootlegged as O Encontro au ‘Bon Gourmet’ along with Os Cariocas who recorded an a capella version of their own in 1963. More frequently, O Amor em Paz was recorded as an instrumental piece, most notably by Breno Sauer Quarteto, Zimbo Trio, Sérgio Mendes and Tamba Trio.

Titled Once I Loved, the song was first recorded outside Brazil as an instrumental by flutist Herbie Mann and alto saxophonist Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley, both in late 1962. While Mann was accompanied by the trio of by Antônio Carlos Jobim on piano, Baden Powell on guitar and Dom Um Romão on drums, complemented by some strings, Adderley teamed up with Sérgio Mendes and his Bossa Rio Sextet consisting of Paulo Moura on alto saxophone, Pedro Paulo on trumpet, Durval Ferriera on guitar, Octavio Bailly on bass and Dom Um Romão on drums. Among the various jazz versions of O Amor em Paz, the ones by guitarist Pat Martino, tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson and vibraphonist Milt Jackson with The Monty Alexander Trio are especially notable, not to forget the post-bop treatment by pianist McCoy Tyner. Among the vocal performances, the renditions by Frank Sinatra and Perry Como clearly stand out.

The English lyrics were written by Ray Gilbert, who provided lyrics for  several of Jobim’s songs such as Dindi, Por Causa de Você and Inútil Paisagem. Arranged and conducted by Marty Paich, Astrud Gilberto was the first to sing the English lyrics on her debut album in 1965.

Selected recordings of O Amor em Paz:

1. Agostinho dos Santos from the album Agostinho, Sempre Agostinho (1960, RGE XRLP 5081)

Agostinho dos Santos - Agostinho, Sempre Agostinho (1960) a    Agostinho dos Santos - Agostinho, Sempre Agostinho (1960) b

2. Marisa Gata Mansa from the album Marisa Simplesmente (1961, Copacabana CLP 11194)

Marisa Gata Mansa - Marisa Simplesmente (1961)

3. João Gilberto from the album João Gilberto (1961, Odeon MOFB 3202)

João Gilberto - João Gilberto (1961) a    João Gilberto - João Gilberto (1961) b
Photograh by Francisco Pereira

4. João Gilberto & Os Cariocas at Bon Gourmet (1962)

5. Antônio Carlos Jobim from the album The Composer of Desafinado Plays aka Antônio Carlos Jobim (1963, Verve Records [USA] V6-8547 + 1964, Elenco ME-9)

Antonio Carlos Jobim - The Composer of Desafinado Plays (1963)    Antônio Carlos Jobim — Antônio Carlos Jobim

6. Elza Laranjeira from the album A Música de Jobim e Vinícius (1962, RGE XRLP 5188)

Elza Laranjeira — A Música de Jobim e Vinícius (1) a    Elza Laranjeira — A Música de Jobim e Vinícius (1) b

7. Biriba Boys from the album Garota de Ipanema (1963, Chantecler CMG 2248)

Biriba Boys - Garota de Ipanema (1963) a    Biriba Boys - Garota de Ipanema (1963) b

8. Sérgio Mendes & Bossa Rio from the album Você Ainda Não Ouviu Nada (1963, Philips P 632.701 L)

Sérgio Mendes, Bossa Rio — Você Ainda Não Ouviu Nada (1)

9. Os Cariocas from the album A Bossa dos Cariocas (1963, Philips P 632.152 L)

Os Cariocas - A Bossa dos Cariocas (1963)

10. Sylvia Telles from the album Bossa, Balanço, Balada (1963, Elenco ME-5)

Sylvia Telles - Bossa, Balanço, Balada (1963) a    Sylvia Telles - Bossa, Balanço, Balada (1963) b
Art work for Bossa, Balanço, Balada by César G. Villela with photograph by Francisco Pereira

11. Trio Surdina from the album Trio Surdina em Bossa Nova (1963, Musidisc XPL-32)

Trio Surdina - Trio Surdina em Bossa Nova (1963)

12. Tamba Trio from the album Tempo (1964, Philips P 632.716 L)

Tamba Trio — Tempo (a)    Tamba Trio — Tempo (b)
Art work for Tempo by Lincoln & Aldo Luiz with photograph by Francisco Pereira

13. Herbie Mann from the album Do the Bossa Nova with Herbie Mann aka Bossa Nova com Herbie Mann (1963, Atlantic [USA] 1397 + 1963, Atlantic/Fermata LPAT 5025)

Herbie Mann - Bossa Nova com Herbie Mann (1963) a    Herbie Mann - Bossa Nova com Herbie Mann (1963) b

14. Conjunto 3-D from the album Tema 3-D (1964, RCA Victor BBL 1287)

Conjunto 3-D - Tema 3-D (1964) a    Conjunto 3-D - Tema 3-D (1964) b
Art work for Tema 3-D by Foto Estúdio Mafra

15. Eumir Deodato from the album Inútil Paisagem – As Maiores Composições de Antônio Carlos Jobim (1964, Forma FM-1)

Eumir Deodato — Inútil Paisagem – As Maiores Composições de Antônio Carlos Jobim (a)

Eumir Deodato — Inútil Paisagem – As Maiores Composições de Antônio Carlos Jobim (c) inside left    Eumir Deodato — Inútil Paisagem – As Maiores Composições de Antônio Carlos Jobim (d) inside right

Eumir Deodato — Inútil Paisagem – As Maiores Composições de Antônio Carlos Jobim (b) back
Cover painting for Inútil Paisagem – As Maiores Composições de Antônio Carlos Jobim by Patrícia Tattersfield

16. Os Poligonais from the album Os Poligonais (1964, RCA Victor BBL 1293)

Os Poligonais — Os Poligonais (a)    Os Poligonais — Os Poligonais (b)
Art work for Os Poligonais by J. Moreira with photographs by Nicanor

17. Geraldo Vespar from the album Take 5 (1964, Polydor LPNG 4084)

Geraldo Vespar - Take 5 (1964)

18. Myrzo Barroso from the album Myrzo (1965, RCA Victor BBL 1313)

Myrzo Barroso — Myrzo (a)     Myrzo Barroso — Myrzo (b)
Art work for Myrzo by J. Moreira with photograph by Mafra

19. Sylvia Telles from the album Sylvia Telles Sings the Wonderful Songs of Antônio Carlos Jobim aka The Music of Mr. Jobim by Sylvia Telles (1965, Kapp Records [USA] KL-1451 + 1966, Elenco MEV-5)

Sylvia Telles - Sylvia Telles Sings the Wonderful Songs of Antônio Carlos Jobim (1965) a    Sylvia Telles - Sylvia Telles Sings the Wonderful Songs of Antônio Carlos Jobim (1965) b

Sylvia Telles - The Music of Mr. Jobim by Sylvia Telles (1966)
Art work for The Music of Mr. Jobim by Sylvia Telles by Eddie Moyna

20. Pierre from the album Pierre 2 + 2 (1965, Chantecler CMG 2348)

Pierre - Pierre 2 + 2 (1965)

21. Moacyr Silva from the album Samba é Bom Assim No. 2 (1965, Copacabana CLP 11409)

Moacyr Silva - Samba é Bom Assim No 2 (1965) a     Moacyr Silva - Samba é Bom Assim No 2 (1965) b

22. Astrud Gilberto from the album The Astrud Gilberto Album (1965, Verve Records [USA] V6-8608 + Elenco MEV-4)

Astrud Gilberto - The Astrud Gilberto Album (1965, Verve)    Astrud Gilberto - The Astrud Gilberto Album (1965, Elenco MEV-4) a
Art work for the Elenco edition of The Astrud Gilberto Album by Eddie Moyna

23. Breno Sauer Quarteto from the album 4 na Bossa (1966, Musidisc Hi-Fi 2133)

Breno Sauer - 4 na Bossa (1966) a    Breno Sauer - 4 na Bossa (1966) b

24. Frank Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim from the album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim (1967, Reprise Records [USA] FS-1021 + 1967, Reprise Records/Philips RLP 77.006)

Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim - Frank Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967)

25. Zimbo Trio from the album É Tempo de Samba – Zimbo Trio e Cordas (1967, RGE XRLP 5312)

Zimbo Trio - É Tempo de Samba – Zimbo Trio e Cordas (1967) a    Zimbo Trio - É Tempo de Samba – Zimbo Trio e Cordas (1967) b

26. Nara Leão from the album Dez Anos Depois (1971, Polydor LPNG 44.059)

Nara Leão - Dez Anos Depois (1971)

27. Áurea Martins from the album O Amor em Paz (1972, RCA Camden 107.0129)

Áurea Martins - O Amor em Paz (1972)

28. Baden Powell & Stéphane Grappelli from the album La Grande Reunion (1974, Festival [France] FLD 634 + 1967, Musisom/Imagem 3001)

Baden Powell & Stephane Grappelli - La Grande Reunion (1974)

29. Dick Farney & Claudette Soares from the album Tudo Isto é Amor Vol. 2 (1976, Odeon SMOFB 3935)

Dick Farney & Claudette Soares - Tudo Isto é Amor Vol. 2 (1976) a    Dick Farney & Claudette Soares - Tudo Isto é Amor Vol. 2 (1976) b

Selected recordings of O Amor em Paz aka Once I Loved originally not issued in Brazil:

1. Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley & Bossa Rio Sextet from the album Cannonball’s Bossa Nova (1962, Riverside [USA] RM 455)

Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball's Bossa Nova (1962) a    Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball's Bossa Nova (1962) b
Art work for Cannonball’s Bossa Nova by Ken Deandoff

2. Sérgio Mendes from the album Quiet Nights (recorded 1963/released 1966, Philips [USA] PHS 600.263)

Sergio Mendes - Quiet Nights (1963-66) a    Sergio Mendes - Quiet Nights (1963-66) b
Photograph for Quiet Nights by Robt. Prokop

3. Wanda Sá from the album Softly (1965, Capitol [USA] T 2325)

Wanda Sá - Softly (1965)

4. Perry Como from the album Lightly Latin (1966, RCA Victor [USA] LSP-3552)

Perry Como - Lightly Latin (1966) a    Perry Como - Lightly Latin (1966) b

5. Wes Montgomery from the album Goin’ Out of My Head (1966, Verve Records [USA] VG-8642)

Wes_Montgomery_02a

6. Vic Damone from the album Stay With Me (1966, RCA [USA] 3671)

Vic Damone - Stay With Me (1966) a

7. Pat Martino from the album El Hombre (1967, Prestige [USA] 7513)

Pat Martino - El Hombre (1967) a    Pat Martino - El Hombre (1967) b

8. Joe Henderson from the album The Kicker (1967, Milestone [USA] MSP 9008)

Joe Henderson - The Kicker (1967) a    Joe Henderson - The Kicker (1967) b
Photograph for The Kicker by Charles Stewart.

9. The Levitts from the album We Are the Levitts (1968, ESP [USA] 1095)

The Levitts from - We Are the Levitts (1968)

10. Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass from the album Take Love Easy (1973, Pablo Records [USA] 2310702)

Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - Take Love Easy (1973)

11. McCoy Tyner from the album Trident (1975, Milestone Records [USA] M-9063)

McCoy Tyner - Trident (1975)

12. Milt Jackson & Monty Alexander Trio from the album Soul Fusion (1977, Pablo Records [USA] 2310804)

Milt Jackson & The Monty Alexander Trio - Soul Fusion (1977)

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O AMOR EM PAZ

Eu amei • Eu amei, ai de mim, muito mais • Do que devia amar • E chorei • Ao sentir que iria sofrer • E me desesperar

Foi então • Que da minha infinita tristeza • Aconteceu você • Encontrei em você a razão de viver • E de amar em paz • E não sofrer mais • Nunca mais • Porque o amor é a coisa mais triste • Quando se desfaz

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ONCE I LOVED

Once, once I loved • And I gave so much love to this world you were the world to me • Once I cried • At the thought I was foolish and proud and let you say goodbye

And then one day • From my infinite sadness you came and brought me love again • Now I know • That no matter what ever befalls I’ll never let you go • I will hold you close • Make you stay • Because love is the saddest thing when it goes away • Love is the saddest thing when it goes away

[English lyrics by Ray Gilbert]

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3 thoughts on “Song No. 17 — O Amor em Paz | Antônio Carlos Jobim & Vinícius de Moraes (1960)

  1. Meu amigo tomei um susto qdo ao abrir seu blog,deparo com a coisa mais linda na Musica,Agostinho dos Santos,ñ poderia nunca lhe fazer a famosa pergunta,vc libera o link deste album,é maravilhoso,eu ja tenho um lugar em minha coleção,é possivel,um abraço e obrigado,o seu blog é 10 parabens.

  2. Onde é que eu estava que não achei esta jóia de site!!!! que beleza, que completo! que bom gosto! um abraço á todos que o fazem, muito obrigado mesmo!

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