One afternoon in July 1958, Brazilian guitarist and singer João Gilberto entered a studio and quickly recorded "Chega de Saudade," an early composition by Vinicius de Moraes and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Soon afterward, it was released as a single by Brazilian label Odeon (EMI's subsidiary), with the blessings of Jobim and A&R man Aloysio Oliveira. The 78-rpm record was inconspicuous, and few of those involved in making it thought much about its impact. The changes it wrought in music, however, are still reverberating a... More >>>