Antonio Carlos Jobim - Stone Flower


ORG Music



Product No.:
AORM 47141-45
UPC: 887254714118

45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM

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Mastered from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman

Foil-numbered gatefold double LP pressed at Pallas in Germany

180-gram 45 RPM limited edition of 1,500 copies

Stoughton Printing case-wrapped gatefold jacket

"Simply brilliant, a velvety late-night snapshot of Jobim at his peak." — AllMusic

One of the great popular music composers of the 20th Century, Antonio Carlos Jobim emerged from Brazil's burgeoning bossa nova movement of the early-1960s. The quietly powerful Stone Flower, recorded in 1970 at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in New Jersey and produced by Creed Taylor, contains nine graceful compositions including the jazz waltz "Children's Games," the sublime "Choro," the sophisticated "Andorinha," and the dramatic title track.

With flawless arrangements from fellow Brazilian Eumir Deodat, the silky smooth set features Jobim on piano, acoustic guitar, and, occasionally his trademark husky, half-whispered vocals with further accompaniment from Joe Farrell (soprano saxophone), Urbie Green (trombone), Ron Carter (double bass), João Palma (drums), Harry Loofosky (violin) and Airto Moreira/Everaldo Ferreira (percussion).

This double LP reissue from ORG Music was mastered from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman at 45 RPM, pressed on audiophile-grade 180-gram vinyl at Pallas in Germany, and comes in a Stoughton case-wrapped gatefold jacket. Each of the 1,500 copies is numbered with a gold foil stamp.


1. Brazil
2. Stone Flower
3. God And The Devil In The Land Of The Sun
4. Sabia
5. Choro
6. Andorinha
7. Amparo
8. Children’s Games
9. Tereza MY Love

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

An underrated Jobim gem

posted on 09/17/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: Rudy (at Record Collector Guide)
I only discovered this album just over a dozen years ago, having already known his other two CTi albums "Wave" and "Tide" (back from CTi's years under A&M's wing). While I found "Tide" to be a throwaway (short, and repeating some of "Wave's" thematic ideas), "Stone Flower" turned out to surpass even "Wave." It is darker, a bit moodier, a bit quieter and more complex...and a rewarding listen. (Astute listeners will find the title track was copped by Santana for his Caravanserai album.) I first owned this on CD, and then came across the horribly mastered Speaker's Corner edition before I discovered the ORG pressing. This one is the keeper. This is a typically muddy CTi Van Gelder recording, and this vinyl mastering (by Bernie Grundman) opens up the sonics and reveals some of what is hidden in the murk. As with the other ORG records in my collection, this one is pressed flawlessly. This is a must-have if you are a fan of Jobim and especially of this

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