“Tom, tell that gringo he’s a moron,” João Gilberto instructed Tom Jobim in Poruguese.

“Stan,  João said to tell you he’s always dreamed of making a record with you,” Jobim told him, in English.

“Funny,” replied Stan Getz, derisively. “By the tone of his voice, I don’t think that’s what he’s really saying…”

Ruy Castro: “Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World”.

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