Antonio Carlos JobimWave

Label:A&M Records – SP-3002, CTI Records – SP-3002
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz


A2The Red Blouse5:00
A3Look To The Sky2:15
Written-ByDe Moraes*
B5Captain Bacardi4:27


Red cover edition. Tan colored label design, variant where "stereo" at right side of labels is same font/size as the 2 lines beneath it. A&M logo at left side of labels has an ® symbol. Also note this pressing has VAN GELDER stamped matrix.

Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, May 22-24 and June 15, 1967.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): CTS 3003
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): CTS 3004
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout): 3003-4 SIDE 1 6-2-68 VAN GELDER 3 AudioMatrix P
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout): CTSP•3002•3004 VAN GELDER 3 10 P
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 125)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Wave (LP, Album, Mono)A&M RecordsAML 2002UK1967
New Submission
Wave (LP, Album)A&M RecordsSAML932687Australia1967
New Submission
Wave (LP, Album, Mono)FermataFB-199Brazil1967
New Submission
Wave (LP, Album)A&M RecordsSP-3002Canada1967
New Submission
Wave (4-Track Cartridge, Album, Stereo)A&M Records, CTI RecordsF-51-3002US1967


  • mikeSF_'s avatar
    Edited 10 months ago
    Bossa Nova was born in the late '50s in Brazil, fashioned by a small group of enthusiasts, creatives, students. Jobim was one of the original purveyors of this new form. Eventually the bossa nova found its way to the USA and was a huge success. This is a rather late release by Jobim, with some very lush orchestra arrangements of some of his most beloved tunes.

    If you study Brazilian music, you may be familiar with many of these compositions which have found their way into jazz canon. The arrangements herein are as good a place as any to begin your study. This is genre is lilting and alternates between joy and sadness.

    Highlights include "Wave", "Triste", "The Red Blouse", etc. If you study guitar, piano, or drums, you will find quintessential approaches to the style exhibited here.

    Pressing is amazing. Get this version for sure.

    • Shaw_Smith's avatar
      This Canadian press has the typo : "Jobin" on the 1st side ... anomalous ? Common ?
      • KarlMcGyverHaze's avatar
        Edited one year ago
        A must for chip-dippin cocktail hour at your swingin pad.
        • twofiveone's avatar
          The jewel in the crown of Jobim's studio catalog. Truly one of those records where there isn't a weak link; even the rather slight "Captain Bacardi" is a fun opportunity for the percussion. There is so much brilliant composing here that it boggles the mind.
          • BenJBX's avatar
            My copy is exactly the same as the one shown here, except it doesn't have the CTI logo or Creed Taylor's sig on the label (though it does on the gatefold).
            • sunshine-recorder's avatar
              I have a gatefold copy with a green cover stating 'Stereo A&M-SP 3002' above the name and title.
              The record itself comes in a UK inner sleeve - UK Patent No. 1,125,555.
              The center label of the record has the A&M 'silver label' with a small CTI logo and Creed Taylor signature with the catalogue number stated as: AMLS 2002. The phonographic copyright is noted as 1967. The album title, artist and track titles text does not seem to be set out in the Futura typeface normally attributed to this center label; instead a lighter case for the artist and album title, while the track names are set in a serif typeface.
              Etched in the runout - Side A: 'AMLS-2002-A-3 ALLEN' / Side B: 'AMLS-2002-B-2'.

              The information above would lead me to believe I have a UK issue of some description, though I cannot find any release in the database that matches the above, especially with the outer sleeve noting 'SP 3002' more commonly associated with a US edition. perhaps a late 60s / early 70s reissue? The 'silver label' makes me think this is a slightly later pressing. Does anyone else own an edition with these identifiers?
              • SimianSteam's avatar
                I've got a weird one. Different label, much lighter than the one shown, the AM isn't in a box, and there's something scratched out above it on both sides.



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