He’s been called O Rei da Bossa (The King of Bossa), O Mito (The
Legend), Il Maestro Supremo (The Supreme Master), and O Zen-Baiano (The
Zen-Bahian). He’s been widely gossiped about throughout his long career. Hailed as a
genius, clucked over as a reclusive eccentric, and arguably the most enigmatic Brazilian
alive, João Gilberto continues to confound his countrymen forty years after he burst
upon the public scene and changed Brazilian music forever.
By Brazzil Magazine
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