On this highly enjoyable CD, Joe Diorio
performs unaccompanied solo guitar renditions of 16 (mostly early) compositions of Antonio Carlos Jobim
, plus his own "To Jobim with Love." Diorio
pays loving respect to the classic melodies and his improvisations usually stay fairly close to the themes. Among the tunes explored are "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars," "Desafinado," "One Note Samba," "Wave," "The Girl from Ipanema," and "No More Blues." Truly beautiful music.