Antonio Carlos Jobim is considered one of the greatest songwriters of the twentieth century. He is a national hero in Brazil, where an airport and streets are named for him. His influence in the jazz world
The song Surfboard was supposedly composed by Jobim while on Ipanema beach having just purchased a surfboard for his son. It first appeared on the 1965 album The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim.
A solo piano statement of the melody sets the tone for this gospel-infused Tom Kubis take on We Wish You a Merry Christmas. The arrangement serves primarily as a vehicle for a wailing tenor sax