August 26, 2012 in Jazz Standards
“How Insensitive” or “Insensatez” in Portuguese is a bossa nova written by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
“Insensatez” means absurdity or folly as some of our Portuguese speaking audience will already know.
This tune is said to be loosely based on Frederic Chopin’s Prelude No.4.
Portuguese lyrics were written by Vinícius de Moraes and English lyrics by Norman Gimbel.
This tune has been recorded and performed countless times by artists such as Joao Gilberto, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Pat Metheny and many more.
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