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How Insensitive or Insensatez in Portuguese is a bossa nova written by Antonio Carlos Jobim. “Insensatez” means “absurdity” or “folly” in Portuguese.  The Portuguese lyrics were written by Vinícius de Moraes and English lyrics by Norman Gimbel.
This tune is said to be loosely based on Frederic Chopin’s Prelude No.4.
“How Insenstive” 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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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."



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