Getz/Gilberto

Performers Stan Getz/João Gilberto

Verve | September 16, 1997 | Compact Disc

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This classic jazz album embodies the romantic side of the genre. Brazilian guitarist Joao Gilberto, his wife and singer Astrud Gilberto and fellow countryman, pianist and composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, gathered with tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, as well as other musicians, in New York to record this album in 1963. Aptly titled Getz/Gilberto, the guitar and saxophone seem to reflect the city at night - a gentle backdrop punctuated by distant yet comforting sounds. Add Jobim's keyboard flourishes and Astrud Gilberto's silken voice on wonderful songs like "Corcovado (Quiet Night of Quiet Stars)" and you've got the ultimate collection for "floating on the silence that surrounds..." you.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 16, 1997

Genre: Brazilian

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1963

Label Name: Verve

UPC: 731452141422

Found in: Brazilian

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Getz/Gilberto

Getz/Gilberto

Performers Stan Getz/João Gilberto
Producer Creed Taylor
Engineer Phil Ramone

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: September 16, 1997

Genre: Brazilian

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1963

Label Name: Verve

UPC: 731452141422


Title Track Time
1.Girl from Ipanema --
2.Doralice --
3.Para Machuchar Meu Coração (To Hurt My Heart) --
4.Desafinado --
5.Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) --
6.So Danço Samba (I Only Dance Samba) --
7.O Grande Amor --
8.Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer) --
9.Girl from Ipanema --
10.Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) --

Editorial Notes

One of the biggest-selling jazz albums of all time, not to mention bossa nova's finest moment, Getz/Gilberto trumped Jazz Samba by bringing two of bossa nova's greatest innovators -- guitarist/singer João Gilberto and composer/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim -- to New York to record with Stan Getz. The results were magic. Ever since Jazz Samba, the jazz marketplace had been flooded with bossa nova albums, and the overexposure was beginning to make the music seem like a fad. Getz/Gilberto made bossa nova a permanent part of the jazz landscape not just with its unassailable beauty, but with one of the biggest smash hit singles in jazz history -- "The Girl from Ipanema," a Jobim classic sung by João's wife, Astrud Gilberto, who had never performed outside of her own home prior to the recording session. Beyond that, most of the Jobim songs recorded here also became standards of the genre -- "Corcovado" (which featured another vocal by Astrud), "So Danço Samba," "O Grande Amor," a new version of "Desafinado." With such uniformly brilliant material, it's no wonder the album was such a success but, even apart from that, the musicians all play with an effortless grace that's arguably the fullest expression of bossa nova's dreamy romanticism ever brought to American listeners. Getz himself has never been more lyrical, and Gilberto and Jobim pull off the harmonic and rhythmic sophistication of the songs with a warm, relaxed charm. This music has nearly universal appeal; it's one of those rare jazz records about which the purist elite and the buying public are in total agreement. Beyond essential. [The CD was also released with bonus tracks.] ~ Steve Huey
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