Astrud for Lovers

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Astrud for Lovers is a strong collection of love songs performed by Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto. Her wispy and melancholic vocals are featured in a variety of settings recorded between 1963 and 1969 for Verve. The earliest tune, "Corcovado Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars," is taken from the legendary Getz/Gilberto album that marked Astrud's star-making first recording. The rest of the collection finds her with Stan Getz again doing a sweet version of "It Might as Well Be Spring" in 1964, crooning a smooth "Tu Mi Delirio" with organist Walter Wanderley in 1966, fronting a big orchestra in 1969 on two songs taken from the Beach Samba album, and essaying the intimate "Mahna de...
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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Astrud for Lovers is a strong collection of love songs performed by Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto. Her wispy and melancholic vocals are featured in a variety of settings recorded between 1963 and 1969 for Verve. The earliest tune, "Corcovado Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars," is taken from the legendary Getz/Gilberto album that marked Astrud's star-making first recording. The rest of the collection finds her with Stan Getz again doing a sweet version of "It Might as Well Be Spring" in 1964, crooning a smooth "Tu Mi Delirio" with organist Walter Wanderley in 1966, fronting a big orchestra in 1969 on two songs taken from the Beach Samba album, and essaying the intimate "Mahna de Carnival" with just guitar for accompaniment. The album shows that while she had a limited vocal range she knew how to get the most out of it and that she was equally at home in many settings. Not to mention that the collection establishes and maintains a lovely romantic mood throughout! That is what they had in mind no doubt and they succeeded.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2004
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602498609958
  • Catalog Number: 000136302
  • Sales rank: 50,949

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Astrud Gilberto Primary Artist
Warren Bernhardt Piano
Phil Bodner Woodwind
Bob Brookmeyer Valve Trombone
Gary Burton Vibes
Ron Carter Bass
Richard Davis Bass
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone
João Gilberto Guitar, Vocals
Urbie Green Trombone
Hubert Laws Woodwind
Bud Shank Flute
Marvin Stamm Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Warren Covington Trombone
Seldon Powell Saxophone, Woodwind
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Grady Tate Drums
Brooks Arthur Vocals
Stan Free Keyboards
Johnny Glasel Trumpet
Walter Wanderley Organ, Piano
Gary Chester Drums
Ron Dante Vocals
Stan Webb Woodwind
George Duvivier Bass
Airto Moreira Percussion
Ray Alonge French Horn
Wayne Andre Trombone
Benny Aronov Piano, Keyboards, Harpischord Synclavier
Milton Banana Drums
Seymour Barab Cello
John Barber Tuba
Milt Bernhart Trombone
Seymour Berman Viola
Maurice Bialkin Cello
Maurice Brown Cello
Kenny Burrell Guitar
David Carey Percussion
Earl Chapin French Horn
Gene Cherico Bass
Leon S. Cohen Saxophone
Harold Coletta Viola
Burt Collins Trumpet, Flugelhorn
George Devens Percussion, Vibes
Sal DiTroia Guitar
Richard Dickler Viola
João Donato Piano
Don Sebesky Conductor
Arnold Eidus Violin
Lewis Eley Violin
Gil Evans Piano
Joseph Firrantello Saxophone
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Mickey Gravine Trombone
Paul Griffin Keyboards
Bill Hammond Woodwind
Harry Lookofsky Violin
Jack Jennings Percussion
Antonio Carlos Jobim Guitar, Piano
Arthur Kaplan Saxophone
Harry Katzman Violin
Leo Kruczek Violin
Bill Lavorgna Drums
Joe Mondragon Bass
Dave Mankovitz Viola
Jose Marino Bass
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz Trumpet
Marty Paich Conductor
Charles McCracken Cello
Hélcio Milito Drums
Tony Miranda French Horn
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Linda November Vocals
George Ockner Violin
Gene Orloff Violin
Frank Owens Keyboards
Matthew Raimondi Violin
Dom Um Romão Percussion
George Ricci Cello
Al Rogers Drums
Bobby Rosengarden Percussion, Drums
Margaret Ross Harp
Tosha Samaroff Violin
Harvey Shapiro Cello
Alan Shulman Cello
Irving Spice Violin
Maretha Stewart Vocals
Louis Stone Violin
Tony Studd Bass Trombone
Toots Thielemans Guitar, Harmonica, Human Whistle
Marcos Valle Guitar
David Omar White Vocals
Harry Wimmer Cello
Kai Winding Trombone
Eugene Bianco Harp
Robert Gregg Percussion
Joseph Macho Bass
Claudio Slon Drums
Joe Hunt Drums
Archie Levin Viola
Joe Venuto Percussion
Doug Allan Percussion
Alan Rath Trombone
Julio Ruggiero Bass
Paul Winter Consort Violin
Joe Shepley Flugelhorn
Dave Schwartz Viola
Pat Williams Conductor
David Saxon Viola
Albert Gorgoni Orchestra Guitar, Conductor
Sam Leigh Brown Guitar
Tommy Williams Jr. Bass
Joseph Haber Violin
Ben Blumenreich Violin
Jimmy Buttington French Horn
Frankie Callen Vocals
Lew Haber Violin
Gene Maharrey Vocals
Technical Credits
Luiz Bonfá Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Gene Lees Composer
Brooks Arthur Vocal Arrangements
Patrick Williams Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Francis Lai Composer
Benny Carter Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Don Sebesky Arranger
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Burton Lane Composer
Johnny Mandel Composer
Antônio Maria Composer
Marty Paich Arranger
Allan Tucker Mastering
Peter Udell Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Al Young Liner Notes
Victor Young Composer
Jerry Keller Composer
Pierre Barouh Composer
Ray Gilbert Composer
Pat Williams Arranger
Hollis King Art Direction
Albert Gorgoni Orchestra Arranger
Sherniece Smith Art Direction
Amélie Hazard Illustrations
Spence Maxwell Composer
Mark "Moose" Charlap Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    An Absolute Delight!

    Would you believe that my wife and I unknowingly bought this album for each other as a small Valentine's Day gift. It's a marvelous album of Astrud Gilberto in the '60s and we play it frequently. Soft, smooth and delightful.

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