Big Band Bossa Nova

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Fresh from the sudden success of Jazz Samba and "Desafinado," Stan Getz asked the 28-year-old, strikingly gifted Gary McFarland to arrange a bossa nova album for big band as a follow-up. Getz is always his debonair, wistful, freely-floating self, completely at home in the Brazilian idiom that he'd adopted only a few months before. McFarland usually keeps things nice and spare although "One Note Samba" is uncharacteristically cluttered and a bit too discordant for the material, letting his pungent voicings stab the air now and then, while allowing the soloists all the room they want within the confines of producer Creed Taylor's tight timings. Four of the eight songs ...
See more details below
This CD is Not Available through BN.com

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Fresh from the sudden success of Jazz Samba and "Desafinado," Stan Getz asked the 28-year-old, strikingly gifted Gary McFarland to arrange a bossa nova album for big band as a follow-up. Getz is always his debonair, wistful, freely-floating self, completely at home in the Brazilian idiom that he'd adopted only a few months before. McFarland usually keeps things nice and spare although "One Note Samba" is uncharacteristically cluttered and a bit too discordant for the material, letting his pungent voicings stab the air now and then, while allowing the soloists all the room they want within the confines of producer Creed Taylor's tight timings. Four of the eight songs are by McFarland none of which would become standards, and Getz makes relaxed impressions with "Manha de Carnival" and "Chega de Saudade." Jim Hall takes the role of acoustic guitarist from Charlie Byrd with his usual fluidity, and Hank Jones ruminates in a boppish way on piano. This album also charted quite respectably number 13 in the first flush of the bossa nova boom.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2008
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602517679207
  • Catalog Number: 001117102

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Manha de Carnival - Gary McFarland Orchestra
  2. 2 Balanco No Samba - Gary McFarland Orchestra
  3. 3 Melancolico - Gary McFarland Orchestra
  4. 4 Entre Amigos - Gary McFarland Orchestra
  5. 5 Chega de Saudade - Gary McFarland Orchestra
  6. 6 Noite Triste - Gary McFarland Orchestra
  7. 7 Samba de uma Nota So - Gary McFarland Orchestra
  8. 8 Bim Bom - Gary McFarland Orchestra
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Getz Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Bob Brookmeyer Trombone
Jim Hall Guitar
Hank Jones Piano
Willie Dennis Trombone
Nick Travis Trumpet
Johnny Rae Drums
Ray Alonge French Horn
Raymond Beckenstein Clarinet, Flute
Eddie Caine Flute, Alto Flute
Clark Terry Trumpet
Arthur "Babe"Clarke Clarinet
Babe Clarke Clarinet
Carmen Costa Percussion, Cabasa, Cabasa
Joe Ferrante Trumpet
Gary McFarland Conductor, Performing Ensemble
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Jerry Sanfino Flute
Walter Levinsky Clarinet
Jose Paulo Percussion, Tambourine
Romeo Penque Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet
Doc Severinsen Trumpet
Tony Studd Trombone
Tommy Williams Bass
Tommy Williams Bass
Gerald Sanfino Flute
Gary McFarland Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Tommy Williams Jr. Bass
Hank Jones Great Jazz Trio Piano
Technical Credits
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Gary McFarland Arranger, Liner Notes
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Frank Laico Engineer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Creed Taylor Producer
George Knuerr Engineer
Dennis Drake Remixing
Dom Cerulli Liner Notes
Hollis King Art Direction
Olga Albizu Paintings, Cover Painting
Newton Mendonça Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously