Big Band Bossa Nova

Big Band Bossa Nova

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by Stan Getz
     
 

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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 thingsSee more details below

Overview

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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0042282577122
catalogNumber:
825771

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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
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   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
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

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