Getz/Gilberto

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/1997
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731452141422
  • Catalog Number: 521414
  • Sales rank: 12,573

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim (5:17)
  2. 2 Doralice - Antonio Carlos Jobim (2:48)
  3. 3 P'ra Machucar Meu Coracao - Antonio Carlos Jobim (5:09)
  4. 4 Desafinado - Antonio Carlos Jobim (4:09)
  5. 5 Corcovado - Antonio Carlos Jobim (4:18)
  6. 6 So Danco Samba - Antonio Carlos Jobim (3:34)
  7. 7 O Grande Amor - Antonio Carlos Jobim (5:30)
  8. 8 Vivo Sonhando - Antonio Carlos Jobim (2:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Getz Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Astrud Gilberto Vocals
João Gilberto Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Milton Banana Drums
Antonio Carlos Jobim Guitar, Piano
Tommy Williams Bass
Technical Credits
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Gene Lees Composer, Liner Notes
Norman Gimbel Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Phil Ramone Engineer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Creed Taylor Producer
Val Valentin Director Of Engineering
Ary Barroso Composer
Hollis King Art Direction
Olga Albizu Cover Painting
Antonio Almeida Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL

    The ease at which the songs float and flow by belie the brilliance and sophistication of the song writing. Antonio Carlos Jobim’s compositions are among the best any genre has to offer. A master of harmony and melody, he wrote most of the classic Bossa Nova songs. Great playing by all musicians – Getz is so lyrical, and Joao’s guitar playing defines the Bossa Nova feel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Truly the beggining of Bossa Nova !

    Nothing describres more beautifully the concept of Bossa. Doesn't matter if you are a bossa begginer or an experienced music digger, you must hear this if you want to start talking about bossa. You won't be dissapointed, try it!

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