Getz/Gilberto [Super Audio CD]

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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," and 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. [This edition of the album is presented in SACD format.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2002
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 731458959526
  • Catalog Number: 589595
  • Sales rank: 25,810

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim (5:22)
  2. 2 Doralice - Antonio Carlos Jobim (2:43)
  3. 3 Para Machuchar Meu Coração (To Hurt My Heart) - Antonio Carlos Jobim (5:04)
  4. 4 Desafinado (Off Key) - Antonio Carlos Jobim (4:12)
  5. 5 Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) - Antonio Carlos Jobim (4:13)
  6. 6 So Danço Samba (I Only Dance Samba) - Antonio Carlos Jobim (3:43)
  7. 7 O Grande Amor - Antonio Carlos Jobim (5:25)
  8. 8 Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer) - Antonio Carlos Jobim (2:54)
  9. 9 The Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim (2:46)
  10. 10 Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) - Antonio Carlos Jobim (2:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Getz Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Astrud Gilberto Vocals
João Gilberto Guitar, Vocals
Milton Banana Drums
Antonio Carlos Jobim Piano
Tommy Williams Jr. Bass
Technical Credits
Laurindo Almeida Composer
Dori Caymmi Composer
Stan Getz Liner Notes
Astrud Gilberto Liner Notes
João Gilberto Liner Notes
Gene Lees Liner Notes
Phil Ramone Engineer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Creed Taylor Producer
Howard Mandel Interviewer
Doug Ramsey Liner Notes
Olga Albizu Cover Painting
Bryan Koniarz Producer
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