Getz Plays Jobim: The Girl from Ipanema

Getz Plays Jobim: The Girl from Ipanema

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by Stan Getz
     
 

The magisterial tenor saxophonist Stan Getz could make anything sound good. (John Coltrane, it’s been stated, once claimed that if all saxophonists could get a sound like Getz, they would.) But when the material he played was stellar, as it is on this stunning compilation, then watch out. Antonio Carlos Jobim was Brazil’s gift to the world of popular music, a… See more details below

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The magisterial tenor saxophonist Stan Getz could make anything sound good. (John Coltrane, it’s been stated, once claimed that if all saxophonists could get a sound like Getz, they would.) But when the material he played was stellar, as it is on this stunning compilation, then watch out. Antonio Carlos Jobim was Brazil’s gift to the world of popular music, a brilliant songwriter who practically invented what we now recognize as bossa nova. Among Jobim’s masterworks are such gently propulsive songs as “Desafinado,” “Corcorvado,” “How Insensitive,” “O Grande Amour,” “One Note Samba,” and, the archetypal bossa nova tune “The Girl from Ipanema.” Getz interprets all of these gems here, exhibiting his gorgeous tone and superior gifts as a melodic improviser. The tenor giant was instrumental in propagating Brazilian music in the early to mid-'60s, and his ease with the rhythms and Jobim’s sophisticated harmonies is striking in its naturalness. There are wonderful contributions from vocalists João and Astrud Gilberto, and instrumentalists including guitarist Charlie Byrd, but Getz remains the focal point. His glory is shared only with Jobim himself.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Simply put, here are the most successful 14 cuts covering two years in the collaboration between Stan Getz and Antonio Carlos Jobim, during which both men became accustomed to having hit singles. Unfortunately, only one of them got to ride that horse for the rest of the decade -- in the United States, anyway. Nonetheless, this material marks the Americans obsession with the bossa nova and was the music that made Getz and Jobim household names for a while -- after all, we were just climbing out of the "swinging bachelor pad" music era and still had all those weird hi fi records to explore. Seriously though, the great sensitivity shown by Getz for this material, and the adventurousness of Jobim were a match made in heaven and would change the faces of jazz and Brazilian pop forever. This is a fine collection for anyone interested in bossa, and Getz in this period as well.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2002
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0731458941422
catalogNumber:
589414
Rank:
14691

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Performance Credits

Stan Getz   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Luiz Bonfá   Guitar
Laurindo Almeida   Guitar
Bob Brookmeyer   Valve Trombone
Gary Burton   Vibes
Charlie Byrd   Guitar
Astrud Gilberto   Vocals
João Gilberto   Guitar,Vocals
Jim Hall   Guitar
Hank Jones   Piano
Dave Bailey   Drums
Chuck Israels   Bass
George Duvivier   Bass
Johnny Rae   Drums
Ray Alonge   French Horn
Milton Banana   Drums
Raymond Beckenstein   Clarinet
Keter Betts   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Eddie Caine   Alto Flute
Gene Cherico   Bass
Clark Terry   Flugelhorn
Babe Clarke   Clarinet
Carmen Costa   Cabasa
Buddy Deppenschmidt   Drums
Gary McFarland   Conductor
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
Jerry Sanfino   Flute
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Guitar,Piano
Edison Machado   Percussion
Hélcio Milito   Drums
Luis Parga   Percussion
Jose Paulo   Percussion,Tambourine
Romeo Penque   Bass Clarinet
Doc Severinsen   Trumpet
Jose Soorez   Percussion
Tony Studd   Bass Trombone
Jose (Bigorna) Carlos   Percussion,Drums
Joe Hunt   Drums
Gene Byrd   Bass,Guitar
Paulo Ferreira   Drums
Maria Toledo   Vocals
Bill Reichenbach   Percussion
Tommy Williams   Bass

Technical Credits

Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Gary McFarland   Arranger
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Arranger,Composer
Peter Keepnews   Notes Editing
Richard Seidel   Producer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Neil Tesser   Liner Notes
Hollis King   Art Direction
Newton Mendonça   Composer

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