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Getz Plays Jobim: The Girl from Ipanema

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
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 ...
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Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2002
  • Label: Umvd Labels
  • UPC: 731458941422
  • Catalog Number: 589414
  • Sales rank: 2,706

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) - João Gilberto (4:14)
  2. 2 Desafinado (5:50)
  3. 3 Chega de Saudade (No More Blues) (4:15)
  4. 4 The Girl from Ipanema - João Gilberto (5:22)
  5. 5 O Morro Não Tem Vez (6:53)
  6. 6 Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer) - João Gilberto (2:53)
  7. 7 One Note Samba (6:11)
  8. 8 Eu E Voce (2:29)
  9. 9 Desafinado - João Gilberto (4:12)
  10. 10 Once Again (6:41)
  11. 11 O Grande Amor - João Gilberto (5:25)
  12. 12 So Danço Samba - João Gilberto (3:44)
  13. 13 Insensatez (3:21)
  14. 14 One Note Samba (3:07)
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Album Credits

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 Jr. Bass
Technical Credits
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Gary McFarland Arranger
Norman Gimbel Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Arranger, Composer
Peter Keepnews Notes Editing
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Richard Seidel Producer
Creed Taylor Producer
Neil Tesser Liner Notes
Hollis King Art Direction
Newton Mendonça Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tenor Saxophone at its best!!!

    This cd is fantastic! I am not a jazz listner...who knows, maybe now I will be...but Stan Getz on the sax is fabulous. I was looking for the old-style saxophone playing like 'Big Band' style and low and behold, I found it with Getz. I just stumbled across it. Now I believe I'll be a fan for life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bad lyric from a darn pretty song

    The English translation of Girl from Ipanema lacks the vivacity found in Portuguese. It is like admiring a princess in rags. Moreover, metaphorically speaking, it stinks.

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