Jazz Samba

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Partly because of its Brazilian collaborators and partly because of "The Girl From Ipanema," Getz/Gilberto is nearly always acknowledged as the Stan Getz bossa nova LP. But Jazz Samba is just as crucial and groundbreaking; after all, it came first, and in fact was the first full-fledged bossa nova album ever recorded by American jazz musicians. And it was just as commercially successful, topping the LP charts and producing its own pop chart hit single in "Desafinado." It was the true beginning of the bossa nova craze, and introduced several standards of the genre including Ary Barroso's "Bahia" and Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Desafinado" and "Samba de Uma Nota Só" [aka "One Note...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Partly because of its Brazilian collaborators and partly because of "The Girl From Ipanema," Getz/Gilberto is nearly always acknowledged as the Stan Getz bossa nova LP. But Jazz Samba is just as crucial and groundbreaking; after all, it came first, and in fact was the first full-fledged bossa nova album ever recorded by American jazz musicians. And it was just as commercially successful, topping the LP charts and producing its own pop chart hit single in "Desafinado." It was the true beginning of the bossa nova craze, and introduced several standards of the genre including Ary Barroso's "Bahia" and Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Desafinado" and "Samba de Uma Nota Só" [aka "One Note Samba"]. But above all, Jazz Samba stands on its own artistic merit as a shimmering, graceful collection that's as subtly advanced -- in harmony and rhythm -- as it is beautiful. Getz and his co-billed partner, guitarist Charlie Byrd -- who was actually responsible for bringing bossa nova records to the U.S. and introducing Getz to the style -- have the perfect touch for bossa nova's delicate, airy texture. For his part, Byrd was one of the first American musicians to master bossa nova's difficult, bubbling syncopations, and his solos are light and lilting. Meanwhile, Getz's playing is superb, simultaneously offering a warm, full tone and a cool control of dynamics; plus, Byrd's gently off-kilter harmonies seem to stimulate Getz's melodic inventiveness even more than usual. But beyond technique, Getz intuitively understands the romanticism and the undercurrent of melancholy inherent in the music, and that's what really made Jazz Samba such a revelatory classic. Absolutely essential for any jazz collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/1997
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731452141323
  • Catalog Number: 521413
  • Sales rank: 40,105

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Desafinado - Stan Getz (5:51)
  2. 2 Samba Dees Days - Stan Getz (3:34)
  3. 3 O Pato - Stan Getz (2:31)
  4. 4 Samba Triste - Stan Getz (4:47)
  5. 5 Samba de uma Nota So - Stan Getz (6:11)
  6. 6 E Luxo So - Stan Getz (3:40)
  7. 7 Baia (A.K.A. "Baia") - Stan Getz (6:38)
  8. 8 Desafinado - Stan Getz (2:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlie Byrd Primary Artist, Guitar, Track Performer
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Keter Betts Bass
Buddy Deppenschmidt Drums
Antonio Carlos Jobim Guitar
Gene Byrd Bass, Guitar
Bill Reichenbach Drums
Technical Credits
Charlie Byrd Composer
Baden Powell Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Creed Taylor Producer
Ary Barroso Composer
Dom Cerulli Liner Notes
Hollis King Art Direction
Olga Albizu Cover Painting
Newton Mendonça Composer
Jayme Silva Composer
Neuza Teixeira Composer
Billy Blanco Composer
Steve Hoffman Mastering
Luís Peixoto Composer
Ed Green Engineer
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