The Bossa Nova Albums

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All Music Guide - John Bush
The Bossa Nova Albums collects five of the pinnacle recordings from the best American foray into Brazilian jazz, which began in 1962 with the Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd collaboration Jazz Samba and peaked one year later with the fourth album in the ad hoc series, Getz/Gilberto which would have been better titled Getz/Gilberto/Jobim. Getz/Gilberto's high place in musical history would be assured even without the immense success of Astrud Gilberto's vocalizing on "The Girl from Ipanema." The album was pivotal in repositioning American musical consciousness to include the soft textures and nimble playing of João Gilberto's guitar and Antonio Carlos Jobim's piano, and it influenced ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
The Bossa Nova Albums collects five of the pinnacle recordings from the best American foray into Brazilian jazz, which began in 1962 with the Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd collaboration Jazz Samba and peaked one year later with the fourth album in the ad hoc series, Getz/Gilberto which would have been better titled Getz/Gilberto/Jobim. Getz/Gilberto's high place in musical history would be assured even without the immense success of Astrud Gilberto's vocalizing on "The Girl from Ipanema." The album was pivotal in repositioning American musical consciousness to include the soft textures and nimble playing of João Gilberto's guitar and Antonio Carlos Jobim's piano, and it influenced the material that a wide range of singers included on their albums. Admirably, Getz only continued to use his position to introduce great Brazilian musicians to the record-buying public; he recorded Jazz Samba Encore! with Luiz Bonfá, a better guitarist than even Gilberto, and Stan Getz with Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida the latter recorded only two days after Getz/Gilberto was finished. Beyond the uniformly excellent music, this specific set does nothing more than repackage five separately available CDs, all of which featured up-to-date mastering but not the bonus tracks of previous editions; there isn't even a booklet or a single liner note beyond what was on the original LPs. For the full story and additional material, including tracks from the piecemeal Getz/Gilberto #2, Getz's The Bossa Nova Years box set is still the one to beat.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2008
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602517549692
  • Catalog Number: 001052402
  • Sales rank: 47,934

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Desafinado (5:51)
  2. 2 Samba Dees Days (3:34)
  3. 3 O Pato (2:31)
  4. 4 Samba Triste (4:47)
  5. 5 Samba de uma Nota So (6:11)
  6. 6 E Luxo So (3:40)
  7. 7 Baia (6:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Manha de Carnival - Gary McFarland Orchestra (5:48)
  2. 2 Balanco No Samba - Gary McFarland Orchestra (2:59)
  3. 3 Melancolico - Gary McFarland Orchestra (4:42)
  4. 4 Entre Amigos - Gary McFarland Orchestra (3:00)
  5. 5 Chega de Saudade - Gary McFarland Orchestra (4:10)
  6. 6 Noite Triste - Gary McFarland Orchestra (4:58)
  7. 7 Samba de uma Nota So - Gary McFarland Orchestra (3:28)
  8. 8 Bim Bom - Gary McFarland Orchestra (4:32)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Sambalero (2:08)
  2. 2 So Danco Samba (3:38)
  3. 3 Insensatez (3:23)
  4. 4 O Morro Nao Tem Vez (6:55)
  5. 5 Samba de Duas Notas (Two Note Samba) (4:21)
  6. 6 Menina Flor (4:11)
  7. 7 Mania de Maria (2:44)
  8. 8 Saudade Vem Correndo (3:40)
  9. 9 Um Abraco No Getz (4:27)
  10. 10 Ebony Samba (4:34)
Disc 4
  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 Sohando - Antonio Carlos Jobim (2:54)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Minina Moca (5:41)
  2. 2 Once Again (6:42)
  3. 3 Winter Moon (5:21)
  4. 4 Do What You Do, Do (4:35)
  5. 5 Samba Da Sahra (4:54)
  6. 6 Maracatu-Too (5:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stan Getz Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Luiz Bonfá Guitar
Laurindo Almeida Guitar
Bob Brookmeyer Trombone
Charlie Byrd Guitar
Astrud Gilberto Vocals
João Gilberto Guitar, Vocals
Jim Hall Guitar
Dave Bailey Drums
Willie Dennis Trombone
Nick Travis Trumpet
George Duvivier Bass
Johnny Rae Drums
Ray Alonge French Horn
Milton Banana Drums
Raymond Beckenstein Clarinet, Flute
Keter Betts Bass
Eddie Caine Alto Flute
Clark Terry Trumpet
Babe Clarke Clarinet
Carmen Costa Cabasa
Buddy Deppenschmidt Drums
Joe Ferrante Trumpet
Gary McFarland Conductor
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Antonio Carlos Jobim Guitar, Piano, Soloist
Walter Levinsky Clarinet
Edison Machado Drums
Luis Parga Rhythm
Jose Paulo Tambourine, Rhythm
Don Payne Bass
Romeo Penque Bass Clarinet
Doc Severinsen Trumpet
Jose Soorez Drums
Tony Studd Trombone
Tommy Williams Bass
Jose (Bigorna) Carlos Drums
Gene Byrd Bass, Guitar
Gerry Safiono Flute
Paulo Ferreira Drums
Maria Toledo Vocals
Bill Reichenbach Drums
Toni Williams Bass
Hank Jones Great Jazz Trio Piano
Technical Credits
Luiz Bonfá Arranger, Composer
Laurindo Almeida Composer
Charlie Byrd Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Stan Getz Composer
João Gilberto Composer
Gene Lees Composer, Liner Notes
Portia Nelson Composer
Baden Powell Composer
Gary McFarland Arranger, Composer, Liner Notes
Norman Gimbel Composer
Ray Hall Engineer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Arranger, Composer
Frank Laico Engineer
Phil Ramone Engineer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Bob Simpson Engineer
Creed Taylor Producer
Val Valentin Director Of Engineering
George Knuerr Engineer
Ary Barroso Composer
Acy Lehman Cover Design
Maria Toledo Composer
Dom Cerulli Liner Notes
Hollis King Art Direction
Olga Albizu Cover Painting
Newton Mendonça Composer
Jeanne Taylor Composer
Neuza Teixeira Composer
Antonio Almeida Composer
Luiz Antonio Composer
Luís Peixoto Composer
Ed Green Engineer
James T. Maher Liner Notes
Alberto Hutchinson Cover Art
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