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Verve Jazz Masters 53: Bossa Nova

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
As an entryway into Stan Getz's mid-'60s bossa nova output, this is neither as comprehensive as the four-CD set The Bossa Nova Years, nor as satisfying as the original albums in terms of sequencing and mood. It is, however, acceptable as a sampler to the newcomer, who in any event can re-program the order by grouping together the tracks from each session. All of the five albums contained in the box set are touched upon here, along with one that wasn't, Sweet Rain, which yields an impassioned "O Grande Amor" with Chick Corea on piano. In regard to the two best-known tunes from Getz's bossa nova days, "Desafinado" and "The Girl from Ipanema," Verve chooses to go with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
As an entryway into Stan Getz's mid-'60s bossa nova output, this is neither as comprehensive as the four-CD set The Bossa Nova Years, nor as satisfying as the original albums in terms of sequencing and mood. It is, however, acceptable as a sampler to the newcomer, who in any event can re-program the order by grouping together the tracks from each session. All of the five albums contained in the box set are touched upon here, along with one that wasn't, Sweet Rain, which yields an impassioned "O Grande Amor" with Chick Corea on piano. In regard to the two best-known tunes from Getz's bossa nova days, "Desafinado" and "The Girl from Ipanema," Verve chooses to go with alternate versions rather than reissue the hit versions for the 437th time -- which is good.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/1996
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731452990426
  • Catalog Number: 529904
  • Sales rank: 26,860

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
Ron Carter Bass
Astrud Gilberto Vocals
João Gilberto Guitar, Vocals
Jim Hall Guitar
Hank Jones Piano
Steve Kuhn Piano
Dave Bailey Bass
Willie Dennis Trombone
Grady Tate Drums
Nick Travis Trumpet
George Duvivier Bass
Johnny Rae Drums
Ray Alonge Flugelhorn
Milton Banana Drums
Raymond Beckenstein Clarinet, Flute
Keter Betts Bass
Kenny Burrell Guitar
Eddie Caine Alto Flute
Gene Cherico Bass
Clark Terry Flugelhorn
Babe Clarke Clarinet
Chick Corea Piano
Carmen Costa Cabasa
Buddy Deppenschmidt Drums
Joe Ferrante Trumpet
Gary McFarland Conductor
Bernie Glow Trumpet
Antonio Carlos Jobim Piano
Walter Levinsky Clarinet
Edison Machado Drums
Hélcio Milito Drums
Jose Paulo Percussion, Tambourine
Don Payne Bass
Romeo Penque Bass Clarinet
Doc Severinsen Trumpet
Jose Soorez Percussion
Tony Studd Bass Trombone
Jose (Bigorna) Carlos Percussion
Joe Hunt Drums
Gene Byrd Bass, Guitar
Tommy Williams Bass
Paulo Ferreira Drums
Maria Toledo Vocals
Luiz Pargo Percussion
Jerry Sandino Flute
Bill Reichenbach Drums
Technical Credits
Laurindo Almeida Composer
Dori Caymmi Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Gary McFarland Arranger, Contributor
Norman Gimbel Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Creed Taylor Producer, Engineer
Bob Blumenthal Liner Notes
Sheryl Lutz-Brown Director, Art Direction
Gary N. Mayo Mastering
Nicholas Brodszky Composer
Luis Antonio Composer
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