Getz Au Go Go [Reissue]

Getz Au Go Go [Reissue]

by Stan Getz Quartet

CD(Remastered / Restored / Digi-Pak / Reissue)

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Getz Au Go Go [Reissue]

Although the name Stan Getz (tenor sax) was initially synonymous with the West Coast cool scene during the mid-to-late 1950s, he likewise became a key component in the Bossa Nova craze of the early 1960s. Along with Astrud Gilberto (vocals), Getz scored a genre-defining hit with the "Girl From Ipanema," extracted from the equally lauded Getz/Gilberto (1963). While that platter primarily consists of duets between Getz and João Gilberto (guitar/vocals), it was truly serendipity that teamed Getz with João's wife Astrud, who claims to have never sung a note outside of her own home prior to the session that launched her career. Getz Au Go Go Featuring Astrud Gilberto (1964) was the second-to-last album that he would issue during his self-proclaimed "Bossa Nova Era" -- the final being Getz/Gilberto #2 [Live] (1964) concert title from Carnegie Hall. In many ways, that is a logical successor to this one, as both include the "New Stan Getz Quartet." The band features a young Gary Burton (vibraphone), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Gene Cherico (bass), and Joe Hunt (drums). As is typical with jazz, there are a few personnel substitutions, with Helcio Milito (drums) and Chuck Israels (bass), respectively, filling in on nearly half the effort. As the name of the disc intimates, this recording hails from the venerable Greenwich Village venue, the Café Au Go Go, in mid-August of 1964 -- two months after "Girl From Ipanema" became a Top Five pop single. However, the focus of Getz Au Go Go steers away from the Brazilian flavored fare, bringing Astrud Gilberto into the realm of a decidedly more North American style. That said, there are a few Antonio Carlos Jobim compositions -- "Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)" and "One Note Samba" -- both of which would be considered as jazz standards in years to follow -- as well as the lesser-circulated "Eu E Voce." Getz and crew gather behind Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's "It Might as Well Be Spring," and the scintillating instrumental "Summertime," from Porgy & Bess. Other equally engaging cuts include affective vocal readings of "Only Trust Your Heart," and the diminutive, yet catchy "Telephone Song." There is also some great interaction between Getz and Burton on "Here's to That Rainy Day." Getz Au Go Go is highly recommended for all dimensions of jazz enthusiasts.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2007
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602517396876
catalogNumber: 000940002

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stan Getz Quartet   Primary Artist
Gary Burton   Vibes
Stan Getz   Tenor Saxophone
Astrud Gilberto   Vocals
Chuck Israels   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Gene Cherico   Bass,Bass Guitar
Hélcio Milito   Drums
Joe Hunt   Drums

Technical Credits

Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Gene Lees   Composer,Liner Notes
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Roberto Menescal   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Rudy Van Gelder   Engineer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Bill Levenson   Reissue Producer
Creed Taylor   Producer,Audio Production
Val Valentin   Director Of Engineering
Isabelle Wong   Reissue Design
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Ronaldo Bôscoli   Composer
Cameron Mizell   Reissue Production Coordination

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