Getz/Gilberto [Super Audio CD]

Getz/Gilberto [Super Audio CD]

by Stan Getz
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SACD(Super Audio CD - Single Layer SACD)

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Getz/Gilberto [Super Audio CD]

One of the biggest-selling jazz albums of all time, not to mention bossa nova's finest moment, Getz/Gilberto trumped Jazz Samba by bringing two of bossa nova's greatest innovators -- guitarist/singer João Gilberto and composer/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim -- to New York to record with Stan Getz. The results were magic. Ever since Jazz Samba, the jazz marketplace had been flooded with bossa nova albums, and the overexposure was beginning to make the music seem like a fad. Getz/Gilberto made bossa nova a permanent part of the jazz landscape not just with its unassailable beauty, but with one of the biggest smash hit singles in jazz history -- "The Girl from Ipanema," a Jobim classic sung by João's wife, Astrud Gilberto, who had never performed outside of her own home prior to the recording session. Beyond that, most of the Jobim songs recorded here also became standards of the genre: "Corcovado" (which featured another vocal by Astrud), "So Danço Samba," "O Grande Amor," and a new version of "Desafinado." With such uniformly brilliant material, it's no wonder the album was such a success but, even apart from that, the musicians all play with an effortless grace that's arguably the fullest expression of bossa nova's dreamy romanticism ever brought to American listeners. Getz himself has never been more lyrical, and Gilberto and Jobim pull off the harmonic and rhythmic sophistication of the songs with a warm, relaxed charm. This music has nearly universal appeal; it's one of those rare jazz records about which the purist elite and the buying public are in total agreement. Beyond essential. [This edition of the album is presented in SACD format.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/2002
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0731458959526
catalogNumber: 589595
Rank: 22240


  1. The Girl from Ipanema
  2. Doralice
  3. Para Machuchar Meu Coração (To Hurt My Heart)
  4. Desafinado (Off Key)
  5. Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
  6. So Danço Samba (I Only Dance Samba)
  7. O Grande Amor
  8. Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
  9. The Girl from Ipanema
  10. Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stan Getz   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Astrud Gilberto   Vocals
João Gilberto   Guitar,Vocals
Milton Banana   Drums
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Piano
Tommy Williams   Bass

Technical Credits

Laurindo Almeida   Composer
Dori Caymmi   Composer
Stan Getz   Liner Notes
Astrud Gilberto   Liner Notes
João Gilberto   Liner Notes
Gene Lees   Liner Notes
Phil Ramone   Engineer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Howard Mandel   Interviewer
Doug Ramsey   Liner Notes
Olga Albizu   Cover Painting
Bryan Koniarz   Producer

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Getz/Gilberto 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Cort1 More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully romantic! Great CD to listen to by the fireplace, sipping wine, or on a road trip. Makes me feel uber sophisticated. Very worth the money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The ease at which the songs float and flow by belie the brilliance and sophistication of the song writing. Antonio Carlos Jobim’s compositions are among the best any genre has to offer. A master of harmony and melody, he wrote most of the classic Bossa Nova songs. Great playing by all musicians – Getz is so lyrical, and Joao’s guitar playing defines the Bossa Nova feel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nothing describres more beautifully the concept of Bossa. Doesn't matter if you are a bossa begginer or an experienced music digger, you must hear this if you want to start talking about bossa. You won't be dissapointed, try it!
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