The Bossa Nova Albums

The Bossa Nova Albums

by Stan Getz

CD(Remastered / Special Edition / Slip Sleeve)

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The Bossa Nova Albums

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2008
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602517549692
catalogNumber: 001052402
Rank: 108901

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
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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