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Getz / Gilberto

By: Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto

Current Price: $119.92

Joao Gilberto Artist Snapshot:

Joao Gilberto, along with Antonio Carlos Jobim, defined the bossa nova sound. With his whispering vocals and subtle, rhythmically complex guitar work, he was the perfect conduit for Jobim's musical message. His collaborations with his wife Astrud and U.S. saxman Stan Getz sparked a worldwide bossa nova craze in the early 1960s. Decades later, after his daughter Bebel went on to bossa nova/pop crossover success, he remains the primary interpreter of the style.

Track Listing

DISC 1 for Getz / Gilberto Album By Stan Getz
1   Girl from Ipanema
2   Doralice
3   P'ra Machucar Meu Coracao
4   Desafinado
5   Corcovado
6   So Danco Samba
7   O Grande Amor
8   Vivo Sonhando

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Product note

Japanese Special Edition of this Classic Original Album Re-released on CD and Packaged in a 12 X 12 Inch Album Sized LP Replica Sleeve with all the Original Artwork and Tracks. Recorded in 1963.

Album Description

Limited edition Japanese pressing of the 1963 album comes packaged in an LP sleeve. Verve. 2005.

Product Notes

Originally released in March 1964, this collaboration between saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist João Gilberto came at seemingly the end of the bossa nova craze Getz himself had sparked in 1962 with Jazz Samba, his release with American guitarist Charlie Byrd. Jazz Samba remains the only jazz album to reach number one in the pop charts. In fact, the story goes that Getz had to push for the release of Getz/Gilberto since the company did not want to compete with its own hit; it was a good thing he did. Getz/Gilberto, which featured composer Antonio Carlos Jobim on piano, not only yielded the hit "Girl from Ipanema" (sung by Astrud Gilberto, the guitarist's wife, who had no professional experience) but also "Corcovado" ("Quiet Night")--an instant standard, and the definitive version of "Desafinado." Getz/Gilberto spent 96 weeks in the charts and won four Grammys. It remains one of those rare cases in popular music where commercial success matches artistic merit. Bossa nova's "cool" aesthetic--with its understated rhythms, rich harmonies, and slightly detached delivery--had been influenced, in part, by cool jazz. Gilberto in particular was a Stan Getz fan. Getz, with his lyricism, the bittersweet longing in his sound, and his restrained but strong swing, was the perfect fit. His lines, at once decisive and evanescent, focus the rest of the group's performance without overpowering. A classic. --Fernando Gonzalez

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