Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - Getz and Gilberto


Analogue Productions (Verve)



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CVRJ 8545 SA
UPC: 753088854569
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Hybrid Stereo SACD

Hybrid Stereo SACD  

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. The DSD was sourced from the PCM. George listened to all of the different A/D converters he had before he chose which to use, and he felt the George Massenburg GML 20 bit A/D produced the best and most synergistic sound for the project.

The original master tapes for this title had not been used since 1980 previous to this reissue. Also, for this Analogue Productions reissue the decision was made to master and present this album as it was originally mixed to master tape. With very few exceptions all versions of this title to date, including the original, have had the channels incorrectly reversed. With this version, you'll hear this title as it was intended to be heard, without the channels reversed. And again, those reissues you've heard up until now - definitely still breathy, warm and rich - were made from something less than the master. Prepare to hear the veil removed

Astrud Gilberto says that her husband, Joao, informed Stan Getz that she "could sing at the recording." Creed Taylor recalls that it took Getz's wife, Monica, to get both Astrud and Joao into the recording studio; Mrs. Getz had a sense that Astrud could make a hit. And Getz himself is on record saying that he insisted on Astrud's presence over the others' objections. So who's right? What does it matter? The Gilbertos, Getz and the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim followed up the bossa nova success of Jazz Samba with this, the defining LP of the genre. With one of the greatest hit singles jazz has ever known - each one who hears it goes "Ahhh!"

Originally released in 1963.

Stan Getz, tenor saxophone
Joao Gilberto, guitar, vocals
Astrud Gilberto, vocals
Antonio Carlos Jobim, guitar, piano
Milton Banana, drums
Tommy Williams, bass


1. The Girl from Ipanema
2. Doralice
3. P'ra Muchucar
4. Desafinado
5. Corcovado
6. So Dance Samba
7. O Grande Amor
8. Vivio Sonhando

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

This is a great sacd

posted on 10/06/2011
5 Stars
Everything was done right on this SACD. Noise is gone, yet the high tones are in tact. Mid range is well defined, instrumentation is crystal clear, and bass is in perfect balance with the rest of the sound spectrum. Could not ask for better.

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