Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - Getz and Gilberto

 (Expanded Edition)

Total download size: 3.20GB Total play length: 1:12:08

Cover art included, liner notes not included

Two names spring to mind upon hearing the words jazz and samba , namely those of Stan Getz and João Gilberto. But really one should be thinking of Antonio Carlos Jobim, who, with his composition from 1958 Chega de saudade, first created the type of Brazilian samba that is known today as bossa nova. It was with one of Jobim’s songs, Desafinado, that the bossa nova began its triumphant conquest of the USA. In 1962, Stan Getz made the work widely known when he recorded the number, together with Charlie Byrd, on his album Jazz Samba. It was this recording, along with Focus (1961), which was responsible for Getz’s definitive comeback in the USA at that same time. Jazz Samba opened the floodgates to a new musical vogue, and although cool jazz had been swept aside by hard bop, the reserved and melancholy touch of Getz’s style once again became all the rage. It is really not at all surprising, therefore, that the album Getz/Gilberto, recorded in March 1963 for the Verve label, was a winner right from the very start, bringing together as it did the two godfathers of samba Jobim and Gilberto with their American brother Getz. This music is like a pleasantly warm bath whose water is perfumed with essential oil, or like a mild summer night bathed in golden moonlight. The songs, all of them now classics in their own right, are filled with the joy of life, peace and harmony.

The expanded edition features both mono and stereo versions of the album. Two bonus tracks—the U.S. single versions of “The Girl From Ipanema,” and “Corcovado,” its original B-side—are also included.

1. The Girl From Ipanema
2. Doralice
3. Para Machuchar Meu Coracao
4. Desafinado
5. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)
6. So Danco Samba
7. O Grande Amor
8. Vivo Sonhando
9. The Girl From Ipanema - Mono Version
10. Doralice - Mono Version
11. Para Machuchar Meu Coracao - Mono Version
12. Desafinado - Mono Version
13. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) - Mono Version
14. So Danco Samba - Mono Version
15. O Grande Amor - Mono Version
16. Vivo Sonhando - Mono Version
17. The Girl From Ipanema - Single Version
18. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) - Single Version

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