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Getz/Gilberto

by Stan Getz

Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz

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Getz/Gilberto

by Stan Getz

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Label: Verve
This key '60s album is one of those classic jazz sessions where just the right people got together at the right time and created a major musical watershed. Tom Jobim's bossa nova tunes have a graceful sense of swing and a wistful melancholy that fits Stan Getz's feathery tone like a hand-tailored Italian suit. Jobim also plays a lean, almost Bill Evans-style, piano on the session and is joined by Joao Gilberto, who sings and plays guitar. Since neither star spoke English, the producers had Gilberto's wife Astrud sing translated lyrics on a few cuts. A new star was born and "The Girl from Ipanema" became a lasting hit, as did the striking "Desinafinado" and "Corcovado."

About This Album

This key '60s album is one of those classic jazz sessions where just the right people got together at the right time and created a major musical watershed. Tom Jobim's bossa nova tunes have a graceful sense of swing and a wistful melancholy that fits Stan Getz's feathery tone like a hand-tailored Italian suit. Jobim also plays a lean, almost Bill Evans-style, piano on the session and is joined by Joao Gilberto, who sings and plays guitar. Since neither star spoke English, the producers had Gilberto's wife Astrud sing translated lyrics on a few cuts. A new star was born and "The Girl from Ipanema" became a lasting hit, as did the striking "Desinafinado" and "Corcovado."

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About This Album

This key '60s album is one of those classic jazz sessions where just the right people got together at the right time and created a major musical watershed. Tom Jobim's bossa nova tunes have a graceful sense of swing and a wistful melancholy that fits Stan Getz's feathery tone like a hand-tailored Italian suit. Jobim also plays a lean, almost Bill Evans-style, piano on the session and is joined by Joao Gilberto, who sings and plays guitar. Since neither star spoke English, the producers had Gilberto's wife Astrud sing translated lyrics on a few cuts. A new star was born and "The Girl from Ipanema" became a lasting hit, as did the striking "Desinafinado" and "Corcovado."