Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim – Getz/Gilberto (1964/2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

(Last Updated On: December 29, 2015)

Album title: Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto: Getz / Gilberto
Genre: Jazz, Bossa nova
Label: Universal Music
Release date: 1964/2013
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Duration: 00:33:40
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 2002 kbps / 1080p / 24 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: LPCM 2.0 (96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: DTS-HD MA 2.0 (96 kHz / 3674 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#3: Dolby TrueHD 2.0 (96 kHz / 3040 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 3.66 GB

Originally released in March of 1964, this legendary collaboration between saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist Joao Gilberto came at the end of the bossa nova craze Getz had sparked in 1962 with Jazz Samba. In fact, Getz had to push for the release of Getz/Gilberto as his record company didn’t want to compete with their own hit. The album ended up spending 96 weeks on the charts and won four Grammy Awards. Getz/Gilberto remains one of those rare cases in popular music where commercial success matches the artistic merit.

One of the biggest-selling jazz albums of all time, not to mention bossa nova’s finest moment, Getz/Gilberto trumped Jazz Samba by bringing two of bossa nova’s greatest innovators — guitarist/singer João Gilberto and composer/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim — to New York to record with Stan Getz. The results were magic. Ever since Jazz Samba, the jazz marketplace had been flooded with bossa nova albums, and the overexposure was beginning to make the music seem like a fad. Getz/Gilberto made bossa nova a permanent part of the jazz landscape not just with its unassailable beauty, but with one of the biggest smash hit singles in jazz history — “The Girl From Ipanema,” a Jobim classic sung by João’s wife, Astrud Gilberto, who had never performed outside of her own home prior to the recording session. Beyond that, most of the Jobim songs recorded here also became standards of the genre — “Corcovado” (which featured another vocal by Astrud), “So Danço Samba,” “O Grande Amor,” a new version of “Desafinado.” With such uniformly brilliant material, it’s no wonder the album was such a success but, even apart from that, the musicians all play with an effortless grace that’s arguably the fullest expression of bossa nova’s dreamy romanticism ever brought to American listeners. Getz himself has never been more lyrical, and Gilberto and Jobim pull off the harmonic and rhythmic sophistication of the songs with a warm, relaxed charm. This music has nearly universal appeal; it’s one of those rare jazz records about which the purist elite and the buying public are in total agreement. Beyond essential.

01 – The Girl From Ipanema
02 – Doralice
03 – Para Machuchar Meu Coracao
04 – Desafinado
05 – Corcovado
06 – So Danco Samba
07 – O Grande Amor
08 – Vivo Sonhando

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