João Gilberto – O Amor, O Sorriso E A Flor (1960/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

João Gilberto – O Amor, O Sorriso E A Flor (1960/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 21:39 minutes | 122 MB | Genre: Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

O Amor, o Sorriso e a Flor is a studio album by João Gilberto, released in Brazil in 1961. The Portuguese title translates to The Love, the Smile and the Flower and is taken from the original lyrics of Antônio Carlos Jobim and Newton Mendonça’s “Meditação”, which is included in the album.

The album was initially released in the United States in 1960 as Brazil’s Brilliant João Gilberto (Capitol ST 10280).

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João Gilberto – Interpreta Tom Jobim (1980/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

João Gilberto – Interpreta Tom Jobim (1980/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 25:06 minutes | 477 MB | Genre: Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

João Gilberto (* June 10, 1931 as João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira in Juazeiro, Bahia; † July 6, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian guitarist, singer and composer, who, along with Antônio Carlos Jobim, is considered the inventor of the Bossa Nova. Characteristic of Gilberto’s style are especially the quiet vocals and the rhythm of his guitar playing.

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Joao Gilberto – The Legend Of Joao Gilberto 1957-61 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Joao Gilberto – The Legend Of Joao Gilberto 1957-61 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 01:15:35 minutes | 906 MB | Genre: Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

To say that all roads of modern Brazilian music lead back to Jo~ao Gilberto would be a stretch; Tom Jobim, who wrote many of the songs Jo~ao famously interpreted, merits at least as much of a claim as progenitor as Jo~ao does; and, well, there’s that whole century-old tradition of samba out of which both men sprang, which they internalized and then brilliantly reconceived. But it wouldn’t be a huge stretch. Listen to Caetano Veloso (who refers to Jo~ao as “mi maestro”) sing a song like “O Leaozhino” off Bicho (1977); to the seductive marriage of guitar and voice, the perfect garnishing of nonsense syllables, on the title track from Novos Baianos’ Acabou Chorare (1972); to the nasally-sensual singing style of Chico Buarque on most any cut, but especially softly swooning ones like “No Fala de Maria” from the fourth Chico Buarque de Hollanda record (1971): these artists are all Jo~ao’s issue (more than Jobim’s, more than anyone’s), and all of them are quite outspoken about this fact; while they made albums that sold in far greater quantities than those of the old master, all are more or less made in Jo~ao’s image, and their musical visions pick up where Jo~ao’s leaves off. What this means is that at the very center of the Brazilian music pantheon is one of the most enigmatic, eccentric creatures in all of twentieth-century pop culture-one who, though he has triggered more scrutiny, speculation, and spilled ink than just about any other figure in MPB, will always remain essentially a puzzle. Other music traditions from the last century were inaugurated by loud, flamboyant showmen-Elvis Presley writhing his loins on the Milton Berle show, Louis Armstrong pandering to white audiences’ fetish for black minstrelsy, Jimi Hendrix lighting his guitar on fire at the Monterey Pop Festival. As the almost single-handed creator of bossa nova, though, Jo~ao-reclusive, nocturnal, notoriously uncooperative-seems as unlikely a candidate for celebrity as a person can be. Yet armed with a new kind of music-a languid, sparse music marked by autumnal rustlings-he staged a sudden, decisive coup through sly, subversive whispers. He was a shy, awkward prophet preaching a gospel of silence, of hushed intimacy; and, on the strength of a couple of singles (“Chega de Saudade” and “Desafinado”), he turned the whole of Rio de Janeiro on its head, cleansing it of the excesses of 1950s samba and ushering in a new dispensation. It’s a dispensation that Brazilian musicians have never really left.

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Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim – Getz/Gilberto: Expanded Edition (1964/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Stan Getz & João Gilberto featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim – Getz/Gilberto: Expanded Edition (1964/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 1:12:08 minutes | 2,32 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | © Verve Records

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark, four-time Grammy Award winning jazz album GETZ/GILBERTO which single-handedly ignited the international bossa nova craze with such hits as “The Girl From Ipanema” and “Corcovado”. This anniversary celebrate with the release of GETZ/GILBERTO: Expanded Edition. It includes U.S. single versions of the widely popular hits as well as a newly remastered version of the jazz/bossa nova classic album in both mono and stereo, with the mono version making its CD debut and the stereo album in its original left-right configuration for the first time since its vinyl release!

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Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto feat. Antonio Carlos Jobim – Getz/Gilberto (1964/2011) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD64/2.82MHz]

Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto feat. Antonio Carlos Jobim – Getz/Gilberto (1964/2011)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 00:33:50 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Verve Music
Recorded: March 18–19, 1963 at A&R Recording Studios, New York City

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original analog 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!”

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Joao Gilberto – Na Casa de Chico Pereira 1958 – Demo Sessions For A Sound That Seduced The World! (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

João Gilberto – Na Casa de Chico Pereira 1958 – Demo Sessions For A Sound That Seduced The World! (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:09:14 minutes | 756 MB | Genre: Bossa Nova
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

João Gilberto (born João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira – Portuguese: [ʒuˈɐ̃w ʒiwˈbɛʁtu]; June 10, 1931 – July 6, 2019), was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and guitarist, who was a pioneer of the musical genre of bossa nova in the late 1950s. Around the world he was often called “father of bossa nova”; in his native Brazil, he was referred to as “O Mito” (“The Legend”).

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Joao Gilberto – Joao Gilberto (1973) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2011 # UCGU-9020] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

João Gilberto – João Gilberto (1973) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2011 # UCGU-9020]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 49:52 minutes | Scans included | 2,02 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,01 GB
Genre: Jazz

This release is Joao Gilberto stripped down nearly to his bare essentials — his voice, guitar and the extremely spare drumming of Sonny Carr — and he’s just as mesmerizing as he’s ever been on records. The whole record is about the rhythmic clashes and dovetailings of a singer and his guitar, pitched at extremely low levels of volume yet generating volumes of drive without seeming to breathe hard. Dig the insistent way in which “Falsa Baiana” and Gilberto Gil’s marathon rhythm machine “Eu Vim Da Bahia” ride the waves of the bossa nova groove, or how Gilberto delivers one of the best renditions of Jobim’s “Aguas de Marco” — quietly relentless and to-the-point. Three of the tracks eschew words altogether — gentle syllables and/or Gilberto’s insistent guitar tell the entire story — and the final selection, “Izaura,” belatedly adds a female voice (Miucha) in the left speaker. Though recorded in a New Jersey studio — the engineer, surprisingly enough, is Wendy Carlos, the electronic music pioneer of Switched-On Bach fame — this addictive release originates from PolyGram Brazil. (more…)

Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto (Remastered Expanded Edition) (1964/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Stan Getz & João Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto (Remastered Expanded Edition) (1964/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:59 minutes | 1,61 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Verve

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.

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Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto (Remastered) (1964/2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Stan Getz & João Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto (Remastered) (1964/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 46:13 minutes | 3,26 GB | Genre: Bossa Nova, Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © 2xHD

This newly-discovered classic unreleased live music from Stan Getz and João Gilberto was recorded during a week-long engagement in May 1976 at the legendary San Francisco jazz club Keystone Korner. The series of shows represents one of the very few times the famed duo reunited after their initial creative collaboration years earlier which yielded one of the most successful jazz records of all time, the Grammy-winning, million-selling 1964 album Getz/Gilberto and its 1966 sequel Getz/Gilberto #2.

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Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto (1964) [Analogue Productions’ Remaster 2011] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Stan Getz & João Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto (1964) [Analogue Productions’ Remaster 2011]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 33:50 minutes | Scans included | 1,37 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 637 MB

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.

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Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto ’76 (2016) [Official Digital Download DSF DSD128/5.64MHz]

Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto ’76 (2016)
DSF Stereo DSD128, 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time – 46:13 minutes | 4,02 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: nativeDSDmusic | Booklet, Front Cover | © 2xHD/Resonance Records
Recorded live at Keystone Korner, San Francisco, May 11-16, 1976

Getz/Gilberto ’76 is an instant classic collection of never-before-released recordings captured May 11-16, 1976 at the legendary San Francisco jazz club Keystone Korner, showcasing the legendary Brazilian singer, guitarist and composer João Gilberto, accompanied by the saxophone icon Stan Getz and his rhythm section of pianist Joanne Brackeen, bassist Clint Houston and drummer Billy Hart. These recordings were made during João Gilberto’s and Stan Getz’s weeklong engagement at the Keystone, which took place nearly 12 years after the release of their initial award-winning album.
The first Getz/Gilberto album sold over one million copies and almost single-handedly launched the bossa nova craze in America and around the world. It’s been said that the hit single off that album, “The Girl From Ipanema,” is the second most recorded song of all time, behind only “Yesterday” by the Beatles. The 1976 Keystone engagement represents one of the very few times this famed duo reunited after their initial creative collaboration in 1962, and according to the club’s founder and owner Todd Barkan, this engagement was João Gilberto’s first public performance after a four year hiatus
Back in 2012, George Klabin and I assumed the guise of a couple of jazz loving Indiana Jones – type archeologists when we decided to take an adventure: we were going to go after the crown jewels of a riveting tape collection amassed by Todd Barkan, the legendary jazz impresario and owner of San Francisco’s iconic jazz club, Keystone Komer. Our adventure would take us deep into a treasure trove of live recordings made at the Keystone by the artists who played there.

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Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto #2 (1964/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Stan Getz & João Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto #2 (1964/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:59 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | © Verve Records
Recorded October 9, 1964 at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY.

This live follow-up to the surprise blockbuster Getz/Gilberto was inevitable. Interestingly, the original LP release of the October 1964 Carnegie Hall concert focused on separate sets by Getz’s quartet (featuring vibist Gary Burton) and Gilberto’s trio: each is as meditative and sweetly melancholic as you’d expect. (more…)

João Gilberto & Stan Getz – Getz/Gilberto ’76 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

João Gilberto & Stan Getz – Getz/Gilberto ’76 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 50:35 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: ProStudioMasters | Digital Booklet | © 2xHD

Having reunited for 1976’s The Best of Two Worlds, saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian singer/guitarist João Gilberto celebrated the album’s release with a week of shows at San Francisco’s Keystone Corner. Marking over a decade since the pair had made history with 1964’s landmark Getz/Gilberto album, the shows, which took place between May 11-16, 1976, would prove one of the rare times they appeared live together. Resonance Records’ 2016 album, Getz/Gilberto ’76 (and the separate release Moments in Time), documents these shows via live recordings made by Keystone Korner club owner Todd Barkan.

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Joao Gilberto – Amoroso (1977/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Joao Gilberto – Amoroso (1977/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 44:22 minutes | 1,7 GB | Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: HDTracks | @ Rhino/Warner Bros.
Recorded: Rosebud Studios, New York, November 17th, 18th & 19th, 1976; Capitol Records, Hollywood, January 3rd, 4th & 7th, 1977

The originator of Brazilian Bossa Nova delivered Amoroso to the public in 1977. It displayed the ethereal, fine-tuned quality of his vocals and wonderfully complex and daring string arrangements. This spacious, mellow album is now available in 192kHz high definition audio!

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

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.

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