Thursday, July 3, 2008

Stan Getz: The Bossa Nova Years (CD3)

Genre: Bossa Nova
Size: 70.1 MB

Continued from Wikipedia:
"Returning to America from Europe in 1961, Getz became a central figure in introducing bossa nova music to the U.S. audience. Teaming with guitarist Charlie Byrd, who had just returned from a U.S. State Department tour of Brazil, Getz recorded Jazz Samba in 1962 and it became a hit. The title track was an adaptation of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "One Note Samba (Samba de Uma Nota Só)". Getz won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance of 1963 for "Desafinado", off of the same album. As a follow-up, Getz recorded Jazz Samba Encore! with one of the originators of bossa nova, Brazilian guitarist Luiz Bonfa.

He then recorded the album Getz/Gilberto with Tom Jobim, João Gilberto and his wife, Astrud Gilberto. Their "The Girl from Ipanema" won a Grammy Award. The piece became one of the most well-known latin jazz cuts of all time. Getz/Gilberto won two Grammys (Best Album and Best Single), besting The Beatles' A Hard Day's Night, a victory for Bossa Nova and Brazilian jazz. A live album, Getz/Gilberto #2, followed, as did Getz Au Go Go, a recording made live at the Cafe Au Go Go. Unfortunately, Getz' affair with Astrud Gilberto brought an end to his musical partnership with her and her husband and he began to move away from bossa-nova and back to cool jazz. Even while still working with the Gilbertos, he recorded Nobody Else But Me an album of straightforward jazz with a new quartet including vibraphonist Gary Burton, but Verve Records, wishing to continue building the Getz brand with bossa-nova, refused to release it. It eventually came out 30 years later, after Getz had died."


1. Girl from Ipanema
2. Doralice
3. Para Machuchar Meu Coracao (To Hurt My Heart)
4. Desafindao
5. Corcavado (Quiet Nights)
6. So Danco Samba
7. O Grande Amor
8. Vivo Sohando Dreamer
9. Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
10. It Might As Well Be Spring
11. Eu E Voce (Me and You)
12. Only Trust Your Heart
13. Telephone Song
14. One Not Samba


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