Getz/Gilberto

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Getz/Gilberto
Studio album by Stan Getz and João Gilberto
Released March 1964
Recorded March 18–19, 1963
A&R Recording Studios, New York City [1]
Genre Jazz, Bossa nova
Length 34:02 original LP
39:16 CD reissue
Label Verve
V6-8545
Producer Creed Taylor
Stan Getz and João Gilberto chronology
Getz/Gilberto
(1964)
Getz/Gilberto #2
(1964)
Astrud Gilberto, along with João Gilberto and Stan Getz's "The Girl from Ipanema" from Getz/Gilberto

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Getz/Gilberto is a 1964 jazz-bossa nova album by American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, featuring composer and pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim. Its release helped fuel the bossa nova craze in the United States and internationally. It brought together Stan Getz, who had already performed the genre on his LP Jazz Samba, João Gilberto (one of the creators of the style), and Jobim, a celebrated Brazilian composer (and also one of the main creators of the genre), who wrote most of the songs in the album. It became one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time, and turned Astrud Gilberto, who sang on the tracks "The Girl from Ipanema" and "Corcovado", into an internationally celebrated musician. The painting on the cover is by Olga Albizu.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]

It won the 1965 Grammy Awards for Best Album of the Year, Best Jazz Instrumental Album - Individual or Group and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. "The Girl from Ipanema" also won the award for Record of the Year in 1965. This was the first time a jazz album received Album of the Year. It was the last jazz album to win the award until Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters 43 years later, in 2008.

JazzTimes (11/94, pp. 88–89) - "...essential for all serious jazz collections...served as proof that it is possible for music to be both artistically and commercially successful...this relatively sparse setting with the great Getz perfectly fit the music, resulting in a true gem..." Vibe (12/99, p. 158) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century. In 2012, Rolling Stone ranked the album number 447 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[3] It was listed by Rolling Stone Brazil as one of the 100 best Brazilian albums in history.[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriters Length
1. "The Girl from Ipanema" Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, Norman Gimbel 5:24
2. "Doralice" Dorival Caymmi, Antonio Almeida 2:46
3. "P'ra Machucar Meu Coração" Ary Barroso 5:05
4. "Desafinado" Jobim, Newton Mendonça 4:15
5. "Corcovado" Jobim, Gene Lees 4:16
6. "Só Danço Samba" Jobim, de Moraes 3:45
7. "O Grande Amor" Jobim, de Moraes 5:27
8. "Vivo Sonhando" Jobim 3:04
9. "The Girl from Ipanema" [45 rpm issue] Jobim, de Moraes, Gimbel 2:54
10. "Corcovado" [45 rpm issue] Jobim, Lees 2:20

Tracks 9-10 not part of original LP. They are the single versions, released as bonus tracks on the CD reissue.

Personnel[edit]

Reissues incorrectly list Tommy Williams as bassist,[5][6] and Dori Caymmi as composer of "Doralice".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simons, David (2004). Studio Stories - How the Great New York Records Were Made. San Francisco: Backbeat Books. .Cf. especially, pp.60-61.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Wenner, Jann S., ed. (2012). Rolling Stone - Special Collectors Issue - The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. USA: Wenner Media Specials. ISBN 978-7-09-893419-6
  4. ^ "Os 100 maiores discos da música brasileira" (in Portuguese). Umas Linhas. 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  5. ^ Castro, Ruy, 1990. Chega de Saudade - A História e as histórias da bossa nova, São Paulo, Companhia das Letras, ISBN 85-7164-137-4 (Recording session photos showing bassist Sebastião Neto)
  6. ^ [1] (Liner notes by Arnaldo deSouteiro from a 2004 compilation, mentioning incorrect listing - PDF file)
  7. ^ Dorival Caymmi