by Stan Getz

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Is there any sexier sound than Astrud Gilberto's breathy singing on "Girl from Ipanema"? The runner-up would have to be Stan Getz's equally sultry tenor sax on the very same track. Every note of Getz/Gilberto, is heavy with tropical sensuality. Propelled by a lilting bossa nova beat, the incomparable Getz and Brazilian vocalist and guitarist Joao Gilberto construct songs that sound innocent and coy, restrained and passionate. Brazilian vocalist and guitarist Joao Gilberto's elegantly understated delivery and gentle phrasing play off the charming lack of polish in his wife Astrud's untrained voice, while Getz blows gorgeous clouds of melody about them. Thirty-five years later, however, "Girl" and the companion pieces like "Corcovado," "Desafinado," and "O Grande Amor" ensure that Getz/Gilberto still shimmers -- softly, slowly, gently -- every spin on your stereo.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/12/1994
UPC: 0015775160729
catalogNumber: 607

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stan Getz   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Astrud Gilberto   Vocals
João Gilberto   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Milton Banana   Drums
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Guitar,Piano
Tommy Williams   Bass

Technical Credits

Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Gene Lees   Composer,Liner Notes
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Phil Ramone   Engineer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Val Valentin   Director Of Engineering
Ary Barroso   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Olga Albizu   Cover Painting
Antonio Almeida   Composer

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Getz/Gilberto 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Cort1 More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully romantic! Great CD to listen to by the fireplace, sipping wine, or on a road trip. Makes me feel uber sophisticated. Very worth the money.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The ease at which the songs float and flow by belie the brilliance and sophistication of the song writing. Antonio Carlos Jobim’s compositions are among the best any genre has to offer. A master of harmony and melody, he wrote most of the classic Bossa Nova songs. Great playing by all musicians – Getz is so lyrical, and Joao’s guitar playing defines the Bossa Nova feel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nothing describres more beautifully the concept of Bossa. Doesn't matter if you are a bossa begginer or an experienced music digger, you must hear this if you want to start talking about bossa. You won't be dissapointed, try it!
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