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.
Performance CreditsStan 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 CreditsVinícius 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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Getz/Gilberto based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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.
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.
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!