Stan Getz – The Best of Two Worlds, featuring Joao Gilberto (1976)

21 07 2013

Link original: Stan Getz – The Best of Two Worlds, featuring Joao Gilberto (1976)
Publicado em: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 by zecalouro

João Gilberto, Stan Getz & Miúcha - The Best of Two Worlds

Hello, good evening! I’m trying to make this post since Saturday night. And I’m really sorry about this; I had to skip a really important celebration yesterday, which was Antonio Carlos Jobim, 82 years birthday. Additionally, I missed some announcements of friends that were celebrating Antonio Carlos Jobim yesterday, such as the great work made by Jassvan in New York, running a Marathon with Jobim’s music and special guests on WKCR-89.9FM, also at I’m really sad to miss this announcement and also missing the broadcast tribute itself. Jassvan always speaks about Loronix on his radio show and I urge Loronix’s community to reach the radio website and listen to Jassvan show, broadcasted every Sunday at midnight.

The show must go on, and I would like to upgrade this really nice and inexplicable underrated album, a Bossa Nova classic recorded in 1976 by Stan Getz, featuring João Gilberto and with the participation of Miucha. Let’s see.

This is Stan Getz – The Best of Two Worlds, featuring Joao Gilberto (1976), for Columbia. There is something very unique about this album, which is the participation of Antonio Carlos Jobim. He wrote English lyrics to his compositions especially for this occasion. This cover is also a must and probably assembled by Columbia, since Joao Gilberto appears with the same photo with different situation in the front and back cover. This upgrade includes a new vinyl transfer with FLAC files, new cover scans and also personnel listing, with some nice surprises. Tracks include:


Joao Gilberto
(voice, violao, percussion)
Stan Getz
(tenor sax)

Airto Moreira
Billy Hart, Grady Tate, Ray Armando, Rubens Bassini
Clint Houston, Steve Swallow
Albert Dailey
Oscar Castro Neves
(violao, arrangements)

Track List

01 – Double Rainbow (Tom Jobim / G. Lees)
02 – Águas de Março (Tom Jobim)
03 – Ligia (Tom Jobim)
04 – Falsa Baiana (Geraldo Pereira)
05 – Retrato Em Branco e Preto (Picture In Black And White) (Tom Jobim / Chico Buarque)
06 – Izaura (You Know I Just Shouldn’t Stay) (Herivelto Martins / Roberto Roberti / Vrs. Monica Christina)
07 – Eu Vim da Bahia (Gilberto Gil)
08 – João Marcello (João Gilberto)
09 – É Preciso Perdoar (Carlos Coquejo / Alcyvando Luz)
10 – Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha.

Stan Getz Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto#2 (1964)

25 09 2012

Link original: Stan Getz Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto#2 (1964)
Publicado em: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 by zecalouro

Shame on zecalouro, Caetano sent this album a couple of months ago to our community and for reasons that I will never realize, I took it as commercial available and decided to keep it with me until availability changes. I was wrong, do not ask me, perhaps I took by default that all records from Joao Gilberto and Stan Getz collaboration would be always available. By the way, it is truly amazing that this fantastic album is no longer available in CD.

Anyway, thanks for this one Caetano and thanks once again for sending the CD version, featuring really important extras.

This is Stan Getz – Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto #2 (1964), for Verve, featuring the sequel of the acclaimed Getz/Gilberto released an year before. This is a concert recorded live at Carnegie Hall in October of 1964 with Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto performing on separated sets. The extras include a couple of additional vocal cuts featuring Astrud Gilberto. Caetano said to have special attention on these extras with some conversation between the couple that really worth checking. Tracks include:


Helcio Milito (JG), Joe Hunt (SG)
Keter Betts (JG), Gene Cherico (SG)
Gary Burtun

Joao Gilberto
(voice, violao)
Stan Getz
(sax tenor)
Astrud Gilberto

Track List

01 – Grandfather’s Waltz
02 – Tonight I Shall Sleep With a Smile On My Face
03 – Stan’s Blues
04 – Here’s That Rainy Day
05 – Samba da Minha Terra
06 – Rosa Morena
07 – Um Abraço no Bonfá
08 – Bim-bom
09 – Meditação
10 – O Pato
11 – It Might as Well be Spring
12 – Only Trust your Heart
13 – Corcovado
14 – Garota de Ipanema
15 – Eu e Voce


Esse disco pode ser buscado no Um que Tenha e na Rádio Forma e Elenco do Martoni.

Attention: Last minute video featuring Joao Gilberto definitive rendition of Estate, performed at Termas de Caracalla, Rome, Italy, 1983. You cannot miss.

Stan Getz – Big Band Bossa Nova (1962)

27 03 2012

Link original: Stan Getz – Big Band Bossa Nova (1962)
Publicado em: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 by zecalouro

This is one out of a series of albums available at “A Bossa Nova Internacional” section of Caetano’s Bossa Nova e Outras Bossas book released by Verve with this cover artwork, all designed by Olga Albizu. Most of these albums were very important on introducing Bossa Nova to American audience and we will start to show by this first one sent by Caetano Rodrigues with Stan Getz on Bossa Nova standards arranged by Gary McFarland.

This is Stan Getz – Big Band Bossa Nova (1962), for Verve, with arrangements and conduction by Gary McFarland. This amazing set was recorded only in two days, August 27 and 28, 1962. AMG should make better than zeca on Big Band Bossa Nova review with highlights on Gary McFarland participation, as follows: “Fresh from the sudden success of Jazz Samba and “Desafinado,” Stan Getz asked the 28-year-old, strikingly gifted Gary McFarland to arrange a bossa nova album for big band as a follow-up. Getz is always his debonair, wistful, freely-floating self, completely at home in the Brazilian idiom that he’d adopted only a few months before. McFarland usually keeps things nice and spare (although “One Note Samba” is uncharacteristically cluttered and a bit too discordant for the material), letting his pungent voicings stab the air now and then, while allowing the soloists all the room they want within the confines of producer Creed Taylor’s tight timings. Four of the eight songs are by McFarland (none of which would become standards), and Getz makes relaxed impressions with “Manha de Carnival” and “Chega de Saudade.” Jim Hall takes the role of acoustic guitarist from Charlie Byrd with his usual fluidity, and Hank Jones ruminates in a boppish way on piano. This album also charted quite respectably (number 13) in the first flush of the bossa nova boom.” Tracks include:

01 – Manha de Carnaval
02 – Balanco no Samba
03 – Melancolico
04 – Entre Amigos
05 – Chega de Saudade
06 – Noite Triste
07 – Samba de uma Nota So
08 – Bim Bom


Este disco pode ser buscado no Rockin’ Circus.

Stan Getz – Stan Getz with Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (1963)

9 03 2012

Link original: Stan Getz – Stan Getz with Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (1963)
Publicado em: Saturday, April 21, 2007 by zecalouro

Caetano sent this album as part of his latest package of treasures to Loronixers and I need to say open and honestly it was the first time I had the chance to hear this classical record. Among the several things I could learn with Loronix, a important one is to consider Stan Getz as a Brazilian artist, such tremendous was his dedication to Brazilian music and the work he made to “announce” the great new from Brazil in the early 60’s, the Bossa Nova.

This is Stan Getz – Stan Getz with Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (1963), for Verve. This is a really amazing album and I think I cannot make better than Richard Ginell from All Music to describe this session and what was in the air during those years. Personnel includes another surprise, Edison Machado on Drums. Tracks include:

AMG Review

Three weeks after completing his meeting with Luiz Bonfá and only two days after the epochal Getz/Gilberto sessions, Stan Getz was back in the studio recording more bossa nova. Producer Creed Taylor was obviously striking while the iron was hot, getting in as many Brazilian sessions as he could, yet the quality of the music-making remained consistently marvelous. Continuing his practice of running through one star guitarist after another, this time Getz has Laurindo Almeida as the designated rhythm man, featured composer, and solo foil. The rhythm section is an authentically swinging mixture of American sidemen (including Steve Kuhn on piano and George Duvivier on bass) and Brazilian percussionists. Almeida didn’t like to improvise, so his solos stay close to the tunes, inflected with a perfectly matched feeling for the groove along with classical poise. Jobim’s “Outra Vez” is a particularly lovely example of Getz’s freedom and effortless lyricism contrasted against Almeida’s anchored embroidering. Sessions like these might have been seen as cashing in on the boom at the time, yet in the long view, one should be thankful that these musicians were recording so much cherishable material.

PersonnelEdison Machado
Luis Parga, Jose Paulo
George Duvivier, Dave Bailey
Steve Kuhn
Laurindo Almeida
Stan Getz
(sax tenor)

Track List

01 – Menina Moça (Young Lady) (Luis Antônio)
02 – Outra Vez (Once Again) (Tom Jobim)
03 – Winter Moon (Laurindo de Almeida / Portia Nelson)
04 – Do What You Do Do (Laurindo de Almeida / Jeanne Taylor)
05 – Samba da Sahra (Sahra’s Samba) (Laurindo de Almeida)
06 – Maracatu-too (Laurindo de Almeida / Stan Getz)
07 – Corcovado (Tom Jobim)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Edison Machado e no Israbox.

The New Stan Getz Quartet Featuring Astrud Gilberto (1964)

6 10 2011

Link na Internet Wayback Machine: The New Stan Getz Quartet Featuring Astrud Gilberto (1964)
Publicado em: Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto were together in 1964 to record this relaxing and enjoyable JazzBossa album. Astrud sings on five tracks. There is some controversy about the origin of these recordings; some people say that it was live on a small nightclub. Some say that the album is a studio record.

zecalouro invites you to try and decide, actually, zecalouro could not hear applauses or any kind of noise common to a live gig..

Este disco pode ser buscado no Minalegendomusica.