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Getz Plays Jobim: The Girl From Ipanema by Stan Getz

It is rare one can receive a CD collection for review and know already the songs are time-tested over a period of decades and worthy of a five-star top rating, and this collection is that rare exception that is definitely a five-star. For those who love the bossa nova music that emerged in the 1960s, this is one of the finest collections available featuring Stan Getz on tenor saxophone and Antonio Carlos Jobim on piano and vocals, and Astrud Gilberto on vocals.

There are 14 songs in this collection, GETZ PLAYS JOBIM: THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA. The sound is flawless and the production values on this release are excellent.

Songs include "Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)," "Desafinado," "Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)," "The Girl From Ipanema," "Vivo Sonhando (Dramer)," "One Note Samba," "Eu e Voce (Me and You)," "Desafinado,(vocal version)" "One Again (Outra Vez)," O Grande Amor," "So Danco Samba," "How Insensitive," and "One Note Samba (vocal version)." Great sounds, great performances.

This collection showcases Stan Getz and those who accompanied him when Bossa Nova exploded with passion and sensitivity on the musical scene. This collection is a listening treat and will attract all listening audiences who enjoy enjoyable & entertaining jazz with a world beat!

The music is as vibrant and lovely and exciting today as it was 40 years ago! Excellent.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Stan Getz
  • CD Title: Getz Plays Jobim: The Girl From Ipanema
  • Genre: Brazilian Jazz / Brazilian Pop Jazz
  • Year Released: 2002
  • Record Label: Verve
  • Musicians: Stan Getz, tenor saxophone; Gary Burton, vibraphone; Antonio Carlos Jobim, piano, vocals; Luiz Bonfa, Charlie Byrd, Joao Giblerto, Jim Hall, guitar; Astrud Gilberto, vocal; Gary McFarland, arranger/conductor, and others.
  • Rating: Five Stars
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