Classic album that brought together American jazz and Brazilian boss nova. Getz / Gilberto is a collaboration between American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, and features composer and pianist Antônio Carlos Jobim. It helped to fuel the bossa nova craze of the 1960s and brought international attention to Astrud Gilberto who sang on the album's most celebrated songs. An essential part of any serious jazz collection, the album made bossa nova a permanent part of the jazz landscape. One of the rare moments where the record buying public and the jazz elite are in total agreement. Includes the songs: "The Girl From Ipanema," "Corcovado," and "Só Danço Samba." Eight tracks in all. Released by Verve Records on black vinyl.
- landmark collaboration from American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto w/ vocals by Astrud Gilberto
- black vinyl pressing
- featuring Stan Getz (t. sax), João Gilberto (g, vox), Antônio Carlos Jobim (p), Astrud Gilberto (vox), Sebastião Neto (b), Milton Banana (d)
- original release year: 1964
- music label: Verve Records 2016
reviewed by Cool Hand 05/2016