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Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim- Getz/Gilberto
May 20, 1997
Original Release Date: 1963

1. Girl From Ipanema, The
2. Doralice
3. Para Machuchar Meu Coracao
4. Desafinado
5. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)
6. So Danco Samba
7. O Grande Amor
8. Vivo Sonhando
9. Girl From Opanema, The - (45rpm edit)
10. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) - (45rpm edit)

I love this album 'cuz I love Brazilian women. I love every girl from Ipanema. I love every girl from Rio de Janeiro just like I love every girl from Paris. I love this album simply because it's great, even flawless. Once again, good jazz doesn't have to be showy or complicated. Simple jazz makes good jazz. Stan Getz is exceptional on the sax; the sax makes Brazilian jazz so sexy. (It puts you to the beach observing Brazilian women with bikinis.) Gilberto is quite leisurely on the guitar. Listen to the pleasant sounds on "So Danco Samba" and "Desafinado." Jobim can play the piano well; no scene-stealing performance but a perfect division of labor. Not to mention Astrud Gilberto's melancholy voice on "The Girl from Ipanema," "Desafinado," and "Quiet Nights, Quiet Stars." She sang those while having a cold. This is a phenomenon album of Samba jazz. Nothing that came out after this album could compete with it. It's simply the best.

Extended Listening

-Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd- Jazz Samba

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