Stan Getz & João Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto
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1964 Ratings: #1
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March 1, 1964 / Release Date
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Verve / Label
Jazz, Bossa Nova / Genres
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Stan Getz, João Gilberto / Primary Artists
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This music has nearly universal appeal; it's one of those rare jazz records about which the purist elite and the buying public are in total agreement. Beyond essential.
The History of the Albums - n’ 236

[I invite you to read my review of Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd's Jazz Samba album and Joao Gilberto's Chega de saudade album, in order to better understand the context and to learn more about their respective biographies]. Today we will therefore analyse and revisit the fabulous masterpiece Getz / Gilberto, often cited as the best Bossa Nova and Samba-Jazz album of all time, and for the moment I find that this status is clearly deserved. In 1964, Bossa ... read more
Close your eyes ! Open your ears !

You will see those dark clouds that cover the winter, that crush your morale, you will see them go away moaning.
You will see them rolling, thundering insults in the distance and crying in the sky like a dog on a street corner.

You will see the sun pointing its nose, timidly at first, stuck behind the remnants of black clouds blown away by an accomplice wind.
You will see it get comfortable and start to shine, illuminating a landscape you no longer ... read more
[I usually don't feel comfortable reviewing or rating music in another language because I feel I miss out on context, but in the case of 'Getz/Gilberto,' that barrier is broken. Still, consider this more of an appreciative reflection in the wake of Joao Gilberto's passing than a review. Rest In Peace, Joao.]

'Getz/Gilberto' is one of the best and most important pieces of music ever released. This album was my introduction to not only Bossa Nova but Brazilian music as a whole, as I'm sure it ... read more
[Genre: Bossa Nova]

I mean... it's just so peaceful. I don't understand what Joao is saying on this album but his vocals are just so calming and beautiful. The instrumentation is relaxing and just so chilled out. This is one of those albums you can just drift away to on your own and just let the music take control. There aren't many specific standouts in the tracklist but that doesn't really matter at all to me and it didn't affect the score. All that matters is that it's just peaceful, calm, ... read more
American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto come together to create a melancholic and relaxing record with 'Getz/Gilberto'. Honestly I needed this today, I found solace in this record, it's a smooth collection of Bossa Nova tracks that just sound so peaceful and relaxing, I dont understand what João is saying but I feel more drawn to his vocals and how they blend so well with the gorgeous instrumentals. It's easily something I can grow more fond of with ... read more
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Track List

  1. The Girl From Ipanema
  2. Doralice
  3. Para Machuchar Meu Coração
  4. Desafinado
  5. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)
  6. Só Dança Samba
  7. O Grande Amor
  8. Vivo Sonhando
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Added on: April 17, 2014