Getz/Gilberto - Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto [VINYL]
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'Getz/Gilberto' is not only a marvellous album, but one which had a profound influence upon the face of jazz and American popular music. This stunning 1964 collaboration between Stan Getz, one of the most popular and respected tenor saxophonists of the era, and the remarkable Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, launched the bossa nova craze and the career of João's wife Astrud Gilberto with the hugely popular and iconic hit song, 'The Girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema).' Even more impactful, it introduced the famed Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim to the English-speaking musical world. In addition to playing piano on the album, Jobim also composed six of the eight compositions, including two of his most popular masterpieces, 'Desafinado' and 'Corcovado,' along with the aforementioned 'Garota de Ipanema.'