Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 447/500!
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
The original master tapes for this title had not been used since 1980 previous
to this reissue. Also, for this Analogue Productions reissue the decision was
made to master and present this album as it was originally mixed to master tape.
With only one exception - the Speakers Corner reissue - all versions of this
title to date have had the channels incorrectly reversed. And again, those
reissues you've heard up until now - definitely still breathy, warm and rich -
were made from something less than the master. Prepare to hear the veil removed.
In 1964, with the album present in nearly every household in America, selections
such as The Girl From Ipanema and Desafinado shot up the charts as the
jazz/samba or bossa-nova craze went from fad to phenomenon. Tenor-man Stan Getz,
with his velvety breathy tone, had already established his jazz credentials as a
member of the 'Four Brothers' sax section with Woody Herman, and then by
fronting classic quartet and quintets on recordings for Roost and Clef.
Astrud Gilberto says that her husband, Joao, informed Stan Getz that she "could
sing at the recording." Creed Taylor recalls that it took Getz's wife, Monica,
to get both Astrud and Joao into the recording studio; Mrs. Getz had a sense
that Astrud could make a hit. And Getz himself is on record saying that he
insisted on Astrud's presence over the others' objections. So who's right? What
does it matter? The Gilbertos, Getz and the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim
followed up the bossa nova success of Jazz Samba with this, the defining LP of
the genre. With one of the greatest hit singles jazz has ever known - each one
who hears it goes "Ahhh!"
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound!
• Cut from the Absolute Original Analog Master Tapes!
• Original Verve Label Recording
Stan Getz, tenor saxophone
Joao Gilberto, guitar, vocals
Antonio Carlos Jobim, piano
Tommy William, bass
Milton Banana, drums
Astrud Gilberto, vocals
1. The Girl From Ipanema
3. P'ra Muchucar Meu Coracao
6. So Danco Samba
7. O Grande Amor
8. Vivo Sonhando