Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - The Best Of Two Worlds - 180g LP

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Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - The Best Of Two Worlds - 180g LP
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AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head

Pure Pleasure / Columbia - PPAN 33703 - 180 Gram Virin Vinyl - AAA 100% Analogue

Pressed at Pallas Germany - Limited Edition - Columbia PC 33703

Mastered at Ray Staff at Air Mastering London

 
The session was produced by Columbia’s famed Teo Macero and among the sidemen is the remarkable pianist Albert Dailey. There is a delightful female voice in the style of Astrud Gilberto but with better intonation and a more professional delivery. She is Heloisa Buarque, sister of another top Brazilian singer/songwriter, Chico Buarque.  She was brought up from Brazil to weave her warm voice with that of Gilberto and Getz’s horn.  Getz too, has deepened and enriched his sound during the dozen years.  It’s all right here in the grooves of this gem of Brazilian music. - Sound 5/5 AudiophileAudition 
 
For lovers of the sweet, gentle and romantic rhythms of bossa-nova, with the masters: saxophonist, Stan Getz and singer & guitarist, Joao Gilberto, who started all the trend, back in 1964, with "The Girl of Ipanema".
 
This 1976 album by the late saxophonist Stan Getz is a reunion of sorts with Joao Gilberto, the great Brazilian guitarist and singer, and the music of Antonio Carolos Jobim (or Tom Jobim), along with the stylish and noninstrusive arrangements of Oscar Carolos Neves. The trio changed the world in the early 1960s with its Getz/Gilberto albums. With Neves, they almost did it again, but with all the crap falling down around them in the musical climate of the mid-'70s – fusion, disco, overblown rock, and the serious decline of jazz – this disc was critically overlooked at the time.
Joining these four men in their realization of modern bossa and samba are drummers Billy Hart and Grady Tate, percussionists Airto, Ray Armando, and Ruben Bassini, bassist Steve Swallow, pianist Albert Daily, and Heliosoa Buarque de Hollanda singing the English vocals as a fill-in for Astrud Gilberto – who was not invited to join this session and would have declined if she were. The most beautiful thing about this recording is that Jobim – whose song forms had reached such a degree of sophistication that he was untouchable – chose to write all of his lyrics in English…This is something that did not come naturally or effortlessly to Jobim, but sounds as if it did.
 
In 1976 Getz – who already had the most-heard bossa nova jazz album around in his first Getz/Gilberto LP (it’s said his recordings changed the Brazilian economy) -  encored his stint with Gilberto on this disc.  In the dozen years which had passed Gilberto’s voice had gone deeper and his lyrics had more maturity in their poetry, as pointed out in the extensive liner notes by lyric writer, singer and jazz writer Gene Lees. His own notes wax poetic in observations such as “At times people forget the beauty of the sound of humanity in the human voice.”  Gilberto’s sound does come across with great presence and beauty on this disc. I had not paid much attention when hearing the lyrics previously which Gilberto wrote (in 1973) for his tune Waters of March. This time, both with his wonderful delivery in English, and the fact they are printed in the album, I did.  They are compelling poetry for sure, and cleverly supported by their accompaniment.
 
Arranged By – Oscar Castro Neves
Bass – Clint Houston, Steve Swallow
Drums – Billy Hart, Grady Tate
Executive-Producer – Teo Macero
Guitar – Joao Gilberto, Oscar Castro Neves
Mixed By – John Guerriere
Percussion – Airto Moreira, Joao Gilberto, Ray Armando, Ruben Bassini*, Sonny Carr
Piano – Albert Dailey
Producer – Stan Getz
Recorded By – Stan Tonkel
Vocals [English] – Heloisa (Miucha) Buarque De Hollanda
Vocals [Portuguese] – Joao Gilberto
 
Selections:
1. Double Rainbow
2. Aguas De Marco (Waters Of March)
3. Ligia
4. Falsa Bahiana
5. Retrato en Branco e Prieto (Picture In Black And White)
6. Izaura (You Know I Just Shouldn’t Stay)
7. Eu Vim da Bahia
8. Joao Marcello
9. E Preciso Perdoar
10. Just One Of Those Things
 
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - The Best Of Two Worlds - 180g LP
 
 
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