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  • Audio CD (12 Nov 2013)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD, SACD
  • Label: Apo
  • ASIN: B00EP22HBY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 408,999 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The words "bossa nova" are often synonymous with the name Stan Getz. But North Americans might not have ever known the bright sound of bossa nova had it not been for Charlie Byrd. In 1961 Byrd returned from a tour of South America, where bossa nova music was thriving. The style was the invention of singer Joao Gilberto and songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim - an adaptation of infectious Brazilian samba rhythms with the harmonic structures and "cool" surface of West Coast jazz. Byrd brought back records for Getz to hear, they planned a session, and the result was Jazz Samba - the first album of true bossa nova music by jazz artists and the one that broke the bossa nova wave in 1960s America. Originally released in 1962. Stan Getz, tenor saxophone Charlie Byrd, guitar Keter Betts, bass Gene Byrd, bass, guitar Buddy Deppenschmidt, drums Antonio Carlos Jobim, guitar Bill Reichenbach, drums #1. Desafinado #2. Samba Dees Days #3. O Pato #4. Samba Triste #5. Samba de Uma Nota So #6. E Luxo S6 #7. Baia

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 22 Sep 2005
Format: Audio CD
Jazz Samba is the first, but now possibly least famous, of the works by the famous samba populist and saxophonist, Stan Getz. Here he collaborates with the guitarist Charlie Byrd to produce, in my opinion, his finest Samba album.
Unlike the later Getz/Gilberto, Getz/Byrd has no vocal content and relies on swinging samba melodies and dexterous interplay between these masters of jazz sax and guitar. In tempo, it ranges from the boisterous E Luxo So, through the never-bettered Desafinado to the melancholic and beautiful Samba Triste.
Getz's samba does not engage the listener like other jazz forms. Its Brazilian rhythms fade naturally into the background, making it ideal for sophisticated party music. Given the right conditions however (a sultry summer evening, a cool glass of Cachaca in a quiet bar, or a bout of introspection on tumultuous passions of life) it leaps out and grabs you and won't let go.
Bolstered by his success in the pop charts, Getz went on to make a number of samba LPs, including the now famous Getz/Giberto in 1964, which featured Joao Gilberto on guitar, Antonio Jobim on piano and the raw vocal talent of Astrud Gilberto (famous now for The Girl From Ipanema). This work was possibly more pop than jazz and, while still excellent, it does not grab me quite like the original.
Whether the Getz/Byrd is jazz or not is also open to question, but by god it sure is good!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By No Longer Used VINE VOICE on 26 Aug 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is the LP that launched a thousand samba's, No1 in the pop charts, a feat that I belive has not been bettered by a Jazz LP since, this was the sound of the Brazilian New Wave and opened the worlds ears to the Jobim / Gilberto sound, is there anything quite as bright and breezy as the intro to Desafinado Getz full buttery tone and Byrd's softly singing strings just scream summer.
Buy it and feel the heat
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By R. R. Thompson on 10 Feb 2011
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Almost 50 Years old.This recording spawned ten years of jazz bossa nova.However this was the first and 'Desafinado'spent many weeks in the hit parade of the time.I lost my copy of this and have recently repaced it.After a break I was astounded how fresh it still seems,and Getz's virtuosity is magnificent.I rank this in my all time top ten.Just buy and enjoy.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By marcusjohners@hotmail.com on 9 July 2000
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i first heard this album in a cafe bar in malaysia. i was immediately taken with it's mellow tunes. on returning to england i immediately sort out the album and everytime i hear it now it just puts me in the mellowest of moods. i'm sure that anyone else who discovers this album will whole heartidly agree. what a great album, if anyone knows any other albums similiar to this then be sure to let me know. enjoy
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Scott Matthews on 7 Aug 2009
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One of my all time favourite albums. Beautiful. Subtle sax playing; wonderful rhythms; good tunes too!
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A classic album by Stan Getz. A brilliant selection of music by this wonderful artist and a must for any serious collection.
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