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Stan Getz and João Gilberto (featuring Antônio Carlos Jobim) -Getz/Gilberto (1964)

Updated: Jan 4

Stan Getz and João Gilberto (featuring Antônio Carlos Jobim) -Getz/Gilberto

(Verve Records)

Released March 1964

Recorded March 18-19 (1963)

"Getz/Gilberto," released in March 1964, is a landmark Bossa Nova and jazz album featuring Stan Getz, João Gilberto, and Antônio Carlos Jobim. The collaboration produced a masterpiece that sold over half a million copies, achieving gold status and winning multiple Grammy Awards in 1965, including Album of the Year. The album's standout tracks include the global anthem "The Girl From Ipanema," showcasing Astrud Gilberto's vocal debut and Jobim's jazz standard "Desafinado." The second side features Astrud singing  "Corcovado" and an exploratory solo by Getz in "Só Danço Samba," concluding with the beautiful "Vivo Sonhando." "Getz/Gilberto" remains the most impactful Bossa Nova album, celebrated for its relaxation, musical sophistication, and lasting influence on jazz. Awards - Grammy for Best Album of the Year, Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Best Engineered Album Non-Classical, Latin Grammy Hall Of Fame, Gold Record.

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