Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (Acoustic Sounds Series)


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The words "bossa nova" are often synonymous with the name Stan Getz. However North Americans might not have ever known the bright sound of this music if it had 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 and they planned a recording session that resulted with this album Jazz Samba. It was the first album of true bossa nova music by jazz artists and the first record that broke the bossa nova wave in 1960s America.

The Acoustic Sounds vinyl reissue series, seeks to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded. Utilizing the skills of the top mastering engineers and the unsurpassed production craft of Quality Record Pressings, all titles will be mastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on heavyweight vinyl and packaged by Stoughton Printing Co. in high-quality tip-on gatefold jackets. The releases are being supervised by Chad Kassem, CEO of Acoustic Sounds, the world’s largest source for audiophile recordings.

“We’re all about the highest possible quality at Acoustic Sounds. So, to work on a reissue series with Verve and UMe that’s about no-expense-spared quality— that’s a great opportunity. It’s wonderful to use the original analog masters of classic records by such legendary artists as Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto, John Coltrane, Peggy Lee, Clifford Brown & Max Roach and many others. Our aim with this series is to create the definitive versions of timeless jazz records, and we can’t wait for people to hear the results.”Chad Kassem

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