Stan Getz & Joao Giberto - Getz / Gilberto (Acoustic Sounds Series)
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The marvelous album, Getz/Gilberto, had a profound influence upon the face of jazz and American popular music. The stunning 1964 collaboration between Stan Getz, one of the most respected tenor saxophonists of the era, and the remarkable Brazilian guitarist Joao Gilberto, launched the bossa nova craze and the career of Joao's wife Astrud Gilberto with iconic hit "The Girl from Ipanema".
Verve's Acoustic Sounds Series is supervised by Acoustic Sounds CEO Chad Kassem, featuring iconic titles from the Verve, Impulse!, Philips, EmArcy and Decca catalogs. Lacquers are cut directly from the original analog tapes, with Quality Record Pressing doing the plating and heavywieght vinyl pressing, packaged in Stoughton Printing Co. high quality tip-on gatefold jackets.
“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