Big Band Bossa Nova Stan Getz

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Label: Verve Reissues

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Latin Jazz

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  • 1Manha De Carnaval (Morning Of Carnival)05:49
  • 2Balanco No Samba03:00
  • 3Melancolico04:43
  • 4Entre Amigos03:00
  • 5Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)04:11
  • 6Noite Triste04:58
  • 7One Note Samba03:29
  • 8Bim Bom04:31
  • Total Runtime33:41

Info for Big Band Bossa Nova

For many North American music fans, Stan Getz was the figure associated most closely with the Brazilian jazz craze in the early 1960s. Unlike classic albums like Getz/Gilberto, however, 1962's „Big Band Bossa Nova“ sidesteps the delicate, airy quality of traditional bossa nova for a fusion music that folds in the bold, brassy sound of a large jazz ensemble.

Bossa nova purists may take issue with the fusion, which loses something of the form's elegance in translation, but there's still plenty to appreciate here. Tight, swinging arrangements, Getz's superb playing, and an excellent selection of tunes (Luis Bonfa's "Morning of the Carnival" and Antonio Carlos Jobim's "One Note Samba" are highlights), make this a thoroughly enjoyable listen.

„Fresh from the sudden success of Jazz Samba and "Desafinado," Stan Getz asked the 28-year-old, strikingly gifted Gary McFarland to arrange a bossa nova album for big band as a follow-up. Getz is always his debonair, wistful, freely-floating self, completely at home in the Brazilian idiom that he'd adopted only a few months before.“ (Richard Ginell, All Music)

„Getz’s melodic gift was never more evident; even the way he plays "straight" melody is masterful. Few jazzmen have had this gift - Lester Young did - and it has to do with singing by means of an instrument, for Getz doesn't just play a solo, he sings it,…“ (Don DeMichael, JazzMonthly)

Stan Getz, tenor saxophone
Doc Severisen, trumpet
Bernie Glow, trumpet
Joe Ferrante, trumpet
Clark Terry, trumpet
Nick Travis, trumpet
Ray Alonge, French horn
Tony Studd, trombone
Bob Brookmeyer, trombone
Willie Dennis, trombone
Ray Beckenstein, flute, clarinet
Gerald Sanfino, flute
Eddie Caine, alto flute
Babe Clark, clarinet
Walt Levinsky, clarinet
Romeo Penque, bass clarinet
Hank Jones, piano
Jim Hall, guitar
Tommy Williams, bass
Johnny Rae, drums
Jose Paulo, tambourine
Carmen Costa, cabassa
Gary McFarland, conductor

Recorded in New York, New York on August 27 & 28, 1962

Digitally remastered

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