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Getz/Gilberto

Stan Getz

João Gilberto

1964

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Getz/Gilberto
Album Summary

Getz/Gilberto is an album by American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, featuring pianist and composer Antônio Carlos Jobim (Tom Jobim), who also composed many of the tracks. It was released in March 1964 by Verve Records. The album features the vocals of Astrud Gilberto on two tracks, "Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema") and "Corcovado". The artwork was done by artist Olga Albizu. Getz/Gilberto is a jazz and bossa nova album and includes tracks such as "Desafinado", "Corcovado", and "Garota de Ipanema". The last received a Grammy Award for Record of the Year and started Astrud Gilberto's career. "Doralice" and "Para Machucar Meu Coração" strengthened Gilberto's and Jobim's respect for the tradition of pre-bossa nova samba. Getz/Gilberto is considered the record that popularized bossa nova worldwide and is one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time, selling over one million copies. It was included in Rolling Stone's and Vibe's lists of best albums of all time. Getz/Gilberto was widely acclaimed by music critics, who praised Gilberto's vocals and the album's bossa nova groove and minimalism. Getz/Gilberto received Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group and Best Engineered Recording - Non-Classical; it also became the first non-American album to win Album of the Year, in 1965.

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3.63

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Genres

  • Jazz
  • Samba

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Sun Mar 12 2023
5

I have fallen head over heels in love with Brazilian music in the last few years and it's partly due to 1001 periodically putting me back into contact with it. This has an all star lineup with Joao Gilberto, AC Jobim, and, the real scene stealer, Astrud Gilberto. Not to mention the smooth sax fingerings of Stan Getz. A finely balanced blend of jazz and Bossa Nova.

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Thu Apr 20 2023
5

This album feels like a summer day with gentle breeze

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Sat Mar 25 2023
4

This sometimes verges a bit too on the "easy" side of easy listening; I wish it had just a bit more bite to it. But what can I say, it's a classic for a reason... something about it just Getz me.

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Mon Mar 20 2023
5

5.0 + Makes me feel like I'm enjoying a well-blended cocktail at some ancient courtyard bar, candlelit and not too crowded. It's a breezy summer night filled with possibilities.

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Thu Feb 01 2024
5

Me and my girlfriend did interesting things in the back of my car to this Best song: The Girl from Ipanema

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Wed Mar 15 2023
3

Solid jazz/bossa nova record. Can get kinda repetitive, but still a fun listen nonetheless.

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Sat Sep 02 2023
5

For me, music like this offers a time capsule/teleportation to an idyllic space of music that's easy going and relaxed but has enough harmonic and melodic complexity to keep it interesting and mysterious. It's a bit of a gateway drug to Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim - one I gladly fall into every time this sort of music comes around. If I could change one thing, I'd compress the tenor sax down - 's a bit loud.

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Mon Mar 13 2023
3

Cool music to just chill with in the background, but not my main vibe.

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Thu Mar 16 2023
3

I know this is iconic and legendary. I know it's smooth and cool and sexy. But I just found it to be boring today. 🤷‍♂️

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Tue Mar 21 2023
1

I guess someone had to write "The Girl from Ipanema". This record did nothing for me. The horn sounded weird through out.

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Sun Mar 12 2023
5

Is there any music more soothing than this? I think not.

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Tue Mar 14 2023
5

A beautiful, calming, relaxing and soothing album. I love her melancholic voice. If I ever organise a coctail party in a hot summer night close to a beach this album will be played for sure.

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Mon Sep 18 2023
5

It's unfortunate how many people just consider this "elevator music." There aren't too many better albums to put on while drinking coffee on a Sunday morning.

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Tue Mar 19 2024
5

Absolute classic bosa nova. Layed back vocals, beautiful and stripped back melodies, saxophone recorded so closely you can hear every valve and breath. Crack open a bottle of wine and make dinner to this. Must listen.

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Tue Apr 23 2024
5

A haiku: bossa nova nice but gets 5 for drummer's name: Milton Banana

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Fri Mar 29 2024
4

Quite literally the perfect record to relax with after a long day’s work.

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Thu Apr 04 2024
4

A sort of Bossa nova gateway drug. I wasn’t around in the early 60s but this record probably had a similar effect on me as it did to many others at the time. Dipping in to a bit CTI jazz and coming away with a newfound interest in Brazilian music. Very cool. Can imagine myself listening to this, sipping a caiprinha in a piano bar with the beautiful people. Then realise that I’m a pale, haggard, middle aged man from Glasgow who has no right to be there.

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Sun Apr 16 2023
2

"American 20-something returns from overseas trip and plays this album for friends as if she didn't just spend a month vomiting on historical landmarks and having sex with strangers in pub toilets". "Bland cafe in 'endless suburbia' part of city sets self apart by playing Girl from Ipanema on repeat, as do the other 5 cafes on the same block". "Entire fucking Gilberto family appears on dumb 1001 albums list in show of author's desire to appear worldly, despite pathetically miniscule knowledge of music outside the Anglosphere". "Amateur music critic narrowly avoids death by boredom as dull, waify hotel cafe jazz album reaches 39th minute and ends". 2/5.

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Sat Mar 11 2023
5

Och Astrud hade typ bara sjungit hemma i köket innan, när hon brassade köttbullar.

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Tue Mar 21 2023
5

Hey, one of the recently put on the generator albums, glad to see the missing ones are getting in here! Usually with an album like this, at this point it becomes common place for me to think not much more of the album other than being "Olive Garden music", but the fact that the vocals here are so pleasant really elevates this album a whole bunch for me. There are a couple times the saxophone appears a little too long for my liking, but it hardly hinders the album whatsoever. I completely understand why I've heard such high praises for this album.

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Wed Mar 22 2023
5

Super solid album, and a great album for folks who are interested in jazz and looking for an easy entry point

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Mon Mar 27 2023
5

I think this is my first time listening to the album with headphones on. Interesting how they use the different channels throughout the songs

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Sat Apr 15 2023
5

Goat album älskar bossa simple as

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Tue Apr 25 2023
5

Really pleasant sounding jazz/bossa nova album. Damn near a perfect album. Beautiful vocals, instrumentation, atmosphere, and all of these combine to make a great record. I can already tell this will be one album in my constant rotation. Perfect length to put on while doing some work in the background. I have nothing to say negatively about this record. 10/10

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Tue May 02 2023
5

Relaxing, light, fun, pleasant.

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Mon May 08 2023
5

Give me all the Bossa Nova jazz

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Sun May 14 2023
5

I never tire of Girl from Ipanema. I've loved it from the time I first heard it on my transistor radio as a kid. AG's voice is so exotic and foreign. It's amazing that the single sat on the shelf for a year because the producer insisted on removing "Ipanema" from the title. These days, I have a better appreciation for Stan's warm saxophone solos. I'm sure a lot of jazz purists in '62 would have dissed him, comparing his mellow and simple sound unfavorably to Coltrane or Sonny Rollins, but it fits perfectly here. I've never been fond of male samba or bossanova singers (the Brazilians specifically) because their voices are a bit delicate for me, but again, it adds to the overall mood of the album.

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Sun May 14 2023
5

Was this the second or third album 1001 sent us that had The Girl From Ipanema? The male and female vocals on this version are excellent. It’s hard to believe this was the first time Astrud sang professionally. This album was made only five years after the bossa nova genre started. It’s hard for kids like us to have this perspective. The music on this album is very quiet but it moves. I like Steve Getz’a soft almost whispering sax on The Girl from Ipanema and a couple of other songs on this album.

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Tue May 23 2023
5

What a great album, I enjoyed this way more than expected going into it!

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Mon May 29 2023
5

Absolutely magnificent. Loved every moment.

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Tue Jun 06 2023
5

BL: Aware of this Getz/Gilberto project. I have “the girl from ipanema” on my playlist (the version off the deluxe issue with Astrid Gilberto featuring), so very excited to hear this record. AL: an excellent record. especially loved listening to this with headphones on and dolby atmos mixing. Getz gentle voice alongside Astruds apperances and the soulful yet gentle jazz backing from Getz & Gilberto, truly revolutionary stuff and still holds up in my opinion, as one of (if not the) best jazz album of all time. FT: "the girl from ipanema" "doralice" "corcovado" "Só Danço Samba" 5/5

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Sat Jun 10 2023
5

The band's wink is quiet, but proves subtle instead of weak well into the era of streaming through headphones. Getz/Gilberto is a small-space jazz album, but there still is space. The music works almost anywhere, provided it doesn't have to overwhelm anything. The opener contains the largest note of expected beauty, which flits around the rest of the tracks. Each offset just a bit, each suggesting the easiest of landings.

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Sat Jun 10 2023
5

Superbe musique d’ambiance, subtile. Une virtuosité qui ne cherche pas à se signaler, mais à célébrer la musique

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Tue Jun 13 2023
5

At first I was going to give this a really solid 4 because it was a really pleasant listen throughout and I especially liked the saxophone solos. However, after listening to it throughout the entire day, I realized that this was a rare jazz/bossa nova album that transcended simply ambient listening and became something I actively enjoyed for 40 minutes straight. Girl from Ipanema was a great start to the album and it kept up those good vibes throughout.

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Tue Jul 04 2023
5

If there was an essential bossa nova album this would be it. Or at least a very strong contender. Easy 5 stars. Especially the time of listening my city has been raining for the last 2 weeks. This brings Copacabana vibes and lifts the spirits somewhat.

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Tue Jul 04 2023
5

5 star from the first track! Again, Latin music is God sent!

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Wed Jul 05 2023
5

You know the phrase “music transcends language”? They were talking about this album. Just phenomenal. Peak Jazz.

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Wed Jul 19 2023
5

The whole reason anybody has even heard of bossa nova, and still blows every other record in the genre away

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Thu Jul 20 2023
5

Really cool album did not m ow about Stan Getz!

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Mon Jul 24 2023
5

Loved all of the beginning, the middle and was mixed about the end. It felt shorter

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Tue Jul 25 2023
5

Easy 5 stars, I love this album so much. Super chill and it transports you to a far away place, where the sun always shines and the beaches are always beautiful.

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Fri Jul 28 2023
5

Outstanding. What an incredible composer. Loved every note of this.

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Fri Jul 28 2023
5

Wow, a true classic that I still listen to every year.

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Wed Aug 02 2023
5

Muss man in der Tat gehört haben. 34 zu kurze Minuten Schönheit.

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Mon Aug 07 2023
5

Finally an album I know and love. This is na absolute classic and I don’t think I can describe the way it makes me feel. It’s just this overwhelming warmth and comfort it gives yet there’s so much melancholy in these melodies. My favorites - except for the obvious hits - are O Grande Amor (that sax tone!) and Para Machucar Meu Coracao. Also the cover art is perfect goes with the vibes of the album. If you’re completely new to this album - treat it as an entry point to the incredible wealth of Brazilian music. Go check out some of the albums by Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Jorge Ben Jor, Nara Leao… it’s really worth it. Oh and this album makes a great soundtrack to a romantic evening with your significant other.

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Sat Aug 12 2023
5

Two of my favorite people playing some of my favorite music? A great Friday for me !

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Mon Aug 14 2023
5

Sun drenched Sunday morning Brazilian jazz. Perfect with coffee on the terrace or sunset by the pool.

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Thu Aug 17 2023
5

One of my favorite jazz albums ever. So simple but has tons of feelings throughout. Put this on when making dinner with a glass of wine and dance

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Tue Aug 22 2023
5

J'ai tellement passé un bon moment, pas le choix. Stan getz fait vraiment mon type de jazz ! 5

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Tue Aug 22 2023
5

One of those perfect albums of sustained mood. I’d put in the same category as Disintegration even though they are miles apart musically. Probably the most perfect album for classy relaxing after a day of work. A musical drug. When I was a kid, I viscerally did not like the crass honking of certain saxophonists, and that led me—wrongly—to think I didn’t like the instrument itself. The playing on this album is so melodic, breathy, and tasteful, it has an erotic/narcotic flavor that I think only the saxophone could deliver. I never really got jazz, but I get this album. The lightly plucked bossa nova guitar provides the perfect pillowy backing for the saxophone, and the mildly intoned vocals. Everyone strives to set a certain tone and mood. And it succeeds perfectly.

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Mon Aug 28 2023
5

Girl from Ipanema is an absolute bop.

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Thu Aug 31 2023
5

Banger. The vibes are immaculate from beginning to end and this makes me wanna be a jet-setting business man from the 60's. Just livin life without a care in the world. As a former saxophonist, I appreciate both its role in instrumental pieces but even more so when it is used as a compliment to a singer's vocals. It's just not something you often see anymore. Stand out track: Corcovado

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Tue Sep 05 2023
5

Mmmmm, I'm loving all the samba and bossa nova. Just a lovely listen.

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Sat Sep 16 2023
5

Ah, se ela soubesse Que quando ela passa O mundo sorrindo se enche de graça E fica mais lindo por causa do amor Tall and tan and young and lovely The girl from Ipanema goes walking And when she passes, each one she passes goes ah When she walks she's like a samba that Swings so cool and sways so gently That when she passes, each one she passes goes ah Oh, but he watches her sadly How can he tell her he loves her? Yes, he would give his heart gladly But each day when she walks to the sea She looks straight ahead not at he Excellent sexy album. Why isnt sexy music more popular any more? 5/5

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Mon Sep 18 2023
5

Beautifully calming, Getz’s sax really stands out.

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Fri Sep 22 2023
5

Classic. Considered the album that popularized bossa nova. Astrud as well. Short and smooth. 4.5

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Sat Sep 23 2023
5

Listened to while studying, very chill nice jazz

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Tue Sep 26 2023
5

#51 of 1001: This album is a 5/5 for me. I'm a sucker for the sax, and Stan Getz plays one hell of a sax. This album is the embodiment of smooth, easy listening. Gilberto and Jobim are the kings of bossa nova, and Astrud's voice is an extremely welcome addition. Top 5 for me so far.

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Wed Sep 27 2023
5

I mean, how could I not give it 5 stars?

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Thu Oct 12 2023
5

Incredible discovery, such a unique vibe. Will surely listen again.

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Thu Oct 12 2023
5

one of the classic jazz albums of ALL TIME

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Sat Oct 14 2023
5

Such a great jazz album. The bossa nova tracks are so smooth.

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Wed Oct 18 2023
5

this is the coolest thing ever.

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Wed Oct 25 2023
5

"The Girl from Ipanema" is the one you know, but this whole album is the perfect soundtrack to a cold night.

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Wed Oct 25 2023
5

This is some coffee house, late night jazz bullshit, and I'm all for this. Very relaxed, melodic, beautifully composed.

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Wed Oct 25 2023
5

Love it. Smooth and soothing, great to have on in the background while I unwind from a hard day.

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Tue Oct 24 2023
5

One of the best Bossa albums for sure

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Fri Oct 27 2023
5

I absolutely love it!!! I never knew anything about this artist before today.❤️

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Tue Oct 24 2023
5

I love bossanova, and Girl From Ipanema is one of my all time favorites. I also really like how it’s recorded. Just a purely enjoyable record.

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Sun Oct 29 2023
5

I was given this album on a quiet weekend in fall. There could have been no better time. This album embodies the quiet morning of contemplation. Soft sweet voices, incredible saxophone, immaculate vibes. I will be returning to this one many times. My favorite track was the girl from impanema, the first version.

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Fri Nov 03 2023
5

This is what if feels like to be a cat and snuggle in a warm blanket.

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Fri Nov 03 2023
5

Great vibes. Just a lovely, sleepy, breezy hang.

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Sat Nov 04 2023
5

Great music. Never gets old.

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Mon Nov 06 2023
5

Que disco foda. É por muito uma das melhores experiências musicais do Brasil. 5/5

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Tue Nov 07 2023
5

Such a smooth and pleasant Bossa Nova record. Going on my must-have list!

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Thu Nov 09 2023
5

Really great, chill jazz music. It feels like elite/elevated versions of coffee shop music.

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Fri Nov 10 2023
5

Peak bossa nova, paar echt geweldige nummers erop. Het beginpunt als je deze muziek wilt luisteren, prachtige instrumentatie en mooie stemmen. Easy 5

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Tue Nov 14 2023
5

I loved this album! Its my first 5 star rated! I had heard 'The Girl from Ipanema' before but none of the others on this album - just such beautiful music and I can see myself coming back to this full album over and over! Fave track: The Girl from Ipanema (I had only heard the full English version before - I adored hearing the singing in Portuguese on this track and throughout the album)

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