Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd : Jazz Samba

Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd : Jazz Samba


Stan Getz (tenor sax), Charlie Byrd (guitar), Gene Byrd (guitar, bass), Keter Betts (bass), Buddy Deppenschmidt, Bill Reichenbach (drums, percussion)

Verve 8432

Analogue Productions : 2 LPs 200 gram (45rpm)

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Desafinado
A2 - Samba Dees Days
B1 - O Pato
B2 - Samba Triste
C1 - Samba de Uma Nota So
C2 - E Luxo S6
D1 - Behia (aka Baia)
D2 - Desafinado

Recorded on February 13, 1962, at Studio Pierce Hall, All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C.

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

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl at Quality Record Pressings.