Stan Getz & Laurindo Almeida

Stan Getz & Laurindo Almeida

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Stan Getz (tenor sax), Laurindo Almeida (guitar), Steve Kuhn (piano), George Duvivier (bass), José Paulo, Luiz Parga (percussion), Dave Bailey, Edison Machado, Jose Soorez (drums)

Verve 8665

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

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A1 - Menina Moça (Young Lady)
A2 - Once Again (Outra Vez)
A3 - Winter Moon
B1 - Do What You Do, Do
B2 - Samba Da Sahra
B3 - Maracatu-Too

Recorded on March 21-22, 1963 at Webster Hall in New York City.

Three weeks after completing his meeting with Luiz Bonfá and only two days after the epochal Getz/Gilberto sessions, Stan Getz was back in the studio recording more bossa nova. Producer Creed Taylor was obviously striking while the iron was hot, getting in as many Brazilian sessions as he could, yet the quality of the music-making remained consistently marvelous.

Continuing his practice of running through one star guitarist after another, this time Getz has Laurindo Almeida as the designated rhythm man, featured composer, and solo foil. The rhythm section is an authentically swinging mixture of American sidemen (including Steve Kuhn on piano and George Duvivier on bass) and Brazilian percussionists. Almeida didn't like to improvise, so his solos stay close to the tunes, inflected with a perfectly matched feeling for the groove along with classical poise. Jobim's “Outra Vez" is a particularly lovely example of Getz's freedom and effortless lyricism contrasted against Almeida's anchored embroidering. Sessions like these might have been seen as cashing in on the boom at the time, yet in the long view, one should be thankful that these musicians were recording so much cherishable material

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 Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com

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