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The Bossa Nova Years (The Girl from Ipanema) Box set


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Stan Getz, Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions

Verve Records announces a major find, a previously unreleased session of vintage work by Stan Getz, one of the giants of jazz history. Bossas and Ballads: The Lost Sessions was recorded in March, 1989, and produced by Getz's close friend Herb Alpert. Backing the celebrated saxophonist is his longtime partner, pianist Kenny ... Read more in Amazon's Stan Getz Store

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  • Audio CD (October 4, 1989)
  • Original Release Date: October 17, 1989
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • ASIN: B0000046W9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,379 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Desafinado
2. Samba Dees Days
3. The Duck
4. Samba Triste
5. One Note Samba
See all 15 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Sambalero
2. I Only Dance Samba
3. How Insensitive
4. O Morro Nao Tem Vez
5. Two Note Samba
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. The Girl From Ipanema
2. Doralice
3. To Hurt My Heart
4. Desafinado
5. Quiet Nights
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Quiet Nights
2. Young Lady
3. Once Again
4. Winter Moon
5. Do What You Do, Do
See all 10 tracks on this disc

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The sax and guitar play are superb, the vocals wonderful.
R. WESTBROOK
If you are looking for a start to the Jazz Bossa Nova movement Stan Getz, and this set is a great place to start.
Chad A. Lauterbach
If you find yourself hooked and yearning for more, go directly to this anthology it's worth the time and money.
"marleyscott"

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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By darragh o'donoghue on July 19, 2001
Format: Audio CD
There is a line here sung by Astrud Gilberto (from an American song, but never mind) - 'I feel so gay in a melancholy way' - that sums up for me the eternal appeal of bossa nova: beach music cooled with sadness that somehow seizes your tired soul, making it feel warm and happy.
This remarkable set - which, along with 'the Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook', is the only CD I intend to take to my desert island - contains the five prodigious bossa nova albums recorded by Stan Getz in the early 60s: 'Jazz Samba' (the still sparkle-fresh collaboration with Charlie Byrd that introduced bossa nova to the world); 'Big Band Bossa Nova' (a not always successful attempt to combine two mutually exclusive forms, but featuring two epic classics, 'Manha de Carnival' and 'Chega Suadade'); 'Jazz Samba Encore' (an otherworldly masterpiece with Luiz 'Black Orpheus' Bonfa and singer Maria Toldo); 'Getz/Gilberto' (my own treasured favourite, a matchless meeting of four great talents, Getz, Jobim, Joao and Astrud Gilberto) and 'Getz/Almeida' (a rigorous, last gasp jazz workout).
All the great classics are here - 'Desafinado' (will anyone ever spell this right?), 'Insensatez' (swoon), 'O Morro Nao Tem Vez', 'One note samba', 'The girl from Ipanema', 'Corcovado' etc. (you'll know them all even if you think you don't) - together with some less familiar delights. What is perhaps most exceptional is the way Getz adapts like a chameleon to the very different needs of his various collaborators, and yet still retains the distinctive, emotional sax genius we know and love.
There are some extra tracks included as well, including Getz's only collaboration with Baden-Powell, some live numbers with the Gilbertos, and an absolutely blissful, happysad 'It might as well be spring', the only track I've ever heard that actually DOES sound like spring.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Jack Dempsey on May 11, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Be fore-warned, if you simply buy the single Getz/Jobim cd (which Verve has recently re-mastered and re-packaged, you will be longing for more. So, cut to the chase and simply break down and make the investment from the start.
I don't know where to begin with this set. I've had it for years now, and have never grown the least bit weary of it.
This is perfect, beautiful, music for every facet of your life. Whether it's relaxing, lounging, sailing, "digging your toes in soft sand", "sunning while sipping fruity intoxics", intimacy, "driving along your favorite road, top down," or even "staring out the window at the rain" music.
In short, I love this set and all it offers. So too, will you, I wager. My favorite style of Getz, accompanied by Brazil's finest.
VERY, VERY worth it.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Chris Aubin on January 25, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I've had a copy of this wonderful collection in my possesion in one form or another for the last thirteen years. Once I finally threw out the tattered cassettes, I moved on to this four CD set. I can't praise it enough. It's not just the well known favorites like Girl From Ipanema or Desafinado, but the whole anthology. From the quiet tones of Corcovado to Stan's incredile blowing on So Danco Samba, there's something great on nearly every track. I'm only 31 and I've introduced this CD to the boom box on many occasions around my friends more accustomed to Pearl Jam or old Ozzy and the reaction has always been the same; "Is this elevator music?" But soon they hear the same passionate soul that nearly knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts in the mid '60s (read Phil Schaap's liner notes!) and realize that there's something special here and begin to really enjoy it. It's a warm Summer barbecue or any time you need to kick up your feet after a hard day at work with a cold drink. This is something with which to either complete or begin your samba collection.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Chad A. Lauterbach on October 6, 2000
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a 4 CD Box set of Stan Getz Samba Jazz. It has an amazing live version of the Girl from Ipanema. However, there are too many songs to list all the great ones. I honestly have listened to all 4 CD's back to back a number of times. If you love Stan Getz or Samba this is a must have, and will bring you endless enjoyment. If you are looking for a start to the Jazz Bossa Nova movement Stan Getz, and this set is a great place to start. Desafindo was (and is) a very popular song, and even hit the pop charts in it's original release. This is my favorite Stan Getz period.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "marleyscott" on January 10, 2001
Format: Audio CD
After having having foolishly traded away my vinyl copy, (origianlly released on 5 LP's) I was delighted to find this CD reissue. This is the only place to find Getz's entire Verve output of Samba and Bosa Nova recordings. The first disc is comprised of Getz's collaboration with the late great Jazz/Samba guitarist, Charlie Byrd and contains the classic Antonio Carlos Jobim compostion, Desafino. Disc two finds Getz in the company of Brizil's premier Samba vocalist Joao Gilberto. The combination of Getz's velvety smooth tenor and Gilberto's elegantly cool vocal stylings makes for an astonishing match made in Samba Heaven. Songs from this historic pairing include the highly recognizable The Girl From Impanema and the hypnotic Samba De Uma Nota So, (One Note Samba).
Disc three covers the Getz/Astrid Gilberto hits and includes the lovely Corcovado and It Might As Well Be Spring as well as the enormous international hit, The Girl From Impanema, (not to be confused with the Getz/Joao Gilberto version). This is the recording that put Bosa Nova on the map and caused a huge sensation from Brazil to Japan and all stops in between. As undeniably the biggest hit ever to come out of South America, The Girl From Impenema has been recorded by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald. The many other highlights found here include Getz in the company of an allstar jazz lineup on the Big Band Bosa Nova sides. While this may be too much material for the casual fan to digest, I suggest you begin with the Getz/Joao Gilberto album. If you find yourself hooked and yearning for more, go directly to this anthology it's worth the time and money.
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