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Jazz Samba Encore

Stan Getz, Luiz Bonfa, Stan Getz,luiz Bonfa,maria ToledoAudio CD
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listen  1. Sambalero [feat. Maria Helena Toledo]Luiz Bonfa 2:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Só Danço SambaLuiz Bonfa 3:36$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. InsensatezLuiz Bonfa 3:21$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. O Morro Nao Tem VezLuiz Bonfa 6:53$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Samba De Duas Notas (Two Note Samba) [feat. Maria Helena Toledo]Luiz Bonfa 4:18$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Menina Flor [feat. Maria Helena Toledo]Luiz Bonfa 4:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Mania De Maria [feat. Maria Helena Toledo]Luiz Bonfa 2:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Saudade Vem Correndo [feat. Maria Helena Toledo]Luiz Bonfa 3:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Um Abraco No Getz (A Tribute To Getz)Luiz Bonfa 4:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Ebony Samba (Alternate Take)Luiz Bonfa 4:33$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Ebony SambaLuiz Bonfa 3:48$1.29  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polygram Records/ Verve MGM
  • ASIN: B0000046WB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,278 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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71 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It will haunt you forever. July 19, 2001
Format:Audio CD
'Jazz Samba Encore' is a more muted affair than its predecessors 'Jazz Samba' and 'Big Band'. Although featuring both men, the emphasis is more on Luiz Bonfa than Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Bonfa's songs 'lack' Jobim's pop instincts, favouring a restrained, more groove-based effect, which can be quietly intoxicating, Getz's melancholy sax contributing to the mood. Even more upbeat songs like 'So Danco Samba', despite its title, are more of a late night shuffle than a beach monster.
The effect can be largely attributed to singer Maria Toledo, whose strangely disembodied voice haunts the songs. She is rarely the focus, floating in and out of the background like a presiding ghost. Even in a song she clearly dominates, such as 'Insensatez', a phantosmagoric quality makes her vanish into the precious sadness of this song which, with Jobim's understated, unbearably poignant piano, is surely the most beautiful ever written.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful
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Luiz Bonfa's playing is as beautiful as Stan Getz's playing is as good as Maria Toledo's singing. After several years I still can't get over how good these three are, and how beautiful each arrangement is - Antonio Carlos Jobim lent a hand with the arrangements and also appears on several tracks playing the piano in his distinct and most singinglike way. There are upbeat sambas as well as some incredibly moving slower tracks. Their version of "Insensatez" is, without doubt, the most beautiful ever recorded.
It's such a treat to hear such wonderful music!
Both Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfa as masterful "singers" of their instruments. Everything they play on this album is singable; and I give you my personal guarantee that they will give you goose bumps, make your eyes water, spine tingle. Maria Toledo's voice is one of a kind - powerful, with a dark but sensitive tone.
Writing these things now as I ponder the effect "Jazz Samba Encore" has had on me, I realise that I am in love with the album. Everything I could and would say about it will be written from the perspective of one dizzy and confused by his emotions. It is impossible for me to retain a cool, unaffected tone in my writing because of my feelings for the album. As a result, I risk hyperbole and sickly attempts to poeticize upon what really speaks for itself - sample the music, keeping in mind that the initial beauty that strikes you will continue as you come to know the album better and the subtleties reveal themselves. Everyone who hears this album loves this album.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of suinge! May 12, 2002
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Though I am very fond of the previous album, Jazz Samba, over time this one has edged it out. The first venture sometimes seems like disconnected pieces assembled into an album, whereas this Jazz Samba Encore has a sustained swing and drive that give it an overall all sense of direction and unity that Jazz Samba now lacks for me.
Also there is, in my estimation, more artistic balance on this album - Bonfa's playing and Toledo's singing are right there at Getz's level all the time, every time.
This is a superb effort, there isn't a slice of turkey on the entire album. Pure pleasure.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST have Master Piece August 19, 2002
By Serp Zi
Format:Audio CD
This album should get a rating of 6 in the scale of 5. Is incredible how a guitar, a saxophone can make exquisite harmony with the addition of just percussion and a bass. Master Bossa Nova masters Luiz Bonfa and Stan Getz leave a great legacy no other instrumental album in the history of Bossa Nova has done.
If you are a Bossa Nova, Jazz or guitar afficionado, this is a must have album. Luiz Bonfa, the one and only player that "makes a guitar sound like and orchetra by itself", proves to the world that he is indeed has earned the respect of his peers as the "one and only". I guarantee you, once you listen to this album, you will be looking for Luiz Bonfa music all over. I did.
And for Stan Getz, can someone else make a sax create moods of happiness, melancoly, sadness etc...
The combo of Getz and Bonfa is an incredible harmony of one master speaking to the other via their instruments.
I have heard nearly all Bossa Nova music and others alike. I highly recommend this album. Once you listen to it, you will be listening to it over and over. The guitar improvisation will make you think, "how in the world can someone play like this". And you will then be writing the next review like me in here.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another strong bossa nova release from Getz January 6, 2007
By Ben
Format:Audio CD
Jazz Samba Encore was the third album in a series of four releases of bossa nova music on the Verve label, all of them featuring Stan Getz playing the songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfa. This album is mainly a collaboration between Getz and Bonfa, and although the latter composer dominates proceedings, three of Jobim's songs are included, as well as his accompaniment on both guitar and piano on some of the tracks.

Not only is Bonfa a great songwriter, he is also an accomplished guitarist as he demonstrates on so many of the tracks here. His playing has a crisp and at times urgent feel on the faster numbers. Surprisingly, his most famous composition, Manha De Carnival was not included on the album. Also, Jobim's song Corcovado was present on the original LP as an instrumental, but is omitted from the CD. Instead we get a double take of Ebony Samba, one of the highlights of the album, so all is not lost.

As for the music, as one would expect it is just wonderful. It is rather different in feel and presentation to its purely instrumental predecessor, Jazz Samba, with JSE generally having a lighter and more joyous tone overall, but no less captivating. There is also the presence of Brazilian vocalist Maria Toledo. She tends to use her voice more as an instrument rather than the singing of lyrics. And with a slight echo added this gives an unusual haunting quality to some of these tracks. However, she does get to sing at least a full verse on one or 2 tracks, and one such example is Insensatez, one of the few melancholic songs included. The way this is performed is simply sublime, and worth the money of the CD alone. The great Stan Getz, of course is in excellent form as he was on Jazz Samba, and his sense of timing and use of phrasing is as immaculate as ever.
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This is special music. It was forged in Brazil by some very hip and talented young people and taken up by some hip and talented young people all over the world. Read more
Published 1 month ago by chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD and very well recorded
This is a great CD and if you're a fan of bossa nova, you'll not regret it. The recording is excellent and plays very well in my system. Read more
Published 5 months ago by timothy
5.0 out of 5 stars Bossa Nova
This is the freshest of the Sam Getz Bossa Nova albums. Some classics are instramental here. A must for those who love this style.
Published 11 months ago by Organic
3.0 out of 5 stars Great music but poor quality
I don't know why this remaster isn't any good; I find I have to keep my volume up real loud to get the sound right. This is a shame because this is really great music.
Published 11 months ago by jpha01
5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz Samba Encore
Opened new ways to Jazz and to the Brasilian music. I've been looking for the CD version since sometime. Introduced me to Getz many years ago
Published 11 months ago by Raul Esteves
5.0 out of 5 stars Stan Getz magnificient !!!!
This is as usual from stan getz a truly excellent recording and a especial recording made for lovers of jazz at their best
Published 12 months ago by suheil e. atallah
5.0 out of 5 stars These songs are also included on another CD
FYI, these 11 songs are included on a 4 CD set by Stan Getz. The box set is called: The Bossa Nova Years (The Girl from Ipanema). They are on CD number 2. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Synergistic One
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the original Jazz Samba
Sequels rarely satisfy like the original work. It's my guess that the music producers didn't really understand what it was about the original Jazz Samba that made it so special a... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Steven Onne
5.0 out of 5 stars Stan Getz master saxophonist
This cd illuminates Stan Getz's unique ability for musical phrasing on the saxophone whether playing a driving rhythm or a lilting melody.
Published 21 months ago by Harpo
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a diamond, but still a gem...
Of the five "proper" Stan Getz Bossa Nova albums (Jazz Samba, Getz/Gilberto, Getz/Almeida, Big Band Bossa and this) I would rank Jazz Samba Encore! as the fourth best of the bunch. Read more
Published on August 19, 2011 by hannibalsmith
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