Kind of cool on a beach – Getz / Gilberto

The classic of the cool generation.

Getz / Gilberto

Getz Gilberto

Stan Getz on tenor sax
João Gilberto, singer songwriter and guitar
Antonio Carlos Joabim on piano
Tommy Williams on bass
Milton Banana on drums
Astrud Gilberto on vocals

Verve Records


1   The Girl From Ipanema


Vocals – Astrud Gilberto
2   Doralice 2:43
3   Para Machucar Meu Coração 5:04
4   Desafinado (Off Key) 4:12
5   Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) 4:13
6   Só Danço Samba 3:43
7   O Grande Amor 5:25
8   Vivo Sohando (Dreamer) 2:54
9   The Girl From Ipanema (45 RPM Issue) 2:46
10   Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) (45 RPM Issue) 2:20

I personally own a few copies of this album on vinyl, regular black vinyl, stereo, mono. Two versions of this album exist on Super Audio CD ( S A C D ), on either, the recording comes to life. This listened to copy is the single layer SACD with the two 45 single versions of Girl from Ipanema.

“Antonio Carlos Jobim, considered as the primary force behind the creation of the Bossa Nova style of Brazilian music, his songs have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists, both within Brazil and across the world.” 
The Girl From Ipanema starts off with the guitar and quiet vocal sung in its own inimitable way. Enter Astrud Gilberto and the English lyrics.