Sunday, 21 March 2010

Will you go "Ahhh!" too?

The "Girl From Ipanema" album. Few albums can match this one for pure listening pleasure on a warm, lazy Sunday afternoon. Go on, try it. Just put on the music and relax....

Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) and Joao Gilberto (guitar, vocals), featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim (piano) with Tommy Williams (bass), Milton Banana (drums) and Astrud Gilberto (vocals). Recorded 18-19 Mar 1963 at A&R Studios, New York City.

An historic photo: Joao Gilberto (guitar) on the left, Antonio Carlos Jobim (piano) in the centre and Stan Getz (tenor sax) on the right
Tracks: The Girl From Ipanema, Doralice, Para Machuchar Meu Coracao, Desafinado (Off Key), Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars), So Danco Samba, O Grande Amor, Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer). Bonus tracks: The Girl From Ipanema (45rpm issue), Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) (45rpm issue)


stephen said...

I fully agree!! what a great album to spin on a sunday evening.
Alas, I have only the CD version. Corcovado- it is my favourite

Stan Getz- a legend

Another is Linda Ronstadt singing songs from south of the border.

Have a great evening SS. How I envy you!!

Quah, Seng-Sun said...

Stephen, mine is only the CD version too. I missed the chance to buy the vinyl record from Tower Record in Penang before it closed down.