Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto ’76 (Limited Edition 180g Vinyl LP)


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Stan Getz And Joao Gilberto Getz/Gilberto ’76 on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP

Newly Discovered Unearthed Classic of Never-Before-Released Music Recorded in May 1976!

Follow-Up Album to the Biggest Selling Bossa Nova Record of All Time, the Grammy Award-WinningGetz/Gilberto (1964) & Getz/Gilberto #2 (1966)

Just over 50 years after the release of João Gilberto’s and Stan Getz’s classic Grammy-winning album Getz/Gilberto(1964), and its sequel Getz/Gilberto #2 (1966, both on Verve Records), Resonance Records proudly announcesGetz/Gilberto ’76, set for release in February 2016. Getz/Gilberto ’76 is an instant classic collection of never-before-released recordings captured May 11-16, 1976 at the legendary San Francisco jazz club Keystone Korner, showcasing the legendary Brazilian singer, guitarist and composer João Gilberto, accompanied by the saxophone icon Stan Getz and his rhythm section of pianist Joanne Brackeen, bassist Clint Houston and drummer Billy Hart.

These recordings were made during Gilberto’s and Getz’s weeklong engagement at the Keystone, which took place nearly 12 years after the release of their initial award-winning album. The first Getz/Gilberto album sold over one million copies and almost single-handedly launched the bossa nova craze in America and around the world. It’s been said that the hit single off that album, “The Girl From Ipanema,” is the second most recorded song of all time, behind only “Yesterday” by the Beatles. The 1976 Keystone engagement represents one of the very few times this famed duo reunited after their initial creative collaboration in 1962, and according to the club’s founder and owner Todd Barkan, this engagement was Gilberto’s first public performance after a four year hiatus.

The famed jazz club Keystone Korner, located in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, opened its doors in 1972 and operated until 1983. The Keystone hosted an impressive roster of jazz greats, among them Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and many, many others. Barkan captured on tape live performances by the greats who appeared at the Keystone, collecting a virtual goldmine of archival treasures.

In 2011, producer Zev Feldman and the founder/president of Resonance Records, George Klabin, collaborated with Barkan to release a few of those gems on the Resonance label. After several years of patient relationship building, Barkan shared one of his most prized recordings with Resonance, tapes documenting a week of performances by the Stan Getz Quartet with special guest João Gilberto from May of 1976. These tapes are truly the “crown jewels” of Barkan’s archives, and represent one of the few times in their careers that Getz and Gilberto collaborated. Recognizing the significance of this special engagement, Feldman and Klabin made it their mission to finally share these recordings with music lovers for the first time.

Getz/Gilberto ’76 begins with Stan Getz introducing João Gilberto as “the most individual singer of our time — a true originator” and muses over how “a performer, so gifted, one of the true greats in music should be so hesitant about public appearance, is just one of those mysteries. But he’s here this week.” The album begins with “É Preciso Perdoar'” followed by the popular Jobim compositions “Águas de Março” (Waters of March) and “Retrato em Branco e Preto.” The 13-song album includes such bossa nova favorites as “Chega de Saudade,” “Doralice” and “Eu Vim da Bahia.”

With these songs, Gilberto and Getz seduce the audience with their incomparable artistry. The passage of time has only served to underscore the magnitude of what they achieved, first in the ’60s and then here, ten years later at the Keystone in their rare joint appearance. Steve Getz nicely summarizes this album: “This recording is a jewel; it’s a demonstration of the natural musical chemistry between João and my father. And it’s particularly fine that they were able to make this recording with Joanne Brackeen, Clint Houston and Billy Hart, my father’s stellar sidemen of the day, in a restrained but relaxed backing of the Brazilian master.”

Getz/Gilberto ’76 also includes an accompanying booklet featuring essays by producers Feldman and Barkan, Stan Getz’s son Steve Getz, author and jazz authority James Gavin, as well as interviews with Brackeen, Hart and bossa nova legend Carlos Lyra. The deluxe gatefold LP features striking photos from Tom Copi, and a beautiful painting (“Equilibrium Verde”) by the late celebrated Puerto Rican abstract expressionist artist Olga Albizu graces the cover. Her paintings also appeared on the album covers for the original Getz/Gilberto and Getz/Gilberto #2 releases and Getz and Charlie Byrd’s first Brazilian-music collaboration, Jazz Samba (1962).

• Limited Edition first pressing of 2,000
• 180 gram vinyl at 33 1/3 RPM by RTI
• Gatefold LP includes booklet with essays & unpublished photographs
• Mastered by legendary engineer Bernie Grundman

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 35 × 35 × 5 cm




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