This album is a reissue of the original released in 1977 by the Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto (Bahia, 1940). In the 70's Astrud was dedicated to satisfy her creative and commercial sense, not only interpretive, and performed various topics midway of Brazilian music, pop and jazz. Among them, 'Far away', which features the voice and trumpet of Chet Baker. Overall in this recording Astrud again feel comfortable with her pop-bossa sound.
This five-LP box set (which has been reissued on CD) contains nearly all of Stan Getz's classic bossa nova sessions, five wonderful yet diverse LPs (Jazz Samba, Big Band Bossa Nova, Jazz Samba Encore, Stan Getz/Laurindo Almedia, and Getz/Gilberto). The cool-toned tenor is heard on his groundbreaking collaboration with guitarist Charlie Byrd (which resulted in the best-selling "Desafinado"), is showcased with a big band arranged by Gary McFarland (introducing "No More Blues" and "One Note Samba"), stars in recordings with guitarists Laurindo Almeida and Luiz Bonfa, and is heard at the famous meeting with composer/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim, guitarist João Gilberto, and singer Astrud Gilberto, which resulted in the major hit "The Girl From Ipanema." This essential set finishes off with three previously unissued performances from a 1964 Carnegie Hall Concert, concluding with a remake of "The Girl From Ipanema." These recordings stand as proof that it is possible for good music to sell.
Katie Derham travels to Rio de Janeiro (where her father was born) to explore the story behind Brazil's most famous and enduring song. Written in 1962 by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes, with a later English translation by Norman Gimbel, The Girl from Ipanema defines the moment Brazil charmed the world stage with a laidback song about a haunting woman.
Item of the record collection 'Saludos amigos' of the label 'Srabandas', focused on the dissemination of Latin music and in this CD in particular in Brazilian music. With a total of 17 items are in this time singers like Joao and Astrud Gilberto, Maria Creuza, Toquinho and Vinicius de Moraes accompanied by musicians as the samef Joao Gilberto, Stan Getz, Gary Buton and Kenny Burrell.
Outstanding female vocals and excellent Jazz, Latin and Bossa Nova. This disc features outstanding tunes penned by the likes of A.C. Jobim, Kenny Dorham and Chick Corea. An absolute MUST HAVE for jazz fans! Great sound quality!A fine interpreter of lyrics, Eden Atwood has started out strong with her three Concord recordings. Raised in Montana, Atwood studied drama and musical theater at college but became interested in jazz and at 19 she began singing locally. Although she worked as a model and an actress, Atwood has focused her attentions on singing; she made her debut in New York in 1992 and sings in a style somewhere between jazz and cabaret.