Stan Getz And Joao Gilberto Getz/Gilberto on Japanese Import SHM-SACD
Released on Verve Records in 1964, Getz/Gilberto, produced by label head Creed Taylor, was an international sensation, altering the direction of jazz, pop and the samba itself. It became the focus of a huge bossa nova craze, bringing together Stan Getz (tenor saxophone), with Brazilian stars Joao Gilberto (guitar/vocals) and Antonio Carlos Jobim (composer/pianist), who wrote and co-wrote six of the original eight tracks on the album, as well as Joao’s young wife Astrud Gilberto, who was not scheduled to contribute to the album.
When Astrud was spontaneously asked to sing new English lyrics to “The Girl From Ipanema,” her charming, sultry vocals made all the difference. “The Girl From Ipanema” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart and went to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Astrud is also featured on “Corcovado.” Other bossa nova classics on the album include “Só Danço Samba,” “Vivo Sonhando,” “O Grande Amor” and “Desafinado.” Backing the main artists here is the Brazilian rhythm section ofSebastiao Neto (bass) and Milton Banana (drums).
In 1965, at the seventh annual Grammy Awards, Getz/Gilberto was the first jazz album to win a Grammy for Album Of The Year, while “The Girl From Ipanema” won Record of the Year. Getz/Gilbertoalso won Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. The album’s engineering award was also the first Grammy for the late, legendary Phil Ramone, who recorded the album at his renowned A&R Recording studio.
Getz/Gilberto’s wildly addictive charm proved that the bossa nova had legs - that the infectious syncopated rhythm could be leveraged as easily as the blues to captivate listeners, and forever making an everlasting impact on the world of jazz.
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high resolution format such as SACD.
• 2-channel Single Layer SACD
• Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file
• Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection
• Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes
• This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player