Stan Getz, Laurindo Almeida – Stan Getz with Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (1963/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]
Stan Getz with Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (1963/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 32:13 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Bossa Nova, Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | Source: ProStudioMasters
Stan Getz With Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida is an album by American saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist Laurindo Almeida, recorded in 1963 and originally issued on Verve as V/V6-8665.
Three weeks after completing his meeting with Luiz Bonfá and only two days after the epochal Getz/Gilberto sessions, Stan Getz was back in the studio recording more bossa nova. Producer Creed Taylor was obviously striking while the iron was hot, getting in as many Brazilian sessions as he could, yet the quality of the music-making remained consistently marvelous. Continuing his practice of running through one star guitarist after another, this time Getz has Laurindo Almeida as the designated rhythm man, featured composer, and solo foil. The rhythm section is an authentically swinging mixture of American sidemen (including Steve Kuhn on piano and George Duvivier on bass) and Brazilian percussionists. Almeida didn’t like to improvise, so his solos stay close to the tunes, inflected with a perfectly matched feeling for the groove along with classical poise. Jobim’s “Outra Vez” is a particularly lovely example of Getz’s freedom and effortless lyricism contrasted against Almeida’s anchored embroidering. Sessions like these might have been seen as cashing in on the boom at the time, yet in the long view, one should be thankful that these musicians were recording so much cherishable material.
01 – Menina Moca (Young Lady)
02 – Once Again (Outra Vez)
03 – Winter Moon
04 – Do What You Do Do
05 – Samba Da Sahra (Sahra’s Samba)
06 – Maracatu-Too
Tracks 2, 5, 6 recorded on March 21, 1963; #1, 3, 4 on March 22, 1963.
Stan Getz – tenor saxophone
Laurindo Almeida – guitar
George Duvivier – bass
José Paulo, Luiz Parga – percussion
Dave Bailey, Edison Machado, Jose Soorez – drums
Steve Kuhn – piano (#6)