Stan Getz, Laurindo Almeida – Stan Getz with Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (1963/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Stan Getz, Laurindo Almeida – Stan Getz with Guest Artist Laurindo Almeida (1963/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 32:13 minutes | 1,29 GB
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Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Saxophone Jazz  | Label: © The Verve Music Group
Recorded: Trakcs 2, 5, 6 recorded on March 21, 1963; #1, 3, 4 on March 22, 1963 at Webster Hall, New York City

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. –Richard S. Ginell 

1 Menina Moca (Young Lady) 5:45
2 Outra Vez (Once Again) 6:45
3 Winter Moon 5:15
4 Do What You Do, Do 4:31
5 Samba Da Sahra (Sahra’s Samba) 4:57
6 Maracatu-Too 5:00

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)