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Editors’ Notes

It was a recipe for greatness: American tenor saxophonist Stan Getz jamming with the architects of bossa nova—Brazilian guitarist/singer João Gilberto and pianist/composer Antônio Carlos Jobim—for this landmark 1964 session. Sensuous and spellbinding from start to finish, the GRAMMY®-winning recording served as bossa nova’s passport to the world. Gems like “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Corcovado” were sung with breezy, bilingual elegance by Astrud Gilberto in her star-making debut.


Born: February 2, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

One of the all-time great tenor saxophonists, Stan Getz was known as "The Sound" because he had one of the most beautiful tones ever heard. Getz, whose main early influence was Lester Young, grew to be a major influence himself and to his credit he never stopped evolving. Getz had the opportunity to play in a variety of major swing big bands while a teenager due to the World War II draft. He was with Jack Teagarden (1943) when he was just 16, followed by stints with Stan Kenton (1944-1945), Jimmy...
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