Personnel: Stan Getz (tenor saxophone); Stan Getz ; Maria Toledo (vocals); Gene Byrd, Helio Delmiro, Jim Hall, Luiz Bonf , Oscar Castro-Neves (guitar); Lewis Eley, Julius Held, Leo Kruczek, Joseph Malignaggi, Louis Stone, Louis Haber, Bernard Eichen, Raoul Poliakin, Gene Orloff, Irving Spice, Paul Gershman, Emanuel Green, Harry Lookofsky (violin); Abe Kessler, Charles McCracken , Harvey Shapiro , George Ricci (cello); Raymond Beckenstein (flute, piccolo, clarinet); Romeo Penque (flute, piccolo, bass clarinet); Jerome Richardson (flute, piccolo); Jerry Sanfino, Leo Wright (flute); Eddie Caine (alto flute); Babe Clarke (clarinet); Doc Severinsen, Bernie Glow (trumpet); Clark Terry (flugelhorn); Joseph Singer, Ray Alonge (French horn); Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green (trombone); Tony Studd (bass trombone); Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone); Hank Jones , Joao Donato, C‚sar Camargo Mariano (piano); Paulo Ferreira, Bill Reichenbach , Jose (Bigorna) Carlos, Buddy Deppenschmidt, Claudio Slon , Johnny Rae, Milton Banana, Paulinho Braga (drums); Jose Paulo (tambourine); Dom Um Romao, Bobby Rosengarden (percussion); Antonio Carlos Jobim (vocals, guitar, piano); Joao Gilberto (vocals, guitar); Elis Regina, Astrud Gilberto (vocals); Charlie Byrd (guitar).
Liner Note Author: Brian Priestly.
Recording information: A&R Studios, New York, NY (02/08/1962-03/09/1974); MGM Studios, Los Angeles, CA (02/08/1962-03/09/1974); New York, NY (02/08/1962-03/09/1974); Pierce Hall, All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington DC (02/08/1962-03/09/1974); RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA (02/08/1962-03/09/1974); Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (02/08/1962-03/09/1974); Webster Hall, New York, NY (02/08/1962-03/09/1974).
Photographer: Chuck Stewart.
Arrangers: Antonio Carlos Jobim; Claus Ogerman; Gary McFarland.
During the 1960's, in large part because of his collaborations with Brazilian musician and songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz became one of jazz's top sellers and helped to unleash a craze for bossa nova in North America. THEIR GREATEST HITS brings together all the best collaborations between Jobim and Getz, including the famous "Girl From Impanema" (featuring Astrud Gilberto on vocals), "Desafinado," and "Insensatez." Occasionally, Jobim's reedy voice appears, as do the lilting guitars of Charlie Byrd and Joao Gilberto, but the show belongs to Jobim's songwriting and Getz's cool, reflective saxophone. THEIR GREATEST HITS is classic material.