Astrud Gilberto Compact Jazz: Astrud Gilberto

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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1987
  • Label: Polygram Records

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.The Girl From Ipanema
  • Buy for $1.292.Agua de Beber
  • Buy for $0.993.Once I Loved
  • Buy for $0.994.Goodbye Sadness (Tristeza)
  • Buy for $0.995.Meditation
  • Buy for $0.996.Berimbau
  • Buy for $0.997.It Might as Well Be Spring
  • Buy for $0.998.O Morro (Nao Tem Vez)
  • Buy for $1.299.Summer Samba (Samba de Verao)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
  • Buy for $1.2911.Dindi
  • Buy for $0.9912.Take Me to Aruanda
  • Buy for $0.9913.Felicidade
  • Buy for $0.9914.Only Trust Your Heart
  • Buy for $0.9915.Beach Samba
  • Buy for $0.9916.How Insensitive

Product Description:

Personnel: Astrud Gilberto (vocals); Joao Gilberto (vocals, guitar); Antonio Carlos Jobim (guitar, piano); Kenny Burrell (guitar); Dom Um Romao (berimbau); Bud Shank (flute, alto saxophone); Stan Getz (tenor saxophone); Stu Williamson (trumpet); Milt Bernhart (trombone); Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone); Joao Donato (piano); Walter Wanderley (organ); Gary Burton (vibraphone); Claudio Slon , Joe Hunt , Milton Banana (drums); Bobby Rosengarden (percussion).
Audio Remasterers: Dennis Drake; Mark Wilder.
Liner Note Author: James Isaacs.
Recording information: Cafe Au Gogo, NY; Englewood Cliffs, NJ; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Gil Evans; Joao Donato; Marty Paich.
Arrangers: Don Sebesky; Marty Paich.
Brazilian bossa nova princess Astrud Gilberto's entry in Verve's extensive Compact Jazz series of reissues is one of the best of her many compilations. COMPACT JAZZ focuses on her jazzier early work with Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto instead of her later, more pop-oriented solo records. The 16-track collection leans towards sambas, and bossa novas, though it also includes the occasional jazz standard such as "It Might As Well Be Spring," performed in Gilberto's "desafinado" (deliberately slightly off-pitch) vocal style. Her deadpan, childlike voice is one of the most unique and impressive in jazz, and COMPACT JAZZ displays it like a rare jewel. Selections range from her classic debut. "The Girl From Ipanema," through such Brazilian gems as "Berimbau," "Summer Samba," and "Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)" and the gorgeous closer, "How Insensitive."

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  • Sales Rank: 57,290
  • UPC: 042283136922
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